Rae Mansfield is the Associate Director of Honors Scholarship and Curriculum for the Honors College at UMass Lowell.

Rae Mansfield, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Honors Scholarship and Curriculum

Honors College
Honors College, Climate Change Initiative
O’Leary 303

Research Interests

Public history and interdisciplinary research, popular entertainment, burlesque, film studies, Queer theory and performance, cultural policy and arts funding, North American academic culture, and standards of academic integrity


  • B.A., Theater and Rhetoric, Bates College
  • M.A / Ph.D. Drama, Tufts University


Rae Mansfield oversees the Office of National Scholarships and the Honors Thesis / Project process, and is Faculty-in-Residence for the Commonwealth Honors Living Learning Community. Rae is also a playwright, a theatre technician, faculty advisor for the Off-Broadway Players student theatre group, and co-founder of Theatre for Lifelong Learning.

Teaching Philosophy

University experiences in and out of traditional classrooms facilitate students’ realization of their ability to effect real-world change from creation to collaboration and implementation.