Dean Massengill has specific responsibility for curriculum and assessment. She supports the committee on Course of Study, represents the College on the Data Management Advisory Group, and works closely with academic departments, programs, and individual faculty members on the development of curricular proposals for new and enhanced offerings. In the coming year, Dean Massengill will serve as a staff member for the president’s strategic planning task force on general education and will help implement any recommendations that have implications for undergraduate education at Princeton.
Prior to coming to West College, Rebekah Massengill was the Director of Studies at Mathey College, working closely with faculty academic advisers, peer academic advisers, and departmental faculty members to advise and support Mathey students in diverse plans of academic study. Prior to her work in the residential colleges, she held teaching positions at both Princeton (in the Princeton Writing Program and the Sociology department) and Swarthmore College (Sociology and Anthropology). She received a B.A. in political science from Davidson College, an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton. She is the author of numerous articles and chapters that explore culture and inequality, as well as the book Wal-Mart Wars: Moral Populism in the 21st Century, which was published by NYU Press in 2013.