Mary S. Hartman

Founder and Senior Scholar – Institute for Women’s Leadership

Rutgers University

Mary S. Hartman is the founder and senior scholar of the Institute for Women’s Leadership.  She served as dean of Douglass College, the college for women at Rutgers, from 1982 to 1994.  In that role, she initiated a number of nationally recognized programs for women including the Douglass project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering; the Center for Women’s Global Leadership; the Laurie New Jersey Chair in Women’s Studies; and the Institute for Women’s Leadership.  Professor Hartman is the author or editor of numerous publications, including: Talking Leadership: Conversations with Powerful Women,  editor, and introduction (Rutgers Press, 1999); Gender, Household and Power: A Subversive View of Western History (Cambridge University Press 2004); Victorian Murderesses: A True History of thirteen French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes (Schocken Books 1977); and Clio’s Consciousness Raised: New Perspective on the History of Women, editor (Harper & Row, 1974).