Interim Vice Provost & Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Lynn Mahoney, PhD, joined California State University, Long Beach in August 2008 after serving as the Associate Provost for Integrative Learning and Vice President for Student Affairs at Purchase College, State University of New York.
A tenured member of the faculty, she served in a variety of leadership roles, including Director of Liberal Studies and Director of the Advising Center. She successfully implemented a first-year seminar program, a common summer reading program and integrated the services of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to enhance student success.
Dr. Mahoney received her bachelor's degree in American Studies from Stanford University and her PhD in History from Rutgers University. She is the author of Elizabeth Stoddard and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Culture and has lectured extensively on the construction of whiteness in the US and the construction of gender globally. Dr. Mahoney has served as a retention and academic advising consultant for a variety of institutions.