Professor Jane Scimeca

Biography:  Jane Scimeca teaches at Brookdale Community College where she holds the rank of Professor of History.  She earned a Master Degree in History and Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Rutgers University. Prof. Scimeca teaches a variety of courses including Women’s History, World Civilization I and II, and New Jersey History. Her publishing credits include the article, “Pink is the New Red, White and Blue” in the Asbury Park Press (March 2017), the upcoming article “The Price of Liberty is Maternal Vigilance: Understanding Women’s Political Engagement Since the 2016 Election”, several ancillary texts for Houghton-Mifflin Publishers. She is also a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of New Jersey.

Her area of academic interest is Women’s History. Prof. Scimeca developed the curriculum for Brookdale Community College first course in the Women’s History in 1995 and collaborated to develop Brookdale’s Women’s Studies Program. Over the last 25 years she has taught hundreds of students about the history of women in America.

Prof. Scimeca speaks frequently on campus as well as in the community on topics in Women’s History.

Prof. Scimeca hosts a podcast, New Books in Women’s History, a podcast channel on the New Books Network.

Some of her past community lectures on Women’s History include the following:

Professor Scimeca may be reached by email at