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Marie Mullaney and Steve Adubato
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History professor Marie Mullaney, Ph.D. is a guest on “Think Tank with Steve Adubato” to talk about teaching women’s history at the university level today.  Mullaney stresses the importance of celebrating women’s history all year long and explains how she incorporates the stories of trailblazing women in her different history classes.  In addition to teaching specialized courses in women’s history itself, Mullaney includes women’s history in the courses she teaches on: History of New Jersey, African American History, History of Catholics in America,  History of the Catholic Church, History of Hispanics in America, Recent American History and other basic courses in American history and western civilization.

Mullaney, who was a contributor to the book “Past and Promise– Lives of New Jersey Women’ by the Women’s Project of New Jersey Inc., as well as the author of numerous other publications on the history of women, says there is need in history classes to include more of the stories of women religious who have made enormous contributions to the foundation of the U.S. including many sisters who started schools (like Caldwell University) and hospitals.  Mullaney, a historian, believes it is important to raise awareness of the pioneering work of these sisters and bring that into history classes.   She also talked about the history of holidays created by women.  

Mullaney says it is important to note the dedication of many mothers over the past year during the pandemic, sacrificing, holding their families together while working from home and making sure their children are being educated. 

Broadcast schedule: 

Saturday, June 26, 2021 

NJ PBS, 8:30 a.m. 

Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 27, 2021  

NJ PBS, 8:30 a.m.

News 12+, 10:30 a.m.

NJ PBS, 11:30 a.m.

WHYY, 11:30 a.m.

Monday, June 28, 2021 

News 12 +, 10 p.m.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

NJ PBS, 5:30 a.m. 

This program will also be available on, Steve Adubato’s YouTube channel,,, the Thirteen Explore app and the NJ PBS app.