Jennifer Jackman


Professional Details

Title Professor
Department Political Science
Office Meier Hall 333B
Phone 978.542.2241
Email jennifer.jackman@salemstate.edu
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

CIV 501 Directed Field Experience in Civic Engagement
POL 201 Introduction to American Politics
POL 219 Introduction to Public Policy
POL 303 Grassroots Politics
POL 312 American State and Local Government
POL 315 Public Administration
POL 318 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
POL 319 Public Policy Analysis
POL 331 Issues in American Politics and Policy
POL 333 Gender, Law and Policy
POL 500 Directed Study in Political Science
POL 520 Internship in Politics
POL 600H Honors Directed Study in Political Science

Professional Biography

Jennifer Jackman, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Salem State University. She joined the faculty in 2008. She teaches courses in American politics, policy, and law.  Her background includes advocacy and scholarship in the areas of animal protection, human dimensions of wildlife, women’s rights, human rights and civic engagement. For decades, she worked for women's rights organizations at the local, state and national level.  She worked in Kabul as the Research and Policy Advisor for the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. She also has taught at Westfield State College and Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

Professor Jackman is the Intern Coordinator for Political Science. She currently serves on the Salem State University's Civic Engagement Committee, Frederick Berry Institute for Politics Advisory Board, and on the university's Earth Day Planning Committee. She is the co-founder of the Human Dimensions of Wildlife Unit of the Bates Center for Public Affairs. In 2013, she was inducted into the Salem State University Civic Engagement Hall of Fame and Phi Kappa Phi Society. She is the Advisor for the Pre-Law Society. In 2012, she received the "Advisor of the Year" award for her work with the Political Science Academy. In addition to her Salem State University responsibilities, she teaches a graduate seminar each year in public policy analysis and mentors students at the Center for Animals and Public Policy at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She also served on Gloucester's Animal Advisory Committee.

Jackman received her Ph.D. in social policy from Brandeis University and later earned a M.S. in animals and public policy from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. She received her B.A. in government from Smith College.

Professional Interests

Professor Jackman currently leads a collaborative research project on the attitudes of voters, commercial fishers and tourists toward seals and sharks on Cape Cod. The study, which is funded by Woods Hole Sea Grant, is a partnership among University of Massachusetts-Boston, Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy, Center for Coastal Studies, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, and Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance. In 2016, she led a study of attitudes toward seals among voters, recreational anglers and tourists on Nantucket in collaboration with Professors Shelly Sweeney (Healthcare Studies) and K.C. Bloom (SMS). From 2005 to 2012, she conducted research on attitudes toward coyotes on Cape Cod.

Professor Jackman's research interests include:

Animals and public policy

Attitudes toward wildlife

Relationship between social movements and political institutions

State wildlife policies related to large carnivores

Ballot measures

Marine wildlife

Gender gap in attitudes and voting

Online education

Experiential learning and civic engagement

Responsibilities

I teach the following courses:

POL101 Introduction to Political Science 

POL201 Introduction to American Politics

POL219 Introduction to Public Policy

POL291 Introduction to Political Science Research Methods

POL303 Grassroots Politics 

POL312 American State and Local Government

POL315 Public Administration 

POL318 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

POL319 Public Policy Analysis

POL329 Wildlife and Public Policy

POL331 Issues in American Politics and Policy (Variable Topics: Science, Politics and Public Policy, Wildlife and Public Policy, and Voting Rights)

POL333 Gender, Law and Policy 

FYPO First Year Seminar (Animals & Society)

POL500 Directed Study

POL520 Internship in Politics

My courses often include moot court, public meeting, and congressional hearing simulations, debates, guest speakers, and partnerships with non-profit organizations. 

Selected Publications

Jackman, J., Bettencourt, L., Vaske, J., Sweeney, M., Bloom, K., Rutberg, A., & Brook, B. (2018). Conflict and consensus in stakeholder views of seal management on Nantucket Island, MA, USA. Marine Policy 95, 166-173. 

Jackman, J. & Way, J. (2018). Once I found out: Awareness of and attitudes toward coyote hunting policies in Massachusetts.  Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 23:2.

Jackman, J. and Rutberg, A. (2015). Shifts in attitudes toward Coyotes on the urbanized East Coast: The Cape Cod Experience, 2005-2012.” Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 20:4, 333-348.

Jackman, J. (2015). Endangered species, habitat protection, and politics. American Political Culture: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Jackman, J., Chenault, T. G. & J. Winkler. (2015). Bringing organizations back in: Perspectives on service learning, community partnership, and democratic thinking in a voter engagement project. Partnerships: A Journal of Service Learning and Community Engagement, 6:1, 77-99.

Jackman, J. (2012). Benefits and challenges of a short-duration experiential learning opportunity. Political Science Educator, 16(1), pp. 11-15.

Jackman, J. (2010). Animal policy and the gender gap.  In Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animals Welfare, ed. Marc Bekoff.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 

Jackman, J. & A. Rowan, eds.  (2009.) Proceedings from the National Technology Assessment Workshop on Animal Assisted Programs for Youth At Risk, December 6-7, 2007.  Washington, DC: Humane Society of the United States.

Jackman, J. (2009). Current and best practices of dog training programs for at risk youth: Survey report. In Proceedings from the National Technology Assessment Workshop on Animal Assisted Programs for Youth At Risk, ed. J. Jackman and A. Rowan. Washington, DC: Humane Society of the United States.

Jackman, J. & A. Rowan.  (2007). Free-roaming dogs in developing countries: The public health and animal welfare benefits of capture, neuter, and return programs.”  In State of the Animals 2007, eds. Deborah Salem and Andrew Rowan.  Washington, D.C.: Humane Society Press.

Jackman, J. (2002). Anatomy of a feminist victory: Winning the transfer of RU 486 patent rights to the United States, 1988-1994. Women & Politics. Washington, D.C.: Haworth Press.

Jackman, J. (1999). 1997 National clinic violence survey report: A five year analysis of anti-abortion violence trends. In Conference Proceedings of Women’s Progress: Perspectives on the Past, Blueprint for the Future, Institute for Women’s Policy Research Fifth Women’s Policy Research Conference, June 12-13, 1999.

Jackman, J. (1999). “Releasing a medical breakthrough for women: Feminist movement strategies to bring RU 486 to the United States.” In Conference Proceedings of Women’s Progress: Perspectives on the Past, Blueprint for the Future, Institute for Women’s Policy Research Fifth Women’s Policy Research Conference.

Jackman, J. (1997). Blue smoke, mirrors, and mediators: The symbolic contest over RU 486. In The Politics of Agenda Denial, eds. Roger Cobb and Marc Howard Ross.  Kansas: University of Kansas Press.

Jackman, J. (1994). Feminism, Direct Democracy, and Power: The Effectiveness of Abortion Rights Ballot Measure Campaigns in Oregon, 1978-1990. Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Dissertation Information Service.

Selected Presentations

Jackman, J. & L. Bettencourt. (2019). Villains, Victims & Heroes: Seals as Stakeholders, Target Groups and Characters in Nantucket. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 29.

Jackman, J. (2018). Stakeholder Views of Seals on Nantucket, MA: Lessons learned for co-existence. Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium Biennial Meeting. New Bedford, MA, April 27.

Jackman, J. (2018). Seals, Science, and Management: Where Research and Reason Meet. Panel Participant. Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium Biennial Meeting. New Bedford, MA, April 27.

Jackman, J. (2018) Changing Public Views of Large Carnivores. Compassionate Conservation: Rethinking Large Carnivore Policies in Massachusetts Forum. Salem, MA, April 23.

Jackman, J. (2018) Will public policy catch up?: Changing views of wildlife policy. Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute. Salem, MA, April 29.

Jackman, J. (2017). Voter, angler and tourist views of human-seal interactions on Nantucket Island: Conflicts, consensus and policy implications. 2017 Biennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, October 24.

Jackman, J. & Bettencourt, L. (2017). Stakeholder views of seals, conflicts and public policy. Annual Meeting of the New England Political Science Association, April 21.

Jackman, J. (2017). Public Perceptions: survey of public values and perceptions. Annual Meeting of the Marine Mammal Commission, April 6. https://www.mmc.gov/events-meetings-and-workshops/marine-mammal-commission-annual-meetings/2017-annual-meeting/

Jackman, J. (2015). Addressing perception vs. reality: How data (or lack of data) affects public perceptions and management decisions. Panel Participant. Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium Meeting on Seals and Ecosystem Health. Salem State University, May 2.

Jackman, J. (2015) Coyotes & bobcats & bears, Oh my!: Why public policy matters to wildlife in Massachusetts. Darwin Festival, Salem State University, February 12.

Jackman, J. & Bridgers, J. (2014). The other animal: Human-coyote conflict, pet ownership and the 'pet gap' in attitudes among Cape Cod, MA voters. Pathways 2014: Integrating Human Dimensions into Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Estes Park, CO.

Jackman, J. (2014). Treating coyotes like Cape Codders: The increasing acceptance of coyotes as part of the social and ecological landscape of Cape Cod, 2005-2012. 20th International Symposium on Society and Natural Resources, Hannover, Germany.

Jackman, J. & Martell, P. (2014). Mapping human-coyote interactions on Cape Cod: An interdisciplinary endeavor. Faculty and Graduate Research Symposium, Salem State University. May 2.

Jackman, J. & Martell, P. (2014). Landscape factors and human-coyote interactions on Cape Cod.” Cape Cod Natural History Conference, Barnstable, MA.

Jackman, J. (2013). “The mystique about the Feminine Mystique: 50th anniversary panel discussion.” Salem State University, September 30.

Jackman, J. (2013). Human-wildlife conflicts on Cape Cod: A survey of voter experiences, attitudes and policy preferences.” 18th Annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference, Barnstable, MA.

Jackman, J. (2013). Coexisting with coyotes? Findings from the Cape Cod wildlife survey. Cape Wildlife Center Lecture Series, Cummaquid, MA.

Jackman, J. (2012). Experiential learning and political engagement in online courses. Paper presented at Northeast Political Science Association 2012 Meeting, Boston, MA.

Jackman, J. (2012). When virtuality and reality meet: Online courses, experiential learning and political engagement. Paper presented at 2012 American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Washington, DC.

Jackman, J. (2012). Benefits and challenges of a short-duration experiential learning opportunity. Political Science Educator, 16(1), pp. 11-15.

Jackman, J. (2011). The gender gap and animal policy: New directions for political science and animal studies. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the New England Political Science Association, Hartford, Connecticut.

Jackman, J. (2011). Making it real: Simulations and role-play as active learning strategies. Center for Teaching Innovation, Salem State University, March 28.

Jackman, J. (2011). Mini-Internships, public administration and civic engagement: The benefits and challenges of a short-duration experiential learning opportunity. Paper presented at 2011 American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, February 11-13, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jackman, J. (2010). Interest groups, citizen participation mechanisms, and institutional bias in state wildlife policy. Paper presented at Northeast Political Science Association 2010 Meeting, Boston, MA.

Personal Interests

wildlife watching; canoeing; snow shoeing