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Senior Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Curriculum
Year Started at JMU: 2005
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Senior Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Curriculum 
Professor of History, College of Arts and Letters


PhD, College of William and Mary (American Studies)

MA, College of William and Mary (American Studies)

BA, University of Delaware (Historic Preservation)

Bio and Curriculum Vitae:
Dr. Mulrooney came to JMU in 2005 as the Arts and Humanities area coordinator in the General Education Program with a joint appointment in the Department of History. She later served as Associate Dean of University Studies and Associate Vice Provost of University Programs before assuming her current role. Her responsibilities include promoting institutional equity goals in faculty workload, promotion and tenure practices, curriculum development, faculty professional development, and related projects. She also serves as chief administrator for JMU’s nationally-recognized general education program. Additional information can be found on her faculty webpage. Her CV is available on her personal site at

Research interests

Higher education; civic engagement; JMU institutional history;19th century to early 20th century US social and cultural history; collective memory in the South; Irish American history and culture.

Current teaching fields

US public history; collective memory; American Studies; History and culture of Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley; JMU institutional history; James Madison and Dolley Madison.

Selected publications

Deep Currents: Race, Place and Memory in Wilmington, NC (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2018).

Editor. Fleeing the Famine: North America and Irish Refugees, 1845-1851 (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).

Black Powder, White Lace: The du Pont Irish and Cultural Identity in 19th-Century America, 20th Anniversary Edition (2002; Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2022).

Co-author. Norvelt and Penncraft, Pennsylvania: Subsistence Homestead Communities of the 1930s (Washington, D.C.: HABS/HAER Division, NPS, 1991).

A Legacy of Coal: The Coal Company Towns of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Washington, D.C.: HABS/HAER Division, NPS, 1989).

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