Jenny Small

Associate Director

Prior to joining the Mandel Center in 2023, Jenny L. Small taught at Salem State University and Boston College, consulted with Hillel International, and served as the Associate Director for Education and Content at Convergence on Campus, a non-profit organization with the mission of making colleges and universities more equitable for students from all religious, secular, and spiritual backgrounds.

Jenny is a scholarly expert on college students' religious identities, and she developed Critical Religious Pluralism Theory to address issues of religious privilege and marginalization in higher education and American society. She has published three books and numerous journal articles on religion in higher education. Jenny received her undergraduate degree at Brandeis, her M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her PhD from the University of Michigan.