Dr. Melinda Mangin
Associate Professor of Education


Melinda Mangin is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Mangin is the recipient of two Spencer Foundation grants aimed at investigating and improving school experiences for transgender people. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of transgender children, presenting at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, Gender Conference East as well as at local schools and teacher education preparation programs. Mangin is a founding member of Stepping Stones, a New York City, PFLAG-affiliated support group for families of transgender and gender expansive children. Currently she is the elected program co-chair for the Queer Studies special interest group of the American Educational Research Association. Mangin's recently published an article titled Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Children in School in the October 2018 issue of Phi Delta Kappan, a magazine for educators. She is currently working on a book for Harvard Education Press about transgender children in schools.