Jane Berger is an associate professor of history. Her book The New Working Class: The Origins of Public-Sector Employment in the Civil Rights Movement (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021) won the Organization of American Historians’ David Montgomery Prize. Her book was based on her dissertation, which won the Organization of American Historians’ Lerner-Scott Prize. She received her Ph.D. in history from the Ohio State University. She also has a master’s degree in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and English from the University of Delaware. Jane aspires to help graduate students and faculty members maintain the enthusiasm and passion they have for their research despite the very real trials and tribulations associated with writing and completing a dissertation or other scholarly project.