Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Gilbert-Manogin has always had a thirst for knowledge and community involvement. So much that she participated in several programs that targeted youth and youth empowerment as well as community development and advocacy. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Tougaloo College after graduating from Tougaloo; she earned her Master’s degree in History and her Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning at Jackson State University. Currently Dr. Manogin is employed at the City of Jackson’s Office of Housing and Community Development. In 2016, the City of Jackson became the State’s first recipient of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Lead Hazard Control Grant. From this award, the City of Jackson established the city’s first Lead Safe Jackson Housing Program, where Dr. Manogin is the Program Manager.
Mary-E. Gilbert-Manogin is a member of the Jackson Workforce Leadership Academy Class of 2020-21, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.
The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.
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