Emerald Archer, PhD, is the Chief Program Officer at Girls Inc. of Orange County. Deeply committed to gender equity, she has dedicated her career to advancing the interests of women and girls, along with studying questions related to women’s representation in non-traditional domains such as the United States military. Prior to her role as CPO, Dr. Archer spent 15 years in higher education.
Most recently, she served as Associate Professor of Political Science and founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. Before that, she held appointments such as Associate Professor of Politics & History, Chair of the Politics & History department, and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Woodbury University.
She is the author of a book titled “Women, Warfare and Representation: American Servicewomen in the Twentieth Century” (Bloomsbury 2017), and more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals such as The European Legacy and Armed Forces & Society. Dr. Archer holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.Back To People