Women’s and Gender Studies Program

College of Arts & Sciences

336 Curry Building




Program Faculty


Hephzibah Roskelly, Department of English, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Jodi Bilinkoff, Department of History

Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater, Department of English

Emily Edwards, Department of Media Studies, Director of Center for Creative Writing in the Arts

Diane L. Gill, Department of Kinesiology, Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies

Jill Green, Department of Dance

Derek Krueger, Department of Religious Studies, Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor

Eugene Rogers, Department of Religious Studies

Cathryne Schmitz, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Associate Professors

Rachel Briley, Department of Theatre

Gwen Hunnicutt, Department of Sociology, Director of Graduate Study in Women’s and Gender Studies

Katherine Jamieson, Department of Kinesiology

Janine Jones, Department of Philosophy

Elizabeth Keathley, Department of Music Studies

Lisa Levenstein, Department of History

Alexandra Moore, Department of English

Nancy Myers, Department of English

Elizabeth Natalle, Department of Communication Studies

Tracy Nichols, Department of Public Health Education

Mark Rifkin, Department of English

Carisa Showden, Department of Political Science

Paige Hall Smith, Department of Public Health Education, Director of the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness

Leila Villaverde, Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations

Karen Weyler, Department of English

Assistant Professors

Danielle Bouchard, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Director of Undergraduate Study in Women’s and Gender Studies

Sarah Cervenak, Women's and Gender Studies Program, African American Studies Program

Jennifer Feather, Department of English

Mary Krauter, University Libraries, Head of Reference & Instructional Services

Cybelle McFadden, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Susanne Rinner, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Amy Vetter, Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education

Amy Vines, Department of English

Senior Lecturer

Beth Walker, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Lloyd International Honors College


Mission Statement

The central focus of the Women's and Gender Studies Program is to explain how gender is produced within social institutions and how these institutions affect individual lives and to analyze the mutual constitution of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality, and religion. The Program addresses issues of neglect, omission, and bias in curricula while honing critical thinking skills vital to a liberal education. With the assistance of the community-based Friends of Women’s and Gender Studies, the program sponsors visiting scholars, lectures, films, and conferences devoted to the advancement of women’s and gender studies.


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