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Women’s and Gender Studies Program

College of Arts & Sciences

200 Foust Building




Ann Dils, Department of Dance and 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

Jill Green, Department of Dance

Mary Ellis Gibson, Department of English

Diane L. Gill, Department of Kinesiology

Karen Kilcup, Department of English

Derek Krueger, Department of Religious Studies

Hephzibah Roskelly, Department of English

Cathryne Schmitz, Department of Social Work

Jacquelyn W. White, Department of Psychology


Associate Professors

Rachel Briley, Department of Theatre

C.P. Gause, Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education

Gwen Hunnicutt, Department of Sociology

Katherine Jamieson, Department of Kinesiology

Janine Jones, Department of Philosophy

Elizabeth Keathley, School of Music

Lisa Levenstein, Department of History

Elizabeth Natalle, Department of Communication Studies

Tracy Nichols, Department of Public Health Education

Alexandra Schultheis, Department of English

Paige Hall Smith, Department of Public Health Education and 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

Sarah Cervenak, Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Cybelle McFadden, Department of Romance Languages

Carisa Showden, Department of Political Science

Amy Vetter, Department of English


Mission Statement

The central mission of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program is to use gender, along with race and class, as a category of analysis, to help students investigate the role that gender plays in our history, art, politics, education, sports, health, and family. The Program grew out of the limitations that instructors perceived in the liberal arts curriculum as it was traditionally structured, with its overwhelming concentration on the perspective of privileged men. The Program addresses issues of neglect, omission, and bias in curricula while honing those 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.

This page was last updated on June 9, 2010.