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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 and Director, Center for Creative Writing in the Arts

Jill Green, Department of Dance

Mary Ellis Gibson, Department of English, Elizabeth Rosenthal Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies

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

Karen Kilcup, Department of English

Derek Krueger, Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor, 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, WGS Director of Graduate Study

Katherine Jamieson, Department of Kinesiology

Janine Jones, Department of Philosophy

Elizabeth Keathley, Department of Music Studies

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, WGS Director of Undergraduate Study

Sarah Cervenak, Women's and Gender Studies Program

Cybelle McFadden, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Carisa Showden, Department of Political Science

Christine Woodworth, Department of Theatre



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.

This page was last updated on June 8, 2011.