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Faculty and Staff

Dr. Lynn Botelho

University Professor
Director, Women's and Gender Studies
Professor, Department of History 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: 208 Keith Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-4483
E-mail: Lynn.Botelho@iup.edu

Sharon Aikins

Administrative Assistant
Women's and Gender Studies
Office: 103 Stabley
Office Phone: (724) 357-4753
Email: saikins@iup.edu

Mary Reading

Graduate Assistant
Women's and Gender Studies
Office: Stabley 103
Office Phone: (724) 357-4753
Email: M.A.Reading@iup.edu

Dr. Abigail Adams

Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: G-12J McElhaney
Office Phone: (724) 357-2841
Email: Abigail.Adams@iup.edu

Dr. Susan Comfort

Associate Professor
Department of English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: 220 Leonard Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-3202
E-mail: Susan.Comfort@iup.edu

Dr. Chauna Craig

Professor 
Department of English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: 352 Sutton Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-2576
E-mail: ccraig@iup.edu

Areas of Specialization:

  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Feminist Pedagogy

Dr. Alison Downie

Assistant Professor
Assistant Chair, Department of Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: 448 Sutton Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-1360
E-mail: alisono@iup.edu

Areas of Specialization:

  • Christian Feminist Perspectives
  • Ecofeminst theories and Spiritualities 

Dr. Oriana Gatta

Assistant Professor
Department of English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Office: 110 Leonard Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-2261
E-mail: Oriana.Gatta@iup.edu

Dr. Nicole Goulet

Assistant Professor
Department of Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: 446 Sutton Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-1360
E-mail: Nicole.Goulet@iup.edu

Dr. Tanya Heflin

Assistant Professor
Department of English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: 201H Leonard
Office Phone (724) 357-7675
E-mail: heflin@iup.edu

Areas of Specialization:

  • 19th- and 20th-century American Literature
  • Women’s Literature and Theory
  • Multi-ethnic Literature (Native American Lit) 

Dr. Melanie Holm

Assistant Professor
Department of English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Office: 110 Leonard
Office Phone: (724) 357-2261
E-mail: Melanie.Holm@iup.edu

Dr. Bitna Kim

Associate Professor
Department of Criminology
College of Education and Educational Technology
Office: 217 Wilson Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-2720
E-mail: Bitna.Kim@iup.edu

Dr. Elizabeth Kincade

Associate Professor
Counseling Center
Office: G31 Suites on Maple East
Office Phone (724) 357-3203
E-mail: Elizabeth.Kincade@iup.edu

Dr. Mary MacLeod

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Philosophy
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: 439 Sutton Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-2310
E-mail: mailto:mmacleode@iup.edu

Areas of Specialization:

  • Modern Philosophy and Logic

Dr. Elizabeth Ricketts Marcus

Assistant Professor
Department of History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: 211 Keith Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-2513
E-mail: Elizabeth.Ricketts@iup.edu

Dr. Lara Homsey-Messer

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: G1H McElhaney Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-2659
E-mail: Lara.HomseyMesser@iup.edu

Dr. Marissa McClure Sweeny

Assistant Professor
Department of Art
College of Fine Arts
Office: 115 Sprowls Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-2530
E-mail: Marissa.McClure@iup.edu

Dr. Theresa McDevitt

Professor
IUP Libraries
Office: 110 Stapleton Library
Office Phone: (724) 357-4892
E-mail: mcdevitt@iup.edu

Area of Specialization:

  • 19th-Century Women’s History

Dr. Maureen McHugh

Professor
Department of Psychology
College Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Office: 204 Uhler Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-2448
E-mail: Maureen.Mchugh@iup.edu

Dr. Nurhaya Muchtar

Assistant Professor
Department of Communications Media
College of Education and Educational Technology
Office: 121 Stouffer Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-2492
E-mail: Nurhaya.Muchtar@iup.edu

Dr. Gloria Park

Associate Professor
Department of English
MA Coordinator, MA-TESOL Program
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: 110 Leonard Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-2261
E-mail: Gloria.Park@iup.edu

Dr. Melissa Swauger

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: 112H McElhaney
Office Phone: (724) 357-0158
E-mail: mswauger@iup.edu

Areas of Specialization:

  • Girl’s Studies
  • Women and Work
  • Women and Education

Dr. Joan E. VanDyke

Associate Professor
Department of Theater and Dance
College of Fine Arts
Office: Zink Hall Dance Studio
Office Phone: (724) 357-5528
E-mail: jvandyke@iup.edu
Distinguished Faculty Award in Creative Arts 2012 

Areas of Specialization:

  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Ballroom
  • Kinesiology
  • Yoga
  • Pilates-based Exercise
  • Laban Studies

Dr. Brandon Vick

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: 213 McElhaney Hall
Office Phone: (724) 357-2640
E-mail: Brandon.Vick@iup.edu

Dr. Lingyan Yang

Associate Professor
Department of English
Office: 339 Sutton
Office Phone: (724) 357-2604
Email: lingyan@iup.edu

Areas of Specialization:

  • Asian American and Asian Diasporic Women’s Literature and Feminist Criticism
  • Feminist Theories between Worlds
  • 20th-Century Critical Cultural Theories and Literacy Criticism
  • Post-colonial and American Multi-Ethnic Women’s Literature and Criticism
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Program
  • Stabley Library, Room 103
    429 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4753
  • Fax: 724-357-2281
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.