Women's and Gender Studies Faculty and Staff Directory

Dr. Nicole Goulet

Areas of Specialization

  • Race, Class, and Gender in Hinduism
  • Feminist and Postcolonial approaches in Colonial India
Dr. Abigail Adams

Areas of Specialization

  • Reproductive Health
  • Human Rights
  • Political Action
  • Borderlands
  • Geographical Focus on Latin America and US
Lynn Botelho
Carrie Cole
Susan Comfort
Dr. Chauna Craig

Areas of Specialization

  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Feminist Pedagogy
Dr. Alison Downie

Areas of Specialization

  • Christian Feminist Perspectives
  • Ecofeminst theories and Spiritualities
Dr. Melanie Duncan

Areas of Specialization

  • Families
  • Sex and Gender
  • LGBTQ+studies
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Law and Policy
Beth Ann Harrington
Dr. Tanya Heflin

Areas of Specialization

  • 19th- and 20th-century American Literature
  • Women’s Literature and Theory
  • Multi-ethnic Literature (Native American Lit)
Melanie Holm
Dr. Bitna Kim

Areas of Specialization

  • International and Comparative Criminology
  • Gender and Crime
  • Minority Issues in Criminology
  • Police-Community Corrections Partnerships
  • Evidence-Based Crime Prevention Practice and Meta-Analysis
  • Female Homicide Offender; Domestic Violence
Dr. Mary MacLeod

Areas of Specialization

  • Modern Philosophy and Logic
Dr. Joseph Mannard

Areas of Specialization

  • 19th-Century US Social History
  • Roman Catholic Nuns
Elizabeth Ricketts Marcus
Dr. Marissa McClure Sweeny

Areas of Specialization

  • Feminist Art
  • Feminist Theory
  • Feminist Approaches to Art Education
Theresa McDevitt

Area of Specialization:

  • 19th-Century Women’s History
Maureen Mchugh
Nurhaya Muchtar
Dr. Gloria Park

Areas of Specialization

  • Language Teacher Identity
  • East Asian Women's Life Histories
  • Equity and Access Issues in Second Language Teacher Education
Dr. Heather Powers

Areas of Specialization

  • 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • Major British Authors: Jane Austen
  • Major British Authors: J.K. Rowling
Laurie Roehrich
Cristina Sánchez-Martín
Dr. Michelle Sandhoff

Areas of Specialization

  • Military Sociology
  • Sociology of Gender
Dr. Melissa Swauger

Areas of Specialization

  • Girl’s Studies
  • Women and Work
  • Women and Education
Dr. Christian Vaccaro

Areas of Specialization

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Men and Masculinites
Dr. Joan VanDyke

Distinguished Faculty Award in Creative Arts 2012

Areas of Specialization

  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Ballroom
  • Kinesiology
  • Yoga
  • Pilates-based Exercise
  • Laban Studies
Dr. Brandon Vick

Areas of Specialization

  • Gender Inequalities in the Workforce
  • Measuring the Gender Wage Gap
  • Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Gender Differences
Dr. Lingyan Yang

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