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Women and Gender Studies Faculty

Fisher faculty are dedicated, highly credentialed professionals who consistently make the advancement of scholarship in their respective fields a top priority. In addition to the faculty below, the Women and Gender Studies Advisory Board provides feedback and support to the minor.

Areas of Interest: Supporting students with disabilities in inclusive settings, including students who are deaf-blind, and critical analyses of text and film representations of disability.
Katrina Arndt
Professor; Chair, Department of Sociology; and Program Director, Public Health
David Baronov
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Interrelationships between stigma, health, and wellbeing; the psychology of weight; pedagogical research
Kimberly McClure-Brenchley
Visiting Assistant Professor and Program Director, Women and Gender Studies
Areas of Interest: US and global queer studies; disability studies; critical race theory
Lisa Cunningham
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Gender and Sport; Media Depictions of Athletes; Effects of Title IX on non-revenue sports; Curriculum Design and the Impact on Student Outcomes
Emily Dane-Staples
Adjunct Faculty
Associate Professor and Chair, Psychology Department
Areas of Interest: Family functioning in dual-earner families - the role of childcare and child temperament in the investigation of child socio-emotional development.
Melissa Ghera
Associate Professor
Barbara Lowe
Associate Professor
Linda MacCammon
Adjunct Associate Professor and Health Professions Advisor
Virginia Maier
Areas of Interest: Women's health, menopause, transitions in health, leadership, the future of nursing, qualitative research
Cynthia Ricci McCloskey
Assistant Professor and Program Director, Gerontology
Marta Rodriguez-Galan
Associate Professor and Chair, American Studies Department
Jennifer Rossi
Visiting Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Women and gender studies; indigenous literature; world literature
Jebaroja Singh
Associate Professor and Program Director, African American Studies
Areas of Interest: African American studies; American literature; young adult fiction; women and gender studies
Arlette Miller Smith
Adjunct Professor
Areas of Interest: Classic and foreign film, film analysis, genre, and theory, writing, English literature, gender studies, cultural studies, Hitchcock.
Deborah Sutherland
Associate Professor and Interim Director of First-Year Programs
Areas of Interest: Rhetorical history, theory, and methods; writing studies; literacy studies and writing program administration; feminist studies
Jill Swienciki
Professor and Chair, Department of English
Areas of Interest: Renaissance literature; women writers; Shakespeare; postcolonial studies; sustainability
Deborah Uman
Associate Professor and Chair, History Department
Carolyn Vacca
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner; global experiences for students. Research: impact of global travel on student outcomes; dating violence.
Nancy Wilk