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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.

Professor
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 and Chair, Anthropology and Sociology; Program Chair, Master of 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, Curriculum design and student outcomes
Emily Dane-Staples
Adjunct Faculty
Associate Professor and Chair, Psychology Department
Areas of Interest: Mindfulness. Application of mindfulness in the classroom, mindfulness and college student well-being and academic success, mindfulness and diversity
Melissa Goodwin (Ghera)
Associate Professor
Barbara Lowe
Associate Professor
Linda MacCammon
Adjunct Associate Professor and Health Professions Advisor
Virginia Maier
Professor
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; Chair, American Studies Department; Interim Program Director, African American Studies
Jennifer Rossi
Visiting Assistant Professor
Robert Ruehl
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Women and gender studies; indigenous literature; world literature
Jebaroja Singh
Associate Professor
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
Areas of Interest: Rhetorical history, theory, and methods; writing studies; literacy studies; writing program administration; feminist history, theory, and methods; civic and community engagement in higher education.
Jill Swienciki
Professor and Chair, Department of English; Program Director, Film and Television Studies
Areas of Interest: Renaissance literature; women writers; Shakespeare; postcolonial studies; sustainability
Deborah Uman
Associate Professor and Chair, History Department
Carolyn Vacca