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.

Associate 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, Department of Sociology
David Baronov
Visiting Assistant Professor and Program Co-director, Women and Gender Studies
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
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
Adjunct Faculty
Maria Gonzalez-Smith
Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
Barbara Lowe
Professor
Cynthia Ricci McCloskey
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor and Program Director, Gerontology
Marta Rodriguez-Galan
Associate Professor
Jennifer Rossi
Visiting Assistant Professor
Jebaroja Singh
Associate Professor and Program Director, African American Studies
Areas of Interest: African American literature, American studies, and women and gender studies
Arlette Miller Smith
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Rhetorical history, theory, and methods; writing studies; literacy studies; women and gender studies
Jill Swienciki
Professor and Chair, Department of English
Deborah Uman
Associate Professor and Chair, History Department
Carolyn Vacca
Assistant Professor and Program Co-director, Women and Gender Studies
Pao Vue
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Women's Health Clinic at SMH and at the Livingston County Health Department; dating violence; adolescent decision-making
Nancy Wilk