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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.

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 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
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
Cynthia Ricci McCloskey
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor and Program Director, Gerontology
Marta Rodriguez-Galan
Associate Professor
Jennifer Rossi
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
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