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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 and Chair, Anthropology and Sociology
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
Areas of Interest: Scholarship of teaching and learning, curriculum design, assessment, sport sociology focusing on gender, activism, and diversity.
Emily Dane-Staples
Adjunct Faculty
Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
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 and Interim Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Linda MacCammon
Adjunct Associate Professor and Health Professions Advisor
Virginia Maier
Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology & Public Health, Director Gerontology
Areas of Interest: Sociology of aging, health, family, mental health; Latinos/as in the U.S.; Hispanic cultural studies.
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
Adjunct Professor
Areas of Interest: Film studies, American film history, queer film and feminist film theory, cultural studies in film, Hitchcock
Deborah Sutherland
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Rhetorical criticism and theory, U.S. rhetorics of social reform and progressive politics, women's gender and sexuality studies, composition pedagogy and administration
Jill Swiencicki
Professor and Chair, History Department, and Interim Chair, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Carolyn Vacca