Gender Studies Leadership Team

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Dr. Amy Von Lintel -  
Director of Gender Studies
Professor of Art History



Dr. Jessica Mallard
Dean, Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities
Professor of Communication Studies 

Faculty Across Campus

Art, Theatre, and Dance

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Misty Gamble -
Assistant Professor of Art


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Anne Medlock, MFA -
Professor of Theatre
Areas of interest: gendering of bodies in clothing and costumes throughout history; roles of gender and sexuality in theater performance


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Echo Sunyata Sibley. M.F.A., M.M. -
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Areas of Interest: Roles of gender and sexuality in theatre performance, feminism as applied to theatrical texts, female and LGBTQA+ playwrights, the history of women in clowning, silent films, devising, comedy and commedia dell’arte.



Andrew Li

Dr. Andrew Li -
Williams Professor of Management
Associate Professor of Management
Areas of Interest: how gender impacts individuals' identification with their work and family roles and their ability to balance demands from different domains in life, and how gender identity impacts important work-life decisions



Kris Drumheller

Dr. Kristina Drumheller -
Associate Dean, Communication, Art, Theatre & Dance
Professor of Communication Studies
Areas of interest: social identity construction particularly as it relates to organizational communication and issues of work-life balance; the impact of identity in organizational crises or crises that occur with organizations directly related to issues impacting women and LGBTQIA communities


Noah Franken 

Dr. Noah Franken -
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Areas of interest: interpersonal communication, identity, and family communication



Dr. George Pacheco, Jr. - 
Associate Professor of Communication
Areas of interest: issues related to culture, Latinex identities, and first-generational college students


Counseling and Education

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Dr. Leigh Green -
Associate Professor of Education
Areas of interest: Student-Veteran transition to campus, women veterans, rape culture on college campuses, feminist theory in counseling, LGBTQIA studies


English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages


Dr. Matthew Harrison -
Assistant Professor of English

Areas of interest: the recovery and analysis of women's writing, feminism and queer theory as applied to early modern texts, gendered metaphors for writing



Dr. Monica Hart
Professor of English
Areas of interest: feminist literary theory, British women writers, poetry, psychoanalytic theory, the Gothic



Dr. Alex Hunt -
Professor of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages


Dr. Eric Meljac -
Associate Professor of English


Dr. Laura J. Mueller
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Laura J. Mueller's research is on philosophy of culture, philosophy of education, and philosophy as a way of life. Her teaching and research in philosophy of culture includes matriarchal theory and mythic thinking as symbolic forms of knowledge and culture. She has contributed to collections such as Philosophy of Culture as Theory, Method, and Way of Life (Brill, 2022), The Cultural Power of Personal Objects: Traditional Accounts and New Perspectives (SUNY, 2021), and The Person at the Crossroads: A Philosophical Approach (Vernon, 2020). She is an editor for Eidos. A Journal of Philosophy of Culture. She is certified in Logic-Based Therapy through the Logic-Based Therapy and Consultation Institute.


Dr. Andrew Reynolds - 
Associate Department Head 
Professor of Spanish



Dr. Bonnie Roos -
Department Head, Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages
Professor of English



Dr. Pat Tyrer -
Professor of English



Dr. Rebecca Weir 
Assistant Professor of English
Areas of interest: film studies, multicultural American literature, memoir and life writing, global modernisms, LGBTQIA art & activism, literary theory, gender and cultural studies, feminist and queer theory 




Dr. Matt Reardon -
Associate Professor of History




Dr. Kimberly Hieb -
Associate Professor of Music

Political Science and Criminal Justice

Dawn Jordan

Dawn Marie J. Jordan, MA    
Instructor of Criminal Justice
Areas of Interest: specialty in Community Corrections; research interests include human trafficking, female sex offender and serial killers; women involved in the mafia and gangs



Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work


Dr. Maxine DeButte -
Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Kenneth Denton -
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Lisa Garza -
Department Head
Professor of Sociology



Dr. Nicole Kraus - 
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Areas of interest: social stratification and intersectional analyses that considers the importance of gender, class, and race.


Dr. Jenifer Kunz -
Professor of Sociology



Dr. Amy Von Lintel
Director of Gender Studies