Faculty and Affiliated Staff

WTAMU offers students an opportunity to study and explore topics of gender and women’s studies with faculty members from across the university. In these courses, students will examine the history of gender, contemporary conceptualizations of gender and women’s studies, and the ways in which gender operates and is understood in various disciplines. These courses will enable students to think critically about gender and sexuality and apply this knowledge in a variety of professional settings.

Art History

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Dr. Amy Von Lintel -
Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of the Gender Studies Certificate Program
Areas of interest: Women artists and art historians, gender as represented in art and visual culture, feminist theory


Dr. Alison Berry -
Assistant Professor of Business, Communication and Management

Dr. Andrew Li -
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


Dr. Kris Drumheller  Dr. Kris Drumheller -
  Interim Department Head, History and Associate Professor of Communication Studies

  Areas of interest in social identity construction particularly as it relates to organizational     
  communication and issues of work-life balance. Also of interest is the impact of identity in
  organizational crises or crises that occur with organizations directly related to issues impacting
  women and LGBTQIA communities (for example, Planned Parenthood & Susan G. Komen for the





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

Trudy Hanson

Dr. Trudy Hanson -
Department Head and Professor of Communication Studies
Areas of interest: gender portrayal in popular media (particularly storytelling and in ABC’s Once Upon a Time), women and leadership, women leaders in higher education, women’s rhetoric, First Lady rhetoric (particularly that of Michelle Obama), gender and children’s toys

Dr. Jessica Mallard -
Dean, College of Fine Arts and Humanities and Professor of Communication Studies

Paula Schlegel -
Instructor of Communication

Counseling and Education

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


Leslie Williams -
Associate Professor of Dance


Monica Hart

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

Dr. Daniel Helbert -
Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Matthew Harrison -
Assistant Professor of English

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

Dr. Eric Meljac -
Professor of English

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

Theresa Trela -
Instructor of English

Dr. Pat Tyrer -
Professor of English



Dr. Matt Reardon -
Assistant Professor of History

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Dr. Jean Stuntz -
Professor of History and President of Faculty Senate
Areas of interest: women's history, legal status of women, the Spanish Empire in North America, Texas history, gender studies



Dr. Maxine DeButte -
Associate Professor of Psychology

Kenneth Denton -
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Political Science and Criminal Justice

Dr. Keith Price -
Department Head and Professor, Political Science and Criminal Justice; Psychology, Sociology and Social Work



Dr. Andrew Reynolds -
Associate Professor of Spanish



Dr. Lisa Garza -
Department Head of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work, Professor of Sociology

Dr. Jenifer Kunz -
Professor of Sociology


Anne Medlock-Ely -
Associate Professor of Theater





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