Director: Sally Barr Ebest, Professor, English and Gender Studies. Ph.D., Indiana University.
Sally Barr Ebest’s popular and always lively classes cover a fascinating variety of topics and are evidence of her diverse interest and knowledge. Most recently she has taught Writing Autobiography, Irish and Irish American Women Writers; Teaching as a Feminist; Writing-Reading Theory; and Theories of Writing. “For any class,” Professor Ebest writes, “my primary goal is to teach in such a way that the students learn, understand, and can apply the material. To reach this goal, my secondary purpose is to make the subject matter personally relevant and interesting and if possible, to make learning fun and exciting.”
|Program Advisor: Kathleen Nigro, Assistant Teaching Professor, English and Gender Studies. Ph.D., St. Louis University.
Dr. Nigro' s research interests are gender and nature writing and St. Louis women writers. She teaches Women, Gender, and Culture, Feminism and Witchcraft, Women and Nature Writing, and 19th- century Spiritualism.
Administrative Associate I: Fern Mreen, M.L.A., Washington University.
Fern assists the director in the Gender Studies academic program. She is actively involved in coordinating conferences, special events, and fundraising activities (including donor interactions) and processes scholarship and award applications, course evaluations, and enrollment. Fern coordinates the gender studies newsletter and website management and is actively involved in recruitment of students.
Webmistress: Monica Swindle, M.A., University of Missouri - St. Louis.
Monica Swindle's research and teaching interests range across a number of disciplines, focusing generally on language, literature, and identity and specifically on Girls’ Studies, technology and new media, and feminist theory and pedagogy.
Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program; consequently, we offer courses in nearly every discipline. Students can design their own major or a specialized certificate program reflective of their personal areas of interest.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., University of California; Los Angeles
|ART AND ART HISTORY||Ruth Bohan
Associate Professor of Art History
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Professor of Art History and French
Ph.D., Harvard University
Steven G. Bailey
M. A. Webster University
|CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE||
Professor of Economics and Public Policy Administration
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana
Virginia Navarro, Associate Professor of Education
Drucilla Mims Wall
Maria Teresa Balogh
Associate Teaching Professor in Latin
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Professor of Music
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
|PHILOSOPHY|| Berit Brogaard
Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo
Kimberly K. Baldus
Jill Evans Petzall
Deana L. Jefferson
|SOCIAL WORK||Lori Curtis
Assistant Teaching Professor of Social Work
M. S.W., Washington University
Professor of Social Work
Ph.D., Washington University
|SUE SHEAR INSTITUTE FOR
WOMEN IN PUBLIC LIFE
M. A. Washington University
Dayna M. Stock