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Affiliate Faculty


Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program; consequently, we offer courses taught by faculty from nearly every discipline.

Sonya Bahar
Associate Professor of Biophysics, Director, Center for Neurodynamics, Ph.D.,University of Rochester

Maria Balogh
Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish and M.A., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, MFA, University of Missouri St. Louis

Kimberly Baldus
Associate Teaching Professor and Pierre Laclede Honors College, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Ruth Bohan
Professor, American Art and Material Culture Ph.D., University of Maryland

Brenda Bredemeier
Associate Professor of Education, Ph.D., Temple University

Berit Brogaard
Professor of Philosophy, Ph.D., State University of New York-Buffalo

Kristin Carbone-Lopez
Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Bettina Casad
Assistant Professor of Psychology Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Sheilah Clarke-Ekong
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles

Paula Coalier
Assistant Teaching Professor of English M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis

Judith Cochran
E. Desmond Lee Professor of Tutorial Education, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Deborah Cohen
Associate Professor of History, Ph.D., University of Chicago

Angela Coker
Associate Professor of Counseling and Family Therapy Ph.D., LCP, NCC

Glen Cope
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Ph.D., Ohio State University

James Craig
Associate Teaching Professor, Department Chair Military and Veterans Studies

Lori Curtis
Assistant Teaching Professor and Social Work, M.S.W., Washington University

Jill Delston
Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy Ph.D., Washington University

Suellynn Duffey
Associate Professor of English, Ph.D., Ohio State University

Jerry Dunn
Executive Director of Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis Ph.D.,

Elizabeth Eckelkamp
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Teaching Professor of Japanese, M.A, Washington University

Vivian Eveloff
Director of the Sue Shear Institute of Women in Public Life

Kathy Gentile
Associate Professor of English, Ph.D., University of Oregon

Nancy Gleason
Associate Dean and Director of Writing and Pierre Laclede Honors College, M.A.,University of Missouri-St. Louis

Barbara Harbach
Professor of Music, Ph.D., Eastman School of Music

Harry Harris
Student Development Coordinator M.A., Bowling Green State University

Alan Heisel
Associate Professor and Chair of Communication Ed.D., West Virginia University

Malaika Horne
Director of Executive Leadership Consortium, Ph.D., St. Louis University

Ruth Iyob
Professor of Political Science, Ph.D., University of California - Santa Barbara


Farida Jalazai
Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair, Ph.D., University of Buffalo-SUNY


Minsoo Kang
Associate Professor of History, Ph.D,, University of California - Los Angeles


Therese Macan
Professor of Psychology Ph.D., Rice University


Deborah Maltby
Associate Teaching Professor of English, Ph.D., University of Missouri - Kansas City


Nevena Maric
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Ph.D., University of Sao Paulo


Tom Meuser
Associate Professor of Gerontology and Social Work Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis


Jean Miller
Dean of College of Fine Arts and Communication


Laura Miller
Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor of Anthropology, Ph.D., University of California - Los Angeles


Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi
Professor of French, Art and Art History, Ph.D., Harvard University


Janet Murray
E. Desmond Lee Professor for Developing Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs and Business Administration, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia


Virginia Navarro
Associate Professor of Education, Ph.D., Washington University


Lauren Obermark
Assistant Professor of English Ph.D., Ohio State


Patricia Parker
E. Des Lee Professor of Zoological Studies Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill


Carol Peck
Professor Emerita and Optometry, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles


Ekin Pellegrini
Associate Professor of Management Ph.D., University of Miami


Zoe Peterson
Associate Professor of Psychology, Ph.D., University of Kansas


Charlotte Petty
Senior Lecturer of Communication


Margaret Phillips
Professor of Languages and Cultures Ph.D., St. Louis University


Gualtiero Piccinini
Associate Professor, Chair of Philosophy Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh


Vicki Sauter
Professor of Information Systems Ph.D., Northwestern University


Margaret Sherraden
Professor of Social Work, Ph.D., Washington University


Deana L. Smith
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of CPS, Ph.D.,University of Missouri-St. Louis


Jayne Stake
Professor Emerita and Psychology, Ph.D., Arizona State University


Lynn Staley
Associate Teaching Professor of English, Ph.D., St. Louis University


Nanora Sweet
Professor Emerita, Ph.D., University of Michigan


Zuleyma Tang Martinez
Professor of Biology Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley


Jacqueline Thompson
Assistant Professor of Theatre, M.A., University of Louisville


Drucilla Mims Wall
Assistant Teaching Professor of English, Ph.D., University of Nebraska


Rachel Wamser
Professor of Psychology Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis


Amanda Wells
Adjunct Faculty, English, M.F.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis


Laura Westhoff
Associate Professor of History and Education, Ph.D., Washington University


Anne Winkler
Professor of Economics, Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Patricia Zahn
Des Lee Collaborative Vision/ Community Outreach & Engagement at University of Missouri-St. Louis