Program Director
Jennifer Nolan (She/Her They/Them)
Associate Teaching Professor


Graduate Assistant
Nat Brown (They/Them)



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

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

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

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

James Craig
Teaching Professor, Chair of Sociology

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.

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
Director of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, 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

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

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

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

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

Laura Miller
Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor of Japanese Studies and Professor of History, 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

Charlotte Petty
Senior Lecturer of Communication

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

Gualtiero Piccinini
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-Nanney
Assistant 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
Department Chair, Professor of History and Education, Ph.D., Washington University

Anne Winkler
Department Chair, 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