Faculty

Faculty are listed alphabetically by their home department


Carolina Rocha, Foreign Languages and Literature 

WMST Program Director

Contact info: Peck Hall 2324/1-618-650-2313/email (preferred)/website

Teaching Interest(s): Latin American film, Latin American Women’s Testimonio and Girlhoods, Masculinities


Nancy Lutz, Anthropology

Contact info: Peck Hall 1224/618-650-2746/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Asian cultures,World Music, Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, History of Anthropological Thought

Cory Willmott, Anthropology

Contact info: Peck Hall 0407A/618-650-2748/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Women’s status in traditional and contemporary kinship systems including family, household and marriage in societies around the world

Maria Fernandez-del-Valle, Applied Health

Contact info: Vadalabene Center 2626/618-650-5905/email

Nicole Klein, Applied Health

Contact info: Vadalabene Center 2605/618-650-3028/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Women’s health, contemporary and controversial health issues, program planning and technology

Lindsay Ross-Stewart, Applied Health

Contact info: Vadalabene Center 2606/618-650-2410/email/website

Teaching Interest: Sport and Exercise Psychology

Katie Poole-Jones, Art & Design

Contact info: Art & Design West 2126/618-650-2565/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Renaissance and Baroque Art, Islamic Art, Women in Art(as artists, patrons, and subjects)

Jennifer Logue, Educational Leadership

Contact info: Alumni Hall 1114/618-650-2607/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Feminist Theory and Pedagogies, Foundations of Education

Laurie Puchner, Educational Leadership

Contact info: Alumni Hall 1108/618-650-3286/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Qualitative Research Methods in Education and Educational Psychology

Jill Anderson, English Language and Literature

Contact info: Peck Hall 2230/618-650-3316/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): English Education and Early American Literature

Tisha Brooks, English Language and Literature

Contact info: Peck Hall 2231/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): African American Literature, Black Women Writers, Religion and Literature

Liz Cali, English Language and Literature

Contact info: Peck Hall 0208/618-650-2060/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Diaspora Literatures, Black Feminist Theory

Jessica Despain, English Language and Literature

Contact info: Peck Hall 0208/618-650-2060/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Nineteenth-century British and American Literature, Service and experiential learning, applied technology

Christy Ferguson, English Language and Literature

Contact info: Peck Hall 2316/email

Teaching Interest(s): Gender, sexuality, sustainability, feminism, composition, women’s studies, 19th century American literature

Helena Gurfinkel, English Language and Literature

Contact info: Peck Hall 2220/618-650-2060/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Literary critical theory; Victorian literature and culture;gender and sexuality studies; psychoanalysis

Anushiya Ramaswamy, English Language and Literature

Contact info: Peck Hall 2228/618-650-2060/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Composition Theory, History of Rhetoric, Literary Theory, African American Rhetoric, Post-Colonial Literature

Catherine Seltzer, English Language and Literature

Contact info: Peck Hall 2204/618-650-2060/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Southern Literature, 19th and 20th Century American Literature, 20th Century Women Writers, and Feminist Theory

Valerie Vogrin, English Language and Literature

Contact info: Peck Hall 0214/618-650-2060/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): 20th century & contemporary American women’s fiction

Belinda Carstens-Wickham, Foreign Languages

Contact info: Peck Hall 2325/618-650-2146/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): German

Carole Frick, Historical Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 3224/618-650-3237/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Material culture, feminist theory, the needle-trades, clothing and the semiotics of dress; early modern art and images; renaissance Italy

Jessica Harris, Historical Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 0216/618-650-2414/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): 20th Century African American History, 20th Century U.S. History

Christienne Hinz, Historical Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 3221/618-650-2414/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Japanese women’s history and the history of gender and nationalism in modern Japan and China

Rowena McClinton, Historical Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 0229/618-650-2414/email/website

Teaching Interest(s):  Native American Women and their special place in the economic and spiritual aspects of Native American life

Jennifer Miller, Historical Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 0213/618-650-2414/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Germany

Jason Stacy, Historical Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 1219/618-650-2414/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): American culture during the first half of the nineteenth century

Steve Tamari, Historical Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 1212/307-800-1454/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Modern Middle East; Ottoman Syria; Arab History; Ethnic and National Identity in Pre-Modern Times; Early Modern History

Allison Thomason, Historical Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 1225/618-650-2414/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Feminist International Relations Theory, Women and War

Mary Sue Love, Management & Marketing

Contact info: Founders Hall 2137/618-650-2733/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Organizational behavior, negotiations and leadership,interactions in the workplace

Ashton Speno, Mass Communications

Contact Info: email

Teaching Interest(s): issues of gender and sexualization in the media, adolescents’ experiences with new media technologies, and media effects on attitudes, behaviors, health outcomes, and self-concept.

Emily Truckenbrod, Music

Contact info: Dunham Hall 2110/618-650-5394/email/website

Teaching Interest(s):  Vocal Music and Pedagogy and Women in Music

Valerie Yancey, Nursing

Contact info: Alumni Hall 1124/618-650-2588/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Primary Care and Health Systems Nursing

Cathy Santanello, Pharmacy

Contact info: 220 University Park, room 1021/618-650-5165/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

S. Fatima, Philosophy

Contact info: email

Teaching Interest(s): Islam, Philosophy of Race, World Religions

Meredith Verochi, Philosophy

Contact info: Peck Hall 0228/email

Teaching Interest(s): Intersection of speech act theory, and feminist responses to hate speech, what keeps us the same person over time and change, the nature of consciousness, and what both mean for issues of life and death.

Joel Nadler, Psychology

Contact info: Alumni Hall 0124/618-650-3347/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Social Psychology, Psychology of Gender

Kim Carter, Social Work

Contact info: 1307B Peck Hall/email

Teaching Interest(s): Foundations of Social Work; Human Behavior in the Social Environment; Group Practice; Mental Health & Health Cultural Disparities; mental health caregiving; African American families; Nonprofit Management

Rosalind Evans, Social Work

Contact info: email

Teaching Interest(s): LGBTQ+ topics; identity formation; intersectionality

Jill Schreiber,  Social Work

Contact info: email

Teaching Interest(s): social work practice with individuals and groups; child welfare; research

Megan Arnett, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies 

Contact info: Peck Hall 1229/email

Teaching Interest(s): Social Justice and Diversity, Social Movements, Social Problems

Kiana Cox, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 1221/618-650-5696/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Intersectionality, Black Feminism, African American Social Movements and Politics, Popular Culture

Ekaterina Gorislavsky, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies

Contact info: email

Erin C. Heil, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 1210/618-650-3713/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Law; Race, Gender, and Crime;Issues in Justice

Florence Maätita, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 1204/618-650-3287/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Marriage and Family; Social Inequality; Race and Ethnic Relations

Linda Markowitz, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 1220/618-650-2451/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Women, Gender and Society,Graduate Gender Seminar in Sociology

Connie Frey Spurlock, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 1228/618-650-3713/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Victimology, criminology, deviance, sustainability

Elizabeth Stygar, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies

Contact info: Peck Hall 0225/618-650-3713/email/website

Teaching Interest(s): Women, Gender, & Society; Marriage & Family;Women & Work

WMST Office ~ Peck Hall 3407 ~ Campus Box 1350 ~ siuewmst@gmailcom

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