Affiliated Faculty & Degree Programs

The W offers students a range of courses and interdisciplinary programs of study focused on the role of gender in society and the dynamics that shape women's lives in diverse cultural contexts and time periods. Undergraduate students may pursue a minor or a Bachelor of Arts in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; at the graduate level, the Master of Arts in Women's Leadership offers a unique curriculum based in leadership theory and praxis. In addition, the Women's College encourages leadership development and nurtures a sense of community among students who are interested in coursework and extracurricular activities related to gender and women's studies.

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Using an interdisciplinary approach, students in the Women's Leadership program critically examine the social construction of gender and leadership in diverse cultural contexts and time periods. At the heart of this degree is a women's leadership practicum requirement. The practicum affords unique opportunities far beyond the walls of the classroom in women's centers, businesses, non-profits, community arts councils and museums, legal offices, domestic violence shelters and more.'s,%20Gender,%20&%20Sexuality%20Studies
Students in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program choose courses from across a range of academic fields to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the social construction of gender and the status of women. The program emphasizes both scholarly exploration and the application of knowledge to practical women's issues.
The WGSS program offers both a major--leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies--and a minor, which requires eighteen hours of coursework.'s%20College
Grounded in the university’s rich history of academic and leadership development for women, the Women’s College empowers students by helping them make sense of the dynamics that shape women's lives and professional opportunities; providing them with a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of students, faculty, and alums; showcasing women's excellence and leadership in the past and present; and giving them skills and experiences to help them forge their own paths and become transformational leaders in their professions and communities.

Affiliated Faculty

Professor of Family Science
Chair, Psychology & Family Science Department
Visiting Assistant Professor and former Director of Outreach & Innovation at The W.
Assistant Professor of Family Science
Christina Chunn
Instructor of Health Education
Associate Professor of English
Graduate Director of Women’s Leadership
Associate Professor of History
Chair, History, Political Science, & Geography Department
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Director, Ina E. Gordy Honors College
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Mary Gremillion
Adjunct Professor of Health Education
Professor of Art, Gallery Director
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Health Education
Emma Ody Pohl Chair, Department of Health & Kinesiology
Associate Professor of Political Science
Director, Women's Center for Research & Public Policy
Professor of English and Religion
Interim Director, Women's College
Associate Professor of English & Creative Writing
Dr. Bridget Pieschel
Professor Emeritus of English and Women's Studies
Dr. Van Roberts
Professor Emeritus of Communication