Gender and Women's Studies

Gender and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary minor focusing on issues of gender, sexuality and the ways gender and sexuality shape human experience through history and across cultures.

Courses are offered in almost every field from the arts and humanities to the social and natural sciences, and the minor can be combined with any major.

A Gender and Women’s Studies minor requires six courses, including a 100-level introductory course; Theories of Gender; and four additional courses, representing at least two academic divisions. With approval, a student can complete an internship or independent study as one of these courses.

Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.



Elizabeth Bennett
Elizabeth A. Bennett, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
James Benze
James G. Benze, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Rosalie Carpenter
Rosalie T. Carpenter, Ed.D.
Professor & Founder/Director of Elementary Education
Candy DeBerry
Candy S. DeBerry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Samuel B. Fee, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of CIS Department

Tara Robbins Fee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Anthony Fleury
Anthony Fleury, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Communication Arts
Tiffani Gottschall
Tiffani A. Gottschall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics and Business
Charlie Hannon
Charles T. Hannon, Ph.D.
Professor of CIS; Associate Dean of the Faculty

Jennifer Harding, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English; Coordinator of the Professional Writing Program
Amanda Holland-Minkley
Amanda Holland-Minkley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of CIS

Jeannette L. Kline, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair of Mathematics
Carolyn Kyler
Carolyn Kyler, Ph.D.
Professor of English; Director of Gender and Women's Studies

John Lambertson, Ph.D.
Professor of Art

Victoria D. List, Ph.D.
Professor of History
James Longo
James M. Longo, Ed.D.
Professor Chair of Education Department
Steve Malinak
Steven M. Malinak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Karin Maresh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Arts

Lauryn S. Mayer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Kay McEvoy
Kathleen A. McEvoy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Susan Medley
Susan Medley, Ph.D.
Professor of Music
Michael Pettersen
Michael S. Pettersen, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics

Katrine R. Pflanze, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French

Christy P. Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish; Language Coordinator, International Business

Michael Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of German
Dana Shiller
Dana J. Shiller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of English

Mark D. Swift, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Music
Sharon Taylor
Sharon C. Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French
Linda Troost
Linda L. Troost, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Robert Vande Kappelle
Robert Vande Kappelle, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies

Lynn A. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Michael Wolf
Michael P. Wolf, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Susan Woodard
Susan J. Woodard, D.M.A.
Professor of Music