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2020

Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed

  • Wunpini Mohammed completed a Ph.D. in Mass Communications with a minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and an African Studies concentration in 2020. Wunpini is currently an Assistant Professor of Global Media Industries at the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

Johnathan Smilges

  • Johnathan Smilges received a Dual Ph.D. in English and Women's Studies in 2020. Johnathan is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty of Women’s Studies at Texas Woman’s University.

Leslie Sotomayor

  • Leslie Sotomayor received a Dual PhD in Art Education and Women's Studies in 2020. She is an Assistant Professor in Art Education at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Email: lcz5008@psu.edu

Tiffany Tsantsoulas

  • Tiffany Tsantsoulas received a PhD in Philosophy with a WGSS Minor in 2020. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Bakersfield.

Emma Velez

  • Emma Velez received a dual PhD in Philosophy and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2020. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the Univeristy of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.

Email: eqv5073@psu.edu

2019

Meredith Field

  • Meredith Field received a Dual PhD in Rural Sociology & Women's Studies in 2019. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at University of Cincinnati.

Lauren Golder

  • Lauren Golder received a Dual PhD in History and Women's Studies in 2019.

Anya Wallace

  • Anya Wallace received a Dual Ph.D. in in Art Education and Women's Studies in 2019.

Email: amw402@psu.edu

Hannah Whitley

  • Hannah Whitley received a Dual M.A. in Rural Sociology and Women's Studies in 2019.

Email: htw3@psu.edu

2018

Jenna Christian

  • Jenna Christian received a Dual Ph.D. in Geography and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2018. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's & Gender Studies and Geography at Bucknell University.

Kathryn Falvo

  • Kathryn Falvo received a Dual Ph.D. in History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2018. She is currently an Instructional Assistant Professor of History at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

2017

Sarah Abu Bakr

  • Sarah Abu Bakr received a Dual PhD in Art Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2017. She in currently an Assistant Professor at Kuwait University.

Maria del Rosario Castro Bernardini

  • Rosario Bernardini recieved a dual PhD in Rural Sociology and WGSS in 2017. She is currently a researcher on “Livelihoods and Rights” in the Research Department of Oxfam America in Boston.

Email: muc288@psu.edu

Christopher Hayashida-Knight

  • Christopher Hayashida-Knight received a Dual PhD in History and Women's Studies in 2017. He is currently a Lecturer at California State University, Chico.

2013

Brittany Bloodhart

  • Brittany Bloodhart received a Dual Ph.D. in Psychology & Women's Studies in 2013. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at California State University-San Bernardino.

Email: brittanybloodhart@gmail.com

Jessica Cundiff

  • Jessica Cundiff received her Dual PhD in Women’s Studies and Social Psychology the summer of 2013. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Email: jess2219@gmail.com

Catherine Jampel

  • She received her Dual MS in Women's Studies and Geography the summer of 2013. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University.

Email: cjampel@clarku.edu

Nicole Laliberte

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Geography the summer of 2013. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto-Mississauga.

Email: nicole.laliberte@utoronto.ca

2012

Mary Barby Badayos-Jover

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Rural Sociology the May of 2012. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Philippines.

Gregory Lankenau

  • He received his Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Geography the summer of 2012. He is currently an Instructor at Fresno State.

Email: glankenau@mail.fresnostate.edu

Melissa Rock

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Geography the summer of 2012 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Affiliated Faculty of Asian Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is also the founding member and Co-organizer of DASH Lab.

Email: myrock@newpaltz.edu

Matthew Zawadzki

  • He received the dual-degree in Women’s Studies and Social Psychology in summer 2012. He is currently Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of California, Merced.

2011

Beth Bee

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Geography the fall of 2011. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Geography, Planning, and the Environment at East Carolina University.

Email: beeb@ecu.edu

Beate Brunow

  • She received her PhD in German Language and Literature with a Minor in Women's Studies in 2011. She is currently the Director of Academic Partnerships and Initiatives at University of Georgia.

Email: b.brunow@uga.edu

Kate D Derickson

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Geography May of 2011. She is currently an Associate Professor in Geography and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Email: kdericks@umn.edu

Adetty Pérez de Miles

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Art Education in May of 2011. She is currently an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Art Education Program at Texas State University.

Email: A_P878@txstate.edu

Stephanie Troutman

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Curriculum & Instruction the summer of 2011. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Emerging Literacies in the Rhetoric, Composition and Teaching of English program at the University of Arizona.

Email: troutmans@email.arizona.edu

2010

Yihuai Cai

  • Yihuai received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Curriculum & Instruction in the Summer of 2010.

Srijana Shrestha

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Psychology the summer of 2010 and she is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of St.Thomas in Houston, TX.

Email: shrests@stthom.edu

Dai-Rong Wu

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Art Education in the fall of 2010.

2009

Jennifer Biedenforf

  • She received her PhD in Communications, Arts & Sciences with a Minor in Women's Studies in the spring of 2009.

Sushmita Chatterjee

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Political Science in the spring of 2009 and is currently an Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University.

Email: chatterjees@appstate.edu

Jessica Hayes-Conroy

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Geography the summer of 2009 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Women's Studies Department of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Email: hayes-conroy@hws.edu

Ruth Mendum

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Rural Sociology the spring of 2009 and is currently the Director of the University Fellowships Office at Penn State University.

Email: univ-fellowships@psu.edu

Piper Mullins

  • She received her Masters Dual Degree in Women's Studies and French in the spring of 2009 and she is currently Program Coordinator, Pan-Smithsonian Cryo-Initiative at the Smithsonian Institution.

Cole Reilly

  • He received his Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Curriculum & Instruction the Summer of 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor at Towson University.

Email: creilly@towson.edu

Dana Schulte

  • She received her Masters Dual Degree in Women's Studies and French in the spring of 2009 and she is currently a French teacher at Fox C-6 School District in Missouri.

Nicole Sparling

  • She received her PhD in Comparative Literature with a Minor in Women's Studies in the spring of 2009 and she is currently an Assistant Professor of World Literature at the Central Michigan University.

Email: sparl1nl@cmich.edu

2008

Crystal Endsley

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Curriculum & Instruction the summer of 2008 and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Africana Studies at Hamilton College.

Niveditha Menon

  • She received her PhD in Sociology with a Minor in Women's Studies in the fall of 2008.

Raena Qinlivan

  • She received her PhD in Communications, Arts & Sciences with a Minor in Women's Studies in the fall of 2008 and she is currently a visiting Assistant Professor in Rhetoric at The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.

Email: raena.quinlivan@asu.edu

Lissette Szwydky-Davis

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and History in 2008. She is currently an Assistant Professor in English and Associate Director of the Arkansas Humanities Center at the University of Arkansas.

Email: lissette@uark.edu

2007

Sarah Gervais

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Psychology the summer of 2007 she is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Email: sgervais2@unl.edu

Natalie Jolly

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Rural Sociology the summer of 2007 and is currently a lecturer at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

Email: natjolly@u.washington.edu

Heather Ondercin

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Political Science in the fall of 2007 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi.

Anu Sabhlok

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Geography the spring of 2007 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research(IISER), Mohali.

Email: anusablok@iisermohali.ac.in

Leah Warner

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Social Psychology the spring of 2007 she is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Email: lwarner@ramapo.edu

2006

Erin Wyble Newcomb

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Literacy Education in the fall of 2006 and is currently a lecturer at SUNY New Paltz.

Email: newcombe@newpaltz.edu

2005

Ayse Dayi

  • She received her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies with a Minor in Women's Studies in the spring of 2005.

Jennifer Fluri

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Geography the summer of 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor at Dartmouth University.

Email: jennifer.fluri@dartmouth.edu

Peeter Tammeveski

  • He received his PhD with a minor in Women's Studies in the summer of 2005 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota.

Email: peeter.tammeveski@email.und.edu

Amy Trauger

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Geography the spring of 2005 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia.

Email: atrauger@uga.edu

2004

Jennifer Davis

  • She received her PhD in History with a Minor in Women's Studies in the summer of 2004 and she is currently an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma.

Njeri Githire

  • She received her PhD in Comparative Literature with a Minor in Women's Studies in the summer of 2004 and she is currently an Associate Professor of African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Email: ngithire@umn.edu

Marla Jaksch

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Art Education the spring of 2004 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the College of New Jersey.

Email: jakschm@tcnj.edu

Risa Whitson

  • She received her PhD in Geography with a Minor in Women's Studies in the summer of 2004 and she is currently an Associate Professor of Geography at Ohio University.

Email: whitson@ohio.edu

2003

Jennifer Eisenhauer

  • She received her Dual PhD in Women's Studies and Art Education the spring of 2003 and is currently an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University.

Email: eisenhauer.9@osu.edu

Lynne Fallwell

  • She received her PhD in History with a Minor in Women's Studies in the summer of 2003 and she is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Texas Tech University.

Email: L.Fallwell@ttu.edu

2002

Vidhya Swaminathan

  • She received her PhD in English with a Minor in Women's Studies in the fall of 2002 and she is currently an Associate Professor of English at Long Island University-Brooklyn.

Email: srividhya.swaminathan@liu.edu

2001

Jamie Warner

  • She received her Ph.D. in Political Science with a minor in Women’s Studies in 2001 and is currently a professor of Political Science at Marshall University.

Beth Widmaier Capo

  • She received her PhD in English with a Minor in Women's Studies in the fall of 2001 and she is currently an Associate Professor of English at Illinois College.

Email: bcapo@mail.ic.edu

2000

Whitney Chirdon

  • She received her Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and French with a Minor in Women’s Studies in 2000.

Email: whitney@psu.edu

Margaret Farrar

  • She received her PhD in Political Science with a Minor in Women's Studies in the fall of 2000 and she is currently an Associate Professor of Political Science at Augustana College.

Email: MargaretFarrar@augustana.edu

1991

Kate Garrity

  • She received her Speech Communications Major with a Women's Studies Minor in 1991.
  • She is currently the Director of Library Services at Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA

Email: kgarrity@germantownfriends.org