Program Faculty

Program faculty have contributed significantly to the primary mission of the Women and Gender Studies program through teaching, mentoring and/or administration. Compared to affiliate status, program faculty are expected to make a greater and more consistent contribution to the Women and Gender Studies program. Some contributions of program faculty include teaching a women and gender studies course, mentoring a graduate student, and serving on MAIS thesis and project committees. 

  • Supriya Baily

    Supriya Baily

    Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Development

    Dr. Bailys research has focused primarily on the effects nonformal education has had on women and the communities in which they live.

  • David Powers Corwin

    David Powers Corwin

    Program Coordinator

    LGBTQ Studies, men's friendships, literature as social action, literary studies as field, television studies, trauma and identity in writing studies

  • Shannon N Davis

    Shannon N Davis


    Sociology of families and intimate relationships, gender ideologies, gender inequality, research methods

  • Courtney Diener

    Courtney Diener

    Assistant Director of Interpersonal Violence, Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC)

    interpersonal violence, violence prevention, Title IX and higher education.

  • Kelly Dunne

    Kelly Dunne


    History, Childhood Studies, and Education

  • Cynthia Fuchs

    Cynthia Fuchs

    Associate Professor

    Documentaries, American media, war movies, black popular cultures, sports and media, horror, action, and science fiction, gender and sexuality

  • Nancy W Hanrahan

    Nancy W Hanrahan

    Associate Professor

    critical theory, cultural sociology, feminist theory, music and the arts

  • Tamara Harvey

    Tamara Harvey

    Associate Professor

    early American literature, early modern women's writing, feminist theory

  • Rachel Jones

    Rachel Jones

    Associate Professor

    19th & 20th century continental philosophy, feminist philosophy, aesthetics

  • Yevette Richards Jordan

    Yevette Richards Jordan

    Associate Professor

    Women’s history, African American history, women’s labor in the global economy, labor history, Pan-Africanism, Cold War

  • Julie Choe Kim

    Julie Choe Kim

    Director of Graduate Student Life

    Asian American students, student development, multiple identities, intersectionality, and graduate student success

  • Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

    Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

    Associate Professor

    Race, gender, the African American experience, and the history of black women in the Atlantic World

  • Danielle S. Rudes

    Danielle S. Rudes

    Associate Professor

    Organizational change, community corrections (probation/parole), prisons, law & society, prisoner reentry, problem-solving courts, implementation studies, street-level bureaucrats, and qualitative methods

  • Nancy Xiong

    Nancy Xiong

    Associate Director

    Undergraduate Academic Advisor


    Diversity and Inclusion, Immigration/Refugee Studies, Gender Based Violence, International Marriage Migration & Asian American Pacific Islander Studies.

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