Tenure-line Faculty

A

  • Leah M Adams

    Leah M Adams

    Assistant Professor

    HIV risk & prevention among high-risk groups; Psychosocial aspects of chronic disease and traumatic injury management

  • Amal Amireh

    Amal Amireh

    Associate Professor

    middle eastern literature; world literature; postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality

  • Anu Aneja

    Anu Aneja

    Director

    Associate Professor

    transnational feminist theory and aesthetics; contemporary French, francophone and Indian literatures; feminist perspectives on mothering; and feminist pedagogy

B

  • 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.

  • Ann C Baker

    Ann C Baker

    Professor

    Organizational change, cross cultural communication, conflict and change, group dynamics, knowledge creation, and virtual conversations

  • Frederic Bemak

    Frederic Bemak

    Professor

  • Amy L Best

    Amy L Best

    Professor

    Education, social inequalities, youth, identity and intersectionality, children's health, community sociology, micro sociology, cultural sociology, sociology of everyday life, consumer markets and commercial life, sociology of food, farm to school, food access and food insecurity, feminist and qualitative approaches to social research, ethnography, program evaluation

  • Jo-Marie Burt

    Jo-Marie Burt

    Associate Professor

    Comparative politics, Latin America, political violence, human rights, transitional justice

C

  • Lauren B Cattaneo

    Lauren B Cattaneo

    Associate Professor

    empowerment, resilience, community-based learning, transformative education, civic engagement, intimate partner violence, client-centered services

  • Cher Weixia Chen

    Cher Weixia Chen

    Associate Professor

    International Studies, Legal Studies, and Social Justice and Human Rights

  • Rose M Cherubin

    Rose M Cherubin

    Associate Professor

    Ancient philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, African American philosophy

  • Giovanna Chesler

    Giovanna Chesler

    Professor

    documentary film, fiction film directing, transmedia, social issue media production

  • Rita Chi-Ying Chung

D

  • Maria M Dakake

    Maria M Dakake

    Associate Professor

    Islamic Thought; Qur'anic Studies; Shi'ite and Sufi Traditions; Women and Gender

  • Shannon N Davis

    Shannon N Davis

    Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, George Mason University, Korea

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

  • Leslie Dwyer

    Leslie Dwyer

    Associate Professor

E

  • Kimberly Eby

    Kimberly Eby

    Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs and Development / Assoc. Professor

    Community Psychology, Leadership, Faculty Development

  • Lisa Eckenwiler

    Lisa Eckenwiler

    Professor

    Bioethics, health care ethics, public health ethics, feminist ethical and political theory

F

  • Cynthia Fuchs

    Cynthia Fuchs

    Associate Professor

    Documentary, television, social media, war movies, sports media, black popular cultures, LGBTQ media, horror, action, and science fiction movies and TV, gender and sexuality

G

  • Pamela Watkins Garner

    Pamela Watkins Garner

    Professor

    Social and emotional development of young children

  • Rachael Goodman

    Rachael Goodman

    Associate Professor

    Trauma counseling, intergenerational trauma, and resilience Immigrant and refugee women and families Counselor training and development Mindfulness practices in counseling and counselor training Community-based participatory research (CBPR) practices and social action

H

  • Sumaiya A. Hamdani

    Sumaiya A. Hamdani

    Associate Professor

    Islamic history, Middle East, Women's Studies, Global history

  • 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

  • Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Associate Professor

    Medical anthropology, aging and end-of-life care, pain management, reproductive health, Islam, technology, gender, Middle East and North Africa, the United States

  • Samuel Clowes Huneke

    Samuel Clowes Huneke

    Assistant Professor

    Modern Europe, Modern Germany, History of Sexuality, Legal History, History of Science and Mathematics

J

  • Rachel Jones

    Rachel Jones

    Associate Professor

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

  • Yevette Richards Jordan

    Yevette Richards Jordan

    Associate Professor

    African American history, women's history, history of lynching, labor history, Pan-Africanism

K

L

  • Michelle LaFrance

    Michelle LaFrance

    Associate Professor

    Feminist research/feminist rhetoric, creative nonfiction, community writing, writing across the curriculum/in the disciplines, ethnography, writing program administration and pedagogy

  • Heidi Y. Lawrence

    Heidi Y. Lawrence

    Associate Professor

    Medical rhetoric, vaccine controversy, professional and technical communication, public rhetoric, rhetoric of science and technology

  • Lisa Lindley

    Lisa Lindley

    Associate Professor

    HIV/STD and unintended pregnancy prevention among adolescents and young adults

  • Samaine Lockwood

    Samaine Lockwood

    Associate Professor

    nineteenth-century American literature; gender and sexuality studies; research methods; queer theory

M

  • Michael G Malouf

    Michael G Malouf

    Associate Professor

    Modernism; Anglophone novel, drama, and poetry, spec. Irish, Caribbean, British literature; literary theory, postcolonialism and cultural studies; history of English.

  • Teresa L Michals

    Teresa L Michals

    Associate Professor

    history of children's literature; eighteenth-century British literature; disability studies

  • Janette Muir

    Janette Muir

    Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education / Associate Professor

    Political communication

O

  • Kristina Marie Olson

    Kristina Marie Olson

    Associate Professor

    Medieval and Renaissance studies, Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, gender studies, reception studies

  • Julie E. Owen

    Julie E. Owen

    Associate Professor

    leadership and intersectional identity development; liberatory pedagogy and research methods

P

  • Erin Peters

    Erin Peters

    Professor

  • Akila Ka Ma'at PHD, CDIL, CCPHC

    Akila Ka Ma'at PHD, CDIL, CCPHC

    Assistant Professor

    Critical Health Communication, Black Health, Community Participatory Engagement, Chronic Disease, Clinical Outcomes, Health Disparities & Inequities, Social Determinants, Structural Racism, Psychosocial Factors, Digital Health, Health Information Seeking, Intervention Development and Dissemination, Message and Survey Development and Evaluation

  • Christy L Pichichero

    Christy L Pichichero

    Associate Professor

    Early Modern and Revolutionary Literature, History, and Art of the French Empire; War and Culture; Critical Race and Critical Mixed Race Studies; Human Rights and Social Justice; Multiculturalism; Theater; Film Theory; Digital Humanities; Medical History; History of Emotion; Women’s Writing and History; History of News and Information Networks; Critical Pedagogy; Inclusive Pedagogy and Curricular Design; Student/Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing; Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Mentoring; Grad Student Recruitment and Mentoring, Academic and Community Activism, Academe and Politics.

R

  • Lisa M. Rabin

    Lisa M. Rabin

    Associate Professor

    Film history, film reception, "useful" film, Latin American film and other forms of mass media, Latin American literature, service-learning.

  • Priscilla M Regan

    Priscilla M Regan

    Professor

    Information and communication privacy policy, digital government, public policy process.

  • Danielle S. Rudes

    Danielle S. Rudes

    Associate Professor

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

S

  • Rashmi Sadana

    Rashmi Sadana

    Associate Professor

    Urban space, gender, and social mobility; infrastructure, design, and the built environment; language politics and ideologies; cultural identity formation; ethnography of literature; postcolonial theory, globalization, India

  • Kristin Samuelian

    Kristin Samuelian

    Associate Professor

    British literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, nineteenth-century British novel, materialist approaches to literature.

  • Kelly Schrum

    Kelly Schrum

    Associate Professor

    scholarship of teaching and learning, online learning, scholarly digital storytelling, digital humanities

  • Rick W. A. Smith

    Rick W. A. Smith

    Assistant Professor

    Genomics; Epigenomics; Ancient DNA; Power and Social Inequality; Settler Colonialism; Ancient Urbanism and Imperialism; Feminist, Queer, and Indigenous Science Studies. Primary geographic foci include the American South, Texas, Mesoamerica, and the Andes.

  • Peter N. Stearns

    Peter N. Stearns

    University Professor

    Modern European and American and comparative social history, history of emotions, world history

U

  • Janani Umamaheswar

    Janani Umamaheswar

    Assistant Professor

    Gender, punishment and incarceration, the life course, qualitative research methods

V

  • Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Associate Professor

    Latina/o/x Studies, Chicana/o/x Studies, Latin American Studies, Iberian Studies, Transatlantic Studies, Migration Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, LGTBQIA+ Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Panhispanic Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, Editing & Publishing