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

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

  • Sheryl Luzzadder Beach, Ph.D.

    Sheryl Luzzadder Beach, Ph.D.

    Professor, Associate Chair, and Academic Programs Director, Geography & GeoInformation Science

  • Frederic Bemak

    Frederic Bemak

    Professor

  • Amy L Best

    Amy L Best

    Professor

    Sociology of everyday life, social inequalities, feminist and qualitative approaches to social research, youth and gender, sociology of food

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

    Associate Professor

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

  • Rita Chi-Ying Chung
  • Dina M. Copelman

    Dina M. Copelman

    Associate Professor

    Modern British, European women, European social

D

  • Maria M Dakake

    Maria M Dakake

    Associate Professor

    Islamic thought, Qur'anic Studies, Shi'ite and Sufi traditions, women's issues

  • Shannon N Davis

    Shannon N Davis

    Professor

    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

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Tamara Harvey

    Tamara Harvey

    Interim Director

    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

J

  • 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

K

L

  • Lisa Lindley

    Lisa Lindley

    Associate Professor

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

  • Samaine Samaine Lockwood

    Samaine Samaine Lockwood

    Associate Professor

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

M

  • 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, medieval chronicles, historiography, gender studies

  • Julie E. Owen

    Julie E. Owen

    Associate Professor

    Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL), leadership studies

P

  • Erin Peters

    Erin Peters

    Professor

  • 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, prisoner reentry, problem-solving courts, implementation studies, street-level bureaucrats, and qualitative methods

S

  • Kristin Samuelian

    Kristin Samuelian

    Associate Professor

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

  • Peter N. Stearns

    Peter N. Stearns

    University Professor

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

T

  • Toni-Michelle C Travis

    Toni-Michelle C Travis

    Professor

    American government on the racial/gender dimensions in elections, Virginia Politics, urban politics

V

  • Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Associate Professor

    Latina/o/x Studies, Chicana/o/x Studies, 20th & 21st C. Latin American Studies, 20th & 21st C. Iberian Studies, Transatlantic Studies, Migration Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, LGTBQ Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Panhispanic Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, Editing & Publishing