Affiliated Faculty

Rhonda Armstrong, PhD

*Associate Professor of English*Chair, Department of English & Foreign Languages*
Liana Babayan, PhD

Assistant Professor of French; Director, Women's & Gender Studies
Melissa Bemiller, PhD

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology
Candace Best, PhD 

Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
Candis Bond, PhD

Assistant Professor of English
Angela Bratton, PhD 

Associate Professor of History
Sandrine Catris, PhD

Assistant Professor of History
Heather Chiero, PhD

Associate Professor of History
Kimberly Davies, PhD

Professor and Department Chair of Sociology, Criminal Justice, & Social Work
Jessica Dillard-Wright

Instructor of Nursing
Allison Foley, PhD

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Pamela Hayward, PhD 

Professor of Communication
Christina Henderson, PhD

Assistant Professor of English
Edgar Johnson, PhD 

Associate Professor of Communication
Mary-Kate Lizotte, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science
Ruth McClelland-Nugent, PhD

Associate Professor of History
E. Nicole Meyer, PhD

Professor of French
Melissa Powell-Williams, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology
Sudha Ratan, PhD

Professor of Political Science
Wendy J. Turner, PhD

Professor of History
Brandy Wells, PhD

Assistant Professor of History
Seretha Williams, PhD

Professor of English


Attention Faculty: How You Can Help

The Women's and Gender Studies Program Committee is always interested in meeting faculty and staff with an interest in Women's and Gender Studies.

If you think that a class you're offering in the future might be a good fit for a Women's and Gender Studies cross-list, please contact program director, Dr. Liana Babayan.

Faculty and staff are also welcome to bring ideas for programming, program development, and service needs to the Women's and Gender Studies Program Committee meetings.

Faculty play a tremendous role in introducing students to Women's and Gender Studies—if you have a student who you think would be interested in WGST 1101 or who might be a good fit for the minor, suggest that the student take a look at our website or register for the intro course.

Lastly, faculty serve an important function in promoting and attending student events. Watch the calendar for events that you might be interested to share with your students or attend yourself!