Women’s and Gender Studies Program Coordinator:

Alison Hepler, associate professor of history (Ph.D., Temple University), teaches U.S. History (HTY 103), Novel as History (HTY 235), U.S. Women’s History (HTY 246), History of Latin America (HTY 260), History of Mexico (HTY 261), History of Medicine (HTY 271), and Introduction to Women’s Studies (WST 101).

Core Faculty:


T. Ann Kennedy, associate professor of Composition and Women’s and Gender Studies (Ph.D., Rice University), teaches Introduction to Women’s Studies (WST 101), The Female Body in Western Culture (WST 277) and Topics in Contemporary Feminist Thought (WST330).


Lee Sharkey, retired assistant professor of English and Women’s Studies (M.F.A., Warren Wilson College), teaches Introduction to Women’s Studies (WST 101), Gender, Race and Class (WST 260), Poetry by Women (ENH 283), and topics courses (WST 377) including Embodied Writing and Feminist Oral History.