Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Faculty

Dr. Carole Barnsley
  • Dr. Carole Barnsley
  • Associate Professor of Religion;
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2011
    M.A., Miami University, 2000
    B.A., Middlebury College, 1998
Dr. Sharon Brown
  • Dr. Sharon Brown
  • Professor of Exercise Science
  • Ph.D., M.S., University of South Carolina, 1994
    B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1984
Dr. Elizabeth Corsun
  • Dr. Elizabeth Corsun
  • Associate Professor of English;
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
    B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz
Dr. Ellen Cox
  • Dr. Ellen Cox
  • Professor of Philosophy;
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, DePaul University, 2001
    M.A., Philosophy, DePaul University, 1997
    B.A., Philosophy and History, Miami University of Ohio, 1993
Mr. Gary Deaton
  • Mr. Gary Deaton
  • Instructor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication;
  • M.A., Miami University, 1987
    B.S., Miami University, 1983
Dr. Simona Fojtova
  • Dr. Simona Fojtova
  • Associate Professor of Women's Studies;
  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2006
    M.A.., University of New Mexico, 1998
    B.A., Masaryk University, 1996
Dr. Mark Jackson
  • Dr. Mark Jackson
  • Associate Professor of Psychology and Program Director
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1999
    M.A., University of Kentucky, 1996
    B.A., University of Memphis, 1993
Dr. Iva Katzarska-Miller
  • Dr. Iva Katzarska-Miller
  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2009
    M.A., University of Kansas, 2005
    B.A., University of Kansas, 2003
Dr. Amy Maupin
  • Dr. Amy Maupin
  • Associate Professor of Education
  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Tennessee, 2000
    M.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 1996
    B.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 1991
Dr. Melissa McEuen
  • Dr. Melissa McEuen
  • Professor of History;
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1991
    M.A., Louisiana State University, 1986
    B.A., Georgetown College, 1983
Dr. Kenneth Slepyan
  • Dr. Kenneth Slepyan
  • Professor of History
  • Ph.D., History, University of Michigan, 1994
    M.A., University of Michigan, 1991, 1990
    B.A., Williams College, 1987
Dr. Kremena Todorova
  • Dr. Kremena Todorova
  • Associate Professor of English
  • Ph.D., M.A., English, University of Notre Dame, 2003, 2001
    B.A., English, Hope College, 1997
Dr. Avery Tompkins
  • Dr. Avery Tompkins
  • Diversity Scholar
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Syracuse University, 2011
    C.A.S., Women's Studies, Syracuse University, 2007
    M.A., Sociology, Syracuse University, 2004
    B.A., Sociology and Psychology, University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire, 2003
Interpersonal communication
Organizational communication
Qualitative methods and ethnography
Teaching, learning, and pedagogy
Culture (global citizenship)
Stereotyping and prejudice (self-stereotyping)
Social comparison
Negative social emotions (e.g., humiliation, shame, envy, Schadenfreude)
Queer theory
Islamic studies
Comparative religion
Feminist Theory and Queer Theory
Transnational Feminism
Women in the United States, 1900-1950
Photography and other visual representation
Childhood obesity prevention
Nutrition and energy balance
Contemplative education
Young adult literature
Victorian popular theater
Genre fiction
20th- and 21st-century American literature
Identity politics
Soviet and Russian history
Modern European history