Departments, Programs and Centers


Women's Studies

  • Director Associate Professor Nancy Marie Robertson
  • Professors Gabrielle S. Bersier, German; Dennid Bingham, English; Paul Carlin, Economics; Ulla M. Connor, English; Carol Brooks Gardner, Sociology; Linda L. Haas, Sociology; Bessie House-Soremekun, Political Science and Africana Studies; Karen M. Kovacik, English; Missy Dehn Kubitschek, English; Obioma G. Nnaemeka, French and Africana Studies; Jean Robertson, Herron; Jane E. Schultz, English; Patricia Wittberg, Sociology; Marianne Wokeck, History
  • Associate Professors Ronda C. Herny Anthony, English and Aricana Studies; Lorraine Blackman, Social Work; Terri A. Bourus, English; Peg Brand, Philosophy; Herbert Brant, Spanish; Jeanette Dickerson-Putman, Anthropology; Catherine A. Dobris, Communication Studies; Lynn Duggin, Labor Studies; Margaret Robertson Ferguson, Political Science; Gina Sánchez Gibau, Anthropology;  Elizabeth M. Goering, Communication Studies;  Kelly E. Hayes, Religious Studies;  Susan Brin Hyatt, Anthropology; Karen Ramsay Johnson, English; Elizabeth A. Jones, Physical Education; Daniella Kostroun, History; Nancy Marie Robertson, History; Kristina Horn Sheeler, Communication Studies; Susan C. Shepherd, English; Jennifer Thorington-Springer, English; Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, Spanish; Kim White-Mills, Communication Studies; Reiko Yonogi, Japanese Studies
  • Assistant Professors Jennifer Bute, Communication Studies;  Modupe Labode, History; Roberta Lindsey, Music; Megan L. Musgrave, English
  • Senior Lecturers  Anita J. Morgan, History; Teresa Molinder Hogue, English
  • Lecturers  Patricia Clark, Biology; Martina L. Dalinghaus, Classical Studies; Sumana Jogi, Communication Studies; Shenan Kroupa, Psychology
  • Affiliates  Kathleen S. Grove, Director of the Office for Women; Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, School of Medicine; Kristi L. Palmer, Associate Librarian

The Women’s Studies Program at IUPUI provides undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue a sequence of courses in a growing academic discipline—the study of women and their changing role in society. The program is interdisciplinary because women’s experiences encompass the full range of human activity, and separate disciplines offer unique starting points in interpreting these experiences.

The importance of women’s studies lies both in its interdisciplinary approach and in the timely opportunity it offers for the study of issues long neglected by scholarship.

Completion of the Women’s Studies Program may provide an additional basis for pursuing future training in law, psychology, history, literature, or public or business administration in areas related to women. For students who do not continue professional or graduate training in an academic discipline, specializing in women’s studies may provide a useful background in careers that focus on concerns of women, such as paralegal and probation work, secondary and elementary school counseling, journalism, and community agency service.