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Gender Studies Faculty

The Gender Studies curriculum comprises courses from many disciplines, and we therefore draw on the expertise of faculty from numerous departments.

In addition to faculty who teach specific courses, other faculty and staff members are listed because they actively participate in the Gender Studies Program as guest lecturers, event organizers and so forth.

Dr. Traci Roberts Camps
Dr. Traci Roberts-Camps, Director, Gender Studies Program, Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Film.

Program Director: Traci Roberts-Camps
2005, Associate Professor; B.A., Willamette University, 1999; M.A., University of California, Riverside, 2004; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2004.

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Phone: 209.946.2343
Office: Wendell Phillips Center, Rm. 248

Professor Roberts-Camps teaches: Introduction to Gender Studies (GEND 11) and Cine hispano/Hispanic Film (SPAN 114)


Email icon Laura Bathurst, 2005, Assistant Professor; B.A., Kansas State University, 1997; M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1999; Ph.D., 2005.

Art and Graphic Design

Email icon Merrill Schleier, 1982, Professor Emeritus, B.A., The City College of New York, 1973; M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1976; Ph.D., 1983. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.3103 - Office: Art Bldg #2 Rm. 202

Professor Schleier teaches: Nineteenth Century European Art (ARTH 112), Twentieth Century European Art and Film (ARTH 114), Contemporary World Art (ARTH 116), Art in the U.S. (ARTH 118), and Sex, Gender, and the Arts (ARTH 124).

College Dean's Office

Email icon Marcia Hernandez, 2005, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994; Ph.D., State University of New York, Albany, 2007.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2100 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 217


Email icon Andreea D. Boboc
, 2006, Associate Professor, B.A., Ludwig-Maximilans University, 1997; M.A., 1998; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2006.

Professor Boboc teaches Medieval Women (ENGL 141).

Email icon Diane M. Borden, 1971, Professor Emeritus, B.A., Lone Mountain College, 1964; M.A., San Francisco State College, 1966; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1971.

Professor Borden teaches: Desire/Power/Gender (ENG 25); Literature and Psychology (ENGL 122); Film, Literature, and the Arts (ENGL 123); and Critical Colloquium (ENGL 125).

Email icon Cynthia Dobbs, 1998, Associate Professor; B.A., Pomona College, 1987; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Dean Dobbs teaches: Introduction to Gender Studies (GEND 11), Black Women Writers (ENGL 25) and
Faulkner and Morrison (ENGL 135).

Email icon Courtney Lehmann, 1998, Professor, B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991; M.A., Indiana University, 1994; Ph.D., 1998. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Professor Lehman teaches: Sport and Scandal (ENGL 25); British Literature Before 1800 (ENGL 41);
Shakespeare: Bastards, Moors, and Whores (ENGL 131); and English Renaissance Literature (ENGL 140).

Email icon John Lessard, 2006, Associate Professor, B.A., Rice University, 1997; M.A., University of Pennsylvania 1999; Ph.D., 2006.

Professor Lessard teaches: Marks of Distinction: Class, Desire Literature (ENG 25).

Email icon Camille Norton, 1994, Professor, B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1983; M.A., Harvard University, 1987; Ph.D., 1992.

Professor Norton teaches: Critical Colloquium (ENGL 125) and Contemporary Critical Issues (ENGL 127).

Email icon Amy Elizabeth Smith, 1999, Professor and Chair, B.A., West Virginia University, 1986; M.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1991; Ph.D., 1998.

Email icon Eric A. Sonstroem, 2001, Associate Professor, B.A., Wesleyan University, 1988; M.A., Indiana University, 1990; Ph.D., 1999.

Email icon Xiaojing Zhou, 2002, Professor and Ethnic Studies Program Director, B.A., Department of English Language and Literature, College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Shandong University, China, 1974; M.A., Department of English, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1989; Ph.D., Department of English, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada, 1995.

Professor Zhou teaches: Multi-Ethnic American Literature (ENGL 25) and Geography, History and Asian American Literature (ENGL 161).


Email icon Kris Alexanderson, 2013, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Rutgers, 2011.

Email icon Jennifer Helgren, 2006, Associate Professor, B.A. University of California, Los Angeles, 1994; M.A. Claremont Graduate University, 1999; Ph.D., 2005. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2270 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center, Rm. 230

Professor Helgren teaches: Introduction to Gender Studies (GEND 11), Women in United States History (HIST 133), Women in Time and Place (HIST 135).

Email icon Edie Sparks, Associate Professor and Chair, College of the Pacific.
1999, Associate Professor and Senior Associate Dean, B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1991; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1996; Ph.D., 1999. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences

Email icon Lara Killick, 2009, Assistant Professor, B.A., Durham University, England, 2000; M.A., University of Leicester, England, 2005; Ph.D., Loughborough University, England, 2009.

Email icon Peter J. Schroeder, 2007, Associate Professor and Chair, B.S., Truman State University, 1996; M.A., University of the Pacific, 1998; University of Missouri, 2003.
Phone: 209.946.2704 - Office: Main Gym, Rm. 207

Professor Schroeder teaches: Sport in America (SPTS 141).


Email icon Christopher Goff, 2002, Professor and Assistant Provost for Diversity, B.S., B.A., University of Texas, Austin, 1993; M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995; Ph.D., 1999. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2036 - Office: Classroom Building 103C

Modern Languages & Literature

Email icon Cosana Eram, 2012, Assistant Professor (French); B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Magna Cum Lande, 2003, University of Bucharest, Romania; Ph.D., Stanford.

Email icon Traci Roberts-Camps, 2005, Associate Professor (SPANISH) and Director Gender Studies Program, B.A., Willamette University, 1999; M.A., University of California, Riverside, 2001; Ph.D., 2004.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2343 - Office: WPC-Annex 248

Professor Roberts-Camps teaches: Cine Hispano/Hispanic Film (SPAN 114).

Political Science

Email icon Jeffrey Becker, 2006, Associate Professor, B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991; M.A., Rutgers University, 1996; Ph.D., 2004. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.3986 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center, Rm. 124


David Hall
Teaches: Human Sexuality (PSYC 66).

Religious & Classical Studies

Email icon Martha W. Bowsky, 1984, Professor Emeritus, B.A., University of North Carolina, 1972; M.A., 1974; Ph.D, University of Michigan, 1983. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
Phone: 209.946.2912 - Office: WPC-Annex 148

Professor Bowsky teaches: Sexuality in Greek Society (CLAS 120) and Sexuality in Roman Society (CLAS 122).

Email icon George Randels Jr., 1996, Professor, B.A., University of Iowa, 1984; M.A.R., Yale University, 1987; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1994. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2969 - Office: WPC-Annex 151-C

Professor Randels teaches: Sex, Sin, and Salvation (RELI 44).

Email icon Caroline T. Schroeder, 2007, Professor, A.B., Brown University, 1993; M.A., Duke University, 1998; Ph.D., 2002. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.3093 - Office: WPC-Annex 151-A

Professor Schroeder teaches: Social Topics in Early Christianity:  Sex, Marriage and Family (RELI 128).

Email icon Tanya Storch, 2000, Professor, B.A., M.A., University of St. Petersburg, 1988; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1995.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2533 - Office: WPC-Annex 145

School of Business

Cynthia Wagner Weick, Professor, Eberhardt School of Business.


Email icon Alison Alkon, 2008, Associate Professor, B.A., Emory University, 1999; M.A., University of California, Davis, 2003; Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2008.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2930 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 206

Professor Alkon teaches: Social Problems (SOCI 93 A).

Email icon Susan Mannon, 2013, Associate Professor, B.A. in Anthropology and Afro-American Studies, 1996; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; M.S. (Sociology), 1998; Ph.D. (Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.

Email icon Ethel G. Nicdao, 2007, Associate Professor and Chair, B.A., University of California, Davis, 1994; M.A., California State University, Hayward, 2001; Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2006.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2931 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 208

Professor Nicdao teaches: Social Inequality (SOCI 172).

Student Life

Email icon Elisa Anders

Theatre Arts

Email icon Macelle Mahala, 2007, Associate Professor, B.A., Macalester College, 2001; M.A., University of Minnesota, 2004; Ph.D., 2007. May is the recipient of many awards for her work as a writer and teaches, among other classes, our Theatre Heritage and Playwriting classes.
Phone: 209.946.2055 - Office: DeMarcus Brown Studio Theatre Building, Room 8

University Library

Email icon Robin Imhof, Reference Librarian and Associate Professor, B.A. in English, University of California, Los Angeles, 1987; M.L.I.S., San Jose State University, 1995; M.A. in Comparative Literature, San Francisco State University, 2000.

Email icon Michelle Maloney, Reference & Instruction/Outreach Librarian and Associate Professor; 2007, Reference Librarian, B.A. in Communication, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2000; M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.

Women's Resource Center


Email icon Shannon Schipper, Director of the Women's Resource Center.