Department website: https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/women-gender-studies
Program Coordinator: Dong Isbister
Office: 261 Gardner Hall
About the Program and Minor
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program Council includes the following faculty and staff, plus one to two student members selected in the fall of each academic year.
- Cheryl Banachowski-Fuller, Criminal Justice
- Catherine Douillet, Sociology
- Elizabeth Gates, Psychology
- Melissa Gormley, History
- Dong Isbister, Women’s and Gender Studies
- Annette Kuhlmann, Anthropology
- Mary Lenzi, Philosophy
- Will LeSuer, Criminal Justice
- Tyler E Ostergaard, Visual and Performing Arts
- Tammy Salmon-Stephens, Engineering
- Adam Stanley, History
- Amanda Tucker, English
- Nancy Turner, History
- Christopher Wilbur, Psychology
The UW-Platteville Women’s and Gender Studies Program creates new dimensions in the educational curriculum by expanding students’ knowledge and awareness of women’s experiences in as many areas as possible.
Women’s and gender studies emphasizes the contributions of women and investigates the ways in which societal misconceptions of both sexes have been reflected in the traditional curriculum. This interdisciplinary academic field examines from a feminist perspective the challenges women in particular face. Thus, women’s and gender studies ultimately provides new insights for individuals seeking to improve the quality of their own lives and of the society in which they live.
The UW-Platteville Women’s and Gender Studies Program seeks to enhance the educational and career opportunities of students in traditional academic areas, as well as students with a special interest in women’s and gender studies. The particular needs and concerns of part-time and continuing education students are also addressed.
All women’s and gender studies courses fulfill the general education gender requirement. Some courses can double count for the ethnic, humanities, social sciences, and gender general education requirement.
UW-Platteville students can earn a Minor or a Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies.