The Women's and Gender Studies Program at UW-Platteville is an interdisciplinary academic program that examines the contributions of women to history, science, the arts, and social justice movements, and analyzes prevalent societal misconceptions about sex and gender. In order to gain a complex understanding of these issues, we offer courses in a variety of departments.

Committed Women and Gender Studies staff, faculty, and council members strive to provide high-quality undergraduate education for students facing the challenges of both the 21st century and an increasingly globalized world.

Faculty teaching courses in Women's and Gender Studies are from diverse backgrounds and are committed to exploring ways in which interdisciplinary research and pedagogies can help strengthen students' knowledge about themselves and individuals or groups that are traditionally marginalized.

The following list includes campus events, programs, and resources related to women and gender studies. Additionally, the Women and Gender Studies program supports and encourages students to attend events sponsored by the Patricia A. Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality and Women's Council.


Administration & Faculty

Melissa Gormley
Dean & Professor
Cheryl Banachowski-Fuller
Professor & Program Coordinator, M.S. in Criminal Justice
Teresa Burns
Dong Isbister
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator
Marge Karsten
Laura Wendorff
Becky Fernette
Senior Lecturer
Elizabeth Gates
Department Chair & Professor
Mary Lenzi
Associate Professor
Adam Stanley
Amanda Tucker
Associate Professor
Nancy Turner
Mary Rose Williams
Associate Professor
Maryam Heydari
Visiting Assistant Professor