WGST Welcomes New Department Head, Dr. Jacqueline Goodman
After an extensive national search, the WGST Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Jacqueline Goodman as the new Department Head of Women's and Gender Studies, effective August 15, 2013. Dr. Goodman comes to us from SUNY Potsdam, where she has served as a faculty member since 1990, and as the Director of Women's and Gender Studies since 2007. Her research interests focus on political economy of gender, work, and inequality. More about her work and research interests is available on her faculty page. Welcome, Dr. Goodman!
Faculty Member Solange Simoes Elected to be a Delegate to the United Nations
Professor Solange Simoes (Women's & Gender Studies/SAC) was elected from Sociologists for Women in Society to be a delegate to the United Nations, where she will sit on the UN Economic and Social Council and will attend the UN annual meeting of the Committee on the Status of Women, which works with the Committee to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against Women, the UN Women, and more.
Department Members Margaret Crouch and John Palladino receive Teaching Excellence Awards
Professor Margaret Crouch and Associate Professor John Palladino were both honored at the Alumni Association's Teaching Excellence Awards Breakfast on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Dr. Crouch, whose home department is History and Philosophy, teaches extensively in the Women's and Gender Studies, and was nominated by several graduates of our Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies program for her work as a mentor and for supporting our graduate students in their thesis work.
Dr. John Palladino, whose home department is Special Education, was nominated by his department for his work with exceptional children and his commitment to foster care in the State of Michigan. He teaches WGST 202: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality.
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