faculty and staff

Faculty

Risa Applegarth

Risa Applegarth

Assistant Professor
Department of English
PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
risa_applegarth@uncg.edu
336.334.3967
Webpage
CV

Risa Applegarth received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and joined the UNCG Department of English in 2009. She teaches and conducts research in genre theory, feminist theory, and women's rhetorics, as well as autobiography, nature writing, and science studies. Her dissertation on the rhetorical practices of early women anthropologists won her field's 2010 James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award, and her publications include articles in Rhetoric Society Quarterly and CCC. Her first book, Other Grounds: Gender, Genre, and Science in American Anthropology, is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her current projects include a study of agency and materiality in debates surrounding the 1995 Children's Peace Statue, and a book-length study of public activism and rhetorical training in Business and Professional Women's Clubs in the 1920s and 1930s.

silvia bettez headshot

Silvia Bettez

Associate Professor
Department of Education Leadership and Cultural Foundations
PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Duke University
scbettez@uncg.edu
336.256.0516
CV

Silvia Bettez teaches about issues of social justice in a graduate program including classes such as Teaching Social Justice, Educational Sociology, Passionate Pedagogies, and Culturally Responsive Leadership. Her scholarship centralizes social justice with a focus on fostering critical community building, teaching for social justice, and promoting equity through intercultural communication and engagement. She has published articles in Educational Studies, Equity and Excellence in Education, Educational Foundations, and The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies. In 2012, she published a book titled But Don't Call Me White: Mixed Race Women Exposing Nuances of Privilege and Oppression Politics (Sense Publishers).

Jodie Bilinkoff

Jodi Bilinkoff 

Professor
Department of History
PhD Princeton University 
jodi_bilinkoff@uncg.edu
336.334-4646
Webpage
CV

I am interested in issues relating to religion, gender, life-writing, and constructions of authority in early modern Europe, especially Spain. After working for many years on women and/in Catholic culture more recently I have turned my attention to masculine identity, especially male clerical identity.

Rachel Briley

Rachel Briley 

Associate Professor
Department of Theatre 
r_briley@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.5575

Bio coming soon...

Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater

Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater

Professor
Department of English
PhD University of New
Hampshire
e_chiser@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.5263

Elizabeth Chiseri Strater, a Professor of English and WGS, has taught at UNCG for twenty years.  She is currently scheduled to teach a WGS graduate course in research methodology in the spring of 2014.  Her specialties are literacy and ethnography. She is the author of Fieldworking: Reading and Writing Research, four editions, What Works, a guide for teacher research, Academic Literacies, a study of student reading and writing across the curriculum and numerous book chapters and articles. Her most current literacy project is editing The Greensboro Voice, a newspaper written by and for those experiencing homelessness in the area. She is a gardener and dog and cat owner.

Michelle Dowd

Michelle Dowd

Associate Professor
Department of English
PhD Columbia University
mmdowd@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.5384

Michelle Dowd is Associate Professor of English. She received her BA from the University of Rochester in 1997 and her PhD from Columbia University in 2003. She has been at UNCG since 2004, where she teaches courses on Shakespeare, early modern drama, and women's writing. She is the author of Women's Work in Early Modern English Literature and Culture (2009), which won the Sara A. Whaley Book Award from the National Women's Studies Association. She is also the co-editor of Genre and Women's Life Writing in Early Modern England (2007), Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama (2011), and Early Modern Women on the Fall: An Anthology (2012), which has recently won the Society for the Study for Early Modern Women's Award for Best Teaching Edition. Her essays on early modern drama and women's writing have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as English Literary Renaissance, Modern Philology, Renaissance Drama, and Shakespeare Studies. She is currently completing a book manuscript on inheritance and spatial rhetoric on the early modern English stage.

Emily Edwards

Emily Edwards

Professor
Department of Media Studies
PhD University of Tennessee, Knoxville
ededward@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.4135

Emily D. Edwards received her Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication and Master of Arts in Drama from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She worked professionally as a news reporter, producer, copywriter for NBC and ABC affiliates. The writer, producer, director of more than twenty films, Edwards is also published in the areas of gender and media culture, popular music, the occult in film, and documentary filmmaking. Her feature films include Bone Creek (2009), Scripture Cake (2007), and Root Doctor (2005). She is also known for Deadheads: An American Subculture (Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1990); Wondrous Events (1995), and Wondrous Healing (2005).   Edwards’ screenplays have received awards from: the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), University Film and Video Association (UFVA), Twin Rivers, and Bare Bone International screenwriting competitions among others. She has been a Nicholl Semifinalist. Her films have received awards from CINE, Moondance, UFVA, The George Lindsey Film Festival, Accolade, BEA, Indie Memphis, Pixal Academy, and Boomtown Film and Music Festival (among others) and have been exhibited at festivals and in television broadcast nationwide. She is currently the Director for the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts at UNCG.

Jennifer Feather

Jennifer Feather 

Assistant Professor
Department of English
PhD Brown University
jennifer_feather@uncg.edu
336.334.5221
Webpage
CV

Jennifer Feather is an assistant professor of English literature at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, specializing in early Renaissance literature with an additional interest in contemporary theories of gender and violence.  Her book “Writing Combat and the Self in Early Modern English Literature: The Pen and the Sword” (Palgrave 2011) examines competing depictions of combat in sixteenth-century texts as varied as Arthurian romance and early modern medical texts to demonstrate the continued importance of combat in understanding the humanist subject and the contours of the previously neglected pre-modern subject.  In addition, she has published essays on blood in Shakespeare’s Othello (forthcoming in Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England) and the importance of Brutus’s suicide in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (in Shakespeare and Moral Agency, ed. Michael D. Bristol. New York, NY: Continuum Books, 2010).

Alyssa Gabbay headshot

Alyssa Gabbay

Assistant Professor
Department of Religious Studies
PhD University of Chicago
agabbay@uncg.edu
Webpage
CV

Alyssa Gabbay received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago with a specialization in Persian literature and medieval Islamic history. Her research interests include the status of women in Islam, Sufism in the medieval Persianate world, and religious pluralism and Islam. At UNCG, she teaches Introduction to Islam; Approaches to the Qur’an; Women, Autobiography, and Islam; and Islam’s Mystical Tradition. Her book, Islamic Tolerance: Amir Khusraw and Pluralism, was published by Routledge in 2010.  She is currently working on two separate projects: The New Moon of Perfection and Other Prefaces (under advance contract with Murty Classical Library of India, Harvard University Press) and a monograph on bilateral descent in medieval Islam.

 

Diane Gill

Diane Gill

Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor of Women's & Gender Studies, Professor
Department of Kinesiology
PhD University of Illinois
diane_gill@uncg.edu 
Webpage
336.334.4683
CV

Diane L. Gill, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

She received both her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, and her undergraduate degree from the SUNY at Cortland. She held faculty positions at the University of Waterloo and the University of Iowa before moving to UNCG. At UNCG she has served as Associate Dean of the School of Health and Human Performance, Head of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, and as the founding Director of the Center for Women's Health and Wellness.

Her research emphasizes social psychology and physical activity, with a focus on physical activity and psychological well-being. Current research efforts focus on physical activity and quality of life within the context of community-based programs. Her scholarly publications include the text, Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, several book chapters, and over 100 journal articles.
She is former editor of the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and current editor of Quest. She is a former president of Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, and of the Research Consortium of AAHPERD.

Jill Green

Jill Green 

Professor
Department of Dance
PhD Ohio State University
jillgreen@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.3266

Jill Green, Ph.D is a professor in the Department of Dance. She is Director of Graduate Studies, conducts research and teaches somatics, body studies, and pedagogy. Her research interests include critical dance education, social somatic theory, gender issues in dance, including bodily constructions of dancers, and postpositivist research methodolologies. Her work is published in a number of journals and books. Dr Green is a Fulbright Scholar (Finland) and former co-editor of Dance Research Journal.

Dwen Hunnicutt

Gwen Hunnicutt

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
PhD University of New Mexico
gchunnic@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.256.3698

Gwen Hunnicutt is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Gwen received her PhD in Sociology from the University of New Mexico. Professor Hunnicutt studies various dimensions of gender violence. The gender violence topics she has addressed in her past and current research and scholarship include: intimate partner violence among self-identified queer victims; theory development on gender-based violence; the relationships between masculinity, empathy and aggression; explorations in the intersection of ecology, feminism and gender violence; the sociological implications of traumatic brain injury among battered women; gender violence, the state and political projects. She teaches the Sociology Gender; Gender, Crime and Deviance; and Collective Violence and Non-violence in Global Perspective. Professor Hunnicutt is also the former Director of Graduate Studies for the WGS program (2010-2013).

Katherine Jamieson

Katherine Jamieson 

Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology 
PhD Michigan State University 
kmjamies@uncg.edu
Webpage
CV
336.334.4495

Katherine Jamieson is Associate Professor in Kinesiology and  Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Current research interests include Title IX as cultural artifact, Chicana feminisms, post-structural methodologies, and critical pedagogies of human/social movement(s). Dr. Jamieson is a regular reviewer for Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Sociology of Sport Journal, Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Courses regularly taught by Dr. Jamieson include Sociocultural Analyses of Sport and Physical Activity, Sport in Society: Global and Ethnic Relations, Qualitative Inquiry, and Sport and Feminisms. Dr. Jamieson's research has been published in Sociology of Sport Journal, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, AVANTE, Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, and the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.


 

 

Janine Jones 

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
PhD UCLA 
jcjones2@uncg.edu
336.334.4339

My name is Janine Jones.  I am an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at UNCG, where I teach Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Race and Gender (which is cross-listed with WGS), Philosophy of the Arts, and Philosophy of Mind. I am also an adjunct faculty member of Women’s and Gender Studies.  My publications include “The Impairment of Empathy in Goodwill Whites” in What White Looks Like, ed. George Yancy. Routledge 2004, “Illusory Possibilities and Imagining Counterparts” Acta Analytica (2004), and “Can We Imagine This Happening to a White Boy?,” which appears in Pursuing Trayvon Martin:  Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics (Lexington 2012), a book I co-edited with George Yancy.  My philosophical interests lie at the intersection of issues pertaining to imagination, language, socio-ontological reality, and race and gender.  This includes problems related to intersectional or interlocking identities and analyses of oppression.

Elizabeth L. Keathley

Elizabeth L. Keathley 

Associate Professor
School of Music
PhD SUNY Stony Brook 
elkeathl@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.5911

Elizabeth L. Keathley, Associate Professor of Historical Musicology and Women's and Gender Studies, is a native of California and earned her MA and PhD in Music, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Women's Studies, from Stony Brook University in New York. Her dissertation addressed Arnold Schoenberg's short opera Erwartung (Expectation), composed in 1909 on a libretto by Dr. Marie Pappenheim.

Professor Keathley teaches courses in the History of Western Music, Music after 1900, Opera, and World Music for both music majors and non-majors, and freshman seminars in fine arts for Honors students, including Music and Society. She also teaches graduate seminars in the musical cultures of fin-de-siècle Vienna and Paris, and of Spain and Latin America, as well as in music, gender, and sexuality. She is a Faculty Fellow of the Lloyd International Honors College and has earned the UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence Award. Keathley happily serves on the graduate committees of several bright and industrious graduate students; her students have earned distinctions for their scholarly accomplishments, including awards, scholarships, and publications.

Read more...

Mary Krauter

Mary Krautter 

Head of Reference & Instructional Services, University Libraries 
MA Virginia Tech, MLS University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
mmkrautt@uncg.edu
336.256.0275

Mary Krautter is Head of Reference and Instructional Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries, a position she has held since 2007.  Previously, she was Director of Interdisciplinary Information Literacy at the University of Kentucky.   She received her Masters of Library Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also holds MA and BA degrees in English from Virginia Tech.  Her research interests include integrating information literacy into the higher education curriculum and changing patterns of collection management for reference collections.  She co-edited a book on entrepreneurial librarians scheduled published by McFarland in 2012 and recently presented at the Association for College and Research Libraries biannual conference on the topic of group dynamics and conflict in libraries.   She serves as Treasurer of the North Carolina Chapter of Special Libraries Association and  volunteers for the annual BOOKMARKS Book Festival, based in Winston-Salem, NC. 

Derek Krueger

Derek Krueger 

Professor
Department of Religious Studies
PhD Princeton University 
kruegerd@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.5762

Derek Krueger is the Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He received his AB from Amherst College in 1985 and his PhD from Princeton University in 1991. He has taught at UNCG since then, and served as Department Head from 2004 to 2010. He teaches courses on ancient, medieval, and Byzantine Christianity, and on religion and gender. He is the author of three books: Symeon the Holy Fool: Leontius's Life and the Late Antique City (University of California Press, 1996); and Writing and Holiness: The Practice of Authorship in the Early Christian East (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004); and Liturgical Subjects: Christian Ritual, Biblical Narrative, and the Formation of the Self in Byzantium (forthcoming); and is the editor of Byzantine Christianity, the third volume in the series A People's History of Christianity (Fortress Press, 2006). Current projects include a book that explores how the culture of monasticism in Byzantium produced ideas about masculinity, gender, sexuality, and friendship. 

Cynthia Ling Lee

Cynthia Ling Lee

Assistant Professor
Department of Dance
MFA University of California at Los Angeles
cllee4@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.5570

Choreographer and scholar, Cynthia Ling Lee's interdisciplinary work focuses on queer, postcolonial, and feminist-of color approaches to South Asian performance. Trained in North Indian classical kathak and American postmodern dance, her work emerges from intimate, non-hierarchical, and collaborative processes with dancers, musicians, visual artists, and scholars of diverse backgrounds. She is a member of the Post Natyam Collective, a transnational web-based collective of women artists dedicated to critical and creative approaches to South Asian dance, and a board member of the Network of Ensemble Theaters. Cynthia's intercultural, interdisciplinary performance work has been presented throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe at venues such as Dance Theater Workshop (New York), National Asian American Theater Festival (Los Angeles), Kuandu Arts Festival (Taipei), and Chandra-Mandapa: Spaces (Chennai). Recent articles have been published in Feminist Media: Participatory Spaces, Networks and Cultural Citizenship and Studies in South Asian Film and Media.   

Lisa Levenstein

Lisa Levenstein

Associate Professor
Department of History
PhD University of Wisconson - Madison
levenstein@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.256.0472

Lisa Levenstein is Associate Professor of History.  She is the author of A Movement Without Marches: African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia (UNC Press, 2009), which was co-winner of the Kenneth Jackson Book Award from the Urban History Association and received an Honorable Mention for the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians.  Levenstein has published award-winning articles in Feminist Studies and the Journal of Women’s History and recently co-authored, “The Big Tent of U.S. Women’s and Gender History:  A State of the Field,” Journal of American History (December 2012).  She has received several grants to support her two current projects on the displaced homemakers campaign of the 1970s and the Beijing Women’s Conference of 1995.  

Cybelle McFadden

Cybelle McFadden 

Assistant Professor
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
PhD Duke University
cmwilken@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.3335
CV

Cybelle H. McFadden is Assistant Professor of French and is also a member of the Women's and Gender Studies Program faculty at UNC-Greensboro. She received her PhD from Duke University. She has published articles on Monique Wittig and Sophie Calle and co-edited a volume of essays, Francophone Women: Between Visibility and Invisibility (2010). Her article, "Reflected Reflexivity in Jane B. par Agnès V." appeared in Quarterly Review of Film and Video (2011). Her book, Gendered Frames and Embodied Cameras: Varda, Akerman, Calle, Cabrera and Maïwenn, will be published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in 2014. Her next book project will focus on Franco-Arab cinema. Her teaching and research interests include: 20th/21st century French women's film and literature; feminist theory; contemporary French and Francophone film, video, visual art, and literature; French and Francophone cultures; and film theory.

Alexandra Schultheis

Alexandra Schultheis Moore

Associate Professor
Department of English
PhD University of Rochester
awschult@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.4691
CV

Moore works in postcolonial studies and on human rights in literature and film.  She is the author of Regenerative Fictions: Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis, and the Nation as Family (2004) as well as numerous book chapters and essays, and co-editor, with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, of Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature (2012).  They are also co-editing Doubling the Voice: Human Rights Workers and Survivors Address Torture (forthcoming) and Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies (under final review). Moore is currently completing a monograph on human rights as a mode of framing and reception in contemporary world literature.  She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on human rights; literature and globalization; postcolonial literature, film and theory; and postcolonial women's writing.

 

Noelle Morrissette

Associate Professor
Department of English
PhD Yale University
namorris@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.5311
CV

Noelle Morrissette writes about African American narrative, poetics, and expressive culture. Her monograph, James Weldon Johnson’s Modern Soundscapes (University of Iowa Press, 2013) investigates how the author’s literary representations of the extremes of sonic experience—functioning either as cultural violence or creative force—draw attention to the mutual contingencies and the interdependence of American and African American cultures. Her new book project, “Anne Spencer: Letters and Legacy,” for which she received the 2013-2014 Linda Arnold Carlisle Research Award, positions poet Anne Spencer at the center of the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s, specifically arguing for an inclusive model of modernism that embraces women’s writing as central to the period’s aesthetics and politics. Morrissette teaches courses about modern and contemporary African American literary and popular culture that address violence and the modern self, inclusive of race, gender, and sexuality, and ranging from the “New Negro” era to “Post-Blackness” and “Post-Soul” studies.

Nancy Myers

Nancy Myers

Associate Professor
Department of English
PhD Texas Christian University
nancymyers@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.3974
CV

Nancy Myers earned her doctorate at Texas Christian University and is an Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She specializes in the history of rhetoric and composition pedagogy and served as 2010–2012 President of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. She received the UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence Award in 2002. Recent publications include essays in Political Women: Language and Leadership (Lexington 2013), Women's Oratorical Education (Routledge 2013), Rhetoric: Concord and Controversy (Waveland 2012), Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts (SIUP 2011), and Stories of Mentoring: Theory and Praxis (Palgrave 2008).

 

Elizabeth Natalle

Elizabeth Natalle

Associate Professor
Department of Communication
PhD Florida State University
ej_natalle@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.3841
CV

Elizabeth "Jody" Natalle has been affiliated with WGS at UNCG since 1985.  Her research specialization centers on women's public address and feminist rhetorical criticism.  She has explored the notion of woman's voice and persuasive effect by examining women speakers, first ladies, women on the stage, and feminist metatheory.  She is the author of The Woman's Public Speaking Handbook (2004) and Feminist Theatre: A Study in Persuasion (1985).  She is currently working on a rhetorical study of Jacqueline Kennedy.

Tracy Nichols

Tracy Nichols

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Education 
PhD. Columbia University 
trnicho2@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.256.8504
CV

I am interested in how the social and environmental contexts of settings affect health practices, particularly among women and adolescent girls. I have studied multiple settings as a context for health promotion interventions, including schools, after-school programs, homeless shelters, and families. Within each setting I am particularly interested in how interpersonal relationships affect health practices and values. I am also interested in how messages regarding gender, race, and class norms are transmitted within these settings and how these messages affect individual's participation in both health-promoting and risky health behaviors. My current interests include expanding our knowledge of how both gender-appropriate and transformative interventions can be developed and evaluated within family and community settings. As such I am committed to translating the intersections of individual behavior, social-ecology of settings, and the social constructions of race, class, gender and health into effective intervention strategies. Methodologically I incorporate quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method designs as appropriate to the specific research question.

Anne Parsons headshot

Anne Parsons

Assistant Professor
Department of History
PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
aeparson@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.5992
CV

Anne Parsons is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and teaches in its Museum Studies Program. She received her MA in public history at New York University and her PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Her current book project studies the politics of confinement, focusing in particular on the closure of mental hospitals in late twentieth America and its interaction with the rise of imprisonment. She served on the curatorial team of "Out in Chicago," an award-winning exhibition at the Chicago History Museum, and co-authored "When the Erotic Becomes Illicit: Displaying Queer History at a Mainstream Museum," Radical History Review (Spring 2012).

Mark Rifkin

Mark Rifkin

Associate Professor
Department of English
PhD University of Pennsylvania
M_Rifkin@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.4691
CV

Mark Rifkin is Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies.  He received his PhD from the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.  He is the author of three books: Manifesting America: The Imperial Construction of U.S. National Space; When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty (winner of the 2012 John Hope Franklin prize for best book in American Studies); and The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination.  He also co-edited "Sexuality, Nationality, Indigeneity," a special double-issue of the journal GLQ (winner of the 2010 prize for best special issue from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals).  Currently, he is completing a monograph on mid-nineteenth-century writing in the U.S. called Settler Common Sense: The Queer Career of Empire in the American Renaissance.

Susanne Rinner

Susanne Rinner

Associate Professor of German Studies
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 
PhD Georgetown University
s_rinner@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.256.0275

Dr. Rinner is originally from Speyer, a small, yet historically significant town located in the south of Germany. After an apprenticeship at Brockhaus & Duden, publisher of the respected German dictionary Duden and the leading German encyclopedia, she began her studies in philosophy, literature, and law at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Experiencing feelings of Wanderlust, she continued her graduate studies in the US. After teaching at Allegheny College, Georgetown University, and George Washington University, she joined the faculty at UNCG in 2007. With a focus on twentieth century and contemporary German literature, film and culture, her interdisciplinary research interests include cultural memory and social movements. Dr. Rinner is also interested in modern language pedagogy and curriculum development, and she enjoys working closely with students in and outside the classroom. With her scholarship and teaching, she contributes to the mission of the liberal arts in higher education.

Eugene Rogers

Eugene Rogers

Professor
Department of Religious Studies
PhD Yale University 
efrogers@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.5762

Educated at Princeton, Tübingen, Rome, and Yale, Rogers taught at Yale College and Divinity School, Shaw University Divinity School, St. Anselm College, and, from 1993 to 2005, at the University of Virginia, where for several years he chaired the Program in Theology, Ethics, and Culture. All eight of his finished Ph.D. students have had full-time employment in colleges or universities, six tenure-track. In 2002-03, he was the Eli Lilly Visiting Associate Professor of Christian Thought and Practice in the Religion Department at Princeton University. He has held fellowships or residencies from the Fulbright Commission, the Mellon Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the Lilly Foundation, the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton Seminary, the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, Tantur Ecumenical Research Institute in Jerusalem, and the Templeton Foundation. He is author or editor of six books and some thirty-five articles and translations. His current project is called The Analogy of Blood. He joined the UNCG faculty in 2005.

Cathryne Schmitz

Cathryne Schmitz 

Professor 
Department of Social Work 
PhD Ohio State University 
clschmit@uncg.edu
336.334.9843
Webpage

Cathryne L. Schmitz (MSW, Ph.D.), Professor and Director, Program in Conflict and Peace Studies and Professor, Department of Social Work, UNC-Greensboro is an affiliate faculty in Women and Gender Studies and a research fellow with the Center for New North Carolinians. She is engaged in global education and knowledge building, and is actively engaged with the Newcomers School. Her scholarship focuses on organizational and community change, privilege/oppression, critical multiculturalism, leadership, interdisciplinary education, global engagement, and environmental sustainability. She has numerous publications and is a co-author of Critical Multicultural Social Work.

Paige Hall Smith

Paige Hall Smith

Associate Professor
Public Health Education, Director of The Center for Women's Health and Wellness 
PhD University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill
paige_smith@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.5520
CV

Paige Hall Smith, PhD, MSPH is associate professor of Public Health Education and Director of the Center for Women's Health and Wellness. She received her master's and doctorate from the School of Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill.  For the first part of her research career Dr.Smith focused attention on understanding and preventing violence against women. She currently participates in partnerships at the national, state and local levels that seek to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.In 2004, with support from the Linda Arnold Carlisle Professorship, she expanded her work to focus on examining the intersections between breastfeeding, motherhood, work, gender and feminism. This research lead to the development of the Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium Series, an international symposium dedicated to lifting up scholarship and practice that illuminates the connections between breastfeeding and gender (in) equality. This work naturally extends to helping to secure full rights, equity and justice for women for their full reproductive and productive capabilities.She is currently the Co-Director of the Gender Working Group of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, coordinator of the UNCG Breastfeeding Committee and is co-editor of a book published by Rutgers University Press called Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities. This book emerged from scholarship presented at the 5th Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium.

Amy Vetter

Amy Vetter 

Associate Professor
Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, School of Education 
PhD University of Texas at Austin 
amvetter@uncg.edu
336.334.9876
Webpage
CV

Amy Vetter is an associate professor in the Teacher Education and Higher Education Department, where she teaches undergraduate courses in teaching practices and curriculum of English and graduate courses in youth literacies, gender and education, and teacher research. Her areas of research interest are literacy and identity, classroom interactions, and teacher research. Since her arrival at UNCG, she has published articles in English Education, Journal of Literacy Research, English Journal, Qualitative Research in Education, Teacher Education Quarterly, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Changing English, and The Urban Review. She presents regularly at the National Conference for Teachers of English and Literacy Research Association Conference. Before her job in higher education, she taught all levels of tenth and twelfth grade English in Austin, Texas. She co-directs a young writers' camp in the summer and co-facilitates the Triad Teacher Researcher Group in various schools across the county. In her free time, she enjoys running, cycling, yoga and traveling to the mountains.

Leila Villaverde

Leila Villaverde

Associate Professor
Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations
PhD Pennsylvania State University
levillav@uncg.edu
336.334.3475
CV

Leila E. Villaverde, Ph.d. is an Associate Professor of Cultural Foundations in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations and Director of Phd in Educational Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and cross-appointed in Women's & Gender Studies. She is also the Editor for The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy. She teaches courses on curriculum studies, history of education, gender studies, visual literacy and aesthetics. She has written books on white privilege, secondary education, and feminist theories; chapters and articles on identity politics, art education, aesthetics, and critical pedagogy.

Amy Vines

Amy Vines 

Assistant Professor
Department of English
PhD Brown University
anvines@uncg.edu
336.334.9876
CV

Amy Vines got her Ph.D. at Brown University in 2006 and has been at UNCG since 2007.  She specializes in the literature and culture of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England, with concentrations in women's readership, textual studies, patronage, and medieval romance. She teaches courses in medieval literature, history of the English language, and early women writers. Her graduate courses include Writing by and For Medieval Women, On the Margins of the Medieval: The Outcast in Middle English Literature, and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Karen Weyler

Karen Weyler 

Associate Professor
Department of English
PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
kaweyler@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.4689 

Karen Weyler’s research and teaching interests are grounded in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature. She is particularly interested in the novel, the history of the book, and ephemera of all kinds. She is the author of Intricate Relations:  Sexual and Economic Desire in American Fiction, 1789-1814 (Iowa, 2004) and Empowering Words:  Outsiders and Authorship in Early America, 1760-1815 (Georgia, 2013).  In Empowering Words, she explores how individuals outside elite and middling circles—the poor, the indifferently educated, the illiterate, the indentured, and the enslaved—engaged in authorship.  She is working on a scholarly edition of Sally Sayward Barrell Keating Wood’s novel Dorval; or The Speculator (1801). And she is part of an editorial team working on the Charles Brockden Brown Archive and Scholarly edition. With Michael Cody and Robert Battistini, she is editing Volume 3: The Literary Magazine and Other Writings, 1803-1807.

Amy Williamsen headshot

Amy Williamsen

Department Head
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
PhD University of Southern California
arwill25@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.4689 

Currently most of my energy is devoted to furthering our departmental mission to promote cultural diversity and international awareness at UNCG (and beyond) by "Discovering ourselves+others through explorations in languages, literatures, and cultures."

Back to Top

CAS Home Button
Give to the College Button
Facebook Youtube
Connect with us!