faculty and staff

Administrative Team


Elizabeth Natalle

Elizabeth Natalle
Director

Associate Professor
Department of Communication
PhD Florida State University
ej_natalle@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.3841
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Jody Natalle has been on faculty at UNCG since 1985. After twenty-nine years in the Department of Communication Studies with a cross appointment in Women's and Gender Studies, she is now the fulltime Director of WGS until 2018. She specializes in women's public address, feminist rhetorical theory and criticism, and first ladies scholarship. She is the author of Feminist Theatre: A Study in Persuasion (1985) and the co-author of The Woman's Public Speaking Handbook (2004). She is currently co-editing a book on Michelle Obama. She taught Gender and Communication (CST 407) and Communication and Gendered Communities (CST 659) and will now teach WGS 250 and other courses in the WGS curriculum. She is the co-winner of the UNCG University Assessment Award in 2012, a Lloyd International Honors College Fellow (2009), the recipient of the 2006 Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Grant in WGS, the 2003 College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, and a 1996 Woman of Distinction at UNCG. Dr. Natalle is active in honors and international exchange activities at UNCG including serving as a 2003 Teaching Exchange Fellow at Linnaeus University in Vaxjo, Sweden, and was a Scholar in Residence at Lulea University of Technology in Lulea, Sweden, in 1999. She has a keen interest in European politics and gender and is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator on this topic in Northern Europe.

Sarah Jane Cervenak

Sarah Jane Cervenak
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Assistant Professor 
Women's and Gender Studies/African American Studies
PhD New York University
sjcerven@uncg.edu
336.334.4494
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Sarah Jane Cervenak is an assistant professor, jointly appointed in the Women's and Gender Studies and African American Studies programs at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  Her areas of research and teaching are critical race theory, feminist theory, Black studies, performance studies and philosophy.  Her current work queries the Black radical, feminist potential of devastation and deformity in the art of Leonardo Drew and Wangechi Mutu.  She is the author of Wandering: Philosophical Performances of Racial and Sexual Freedom (forthcoming with Duke University Press).   She has also published in the academic journals Discourse, Palimpsest: Women, Gender and the Black International and Spectator as well as in anthologies on feminism and the African American novel respectively.

 

Alexandra Schultheis

Alexandra Schultheis Moore
Director of Graduate Studies

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

Danielle Bouchard

Danielle Bouchard 
Past Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associate Professor
Women's and Gender Studies
PhD University of Minnesota 
dmboucha@uncg.edu
336.334.4344
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Danielle Bouchard earned her Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2006.  Her scholarly interests include postcolonial and poststructuralist feminisms, contemporary continental philosophy, critical university studies, and cinema and visual media studies.  Her first book, A Community of Disagreement: Feminism in the University (Peter Lang 2012), uses the philosophical concept of disagreement to read, and provide alternatives to, the most common ways in which feminism's place in the modern US university is imagined.  She is currently working on a new book project that examines the role of visual tropes, texts, and technologies in hegemonic articulations of human rights.

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Beth Walker

Beth Walker 
Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate Advisor

Women's and Gender Studies
etwalker@uncg.edu
336.334.4443
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Students will find that I bring an eclectic background to the classroom.  With an undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in education, I taught biology and health in public schools for ten years, then began work on a Masters in Health Education to complement my next decades working in non-profit health organizations including the American Lung Association, Research Triangle Institute, Planned Parenthood and Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  Education, whether for youth or professionals, has always been a mission and a passion. UNCG's Masters in Liberal Studies convinced me of the value of a liberal arts education, and I now strive to help my students experience an appreciation for critical questioning and inquiry, the creative process and the importance of taking a stand. For nearly a decade, I have applied these beliefs in my WGS classes.

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Sadie Kneidel
Program Administration

MS in Counseling, University of North Carolina Greensboro 
skkneide@uncg.edu
336.334.4323

Sadie Kneidel began assisting with Women's & Gender Studies program administration in August 2014. She credits a college course in WGS with awakening the seeds of feminist consciousness previously planted by her forward-thinking mother. She proceeded to earn a BA in Women's Studies and Spanish from Guilford College in 2005 and an MS in Counseling from UNCG in 2013. In the meantime, she has worked in international education at UNCG, GTCC, and Guilford College: both with incoming immigrants and refugees as well as American students traveling abroad. She is also the co-author of two books on sustainable living, Veggie Revolution and Going Green. She participates in community activism around the intersection of sexism with other systems of oppression, including racism, classism, and environmental exploitation.

Isabell Moore

Isabell Moore
Program Administration
Outreach & Internship Coordinator

MA University of North Carolina Greensboro 
ilmoore@uncg.edu
336.334.4323

Isabell Moore has served as WGS' program administrator since May 2012. In that role, she coordinates community outreach and internships, in addition to doing lots (and lots) of administrative paperwork and e-mailing. She grew up in Greensboro, then moved to New York City, where she received a BA in History and Sociology from Columbia University in 2003. She returned to Greensboro after graduation, and after several years of teaching ESOL to adult immigrants and refugees, she joined the MA in Women's and Gender Studies at UNCG. After receiving her MA in Summer 2009, she enjoyed teaching history for several years at GTCC, as well as Intro to Women's & Gender Studies and a course on social movements in the South at UNCG. Always eager to connect academia and activism, she is in involved in numerous social justice causes around feminisms, racial justice, economic justice, LGBTQ liberation, immigration and war, and is a proud member of Southerners On New Ground (SONG).

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