The Women and Gender Studies Program attracts faculty from a variety of departments across Oakland University. In your classes, you will encounter professors who share a commitment to teach interdisciplinary courses rich in diversity and who enjoy empowering Oakland students to think in new and exciting ways.
Jo Reger, Ph.D., Director
Phone: (248) 370-2575
Ami Harbin, Ph.D., Assistant Director
Ami is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies. She also is the Assistant Director of the Women and Gender Studies program. Her research interests are in the areas of feminist philosophy, health care ethics, and moral psychology. Her current projects focus on disorientation and ethics, and bioethical questions surrounding queer sexualities, mental health, and palliative care. Read more.
Phone: (248) 370-3301
Kathy Patterson-Hawes, M.A.Kathy holds a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Women's Studies from Eastern Michigan University. She also earned a Bachelor's degree in General Studies with a concentration in Women's Studies at Oakland University. She teaches Introduction to Women and Gender Studies and Global Women, Global Issues.
Sue Rumph, M.A.Sue holds a B.A. and M.A. from Wayne State University with concentrations in Women's Studies. Sue was actively involved with the Women's Studies Program at Wayne State, serving on the Advisory Board, founding the Women's Student Organization and teaching Introduction to Women's Studies and Women and Race Relations. Her Master’s thesis, entitled, "Black and White Members of N.O.W. Talk about the Racial Diversification of the National Organization for Women," examined N.O.W. members' definitions of feminism and reasons for being a N.O.W. member. She currently teaches Introduction to Women and Gender Studies at Oakland.
Lacey Story, M.A.Lacey earned her Master's Degree in Women and Gender Studies from Eastern Michigan University. She earned her Bachelor's Degree with a major in Sociology and a minor in Women's Studies from Oakland University. She teaches Introduction to Women and Gender Studies and Introduction to LGBT Studies. She also oversees the internships for WGS. For more information, contact Lacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•WGS Executive Committee Members
- Fabia Ursula Battistuzzi, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
- Laura Landolt, Associate Professor of Political Science
- Valerie Palmer-Mehta, Associate Professor of Communication
- George Sanders, Associate Professor of Sociology
- Anne Switzer, Associate Professor, Kresge Library
- Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
- Rob Sidelinger, Associate Professor of Communication