Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff

Faculty

April Lidinsky, Director


Wiekamp Hall, DW2257
alidinsk@iusb.edu
574-520-4528

Ph.D. (Rutgers University, 2000), Associate Professor, transatlantic representations of race and class in 19th and 20th century women's texts (autobiography, fiction and non-fiction, theory, history, and pop-culture).

Christina Gerken

Christina Gerken

Wiekamp Hall, DW2259
cgerken@iusb.edu
574-520-4308

Ph.D. (Bowling Green State University, 2007), Associate Professor of Women's Studies, contemporary immigration, immigrant communities, race and ethnicity, reproductive rights, and social movements.

Andrea Rusnock

Andrea Rusnock

Wiekamp Hall, DW2255
krusnock@iusb.edu
574-520-4577

Ph.D. (University of Southern California, 2002), Associate Professor of Art History.

Staff

Kathi Piekarski, Department Secretary
B.A. (Indiana University)
Wiekamp Hall 2288
kpiekars@iusb.edu
(574) 520-5509

Women's Studies Governing Board

Alison Moss, M.A. (The University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010), Instructor of Sociology.

Andrea Meluch, Ph.D. (Kent State University), Assistant Professor of Health Communication, Communication Studies Department.

April Lidinsky, Ph.D. (Rutgers University, 2000), Associate Professor, transatlantic representations of race and class in 19th and 20th century women's texts (autobiography, fiction and non-fiction, theory, history, and pop-culture).

Betsy Lucal, Ph.D. (Kent State University, 1996), Professor of Sociology, intersection of gender, race, class, and sexuality, teaching about inequality and theory.

Catherine Borshuk, Ph.D. (Carleton University, 2000), Professor of Psychology and Director of Women's Studies, social identity theory and intergroup relations, the psychology of social movement participants, and the history and theory of psychology.

Christina Gerken, Ph.D. (Bowling Green State University, 2007), Associate Professor of Women's Studies, contemporary immigration, immigrant communities, race and ethnicity, reproductive rights, and social movements.

Chu He, Ph.D. (University of Miami, 2009), Assistant Professor of English.

Elizabeth Bennion, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001), Professor of Political Science, American politics, parties and interest groups, public opinion and political participation, race and gender politics.

Lisa Zwicker, Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley, 2002), Professor of History, modern German history, processes of cultural change, the impact of religious and ethnic prejudices, and the rise of nationalism in the nineteenth century.

Louise Collins, Ph.D. (McGill University, 1993), Professor of Philosophy, feminist ethics, social philosophy, and feminist philosophy.

Monica Tetzlaff, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania, 1995), Associate Professor of History. Civil Rights, Women's History,

Stacie Merken, Ph.D. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2015). Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. Violent offenders (both female and male: serial killers, sex offenders, mass murderers, spree killers); stalking offenders and victims; victimology; criminological theory​; media, ideology, and politics of crime/myths vs. reality; criminal justice policy and laws; prison subculture/special populations and prisoner reentry; police personalities/gender/stress​. 

Retired Faculty

Patricia McNeal, Ph.D. (Temple University, 1974), Emerita Professor, History of Catholic conscientious objection and peace activism, the Catholic Association for International Peace, and Pax Christ-USA, social movements.