Graduates of the M.A. and Graduate Certificate Programs in Women’s Studies
Here's what some of our alumnae are doing:
Meena Anbunathan completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2005. Meena then returned to India to pursue work in the field of HIV/AIDS activism.
Nadine Barrett completed her Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies as well as her Ph.D. in Sociology at TWU. Currently, she is the Director of Health Equity at the Duke Cancer Institute. Prior to joining the Duke Cancer Institute, she was employed by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Global.
Krista Benson completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2007. Krista works with students with Asperger's Disorder in a local school district.
Jennifer Brockman completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2003 and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Rhetoric at TWU. Jennifer is currently a Writing Instructor and Lecturer at Lamar University in the Department of English and Modern Languages.
Sharon Butler, a graduate of the M.A. program in 2006, works for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a Children and Families Program Specialist.
Tara Conley completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2008. Tara is the Founder and President of Media Make Change. Tara is currently in Columbia University's doctoral program in Communication and Education. Tara has recently been awared Voqal's Media ideation Fellows "tackling concrete social justice issues using a diversity of perspectives and technological platforms." http://voqal.org/announcing-the-inaugural-class-of-media-ideation-fellows/
Dawna Cornellisen, a graduate of the M.A. program in 2008, works as a Community Advocate at Planned Parenthood of North Texas.
Rachel Federico completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2010. She is pursuing a law degree at Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. Rachel's paper, "Lifting the 'Lamp Beside the Golden Door': An Argument for Immigration Reform, Advocacy, and Transformation through Testimonios," will be published in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal in April 2013.
Angela Johnson-Fisher completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2007. Angela is the Executive Director of the Deaf Action Center in Dallas, Texas. Angela also began her Ph.D. in Women's Studies at Texas Woman's University in Fall 2010.
Kami Fletcher completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2006. Kami is currently teaching Women's Studies at The Community College of Baltimore County and is pursuing a Ph.D. in African-American History at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
After completing her M.A. in Women's Studies, Victoria Genetin completed a master's degree in Social Work from Akron University and her Ph.D. in Women's Studies from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Her dissertation title was “Shifting Toward A Spiritualized Feminist Pedagogy: Gloria E. Anzaldúa And Thich Nhat Hanh in Dialogue.” Victoria is currently teaching as an adjunct assistant professor of Women’s Studies at TWU and is also teaching online for Ohio State.
Jane Grassley completed the Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies in 2005. Dr. Grassley is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Boise State University.
Sarah Hogue completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2005. Sarah is currently an instructor for the Department of Sociology at Bridgewater State University and she is completing her Ph.D. in Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Lea Ivy completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2005. She is currently working as a medical reviewer for Dow Corning's Silicone Breast Implant Settlement Facility.
Kimberly Johnson completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2007. Kimberly works as the Coordinator of Special Collections in the Woman's Collection at TWU's Blagg-Huey Library.
Shilpa Kabhari completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2005 and went on to receive her Ph.D. in Sociology at TWU in 2012 and is now an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology at New Mexico Highlands University.
Karen Kapusta-Pofahl completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2001 and has since received her Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology with a minor in Feminist Studies at the University of Minnesota (2008). Karen is currently working as a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Antropology at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.
Kari Kesler completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2001. Kari is currently employed as a Sexuality Health Educator for Public Health -- Seattle & King County.
Laura Knudson completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2007. Laura is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Texas Christian University.
Amanda Lemon, who completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2007, is employed as a sixth-grade world cultures teacher in a local Texas public school.
Amie Lewis, who completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2011, is employed at the Law Office of David S. Bouschor, II, P.C. a family and probate/guardianship attorney.
Susan Lynch completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2004. Susan is a Childbirth Educator in Longmont, Colorado.
Jill Malolepszy completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2005 and is now a Counselor for the Office for Disability Services at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Gabriela Marquez completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2011 and then accepted a job with Child Protective Services.
Carrie McMaster completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2004 and is pursuing a master's degree at TWU in Family Therapy. Carrie teaches WS 2013 Gender and Social Change in the Department of Women's Studies at Texas Woman's University.
Harry McMaster completed his M.A. in Women's Studies in 2007 and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Rhetoric at TWU. Harry is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages.
Flannery Mitchell, completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2012 and has accepted a position with Teach For America. Flannery will be teaching in the DFW area starting in the Fall 2012.
Nery Morales completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2007. In Spring 2012 she graduated from the University of Maryland Law School.
Janice Moran completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2006. Janice is a Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher with the Texas Division for Blind Services where she teaches confidence building, independent living, Braille, job readiness, and retention skills. Janice is pictured with her guide dog, Norwood.
Courtney O'Dell Chaib completed her M.A. in 2007 and M.T.S. degree from Brite Divinity School in 2009. She is now a doctoral student in Religious Studies at Syracuse University.
Following the completion of her M.A. in 2007, Mary Jane Philpy worked for Planned Parenthood of North Texas as the Professional Training Institute Coordinator. She is currently pursuing an Associate Graduate Certificate in Sex Education at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.
Erin Rider completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2006 and completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at TWU in Spring 2010. Erin will be an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Jacksonville State University, Alabama beginning in August 2010.
Sally Sayles-Hannon completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2008 and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education at Syracuse University.
Deepti Sihota received her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2010. Deepti is now working as a program coordinator at Chetna, a non-profit agency that supports the needs of domestic violence victims of South Asian communities in Dallas Fort Worth area (http://chetna-dfw.org/?page_id=2).
Muriel Whetstone Sims received her Master's degree in Women's Studies in 2008. She is also a published magazine journalist whose work experience includes editorial positions at The Chicago Reporter, Ebony, Essence, and The Dallas Observer magazines as well as The Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper. Her work is published in a number of university-level textbooks.
Muriel continues to write scholarly and freelance magazine articles, and she blogs about women, and health and education issues on inthecompanyofwomen.wordpress.com. In July 2009, Muriel was diagnosed with Stage 1 genetic breast cancer, and so she now also speaks to groups about the importance of early detection in the fight to reduce breast cancer-related deaths in the African-American community of women.
Muriel teaches high school English, and serves as a Democratic precinct chair in Fort Worth, TX, where she lives with her husband and their cat. She is the mother of two adult children, and grandmother to four. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Muriel ultimately works towards empowering women, and men, living in Fort Worth's underserved communities.
Jo-Ann Stankus (Ph.D., University of North Texas), who completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2006, will be an Academic Advisor for the College of Nursing at TWU starting in the Summer 2011.
Patricia Stukes completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2002. Patricia is completing her doctoral degree in Sociology at Texas Woman's University.
A 2005 recipient of the M.A. in Women's Studies, Carol Tushabe completed her Ph.D. in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture at Binghamton University and is now an Assistant Professor in Women's Studies at Kansas State University.
Dr. Doreen Watson completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2005 as well as her Ph.D. in Sociology. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Regis University in Colorado.
Shamethia Webb completed her M.A. in Women's Studies in 2011. Shamethia accepted a position starting in February 2012 as a Field Organizer for the Texas Hunger Initiative in McLennan County.
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