Texas Tech University

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Texas Tech University

Created by legislative action in 1923 and has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas.

Texas Tech University Mission Statement

Committed to teaching and the advancement of knowledge, Texas Tech University, a comprehensive public research university, provides the highest standards of excellence in higher education, fosters intellectual and personal development, and stimulates meaningful research and service to humankind.

Women's & Gender Studies Mission Statement

The Mission of the Women's & Gender Studies is to provide feminist-centered as well as gender- and identity-aware education, to support and expand research in Women's and Gender Studies and related fields of scholarship, to promote networking, advocacy, and support for women faculty, staff, and students and all interested members of the University and surrounding communities, and to serve as a source of information on and support for women's and gender-related scholarship, activities, and issues. Click here to view the Women's & Gender Studies Strategic Plan.

Women's & Gender Studies Vision Statement

The Program's vision is to ensure that the expansion of gender-aware educational opportunities and the active support of feminist and related fields of research are essential parts of the TTU academic agenda. We also promote all forms of gender equity in ways that reflect the needs and aspirations of women's and minority communities at TTU and beyond.


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Kristin Alder headshot

Kristin Alder, Ph.D.

Lecturer | Women's and Gender Studies

Dr. Alder's bio



Leslie C. Sotomayor head shot

Leslie C. Sotomayor, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor | Women's and Gender Studies

Dr. Sotomayor's bio


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Katy Ballard headshot

Instructor | Women's and Gender Studies

Katy Ballard, Ph.D.

Dr. Ballard's bio

 Ph.D. Katy.Ballard@ttu.edu


Brandy Piña-Watson, Ph.D. 

WGS Affiliate Faculty | WGS Associate Director | Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences 


Dr. Piña-Watson's bio


 Lauren Savage

Lauren Savage

WGS Social Media Assisant

Major: Digital Media and Professional Communication

Minor: Public Relations






Campus Address

Texas Tech University
Women's & Gender Studies
Drane Hall Suite 256-260
MS 2009 (15th & University)
Lubbock, TX. 79409-2009

Mailing Address

2515 15th Street
Box 4-2009
Lubbock, TX 79409-2009

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