Texas Tech University

W&GS Affiliated Faculty

Texas Tech University is committed to ethical institutional programs that meet the teaching, research, and service objectives of each discipline and department, to policies that are consistent with those objectives, and to a working and learning environment that encourages active participation.

Such exemplary environments often challenge existing worldviews, requiring trust in the process of discovery and the acceptance of uncertainty and ambiguity within ethical parameters.

How is Affiliated Faculty defined?

An affiliate faculty member in Women's & Gender Studies consists of persons holding academic appointments in other departments or interdisciplinary programs that support and advocate feminist pedagogy. Affiliated Faculty includes full-time faculty (tenure and non-tenure track). Additionally we also recognize half and three quarter time instructors, including but not limited to, GTPI and Adjuncts.

What does it mean to be Affiliated Faculty in Women's & Gender Studies?

As an interdisciplinary program, Women's & Gender Studies brings together faculty from across the campus. These scholars teach, research and/or service the University in areas related to Women's & Gender Studies.

We have several co-curricular events throughout the academic year as well as an academic conference each spring and your help with planning and promotion of these events would be most welcome. There are multiple opportunities to connect with students and faculty with similar interests. We have the Edna Maynard Gott Memorial Library in 259 Drane Hall that contains videos and books on women's and gender issues that are available to be checked out. Also, if you have courses taught from a feminist perspective that you would like for us to advertise to our students or, in the case of undergraduate courses, apply to have them cross-listed please let us know.

Your support and active interest in the continued growth and development of Women's & Gender Studies at Texas Tech University, is greatly appreciated. We welcome your involvement with our program because it is through the efforts of dedicated faculty members like you that the program continues to carry on its mission of supporting both undergraduate and graduate-level teaching, research and co-curricular programming for the women and men on this campus and in the community.

What are the benefits of being Affiliate Faculty in Women's & Gender Studies?

  • Listed as a joint member on the web sitelist icon
  • Participate, attend and promote events and programs administered throughout the year
  • Act as an advocate for the program keeping us informed of potential coursework and co-curricular collaborations within your department
  • Accomplishments featured in our e-newsletter: Contact womens.studies@ttu.edu
  • Networking and collaborative opportunities with faculty, staff and students across campus

How do I become a member?

Please email womens.studies@ttu.edu


Current Affiliated Faculty

Name  Position Department
Britta Anderson Assistant Professor Spanish
Zara Amdur Assistant Professor Philosophy
Ashley Arrington Instructional Services Librarian School of Law
Katy Ballard Adjunct Professor University Studies
Cordelia Barrera Associate Professor English
Kanika Batra Professor English
Curtis Bauer Professor English
Maggie Bennett-Brown Assistant Professor Communication Studies
Jacob Bell Assistant Professor History
Caroline Bishop Associate Professor Classical & Modern Language & Literature
Michael Borshuk Associate Professor English
Cristina Bradatan Professor of Sociology and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Hendrika Buelinckx Associate Professor Architecture
Andrea Button-Schnick Assistant Professor of Practice Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Perry Carter Associate Professor Geosciences
Laura M. Calkins Associate Professor History
Jaclyn E. Cañas-Carrell Professor Analytical Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry
Nesrine Chahine Assistant Professor English
Catherine Christopher Dean's Distinguished Service Professor of Law; Director for Bar Success School of Law
Megan Condis Assistant Professor College of Media & Communication
Erin Collopy Associate Professor Classical & Modern Language & Literature
Heather Warren-Crow

Associate Professor

Director, Fine Arts Doctoral Program

School of Art
Kirsten Cook Associate Professor Accounting
Esther Medina De León Associate Librarian TTU Library
Ali Duffy Professor College of Visual & Performing Arts  Theatre/Dance
Genevieve Durham DeCesaro Vice Provost Academic Affairs/Professor of Dance Provost/College of Visual & Performing Arts
Idoia Elola Professor Classical & Modern Language & Literature
Michael J. Faris Associate Professor English
Jacki Fitzpatrick Associate Professor Human Development & Family Sciences
Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal Associate Professor Sociology
Carol Flueckiger Associate Professor School of Art
Darima Fotheringham Assistant Professor Rawls
Ghislaine Fremaux Associate Professor School of Art
Robin Dru Germany Professor/Interim Director School of Art
Matt Gregory Dean of Students & Vice Provost of Student Life  
Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer Associate Professor/Associate Dean of Graduate School Curriculum and Instruction
Sara V. Guengerich Associate Professor Classical & Modern Language & Literature
Barbara Hahn Professor History
Breanna Harris Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences
Jason Headrick Assistant Professor Agricultural Education and Communications
Diana Hechavarria Associate Professor Rawls Management
Amy Heuman Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair College of Media & Communication
Rebecca Hite Associate Professor, Associate Department Chair Curriculum & Instruction
Céleste M.E. Hogan Lecturer Department of Physics & Astronomy [Costa Rica campus], Department of Physics & Astronomy and Department of Mathematics & Statistics [LBK]
Bryan Hotchkins Associate Professor Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling
Victoria Howle Professor Mathematics
Patrick Hughes Professor/Dean College of Media & Communication; Dean of University Studies
Wendy Adele Humphrey Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Brock Professor of Law; Director of Assessment; Director of Texas Tech University Pre-Law Academy School of Law
Mari Isa Assistant Professor Biological Anthropology
Amy Koerber Professor & Associate Dean for Administration & Finance College of Media & Communication
Stephanie Jones Professor, Doctoral Program Coordinator, Associate Vice President of Research and Innovation Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling
Jacqueline Kolosov Professor English
Carol Korzeniewski Professor Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Marta Kvande Associate Professor English
Katie Langford Associate Professor College of Media & Communication
David Larmour Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Classical & Modern Language & Literature
Donald Lavigne Associate Professor Classical & Modern Language & Literature
Miguel Levario Associate Professor Department of History
Carol Lindquist Assistant Professor of Practice Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Rina Little Associate Professor, Visual Studies; Coordinator, Master of Art Education Program School of Art
Andrew Littlefield Associate Professor Clinical Psychology
Laura Lowe BASW Program Director &Associate Professor of Social Work Social Work
Patricia Maloney Associate Professor Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
aretha marbley Professor/ Director of Community Counseling Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling
Monica Martin Graduate Program Director, Associate Professor Human Development & Family Sciences
Jacalyn McComb Professor Kinesiology & Sports Management
Jon McNaughtan Associate Professor Educational Psychology, Leadership & Counseling
Liz Mount Assistant Professor Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Kassandra McQuillen Professor of Practice Energy Commerce & Business Economics
Miriam Mulsow Associate Professor Human Development and Family Sciences
Sylvia Niehuis Professor Human Development and Family Sciences
Valerie Osland Paton Professor Educational Psychology, Leadership & Counseling
Kate Peaslee Lecturer Global Art and Visual Culture
Rob Peaslee Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Honors Journalism & Creative Media Industries
Matthew Pehl Assistant Professor History
Lisa L. Phillips Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric English
Brandy Piña-Watson Associate Professor Psychological Sciences
Narissra Punyanunt-Carter Professor College of Media & Communication
Deidre Popovich Associate Professor Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Marjean Purinton Professor English
Ignacio Luis Ramirez Associate Professor Sociology
Lindsay Rice Greenlee Assistant Professor of Practice; Director of Undergraduate and Online Studies Psychological Sciences
Christy Rogers Assistant Professor Human Development & Family Sciences
Jennifer Rojas-McWhinney Managing Director Psychiatry
Andrea Romi Professor Accounting
Michael Ross Instructor Landscape Architecture
Melissa Santillana Assistant Professor Journalism & Creative Media Industries
Lucy Schiller Assistant Professor Creative Writing
Christine Self Director Parent and Family Relations
Mathilda Shepard

Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature & Cultural Studies


Classical & Modern Language & Literature
Elizabeth Sharp Professor Human Development & Family Sciences
Yuan Shu Associate Professor English
Emily Skidmore Associate Professor, Interim Chair History
Christopher Smith Professor/ Director of the Vernacular Music Center Chair of Musicology, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Jessica Smith Assistant Professor of Practice English
Martha Smithey Associate Professor Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Kristy Soloski Associate Chair, Associate Professor Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy
Annette Sobel Adjunct Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering
Sara Spurgeon Professor English
Miglena Sternadori Associate Professor (WGS Director) Journalism & Creative Media Industries
Elissa Stroman Assistant Archivist University Libraries
Victoria Surliuga Associate Professor Classical & Modern Language & Literature
Vickie Sutton Horn Professor, Associate Dean for Digital Learning and Graduate Education School of Law
Abigail Swingen Associate Professor History
Amelia Talley Associate Dean for Campus Access & Engagement; Associate Professor Psychological Sciences
Natalie Tarenko Writing Specialist School of Law
Chris Taylor Associate Professor, Director of Land Arts of the American West Architecture
Shera Thomas-Jackson Undergraduate Program Director, Director of Practicum Experiences, Assistant Professor of Practice Human Development and Family Sciences
Kimberly Thornton Director Center for Campus Life
Susan Tomlinson Associate Professor Honors College
Maia Toteva Assistant Professor of Global Art & Visual Culture Coordinator of Global Art and Visual Culture School of Art
Richard Verrone Senior Lecturer and Graduate Program Coordinator History
Heather Warren-Crow Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
Director of the Fine Arts Doctoral Program
School of Art
Dana Weiser Associate Professor, Chair Human Development & Family Sciences
Virginia Whealton Assistant Professor History
Allison Whitney Associate Professor English
Julie Willett Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies History
Aliza Wong Professor and Director, American Academy in Rome History
Jingzhou (James) Yang Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering
Elissa Zellinger Associate Professor English
Pamela Zinn Assistant Professor Classical & Modern Language & Literature