faculty and staff

Administrative Team

Hephzibah Roskelly

Hephzibah Roskelly 
Director

Department of English
PhD University of Louisville 
roskellh@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.3280
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Hephzibah Roskelly received her PhD at the University of Louisville and taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston before coming to UNCG's English Department in 1989. Here she teaches a variety of courses in rhetoric and writing, including women's rhetoric, feminist theory and the teaching of writing. A former high school teacher, she works every summer with classroom teachers across the country to support their efforts in teaching literacy. In 2012, she received the University Board of Governors' Teaching Award. She currently serves as Director of the Women's & Gender Studies program.

Danielle Bouchard

Danielle Bouchard 
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associate Professor
Women's and Gender Studies
PhD University of Minnesota 
dmboucha@uncg.edu
336.334.4344
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Danielle Bouchard earned her Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2006.  Her scholarly interests include postcolonial and poststructuralist feminisms, contemporary continental philosophy, critical university studies, and cinema and visual media studies.  Her first book, A Community of Disagreement: Feminism in the University (Peter Lang 2012), uses the philosophical concept of disagreement to read, and provide alternatives to, the most common ways in which feminism's place in the modern US university is imagined.  She is currently working on a new book project that examines the role of visual tropes, texts, and technologies in hegemonic articulations of human rights.

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Carisa Showden

Carisa Showden

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
crshowde@uncg.edu
Webpage
336.334.3335
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Carisa R. Showden is associate professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies. She received her Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is a political theorist by training, doing interdisciplinary work that crosses contemporary and feminist political theory, gender and sexuality studies, women and politics, and law and society scholarship. She is the author of Choices Women Make: Agency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work and co-editor (with Samantha Majic) of the forthcoming Power Plays: Rethinking the Politics of Sex Work. She has just finished writing a book with Marìa DeGuzmán titled Conjuring Worlds: A Queer Phenomenology of the Miniature and has begun a new solo book project provisionally titled Best in Show: Children, Dogs, and the Commodification of Innocence. She teaches Introduction to Political Theory, American Political Thought, Women and Politics, Women and the Law, and Controversies in Contemporary Politics. Showden is the Director of Graduate Studies for the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

 

Beth Walker

Beth Walker 
Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate Advisor and Masters Admissions Advisor 

Women's and Gender Studies
etwalker@uncg.edu
336.334.4443
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Students will find that I bring an eclectic background to the classroom.  With an undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in education, I taught biology and health in public schools for ten years, then began work on a Masters in Health Education to complement my next decades working in non-profit health organizations including the American Lung Association, Research Triangle Institute, Planned Parenthood and Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  Education, whether for youth or professionals, has always been a mission and a passion. UNCG's Masters in Liberal Studies convinced me of the value of a liberal arts education, and I now strive to help my students experience an appreciation for critical questioning and inquiry, the creative process and the importance of taking a stand. For nearly a decade, I have applied these beliefs in my WGS classes.

Sarah Jane Cervenak

Sarah Jane Cervenak

Assistant Professor 
Women's and Gender Studies/African American Studies
PhD New York University
sjcerven@uncg.edu
336.334.4494
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Sarah Jane Cervenak is an assistant professor, jointly appointed in the Women's and Gender Studies and African American Studies programs at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  Her areas of research and teaching are critical race theory, feminist theory, Black studies, performance studies and philosophy.  Her current work queries the Black radical, feminist potential of devastation and deformity in the art of Leonardo Drew and Wangechi Mutu.  She is the author of Wandering: Philosophical Performances of Racial and Sexual Freedom (tentative title; forthcoming with Duke University Press).   She has also published in the academic journals Discourse, Palimpsest: Women, Gender and the Black International and Spectator as well as in anthologies on feminism and the African American novel respectively.

 

Isabell Moore

Isabell Moore (on leave Spring 2014)
Program Administrator
Outreach & Internship Coordinator

MA University of North Carolina Greensboro 
ilmoore@uncg.edu
336.334.4323

Isabell Moore has served as WGS' program administrator since May 2012. In that role, she coordinates community outreach and internships, in addition to doing lots (and lots) of administrative paperwork and e-mailing. She grew up in Greensboro, then moved to New York City, where she received a BA in History and Sociology from Columbia University in 2003. She returned to Greensboro after graduation, and after several years of teaching ESOL to adult immigrants and refugees, she joined the MA in Women's and Gender Studies at UNCG. After receiving her MA in Summer 2009, she enjoyed teaching history for several years at GTCC, as well as Intro to Women's & Gender Studies and a course on social movements in the South at UNCG. Always eager to connect academia and activism, she is in involved in numerous social justice causes around feminisms, racial justice, economic justice, LGBTQ liberation, immigration and war, and is a proud member of Southerners On New Ground (SONG).

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Carole Lindsey-Potter

Carole Lindsey-Potter (Spring 2014)
Program Administrator
Outreach & Internship Coordinator

MFA University of North Carolina Greensboro 
cllindse@uncg.edu
336.334.4323

A native of Pennsylvania, Carole graduated from Adelphi University with a BA in Dance and UNCG with an MFA. After starting the dance program at Delta State University, she returned to Greensboro and founded the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department's City Arts Program including the Greensboro Children's Theatre, Livestock Players and Razz-Ma-Tazz Musical Revue Company, and supervising the Music Center and classes in dance and visual arts. She also taught dance at A&T State University. Retiring from the city in 2002, Carole Joined the WGS Program as Program Administrator. Carole retired in July of 2012, but returns for the spring semester, 2014 as Program Administrator while Isabell Moore is on leave. She serves as secretary of the Friends. Carole is married to Chip Potter and has two children, Dianna Potter Walla - owner and knitwear designer of Paper-Tiger, and Greg Potter - a student at GTCC studying Simulation and Game Design and Sound Production.

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