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Women's, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies Program

Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-2488

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Chong Eun Ahn, Ph. D., Associate Professor

Department of History

Modern China, Gender and History in East Asia, Colonial Encounters in Asia

Email: Chong Eun Ahn  L&L 100-O 

Phone: 963-2190


Gayla Blaisdell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music,Voice and Opera

Department of Music


Vocal performance and scholar in feminist theory and opera

Email: Gayla Blaisdell

J. S. McIntyre Music Bldg 118

Phone: 963-1316

Cynthia Coe, Ph. D., Professor

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

19th and 20th century European philosophy, feminist theory, Continental ethics, critical race theory

Email: Cynthia Coe - L&L 318


Ruthi Erdman, Senior Lecturer - Department of English

William O. Douglas Honors College, Humanities


Email: Ruthi Erdman - L&L 407  

Phone: 963-1538

Lacy Ferrell, Ph. D., Associate Professor

Department of History

Childhood, education, colonialism, and gender in African History

Email: Lacy Ferrell - L&L 100-L 

Phone: 963-1854


Barbara Flanagan, Ph. D.,  Professor

Department of Political Science

International Human Rights, Middle East Politics

Email: Barbara Flanagan

Farrell Hall Phone: 963-2369

Michael Goerger, Ph. D., Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Ethical Theory, Ancient Greco-Roman Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Email: Michael Goerger  L&L 346 

Phone: 963-1358

Judy Hennessy, Ph.D., Professor,  Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Department of Sociology

Social welfare policy, poverty and gender, low-income women, work/life balance, morality and culture.

Email: Judy Hennessy-Samuelson 231C

Phone: 963-1574

Tracey Hoover, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Department of Sociology

Gender and Identity, Feminist Movements, Family and Socialization, and Media

Email: Tracey Hoover  

Jill Hoxmeier, Ph.D MPH, CHES

Associate Professor

Department of Health Sciences

Women's Health, Sexual Health, Public Health


Purser Hall 128

Phone: 509-963-1929

Michael Johnson, Ph. D., Associate Professor and Chair

Department of World Languages

Medieval literature, gender and sexuality, Franco-Belgian comics, French and Spanish language, and grammar.

Email: Michael Johnson

L&L 102-0  

Phone 963-1218

Pamela McMullin Messier, Ph.D., Professor and Chair

Department of Sociology

Demography, Aging, Collective Action, Social Justice, Environmental Studies, Family, and Gender & Sexuality

Email: Pamela McMullin-Messier Samuelson 231A,

Phone: 963-2222


Geraldine O'Mahony, Ph.D., 

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science

African Politics, Development,  Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Divinity

Email: Geraldine O'Mahony

Farrell Hall




Lene Pedersen, Ph.D., Professor

Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies



Cultural Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Symbolic Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology, Ritual, Social Organization, Post-Colonialism, Southeast Asia (Indonesia), Circumpolar North, Sub-Saharan Africa. Natural Resource Management.

Email: Lene Pedersen - Dean Hall,

Phone: 963-3211



Assistant Professor
Department of Theatre Studies
Women and Feminist Theatre, Canadian theatre, directing practice and theory, and theatre for social change





Department of Sociology

Inequalities, race and ethnicity, social class, gender, neighborhoods and communities, social justice, social psychology, statistics.

Email: Sarah Samblanet  


Griff Tester Ph.D.,


Department of Sociology

Inequality; urban and community sociology; gender and sexualities; aging.
Samuelson 231I
Phone 963-2005
Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Women and Gender in the Early Church, Literary and Feminist Approaches to Ancient Writings, Formation of Jewish and Christian Identities in Late Antiquity, and the Place and Function of Non-canonical Literature

Email: Lily Vuong  

L&L 337B 

Phone: 963-1820


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