Core Faculty

Debra Liebowitz

Title:  Director of Women’s and Gender Studies;
Associate Professor of Political Science and Women’s Studies
Office:  Smith House 203
Phone:  (973) 408-3139
Education:  B.A. University of Oregon, 1988; M.A. Rutgers University, 1996; Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2000
Biography:  Debra J. Liebowitz is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science at Drew University in New Jersey, USA and is also Director of the Drew Semester on the United Nations.  Dr. Liebowitz has worked for the past nine years doing gender and human rights related-training and research at the United Nations, both in New York and Geneva.  She has worked closely with IWRAW Asia Pacific, a Malaysia-based international women’s human rights organization and is a member of their International Program Management Team.  In 2007 she was the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Study and Conference Center Grant and is working on a book that stems from this grant on The Uses of CEDAW to Redress Violations of Women’s Human Rights.  She is the author of a report (Respect, Protect, Fulfill: Raising the Bar on Women’s Rights in San Francisco) evaluating the city of San Francisco’s efforts to implement their local women’s human rights ordinance.  She has published articles in journals like the Feminist International Journal of Politics and Women’s Studies Quarterly and in books like Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives, (2008) edited by Shirin M. Rai and Georgina Waylen.  Dr. Liebowitz was the President of the Women & Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association in 2008-9.  She is currently on the board of the New York City Urban Justice Center’s Human Rights Project.

Wendy Kolmar

Title:  Professor of English;
Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
Sitterly House 107
Phone:  973-408-3632
Education:  A.B., Bryn Mawr College, 1972; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1992
Biography:  Wendy Kolmar is Professor of English and of  Women’s and Gender Studies. She teaches courses on feminist theory and the history of feminist thought, Victorian literature, women and literature, gothic and supernatural literature, film and literary criticism. She serves regularly as a consultant and reviewer for women’s and gender studies programs around the country and also served for many years on various governing bodies of the National Women’s Studies Association.  Her publications include Haunting the House of Fiction: Feminist Perspectives on Ghost Stories by American Women (with Lynette Carpenter ‑‑ 1991); Creating an Inclusive College Curriculum: A Teaching Source Book from the New Jersey Project (edited with Ellen G. Friedman, Charley B. Flint, and Paula Rothenberg — 1996); A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Ghost Stories by British and American Women Writers (with Lynette Carpenter –1998); Feminist Theory: A Reader ( with Fran Batkowski, now in its second edition.) and a special issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly, entitled Looking Across the Lens: Women’s  Studies and Film.

Affiliated Faculty

Instructor Department Course(s) Contact
Di Bai Chinese x3427
Lisa Brenner Theatre Arts THEA 175: Community Theatre x3998
Frances Bernstein History HIST 190: Disease in History
HIST 190: History of Sexuality
HIST 135: Women in Modern European History
Jill Cermele Psychology PSYC 108: Abnormal Psychology x3849
Roxanne Friedenfels Sociology SOC 19: Sociology of Inequality
SOC 29: Sociology of Aging
SOC 105: Social Change
Maliha Safri Economics ECON 136: Political Economy of Race, Class and Gender x3202
Caitlin Killian Sociology SOC 25: Sociology of Gender x3183
Marc Boglioli Anthropology x3363
Joslyn Cassady Anthropology x3343
Sarah Wald English  ENGL 37: Latina/o Literature x3127
Shakti Jaising English x3915
Jinee Lokaneeta Political Science x3430
Lillie Edwards History x3013
Kim Rhodes Art History  ARTHIST 144: Gender, Sexuality and Victorian Visual Culture x3757
Christina McKittrick Biology x3742
Traci West Theological x3082
Susan Rosenbloom Sociology x3335
Catherine Keller Theological x3268
Jesse Todd Theological x3847
Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre Theological x3823
Virginia Burrus Theological x3099
Rosemary McLaughlin Theatre Arts THEA 65: Women and Theatre x3249
Leslie Sprout Music x3950
Jim Hala English x3297
Kesha Moore Sociology SOC 131: Engendering Prison x3170
Nadine Ollman English ENGL 32: Women and Literature
ENGL 132: Women’s Literary Tradition
ENGL 174: Eighteenth Century Women Writers
Jennifer Olmsted Economics ECON 138: Gender and Globalization x3417
Ada Ortuzar-Young Spanish SPAN 115: Individual and Society in Spanish American Literature x3386
Marie-Pascale Pieretti French FREN 50: Francophone Literature in Translation: Women Novelists x3506
Sharon Sundue History HIST 126: American Women’s History x3171
Lisa Brenner Theatre Arts THEA 62: African-American Theatre x3998
Youngok Lim Economics ECON 62: Poverty and Policy x3832
Karen Pechilis Religious Studies REL 35: Religions of China and Japan x3124