Women's Studies Advisory Committee
Women's Studies Advisory Committee

Women's Studies Advisory Committee


The Women's Studies Advisory Committee serves as an interdisciplinary forum to foster the investigation of women and gender issues, promote the Liberal Arts- Women's Studies Associate of Arts Degree, as well as the Women's Studies Certificate of Performance, and to undertake the planning and execution of a range of gender-related events and initiatives on campus.

Type: Operational

Reports to: Academic Affairs

Meets: Second Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  |  View Agendas & Minutes


  1. Expand and deepen the existing Women’s Studies curriculum at Mesa College.
  2. Advise and support faculty, the administration, and student groups on women and gender-related issues and events that impact the Mesa community.
  3. Support the college by creating a welcoming and equitable environment in which those who identify as women are able to pursue their educational and career aspirations, free from institutional barriers, oppression, and violence.
  4. Support the educational, cultural, and creative purpose of the college by providing a focus on feminism, gender equality, and multiculturalism.
  5. Schedule a calendar of women and gender-related events that promote social responsibility, connect personal experience to political activity, and validate student contributions and voices.

Membership 2019-2020

  • (2) Faculty Representatives
  • Gloria Kim
    Professor, History
  • Jennifer Sime
    Professor, Anthropology
  • (16) Faculty Representatives
  • Christie Allred
    Professor, English
  • Katlin Choi
    Workbased learning
  • Sondra Frisch
    Professor, English
  • James Gappy
    Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Tanya Kravatz
    Professor, Sociology
  • Kimberly Lacher
    Assistant Professor, English
  • Laurie Mackenzie
    Professor Emerita, Psychology
  • Pegah Motaleb
    Assistant Professor, English
  • Waverly Ray
    Professor, Geography
  • Michelle Rodriguez
    Professor, Political Science
  • Denise Rogers                                        Professor, Art History
  • Nina Rosenstand
    Professor, Philosophy
  • Barbara Sexton
    Professor, Fine Arts
  • Lisa Shapiro
    Professor, Business
  • Cara Smulevitz
    Assistant Professor, Art History

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