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Dr. Tamatha Barbeau

Barbeau_Tamatha_lgDr. Tamatha Barbeau has worked as an Assistant Professor of Biology at FMU since 2004. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Zoology at the University of Florida. At FMU, she teaches courses including Human Anatomy (Bio 205), Human Biology (Bio 104), and the Biology of Sex (Bio 213). The Biology of Sex course is an elective within both the Biology and Gender Studies Programs. Dr. Barbeau's research interests include reproductive biology and she maintains an active laboratory at FMU. Additional information on Dr. Barbeau’s courses and research can be found online at http://people.fmarion.edu/tbarbeau.

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Dr. Lisa Eargle

Eargle__Lisa_A_lg Dr. Lisa A. Eargle is an Associate Professor of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from USC-Columbia in 1996.  She currently teaches Urban Sociology ), Population in Society, Environment-Power-Opportunity, and Social Problems for the Sociology and Gender Studies Programs. Her research interests include issues of Local Economic Development and Prosperity, Environment and Hazards, Crime/Deviance, and Education. "I am currently researching the characteristics of places at risk for natural disasters in terms of population, infrastructure, and social institutions' characteristics."  Dr. Eargle served as a member of the original Gender Studies Steering Committee, and on the Gender Studies Advisory Committee.

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Dr. Jo Angela Edwins

joangela_edwins Dr. Edwins serves on the Gender Studies Advisory Committee.

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Dr. Farrah M. Hughes

Hughes_Farrah05_lg Dr. Farrah Hughes is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the Masters Program in Applied Psychology, Clinical/Counseling Option. She teaches Beginning Supervised Student Research (PSY 270), Child Behavior: Growth and Development (PSY 315), Abnormal Psychology (PSY 325), Intermediate Supervised Student Research (PSY 370), Senior Research (PSY 470), Special Studies(PSY 497), and several graduate level courses as well as Human Sexuality (PSY 312) for the Gender Studies Program. Her primary research interests focus on relationships. Currently, she is involved in a study of strengths and struggles of college students who are parents.

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Dr. Jennifer Kunka

kunka Dr. Jennifer Liethen Kunka is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center at Francis Marion University. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Purdue University, along with a secondary specialization in feminist theory and women's studies. She teaches Business Writing and British Literature. Her research involves writing center theory and practice, tech-enhanced writing, and research writing. She also is a specialist in 19th and 20th-century British literature, focusing on issues of gender and class in the novel.  Dr. Kunka served on the original Gender Studies Steering Committee, and on the Gender Studies Advisory Committee.

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Dr. Meredith Love

eng_love Dr. Meredith Love is an Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the English Composition Program. With an MA in Literature and a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Dr. Love teaches classes in composition, professional writing, and gender and rhetoric. She has published articles on third-wave feminism and the public personae of zine writers. She is currently working on a collaborative project with Dr. Brenda Helmbrecht at Cal Poly on an archive of women's zines.

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Dr. Janis McWayne

JanisDr. Janis McWayne is an Associate Professor of Health and Gender Studies and Coordinator of the Gender Studies Program at Francis Marion University. She earned her PhD in Health Promotion, Behavior and Education from the University of South Carolina, along with a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies. She teaches health and gender courses. Her research interests are health and the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality.  Dr. McWayne served on the original Gender Studies Steering Committee, and is the Chairperson of the Gender Studies Advisory Committee.

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Dr. Mary Louise Nagata

nagata Dr. Mary Louise Nagata joined Francis Marion University faculty in 2005 and is an Assistant Professor of History. She earned her Ph.D. in History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She teaches Family and Gender in World History for the Gender Studies Program. Dr. Nagata served as a member of the original Gender Studies Steering Committee, and the Gender Studies Advisory Committee.

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Lisa Pike

Pike__Lisa_A_lg Lisa Pike is an Associate Professor of Biology. She earned her graduate degree from the University of North Carolina in Marine Science. She teaches Biology, Environmental Science and Life Science. Her research interests are K-12 science education (problem-based learning), marine fish ecology, and artificial reef ecology.  Professor Pike served as a member of the original Gender Studies Steering Committee, and the Gender Studies Advisory Committee.

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Teresa Ramey

TeresaRamey Ms. Ramey serves as a member of the Gender Studies Advisory Committee.

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Dr. Joel Thayer

Joel Thayer Chair Sociology

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Dr. Charlene Wages

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Dr. Charlene Wages serves as the Vice President for Administration, Hugh K. Leatherman Professor of Public Service and Professor of Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Georgia State University. She teaches Biological Basis of Behavior and her research interests include limbic systems and mechanisms of spatial behavior. Dr. Wages served as a member of the original Gender Studies Steering Committee, and the Gender Studies Advisory Committee.

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Dr. Russell Ward, Jr.

Ward__Russell_E_lg Dr. Russell (Rusty) E. Ward, Jr. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Francis Marion University (FMU). He teaches Sociology of Sports for the Gender Studies program at FMU. His gender-related research has appeared in Sociological Spectrum and Sex Roles: A Journal of Social Research. In particular, he has studied female-perpetrated violence, and how social institutions use language in ways that trivialize women and privilege men. Dr. Ward served as a member of the original Gender Studies Steering Committee, and the Gender Studies Advisory Committee.

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