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McWayne, Janis
McWayne Named Coordinator of FMU's Gender Studies Program
    FLORENCE---Janis McWayne, assistant professor of education, has been appointed coordinator of the gender studies program at Francis Marion University.

    “Many faculty members across campus are involved in the development of FMU’s gender studies program,” said Provost Richard Chapman. “Professor McWayne is an outstanding choice to lead this effort to provide students with an interdisciplinary lens through which to examine human conditions and experiences.”

    McWayne will also chair the gender studies advisory committee in the continuing development of the program.

    “All facets of our lives are profoundly impacted by gender and gender relations,” said McWayne. “Education in the biological, psychological, sociological, health, literary, historical, economic and political aspects of gender will allow students to complement their academic inquiry in many disciplines.”

    McWayne joined the FMU faculty in 2003, after completing her doctorate in health promotion education and behavior from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. She also earned a master’s degree from USC and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.

    While at USC, she held several graduate assistantships, working in the South Carolina Cancer Center’s Department of Population Studies and USC’s Department of Women’s Studies. She also worked on breast and prostate cancer projects and on the Alzheimer’s Registry.

    A native of Benson, Vt., she also has been a clinical researcher with Medical Health and Research Associates in New York, N.Y., a clinical assistant at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md., an interviewer with Battelle Survey Research Associates at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, a partner in a used bookshop and coffee house in Guilford, Conn., and a consultant and data collector for Physician Information and Referral in Denver, Colo.

    McWayne is active in the Pee Dee Heart Walk, serves on the advisory board of Living Well Retreats, is a consultant to the McLeod Health community physical activity programs, and is involved in disaster relief with the American Red Cross and in domestic animal disaster relief rescue for Pet Smart.

    At FMU, she serves in the Faculty Senate and as faculty adviser to Omega Lambda Delta and in the School of Education’s Center of Excellence for Teaching Teachers of Children of Poverty and the Teacher Education Task Force.

#77 / 11-30-06
Last Published: November 30, 2006 2:12 PM
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