University of Northern Iowa chooses two to head Women's Studies programs<br>

Posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2002

Cynthia Goatley, director, graduate Women's Studies program, (319) 273-6270
Susan Hill, director, undergraduate Women's Studies program, (319) 273-7177
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has named two associate professors to head its Women's Studies programs.

The graduate program will be directed by Cynthia Goatley of the Department of Theatre. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and a doctorate in theatre from Bowling Green State University. The recipient of two consecutive Fulbright Awards, she has been with UNI since 1991.

Susan Hill of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, will direct the undergraduate program. She came to UNI in 1994 as assistant professor of religion. She holds a B.A. in religious studies from Macalester College in St., Paul, Minn.; and an M.A. in religion and a doctorate in religion and literature, both from the University of Chicago Divinity School.

The undergraduate Women's Studies program at UNI is more than 25 years old. The graduate program was founded eight years ago. About 50 students are enrolled in the interdisciplinary programs that examine women's roles in the family and work place, the role of sexuality in human existence, cultural images of women, and women's contributions to society. Women's Studies provides conferences, social activities and lectures.