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  • Gender Studies

    Welcome to our website. If you have an interest in Gender Studies, or would like to learn more, please think about dropping into a Gender Studies Student Club meeting or contacting any Gender Studies faculty member for more information. The program brochure is available for download here.

    Director of Gender Studies Program

    Dr. Corey Lee Wrenn

    Gender Studies Executive Committee Members:

    Dr. Nancy Mezey

    Dr. Lisa Dinella

    Dr. Marie Mele

    Prof. Brooke Nappi

    Dr. Deanna Shoemaker

    Dr. Johanna Foster

    Gender Studies Club Advisors:

    Susan Bucks

    Dr. Corey Lee Wrenn

    Gender Studies Club President (2018)

    Taffy Lashley

    Gender Studies Program Assistant (Fall 2017)


    Listserv Master:

    Dr. Karen Schmelzkopf

    Internship Opportunity

    Garden State Equality is actively seeking interns for the spring semester. Located in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Garden State Equality is a non-profit organization that focuses on issues regarding discrimination in the LGBT community. Garden State Equality is currently working on campaigns to address safe environments for youth, improvement of health services that meet LGBT community needs, and respectful treatment of seniors. As of today, Garden State Equality is the largest civil rights organization in New Jersey.

    Students who are interested can send an updated resume to Kayvon Paul and fill out the application. For more information about Garden State Equality, please visit

    Additional Information


    "Out of the Classrooms and into the Streets." Dr. Johanna Foster, artist.

  • Featured Class: Investigating the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    Prison Class

    Monmouth University's new two-semester class, "Investigating the School-to-Prison Pipeline," is a provocative new offering that will engage Monmouth students this spring and next fall in an exchange of ideas and perspectives with students incarcerated in a New Jersey state prison.

    In the first semester of the class, in Spring 2017, led by Dr. Johanna Foster, MU students will study the two-sided nature of public education as a paradoxical institution that can either open doors to social mobility or reproduce serious social inequalities. In the second semester, in Fall 2017, led by Dr. Eleanor Novek, MU students will travel to a New Jersey prison classroom to extend their learning in collaboration with incarcerated students.

    Building from this understanding of our commonalities and differences in the realm of education, the class will generate specific academic support strategies to benefit the needs of the students enrolled. It will promote greater democratic access to education for marginalized people in the hopes of reducing recidivism through program peer support.

    This course marks the first collaborative effort between Monmouth University and the New Jersey Department of Corrections.