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For all inquires about the Women and Gender Studies program, please contact director, Dr. Rachel Bailey Jones.

Rachel Bailey Jones

Dr. Rachel Bailey Jones

Director - Women & Gender Studies
rjones3@naz.edu
585-389-5139
GAC - 293

Christine Bochen

Christine M. Bochen

Professor - Religious Studies
cbochen4@naz.edu
585-389-2728
GAC - 309

Learn More about Christine Bochen

Education: BA, D'Youville College; MA and Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Teaching Areas:
Women and Christianity, Contemporary Catholicism, Christology, Christian Spirituality, Spiritual Autobiography, Death, World Religions

Publications:
letters and journals of Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton: The Essential Writings (Orbis, 2000)

Current Research:
Thomas Merton

Mary Ann Bush

Mary Ann F. Bush

Professor - Psychology
mbush4@naz.edu
585-389-2743
Psychology Center

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Education:BS, M.S. Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Illinois

Teaching Areas:
Psychology of Women, Physiological Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Sport Psychology

Current Research:
issues of empowerment, self-esteem and self-efficacy in female athletes; the sexual victimization of college women

Jennifer Burr

Jennifer S. Burr

Associate Professor - Wilmot Library
jburr0@naz.edu
585-389-2133
Library

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Education: BA in American Studies, Nazareth College; M.L.S., School of Information and Library Science, SUNY Buffalo; MA in International Relations, Maxwell School, Syracuse

Teaching Areas:
Instructor for the Library, Freshman Seminar; Women and Censorship

Publications:
"Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries", College and Research Libraries News, November 1999 issue.

Candide Carrasco

Candide Carrasco

Professor - Foreign Language
ccarras8@naz.edu
585-389-2675
GAC - 389

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Education: BA, University of Bordeaux; MA, Universite Paul Valery; Ph.D. in Contemporary French Theatre with a minor in Contemporary Latin American Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Teaching Areas:
French and Literature

Publications:
articles on Central American women writers; writing a book on Zoë Valdez

Research Interests:
Hispanic and Latino writers and marginalized literature

Other Information:
accomplished playwright

Christina Carrasco

Christina Carrasco

Assistant Professor - Foreign Language
ccarras5@naz.edu
585-389-5146
GAC - 390

Hilda Chacon

Hilda Chacón

Associate Professor - Foreign Language
hchacon6@naz.edu
585-389-2687
GAC - 383

Learn More about Hilda Chacon

Education: BA, University of Costa Rica; MA and PhD, The Ohio State University

Teaching Areas:
Contemporary Literature and Culture of Latin America; Women Writing in the Margins of the Globalization Process; Feminist Theory (FLLD, Women's Studies Program and Honors Program)

Publications:
Political Cartoons in Cyberspace: Rearticulating Mexican and US Cultural Identity in the Global Era (Book Chapter). Through and Other's Eyes: Mexico Reading the United States. Vanderbilt UP, 2008 (in print); "Testimonial Narrative As A Form Of Literary Journalism: A Collage Proposal With Students." Speaking desde las heridas. Transborder/ transfronterizo Cibertestimonio Writings (septiembre 11, 2001-marzo 11, 2006). Compiled and Edited by Claire Joysmith.

Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas de América del Norte (CISAN)/Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Whittier College, California, publishers. Mexico: 2008 (in print, forthcoming); "Elena Garro: 'cabra loca', 'bocona', apropiadora de palabras" [Elena Garro: 'Crazy Goat', 'Big Mouth': Reappropriating Words]. Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea (RLMC), 2007 Year XIII, Number 35, vol. 14. El Paso, TX: University of Texas at El Paso. [ISSN: 14052687]

Current Research:
Co-editor of "Antología de testimonios centroamericanos" [Anthology of Testimonial Narratives from Central America], with Dr. Elizabeth Coonrod-Martínez, Chair of Chicano and Latino Studies Department, Sonoma State University, CA; Co-author of "Movimiento social y género en la guerra más cruenta de América Latina en Guatemala [Social Movements and Gender Issues in the Cruelest War of Latin America in Guatemala]".

Leanne Charlesworth

Leanne Charlesworth

Associate Professor - Social Work
lcharle8@naz.edu
585-389-2755
Smyth - 363A

Clare Counihan

Clare Counihan

Assistant Professor - English
ccounih9@naz.edu
585-389-5141
GAC - 492

Lynn Duggan

Lynn Duggan

Professor - Art
lduggan1@naz.edu
585-389-2536
Arts Center - 156

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Education: BA, Purdue University; M.F.A., Washington University

Teaching Areas:
Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Design, Women in Art

Professional Activities:
exhibition at regional, state, and national galleries and museums; NYFA awards 1989-90 and 2001-02;teaching at University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, Summers 2002 and 2004

Current Research:
visual iconography of the female body as it reflects cultural ideologies

Carlnita Greene

Carlnita Greene

Assistant Professor - English
cgreene4@naz.edu
585-389-2440
GAC - 491

Marion Hoctor

Marion A. Hoctor, SSJ, Ph.D.

Professor - English
mhoctor5@naz.edu
585-389-2638
GAC - 381

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Education: MA and Ph.D. in English, Cornell University; M. Litt., Oxford University, England

Teaching Areas:
Chaucer and medieval literature, 19th century British literature (Romantic and Victorian periods), Greek drama, English Novel (18th and 19th centuries), Survey of British Literature I and II

Publications:
Matthew Arnold's Essays in Criticism: First Series, University of Chicago Press; A Book of Drama I and A Book of Drama II: Perspectives in Literature Series, Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich

Current Research:
images of women in the English novel; George Eliot, John Stuart Mill and Victorian feminism;19th century women writers

Sekile Nzinga-Johnson

Sekile Nzinga-Johnson

snzinga3@naz.edu
585-389-2739
Psychology Center

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Education:BS in Social Work, Morgan State University; Master of Social Work (MSW), Ohio State University; PhD in Human Development, University of Maryland

Teaching Areas:
Introduction to Women & Gender Studies, Abnormal Psychology, Women, Gender & Psychology, Feminist Praxis

Publications:
Nzinga-Johnson, S. & Craddock, K. (forthcoming). Laboring On: Theory, Testimony &
Transgression of Black Mothering in Academia. Toronto: Demeter Press; Nzinga-Johnson, S., Aupperlee, J. & Baker, J. Racial and Socioeconomic Dynamics in the Perceived Quality of Parent-Teacher Relationships, The Elementary School Journal, 110, 81-91; Metzger, J., Charlesworth, L., Nzinga-Johnson, S. & Campbell, V. Lessons Learned Outside the Classroom: The Baber AME Church and Nazareth College Partnership.

Forthcoming article in the 2006 New York Chapter of Social Work Educators Conference Proceedings; Jones Harden, B. & Nzinga-Johnson, S. (2006). Young, wounded and Black: The maltreatment of African American children in the early years. In R. Hampton & T. Gullotta. Prevention and Treatment of Interpersonal Violence Within the African American Community. Netherlands: Springer Publishing; Nzinga-Johnson, S. & Jones Harden, B. "Missing Links: The Role of Cultural Factors in African American Mothers Parenting Processes and Infant Social-Emotional Functioning" research article under revision for resubmission.

Current Research:
African American Women in Higher Education, Mothering, Social and Emotional Functioning of Young Children,School/-Parent Relationships, Minority Family Processes, Family Resiliency, Family-School-Community Partnerships, and University-Community Partnerships.

Timothy Kneeland

Timothy W. Kneeland

Associate Professor - History
tkneela8@naz.edu
585-389-2649
GAC - 454

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Education: BA& MA, SUNY Buffalo; MA& Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Teaching Areas:
American history and politics, history of American psychiatry, History of Science

Publications:
Pushbutton Psychiatry: A History of Electroshock with Carol Warren; numerous book reviews and encyclopedia articles

Current Research:
how Presidents of the United States used radio to develop and maintain political power

Lindsay Korth

Lindsay R. Korth

Professor - Theatre Arts
lkorth3@naz.edu
585-389-2780
Arts Center - 20

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Director of the Arts Center

Education:
BA, Mount Holyoke College; M.F.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Teaching Areas:
acting and directing; performance art

Professional Work:
acting and directing

Other Information:
kinesthetic learning - in all aspects of the life of the body as it intersects with the energy exchange between the actors, the text, and the audience

Mark Madigan

Mark J. Madigan

Professor - English
mmadiga2@naz.edu
585-389-2643
GAC - 479

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Education: BA, St. Michael's College, Vermont; MA, University of Vermont; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

Teaching Areas:
American literature, African-American literature, composition

Publications:
American and African-American literature

Mireille Le Breton

Mireille Le Breton

Assistant Professor - Foreign Language
mlebret5@naz.edu
585-389-2685
GAC - 391

Adrielle Mitchell

Adrielle A. Mitchell

Associate Professor - English
amitche2@naz.edu
585-389-2640
GAC - 487

Learn more about Adrielle Mitchell

Education: B.A., Hunter College, City University of NY; M.A. and Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Teaching Areas:
women’s studies, gender studies, feminist theory, English

Publications:
modern poetry and poetics, psychoanalytic criticism, English education, feminist theory and modernism/experimental literature

Heidi Northwood

Heidi M. Northwood

Professor - Philosophy
hnorthw6@naz.edu
585-389-2722
GAC - 481

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Education: BA,University of Western Ontario; MA, University of Western Ontario; Ph.D., University of Alberta

Teaching Areas:
History of ancient Greek philosophy and science; philosophy of art; philosophy of science; feminist philosophy

Susan Nowak

Susan Nowak

Professor - Religious Studies
snowak8@naz.edu
585-389-2731
GAC - 303

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Education: BA Nazareth College of Rochester. MA, Religious Studies, Temple University; Ph.D., Religion with certificate in Women's Studies, Syracuse University

Teaching Areas:
Holocaust studies; liberation thought; peace & justice; evil and suffering; Islam; world religions

Publications:
women and the holocaust; post-Auschwitz Jewish/Christian relations; Jewish feminist theologies in North America

David Page

David Page

Professor - Psychology
dpage2@naz.edu
585-389-2740
Psychology Center

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Education: BA, Framingham State College, MA; MS Framingham State College; Ph.D. Tulane University, LA

Teaching Areas:
Social and Developmental Psychology with an emphasis on the connections between theory, research, and application in these areas; Statistics and Experimental Design

Research Interests:
social cognition: how our understanding of others and ourselves is related to social interaction; how attitudes and attributions mediate reactions to victims and to those who deviate from social conventions

Olena Prokopovych

Olena Prokopovych

Assistant Professor - Political Science
oprokop5@naz.edu
585-389-2495
GAC - 458

Yamuna Sangarasivam

Yamuna Sangarasivam

Assistant Professor - Anthropology
ysangar7@naz.edu
585-389-2746
GAC - 308

Joseph Viera

Joseph M. Viera

Professor - English
jviera1@naz.edu
585-389-2642
GAC - 496A

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Education: BA, Florida Atlantic University; MA& Ph.D., The Florida State University

Teaching Areas:
American and Latino/a literatures: the novel, the short story,
personal narratives, poetry, and drama

Publications:
US Latino/a literatures, particularly Cuban American fiction, with a focus on the intersection of gender, race, politics, and culture in the construction and performance of identity; "Exile Among Exiles: Cristina Garcia" in Poets & Writers, and "Matriarchy and Mayhem: Awakenings in Cristina Garcia's Dreaming in Cuban" in The Americas Review

Pamela Viggiani

Pamela A. Viggiani

Assistant Professor - Social Work
pviggia6@naz.edu
585-389-2756
Smyth - 381D

Lear More about Pamela Viggiani

Education: M.S.W.; Ph.D.; C.S.W

Teaching Areas:
Social Welfare Policy, Diversity, Advocacy, Social Welfare Research

Publications:
Viggiani, P.A., Reid, W.J., Bailey-Dempsey, C. Social worker – teacher collaboration in the classroom: Help for elementary students at risk of failure. Research in Social Work Practice, September 2002; Viggiani, P.A., Hutchinson, E, Charlesworth, L., Fromm Faria, D. Utilization of contemporary literature in human behavior and social justice course work. Social Work and Education, 2002

Current Research:
the role of social work education in training workers for employment in the public child welfare sector; the use of literature and web-based course software in enriching the social work curriculum

Other Information:
Project Director and Evaluator for Nazareth College on a 5 year 375,000 dollar federal grant entitled Public Child Welfare Education Partnership (PCWEP). This grant was awarded to Nazareth College Social Work Department (including GRC), SUNY Brockport Social Work Department, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Monroe County Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services

Marie Watkins

Marie Watkins

Professor - Social Work
mwatkin2@naz.edu
585-389-2748
GAC - 125

Lili Zhang

Lili Zhang

Assistant Professor - Religious Studies
lzhang2@naz.edu
585-389-2734
GAC - 360

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