Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Gender & Women's Studies Current Students

Gender & Women's Studies

Current Students


Scholarships    Awards

Creative Writing Contest


The Online Writing Center, which is an extension of the Writing Center in Cherry Hall, is available for graduate and undergraduate students. The student submits the paper online at, and receives feedback from a trained tutor. This feedback includes an audio explanation of the tutor's suggestions as well as written comments. One-on-one conferences are also available with writing center tutors.

Code of Ethics

 Student Stories

Susan Alexander

Susan Alexander, Online Graduate Certificate Student

For a college campus that is predominantly male and career oriented, the approach I chose for the upper-division class I teach tackles stereotypes of both genders.  The graduate certificate I earned from WKU gave me lots of ammunition to use when dispelling firmly rooted beliefs, especially those in traditionally male-dominated fields of study.  I've used a lot of techniques from the excellent faculty with whom I studied and stole some of their ideas for how to run an online class.  Shattering Gender Stereotypes, in its 3rd or 4th version this semester, is totally online with an enrollment of 54 students.  Thank you WKU.


graduate certificate student

Georgia Wheatley, Online Graduate Certificate Student

A few years ago, I received a grad certificate from Gender & Women's Studies. I can't adequately describe how much this certificate has helped me in my teaching. The quality of education and academic rigor I received through your program was stellar.


Graduate Student Leslie Nichols

Leslie Nichols, Online Graduate Certificate Student and designer of our new GWS t-shirt logo

In the summer of 2010, I started a visual art series that reflected a personal search for a sense of place. This work was based in a desire to locate myself in a historical context and better understand ideas about womanhood as they exist in my community. A fellow artist encouraged me to look into the Gender & Women's Studies Program at WKU. I was fortunate that Roots of Feminism, a course directly related to my research topic, was being offered that fall. This class brought invaluable depth to my work as well as my personal life, which confirmed my decision to enroll in the graduate certificate program. GWS and University College even supported my research with travel funds to the artist residency Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Along with giving me a new perspective, coursework in gender & women's studies has developed my critical thinking skills. I have found the online learning environment rigorous and engaging. While Roots grounded me historically, Global and Cross Cultural Perspectives on Women developed my knowledge and sensitivity of diverse perspectives within America and across the globe. My positive experiences in this program, both academically and personally, inspired me to enroll full-time to pursue the new MA in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities. When not in my studio or in the classroom, I enjoy practicing yoga and cooking with herbs and veggies from my garden and local farmers. I also volunteer locally at Hope Harbor as an emergency advocate for victims of sexual trauma.



Celebrating V-Day with Vagina MonologuesIntroductions on the first day of Women and Kids Learning Together Summer Camp 2011Stefanie Maloney, Dr. Kristi Branham, Leslie NicholsStudents that attended the Black Women's Conference in March 2010

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 1/25/16