Faculty & Staff


Tamara Berg

Associate Professor
Minné 326
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Mary Jo Klinker

Associate Professor/Director
Minné 328
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Candi McKeeth

Office Manager

Affiliated & Advisory Faculty

The interdisciplinary minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies is also supported by an advisory board and affiliated faculty that offer elective courses.


Dr. Linda D'Amico

Dr. D’Amico graduated from Indiana University—Bloomington with a PhD in Cultural Anthropology. Her specialties include Latin American Studies, Indigenous and Andean Studies, Ecological Anthropology and Gender. She has written two books: "Gender and Globalization in Otavalo, Ecuador"; and "Otavaleñas en Casa y en el Mundo." She has written numerous articles and chapters on the mega-diverse cloud forest region of Intag-Manduriacus in NW Ecuador and is currently working on a manuscript that includes multi-species ethnography.

D’Amico’s teaching interests include Climate Change Justice, Indigenous and community participatory democracy, gender and globalization and experiential student learning. 

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Dr. Emilie Falc

Dr. Falc is currently writing on the expressions of invitational rhetoric in speculative fiction and science fiction. Recent presentations include:

  • “Water protectors”: The framing of environmental collective action at Standing Rock. (2017, June). Conference on Communication and the Environment, Leicester, England.
  • Feminine Imagery in the Resistance to Oil Pipelines (2018, April 14). The Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, Madison, WI.
  • Water is life in images: Shared destinies. (2018, Nov. 10). National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Favorite feminist book: "Parable of the Sower" by Octavia Butler

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Dr. Colette Hyman

Dr. Hyman teaches U.S. History, with a focus on the 19th, 20th, and, yikes! 21st centuries! She also teaches courses on Women in U.S. History, Indigenous History and Food in World History. Dr. Hyman devotes much of her service to our union, the Inter-Faculty Organization, which she serves as chair of on the Action Committee; she also serves as the chair of the WSU Faculty Association Action Committee. In 2012, her book "Dakota Women's Work: Creativity, Culture & Exile" was published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, and since 2015, Dr. Hyman has been working with her colleague Audrey Thayer, who is on the faculty at Leech Lake Tribal College, on a research project on Women and Leadership in the Twin Cities Native Community, 1960s-1980s. 

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Dr. Elizabeth Russell

Favorite feminist book (series): "The Inheritance" trilogy by N. K. Jemisin

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Tyler Treptow-Bowman

Tyler Treptow-Bowman, Intercultural & Completion Coordinator, earned his Master’s in Higher Education Administration with emphases in Higher Education Law, Higher Education Finance, and Social Inequality from the University of Kansas in 2016. They are also an alum of Winona State University, having graduated in 2014 with B.A. in Communication Studies and minor in Music. In his current position, Tyler focuses on recruitment and success initiatives for students from the Asian American and LGBTQ+ communities and coordinates the Mentoring and Safe Space programs. Tyler’s conference attendance includes the national Creating Change Conference and regional MBGLTACC Conference. He is also a member of The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. Some of Tyler’s favorite authors/artists/scholars include Dr. Z Nicolazzo, H. Melt, and R.B. Brooks.


Rebekah Vrabel

"Woodswoman" by Anne LaBastille is one of her favorite feminist books (don’t ask a librarian to choose).

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Dr. Iris Wang

"Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China" by Leta Hong Fincher is one of her recent favorite books on the topic of Chinese feminism.

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