Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Ph.D. Criminal Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
Phone: (217) 206-7784
Office: PAC 376
Teaching Interests: Victimization, gender and crime, research methods and statistics, rape prevention.
Assistant Professor, English
Ph.D. English, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Phone: (217) 206-6779
Teaching Interests:American Literature 1865-1915 with emphasis on the novel, postmodern fiction, Midwestern literature, and American women writers.
Accomplishments: Dr. Burkhardt has written papers and published works on William Maxwell, Vladimir Nabokov, Langston Hughes, Bessie Smith, and Midwestern history and literature. Her most recent book, William Maxwell: A Literary Life, has won critical acclaim (http://www.press.uillinois.edu/s05/burkhardt.html) since its publishing in 2004.
Associate Professor, Legal Studies
J.D., DePaul University College of Law
Phone: (217) 206-7882
Office: PAC 352
Teaching Interests: Legal Research, Legal Writing and Analysis, First Amendment law, Comparative law, modern Chinese law.
Accomplishments: Professor Eisenhart is a member of the Illinois state bar, the United States Supreme Court bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit bar, and the bars of the Northern, Central, and Southern Illinois federal district courts.She has worked for state government, a not-for-profit advocacy group, and has been in private practice. Her areas of concentration were disability law, employment law and family law. Professor Eisenhart was a member of a three-woman team who argued for the plaintiffs before the U.S. Supreme Court in Rutan v. Republican Party.
Assistant Professor, Sociology/Anthropology
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Michigan
Faculty Personal Website (http://people.uis.edu/lfish1/)
Phone: (217) 206-7938
Office: UHB 3042
Teaching Interests: Ecological anthropology, European prehistory, archaeology of late hunter-gatherers and early farmers in Central Europe, prehistoric technology, hunting and gathering societies.
Sandra J. Mills
Associate Professor, Social Work
MSW, LCSW, EdD
Phone: (217) 206-7602
Office: BRK 346
Associate Professor, English
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Undergraduate Education
Ph.D. English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Phone: (217) 206-7440
Office: PAC 524
Teaching Interests: Medieval literature studies, Arthurian literature, Chaucer, medieval drama, medieval women, romance (medieval to modern), Greek mythology,and literature and the Bible.Although women and women’s issues were rarely covered in Dr. Moranski’s graduate training in medieval coursework, she has strived to educate students and the community about medieval women writers (Hildegard of Bingen, Christine de Pizan, Heloise, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, and others) and use feminism and cultural studies to study romances (both canonical and non-canonical) from a variety of periods, including the Middle Ages and the 19th and 20th centuries.
Accomplishments: Karen has given numerous conference papers on medieval prophecy,modern historical fiction, and pedagogyat theInternational Congress of the Medieval Institute,the Conference of theMedieval Association of the Midwest,theMid-America Medieval Association Conference;the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference,and the Illinois Philological Association Conference. Her book-length projects include Prophet MarginsandThe Whole Prophesie of Scotland.She has also presented on the Capital Scholars Program and assessment at the Association for IntegrativeStudies Conference, the National Collegiate Honors Council, and Illinois Board of Higher Education workshops.
Associate Professor, Liberal Studies and Individual Option
Ph.D. English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Phone: (217) 206-7431
Office: UHB 3038
Teaching Interests: European Literature (English Pre-Raphaelites; French and Russian Symbolists), 1850-1920, Contemporary French Literature. Courses: Ancient Greek and Biblical Motifs in European Literature, 1880-Present, Dostoevsky, European Cinema, International Women Writers, Major Women Writers, Symbolist Movement in Europe.
Accomplishments: Dr. Neginsky has presented papers on “Methods in Teaching Literature online” and “Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes: Ekphrasis in Flaubert’s Short Stories”. She also has had multiple works published in Dictionary of Literary Biography, in The Rutledge Who’s Who in Twentieth Century World Poetry, and in Reference Guide of Short Fiction. Her poetry books include Under the Light of the Moon and Dancing Over the Precipice. Her cultural history/literary biography, Zinaida Vengerova In Search of Beauty: A Literary Ambassador between East and West, has begun its second printing (University of Heidelberg series, Peter Lang). She is also the recipient of a number of awards from NEH and IREX.
Assistant Professor, Human Services
Rh.D. Rehabilitation, Southern Illinois University
Phone: (217) 206-7573
Office: BRK 343
Teaching Interests: Alcohol and drug abuse issues, rehabilitation counseling, women’s issues, and spirituality.
Accomplishments: Prior to joining the UIS faculty, Dr. Rankin worked as an alcohol and substance abuse counselor. She also has several years of experience as a behavioral specialist with the Department of Mental Health-Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Rankin is a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor (CADC) and is a Board Registered mental illness/substance abuse counselor (MISA II).
Associate Professor, Communication
Ph.D. Communication, University of Kansas
Phone: (217) 206-7297
Office: UHB 3022
Teaching Interests: Interpersonal/organizational communication, public relations, family and interracial communication, gender communication, gender equity, race relations, and teaching strategies for courses dealing with racism and sexism.
Associate Professor, Business Administration
Chair, Women’s Studies Scholarship Committee
Faculty Personal Website (http://people.uis.edu/nscan1/)
Phone: (217) 206-7915
Fax: (217) 206-7543
Office: UHB 4055
Teaching Interests: Economics and finance, economic welfare of women.
Accomplishments: Dr. Scannell is an active member/volunteer of The American Association of University Women, International Association of Feminist Economists (and a founding member of its European Division), Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession, and other organizations that advocate the role of women in the economy. As the only female faculty who teaches economics or finance at UIS, she has reached out to women colleagues in Bulgaria, China and Estonia, culminating in journal and proceeding publications—and a heightened awareness of the standards of living experienced by these women. As an example, while serving a Fulbright grant in Bulgaria in 1999, she asked her co-author (a local university professor) why she carried a particularly large bag everywhere. She explained that rampant neighborhood break-ins forced her to carry, among other things, her diplomas! Needless to say, compensation in academe in Eastern Europe is low in nominal as well as relative terms. One of Dr. Scannell’s hopes is to see the young female award recipients of the Women’s Studies Scholarship Committee and others carry on activities that perpetually contribute to the enrichment of women’s lives, both here in the U.S. and abroad.
Professor Emerita, English
Teaching Interests: American Literature
Professor Emerita, English
Phone: (217) 206-7431
Office: CBM 71
Associate Professor Emerita, Human Services (Gerontology)
Teaching Interests: Social gerontology, sociology of knowledge, critical theory, feminist theory, issues of older women and teaching.
Coordinator, Multicultural Student Affairs
Phone: (217) 206-6333
Office: CPV 161
Director, Women’s Center
Women’s Center Website http://www.uis.edu/womenscenter/
Phone: (217) 206-7173
Office: SAB 35