Faculty & Staff in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Office Information

Program Director: Dr.Tammy Birk
Phone: 614-823-1759
Email: tbirk@otterbein.edu

Women’s Gender & Sexuality Resource Center 24-hour Helpline

Call at 614-823-1028 and a peer advocate will either answer or return your call immediately.

Michele Acker

Michele Acker

Professor & Director of the Honors Program


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Tammy Birk

Tammy Birk

Associate Professor of English & Director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program


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Sarah Bouchard

Professor


Dr. Bouchard is a physiological ecologist who specializes in reptile and amphibian nutrition. She has a very active research lab, with undergraduates conducting projects both in Ohio and Panama. Her most recent students have examined developmental plasticity in amphibians pre- and post-metamorphosis. Dr. Bouchard teaches Ecology and Vertebrate Biology, as well as Gender and Biology for the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. She is also an active part of Zoo and Conservation Science program.

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Jim Bowling

James Bowling

Professor


Jim Bowling is a Professor in Art at Otterbein University’s Department of Art and Art History teaching in the areas of ceramics and sculpture. As a contemporary artist working in clay, he is rooted in the material and craftsmanship of ceramics but focuses on conceptual approaches to explore the connection between surface and form in figure-based narrative works. His work has shown locally, regionally and nationally; he is currently represented by the Sharon Weiss Gallery in Columbus. Jim is an…

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Anthony Destefanis

Anthony DeStefanis

Associate Professor of History


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Glenna Jackson

Glenna Jackson

Professor


When I came to Otterbein University in 1992, my mentor at Marquette University told me that although I was going to a college renowned for teaching, I should always remember that good teaching cannot be done without good research and good research cannot be done without the outlet of good teaching. He was right. My passion for both teaching and research centers on issues of social justice from the first century through today’s world and on a global basis. Otterbein…

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Amy Johnson

Associate Professor


Johnson's areas of study include modern European and American art and architecture, women’s and gender studies, visual culture studies, and historic preservation. Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on the links between the artist and society, and the larger role art plays in our community. Her recent projects explore the intersections of photography and historic preservation within the creation of the modern city. Previously, Dr. Johnson taught at the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, the University of Delaware, and Harford Community College in…

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Karen Steigman

Professor


Karen Steigman is a Professor of English, specializing in 20th- and 21st-century American literatures, postcolonial literature and theory, literary theory, and film.  She completed her PhD at the University of Minnesota. Her current research focuses on the post-war fiction and journalism of Joan Didion, Renata Adler, Jamaica Kincaid, and Elizabeth Hardwick. She has published articles on Graham Greene, Joan Didion, and critical university studies in College Literature, a/b: auto/biography studies, and the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. She…

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