Our History

  • Spring 2000

    Dr. Kay Trimberger retires and continues to teach on occasional basis through the Faculty Early Retirement Program

  • Fall 2001

    Women's and Gender Studies becomes a department. (It had been a program.) Dr. Charlene Tung joins the faculty as the third tenure-track faculty hire in the program's history

  • Fall 2003

    Dr. Nan Alamilla Boyd joins the faculty, bringing the total number of core tenure-track faculty in the department to three

  • Fall 2008

    Dr. Lena McQuade and Dr. Don Romesburg join the faculty, replacing Professors Stearns and Boyd. The Queer Studies Disciplinary Concentration is added

  • Fall 2010

    The Queer Studies minor is added