Statewide Program Offices

The Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian

The Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian was created in 1977 to serve administrators, faculty, librarians, and students across the UW System. Since 1989 it has been a constituent of the Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium. Located on the UW-Madison campus, the office provides bibliographic and curriculum support, inter-institutional cooperation, information sharing, and advocacy related to the field of Women’s Studies and to gender-focused scholarship in the traditional disciplines.

The Office carries out its mission through:

Karla Strand
The Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian

JoAnne Lehman, Editor
Feminist Collections:
A Quarterly of
Women’s Studies Resources

Office email

UW System IDEAS Alliance

Initiated by a grant from the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation, the UW System IDEAS Alliance became a permanent part of the UW System in the fall of 1996. The program is based on the UW-Oshkosh campus and serves all UW System institutions.

The ultimate goal of the program is to attract and retain qualified female and minority students in science, mathematics, and engineering by improving the quality of undergraduate science education for both women and men through faculty development activities. The program is designed to reform introductory curricula and increase female and minority representation in science by:

  • Increasing faculty expertise in gender and science scholarship and pedagogy
  • Providing role models of professional women scientists
  • Improving classroom and campus climate
  • Creating statewide and campus “science communities” that will promote effective learning.

Dr. Jennifer Schuttlefield Christus
UW System Alliance for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advancement in STEM, Director
Associate Professor of Chemistry
800 Algoma Boulevard
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Telephone: (920) 424-7417

Amy Hardy, UW IDEAS Alliance Program Assistant
Telephone: 920/424-7414