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Women's and Gender Studies Program

Women's Studies


Dawn Cripe

Dawn Cripe appointed as Distance Education Coordinator for WGS

I have been teaching at UNO for seven years in both WGST and Communication in courses ranging from speech, media writing, Gender & Communication to WGST courses in Humanities (in-class and online); and Gender & Leadership (soon to be offered online)! Prior to teaching, I worked for a Fortune 100 Company in sales and marketing and also for a local consumer packaged goods company in corporate communications. My corporate experience is integral to my teaching philosophy of "take what you learn in my courses 'outside these walls' (whether brick and mortar or virtual walls), and use it in your personal and professional lives." My only wish is that I knew early in my career path that teaching was my passion, but I'm thrilled to be at UNO and teaching in the WGST program. I'm even more thrilled to fill the new role for WGST distance education to help expand our reach into our community and to communities beyond our borders. My initial role will be to help develop the online "look and feel" of the WGST Program and to assist faculty in developing online courses, either from existing courses or new ones – so come see me! Oh, my other passion is my family: my partner of 12 years and my son Jack (2yrs), who thinks daycare "IS" college. My hero: Alice Paul!

Women's & Gender Studies Features Archive


Welcome to the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Students are often drawn to Women's and Gender Studies

Karen Falconer-Al-Hindi
Karen Falconer-Al-Hindi, Director

courses, and to the major or minor in Women's Studies, by their questions or life experiences. For instance, do you wonder why women (as a group) make about 3/4 of the wages that men earn for the same work? Have you questioned why most of the artists in many fields who are considered great are men? Do you want to know why women are responsible for most of the domestic work and childcare worldwide? Are issues around reproductive choice, gender identity and sexual orientation fascinating to you? These as well as many other compelling questions concerning gender and women's studies are explored in depth in a wide range of courses and extracurricular opportunities in Women's Studies.

We invite you to explore this website for more information on courses, students, activities, and faculty. Graduates of the program are doing exciting and important work; Women's and Gender Studies can help you reach your career and personal goals, too. Contact the program director with any remaining questions you have.

Play the video below to hear our graduate Monica Brasile talk about her experiences as a Women's Studies major.

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