Coordinating Council

The Coordinating Council is responsible for various aspects of the WGSS program, including professional development for faculty, the annual WGSS awards ceremony, and undergraduate as well as graduate advising. The Council is comprised of joint and affiliated faculty members who serve two-year terms. If you are interested in serving on the Coordinating Council, please contact the office at

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Coordinating Council

Director - Benjamin Kahan 

Graduate Recruiting - Deborah Goldgaber, Michael Mamp 

Undergraduate Recruiting - Leslie Tuttle, Catherine Jacquet, Naomi Bennett 

WGS2500 - Peter Cava, Catherine Jacquet

WGS2500 Course Coordinator - Peter Cava

WGS2900 Course Coordinator - Challen Nicklen

Undergraduate Advisor - Challen Nicklen

Awards - Asiya Alam, Elaine Maccio, Touria Khannous 

Title IX Louisiana - Joy Blanchard 

Faculty Mentorship - Christine Corcos 

Social Chair - Jessy Abouarab