Gender and Women's Studies Program

Welcome to Gender and Women's Studies  

We offer interdisciplinary programs with a range of courses for a major or minor or a graduate certificate in Gender and Women's Studies. 

We are open to undergraduate students from across the University, from the College of Arts and Sciences to Engineering and the School of Business.

Because gender and sexuality are fundamental to the ways men and women understand themselves, a major or minor in Gender and Women’s Studies can enhance practically any other field of study. It is a discipline that continually asks us to rethink history, culture and identity, and in the 21st Century it continues to transform scholarship and fundamental assumptions in all areas of the humanities, social and natural sciences, and the professions.

Hear What Students Say

Students in the GWS Integrating Seminar show you why you should join GWS.

To the students of Villanova University: 

A letter from the co-directors of Gender and Women's Studies

By Dr. Catherine Kerrison & Dr. Timothy McCall

On November 15, 2016, The Villanovan 

The national election results shocked many Americans, but women were particularly devastated. Initially, analysts pointed to unprecedented turnouts among rural, non-college educated men to explain Hillary Clinton’s defeat. But according to the Washington Post, it turns out that 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump, many of them middle class and educated. Why?

Read the full article here.


Villanova Resources

GWS is dedicated to making sure student voices and concerns are heard. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us or the following campus organizations and groups for support. 

Dr. Catherine Kerrison, Academic Director of Gender & Women’s Studies,, 610-519-4675

Dr. Tim McCall, Programming Director of Gender & Women’s Studies,, 610-519-3897

Gender & Women’s Studies Steering Committee

Dr. Eloise Berry, Director, Office of Intercultural Affairs,, 610-519-6633

Mr. DeVon Jackson, Coordinator of the Association of Change and Transformation (ACT),, 610-519-7829

Teresa Nance, Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer,, 610-519-4077

Brighid Dwyer, Director of the Intergroup Dialogue Program,, 610-519-3894

Dean of Students,, 610-519-4200

Student Groups: Feminova (, NovaSVA, POWER

Sexual Assault Rescource Coordinator Team (SARC), On-call number (24/7, 365): 484-343-6028,

Intergroup Relations (IGR) Facilitators

Ryan Rost, Title IX Coordinator,, 610-519-8805

EthicsPoint: To report hurtful acts or acts of insensitive that cause concern, file a report with EthicsPoint by filling out this form.


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Contact Information

Catherine Kerrison, PhD
Director of Academics, GWS
Phone: 610-519-4675

Timothy McCall, PhD
Director of Programming, GWS
Phone: 610-519-3897

Joyce Harden
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 610-519-4640

Office: SAC 488

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