The influence of teaching and learning about gender issues touches virtually every aspect of human life. The Center for Gender Studies is committed to providing women and men with knowledge and experience that facilitate intelligent and informed choice and communication regarding gender issues. Knowledge and experience empower individuals to function as competent decision makers in their own lives; sensitivity and awareness enable individuals to arrive at wise decisions and communicate them effectively. The Center seeks to serve as a responsible broker of gender-relevant knowledge and experience for students and other members of the academic community, which necessarily implies service to broader local, national, and international constituencies. The mission is global; the focus is on service to the multi-cultured society in which we live.
Principal StaffHilary Lips, Ph.D., Director & Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
Areas of Expertise:Globalization , Awareness & Education , Higher Education , Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies , Education & Education Reform 
Projects & Campaigns
Annual Student Research Conference on Gender. The conference includes presentations by both undergraduate and graduate students and is multidisciplinary, focusing on issues and knowledge related to gender. Submissions are invited from students in all academic fields, and may include a wide variety of formats: papers, posters, performances, exhibits, symposia, and roundtables. The aims of the conference are to showcase the excellent research students are doing, to provide students with the opportunity to receive feedback on their work, and for students, faculty, and community members to share information on current research on gender.
- Gender, Parental & Job-status Influences in Applicant Evaluations (a survey of employment issues as seen/evaluated by university students).
- Job Perceptions, Company Communications & Employee Evaluations (how perceptions and company communication affects evaluations in work settings).
- Role Model & Current Self impacts on Possible Self-views (an extended self-schema survey of influences on university students' self-views).
Reports & Resources
Feminist Thought and Scholarship:
A New Psychology of Women: Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity (Second Edition),Hilary Lips (2002).
"Issues of Power and Risk at the Heart of the Teaching/Research Nexus," Psychology of Women Quarterly, 23, Hilary Lips (1999).
"College Students' Visions of Power and Possibility as Mediated by Gender," Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24, Hilary Lips (2000).
Center for Gender Studies Annual Report (1995-2008)*:
* Only Reports from 1995 to 2002 are available for viewing online.
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships