The National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) is dedicated to furthering the development of women's studies at every educational level in every setting. NWSA provides a forum for dialogue and collective action among women committed to feminist education and change. The association holds conferences, publishes resources on women's studies, offers awards and scholarships, sponsors caucuses and task forces, and has workshops for administrators.
Principal StaffAllison Kimmich, Executive Director
Ph. (973) 783-0438
Valda Lewis, Director of Media & Technology
Ph. (216) 834-2407
Patti Provance, Deputy Director
Ph. (301) 403-0407
Kira Wisniewski, Operations Manager
Ph. (301) 403-0407
Areas of Expertise:Higher Education , K-12 , Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies , Education & Education Reform 
Projects & Campaigns
Women of Color Leadership Project.  The WoCLP is designed to increase the number of women of color students and faculty within the field of women’s studies and gender studies and, consequently, to have an impact on the levels of participation and power by women of color in the PA&D, NWSA, and in the field of women’s studies as a whole.
NWSA Data Collection Project.  NWSA partnered with the National Organization for Research (NORC) at the University of Chicago to collect data on the field of women’s/ gender studies nationally; the project was made possible with generous support from The Ford Foundation.
Teagle Foundation Grant.  The National Women's Studies Association is pleased to announce it has received a two-year grant from the Teagle Foundation to investigate relationships between theories and practices of civic engagement at the undergraduate course level, develop model pedagogies for teaching about civic engagement, and train faculty to implement and assess such pedagogies.
Women's Studies Development
Annual Conference.  NWSA oversees an annual conference where scholars, teachers, students, and activists convene to exchange ideas about the theories and practice of women's studies and feminist education.
National Guide to Women's Studies.  Online searchable guide to women's studies programs, departments, courses and degree offerings. Updated.
National Guide to Campus Women's Centers . Passed to NWSA by Geri Grebi, this is an online searchable database of Campus Women's Centers.
Reports & Resources
Women's Studies Department
Introducing Women's and Gender Studies: A Teaching and Resource Collection  (2007). Compiled by Elizabeth Curtis.
The PA & D Handbook  (2006). Prof. Martha McCaughey (ed.).