Dr. Liz Ahl

When we speak of putting learners at the centers of our classrooms and enabling them to be active participants (rather than passive recipients) in their education, we owe a debt to Women’s Studies.
– Dr. Liz Ahl, from her 2005 Kalikow Award acceptance speech.

Ann McClellan

Professor of 20th Century British Literature; Department Chair

BA, University of Michigan - Flint; MA. PhD, University of Cincinnati
Email: akmcclellan@plymouth.edu

  I am a Women’s Studies late bloomer, taking my first courses only as a graduate student and ultimately earning graduate certification. However, I’ve always had an interest in women writers; as a teenager, I read everything from the Bronte sisters to Margaret Mitchell to Pearl S. Buck. This concentration continued in my undergraduate thesis on Virginia Woolf and on to my dissertation on 20th century British women writers. While I don’t teach many Women’s Studies classes at PSU, I address gender and sexuality issues in all of my English classes; particularly, my background in feminist epistemology affects what I teach, how I teach, and why I teach. I’ve been a member of the Women’s Studies Council at PSU since I arrived in 2005, and I have served as its chair since 2007

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