Christine Messina

The personal connection between students and faculty in the Women’s Studies program is one of the main things that attracted me to the minor.
– Christine Messina ’07, English major, women’s studies minor

Liz Ahl

Liz Ahl

Professor of English

BFA, Emerson College; MFA, University of Pittsburgh; PhD, University of Nebraska
Email: eahl@plymouth.edu

Although my primary area of teaching and study at PSU is creative writing (poetry, in particular), I have taught Women in Contemporary American Culture, Women and Their Environments, and a special topics course on Women in Popular Culture. I have been a member of the WSC for five years, ever since I joined the faculty here. I hadn’t really thought much about women’s studies as a discipline until I was working on my Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska , where they have a great program. I took graduate courses like 20th Century Lesbian Literature and The Rhetoric of Women Writers, and taught Women in Popular Culture several semesters there. I am also an advisor to AWARE, our campus women’s group, a member of the Women of Words, a local women’s writing group, and a member of the PSU Task Force Against Homophobia.

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¡Bienvenidos a Cuba!

PSU professor and her students discover the challenges and joys of visiting Cuba » Political science professor Filiz Otucu Ruhm always dreamed of going to Cuba. In fact, she planned on visiting the island more than a decade ago. “The social scientist in me wanted to observe Castro’s Cuba, then go back after Castro, and […]

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Round the Track

It’s been a long 30 years for supporters of Plymouth State’s track and field program, but the wait is finally over. For the first time since 1985, PSU’s track team hosted a meet December 12 at the new ALLWell North facility, which features an NCAA regulation 200-meter track, long- and high-jump pits, pole vault, and a weight area. For […]

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Let the Sunshine In

A Strategic Approach to a Sustainable Campus » Compressed Natural Gas powers the campus’s hot water and heat. A geothermal system heats and cools the Hanaway Rink at the PSU Ice Arena and Welcome Center. Biomass fuel keeps the new ALLWell North facility warm and provides hot water. And now solar panels on the roof […]