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

Wendy J. Palmquist

Professor of Psychology; Co-Director, Frost Faculty Center; 2007 Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Cornell University
Email: palm@plymouth.edu
Homepage: http://oz.plymouth.edu/~palm/

Dr. Wendy Palmquist has been serving the interests of Women’s Studies and equality of women on the PSU campus for quite some time. Dr. Palmquist graduated from Pomona College and Cornell University.  Before coming to PSC, she was a member of the faculty at SUNY Brockport. In 1981, she came to PSC and began teaching the Psychology of Women course. In 1987, Dr. Palmquist attended the first ‘PSC Women’s Caucus’, and worked to make the study of women more prevalent in the PSC curriculum. She was there for the creation of the Women’s Studies minor in the early nineties, and has served on the Women’s Studies Council ever since its creation in 1991. Dr. Palmquist has received four awards for her service to the university; The 1991 Hogan Award for service to Athletics, the 2006 Theo Kalikow Award, as well as the 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award, and in 2007 the inaugural Faculty Service Award. She still teaches “Psychology of Women”, and is an active member of the Women’s Studies Council.

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