Women's Caucus

The Women's Caucus promotes an academic culture of inclusiveness at Western Michigan University in research, teaching, service and administrative work by:

  • Focusing on issues involved in the recruitment and retention of women.
  • Recognizing and encouraging the endeavors of women.
  • Discussing special challenges that women face in the tenure and promotion process.
  • Supporting the transition of qualified faculty members into administrative positions.
  • Raising gender awareness among administrators, faculty members and students across campus.


CAS Women's Caucus Panel on International Research and Teaching Grants: Obstacles and Challenges for Women Faculty

Monday, Nov. 4
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
University Center for the Humanities



Dr. Terri Kinzy, VP of Research and Innovation
Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland, Associate Director, External Scholarships and Faculty Development
Dr. Ann Miles, Sociology
Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Public Administration
Dr. Sandra Vamos, School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs
Dr. Martha Councell-Vargas, School of Music

Co-sponsored by OVPR, Haenicke Center, and Institute for Government and Politics (Dept. of Political Science)

Past events

Gender Scholar Award Presentation–"Muslim Women in Metro Detroit: Religious Geographies and Minority Incorporation," by Dr. Alisha Perkins, assistant professor of comparative religion, recipient of the 2019 Gender Scholar Award from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Gender Scholar Award

Dr. Alisa Perkins holds awards while standing next to dean Carla KoretskyTo further support and encourage these efforts, the Women's Caucus offers an annual Gender Scholar Award for College of Arts and Sciences faculty who demonstrate excellence in gender-related research and scholarly activities.

Congratulations to Dr. Alisa Perkins for receiving the 2019 Women's Caucus Gender Scholar Award!

Steering committee