Our Board is made up of a group of passionate individuals with diverse backgrounds. From community advocates to local professionals to university professors and graduates of the Women’s Studies Program itself, the Board welcomes a vast array of perspectives.

If you’d like to lean more about joining the board, please don’t hesitate to email us for more information. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at any time.

2018-2019 Board of Directors:

Maria Hogle, President 

Community Activist and Advocate, Center for Nonviolence; Women’s Studies Alumna



Katherine Pruitt, Vice President

Former Women’s Studies Instructor; Women’s Studies Alumna



Gregory Smith, Treasurer

CPA, Instructor of Accounting, University of Saint Francis



Elana Merritt, Secretary

Executive Assistant, Amani Family Services; Women’s Studies Alumna



Dr. Janet Badia

Director, Purdue Fort Wayne Women’s Studies Program



Dr. Linda Fox

Director, IPFW Women’s Studies Program (Retired)



Judith Hollander

IPFW Adj. Faculty (Retired), VA Medical Center (Retired)



Nicki Meier

Community Organizer & Advocate, Center for Nonviolence; Women’s Studies Alumna



Amanda Neumann

Director of Theater Operations, Fort Wayne Cinema Center; Women’s Studies Alumna



Monica Young

Women’s Studies Alumna




Thank you to those who served on the Board in the past: Carol Butler, Tom Butler, and Jennifer Merriman