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Women's Center Staff

We have an enthusiastic staff who are eager to work with others on campus and in the community to support gender equity in Oshkosh. Come by and meet us!

Dr. Alicia Johnson, Director


Dr. Alicia J. Johnson started as the Director of the Women's Center in July 2016. She has a Ph.D. in Sport Studies with a specialization in Socio-Cultural Studies and cognate in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Dr. Johnson also earned certificates in Women's Studies, Grant Writing and Proposal Development, and Graduate Teaching while at UTK. Formerly, she was a program assistant and social media manager for the U.S. Department of State's Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative, managed by the University of Tennessee Center for Sport, Peace, and Society, and a research intern for the University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.

In 2012, Dr. Johnson earned a Master of Science degree in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College. While at Springfield College, she served with AmeriCorps as an academic coach for at-risk high school student-athletes. In 2010, she graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. 

Areas of Interest: Media representation of athletes, body image in sport, cultural and diversity issues in sport, global women in sport, postcolonial feminism, sexism in higher education and the workplace

Office: Center for Equity and Diversity, UW Oshkosh Women's Center, 717 W. Irving Ave
Phone: (920) 424-3247

Eliza Farrow, Program Assistant

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Eliza joined the Women’s Center staff in September 2014. She has a BA in Women's and Gender Studies, Psychology, and Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a certificate in LGBTQ Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Topics of interest to her include: representations of women and LGBTQ in comic books, video games, and other nerd culture, masculinity as a construct, and media literacy.

Office: Center for Equity and Diversity, UW Oshkosh Women's Center, 717 W. Irving Ave
Phone: (920) 424-0963

MaryKathyrine Tran, Community and Engagement Specialist (STEP Position)


MaryKathyrine Tran

MaryKathyrine Tran is the Communication and Engagement Specialist STEP Student for the 2017-2018 academic year. She will be focusing creating a communications plan to increase attendance at the Women’s Center and usage of the physical space.

MaryKathyrine is a graduate student in the Educational Leadership and Policy program with an emphasis in Post-secondary, Technical, and Adult Education with plans to serve as an academic advisor or in a diversity and inclusion-focused role after graduation. During undergrad, she was a double major in English and Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Music (Trumpet) and the LGBTQ Studies Certificate at UWO. After undergrad, she served two years in AmeriCorps working on curriculum and training development at a feminist, girl-serving non-profit in Central Maine and in St. Paul, Minnesota at a youth leadership and service-learning organization.

Charlene Dungan, Spring/Summer 2018 Intern


Charlene is a Master of Social Work student focusing on the clinical/mental health side. She has
a BS in Anthropology and Journalism with an emphasis on writing/editing and visual along with
a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. While earning her undergrad at the University of
Wisconsin Oshkosh, she was chosen to be a part of the National Society of Leadership and
Success, the Non-Traditional Student Honor Society, and she received the Outstanding
Returning Adult Student Award for her website on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Charlene strives to empower women and to help those suffering from PTSD.

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