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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

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

Hannah Foley, 2017-2018 Intern

Hannah Foley

Hello! My name is Hannah Foley and I am a fifth year (super senior!) from Fort Atkinson, WI.  I am currently studying Social Work and Women & Gender studies and intend to go to Graduate school next Fall. I am a strong advocate for survivors of sexual assault and aim to continue my career promoting self care, body image positivity, as well as being a support system for all of those in need. I hope to graduate in May, get my Masters degree, travel the world while learning about different cultures and the amazing people I meet, and have two cats named Huckleberry and Megatron! In my free time, I enjoy hiking, going to concerts, getting tattoos, writing, reading, and meeting new people!

Payton Metz, 2017-2018 Intern

Payton Metz

My name is Payton! I am a senior in the social work program at UW Oshkosh. I enjoy learning about the equality of others and lending a helping hand to our community. I hope to make a positive difference in other people's lives in the future of  my career. For my free time I enjoy listening to a variety of kinds of music, crochet, being outdoors and sometimes art projects. I also love spending time with family and friends.

Whitney McKinney, Fall 2017 Intern

Whitney McKinney

Whitney McKinney is my name and I am a 4 1/2 year senior at UWO. I am majoring in Women's and Gender Studies and pursuing a certificate in Community Health Studies. My interest and goal is to assist all women with their health needs. I plan to become part of hospitals, community clinics, walk-in clinics, and even offices that will give me the platform to make change for women and their health. Whether it's adjusting health insurance policies or making sure women are cared for properly, my goal has to be successful. I will graduate in the Fall of 2017 and enjoy shopping, caring for infants, shoe searching and trying different restaurants! 

MaryKathyrine Tran, Community and Engagement Specialist (STEP)

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.

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UW Oshkosh Women’s Center
717 W. Irving Ave. · Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-0963
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Fall 2017 Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM -8:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

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