Steering & Council

Ten to fourteen Council members sit on the Steering Committee, leading the Council and representing the group in meetings with University administrators. WFF Steering members for 2014-2015 are:

  • Inderpal Grewal, Professor and Chair, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Valerie Horsley, Assistant Professor of Mollecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale School of Medicine
  • Paula Kavathas, chair 2013 - 2015; Associate Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Immunobiology and Genetics
  • Shirley McCarthy, co-chair 2008 - 2011; Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Priya Natarajan, chair 2011 - 2013; Professor of Astronomy and Physics (Chair)
  • Catherine Panter-Brick, Professor Anthropology
  • Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law
  • Jody L. Sindelar, Professor and Chair, Division of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health
  • Joan A. Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
  • Meg Urry, co-chair 2007-2008; Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy
  • Laura Wexler, co-chair 2008 - 2011; Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Julia Adams, Professor, Sociology and International & Area Studies

The WFF Council guides the organization, meeting twice a semester to do strategic planning. Council members include:

  • Michelle Addington, Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design
  • Linda Bockenstedt, Harold W. Jockers Professor of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, and Director, Office of Faculty Development, Yale School of Medicine
  • Claire Bowern, Professor of Linguistics
  • Carol Carpenter, Senior Lecturer & Associate Research Scientist, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
  • Lynn Fiellin, Professor of Medicine
  • Margaret Homans, Professor of English and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Marissa King, Assistant Professor, School of Management and Sociology
  • Becca Levy, Professor of Epidemiology
  • Jaimie Meyer, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Christine Ngaruiya, Assistant Professor of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine 
  • Anna Reisman, Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Nancy L. Ruther, Associate Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Lecturer Political Science
  • Lisa Walke,Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
  • Vesla Weaver, Assistant Professor Political Science and African American Studies
  • Amy Wrzesniewski, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
  • Julie Zimmerman, Associate Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies