Shannon B. Lundeen, Ph.D.
Director

Assistant Professor of Bioethics
Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy

 

shannon.lundeen@case.edu

Office: 248 TVUC
Phone: 216.368.0985

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Lundeen received her B.A. with Honors in Philosophy and Women's Studies from Colgate University and earned an M.A. and PhD. in Philosophy and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from Stony Brook University. She specializes in Feminist Theory, Bioethics, Sexuality Studies, and Social and Political Philosophy. Here at CWRU, Dr. Lundeen holds faculty appointments in the departments of Bioethics (SOM) and Philosophy (CAS) and serves as a member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Women and Gender Studies Program and as a faculty affiliate of the Schubert Center for Child Studies.

 

Before joining CWRU in the summer of 2013, Dr. Lundeen spent eight years as the Associate Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program (GSWS) and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women (APC) at the University of Pennsylvania. As a Core Faculty member of the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, Dr. Lundeen taught courses on gender and sexuality ranging from introductory lectures to graduate level seminars, organized and led a series of pedagogy workshops for graduate students, and taught secondary students in Penn’s Social Justice Summer Research Institute. In the spring of 2013, she was awarded the highly selective Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Susan Freimark

Susan Freimark, M.A.
Associate Director
of Faculty Leadership Programs

sbf@case.edu

Office: 248 TVUC
Phone: 216.368.0985
Fax: 216.368.0977

Susan Freimark brings a great deal of faculty development experience to this position. As an executive coach, she coached faculty at CWRU via the NSF-ACES program and developed and presented a well-received workshop on "Politics on Campus." She is also a CWRU IDEAL coach with Kent State University, assisting a team of faculty on creating a transformative change project on campus. Susan has an MA in Counseling and Human Services from John Carroll University and a BA in English from Kent State University.

 

Before leaving for a stint at CSU developing programs to assist nonprofit organizations, Susan spent 13 years with the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. As Directors of Career Services and Community Services, she created programs to meet the developmental needs of social work and nonprofit management students and developed and taught seminars on personal development and team leadership. Susan also created a format for successful mentoring that included thoughtful matching, initial training of mentors and mentees and ongoing programming and monitoring of the relationship.

 

Monica Yost Kiss, LISW-S, MPH
Associate Director for
Student Advocacy & Support Services

mry16@case.edu

Office: 248 TVUC
Phone: 216.368.8639
Fax: 216.368.0977

Monica comes to us from Akron Children's Hospital, where she was a therapist/trauma specialist. She has worked extensively with adolescents and college students. At the University of Michigan she worked in University Health Service as the Alcohol Program Coordinator. As an extern in that office, she focused on sexual health, providing workshops and counseling in that area. Upon arriving in Cleveland, Monica served as an HIV Case Manager at the AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland. Prior to her work in Akron, Monica worked as an Outpatient/School-Based Therapist at Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau.


Monica has two master's degrees, one in Public Health and one in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She received her BA degree in Psychology from the State University of New York in Binghamton. Monica is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has taught it to others. Monica is a Licensed Independent Social Work Supervisor (LISW-S) in the State of Ohio.

Jessica McRitchie
Department Assistant

jam58@case.edu
Office:
248 TVUC
Phone: 216.368.0985
Fax: 216.368.0977

Jessica McRitchie is a veteran employee of CWRU and brings to the Center a broad knowledge of the University. She has most recently worked as an assistant at the CWRU School of Law and prior to that was Assistant Director at the Schubert Center for Child Studies.

 

Jessica is actively involved in the local community and has served on boards for organizations including the Cleveland Council of World Affairs and The Foundation for Community Betterment. She is a native Clevelander and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. She is currently studying Conflict Transformation and Management in the Political Science Department's doctoral program at Kent State University.

 


Student Staff

Alison Brooks

arb102@case.edu

WISER Mentor Programming Coordinator

 

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Major/Minor: Civil Engineering, minor in Economics

Year: BS/MS fith year

Campus clubs/organizations: WISER, Alpha Chi Omega, Varsity Swim Team

 

About me: I am a graduate student studying Civil Engineering with a focus in Structural Engineering. I completed my undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) with a minor in Economics. While an undergraduate at CWRU, I was a member of the varsity swim team for two years, served as Treasurer for the CWRU student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority (ΑΧΩ). 

 

Simone Michaels

scm61@case.edu

General Electric (GE) Outreach Programming Specialist

 

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Major/Minor: Aerospace Engineering

Year: Master's student

Campus clubs/organizations: Case Center for Biologically Inspired Robotics Research

 

About me: I received my bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in 2013. I have worked at General Electric Aviation and NASA’s Glenn Research Center, and have extensive experience in propulsion and mechanical systems. I have made significant contributions to the understanding of Micro Air Vehicles while researching for CWRU’s Biologically Inspired Robotics lab. In my free time, I likes to develop my skills as a musician, challenge myself as an athlete, and advance my ratings as a private pilot. I am currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from CWRU. As this year’s General Electric Outreach Programming Specialist, I hope to promote the involvement of young women in STEMM and encourage them to explore their interests in these fields.

 

Thing I am most looking forward to about working at the Center for Women: Making a difference to young girls. Making a difference in terms of exposure, access adn retention for women in STEMM fields.


 

 

2013-2014

 

 

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