Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professorship
Dr. Diane Gill - Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor 2010-2014
Dr. Diane Gill is the Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, 2010 to 2014. Dr. Gill is a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and cross-appointed to the WGS faculty. Her research emphasizes social psychology and physical activity, with a focus on the effect of physical activity on psychological well-being.
Dr. Gill's professorship project expands her former scholarly work in physical activity and quality of life, moving to a more community-engaged approach that promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles for girls and women and emphasizes integration, social relevance, and real world impact. Dr. Gill developed a lecture series as part of her Professorship in 2011-2012. Speakers included Dr. Vikki Krane, Bowling Green State University, presenting "The Heteronormative Landscape of Women's Sports"; Cheryl Cooky, Purdue University, on "Girls' and Women's Paraticipation in Sport: Global and Local Perspectives"; and Mary Jo Kane, University of Minnesota, on "Selling Sex in Media Coverage of Women's Sports: The Good, the Bad, and the Counterproductive."
Dr. Gill received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, and her undergraduate degree from the SUNY at Cortland. She held faculty positions at the University of Waterloo and the University of Iowa before moving to UNCG in January 1987. At UNCG she has served as Associate Dean of the School of Health and Human Performance, Head of the Department of Kinesiology, and as the founding Director of the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness. Her scholarly publications include the text, Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, several book chapters, and over 100 journal articles. She has presented over 100 research papers and invited addresses at national and international conferences, and received several awards for her research and professional work. She is a fellow in several professional organizations, a former president of Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, and of the Research Consortium of AAHPERD. She serves on several editorial boards and is former editor of the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professors
2002-2004 Dr. Jacquelyn White
The first Carlisle Professor, Dr. White conducted research on the relationship between childhood sexual victimization and female juvenile delinquency. White’s research brought a new emphasis on gender to analysis of delinquency and included quantitative and qualitative data on delinquency and girl’s involvement with the juvenile justice system.
2004-2006 Dr. Paige Hall Smith
Dr. Smith’s research project was “Breastfeeding - - Critical feminist issue or regressive practice? Using Women’s Experiences to Link Feminist Theory to Breastfeeding Practice and Promotion.” Through the professorship funding, the first “Breastfeeding, Motherhood, and Feminism” symposium was held on the UNCG campus in 2005. It has continued to be an annual event led by Dr. Smith and grown to attract an international following. The symposium is held at UNC on alternate years.
2006-2010 Dr. Hephzibah Roskelly
Dr. Roskelly’s four-year project started with the title, "The Cultivating of Uncertainty: Pragmatisn, Feminism and Pacifism. “ Roskelly’s lecture in the fall of 2007 explored connections between Ida B Wells and Jane Addams, civil rights activist and social settlement director, showing how these two women worked together and wrote about methods to achieve social justice. The lecture became a cornerstone of Roskelly's book on women, pragmatism, and feminism, Certain About Uncertainty: Feminist Rhetoric and the Hope for Peace. Her research on the interconnectedness of Wells’ and Addams’ work inspired Roskelly in planning a symposium with Bennett College that investigated the history of how women from Bennett and UNCG, formerly Woman’s College, worked together towards social justice. The Symposium, entitled Affectionate Interpretation: The Parallel Histories of Civic Engagement by Students at Bennett College and UNCG, was held at the Greensboro Central Public Library on December 5, 2008 and again at UNCG.
2010-2014 Dr. Diane Gill
Dr. Gill’s proposed research will expand her current project on physical activity and quality of life, and move to a more community-engaged approach to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles for girls and women. Gill envisions a WGS-KIN seminar focused on physical activity and quality of life that combines scholarship and class sessions, serving her interests in integrative scholarship and mentoring.
Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professorship Description
The Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professorship was established by the UNCG Friends of Women's and Gender Studies for the purpose of enhancing the academic and co-curricular programs of WGS. The Carlisle Professorship rewards the most promising faculty research agendas while using that selected research focus to build energy throughout the WGS Program and the campus community. The Professorship is awarded for a period of four academic years. The Carlisle Professor receives a $500 per month stipend plus $11,00 a year in research funds. The next Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor will selected in 2013-2014.