The Jean Giles-Sims Wise Woman Award is presented to the faculty member who best exemplifies the principles of Women and Gender Studies and helps to further the interests of women at TCU. The award recognizes faculty contributions both inside and outside of the classroom. Any faculty member who teaches a WGST-attribute course during the current academic year is eligible to be nominated for the award, however, award recipients from previous years are not eligible for subsequent nominations.
Procedure: The WGST Awards Committee solicits nominations for the award in Spring semesters. Any student enrolled in a WGST class (undergraduate or graduate) in summer, fall, or spring semesters of a given academic year may nominate a candidate. Once all nominations are in, a survey will be sent out to all students in the WGST program to vote for a winner based on the nominating statements of the students in their classes. The winner is announced at the annual Garden Party.
2016-17: Jacqueline Lambiase
Jacqueline Lambiase’s research focuses on public relations ethics, representations of gender and sexuality in media and marketing, as well as on computer-mediated communication and social media. She teaches several courses in the strategic communication department of TCU, and her students respect and appreciate her vast knowledge about feminism and the media.
Dr. Lambiase has opened my eyes to gender issues within the world. She has also made a point to inform students about the race and sexuality issues within advertising and media. I was aware it existed but she has allowed me to understand to what extent and how it could be changed.
2015-16: Hanan Hammad
2014-15: Layne Craig
2013-14: Ariane Balizet & Carrie Leverenz
2012-13: Elizabeth Flowers
2011-12: Rebecca Sharpless
2010-11: Lisa Vanderlinden
2009-10: Theresa Gaul
2008-09: Bonnie Blackwell
2007-08: Karen Steele