Alissa Stoehr


Dept:Womens And Gender Studies
Office:330 Carver
411 Morrill Rd.
Ames IA


Dr. Alissa Stoehr is a four-time graduate of Iowa State. She earned a Bachelor of Liberal Studies in 1998, a Bachelor of Science in Women’s Studies in 1999, an M.S. in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies in 2009, and a PhD in Higher Education in 2016. Dr. Stoehr joined the WGS faculty in 2015 and is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor. Her research areas include women’s and gender studies at community colleges, human trafficking, work-life balance issues for female PhD students at Iowa State, racism within Division I athletics, LGBT centers at community colleges, the fat student experience within higher education, and child support and welfare policies in Iowa. Dr. Stoehr has three encyclopedia entries in Women’s Lives Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia, and co-authored a book chapter about the status of women’s and gender studies at community colleges in Theory and Praxis: Women’s and Gender Studies at Community Colleges. This is the first book ever written about women’s and gender studies at community colleges. In 2019, Dr. Stoehr was a recipient of the YWCA Women of Achievement Award. For the WGS Program, she has taught a variety of courses including Introduction to Queer Studies, Introduction to Lesbian Studies, Introduction to Women’s Studies, Human Trafficking, Gender Justice, Sex and Gender in Society, and Research on Women and Leadership. She also teaches a variety of seminars in The Honors Program.