College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Lori Baker-Sperry

Professor of Women's Studies, Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ph.D., Purdue University, 2001
Professor of Women's Studies, Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Faculty Associate, First Year Experience Program
University Academic Assessment Coordinator

Contact Info

203B Morgan Hall
309-298-2579
L-Baker-Sperry@wiu.edu


Courses

  • University 100 (FYE)
  • Introduction to Sociology (Soc 100)
  • Introduction to Women's Studies (WS 190)
  • Social Problems (Soc 220)
  • Introduction to Feminist Theory (WS 355)
  • Gender Roles (Soc 360)
  • Women and Popular Culture (WS 370)
  • Special Topics Course: Girls Studies (WS 391)
  • Special Topics Course: Women and the Media (WS 391)
  • Special Topics Course: Abortion (WS 391), Professor of Record
  • Women and Crime (WS 435)
  • Feminist Theory and Practice (WS 455)
  • Race, Class, and Gender (AAS/WS/SOC 475)
  • Seminar in Feminist Theories (WS 501)
  • Feminist Methods (WS 502)


Areas of Specialization

Feminist Theory and Praxis; Race, Class, and Gender; Assessment of Student Learning; First Year
Experience


Administrative Internship

WIU Affirmative Action Administrative Internship: Graduate Recruitment and Undergraduate
Retention. Under Dr. Nancy Parsons, Associate Provost for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies.
Academic Year 2017-2018.


Selected Publications

  • Stovall, Holly, Lori Baker-Sperry, and Judith Dallinger. February, 2015. "A New
    Discourse on the Kitchen: Feminism and Environmental Education." Australian Journal of
    Environmental Education.
  • Baker-Sperry, Lori, and Judith Dallinger. 2011. "Assessment of Student Learning
    Data: What Do We Want?" In A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and
    Institutional Development 2011. Chicago: The Higher Learning Commission.
  • Shouse, Aimee, Lori Baker-Sperry, Jim Schmidt, and Judith Dallinger. 2009. "Too Many Cooks in the
    Kitchen: Assessment in General Education." In A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and
    Institutional Development 2009. Chicago: The Higher Learning Commission 2:112-114.
  • Martinelli-Fernandez, Susan, Lori Baker-Sperry, and Heather McIlvaine-Newsad, Eds.
    2009. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Abortion: Essays from Philosophical, Sociological,
    Anthropological, Political, Health and Other Perspectives. McFarland: North Carolina.
  • Martinelli-Fernandez, Susan, and Lori Baker-Sperry. 2009. "Introduction" in
    Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Abortion: Essays from Philosophical, Sociological,
    Anthropological, Political, Health and Other Perspectives. Martinelli-Fernandez, Susan, Lori
    Baker-Sperry, and Heather McIlvaine-Newsad, (Eds). McFarland Publishing: North Carolina.
  • Baker-Sperry, Lori. 2007. "Production of Meaning through Peer Interaction: Children and
    Walt Disney's Cinderella." Sex Roles. 56:717–727.
  • Grauerholz, Liz, and Lori Baker-Sperry. 2007. "Feminist Research in the Public Domain:
    Risks and Recommendations." Gender and Society 21(2): 272-294.
  • Dallinger, Judith, and Lori Baker-Sperry. 2007. "One Size Does not Fit All" A Collection
    of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Development 2007. North Central
    Association/The Higher Learning Commission.
  • Baker-Sperry, Lori. Fall 2006. "Gendered Agency: Power in the Elementary Classroom." Women and Language XXIX:40-49.
  • Dallinger, Judith, and Lori Baker-Sperry. 2006. "Back to Basics: Reinvigorating
    Essential Elements of Program Assessment." A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and
    Institutional Development 2006. North Central Association/The Higher Learning Commission.
  • Baker-Sperry, Lori, and Liz Grauerholz. 2003. "The Pervasiveness and Persistence of the
    Feminine Beauty Ideal in Children's Fairy Tales." Gender and Society 17:711-726.
  • Baker-Sperry, Lori, Autumn Behringer and Liz Grauerholz. 1999. "Bringing Gender to Life in the
    Classroom: Recommended Videos That Teach About Gender." Teaching Sociology 27:193-207.

Dr. Lori Baker-Sperry joined WIU faculty in 1999