Gail joined the new academic advising unit in the Frederick Honors College in October 2022. She comes to this role with an MA in French from Penn State and a PhD in Education with a graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Washington University. She is a historian of education with an abiding interest in all things humanities. Gail has spent most of her career in the classroom, including several semesters as an adjunct instructor in Pitt's fantastic GSWS program. Her teaching experience across disciplines and grade levels has underscored for her the importance of building relationships for learning and growth with students, nurturing their curiosity, and encouraging their agency in and out of the classroom. She looks forward to bringing these practices, as well as her commitment to thinking and acting in ways that foster equity, belonging, and justice on campus and beyond, to her work with students at Pitt.
Gail grew up in St. Louis, but she has proudly called Pittsburgh home since relocating here with her spouse in 2009. If you happen to be in Squirrel Hill, you're likely to spot Gail and Kevin walking their dog Stella or taking advantage of the trails in Frick and Schenley for hiking and running. Gail also loves to thrift, read, bake, and dream up crafting projects that she may - or may not - actually get around to doing.
- MA (French), Penn State University
- PhD (education; graduate certificate in women, gender, and sexuality studies), Washington University