CWGS Staff

Juli Parker, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Students/Director

Dr. Parker has been Assistant Dean of Students since 2013.  Since 1995, Juli Parker has been the Director of the Women's Resource Center, now the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality.  She has a B.A. in Theatre/Dance from the University of Maine and an M.A. in Women's Studies from the University of Alabama. She received her Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences with a focus in Theatre and Women's Studies from the Union Institute & University in 2006.  She is the recipient of the 2012 - 2014 UMASS President's Office Roy J. Zuckerberg $100,000 Leadership Prize and 2012 YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts Women of Distinction Award.   She writes a weekly blog called The Feminist Critic ( She lives in Swansea, MA with her rescued border collie, Stella,  two cats and her husband of 20 years.  In her free time she likes to act and direct at local theatres and re-hab vintage trailers. 

Mitch Berube
Administrative Assistant

Mitch joined the Center Spring 2012 after more than 14 years at the UMass Dartmouth Human Resources office. Once upon a time she worked at UMass Amherst in their Honors Program – now a College – and is very happy to be back among students. She lives in Fall River with her spouse of 25 years and 2 cats.