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 blog called The Feminist Critic (thefeministcritic.com). She lives in Swansea, MA with her two dogs and two cats and her husband of 21 years. In her free time she likes to act and direct at local theatres and re-hab vintage trailers.
Mitch joined the Center in the Spring of 2012 after more than 14 years at the UMassD Human Resources Department. 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 30 plus years and 2 cats.
Assistant Director for Advocacy & Education
Jess became a member of the UMass Dartmouth community in 2013 as a Resident Director. In 2017, Jess joined the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality and is thrilled to continue to serve the UMass Dartmouth community in her role. Her educational background is in Women’s Studies and Organizational Leadership, and she has a breadth of professional experience in Student Affairs. She is passionate about student development, social justice, travel, the arts, animals, and nature