Juli Parker, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Assistant Dean of Students/Director
Now in her 26th year at UMass Dartmouth, Juli has a B.A. in Theatre/Dance from the University of Maine, an M.A. in Women's Studies from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences with a focus in Theatre and Women's Studies from the Union Institute & University. 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 is a founding board member of WomensWork Theatre Collaborative in RI. She lives in Swansea, MA with two dogs, two cats and her spouse of 25 years. In her free time, she likes to act and direct at local theatres and re-hab vintage trailers.
Ashley Ruderman-Looff, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Advocacy and Education
Dr. Ashley Ruderman-Looff (she/her) is an interdisciplinary scholar, teacher, and activist, who joins CWGS from the department of Crime & Justice Studies. She holds a PhD in Gender & Women’s Studies from the University of Kentucky, and an MA and BA in English from the University of Kentucky and Gonzaga University, respectively. In the midst of her doctoral training, Ashley worked as a medical advocate for Ampersand: Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY, for 4.5 years. Ashley teaches, researches, and advocates through a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-carceral lens. She lives outside of Providence, Rhode Island, with her wife, Rachel, two cats, and two beehives.
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.