Jan Deeds

Director, Women’s Center; Associate Director in Student Involvement, Gender Programs Profile Image
Director, Women’s Center; Associate Director in Student Involvement, Gender Programs Women's & Gender Studies jdeeds1@unl.edu
Jan has a doctorate from UNL in Educational Studies with a specialization in Educational Leadership in Higher Education, and received a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from UNL in 1985. Her research interests include masculinities and men's studies, violence prevention and risk reduction, feminist therapy, and body image.

She considers the work of Student Involvement Gender Programs and the Women's Center as opportunities for students to apply what they are learning in WGS courses. She has developed and adapted several workshops, such as "Reconstructing Barbie and Ken" and "Sexpectations", and invites students to be trained as peer educators to co-facilitate the workshops. She collaborated in 1999 with Athletic Department staff members to create "PREVENT", the relationship violence peer education group for student-athletes and non-athletes. In 2011 she accepted the role of advisor for "SHINE", the body image, eating disorders, and wellness peer educators. Dr. Deeds is on the board of directors of the American Men's Studies Association and developed and teaches UNL's "Introduction to Men's Studies" course.