Cindy Gissendanner

Professor, Director of LGBT Minor Program

Cindy Gissendanner

Contact Information

LA 3210C


Cindy Gissendanner earned her Ph.D. in history at the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 for her dissertation titled "The Female Athlete in American Society: 1860-1940." She is currently working on a book titled, "The Block: A Social and Political History of Baltimore’s Vice District, 1904-Present". She was a professor in the history department of Towson University for almost thirty years before becoming chair and professor of Women’s and Gender Studies in 2013. Her teaching interests include U. S. Women’s History, LGBT studies, and animal rights.

Currently Teaching

Spring 2017 WMST 383 Animal Rights, Human Rights

Spring 2017 WMST 485 Seminar in Women's Studies 

Courses Taught

  • Spring: WMST 338/538.180 Women and Sexuality
  • Spring: WMST 670.101 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Gender, Leadership and Social Movements