Women's Center

Our Mission

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The Tennessee Tech Women's Center leads and supports efforts for women's equity across campus and the community. The Center coordinates with other university and community organizations to build an environment characterized by equity, freedom, and dignity for all people.

To accomplish this mission the Center:

  • Connects people, programs, and resources
  • Educates about gender equity and women's issues
  • Promotes interdisciplinary research in women and gender studies
  • Advocates for equality and inclusion in the campus and community
  • Supports recruitment and retention of women students, staff, and faculty
  • Fosters self-advocacy for the greater good


Our Staff

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Dr. Helen Hunt

Associate Professor of English
Phone: (931) 372-3818




I specialize in early American literature, specifically early American and nineteenth century fiction. My research interests include gender & sexuality studies and queer theory. I teach classes on early American women's writing and material culture, feminist theory, life writing, and embodiment. 

My work appears in Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, Early American Literature, and J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. It has been supported by fellowships from the Library Company of Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Mellon Foundation, and the American Antiquarian Society.




      Jordan Dicey  

       Administrative Associate 4 
       Phone: (931) 372-3364




I moved to Tennessee in 2014 to attend Tennessee Tech University, and have lived in Cookeville ever since. Originally, I am from a small ski town in northern New Hampshire located within Mount Washington Valley. In my spare time you can find me working on my newest cross stitch, embroidery, or crochet project. My other time is spent with Dean and Walter, my two pit bull fur-babies! We are either playing frisbee or walking at Cane Creek Park. 

I am very proud to be involved with Tennessee Tech's Women's Center, and to be actively working towards achieving our mission of gender equity across campus and our community. 


Our Student Staff

Liz Andrews (she/her)

Liz is studying Sociology with minors in Women and Gender Studies and History. She started working with the WMC in Fall 2022. She says "My favorite part about working at the WMC is feeling like I get to make a difference on my own campus. Working in a safe and supportive environment and providing educational opportunities for everyone across campus has become very important to me."

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Lilly Davis (she/her)

Lilly is a Human Ecology major with a Concentration in Human Development and Family Sciences and has worked with the Women’s Center since Fall 2020. Her favorite part of working in the center is being able to help with the events the center puts on, because she gets to spread awareness on issues people face. 


Jessica Scarlett (she/her)

Jessica is a Human Developement and Family Sciences major with a minor in Psychology. She has a fierce love of books, women, and Hozier! Jessica joined our WMC staff Fall of 2023. 



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Bethany Kelsey (she/her)

Bethany is an English major with a minor in Merchandising and Design. She enjoys reading Romance novels, listening to Beyoncé, and all things self-care! Bethany joined the WMC as an intern in Fall of 2023. Her favorite part about working with the WMC is educating people on gender equity, spreading awareness about women’s issues, and providing a safe space for all people.

Bethany also is serving as our current Spring 2024 Attune Journal Managing Editor! 


Aislynn Martin (she/her)

Aislynn is majoring in Exercise Science, Concentrated in Pre-Physician Assistance, with a minor in Biology. She has worked with the WMC since Fall of 2021, and her favorite part of working here is providing educational materials and resources for students that involve aspects of their health. She's enjoyed helping people learn more about mental health support, breast cancer prevention and detection, STD prevention, and putting an end to Period Poverty.

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Featured Alumni

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Nicki Parish (she/her)

Nicki is a TNTECH graduate, majoring in English and Professional and Technical Communication and worked with the WMC Fall of 2021-Fall 2023. Her favorite part about working at the WMC was the people she has met and editing our semesterly journal, Attune.  


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