(Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) Associate Dean Cudd has taught in the Department of Philosophy and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and was director of the program from 2001-2008. Associate Dean Cudd's research centers around justice, oppression, and varieties of intervention to enhance freedom, and in her research she aims to bring social scientific evidence and theory to bear on these normative questions. Current projects include debating the impact of contemporary global capitalism on the world's most vulnerable people, and varieties of interpersonal and intercultural intervention. In 2001 she was awarded a W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence and has served on the Executive Committee of the Center for Teaching Excellence since 2002.