Dr. Marta S. McClintock-Comeaux

Professor and Director of the Office of Women's Studies

Department of Health and Human Service Professions


Dr. McClintock-Comeaux began her tenure at Cal U in fall 2007. Under her leadership, the Women's Studies minor has flourished. The number of students enrolled has increased tenfold, and Women's Studies is a vibrant, active program on campus.

Monthly programming and Women's History Month events are planned, including the Audrey-Beth Fitch Women's Studies Conference. There also is a student activist group on campus.

She is interested in social justice issues as they relate to gender, race, class, sexual orientation, ability, etc. Her current research interests include work and family integration, gender, race and class, equity/inequity in education, and egalitarian/equal partner relationships.

She co-created the PEACE Project , which raises awareness on campus about the issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.

Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Ruth Jewson Award from the National Council on Family Relations for most outstanding dissertation. She has worked as a therapist in the Pittsburgh Schools and as a social worker for Whitman Walker HIV clinic in Washington, D.C.


  • Introduction to Women's Studies
  • Advanced Women's Studies
  • Internship in Women's Studies
  • The Family
  • Gender and Work
  • Cultural Views of Women
  • Gender and Criminal Justice
  • Examination of Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality in Media
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Issues
  • International Violence: Focused on Women

Research Interests

  • Work and family balance/integration
  • Establishing egalitarian relationships among couples
  • Equity/inequity in education
  • Relationship violence

Service Learning Projects

  • Women's Studies has partnered with Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania and students attend its "Equal Pay Day" rally in Pittsburgh.
  • B.S.: Secondary Education, Bucknell University
  • M.S.W.: University of Michigan
  • Ph.D.: Family Science, University of Maryland

Email: mcclintock@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-5246

Office: Azorsky Hall Room 136