Marilyn Myerson

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Associate Professor Emeritus


Marilyn Myerson, PhD Philosophy, has learned to take nothing for granted and to have fun. She retired from USF after 38 years of teaching, learning and kicking up her heels in Women's and Gender Studies. Marilyn was the first outside hire in W(GS)S, starting in 1973, when the department was just one year old. She was an administrator at various departmental and dean's levels, including a stint as W(GS)S Chair before her retirement as Emeritus faculty in 2010. She shepherded the Human Sexual Behavior class through its many incarnations, developed the original women's health classes,and taught feminist research methodology. She is currently in three writing groups, and happily involved with USF's Osher LifeLong Learning Institute, taking art and writing classes, and teaching "Imaginative Writing".

The Marilyn Myerson Student Success Fund was founded in 2023 to provide money to WGSS students to present their research at conferences and to cover the costs of research trips and expenses. This will ensure that all WGSS students have the opportunity to participate in professional and career development activities, network in their fields and pursue their research interests, regardless of their ability to pay.

You can honor Marilyn's many years of service to the department and its students by donating to the Marilyn Myserson Student Success HerdFunder.