Professor of Instruction and Internship Director
Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Office: CMC 202L
Dr. Milton W. Wendland joined the department in 2013 taking on the roles of Instructor and Director of Undergraduate Internships. During his time at USF he’s developed and taught courses like “LGBTQ+ Cultures,” “Sexualities Studies,” “Queer Film & TV,” and “Professionalism in Women’s & Gender Studies” – all of which are now permanent offerings of the department.
While at USF, he has chaired the Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, served as a Faculty Fellow with USF Housing & Residential Education, sat on the Development Committee of the Global Citizens Project Strategic Plan, and can be found regularly on campus giving talks or facilitating workshops ranging from “The ‘F’ Word: Feminism” to “Surviving Holidays, Breaks, and Other Times with Folks Who Press ALL Your Buttons: Self-Care in the New Normal.”
Dr. Wendland has received the USF Faculty Pride Award twice during his time at USF for his work on LGBTQ+-related teaching and campus issues, the USF Undergraduate Teaching Award, and been recognized by both the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships for his work on campus.
Dr. Wendland also writes and presents on a variety of topics related to his interests. Recent publications include short pieces on “The Accused,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” and “Body Heat” in the Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Cinema and “Black Beauty Salons” and “Black Businesses” in The World of Jim Crow: A Daily Life Encyclopedia. Recent national and regional presentations include “More Than One Concept at a Time: Using Netflix’s One Day at a Time in the Classroom” at the National Popular Culture Association Conference and “Mentoring First-Generation & Working-Class College Students for Recruitment, Retention, & Post-Graduation Success” at the 14th Annual USF Diversity Summit.
Outside of his USF duties, Dr. Wendland is a voracious bookworm who enjoys vegetarian and vegan cooking and hanging out with his husband and their elderly rescue dog. He’s also an attorney at law and once handled a case in which a man left his house and property to his thirty-seven cats.
Ph.D., American Studies, University of Kansas, 2011
Graduate Certificate, Women’s & Gender Studies, 2006
J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 1999
And currently earning a second MA in Career & Technical Education