Teresa Helena Moreno has been at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 2012 where she serves as the Assistant Director of the Department of African American Studies and as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department.
Teresa works closely with faculty to execute programming, lectures and colloquia, collaborate on building the Department's curriculum for majors and minors, monitor the promotion and tenure process, and advise undergraduates in the Department. Teresa also assists in overseeing finances, schedules the Department's courses, and manages hiring for contingent faculty and student staff members.
Prior to joining the Department, Teresa held executive roles focused on advancing the needs of students of color, women, and LGBTQ students through various programs, events, advisory appointments, and educational policy work. Most recently, she was Director of Women's Services at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
Current scholarly interests include the integration of women’s studies and gender studies into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)-based curricula in institutions of higher education and looking at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in music. Outside of her administrative appointments, she also teaches a number of courses in the humanities and gender and women’s studies.
Teresa earned her master’s degree in women’s studies and gender studies from Loyola University at Chicago in 2009, where she focused on feminist pedagogy and scholarship in operatic performance. She also holds a BA in English from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana.
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