Janet Sharistanian, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field



  • Coordinator of the Women’s Studies Program from its creation until 1976 and co-taught first introductory course
  • Director of KU’s Research Institute on Women
  • Instrumental in securing a $100,000 grant to support the 1980 Summer Research Institute on Women’s Public Lives
  • Acclaimed for her rigorous and innovative feminist literary criticism
  • Named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Commission on the Status of Women