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Leisa D. Meyer is a professor in the Department of History at William & Mary. In addition to director of the Department of History, she has also twice served as chair of the Women's Studies Program.

"Leisa Meyer works in U.S. and American women's history, gender history, twentieth-century cultural history, and the history of sexuality. She received her Ph.D. in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993. She is the author of Creating G.I. Jane: Sexuality and Power in the Women's Army Corps during World War II (1996). Her current project is a book on the history of sexuality in the United States since World War II tentatively titled, Knowing Sex. She was an associate editor for the Encyclopedia of American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History & Culture (Scribner's, 2003), serves on the editorial advisory board for the journal Minerva, and is an editor for the journal Feminist Studies. She also serves on the advisory board for the Michael D. Palm Center for at the University of California, Santa Barbara."

She also spoke publicly in the aftermath of Gene Nichol's non-renewal.

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