Faculty & Staff
Mary Kay Cordill
Lecturer of Women's and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Mary Kay Cordill is a sociologist interested in health, medical care and gender, who has taught Women’s Health Care at UMass/Boston since 1981. She is also Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Cape Cod Community College.
Professor Cordill graduated in sociology from the University of Kansas in 1965, worked as a civilian employee for the US Army the next year, then returned to KU for graduate work during the upheavals generated by the civil rights, women’s and anti-war movements. She fell in love with teaching her first year and subsequently taught at KU, at Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and at many colleges and universities in the Boston area. Her dissertation project at Boston University was “Losers: Women, Medicine and Weight Control” and she continues to be very interested in problems some label “addictions” and “eating disorders.” Other interests include poetry, writing, gardening, and woodworking.