Six Women Named to New Professor Positions

Michele Butts was appointed professor at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. She was a professor at the John Marshall School of Law in Atlanta.

Professor Butts is a graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Florida School of Law.

Anne Skaja Robinson was appointed chair of the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans. She will assume her new position in January. She is currently a professor at the University of Delaware.

Professor Robinson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University. She earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois.

Michelle Williams was named the Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She will also chair the department of epidemiology. Dr. Williams was a professor of epidemiology and global health at the School of Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Professor Williams is a graduate of Princeton University. She holds master’s degrees from Tufts University and Harvard University and a doctor of science degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Miriam H. Meisler was named the Myron Levine Distinguished University Professor of Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Professor Meisler is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York. She holds a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Ohio State University.

Nancy J. Miller is the new chair of the department of design and merchandising in the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State University. She held the Burlington Professorship in the department of consumer apparel and retail studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Professor Miller holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska.

Rosemary O’Leary was appointed the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas. She will not take her new position until the spring semester in 2013. Currently, she is the Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and the Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Dr. O’Leary is a graduate of the law school at the University of Kansas and holds a Ph.D. from Syracuse University.


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