A Trio of New Department Chairs

Pamela S. Nadell, who holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University in Washington, D.C., was named chair of the history department at the university. She is the author of Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination, 1889-1985 (Beacon Press, 1998) and co-editor of New Essays in American Jewish History (American Jewish Archives, 2010).

Professor Nadell is a graduate of Rutgers University. She earned a Ph.D. in history from Ohio State University.

Jeannie Sneed was named chair of the department of hospitality management and dietetics at the College of Human Ecology of Kansas State University, effective October 1. Dr. Sneed is a food safety specialist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Professor Sneed has taught at Kent State University, Iowa State University, Oregon State University, and the University of Tennessee. She is a past editor of the Journal of Child Nutrition and Management.

Dr. Sneed earned a Ph.D. in food science systems management and organizational behavior at Ohio State University.

Betty Pierce Dennis was named chair of the department of nursing at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She has been serving as professor and dean of the division of nursing at Dillard University in New Orleans. She was chair of the nursing department at NCCU from 1999 to 2004.

Professor Dennis is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She holds a master’s degree in medical-surgical administration from Emory University and doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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