Some Notable University Faculty Appointments for Women

Wendy Reed was named chair of the department of biological sciences at North Dakota State University. She joined the department in 2002 as an assistant professor. In 2009 she was promoted to associate professor and in 2010 was named associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.

Dr. Reed is a graduate of Kalamazoo College in Michigan. She holds a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Iowa State University.

Janet C.M. Eldred was named a Chellgren Endowed Professor at the University of Kentucky. She is a professor of English at the university. Chellgren Professors continue to teach in their discipline but also undertake a specific project meant to advance progressive reform of undergraduate education.

Professor Eldred holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

Ivana Petrovic, an assistant professor of industrial/organizational psychology at the University of Belgrade in Serbia, is spending the current semester as a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University in New York.

Dr. Petrovic is participating in the Junior Faculty Development Program administered by the American Councils for International Education.

Nancy L. Ross was appointed chair of the department of geosciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. Dr. Ross is a professor of geosciences and since 2004 has served as associate dean for research, graduate affairs, and outreach in the university’s College of Sciences.

Dr. Ross holds a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University.

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