Appointments and Promotions of Women Faculty

Talitha Washington was appointed an associate professor of mathematics at Howard University, the historically Black university in Washington, D.C. She has been serving as a visiting associate professor at Howard. She will be the second Black woman to hold a tenured position as an associate professor in the department.

From 2005 to 2011, Dr. Washington was on the mathematics department faculty at the University of Evansville in Indiana. Earlier, she was an assistant professor of mathematics at The College of New Rochelle in New York.

Dr. Washington is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Connecticut.

Catherine Gemmiti was named founding chair and program director for the department of physician assistant studies at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She was the physician assistant clinical coordinator at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.

The new program is scheduled to enroll its first students in January 2014. About 25 students will be enrolled in the inaugural class.

Gemmiti is a graduate of the State University of New York and holds a master of physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska.

Sara Dubow, was promoted to associate professor of history at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and granted tenure. She received the 2011 Bancroft Prize from Columbia University for her book, Ourselves Unborn: A History of the Fetus in Modern America (Oxford University Press).

Dr. Dubow is a 1991 graduate of Williams College and holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She has been on the Williams College faculty since 2007.

Margot Canaday was promoted to associate professor of history at Princeton University. The promotion is effective in July. She joined the Princeton faculty as a lecturer in 2005. Dr. Canaday is the author of the award-winning book The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in 20th-Century America (Princeton University Press, 2009).

Dr. Canaday is a native of Cedar Rapids and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota.

Lori A. Ringhand was named the J. Alton Hisch Professor of Law at the University of Georgia. She joined the faculty at the law school in 2008.

Professor Ringhand is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. She graduated second in her class from the law school at the University of Wisconsin where she was the articles editor for the Wisconsin Law Review.

Eluned Jones was named chair of the department of economics at South Dakota State University. She was professor of agribusiness and food industry economics at Texas A&M University. From 1988 to 2002, she was on the faculty at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Bath in England. She holds a master’s degree in horticulture from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.

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