Four Women Scholars Stepping Down

Sheila Pinkel, professor of art at Pomona College in California, has announced her retirement. She joined the Pomona College faculty in 1986 to teach classes on photography. She later expanded her course offerings to include digital media. Since 1983 she has been an international editor of Leonardo, a journal focusing on the intersections of art, science, and technology.

Professor Pinkel is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. She holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Emily A. Spieler, the Edwin W. Hadley Professor of Law, is stepping down as dean of the School of Law at Northeastern University. She has served as dean since 2002. She will continue to teach at the law school.

Professor Spieler is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School.

Charlotte Beck, the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Archaeology at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, is retiring. She joined the faculty at Hamilton College in 1985 as an assistant professor.

Professor Beck is a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Jane E. Knox was named Professor of Russian emerita at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She has received multiple grants to do research on film as a tool in nation building in the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Professor Knox is a graduate of Wheaton College. She holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

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