Three Women Faculty at Vanderbilt University Granted Emerita Status

Recently Vanderbilt University honored 19 retiring faculty members with emerita/emeritus status. Of the 19 faculty honored, three were women.

Tracy Barrett was named senior lecturer in Italian emerita. She has taught at Vanderbilt since 1984. During her tenure she taught entry-level and intermediate courses in Italian as well as courses on Italian civilization and the history of Rome. She also taught in the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Vanderbilt.

Dr. Barrett holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in medieval Italian literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

Barbara O. Meyrick-Clarry was named professor of pathology, mircobiology, and immunology emerita. She has taught at Vanderbilt since 1981 and has been a full professor since 1985. She is a leading authority on the pathology of pulmonary diseases.

Dr. Meyrick-Clarry holds a doctorate from the University of London.

Judith H. Sweeny was named associate professor of nursing emerita. She joined the School of Nursing faculty in 1975 as an instructor in medical-surgical nursing. Sweeney was promoted to assistant professor in 1978 and to associate professor in 2001.

She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Vanderbilt University.

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