Two Distinguished Women Scholars Are Stepping Down

Ruth-Marie Fincher, vice dean for academic affairs at the Medical College of Georgia, is retiring after nearly 30 years at the institution.

Dr. Fincher earned her medical degree from Emory University and completed a residency in internal medicine at Emory University-affiliated hospitals. She was awarded Medical Educator of the Year Award at the Medical College of Georgia eight times in a 10-year period, before she took herself out of further consideration for the honor.

Leanne Nash, professor of anthropology at Arizona State University, is retiring from teaching. She has taught at the university fo 41 years. She was the first women anthropologist at the university and the only primatologist on campus when she joined the faculty. Her first doctoral student became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in physical anthropology at Arizona State.

Professor Nash is a graduate of the University of California at Davis. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley.

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