Eight Women Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Erika A. Ramalho was appointed director of community and government relations at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was director and site administrator for PA CareerLink of Erie County. Before that, she was public liaison for the Erie County Executive’s Office.

Ramalho is a graduate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in public administration.

Johanna Bond, professor of law and the Ethan Allen Faculty Fellow at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, was named associate dean for academic affairs at the law school. Her research focuses on gender issues and the law as well as on international human rights issues.

Before joining the faculty at Washington and Lee, Professor Bond taught at the law schools at the University of Wyoming and Georgetown University. She is a graduate of Colorado College and the University of Minnesota Law School. She also holds a master’s degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Joy Pugh was promoted to director of the College Advising Corps at the University of Virginia. She has been serving as assistant dean of students for housing and residence life. The College Advising Corps works with high school guidance counselors to recruit students to the University of Virginia.

Pugh is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She earned a master’s degree from James Madison University.

Kim Weeden, a professor of sociology. was appointed the Robert S. Harrison Director of the Institute for Social Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The mission of the institute is to promote interdisciplinary research in the social sciences.

Dr. Weeden joined the Cornell faculty in 1999. She previously taught at the University of Chicago. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University.

Jill Hough, director of the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center at North Dakota State University, was elected to the executive board of the Council of University Transportation Centers.

Dr. Hough holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Dakota State University. She earned a doctorate in transportation technology and policy at the University of California at Davis.

Sara De Ritter was named director of community service for the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service at George Washington University. She was the associate director for service and community partnerships at the Center for Community Service at Northeastern University in Boston.

De Ritter holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University and is currently completing doctoral work at Northeastern University.

Karisa A. Moore was appointed interim executive director for equity and access at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. Since 2009, Moore has been director of equity initiatives at Virginia Tech.

Moore is a graduate of Berea College in Kentucky. She holds a master’s degree from Virginia Tech.

Miranda Mulligan was appointed director of the Knight News Innovation Laboratory at Northwestern University. The lab aims to develop technologies for journalists and publishers. Previously, Mulligan was design director for the digital operations of the Boston Globe.

Mulligan is a graduate of the University of Miami and did graduate work at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Here is a video in which Mulligan explains her duties with the Boston Globe.

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