Three Women in New Faculty Roles

kotb-malak-hsMalak Kotb was named the founding chair of the department of basic sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Since 2008, she has been a tenured professor in the university’s department of molecular genetics, biochemistry, and microbiology/immunology. She will begin her new duties in July.

Kotb is a graduate of Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. She holds a Ph.D. in immunology and biochemistry from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

cornilleCatherine Cornille was appointed to the Newton College Alumnae Chair in Western Culture at Boston College. She has been serving as chair of the theology department at the college. A native of Belgium, Professor Cornille joined the Boston College faculty in 2005. Previously, she was the first woman theologian to be appointed to the teaching faculty at the University of Leuven in Belgium.

Professor Cornille holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Leuven and a master’s degree in Asian studies from the University of Hawaii.

Lisa bowlegLisa Bowleg is a new associate professor of psychology at George Washington University in the nation’s capital. She was an associate professor of community health and prevention at Drexel University in Philadelphia where her research focused on HIV prevention.

Dr. Bowleg holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in social psychology from George Washington University.

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