Five Women Faculty Members in New Teaching Positions

LisbergerJody Lisberger was named the Susan Currier Visiting Professor of Teaching Excellence at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She will teach courses on memoir writing and feminist scholarship. Professor Lisberger is director of the gender and women’s studies program at the University of Rhode Island.

Dr. Lisberger, who has been teaching at the University of Rhode Island since 2004, is a graduate of Smith College. She holds a master’s degree from Boston College, a master of fine arts degree from Vermont College, and a Ph.D. from Boston University. She is the author of the short story collection, Remember Love (Fleur-de-Lis Press, 2008).

truscottCristal C. Truscott was named interim chair of the department of music and theater in the Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. She is an assistant professor in the department and serves as director of the theatre program. She previously taught in the drama and religious studies departments at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Dr. Truscott holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all from New York University.

nancy_schererNancy Scherer was appointed chair of the department of speech and hearing science at Arizona State University. Dr. Scherer was a Kennedy Scholar at Vanderbilt University and was the founding dean of the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Scherer holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in language development disorders from the University of Washington.

jane-lehrJane Lehr is the new chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of New Mexico. Since 2002, Dr. Lehr has been on the staff at the Sandia National Laboratories.

Dr. Lehr is a graduate of the Stevens Institute of Technology and earned a Ph.D. at New York Polytechnic University.

apolloni_003Karen Apolloni is the new director of the Clinical Laboratory Science program of the College of Pharmacy and Health Science at Wayne State University in Detroit. She was taught at the university since 1994.

Apolloni is a graduate of Wayne State University and holds a master’s degree in health care administration from Central Michigan University in Southfield.

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