Three Women Scholars in New Teaching Posts

Michele Gillespie is the first faculty member appointed to a Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Gillespie joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1999 and has been serving as the Kahle Family Professor of History. From 2007 to 2010, she was associate provost for academic initiatives. Her most recent book is Katharine and R.J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South (University of Georgia Press, 2012).

Professor Gillespie is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas. She earned a Ph.D. at Princeton University.

BarnettLydia Barnett is a new assistant professor of history at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She was a postdoctoral fellow and an assistant professor of history at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Barnett is a summa cum laude graduate of Oberlin College. She earned a Ph.D. in history at Stanford University.

stacy-pattersonStacy Patterson is the new Clare Booth Luce Assistant professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She was serving as a postdoctoral fellow at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Dr. Patterson is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she doubled majored in mathematics and computer science. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California Santa Barbara.

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