Four Women Appointed to Named Professorships

morrisLibby V. Morris was named the Zell Miller Distinguished Professor in Higher Education at the University of Georgia. Dr. Morris has been serving as interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. She will also resume her duties as director of the university’s Institute of Higher Education. The Zell Miller chair was established by an anonymous donor in 2005 to foster research, instruction, and outreach relating to economic development policy.

Professor Morris is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds a doctorate in adult and higher education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

hudesQuiara Alegria Hudes was appointed the Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Hudes was a visiting professor at Wesleyan in 2012. She is the author of the play Water by the Spoonful, which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Hudes is a graduate of Yale University, where she majored in music. She holds a master of fine arts degree from Brown University.

wendyleeWendy Ann Lee is the new Sarai Ribicoff Assistant Professor of English at Yale University. Her research and teaching focuses on 18th-century British literature. She joined the Yale faculty in 2010.

Dr. Lee is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City. She earned a master’s degree at Cambridge University in England and a Ph.D. at Princeton University in New Jersey. She is currently writing a book entitled, Failures of Feeling: Insensibility and the Novel.

Jinks_detailJodi Jinks was named to the Mary Lou Lemon Professorship in Theatre at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. She previously taught at Texas A &M University, Texas State University, and Austin Community College.

A member of Actors Equity Association for more than 20 years, her credits include appearing in the play Blood Brothers on Broadway.

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