Five Women Appointed to New Teaching Positions at American Universities

wuVivian Chi-Hua Wu was promoted to full professor in the department of food science and nutrition at the University of Maine. She has been on the faculty at the university since 2003 and was promoted to associate professor in 2009.

Dr. Wu is a graduate of National Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in food science from Kansas State University.

waggonerMiranda Waggoner will join the sociology department faculty at the University of Virginia this fall and will also teach in the women, gender, and sexuality program at the university. She has been serving as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellow in the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.

Dr. Waggoner is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Ph.D. in sociology and social policy from the Brandeis University.

reedAnn M. Reed was appointed chair of the department of pediatrics at the Duke University School of Medicine, effective August 1. Currently, Dr. Reed is chair of the department of pediatric and adolescent medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She previously served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Reed is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she majored in biology and zoology. She earned her M.D. at the Medical College of Ohio.

dora1Dora Malech was named a Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts at Princeton University in New Jersey. Beginning this fall she will spend two years at Princeton teaching and collaborating with students on creative projects.

Malech is the author of two collections of poetry: Say So (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and Shore Ordered Ocean (Waywiser Press, 2009). She is a graduate of Yale University and holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

HillemeierMarianne Hillemeier was named chair of the department of health policy and administration at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Hillemeier is a professor of health policy, administration, and demography and serves as associate director of the Population Research Institute at the university. She joined the Penn State faculty in 2002.

Professor Hillemeier is a graduate of the University of Iowa. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Yale University, a master of public health degree from Harvard University, and Ph.D. in sociology and demography from the University of Michigan.

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