Six Women in New Teaching Posts at Leading Universities

Carole R. Beal was appointed professor of education technology in the School of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at the University of Florida. She will also be the director of the university’s Online Learning Institute. She has been serving as a professor of science, technology, and the arts in the School of Information at the University of Arizona.

Professor Beal is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego. She earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Stanford University.

DeniseOgdenDenise T. Ogden was promoted to full professor of marketing and granted tenure at the Lehigh Valley campus of Pennsylvania State University in Center Valley. She has served on the Penn State faculty for the past 12 years.

Dr. Ogden is a graduate of Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. She holds an MBA from Desales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in marketing from Temple University in Philadelphia.

susanShapiroSusan Shapiro, an associate professor in the department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was named a senior fellow at the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago for the 2014-15 academic year.

Professor Shapiro is the author of the forthcoming book Recovering the Sacred: Ethics, Hermeneutics and Theology After the Holocaust. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

rebeckTheresa Rebeck was named Distinguished Visiting Professor of Playwriting at the University of Houston’s School of Theatre and Dance. Dr. Rebeck’s plays have been produced on and off-Broadway and she has done extensive writing for television.

Dr. Rebeck holds a master of fine arts degree and a Ph.D. in Victorian melodrama from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Meejin-YoonJ. Meejin Yoon was appointed chair of the department of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When she begins her new role on July 1, she will be the first woman to hold the position. She has served on the MIT faculty since 2001.

Professor Yoon is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She holds a master of architecture degree with a concentration in urban design from Harvard University.

NewmanAnne_smallAnne B. Newman was appointed to the Katherine M. Detre Chair of Population Health Science at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Professor Newman is chair of the school’s department of epidemiology and director of the school’s Center for Aging and Population Health. Dr. Newman has been on the faculty at Pitt since 2005.

Dr. Newman earned her medical degree and a master of public health degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

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