Three Women Join the Faculty at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon

WillametteWillamette University in Salem, Oregon, has announced the hiring of nine new tenure-track faculty for the 2014-15 academic year. Three of the new faculty hires are women.

tabitha_knightTabitha Knight is a new assistant professor of economics. This past spring, Dr. Knight earned a Ph.D. in economics at Colorado State University. Her dissertation was entitled, “The Gender Dynamics of Public Finance: A Chinese and Cross-Country Analysis.” She is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, where she majored in business administration.

janet_lorenzenJanet Lorenzen was hired as an assistant professor of sociology at Willamette. She recently earned her Ph.D. at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her doctoral dissertation was titled “Going Green: Resisting Consumption in Contemporary America.” Dr. Lorenzen is a graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She earned a master’s degree in women’s studies at San Diego State University in California.

katja_meyerKatja Meyer was named an assistant professor of environmental and earth sciences. She was a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of geological and environmental sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Meyer is a graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she majored in geology. She holds a PhD. in geosciences and bio-geochemistry from Pennsylvania State University.

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