Four Women in New Teaching Roles

makhijaSharmila Makhija was named professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in the Bronx, New York. She will take on her new role on April 1. Currently, Dr. Makhija is a professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Dr. Makhija is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She earned her medical degree at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Kathryn_BirkelandKathryn Birkeland was named faculty coordinator for the master of professional accountancy program at the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota. Dr. Birkeland joined the facuty at the university in 2011.

Dr. Birkeland is a graduate of the University of South Dakota. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Arizona State University.

Bolcun-Filas-EwelinaEwelina Bolcun-Filas was named an assistant professor at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. She has been serving as postdoctoral associate and a research scientist at Cornell University.

Dr. Bolcun-Filas holds a master’s degree in biology and genetics from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and a Ph.D. in developmental biology from the Georg-August-Universität, Institut für Humangenetik in Göttingen, Germany.

GoldsbyJacqueline Goldsby was named chair of the department of African American studies at Yale University. She is a professor of English and African American studies at the university. She will become chair on July 1 and serve a term of three years. Professor Goldsby is the author of A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2006).

Dr. Goldsby hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in American studies from Yale University.

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