Seven Women in New University Faculty Posts

SegerstromSuzanne C. Segerstrom was appointed University Research Professor at the University of Kentucky. She joined the psychology department at the university in 1997 and was promoted to full professor in 2007.

Dr. Segerstrom is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

tothCynthia A. Toth was named to the Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Professorship at the Duke University School of Medicine. She is a professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering at the university. Dr. Toth joined the faculty at Duke in 1993.

Professor Toth is a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, which is now part of the Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

10-2605-BRIDGES-036Khiara M. Bridges was promoted to professor at the Boston University School of Law. She joined the faculty at Boston University in 2010. Professor Bridges is the author of Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization (University of California Press, 2011).

Professor Bridges is a summa cum laude graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, where she majored in sociology. She is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law and holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University.

berrizbeitiaAnita Berrizbeitia was appointed chair of the department of landscape architecture in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. She is a professor of landscape architecture and the director of the master of landscape architecture degree program at Harvard.

A native of Venezuela, Professor Berrizbeitia is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She holds a master of landscape architecture from Harvard University.

KeppensVeerle Keppens was named chair of the department of materials science and engineering at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She also serves as associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Engineering at the university. She joined the faculty at the university in 2003.

A native of Belgium, Dr. Keppens holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

McHughMaureen McHugh was named Distinguished University Professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a professor of psychology and was the founder of the university’s women’s studies program.

Professor McHugh is a graduate of Chatham College in Pittsburgh. She holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

GinaTurrigianoGina Turrigiano is the inaugural Joseph J. Levitan Chair in Visual Sciences at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Professor Turrigiano holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.

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