Six Women Appointed to New Teaching Posts

kamenskyJane Kamensky was named a professor of history at Harvard University and the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She has been serving as the Harry S. Truman Professor of American Civilization and chair of the department of history at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Professor Kamensky holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University.

phl_sheperd_melanieMelanie Shepherd was promoted to associate professor of philosophy at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Dr. Shepherd was also granted tenure. She has served on the university’s faculty since 2008.

Dr. Shepherd is a graduate of Hanover College in Indiana. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Pennsylvania State University.

Jennifer_F_HamerJennifer F. Hamer was named chair of the department of American studies at the University of Kansas. Professor Hamer joined the faculty at the university in 2012. Her most recent book is Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis (University of California Press, 2011).

Dr. Hamer is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio. She earned a master’s degree at Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Texas.

kleutghenKristina Kleutghen is the inaugural David W. Mesker Career Development Professor of art history at Washington University in St. Louis. A specialist in modern Chinese art, she joined the university’s faculty in 2011. Professor Kleutghen is the author of Imperial Illusions: Crossing Pictorial Boundaries in the Qing Palaces (University of Washington Press, 2014).

Dr. Kleutghen is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture from Harvard University.

harrisTrudier Harris was named a University Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Professor Harris joined the English department faculty at the university in 2010. Previously, she taught at Emory University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Harris is the author of 10 books including Martin Luther King Jr., Heroism, and African American Literature (University of Alabama Press, 2014).

Professor Harris is a graduate of Stillman College in Alabama. She holds a master’s degree in English and a Ph.D. in American literature and folklore from Ohio State University.

marvanovaMarketa Marvanova was appointed chair of the department of pharmacy practice at North Dakota State University in Fargo. She was an associate clinical professor of pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy at Chicago State University.

Dr. Marvanova earned a master’s degree, a doctor of pharmacy degree, and a Ph.D. in pathological biochemistry from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. She also holds a Ph.D. in neuropharmacology from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio.

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