Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Waddell_JenniferJennifer Waddell, an associate professor of education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was given the extra responsibility as coordinator of general education. She is also the associate director of the Institute for Urban Education at the university.

Dr. Waddell is a graduate of the University of Montana. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

deborah-reedDeborah Reed was named an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Iowa. She will also serve as director of the Iowa Reading Research Center, a collaborative effort of the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa’s College of Education. Dr. Reed has served as a researcher and faculty member at Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research.

Dr. Reed earned a doctorate in special education from the University of Texas at Austin.

brenda_hosleyBrenda L. Hosley, a clinical associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, was elected president of the Faculty Senate and chair of the University Academic Council at the university. Dr. Hosley has been on the Arizona State faculty since 2009.

Dr. Hosley is a graduate of Berea College in Kentucky. She holds a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nursing and a Ph.D. in medical sociology from the University of Kentucky.

Kiran-AsherKiran Asher was appointed an associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts. She was a senior scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research in Bogor, Indonesia. Previously, she was an associate professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Asher is the author of Black and Green: Afro-Colombians, Development, and Nature in the Pacific Lowlands (Duke University Press, 2009).

Dr. Asher holds a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida.

ZouMin Zou, the Twenty-First Century Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, has been given the additional duty of director of the new Center for Advanced Surface Engineering, which is being funded by a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation. She joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas in 2003.

Dr. Zou holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aerospace engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University in China. She earned a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

johnsonKiTani Parker Lemieux was promoted to associate professor in the College of Pharmacy at Xavier University in Louisiana. Dr. Lemieux joined the faculty at Xavier in 2007 after teaching at Dillard University in New Orleans and the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Dr. Lemieux is a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree from Tennessee State University and a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from Clark Atlanta University.

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