Eleven Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

quiet-dellJayne Anne Phillips was named a Board of Governors Professor at the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. The designation is the highest faculty rank at the university. Professor Phillips joined the faculty of Rutgers University-Newark in 2005, as the founding director of the master of fine arts degree program in creative writing. Her most recent novel is Quiet Dell (Scribner, 2013).

Professor Phillips is a graduate of West Virginia University and earned a master of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa.

Jenny_Roe_06_DAJenny Roe was appointed as the inaugural Mary Irene DeShong Professor of Design and Health and director of research at the Center for Health and Design at the University of Virginia. She was the director of research for the Stockholm Environment Institute.

A native of Scotland, Dr. Roe is a graduate of the University of Nottingham. She holds a Ph.D. in landscape architecture from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

bruce_mary2Mary D. Bruce was promoted to full professor in the College of Business and Public Administration at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. She has been on the faculty at the university since 2004.

Professor Bruce is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she majored in mass communication. She holds a master of public administration degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and a Ph.D. in political science from Wayne State University in Detroit.

RavolaMartha Ravola, an associate professor of child development in the department of human sciences at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, was given the additional responsibility as assistant vice president for academic program support and graduate studies.

Dr. Ravola is a native of Hyderabad, India. She came to the United States to pursue a second doctoral degree in clinical psychology.

Connie Schultz will be joining the faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University in Ohio for the spring semester. Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist for Creaters Syndicate.

Schultz, a journalism graduate of Kent State University, will serve in the role as Professional-in-Residence. She is the author of Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths (Random House, 2006).

Nao BustamanteNao Bustamante was appointed an associate professor and vice dean of art at the Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She has been serving as an associate professor of new media and live art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Bustamante is an accomplished performance artist. She holds a master of fine arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Jeannette_Mancilla_Martinez_fi-585x490Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez is a new associate professor of literacy instruction at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She previously taught at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Mancilla-Martinez is a summa cum laude graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles. She holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Harvard University.

sung-christineChristine Sung is a new assistant professor of marketing in the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Montana State University. She was an assistant professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Sung is a graduate of the Catholic University of Daegu in Korea. She earned a master’s degree at Indiana University and a Ph.D. in retailing from Michigan State University.

GrayMaryBethTNMary Beth Gray was promoted to full professor of geology at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Earlier in her career, Dr. Gary spent seven years consulting for the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses, mapping the faults found in tunnels within Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.

Professor Gray is a graduate of Bucknell University, where she double majored in civil engineering and geology. She holds a master’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Rochester.

mosentacAnne C. Mosenthal is the inaugural holder of the Benjamin F. Rush Jr. Chair in Surgery at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She has been on the faculty at the medical school since 1992 and was named chair of the department of surgery in 2014.

Dr. Mosenthal earned her medical degree at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

Ashley_MillerAshley Ruth Miller was appointed an assistant professor of economics and accounting at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was an assistant professor of economics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Dr. Miller is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where she majored in mathematics. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.

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