Nine Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

MykhaylovaOlena Mykhaylova is a new assistant professor of economics and accounting at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Richmond in Virginia.

Dr. Mykhaylova is a graduate of Lakeland College in Plymouth, Wisconsin. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

kara_walkerKara Walker was appointed to the Tepper Family Chair in Visual Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She was a professor of visual arts at Columbia University School of the Arts in New York City.

Walker is a native of Stockton, California, and is a graduate of the Atlanta College of Art. She earned a master of fine arts degree at the Rhode Island School of Design.

HenrySueEllenSue Ellen Henry was promoted to full professor of education at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She also serves as director of the Teaching and Learning Center at Bucknell.

Professor Henry is a graduate of Washington State University. She earned a master’s degree in education at the University of Vermont and a Ph.D. at the University of Virginia.

Lisa YangLisa Yang was appointed an assistant professor of finance at Montana State University in Bozeman. Her research focuses on security offerings, corporate bonds, and credit rating agencies.

Earlier this year, Dr. Yang was awarded a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Oklahoma. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Yong University in China and a master’s degree in finance from Singapore Management University.

ranganPooja Rangan is a new assistant professor of English at Amherst College in Massachusetts. She is teaching courses in film and media studies and completing work the book Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary, which is forthcoming from Duke University Press.

Dr. Rangan is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in modern culture and media from Brown University.

lorigruenLori Gruen, the William Griffin Professor of Philosophy and a professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, has accepted a three-year appointment as a faculty fellow at the Center for Animals and Public Policy at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Massachusetts. She will remain an active member of the Wesleyan faculty while serving as a faculty fellow at Tufts.

Dr. Gruen has been on the Wesleyan University faculty since 2000 and was promoted to full professor in 2011. She is the author or editor of several books including The Ethics of Captivity (Oxford University Press, 2014). Professor Gruen holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in philosophy from the University of Colorado.

dr-clark-website-picLaurie C. Clark was appointed a clinical associate professor and director of clinical education in the Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University. She previously served on the faculty at the university and then practiced medicine in Chicago.

Dr. Clark is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Southern California and a doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Oklahoma State University.

Maithilee_KundaMaithilee Kunda was appointed assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She will join the faculty in January. Currently, she serves as a research scientist in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dr. Kunda is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she majored in mathematics and computer science. She earned a Ph.D. at Georgia Tech.

jenna_hatcherJenna Hatcher, an associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky, has been given the additional duty of director of diversity and inclusivity at the college.

Dr. Hatcher holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Virginia University. She earned a master of public health degree and a Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky.

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