Seven Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

lesterTameka E. Lester was named an assistant clinical professor at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta. She will also serve as director of the Philip C. Cool Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at the university. Lester was the director of the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Lester is a graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a law degree at North Carolina Central University.

paulagrammasPaula Grammas was named the M. Ryan Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Rhode Island. She will also serve as the inaugural director of the George and Ann Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at the university. Dr. Grammas has been serving as the executive director of the Garrison Institute on Aging at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center.

Dr. Grammas has been conducting research on Alzheimer’s disease for 30 years. She holds a Ph.D. in pathology from Wayne State University in Detroit.

DrEtzioniAlthema Etzioni is a new associate professor of clinical pathology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University in Alabama. She is a licensed veterinarian in both Georgia and Alabama.

Dr. Etzioni is a graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans. She earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine at Tuskegee University and a master’s degree in veterinary clinical pathology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

kshogrenKarrie Shogren, an associate professor of special education at the University of Kansas, has been given the additional duty of co-director of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities. She joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2013.

Dr. Shogren is a summa cum laude graduate of Ohio State University and holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Dayton and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

McLendonAmber McLendon was promoted to associate professor in the the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. She has been on the faculty at the university since 2007.

Dr. McLendon is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

greenbergLeslie Greenberg has joined the faculty in the department of family and community medicine at the University of Nevada at Reno. She operated a private practice in family medicine and taught at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.

Dr. Greenberg is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She earned her medical degree at the University of Nevada at Reno.

krogerAlicia Kae Koger was named the Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts at the University of Oklahoma. Before joining the faculty at the University of Oklahoma in 1991, Professor Koger taught at the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Koger is a graduate of the University of Evansville in Indiana. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in theatre history and criticism from the University of Michigan.

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