Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

main-dean_0Carolyn N. Dean was named the Charles J. Stille Professor of History and French at Yale University. Professor Dean joined the Yale faculty in 2013 after teaching for more than 20 years at Brown University. She is the author of five books, including  Aversion and Erasure: The Fate of the Victim After the Holocaust (Cornell University Press, 2010).

Dr. Dean holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in history, all from the University of California, Berkeley.

kahnTracy Kahn, curator of the Citrus Variety Collection at the University of California, Riverside, was appointed to the Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection Endowed Chair at the university. Since 1995, she has been curator of the collection, which includes at least four trees each of more than 1,000 varieties of citrus fruit.

Dr. Kahn has been on the faculty at the university for 30 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in botany from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in botany from the University of California, Riverside.

castleKaren J. Castle was appointed to the Russell-Childers Professorship in the Laboratory Sciences at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the physical and chemical processes in Earth’s upper atmosphere.

Dr. Castle is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. She holds a Ph.D. from Oregon State University.

TietzeMari Tietze was named the inaugural holder of the Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing Informatics at Texas Woman’s University. Since 2013, Dr. Tietze has been the director of the post-baccalaureate certificate in interprofessional informatics program at the university. She joined the faculty at the university in 2010.

Professor Tietze is a graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in nursing from Texas Woman’s University.

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