New Positions in Higher Education for Nine Women Scholars

mayesLinda C. Mayes, the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology has been appointed chair of the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine. She will also take on the duty of chief of the department of child psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Professor Mayes has been a member of the Yale faculty since 1985. She earned her medical degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

HoferAdriana R. Hofer, an assistant professor of supply chain management at the University of Arkansas, has been given the additional responsibility as director of the Global Engagement Office for the Sam W. Walton College of Business at the university.

Dr. Hofer is a graduate of the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil. She holds a master’s degree in transportation engineering from the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro and a Ph.D. in business logistics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

eberleCarrie Eberle is a new assistant professor in the department of plant sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. She was serving as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Eberle is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and holds a Ph.D. in plant biological science from the University of Minnesota.

vivianaViviana Martinez-Bianchi, an assistant professor of community and family medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine, was named chair of Family Medicine for America’s Health, a collaboration of eight leading medical associations promoting primary care.

Dr. Martinez-Bianchi received her medical training at the National University of Rosario in Argentina. She came to the United States in 1990.

AndersonDenise Anderson, professor of parks, recreation, and tourism management at Clemson University in South Carolina, has been handed the additional responsibilities of associate dean for undergraduate studies at the university. She joined the university’s faculty in 2003 after teaching at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Dr. Anderson is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University. She holds a master’s degree in physical education from Eastern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in leisure behavior from the University of Illinois.

DarcyMedica2Darcy Medica, an associate professor of biology at Pennsylvania State University, was named director of academic affairs at the Penn State Schuylkill campus in Schuylkill Haven. She has been on the faculty at the Schuylkill campus since 2003.

Dr. Medica holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in animals sciences, all from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Kitty_Cardwell2Kitty F. Cardwell was named professor of entomology and plant pathology at Oklahoma State University. For 14 years, she was a national program leader for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She also served as a consultant to the World Bank.

Dr. Cardwell holds a Ph.D. in plant pathology/phytopathology from Texas A&M University.

sueduncanSusan E. Duncan, professor of food science and technology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, was named associate director of the university’s Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station. Dr. Duncan joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 1990.

Professor Duncan is a graduate of Ohio State University, where she majored in food technology. She holds a master’s degree in food and nutrition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in food science and technology from the University of Tennessee.

lehfeldtElizabeth A. Lehfeldt, who holds the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Chair in Humanities and is dean of Honors College at Cleveland State University, was named vice president of the Teaching Division of the American Historical Association. She joined the faculty at Cleveland State in 1995.

Professor Lehfeldt is a graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in early modern European history at Indiana University.

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