Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

WhitbourneSusan Krauss Whitbourne, professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was elected president of the Eastern Psychological Association. She is the editor of The Encyclopedia of Adult Development and Aging (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).

Professor Whitbourne is a graduate of the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System. She earned a Ph.D. at Columbia University in New York City.

johansenKristen Johansen was named interim chair of the department of biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology at Iowa State University. She first came to Iowa State in 1989 to conduct postdoctoral research. She was named a full professor in 2001.

Dr. Johansen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she majored in biochemistry. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University.

bruderAndrea Bruder was promoted to associate professor of mathematics at Colorado College. She was also granted tenure. Dr. Bruder joined the faculty at the college in 2009.

Dr. Bruder is a graduate of Johannes Gutenberg University in her native Germany. She earned a master’s degree  in mathematics at the Munich University of Technology in Germany and a Ph.D. in mathematics at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

SabellapictureDonna Sabella was appointed to the Seedworks Endowed Professorship in Nursing and Social Justice at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, effective July 1. It is the College of Nursing’s first endowed chair. Dr. Sabella was director of global studies and director of the Office of Human Trafficking in the College if Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Sabella is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington. She earned a second bachelor’s degree in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, a master’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, and Ph.D. in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.

UAH PhotographerJudith Schneider was named a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. For the past 16 years, she has served on the faculty at Mississippi State University in Starkville.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Professor Schneider holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of California, Davis.

burnettMargaret Burnett was appointed Distinguished Professor of computer science in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Professor Burnett has devoted extensive time and energy into increasing the number of women in computer science.

Dr. Burnett is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she majored in mathematics. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Kansas.

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