New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

radunskaya-ami-2014Ami Radunskaya, professor of mathematics at Pomona College in Claremont, California, has been elected as the next president of the Association for Women in Mathematics. She has been a member of the faculty at Pomona College for two decades.

After graduating from high school, Dr. Radunskaya spent 10 years studying the cello and composing music. She then received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University.

Dr DowePearl K. Ford Dowe was named scholar-in-residence at the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University. She will remain on campus through the summer. While on campus, Dr. Dowe will conduct research for her new book on Black women in politics. Dr. Dowe is on sabbatical from her post as associate professor of political science and interim director of the African and African American Studies Program at the University of Arkansas. She is the editor of African Americans in Georgia: A Reflection of Politics and Policy in the New South (Mercer University Press, 2010).

Dr. Dowe is a graduate of Savannah State University in Georgia. She holds a master’s degree from Georgia Southern University and a Ph.D. in political science from Howard University.

Baron44Jill S. Baron, a senior research ecologist in the department of ecosystem science and sustainability at Colorado State University, was named a senior scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey. She is only the fourth women in history to be named a senior scientists at the USGS.

Dr. Baron is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she majored in botany. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in range science from Colorado State University.

Muncy.eRobyn L. Muncy is serving as interim chair of the department of women’s studies at the University of Maryland-College Park. She is the author of several books including Relentless Reformer:  Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America (Princeton University Press, 2014).

Dr. Muncy is a graduate of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. She earned a master’s degree in European history from the University of Idaho and a Ph.D. in American history from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

osullivanRoison O’Sullivan was promoted to full professor of economics at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She joined the Smith College faculty in 2002 and was promoted to associate professor in 2009.

Professor O’Sullivan holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master’s degree in economics from the National University of Ireland in Galway. She earned a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics at Ohio State University.

SebastianJuliann G. Sebastian, dean and professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Before joining the faculty at the University of Nebraska in 2011, Dr. Sebastian was dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Professor Sebastian holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing and a doctorate of business administration, all from the University of Kentucky.

Linda_HazlettLinda Hazlett, a Distinguished Professor of anatomy and cell biology, ophthalmology, immunology, and microbiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, is taking on the duties of interim vice dean for research. She has been on the university’s faculty since 1971.

Dr. Hazlett’s research is focused on ocular infection and pathogenesis. She holds two provisional patents for the treatment of bacterial keratitis.

anderson-fyrEileen P. Anderson-Fye, the Robson Associate Professor of anthropology and associate professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, was named as the director of the university’s new master’s degree program in medicine, society, and culture.

Dr. Anderson-Fye is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she majored in American civilization. She holds master’s degree in education and an educational doctorate in human development and psychology from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

Wilder School faculty and staff_Susan Gooden PhDSusan Gooden, professor of public affairs and policy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, is the new president of the American Society of Public Administration. The society has 7,000 members. Dr. Gooden is the first African-American woman to lead the society. Professor Gooden is the author of Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government (Routledge, 2014).

Dr. Gooden holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Tech. She earned a Ph.D. in political science at Syracuse University in New York.

Han PhotoHahrie Han was appointed the Anton Vonk Associate Professor of Environmental Politics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 2005 to 2015, she was an associate professor of political science at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

Dr. Han holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her most recent book is How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century (Oxford University Press, 2014).

hngreenHadiyah-Nicole Green was appointed an assistant professor of physiology at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, effective April 4. She has been serving as an assistant professor of physics at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Dr. Green conducts groundbreaking search on using lasers to treat cancer. She is a graduate of Alabama A&M University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Alabama Birmingham.

ZareAlinaAlina Zare, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri, was appointed associate editor of the journal Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensoring, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Dr. Zare holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all from the University of Florida.

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