New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members

Deborah-JakubsDeborah Jakubs was reappointed to a new five-year term as the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian at Duke University, where she also serves as vice provost for library affairs and as an adjunct professor of history. She has overseen the university’s six libraries since 2005.

Jakubs holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master of library and information sciences degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Latin American history from Stanford University.

RhodesAmy Rhodes was promoted to full professor of geosciences at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her research is focused on how human activities and environmental change affect the geochemistry of soils, surface water, and groundwater.

Professor Rhodes is a 1991 graduate of Smith College, where she majored in geology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in earth sciences from Dartmouth College.

Schween, Astrid_1Astrid Schween will join the faculty at the Juilliard School in New York City. She has been a professor of cello in the department of music and dance at the University of Massachusetts since 2004. She will become the cellist of the prestigious Julliard String Quartet. She will be the first woman and the first African American to join the Quartet.

Professor Schween holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School. Professor Schween made her debut as soloist with the New York Philharmonic when she was a teenager and has since performed throughout the world.

SullivanGreer Sullivan was named to the William R. Johnson Jr. and S. Sue Johnson Endowed Chair in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside. She serves as a professor of psychiatry, associate dean for population health, and chair of the department of social medicine and population health.

Professor Sullivan is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she majored in history. She earned her medical degree at the University of Mississippi and holds a master of public health degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

BrewerLorraine Brewer, an instructor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Arkansas, was named co-director of the Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center at the university.

Brewer is a graduate of Sterling College in Kansas. She earned a master’s degree in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin.

Campus_042111Erica Armstrong Dunbar was appointed the Blue and Gold Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. In addition to her duties at the university, Dr. Armstrong Dunbar is the inaugural director of the Program in African American history at the Library Company of Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest library. She is the author of A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City (Yale University Press, 2008).

Professor Dunbar is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned master’s and doctoral degrees at Columbia University.

DodsonJoan Dodgson was appointed the inaugural holder of the Patricia and James R. Hemak Endowed Professorship in Maternal Child Health at Saint Louis University in Missouri. The endowed chair is the 33rd such position at the university, but the first in the School of Nursing.

Professor Dodgson is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Human Lactation. Her research has focused on disparities in breastfeeding among minority populations in the United States.

VelosoManuela M. Veloso was appointed chair of the machine learning department at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Computer Science at the university and has been on the faculty since 1992.

Professor Veloso holds a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, Portugal. She earned a second master’s degree in computer science at Boston University and a Ph.D. in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University.

hesseCarla Hesse, the Peter Sather Professor of History, dean of social sciences, and executive dean of the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley, has been given the additional duties as the primary coordinator of the campus efforts to address sexual harassment, assault, and violence. Professor Hesse has been on the Berkeley faculty since 1989.

A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Dr. Hesse holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in New Jersey.

husonward5Alexia Hudson-Ward will join the staff at Oberlin College in Ohio on July 1 as the Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries. She currently serves as a tenured associate librarian at Pennsylvania State University. She has been at Penn State since 2006.

Hudson-Ward is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, where she double majored in English and African American studies. She holds a master of library and information science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is studying for a Ph.D. in managerial leadership in the information professions at Simmons College in Boston.

carol-engelmannCarol A. Engelmann, an instructor in the department of biology at the University of Nebraska Omaha, was named the inaugural Hubbard STEM Learning Instructor at the university. She will be based at the university’s Glacier Creek Preserve in Bennington, a facility dedicated to the study and appreciation of the tallgrass prairie and associated ecosystems.

Dr. Engelmann is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she majored in elementary mathematics and science education. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Houston at Clear Lake and a doctorate in geology and geoscience education from Michigan Technological University.

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