Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

eggerHelen L. Egger was named director of the Child Study Center at the Langone Medical Center of New York University, effective September 12. She will also serve as chair of the department of child and adolescent psychiatry at the university. Dr. Egger has been serving as the chief of the Division of Child and Family Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience at the Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Egger is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine. She completed residencies in child and adult psychiatry at Duke University.

FrederickMarla Frederick, professor of African and African American studies and the study of religion at Harvard University, was named a Harvard College Professor. The designation provides extra financial support for research or other scholarly activities, a semester of paid leave or an additional summer salary. Professor Frederick is the author of Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith (University of California Press, 2003).

Dr. Frederick is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. She earned a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Barbara-KoenigBarbara Koenig, a professor in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, has been selected as the director of the university’s Bioethics Program. The goal of the program is to insure that the university’s biomedical technology programs are integrated ethically into research and medical practices.

Dr. Koenig holds a Ph.D. in medical anthropology from the University of California, San Francisco.

Katy-CulverKathleen Bartzen Culver, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was named director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the university. Dr. Culver joined the faculty at the university in 1999.

Dr. Culver holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. in mass communication, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

nicole_jenkins_-_photoNicole T. Jenkins, an associate professor in the School of Accountancy at the University of Kentucky, has been given the added duties of the executive associate dean in the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Before joining the faculty at the University of Kentucky in 2012, Dr. Jenkins taught at Washington University in St. Louis and Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Dr. Jenkins is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia. She earned a Ph.D. in accounting at the University of Iowa.

Kathleen-ValentineKathleen Valentine was named director and associate dean of the School of Nursing at Clemson University in South Carolina, effective September 1. She has been serving as dean of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada.

Dr. Valentine is a graduate of Binghamton University in New York. She holds a master’s degree in psychiatric and mental health nursing from Syracuse University and a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in human service program evaluation from Cornell University.

amy_allenAmy Allen was named to the faculty of the department of family and preventive medicine at the University of South Carolina. She will also serve as the founding director of the master’s degree program in physician assistant studies at the university. She was an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Allen holds bachelor’s degrees from Mars Hills University in North Carolina and East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She holds a master’s degree in health science from Duke University.

ChoJoan E. Cho was appointed assistant professor of East Asian studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She recently completed work on her Ph.D. in government at Harvard University, where her dissertation was entitled “The Dictator’s Modernity Dilemma: Theory and Evidence from South Korea.”

Dr. Cho is a graduate of the University of Rochester.

Gannon_Maureen1Maureen Gannon, associate professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University, was appointed chair of the Scientific Planning Committee of the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Gannon joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2001.

Dr. Gannon is a magna cum laude graduate of Molloy College in Rockville Center, New York. She earned a master’s degree in biology at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, and a Ph.D. in cell biology from Cornell University.

Karen Murphy, an assistant dean of Trinity College and a lecturer in the department of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, was given the added responsibilities of director of the Undergraduate Research Support Office at the university.

Dr. Murphy is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. She earned a Ph.D. in neurobiology at Duke University.

Stoltzfus460_0Rebecca Stolzfus, a professor of nutritional sciences in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, was named vice provost for undergraduate education at the university. Professor Stolzfus joined the Cornell faculty in 2002 after teaching at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Dr. Stolzfus is a graduate of Goshen College in Indiana and holds a Ph.D. in human nutrition from Cornell University.

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