Three Women Scholars Are Leaving Their University Posts

Naomi Rosenberg, dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University in Massachusetts, has announced that she will retire at the end of the academic year on June 30. Dr. Rosenberg joined the faculty at the Tufts University School of Medicine in 1977 and was one of the first faculty members at the Sackler School when it was founded in 1983. She became dean in 2004.

Dr. Rosenberg is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University, where she majored in biology. She earned a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Vermont.

Tina Mims has stepped down from her position as executive director of the Hub for Women in Business at Texas Woman’s University. She had held this positions since March 2016. Dr. Mims will direct the “I’ll Take 2” campaign which aims to create 30,000 new women-owned businesses in Texas over the next two years.

Dr. Mims is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where she majored in marketing. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas.

Farideh Dayanim Goldin, a senior lecturer and the director of the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has retired. She has directed the institute since 2010.

Goldin, a native of Iran, is the author of Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman (Brandeis University Press, 2003) and Leaving Iran: Between Migration and Exile (University of British Columbia Press, 2016). She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature, a master’s degree in world literature, and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing, all from Old Dominion University.

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