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Two Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Major Universities

Two Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Major Universities

Angela Spalsbury was named dean and chief administrative officers of the Geauga campus of Kent State University in Burton, Ohio and Dianne Jemison-Pollard was named dean of the Honors College at Texas Southern University in Houston.

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Announces Book Award

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Announces Book Award

The book’s editors are Nieves Romero-Diaz, professor of Spanish and chair of the department of Romance languages and culture at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Lisa Vollendorf, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Sonoma State University in California.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

June Gary Hopps is the Thomas M. “Jim” Parham Professor of Family and Children Studies in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia. Earlier she was dean of the Boston College School of Social Work.

Dana Spiotta of Syracuse University Wins the St. Francis College Literary Prize

Dana Spiotta of Syracuse University Wins the St. Francis College Literary Prize

The St. Francis College Literary Prize honors authors who have published between three and five books of fiction. The award comes with a $50,000 prize. Spiotta teaches in the master of fine arts in creative writing program at Syracuse University in New York.

Four Women Join the Faculty of the School of Science at MIT

Four Women Join the Faculty of the School of Science at MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of technology has announced the hiring of 14 new faculty members for the School of Science which encompasses the departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Four are women: Laura Kiessling, Rebecca Lamason, Giulia Sacca, and Stefani Spranger.

In Memoriam: Jackie O'Hara, 1933-2017

In Memoriam: Jackie O’Hara, 1933-2017

In announcing her death, the university stated that Professor O’Hara “taught, mentored, and advised more St. Catherine students than anyone who has ever taught at the university.”

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

Wheelock College to Merge With Boston University Next June

Wheelock College to Merge With Boston University Next June

Wheelock College in Boston, facing declining enrollments and a budget shortfall, has agreed to merge with Boston University. Women make up 82 percent of all undergraduate students at the college. As a result of the merger, the university will create the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development.

Ursuline College Debuts New Core Curriculum and Adds Nursing Programs

Ursuline College Debuts New Core Curriculum and Adds Nursing Programs

The new curriculum demonstrates “a commitment to teaching in the Catholic intellectual tradition that is lifelong, interdisciplinary, inclusive, collaborative, socially responsible, and spiritual in nature.”

Three Faculty Members at Indiana University Appointed to Associate Vice Provost Positions

Three Faculty Members at Indiana University Appointed to Associate Vice Provost Positions

Appointed to associate vice provost positions in the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion are Dionne Danns, an associate professor of education, Stephanie Li, who holds an endowed chair in the department of English, and Mary Murphy, an associate professor of psychological and brain science.

Large Gain in Women Engineering Students at the University of Southern California

Large Gain in Women Engineering Students at the University of Southern California

The percentage of women in undergraduate program in engineering at U.S. colleges and universities hovers around 20 percent. But at the University of Southern California, women now make up 38 percent of the undergraduate students and 44 percent of the entering class.

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for President of the University of New Mexico

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for President of the University of New Mexico

Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs for Lehman College of the City University of New York and Garnett S. Stokes is provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

In Memoriam: Juana Gamero de Coca, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Juana Gamero de Coca, 1959-2017

Juana Gamero de Coca was an associate professor of Spanish at Middlebury College in Vermont. A native of Spain, Dr. Gamero de Coca’s scholarship was focused on twentieth and twenty-first century Spanish culture and literature with a focus on gender issues.

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Carolyn Dever, provost at Dartmouth College, is stepping down to return to teaching. Gloriana Waters, vice chancellor at the City University of New York and Deborah Cook, professor of business information technologies at Virginia Tech, are retiring.

University of Arkansas Scholar Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

University of Arkansas Scholar Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

Lisa M. Corrigan is an associate professor in the department of communication and director of the gender studies program at the University of Arkansas. Her book explores the role of prison in the emergence of the Black Power movement.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 Women Faculty Members

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

The First Woman to Win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

The First Woman to Win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

Laura Kiessling, the Novartis Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the 2017 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston next summer.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Academia

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Academia

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Four Women Professors Selected to Received Prestigious Awards

Four Women Professors Selected to Received Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Barbara Krauthamer of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Titia de Lange of Rockefeller University in New York, Breanne Fahs of Arizona State University, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Florida State University.

Connie Ledoux Book to Be the First Woman President of Elon University in North Carolina

Connie Ledoux Book to Be the First Woman President of Elon University in North Carolina

Dr. Book is no stranger to Elon University. She joined the faculty in 1999 as an assistant professor of communications. Dr. Book left Elon in 2015 to become the first woman provost at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

Women Continue to Hold a Large Lead in Seeking Access to Higher Education

Women Continue to Hold a Large Lead in Seeking Access to Higher Education

New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that women still are seeking to access higher education at rates far higher than men. In 2016, 5,829,088 women applied to four-year colleges and universities in the United States, compared to 4,504,453 men.

Why the Gender Makeup of the Nursing Profession Is Changing

Why the Gender Makeup of the Nursing Profession Is Changing

The study, published by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and authored by economists at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville, finds that from 1960 to 2013, the percentage of men among all registered nurses rose from 2.2 percent to 13 percent.

New York University's Eileen Sullivan-Marx to Lead the American Academy of Nursing

New York University’s Eileen Sullivan-Marx to Lead the American Academy of Nursing

Eileen Sullivan-Marx is the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and dean of the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University. She will serve for two years as president-elect and then lead the American Academy of Nursing for two years.

Mary Ann Mavrinac Is the New President of the Association of Research Libraries

Mary Ann Mavrinac Is the New President of the Association of Research Libraries

Mary Ann Mavrinac is vice provost and the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of University of Rochester Libraries. The Association of Research Libraries represents 125 libraries at large research universities in the United States and Canada.

Study Finds That Highly Educated New Parents Do Not Equally Share Household Chores

Study Finds That Highly Educated New Parents Do Not Equally Share Household Chores

In the study of highly educated, two-earner couples who were having their first child, men spent about twice the amount of time engaged in leisure activities as their spouse in the period three months after the birth of their child.

Three Women Have Joined the Faculty of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT

Three Women Have Joined the Faculty of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT

Amah Edoh was appointed an assistant professor of African studies. Lisa Parks is a professor of comparative media studies and Lisa Parks is a professor of comparative media studies and Miriam Schoenfield is a new associate professor of philosophy.

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

Hope Glidden was a professor of French and Francophone studies at Syracuse University in New York. She joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 2010 after teaching at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

Meredith College to Offers a New Master's Degree Program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Meredith College to Offers a New Master’s Degree Program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

The master’s degree program is spaced over two years and culminates in a full-time internship.

In Memoriam: Elousie Mildred Bell, 1935-2017

In Memoriam: Elousie Mildred Bell, 1935-2017

Professor Bell taught in the English department at Brigham Young University for 31 years from 1963 to 1994. She also served as associate dean of general and honors education.

Two Women Deans Announce They are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Two Women Deans Announce They are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Mary Kerr, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Lizabeth A. Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, will step down in June, take one-year sabbaticals, and then return to their respective universities to teach.