Two Women Appointed Directors of Schools at Major State Universities

Elisia Cohen was named director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. She has been serving as the Gifford Blyton Endowed Professor and chair of the department of communication at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on the intersection of persuasion and public health.

Dr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Louisville, where she majored in political science. She holds a master’s degree in speech communication from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.

Kaye E. Reed was appointed director of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. Dr. Reed is a President’s Professor and a research associate at the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change has 64 faculty members and more than 800 students. It operates 27 laboratories, eight research centers, and three museums.

Professor Reed joined the faculty at Arizona State University in 1997 and was promoted to full professor in 2012.  She is a graduate of Portland State University in Oregon. Dr. Reed earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stony Brook University of the State University of New York System.

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