Five Women Faculty Members Given New Assignments

Suzanne Shanahan was appointed director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She is an associate research professor in sociology and has served as associate director of the institute. Dr. Shanahan joined the institute in 2008.

Dr. Shanahan is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Alyssa Hasty professor of molecular physiology and biophysics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, has been given the added duties as associate dean for faculty development for basic sciences.

Professor Hasty is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University, where she majored in cell biology. She holds a Ph.D in pathology from Vanderbilt University. She joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2003.

Amy Morsman was promoted to full professor of history at Middlebury College in Vermont. Her promotion is effective on July 1. She joined the faculty at the highly rated liberal arts college in 2001. Dr. Morsman is the author of The Big House After Slavery: Virginia Plantation Families and Their Postbellum Domestic Experiment (University of Virginia Press, 2010).

Dr. Morsman is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Keisha R. Callins is a new assistant professor and chair of the department of community medicine at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. She was the assistant medical director for Albany Area Primary Health Care in Albany, Georgia.

Dr. Callins is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in biology. She holds a master of public health degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a medical doctorate from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Kathy Yadrick, professor of nutrition and food systems at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been given the added duties of associate dean in the university’s College of Health.

Professor Yadrick holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan State University. She earned a Ph.D. in home economics and nutrition from Oklahoma State University.

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