Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Berkita Bradford is the new chair of the hospitality management department at Virginia State University. She joined the faculty at the university in 2015 and was named interim department chair in January 2016. She previously taught at St. John’s University and Grambling State University.

Dr. Bradford holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel, motel, and restaurant management and a master of public administration degree from Grambling State University. She holds a Ph.D. in hospitality administration and management from Kansas State University.

Hana Beloglavec is a new assistant professor of trombone in the School of Music at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Before joining the faculty at Louisiana State University, Dr. Beloglavec was a visiting instructor of low brass at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

A graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Dr. Beloglavec earned a master’s degree in music at Yale University and a doctor of musical arts from Northwestern University.

Francesca Dominici, professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health at Harvard University, was named co-director of the Data Science Initiative of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Harvard University. Prior to joining the faculty at Harvard in 2009, Professor Dominici taught at the School of Public Health of Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Dominici is a graduate of the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy. She holds a master of public health degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Padua in Italy.

Tracy Kijewski-Correa was appointed co-director of the Integration Lab in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Dr. Kijewski-Correa holds the Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck Collegiate Chair in the department of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences at the university.

Dr. Kijewski-Correa holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Eulanda Sanders, the Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University, was named chair of the department of apparel, events, and hospitality management at the university. Professor Sanders joined the faculty at Iowa State in 2012. From 1990 to 2012, she served on the faculty at Colorado State University.

Professor Sanders holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colorado State University. She earned a Ph.D. in human resources and family sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor in the Carilion Research Institute at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, was elected as a director of biological sciences for the Microscopy Society of America.

Dr. Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a master’s degree in chemistry from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics at Florida State University.

Kristen W. Lynch was named chair of the department of biochemistry and biophysics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an expert in RNA biology and immunology.

Dr. Lynch joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 after teaching at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Francisco.

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