Four Women Retiring From Their High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Christine Jackson, vice chancellor for business and finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, announced that she will retire at the end of the calendar year. She has served in this role since 2000. She is the former chief financial officer at Cleveland State University and Oklahoma State University.

Jackson is a graduate of Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She earned an MBA at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

Mary Blaine Campbell has retired as a professor of English at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She joined the faculty at Brandeis in 1988. Professor Campbell is the author of several books including Wonder and Science: Imagining Worlds in Early Modern Europe (Cornell University Press, 1999).

Professor Campbell is a graduate of Bennington College in Vermont. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Boston University.

Joan Morrison, professor of biology at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, has retired. Her research has focused on the study of birds of prey living in human-impacted environments. Dr. Morrison joined the faculty at Trinity College in 2000 and was promoted to full professor in 2008.

Professor Morrison is a graduate of the College of Wooster in Ohio, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree in resource ecology from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology and conservation from the University of Florida.

Paula J. Giddings, the Elizabeth A. Woodson 1922 Professor of Africana Studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, has retired. Professor Giddings joined the faculty at Smith College in 2001. She is the author of several books including Ida, A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching (Amistad/Harper Collins, 2008).

Professor Giddings, who attended Howard University, taught at Spelman College in Atlanta and Rutgers University in New Jersey before joining the Smith College faculty.


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