Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Carolyn Berry, a professor of exercise science and associate provost for assessment, research and curriculum at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, was named interim provost at the university. She first joined the faculty at the university in 1985.

Dr. Berry holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She earned a Ph.D. at Texas A&M University in College Station.

Lolita Buckner Inniss was appointed to the faculty at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She has been serving as a professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University in Ohio.

Professor Inniss is graduate of Princeton University and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. She also holds a master’s degree in law and a Ph.D. from York University in Toronto.

Cheryl Murphy, an associate professor of education technology at the University of Arkansas, was named interim chair of the department of curriculum and instruction at the university. She joined the faculty at the university in 1996.

Dr. Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a doctorate in educational psychology, all from West Virginia University.

Caroline Bicks will be the inaugural holder of the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature at the University of Maine. She has been serving as an associate professor of English at Boston College.

Dr. Bicks is the author of Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England (Routledge, 2003). She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Tomisha Brock was named an assistant professor of music and director of university bands at Clark Atlanta University. Brock is the first woman to serve as director of bands at the university. Previously, Brock was associate director of bands and an assistant professor at Mississippi Valley State University.

Brock is a graduate of Virginia State University and holds a master’s degree from Norfolk State University in Virginia. She is pursuing a doctorate in music education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Karen McGlathery, a professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, has been given the added duties of director of the Environmental Resilience Institute at the university. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1996, she was a research associate at the University of Copenhagen and the National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark.

Dr. McGlathery is a graduate of Connecticut College in New London and earned a Ph.D. at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Myra Greene will join the faculty of the department of art and visual culture at Spelman College in Atlanta. She will direct the new photography major in the department. She was a visiting scholar at the college during the 2016-17 academic year.

Green holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a master of fine arts degree in photography from the University of New Mexico.

Tuya Pal was named an associate professor of medicine and an associate professor of cancer research at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville. She was an associate professor of medicine at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Pal earned her medical degree at McGill University in Montreal and completed a residency in pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis.

Linda M. Burton, the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has been given the added duties of director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy. She joined the faculty at Duke in 2006.

Professor Burton holds a bachelor’s degree in gerontology and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Bonnie H. Ferri was appointed vice provost for graduate education and faculty development at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the university.

Professor Ferri is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in electrical engineering. She holds a master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech.


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