Fourteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Lisa Garcia Bedolla, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, was named director of the university’s Institute of Governmental Studies. She is the former chair of the university’s Center for Latino Policy Research. Professor Garcia Bedolla is the author of Fluid Borders: Latino Power, Identity, and Politics in Los Angeles (University of California Press, 2005).

Dr. Garcia Bedolla is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.

Andrea Simitch was appointed chair of the department of architecture at Cornell University. She is an associate professor of architecture and has been on the faculty at Cornell University since 1986.

Professor Simitch earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture at Cornell University in 1979. She is the co-author of The Language of Architecture: 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know (Rockport Publishers, 2014).

Jennifer Glick, the Arnold S. and Bette G. Hoffman Professor in Sociology at Pennsylvania State University, was named director of the Population Research Institute at the university. Before joining the faculty at Penn State last year, Dr. Glick taught at Arizona State University for 17 years.

Professor Glick holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Sarah S. Moyer, an assistant professor in the department of family and geriatric medicine at the University of Louisville, was named director of the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness. She will also hold a faculty position in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Dr. Moyer is a graduate of Colorado College, where she majored in physics. She holds a master of public health degree from Dartmouth College and a medical doctorate from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Martina Nieswandt, an associate professor of teacher education and curriculum studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has been named associate vice chancellor for research and engagement. She joined the faculty at the university in 2011.

Dr. Nieswandt holds a master’s degree from Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, and a Ph.D. from the University of Kiel, also in Germany.

Lena Hill, an associate professor of English and African American studies at the University of Iowa, was named interim chief diversity office and associate vice president at the university. She joined the faculty in 2006 and was awarded tenure in 2013. Dr. Hill is the co-editor of Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the University of Iowa During the Long Civil Rights Era (University of Iowa Press, 2015).

Dr. Hill is a summa cum laude graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. She earned a Ph.D. in English at Yale University.

Kate Baldwin was appointed the Peter Strauss Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. She joined the faculty at Yale in 2013 after teaching at the University of Florida. Her research examines political systems in weak states with an emphasis on the sub-Saharan African region. She is the author of The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Dr. Baldwin is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in New York City.

Katja Guenther was promoted to associate professor of history at Princeton University in New Jersey. She is the author of Localization and Its Discontents: A Genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines (University of Chicago Press, 2015).

Dr. Guenther earned a medical doctorate at the University of Cologne in Germany. She holds a master’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Oxford in England and a Ph.D. in the history of science from Harvard University.

Carol Annette Wilson was named associate professor and chair of the department of humanities, education, and social sciences at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.

Dr. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in home economics and a master’s degree in early childhood education from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from East Tennessee State University.

Lisa V. Adams, an associate professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, was named director of global initiatives at the Ivy League institution. Dr. Adams’ research focuses on tuberculosis.

Dr. Adams is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where she majored in philosophy. She earned her medical degree at Dartmouth College.

Robyn S. Klein, a professor of internal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, will be given the added duties of vice provost and associate dean for graduate education in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at the university. She will take on her new duties beginning January 1. Dr. Klein joined the university’s faculty in 2003.

Professor Klein is a graduate of Barnard College in New York City, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree, a Ph.D. in neuroscience, and a medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Nancy Kass, a professor of bioethics in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, was named vice provost for graduate and professional education at the university.

Dr. Kass is a graduate of Stanford University. She earned a doctor of science degree in health policy from Johns Hopkins University and conducted postdoctoral research at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University.

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, who holds the Lee Goldman MD Endowed Chair in Medicine and is a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, was appointed chair of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics. She was also named the inaugural vice dean for population health and health equity. Professor Bibbins-Domingo joined the faculty at the university in 2004.

Dr. Bibbins-Domingo is a graduate of Princeton University in New Jersey. She earned a medical degree and a Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco.

Susan Gardner, a professor of higher education at the University of Maine, is the new director of Rising Tide Center for Gender Equity at the university. She will also serve as the director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. She joined the faculty at the university in 2007, after teaching at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Gardner is a graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Ph.D. from Washington State University.

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