Two Women Scholars at Southern Universities Have Retired

Frankie O. Felder, senior associate dean at the Clemson University’s graduate school, retired on August 15.  Dr. Felder had served as a dean at the graduate school since 1987. She was the first woman dean in the graduate school.

Dr. Felder has been researching the history of graduate education at Clemson and plans to write a book on the subject. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, holds a master’s degree from the University of Vermont, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Gayle I. Hersch has retired and was named professor emerita of occupational therapy at Texas Woman’s University. She joined the faculty at the university in 1994 after teaching for 11 years at Indiana University. Dr. Hersch was promoted to full professor at Texas Woman’s University in 2006.

Dr. Hersch holds a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and a Ph.D. in educational psychology, human development and gerontology from Indiana University in Bloomington. She also holds a master’s degree in allied health education from Indiana University, Indianapolis.

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