Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Marjan Rafat is a new assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She was conducting postdoctoral research on breast cancer at Stanford University.

Dr. Rafat is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she majored in chemical engineering. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in engineering sciences from Harvard University.

Candace M. Moore, a clinical assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, will serve as the director of the university’s new Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education. She joined the faculty at the university in 2016.

Dr. Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication, a master’s degree in college student affairs administration, and a Ph.D. in counseling and student services, all from the University of Georgia.

Kelly D. Stamp was named the Eloise R. Lewis Excellence Professor and chair of the family and community nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was an associate professor in the School of Nursing at Boston College.

Professor Stamp is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, where she majored in nursing. She holds a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of South Florida.

Susan Guay, an assistant professor of English and communications at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania, has been named the director of the John Updike Childhood Home in Shillington, Pennsylvania. Guay was instrumental in forging ties between the Updike Society and Alvernia University after the author’s death in 2009.

Dr. Guay has taught at Alvernia University for 17 years. She hold a bachelor’s degree in English and communication and a master’s degree in English education from the University of South Florida.

Carrie M. Heilman, an associate professor of marketing in the School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, has been given the added duties as faculty athletics representative at the university. The position seeks to maintain the appropriate balance between athletics and academics for the university’s student athletes.

Dr. Heilman is a graduate of the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she majored in mathematics and played basketball. She earned a Ph.D. in management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Rebecca McCulley was appointed chair of the department of plant and soil science at the University of Kentucky. Professor McCulley joined the faculty at the university in 2006 and also serves as the director of the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment.

Professor McCulley is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas. She holds a master’s degree from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. from Colorado State University.

Peng Wang is a new assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences at the Yale School of Public Health. She has pent the past three years at YSPH, first as a postdoctoral fellow then as an associate research scientist.

Dr. Wang is a summa cum laude graduate of Rice University, where she majored in psychology and statistics. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in social psychology from Yale University.

Regina Galasso, an assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese students at the University of Massachusetts, was given the added duties of director of the Translation Center on campus. She is the author of the forthcoming book Translating New York: The City’s Languages in Iberian Literatures (Liverpool University Press, 2018).

Dr. Galasso is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey. She holds a master’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Amelia Munsterman is a new clinical assistant professor in large animal surgery in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin. She was a clinical assistant professor at Auburn University in Alabama.

Dr. Munsterman is a graduate of the University of Missouri, where she also earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine. She holds a master’s degree from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from Auburn University.

Miriam DeLone, a professor of criminal justice at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, has been given the added duties of assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the university. She is the co-author of The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America (Wadsworth Publishing, Sixth Edition, 2017).

Before joining the faculty at the university in 2010, Dr. DeLone taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for 18 years. Professor DeLone holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Florida State University.


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