Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

LaShanda Korley will join the faculty at the University of Delaware in January as an associate professor. She will hold a joint appointment in the department of materials science and engineering and the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering. She has been serving on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Dr. Korley earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and engineering from Clark Atlanta University and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Julie A. Alison was named a University Professor at Pittsburg State University in Kansas. Professor Alison has taught in the university’s psychology department since 1991. Her research is focused on domestic violence and sexual assault.

Dr. Alison earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. in social psychology, all from the University of Kansas.

Cherrie Moraga was appointed professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A distinguished playwright, poet, and essayist, Moraga has lectured at Stanford University for the past two decades. Professor Moraga is the co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (State University of New York Press, 2015).

Professor Moraga is a graduate of Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles. She earned a master’s degree at San Francisco State University.

Alison Curseen will join the faculty at Boston College in the fall of 2018, holding a joint appointment in the department of English and the African and African American Diaspora studies program. She is currently a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Princeton University.

Dr. Curseen is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio. She earned a master of fine arts degree from American University in Washington, D.C., and a Ph.D. at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Sonya Clark, a distinguished research fellow in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, was promoted to the rank of Commonwealth Professor. From 2006 to 2017, she served as chair of the department of craft/material studies at the university.

Professor Clark is a graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and a master of fine arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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