Three Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Major Universities

Amy Singer, a leading scholar on the history of the Ottoman Empire, was appointed to the Hassenfeld Chair of Islamic Studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Since 1989, Dr. Singer has been on the faculty at Tel Aviv University in Israel. She will begin her new teaching role at Brandeis for the fall 2019 semester.

Professor Singer is the author of Constructing Ottoman Beneficence: An Imperial Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem (State University of New York Press, 2002). She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University in New Jersey.

Antoinette Burton was named to the Swanlund Endowed Chair in history at the University of Illinois. She joined the faculty at the university in 1999 after teaching at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her latest book is The Trouble with Empire: Challenges to Modern British Imperialism (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Professor Burton is a graduate of Yale University, where she majored in history. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in modern British history from the University of Chicago.

Sylvie Naar was named Distinguished Endowed Professor in Behavioral Health in the College of Medicine at Florida State University. She will also serve as the director of the new Center for Translational Behavioral Research at the university. Dr. Naar was a professor and director of the Division of Behavioral Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Dr. Naar a licensed pediatric psychologist. She is the co-author of Motivational Interviewing and CBT: Combining Strategies for Maximum Effectiveness (Guilford Press, 2017).

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