New Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

Kristin Stephens-Martinez is a new assistant professor of practice in the department of computer science at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She is teaching an introduction to computer science courses this semester.

Dr. Stephens-Martinez is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where she achieved a 4.0 grade point average. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Janet Tate, a professor of physics was named Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis. The title is the highest rank a faculty member can achieve at the university. Dr. Tate joined the faculty at the university in 1989.

Professor Tate is a graduate of the University of Natal in South Africa. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Kathryn Coyne, an associate professor of marine biosciences at the University of Delaware, was appointed director of the Delaware Sea Grant program. In 1998, Dr. Coyne became a postdoctoral research assistant at the university. She was appointed assistant professor in 2005.

Dr. Coyle holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Delaware.

Kathleen Foley, an associate professor of occupational therapy at North Atlanta campus of Brenau University in Georgia, was named interim director of the School of Occupational Therapy at the university. She joined the faculty at Brenau in 2013 after teaching for seven years at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Dr. Foley is a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. She earned a master’s degree in instructional systems technology, and a Ph.D. in higher education from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Ann Cary, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, was appointed chair of the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She will serve a two-year term.

Dr. Cary was named dean at UMKC in 2013. Previously she was director of the School of Nursing at Loyola University in New Orleans. Earlier in her career, Dr. Cary taught at the University of Massachusetts, George Mason University, Louisiana State University, and The Catholic University of America.

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