New Roles for 10 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Staci Perryman-Clark, an associate professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, has been given the added duties as associate dean of the Lee Honors College at the university. She is the author of Afrocentric Teacher-Research: Rethinking Appropriateness and Inclusion (Peter Lang International Publishers, 2012).

Dr. Perryman-Clark is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she majored in creative writing and literature. She earned a master’s degree in literature from Eastern Michigan University and a Ph.D. in rhetoric and writing from Michigan State University.

Kay Tye has been promoted to associate professor of brain and cognitive sciences in the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was also granted tenure. Dr. Tye’s research focuses on addiction, anxiety and depression.

Dr. Type is a graduate of MIT, where she majored in brain and cognitive sciences. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco.

Leslie Walker was promoted to senior lecturer in the College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. Walker, who teaches interactive design and development among other courses, joined the college in 2008 as the Knight Visiting Professor in Digital Innovation. Earlier she spent 16 years writing and editing for The Washington Post.

Walker is the author of Sudden Fury: A True Story of Adoption and Murder (St. Martin’s Press, 1990). She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia.

Danielle Pollock was named an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston. She will teach a course entitled “Technology for Information Professionals” in the fall.

Dr. Pollock is a graduate of the University of Houston, where she majored in English and creative writing. She holds a master’s degree in information science and learning technologies from the University of Missouri and recently completed a Ph.D. in communication and information at the University of Tennessee.

Andrea Robbett was promoted to associate professor of economics at Middlebury College in Vermont. She was also granted tenure. Dr. Robbett joined the faculty at Middlebury in 2011.

Dr. Robbett is a graduate of Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where she double majored in mathematics and economics. She earned a master’s degree in social science and a Ph.D. in economics at the California Institute of Technology.

Helane Davis, professor of law and directory of the law library at the University of Idaho, has been appointed librarian for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver Colorado.

Professor Davis is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She earned a master of library and information science degree at the University of Washington and a juris doctorate at the University of Iowa.

Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, a research associate professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center, has been given the added duties as interim director of the university’s Cradle to Career Policy Institute.

Dr. Jimenez holds a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition and a master of public health degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of California, Davis.

Luisa A. DiPietro, a professor of periodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was appointed the scientific director for the university at the Chicago Biomedical Consortium. The consortium aims to increase research cooperation between scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University.

Dr, DiPietro holds a doctor of dental science degree and a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Margaret Wild will be the director of research on elf hood disease in the department of veterinary microbiology and pathology at Washington State University. She has been serving as the chief wildlife veterinarian for the National Park Service in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Dr. Wild holds a doctor of veterinary medicine degree and a Ph.D. in zoology from Colorado State University.

Cynthia Paschal, associate dean of the School of Engineering, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and an associate professor of radiology and radiological services at Vanderbilt University, is taking on new duties as University Marshall. In this role she will coordinate the university’s commencement exercises.

Dr. Paschal hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

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