Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Gabriela Torres-Mazuera was appointed to the Mexico Studies Chair at the University of New Mexico. The chair is sponsored by the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange. She has been serving as a research professor at the Center for Research and Higher Education in Social Anthropology in Merida, Yucatan.

Dr. Torres-Mazuera holds a doctoral degree in social sciences from the Sorbonne in Paris.

Jennifer Wilcox was appointed the James H. Manning Professor of Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. She was an associate professor of chemical and biological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.

Dr. Wilcox is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where she majored in mathematics. She holds a master’s degree in physical chemistry and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona.

Maria Spencer is the inaugural John and Patty Warehime Entrepreneur-in-Residence in the College of Agriculture Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. The position was created by a $1 million gift to the university from John Warehime, an alumnus and chair of Hanover Foods Corporation, and his wife.

Dr. Spencer has taught in the College of Engineering and served as a business consultant for the university’s Small Business Development Center. She holds a doctoral degree in workforce education and development from Penn State.

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