Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Monica A. Coleman was appointed professor of African American studies at the University of Delaware. She has been serving as professor of constructive theology and African American religions at the Claremont School of Theology in California. Professor Coleman is the author or editor of six books including the memoir Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey With Depression and Faith (Fortress Press, 2016).

Dr. Coleman is a graduate of Harvard University. She holds a master of divinity degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School.

Mimi Pipino has been named one of three council-at-large members of the governing body of the Association for General and Liberal Studies. She currently serves as an associate professor of English and director of curriculum and the core curriculum at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

Dr. Pipino holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree both in English language and literature from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, and a Ph.D. in English and comparative literature from the University of Cincinnati.

Juliet Koss has been appointed to the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Chair in the History of Architecture and Art at Scripps College in Claremont, California. She currently serves as a professor of art history and has been a Scripps faculty member since 2000.

Dr. Koss holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Columbia College and a Ph.D. in the history and theory of art and architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hilary Appel has been named director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College in California. She also serves as the Podlich Family Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow and has been a faculty member at the college since 2000.

Dr. Appel holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian language from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, a master’s degree in Russian and East European area studies from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Rhea Datta has been named an assistant professor of biology at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She previously taught at New York University, Lawrence College, and Indiana University.

Dr. Datta is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she studied biology, anthropology, and philosophy. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular cellular developmental biology in genetics from Indiana University.

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