Four Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

Marla F. Frederick has been named the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. She currently serves as a professor of African and African American studies and the study of religion at Harvard University.

Dr. Frederick is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta where she majored in English. She holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Amy Hauft has been named the Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Hitzeman, Jr. Professor of Art and the director of the College & Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She has been serving as the Leslie Waggener Professor in Sculpture at the University of Texas.

Professor Hauft is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz. She holds a master of fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Chen-Yu Liu has been named the James H. Rudy Professor of nuclear physics at Indiana University. She has been a faculty member at the university since 2005.

Dr. Liu holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the National Taiwan University and a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University in New Jersey.

Paula M. Vertino has been jointly appointed professor of oncology and the Wilmot Distinguished Professor in Cancer Genomics at the University of Rochester in New York. Prior to coming to Rochester in 2018, she was a professor of radiation oncology at Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Vertino holds a doctorate from the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York.

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