New Assignments in Academia for Seven Women Scholars

Leah Zuo has been promoted to a tenured position at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She has been an assistant professor of history and Asian studies at Bowdoin since 2012.

Dr. Zuo holds a bachelor’s degree from Peking University in China and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in New Jersey.

Rose-Ann Gillespie has been named president-elect of the Southeastern Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences. She is a veterinary research associate at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

Gillespie holds a bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology and a master’s degree in animal science both from Fort Valley State University.

Channing L. Moreland was appointed clinical assistant professor in the department of rehabilitation science and technology, clinical rehabilitation, and mental health counseling at the University of Pittsburgh. She also serves as program coordinator of the Cognitive Skills Enhancement Program at the Hirman G. Andrews Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Moreland holds a bachelor’s degree in child development and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She earned an educational doctorate at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.

Kim Skobba has been named director of the Housing Demographics Research Center at the University of Georgia. She is an associate professor in financial planning, housing, and consumer economics department in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Dr. Skobba is a graduate of Augsburg College in Minneapolis where she majored in communications. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in design, housing, and apparel from the University of Minnesota.

Karen Cropsey has been appointed to the Committee on the Review of Specific Programs in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She is a professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Cropsey holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree in biostatistics from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Indiana State University.

Tonya Smith-Jackson has been appointed as interim director of the Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She is a professor and chair of the department of industrial systems engineering at the university.

Dr. Smith-Jackson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in interdisciplinary psychology/ergonomics and industrial engineering and a doctorate in psychology/ergonomics both from North Carolina State University.

Leelannee Malin, a lecturer in the School of Communications at Howard University, has been named president of the Women in Sports and Entertainment D.C. Chapter. She will be the first African American to lead the organization as president.

Dr. Malin holds a bachelor’s degree in mass media arts from Clark Atlanta University, a master’s degree in organizational communications from Bowie State University in Maryland, and a Ph.D. in mass communications media studies from Howard University.


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