A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at Universities

Elizabeth Chacko has been named associate provost for special programs and the Mount Vernon academic experience at George Washington University. She has spent the last 20 years at the university as a professor, chair of the department of geography, and director of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) Dean’s Scholars in Globalization program. She currently serves as associate dean of CCAS.

Dr. Chacko holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree both in geography from the University of Calcutta in India. She earned a master of public health degree and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Deondra Rose has been named director of research for the Center on Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She is an assistant professor of public policy and political science.

Dr. Rose is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. both from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Hahrie Han has been named the inaugural director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She was the Anton Vonk Professor of Political Science and Environmental Politics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dr. Han is a graduate of Harvard University where she majored in American history and literature. She holds a Ph.D. in American politics from Stanford University.

Debbie Cenziper has been named an associate professor and the director of investigative journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She is currently a contributing member of the Washington Post‘s investigative team and an assistant professor of journalism at George Washington University.

Professor Cenziper is a graduate of the University of Florida.

Missy Schraeder has been named director of the DuBard School of Language Disorders at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been serving as interim director since July 2017 and has worked for the DuBard school as a speech-language pathologist since 1996.

Professor Schraeder holds a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Lisa Yamagata-Lynch has been named ombudsperson at the University of Tennessee. She currently serves as a professor, associate head of the department of education psychology and counseling, and director of graduate studies. She will remain a tenured professor but will not continue in her other roles.

Dr. Yamagata-Lynch is a graduate of the University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo, Japan, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in instructional systems technology and a doctorate in educational psychology and instructional systems technology both from Indiana University.

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