Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Katherine Lipari has been named the Chan-Norris Distinguished Visiting Professor in Biology at Mills College in Oakland, California. She is a lecturer at San Francisco State University where she teaches advanced physiology and leads lab courses that focus on experimental design.

Dr. Lipari holds a Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Samantha Joye has been named a Regents’ Professor at the University of Georgia. She currently serves as an Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences in the department of marine sciences in the university’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Joye holds a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mary Evans has been appointed co-chair of the External Environment Economics Advisory Committee, a new research organization that aims to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency is working with the best economic science when making policy decisions. She is the Jerrine and Thomas Mitchell ’66 Professor of Environmental Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College in California.

Dr. Evans is a summa cum laude graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she double majored in economics and French. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in economics from the University of Colorado.

Patricia Prelock has been named interim provost and senior vice president at the University of Vermont. She currently serves as dean of the university’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences, as a professor of communication sciences and disorders, and as a professor of pediatrics in the Larner College of Medicine.

Dr. Prelock holds three degrees in speech-language pathology: a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. with a cognitive psychology concentration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Melanie-Angela Neuilly has been named interim associate vice provost for faculty development at Washington State University. She is an associate professor of criminal justice and criminology.

Dr. Neuilly holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Catholic University of the West in Angers, France, a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in psychology from the University of Rennes II in France, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in criminal justice from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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