Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

Mary Tschirhart has been named director of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She was a faculty member at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University.

Dr. Tschirhart is a graduate of Michigan State University. She holds an MBA from the State University of New York and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and human recourse management from the University of Michigan.

Nikole Roebuck has been named chair of the department of music and the first-ever woman director of bands at Grambling State University in Louisiana. She has taught at the university for 16 years while serving as an assistant band director.

Dr. Roebuck is a graduate of Grambling State University where she majored in music education. She holds a master of music degree from the University of Louisiana-Monroe and a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Memphis.

Audrey Bennett has been elected as the vice president of diversity and inclusion for the College Art Association. She is a professor in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Engendering Interaction with Images (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Professor Bennett is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where she majored in studio art. She holds a master of fine arts degree in graphic design from Yale University.

Kasee Stratton-Gadke has been named director of the T.K. Martin Center at Mississippi State University. She is an assistant professor, founder and director of the university’s Bulldog CHARGE Syndrome Research Laboratory, and the co-founder and co-director of the university’s Autism and Development Disabilities Clinic.

Dr. Stratton-Gadke holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and Ph.D. all in psychology from Central Michigan University.

Stephanie Y. Evans has been named director of the institute for women’s gender, and sexuality studies at Georgia State University. She currently serves as the chair of the department of African American studies, African women’s studies, and history at Clark Atlanta University. She is the author of Black Passports: Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment (SUNY Press, 2014) and Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954 (University Press of Florida, 2007).

Dr. Evans holds a Ph.D. in Afro-American studies with a concentration in history and politics and a graduate certificate in advanced feminists studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Geri Dawson has been named director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. She will continue to hold her current positions as William Cleland Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Duke’s department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Duke Center on Autism and Brain Development.

Dr. Dawson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Whitney Lucas Molitor has been named editor for the Productive Aging Special Interest Section, a quarterly publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is an assistant professor in the department of occupational therapy at the University of South Dakota.

Dr. Lucas Molitor holds a doctorate in occupational therapy from the University of South Dakota.

Eluned Jones has been named the founding director of the Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University. She has served as a professor at the university since 2012.

Dr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. She holds a master’s degree from North Carolina State University and a doctorate in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.

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