A Dozen Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Kym Rice, an associate professor of museum studies at George Washington University, was given the added duties of interim director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the university. She has been serving as the assistant director for academic affairs at the school. Dr. Rice has been associated with the museum studies program at the university since 1996.

Dr. Rice is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, where she majored in art history. She holds a master’s degree in American studies from the University of Hawaii and a Ph.D. in American studies from George Washington University.

Frances Williams has been named associate vice president for research and sponsored programs at Tennessee State University. She currently serves as associate dean for graduate studies and research in the university’s College of Engineering.

Dr. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree both in electrical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Eri Millrod was appointed an assistant professor of dance therapy and dance science in the Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. She has been serving as an adjunct faculty member in the graduate program in dance/movement therapy and counseling at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

A graduate of Barnard College in New York City, Millrod holds a master’s degree in dance movement analysis and therapy from New York University. She is completing work on a Ph.D. in creative arts therapies at Drexel University.

Veronica Adama Yon has been elected the next national president of the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Inc. She is an associate professor of English at Florida A&M University.

Dr. Yon holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in English from Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Corbin M. Campbell was named associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Education at American University in Washington, D.C. She was an associate professor of higher education at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City.

Dr. Campbell is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in educational policy from the University of Maryland.

Rose Shumba was appointed chair of the computer science department at Bowie State University in Maryland. She was a senior professor in the cyber science department at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Dr. Shumba is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe, where she  majored in computer science. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Manchester in England and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Birmingham in England.

Aimee Dalenta was appointed chair of the department of early childhood education at Springfield Technical Community College in Massachusetts. She was an assistant professor at Goodwin College in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Dr. Dalenta is a graduate of Springfield College in Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree from Western New England University in Springfield and an educational doctorate from American International College in Springfield.

Maureen O’ Rourke, a professor of law and former dean of the law school at Boston University, was appointed associate provost for faculty affairs at the university. Prior to joining the faculty at the university in 1993, Professor O’Rourke was an in-house attorney for IBM.

Professor O’Rourke is a summa cum laude graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She earned a juris doctorate at Yale Law School.

Kim LeDuff ws appointed vice president for academic engagement and student affairs at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She is a professor of communication at the university. Before joining the faculty in 2103, Dr. LeDuff taught at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. LeDuff is a graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Maryland College Park and a Ph.D. in mass communication from Indiana University.

Melodie Wyttenbach has been appointed executive director of the Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. She was an assistant professor at the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program in the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Dr. Wyttenbach is a graduate of Saint Louis University, where she majored in geology and environmental science. She holds a master’s degree in urban education and leadership from Mount Mary College and a doctorate in doctoral studies in educational leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Patti Berg-Poppe is the new chair of the department of physical therapy at the University of South Dakota. She joined the faculty at the university in 2006.

Dr. Berg-Poppe is a graduate of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She holds a master’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Kentucky and a master of physical therapy degree and a Ph.D. in counseling and psychology education from the University of South Dakota.

Ruth Moon Mari will join the faculty at the Manship School of Mass Communication of Louisiana State University in the fall 2019 as an assistant professor in media and public affairs. She has been serving as the editor of Response, Seattle Pacific University’s alumni magazine.

Dr. Moon Mari is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, where she majored in English literature. She earned a master’s degree in political science from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She holds a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Washington.

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