New Roles in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

Andreja Novakovic was appointed associate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. She was an associate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. Earlier in her career, she taught at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Dr. Novakovis’ research concentrates on 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy, with a primary interest in Hegel.

Dr. Novakovic is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, where she majored in philosophy and German. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York City.

Keena Arbuthnot, a professor in the School of Education at Louisiana State University, was given the added duties of associate vice president for humanities, social sciences, and allied fields.

Dr. Arbuthnot received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Central Missouri in 1999. She went on to get her master’s and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rachel Sweet is a new assistant professor of global affairs at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She is also affiliated with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the department of political science.

Dr. Sweet is a graduate of Wheaton College, where she majored in political science. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Northwetern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Monica Lynn Miles has been named associate director of the University at Buffalo’s Great Lakes Program. The role is a joint appointment between the University at Buffalo’s New York Sea Grant program and Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Dr. Miles holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo.

Janice Eberly, the James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor of Finance at Northwestern University was recently elected vice president of the American Economics Association. Before joining the faculty at Northwestern, she taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Eberly served as the assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury from 2011 to 2013.

Professor Eberly was the valedictorian of her graduating class at the University of California, Davis. She earned a Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Natalie Davis was hired as an assistant professor of elementary and secondary education in the College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Dr. Davis is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City, where she majored in secondary science education and psychology. She earned a master’s degree in elementary education from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and a Ph.D. in educational foundations and policy from the University of Michigan.

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