New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

Anne Lewis, an associate professor at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, was named division head for Performing Arts. She is the first woman to hold the position. Lewis joined the faculty at the university in 2003.

Lewis is a graduate of DeSales University.

Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, has taken on new duties as associate dean for faculty development in the Arts & Sciences. Dr. Wingfield began her academic career as an assistant professor of sociology at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. In 2006, she joined the faculty at Georgia State University. Dr. Wingfield was promoted to associate professor in 2012. She was appointed professor of sociology at Washington University in 2015.

Dr. Wingfield is the author of No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work (Temple University Press, 2013). Professor Wingfield is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Rebecca Tarvin is a new assistant professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research is focused on molecular and genomic mechanisms underlying adaptation and evolution, using poisonous frogs, snakes, and nudibranchs.

Dr. Tarvin is a graduate of Boston University, where she majored in biology. She earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mitzi Montoya, a professor in the department of management, information systems, and entrepreneurship in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University, has assumed the title and duties of special assistant to the dean. Earlier this year she served as provost at the university.

Dr. Montoya holds a bachelor’s degree in applied engineering and science and a Ph.D. in marketing and statistics both from Michigan State University.

Daniela Tuninetti, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was named interim chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering. Dr. Tuninetti joined the faculty at the university in 2005. She is the youngest of the full professors in the department, and one of two women to serve as full professors.

Dr. Tuninetti earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Torino in Italy. She holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the TelecomParisTech in France.

Eun-Ok Im, the Mary T. Champagne professor and associate dean for research development and regulatory affairs at Duke University, was named senior associate dean for research and innovation at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She will begin her new position on January 1.

Dr. Im holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing science and a master’s degree in public health from Seoul National University in Korea. She holds a master’s degree in nursing and a Ph.D. in nursing science from the University of California, San Francisco.

Shelia Cotten was named Provost’s Distinguished Professor and associate vice president for research development at Clemson University in South Carolina. When she joins the faculty next fall, Dr. Cotten will have an appointment in the sociology, anthropology and criminal justice department and a joint appointment in the department of communication. Currently, Dr. Cotten is a Michigan State University Foundation professor and associate chair for research in the department of media and information.

Professor Cotten earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from North Carolina State University.

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