A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Karen Tani was named the Seaman Family University Professor, with faculty appointments in the Carey Law School and in the department of history at the University of Pennsylvania. She will also hold the title of a Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor. Professor Tani is currently a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, where she has taught since 2011. She is the author of States of Dependency: Welfare, Rights, and American Governance, 1935-1972 (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Dr. Tani is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She was the inaugural graduate of the J.D./Ph.D. Program in American Legal History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Linda Dusman has been named to the Bearman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is a professor and chair of the department of music at the university. Dr. Dusman is the former holder of the Jeppeson Chair in Music at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is the founding editor of I Resound Press, a digital archive for music by women composers.

Professor Dusman is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in music from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Cathy Eng was appointed to the David H. Johnson Chair in Surgical and Medical Oncology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. She was recruited to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston last fall. She was on the faculty there for 17 years.

Dr. Eng received her medical degree from the Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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