Seven Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

April J. Morris was promoted to associate professor of art history and archaeology at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Her research focuses on medieval European art. She is the co-editor of The Crusades and Visual Culture (Routledge, 2016).

Dr. Morris is a graduate of Hood College, where she majored in English and art. She holds a master’s degree in art history from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kimberly Moffitt was promoted to full professor in the doctoral program in Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is also past president of the university’s Faculty Senate. Professor Moffet has been co-editor of four books including Gladiators in Suits: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Representation in Scandal (Syracuse University Press, 2019).

Dr. Moffitt earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a master’s degree in communication from Boston University, and a doctorate in mass communication and media studies from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Carrie Koffman, an associate professor of instrumental studies (saxophone) at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, was awarded tenure. Earlier in her career, she taught at Pennsylvania State University, the University of New Mexico, and Boston College.

Dr. Koffman is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She holds a master’s degree in music from the University of North Texas.

Ranelle Nissen has been named chair of the department of occupational the University of South Dakota. She joined the faculty at the university in 2011. Her research focuses on the use of telehealth for occupational therapy.

Dr. Nissen earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of South Dakota. She holds a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University.

Emily Ho, the leader of Oregon State University’s Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health and an internationally recognized expert in the study of nutrients and chronic disease, has been named the next endowed chair and director of the university’s Linus Pauling Institute. Dr. Ho joined the faculty at the university’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences in 2001.

Dr. Ho is a graduate of the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, where she majored in nutrition sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in human nutrition from Ohio State University.

Anne Lambright, dean of academic a!airs and professor of language and culture studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, has been named the next head of the department of modern languages at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She joined the Trinity College faculty in 2000. Professor Lambright will begin her new job on July 1.

Dr. Lambright is the author of Andean Truths: Transitional Justice, Ethnicity, and Cultural Production in Post-Shining Path Peru (Liverpool University Press, 2016). Professor Lambright is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a triple major in Spanish, history, and Latin American studies. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Latin American literature from the University of Texas.

Connie Schaffer, an associate professor teacher education at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, was given the added duties as director of Ombuds Services at the university. Dr. Schaffer was worked at the University of Nebraska-Omaha for 20 years, beginning as a staff member in what was once Student Services and most recently serving as a College of Education faculty member.

Dr. Schaffer is a graduate of Kansas State University. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska-Omaha

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