Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Kirsten Martin, a nationally recognized expert in privacy, technology, and corporate responsibility, will be the inaugural William P. and Hazel B. White Professor in the Technology Ethics Center at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She will also serve as a professor of information technology, analytics, and operations in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame. Dr. Martin is currently the Lindner-Gambal Associate Professor of Business Ethics and chair of strategic management and public policy department in the School of Business at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Professor Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan. She holds an MBA and a doctorate from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.

Aviva Briefel was appointed the Edward Little Professor of the English Language and Literature and Cinema Studies at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She joined the faculty in 2000. Professor Briefel has published extensively on Victorian literature and culture and on horror films. She is the author of The Deceivers: Art Forgery and Identity in the Nineteenth Century (Cornell University Press, 2006) and The Racial Hand in the Victorian Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Dr. Briefel is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Harvard Univerity.

Sophie Paczesny was appointed to the Cancer Stem Cell SmartState – Sally Abney Rose Endowed Chair in Stem Cell Biology and Therapy at the Hollings Cancer Center of the Medical University of South Carolina. She will also be a co-leader of the Cancer Immunology program at the Hollings Cancer Center. Dr. Paczesney has been serving as the Nora Letzter Endowed Chair of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Paczesney earned a doctorate and medical degree from Paris University in France, where she completed her residency and fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplantation.

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