Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Universities

Melanie K. Prusakowski has been promoted from assistant to associate dean for admissions at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She is an associate professor of both pediatrics and emergency medicine at the medical school.

Dr. Prusakowski earned her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology at Princeton University. She is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey — Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Cheryl Holder, an associate professor in the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, has been given the added duties of interim associate dean of diversity, equity, inclusivity, and community initiatives for the medical college.

Dr. Holder joined the faculty at the medical school in 2009. She earned her medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Ashley Steffens, an associate professor in the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia, will take on the additional duties of associate dean of academic affairs. She joined the faculty at the university in 2005.

Steens earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of North Carolina at Ashville. She holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia.

Kim Warren, an associate professor in history at the University of Kansas, is the new associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the university’s School of Social Work. Prior to joining the university’s faculty in 2004, Dr. Warren served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Slovak Republic.

Dr. Warren received a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Yale University. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in history from Stanford University.

Camille Wilson, a professor of educational foundations, leadership & policy in the department of educational studies at the University of Michigan, was named to a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship at the university. The appointment is awarded to senior faculty members who have made significant contributions to excellence as demonstrated by a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship, teaching, or service and engagement.

Dr. Wilson joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2014 after teaching at Wayne State University in Detroit. She is a graduate of Whittier College in California, where he majored in political science. Dr. Wilson holds a master’s degree in educational studies from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in urban schooling from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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