Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Amy Kirschke has been appointed director of the School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Kirschke joins Virginia Tech from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she has been a faculty member in the department of art and art history since 2005, serving as the department’s chair from 2013 to 2019. She is the author of Aaron Douglas: Art, Race and the Harlem Renaissance (University Press of Mississippi, 1995) and Art in Crisis: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Art of African American Identity and Memory (Indiana University Press, 2007).

Dr. Kirschke received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University in New Orleans. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in art history and history from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Donyell Roseboro, a professor in the department of instructional technology, foundations and secondary education in the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, was given the added duties of interim chief diversity officer for the university.

Professor Roseboro is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a master’s degree in history from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Marilyn Chin has been appointed the Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence for 2021 at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, Chin’s most recent book is A Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems (W.W. Norton, 2018).

Chin is professor emerita at San Diego State University and is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Chinese literature from the University of Massachusetts and a master of fine arts degree from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Angela Jordan Davis, professor at the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C., was recently confirmed by the board of trustees to the rank of Distinguished Professor of Law. The rank of Distinguished Professor is “reserved for the rare faculty member who has achieved national and international recognition as a premier scholar in her field,” according to the university.

Professor Davis is a summa cum laude graduate of Howard University in Washington. D.C. She earned a juris doctorate at Harvard Law School.

Anne O’Leary-Kelly, senior associate dean and the holder of the William R. & Cacilia Howard Chair in Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has been named chair of the Walton Arts Center Council. The Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people attend more than 300 public events at the center.

Professor O’Leary-Kelly is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she majored in psychology. She holds a Ph.D. in business administration and management from Michigan State University.

Michelle M. Duguid, an associate professor of management and organizations in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management in the College of Business at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is the college’s new associate dean for diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Dr. Duguid graduated summa cum laude from Howard University in Washington, D.C., with dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and political science. She received her master’s degree and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

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