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

Kajal Gulati is a new assistant professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She had worked with the International Food Policy Research Institute in India on issues of food security and technology adaption. 

Dr. Gulati holds a master of public administration degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She earned a Ph.D. in agriculture and research economics from the University of California, Davis.

Krystle Kuhs was appointed associate professor of epidemiology and co-director of the Markey Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at the University of Kentucky. Earlier, Dr. Kuhs served as an assistant professor in the department of medicine at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Kuhs holds a master of public health degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She earned a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences/pharmacology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Gillian Ice, a professor of social medicine at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University, has been appointed special assistant to the president for public health operations at the university. Dr. Ice joined the faculty at the university in 2020.

Professor Ice is a graduate of Washington Univerity in St. Louis, where she majored in anthropology. She holds a master’s degree in anthropology from Hunter College of the City University of New York, a master of public health degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Ohio State University.

Bridget Willeford has been named university veterinarian and director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources at Mississippi State University. Dr. Willeford has served as a clinical veterinarian at the university since 2004. She has taught classes in lab animal health management and lab animal technical skills.

Dr. Willeford holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Mississippi State University.

Lindsey Gustafson, Arkansas Bar Foundation Professor of Law at William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been given the added duties of associate dean of academic affairs at the law school. She joined the faculty at the law school in 1998.

Professor Gustafson holds a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctorate from Brigham Young University in Provo. Utah.

Colette Morrow was promoted to full professor of English at Purdue Univerity Northwest in Hammond, Indiana. She was the director of the women studies program at the university before joining the faculty at Purdue University Calumet in 1994. Professor Morrow is the former president of the National Women¹s Studies Association.

Professor Morrow holds a Ph.D. from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

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