Williams College in Massachusetts Promotes Three Women to Full Professor

Williams College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has announced the promotion of seven faculty to full professorships. Three of these promotions went to women.

Jessica Chapman was promoted to full professor of history. Her research is focused on Vietnam, decolonization, and the Cold War. Dr. Chapman is the author of Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, The United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam (Cornell University Press, 2013). She is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Lisa Gilbert was appointed professor of geosciences. Her deep-sea research emphasizes the geophysical and geologic structure of mid-ocean ridges, seamounts, and hydrothermal systems. Dr. Gilbert is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington.

LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant was promoted to professor of  Africana studies. She is the author of Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory Among Gullah/Geechee Women (Duke University Press, 2014). Dr. Manigault-Bryant, who joined the Williams College faculty in 2011, is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She holds a master of divinity degree and a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta.

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