Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

Lucie Schmidt was appointed the John J. Gibson Professor of Economics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She is an empirical microeconomist working in the fields of labor and health economics and the economics of the family. She joined the faculty in 2002 and has served two terms as chair of the college’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Professor Schmidt is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she majored in government. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.

Mary-Louise Timmermans was named the Damon Wells Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Her research focuses on the dynamics and variability of the Arctic Ocean, sea ice and climate. Dr. Timmermans joined the Yale faculty in 2009. Earlier, she served on the faculty at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.

Professor Timmermans holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in England.

Amy Laurel Fluker has been named the Robert W. Reeder I Memorial Endowed Professor of History at Youngstown State University in Ohio. Dr. Fluker’s research focuses on the intersection between regional identity and Civil War commemoration in the American West. She joined the faculty at Youngstown State in 2018

Dr. Fluker holds a bachelor’s degree in American history from Westminster College in Missouri and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Mississippi.

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