Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Universities

Justine M. Andrews, an associate professor in the department of art at the University of New Mexico was appointed the director for the Institute of Medieval Studies. Professor Andrews is only the third director in the program’s 34-year history.

Dr. Andrews joined the faculty at the Univerity of New Mexico in 2004. She holds a Ph.D. from the Univerity of California, Los Angeles.

Charrise Barron is a new assistant professor of Africana studies and music at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. For the past two years she has been a postdoctoral research fellow at Brown.

Dr. Barron holds a master of divinity degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. in African and African American studies, with a secondary field of study in ethnomusicology, from Harvard University.

Monique Rocca, an associate professor in the department of ecosystem science and sustainability at Colorado State University, was appointed associate dean for academic affairs in the Warner College of Natural Resources at the university. Dr. Rocca also serves as co-chair of the Council for Gender Equity on the Faculty.

Dr. Rocca earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in ecology from Duke University.

Jennifer R. Smith, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named to the new position of vice provost for educational initiatives. The appointment is effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Smith joined the Washington University faculty in 2002 as an assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences.

Dr. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. She holds a master’s degree in geology and a Ph.D. in earth and environmental science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Nicole Patton Terry, the Olive & Manuel Bordas Professor of Education at Florida State University, was appointed director of the Florida Center for Reading Research, a multidisciplinary research center that investigates all aspects of reading and reading-related skills across the lifespan. Dr. Terry joined the faculty at Florida State in 2018 after teaching at Georgia State University for 12 years.

Professor Terry holds a bachelor’s degree in human communication sciences, a master’s degree in learning disabilities, and a Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders, all from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Suzzette Shaw Goldmon has been named assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She has served on the faculty at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Austin Peay State University, and the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Goldman holds a bachelor’s degree in general dietetics and food systems administration and a master’s degree in food science and nutrition from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She earned a Ph.D. in hospitality and tourism management from Oklahoma State University.

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