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Pew Research Center Report Documents Gender Gap in STEM Degree Attainment and Employment

Pew Research Center Report Documents Gender Gap in STEM Degree Attainment and Employment

Women now earn a majority of all undergraduate and advanced degrees. But they remain a small share of degree earners in fields like engineering and computer science – areas where they are significantly underrepresented in the workforce. And when women do find work in STEM fields they tend to earn less than men.

Study Finds That Women Faculty Perceive Unfairness in Workloads

Study Finds That Women Faculty Perceive Unfairness in Workloads

The researchers, led by Joya Mira, a professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, found that faculty members in departments with greater transparency in workloads – knowing not only what they do, but what their colleagues do – perceive their departments as having more equitable workloads.

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Dr. Whitten has served as president of Kennesaw State University in Georgia since 2018. From 2014 to 2018, she was provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier in her career, Dr. Whitten was dean of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.

Lorin Basden Arnold  Appointed Provost at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania

Lorin Basden Arnold Appointed Provost at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Basden Arnold comes to Kutztown University from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs for the past three years. She is also a professor of communication at the university.

Stanford University Study Finds Women Suffer "Zoom Fatigue" Far More Than Men

Stanford University Study Finds Women Suffer “Zoom Fatigue” Far More Than Men

The researchers found that what contributed most to the feeling of exhaustion among women was an increase in what social psychologists describe as “self-focused attention” triggered by the self-view in video conferencing. That prolonged self-focus can produce negative emotions, or what the researchers call “mirror anxiety.”

The First Woman to Be Named President of a Public Research University in Oklahoma

The First Woman to Be Named President of a Public Research University in Oklahoma

Kayse Shrum has been serving as president of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma, since 2013. She joined the faculty at the medical school in 2002. Earlier, she was a practicing pediatrician in rural Oklahoma.

In Memoriam: Regula A. Meier, 1929-2021

In Memoriam: Regula A. Meier, 1929-2021

Regula Meier, a native of Switzerland was hired to teach German and French part-time at what is now Old Dominion University in the early 1960s. She taught classes at the university until 2016.

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions in Academia

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions in Academia

The four women stepping down from their positions are Jerrilee K. Mosier at Ivy Tech Community College, Jerrilee K. Mosier at Youngstown State University in Ohio, Lisabeth Chabot at Ithaca College in New York, and Lauren Robel at Indiana University.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new titles or roles are Natalia Molina at the Univerity of Southern California, Nine Johnson at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Dianah Wynter at Arizona State University, Sarah Peyre at the University of Rochester, and Grace Musila at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Two Women at Rutgers University Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Two Women at Rutgers University Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Nicole Fleetwood, a professor of American studies and art history in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University New-Brunswick won the award for criticism/ Poet Cathy Park Hong, a professor in the master of one arts degree program in creative writing at Rutgers University-Newark, was honored in the autobiography category.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

Appointed to dean positions are Caroline Freund at the University of California, San Diego, Joanna Grabski at Arizona State University, Kristin Flora at Franklin College in Indiana, Katherine Gregory at Boston College, Debra J. Barsdale at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Jennifer Johnson-Hanks at the University of California, Berkeley.

Ecological Society of America Honors Erika Zavaleta of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Ecological Society of America Honors Erika Zavaleta of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Zavaleta, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has been selected to receive the 2021 Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award from the Ecological Society of America. The award recognizes long-standing contributions toward increasing the diversity of future ecologists through mentoring, teaching, or outreach.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Alicia Timme-Laragy Named Outstanding Young Investigator by the Society of Toxicology

Alicia Timme-Laragy Named Outstanding Young Investigator by the Society of Toxicology

Dr. Timme-Laragy is an associate professor of environmental life sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research aims to elucidate cellular and molecular mechanisms of toxicant-induced oxidative stress in embryonic development and identify later-life consequences of embryonic exposure to oxidative stress.

Hamilton College Has Promoted Five Women Scholars and Granted Them Tenure

Hamilton College Has Promoted Five Women Scholars and Granted Them Tenure

The five women promoted and granted tenure at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York are Catherine Beck in geosciences, Erica De Bruin in government, Susan Jarosi in art history, Jaime Kucinskas in sociology, and Alexandra Plakias in philosophy. Their promotions are effective July 1.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at Large Universities

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at Large Universities

The three women taking on new roles in diversity equity and inclusion are Kerri Thompson Tillett at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Torsheika Maddox at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Shirley J. Everett at Stanford University in California.

International Study Finds a Gender Bias in the Perception of Other People's Pain

International Study Finds a Gender Bias in the Perception of Other People’s Pain

When male and female patients expressed the same amount of pain, observers viewed female patients’ pain as less intense and more likely to benefit from psychotherapy versus medication as compared to men’s pain, exposing a significant patient gender bias that could lead to disparities in treatments.

Lynn Priddy Is the New President of Claremont Lincoln University in California

Lynn Priddy Is the New President of Claremont Lincoln University in California

Dr. Priddy has served on the university’s board of directors for the past two years. She was the interim vice president of academic affairs for the institution from February 2019 to December 2020. Earlier, Dr. Priddy served as provost at National American University, a private for-profit online university headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Domestic Violence in the United States

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Domestic Violence in the United States

A survey sponsored by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence found that intimate partner violence, child abuse, and sexual assault have increased during the pandemic. Also, researchers found that professionals who deal with these issues have faced many barriers to serving victims of domestic violence.

Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin, Names its Next President

Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin, Names its Next President

In her 26 year career at the college, Dr. Jeannie Worden has served in a variety of roles including vice president of student services, vice president of human resources and college advancement, executive director of the NTC Foundation, and currently as executive vice president.

Florida State Study Finds Health Benefits of Religious Service Participation Do Not Extend to All Women

Florida State Study Finds Health Benefits of Religious Service Participation Do Not Extend to All Women

The researchers found that women who attend sexist religious institutions report significantly worse self-rated health than those attending more inclusive congregations. They found that women who attend sexist congregations have the same health as those who do not attend religious services at all and have worse health than women who attend gender-inclusive churches.

Stephanie Erdmann Selected as Leader of Great Falls College in Montana

Stephanie Erdmann Selected as Leader of Great Falls College in Montana

Dr. Erdmann currently serves as the vice president of academic affairs and Rice Lake Campus administrator for Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, a position she has held since 2018. Dr. Erdmann first joined the college in 2015 as a divisional dean in the business program.

Judson College Alumnae Have Stepped Up to Save the Women's College in Alabama

Judson College Alumnae Have Stepped Up to Save the Women’s College in Alabama

Over the month of March, the “All In for Judson” campaign brought in a total of $1,255,273 in statements of financial support from friends, alumnae, and students. Alumnae donated more than half of the total. As a result, the college’s board of trustees approved an operating budget for the 2021-22 academic year.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

In Memoriam: Janice Marie Portman, 1953-2021

In Memoriam: Janice Marie Portman, 1953-2021

Dr. Poorman served for 28 years in numerous positions at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, including associate dean of the Graduate School, director of formation and field education, and professor of the practice in the department of theology.

New Assignments or Roles for Eight Women Who Serve as University Faculty Members

New Assignments or Roles for Eight Women Who Serve as University Faculty Members

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The six women appointed to dean posts are Marie T. Nolan at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Dana A. Williams at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Angie Kamath at New York University, Ann E. Auston at Michigan State University, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro at Rice University in Houston, and Deborah Berke at Yale Univeersity

Rutgers University's Nancy Sinkoff Wins the National Jewish Book Award for Biography

Rutgers University’s Nancy Sinkoff Wins the National Jewish Book Award for Biography

Professor Sinkoff was honored for her biography of Lucy S. Dawidowicz (1915–1990) who was a trailblazing historian in the field now known as Holocaust studies.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

American Society of Church History Recognizes University of Notre Dame Scholar

American Society of Church History Recognizes University of Notre Dame Scholar

Katie Bugyis, an assistant professor in the program of liberal studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, has been awarded the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize from the American Society of Church History. The award honors outstanding scholarship in the history of Christianity by a first-time author.