Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

Jianghong Liu has been named the Marjorie O. Rendell Endowed Professor in Healthy Transitions at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. Dr. Liu is a professor of nursing and co-director of the Global Health Minor at the nursing school. She also serves as the associate editor of Research in Nursing and Health. Dr. Liu’s research explores early health factors that affect children and adolescent’s cognitive and emotional/behavioral development.

Professor Liu holds a master’s degree in nursing and a Ph.D. from the Univerity of California, Los Angeles.

Syd Carpenter was appointed to the Peggy Chan Professorship in Black Studies at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. An artist, Professor Carpenter’s work is represented in 17 collections nationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Professor Carpenter holds a bachelor of fine arts degree and a master of fine arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Gannit Ankori was named the Henry and Lois Foster Director and chief curator of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dr. Ankori is a professor of art history and theory in the departments of fine arts and women, gender and sexuality studies at the university. Before coming to Brandeis in 2010, Dr. Ankori had served as the Henya Sharef Professor of Humanities and chair of the art history department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and as a visiting associate professor at Harvard Divinity school.

A native of Jerusalem, Dr. Ankori holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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