New Assignments for Eight Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Andrea J. Liu, Hepburn Professor of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, was appointed director of the new Center for Soft and Living Matter, a joint project of the School of Arts & Sciences and Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the university. Dr. Liu joined the faculty in 2004 after teaching for a decade at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Professor Liu is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a Ph.D. at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson was promoted to associate professor of sexuality, women’s, and gender studies at Amherst College in Massachusetts. She was also granted tenure. Dr. Henderson is affiliated with the English and Black studies departments as well as the film and media studies program

A native of Chicago, Dr. Henderson is the author of Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture (University of North Carolina Press, 2020).

Anne Hogan, dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at the University of Memphis, was appointed acting director of the new Institute for Arts and Health at the university. Areas of interest for the newly established Institute include research centered around expressive arts therapy, ways that an environment or space can be improved to affect overall health and wellbeing, and strategies for instilling healthy habits in artists through appropriate and supportive physical and mental practices.

Dr. Hogan is the former director of education at the Royal Academy of Dance in London. Once a member of the Boston Ballet, Dr. Hogan holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Harvard University and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English literature from Brown University.

Julia Jones was named a University Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University. Dr. Jones is head of the geography program in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, where her research focuses on land use, climate change, and the impact of forest management practices on water systems.

Professor Jones is a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she majored in economic development. She holds a master’s degree in international relations and a Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Chandice Haste-Jackson, associate teaching professor in the department of human development and family science at Syracuse University in New York, has been given the added duties as interim director of the First-Year Seminar program at the university. Dr. Haste-Jackson teaches courses on intimate relationships and gender roles, family development, relationship development and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. Dr. Haste-Jackson earned a master’s degree in behavioral sciences at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. in child and family studies from Syracuse University.

Kristen Intemann, professor of ethics, philosophy of science, and feminist philosophy at Montana State University’s College of Letters and Science, was appointed the director of the new Center for Science, Technology, Ethics and Society at the university. Dr. Intemann joined the faculty at the university in 2005. She is the first woman to have been promoted to full professor of philosophy at Montana State.

Professor Intemann is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where she majored in political philosophy and ethics. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Washington.

Muriel Poston was appointed vice president for strategic initiatives at Claremont McKenna College in California, effective June 1. Dr. Poston is a professor of environmental science at Pitzer College, another of the Claremont colleges.

Dr. Poston is a graduate of Stanford University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a juris doctorate from the University of Maryland.

Karyn Frick was named a Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She studies the cellular-level questions about memory formation in mammals where the effects of aging, hormones, and environmental stimulation are similar to those in humans. Dr. Frick joined the faculty at the university in 2010 after teaching at Yale University.

Professor Frick is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she majored in psychology and biology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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