Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Bimpe Z. Adenusi is the new director of the nurse anesthesia program at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She most recently served as a certified registered nurse anesthetist for Society Hill Anesthesia Consultants, Premier Anesthesia, and NorthStar Anesthesia servicing several hospitals in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Dr. Adenusi is a graduate of Indiana State University. She holds a master’s degree in nurse anesthesia from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a Ph.D. from New Mexico State University.

Arifa Raza was appointed an assistant professor of criminal justice and criminology at Washington State University. She has been on the staff at the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center.

Dr. Raza holds a master’s degree in justice studies from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in ethnic studies from the University of California, Riverside. She also holds a juris doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was editor-in-chief of the Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review.

Bona Kang is a new assistant professor of education at Ohio Wesleyan University. She has been a lecturer at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her research interests focus on elementary school children’s cognition and development in mathematics.

Dr. Kang holds a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science and a Ph.D. in education development in mathematics and science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Camilla Fojas was appointed director of the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She has been serving as a professor and chair of the department of media studies with a joint appointment in the department of American studies at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Border Optics: Surveillance Cultures on the U.S.-Mexico Frontier (New York University Press, 2021).

Dr. Fojas is a graduate of the Univerity of California, Santa Cruz. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University.

Carrie Scanga was promoted to full professor of art at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She joined the faculty at the college in 2009. She teaches classes in printmaking, drawing, and installation art.

Professor Scanga is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Washington.

Jaimee Wriston Colbert was appointed Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University in New York. She is the author of eight novels, including her latest work How Not to Drown (Alcove Press, 2021). Professor Wriston Colbert joined the faculty at the university in 2001.

Professor Wriston Colbert is a graduate of the University of Washington, where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Jennifer Mascott will become the new co-executive director of The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School in Fairfax, Virginia. Mascott returned to the Scalia Law School faculty as assistant professor of law in January 2021, after serving in the U.S. Department of Justice as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel.

Mascott is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School. She then clerked for then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh in his term on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

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