Universities Have Announced the Appointment of Three Women to Endowed Chairs

Sarbani Basu has been appointed the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Astronomy at Yale University. A member of the faculty since 2000, Dr. Basu is the current chair of the department of astronomy. Her research is centered on helioseismology, or the study of the structure and dynamics of the sun.

Dr. Basu is a graduate of Women’s Christian College in Chennai, India. She earned a master’s degree in physics at the University of Poona in Pune, India, and a Ph.D. in physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India.

April Kloxin was appointed the Thomas and Kipp Gutshall Development Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. Dr. Kloxin joined the faculty at the University of Delaware in 2011 and was promoted to associate professor in 2018.

Dr. Kloxin holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University. She earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Jennine Capó Crucet was named the Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska. She has published three novels including Make Your Home Among Strangers (Picador, 2016) and My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education (Picador, 2019).

Professor Crucet is a graduate of Cornell University, where she majored in English and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. She holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Minnesota.

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