A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

Ellen Perry was appointed the Monsignor Edward G. Murray Professor in the Arts and Humanities at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Perry joined the college in 1997, was tenured in 2004, and promoted to the rank of professor in 2017. Her scholarly expertise is in classical archeology, Roman art and architecture, ancient religious spaces, and archeological ethics.

Professor Perry is a graduate of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where she majored in Greek and minored in Latin. She went on to earn a master’s degree and Ph.D. in classical art and archaeology from the University of Michigan.

Martha Feldman has been named the Ferdinand Schevill Distinguished Service Professor in the department of music at the University of Chicago. A cultural historian, Dr. Feldman centers her scholarship on different vernacular music from 1500 to the present. She has served on the university’s faculty since 1991 and is a former president of the American Musicological Society.

Dr. Feldman holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Suzanne Shanahan was named the  Leo and Arlene Hawk Director at the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She has been serving as the Nannerl O. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and associate research professor in sociology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She has been on the faculty at Duke for 24 years.

Dr. Shanahan received her bachelor’s degree in international studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and her master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from Stanford University in California.

Linda Comer, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, will be the inaugural holder of the Dr. Keith R. Berend Endowed Chair in Nursing. This is the first endowed chair for the nursing school.

Professor Comer earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She holds a master’s degree in community counseling, a master’s degree in nursing, and a Ph.D. in curricular foundations of education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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