New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

Melissa Sanchez was appointed director of the Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the university and the author of Erotic Subjects: The Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Dr. Sanchez holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine.

Roslyn Satchel was named director of research for the newly created Radow Institute for Social Equity at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She has been serving as the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Communication at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and a Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society Fellow at Harvard Law School.

Dr. Satchel is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in communication. She holds a master of divinity degree and a juris doctorate from Emory University in Atlanta and a Ph.D. in media and public affairs from Louisiana State University.

Marina Catallozzi was appointed the inaugural vice president of health and wellness and chief health officer at Barnard College in New York City. While taking on new duties, Dr. Catallozzi will retain her positions as vice chair for education in the department of pediatrics and as an associate professor of pediatrics in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.

Dr. Catallozzi earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience in 1992 from Brown University and her medical degree in 1996 from the Brown University School of Medicine.

Ebony Copeland was appointed director of the student health center and assistant professor in the department of community and family medicine in the College of Medicine at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Dr. Copeland served as director of adolescent medicine at Morris Heights Health Center in the Bronx, New York.

Dr. Copeland is a graduate of Hampton University in Virginia. She earned a master of public health degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a medical doctorate from the University of Kansas.

Melissa C. Johnson has been named associate vice president and associate dean for undergraduate education at Pennsylvania State University. She was a professor and chair of the department of focused inquiry at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Professor Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in English and fine arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She holds a master of fine arts degree in poetry and a doctorate in 20th-century British literature and women’s studies from the University of South Carolina.

Chantel Smith is a new assistant professor of economics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She conducts research in economic history, institutions, various types of discrimination, and K-12 education.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where she majored in business economics. She holds a master’s degree in applied economics from American University in Washington, D.C., and a doctorate from Howard University in Washington D.C.

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