Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Jennifer Lodge was appointed vice president for research and innovation at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She will also hold a faculty appointment in the School of Medicine’s department of molecular genetics and microbiology. Dr. Lodge has been serving as vice chancellor for research and senior associate dean for research for the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Lodge earned her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in Ohio. She holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from Washington University.

Tracey Conti has been appointed as chair of the department of family medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She has been on the medical school faculty since 2005. Her research interests include health disparities and healthcare delivery to underserved communities, medical education, and women’s health issues.

Dr. Conti is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, where she majored in biology. She earned her medical degree at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Lindy Elkins-Tanton, a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, was named a Regents Professor. She studies planetary sciences, from formation to interaction with other planets and their atmosphere. 

Professor Elkins-Tanton holds a bachelor’s degree in geology and a Ph.D. in geology and geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Angela Williams, assistant vice chancellor and executive director of the Career Development Center at the University of Arkansas, is leaving the Division of Student Affairs and taking a new role as teaching assistant professor in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the university. She has been the director of the Career Development Center since 2011.

Dr. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in counseling education, and a doctorate in adult education, all from the University of Arkansas.

Nicole Roberson has been named as executive director of the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access at the School of Education of the University of Mississippi. She will also serve as an instructor of secondary science education at the university.

Roberson holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in secondary education in biology from the University of Mississippi.

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