Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Take on New Duties

Jill Irvine is the inaugural chief professional and continuing education officer at the University of Vermont. Most recently she served as interim senior vice president and provost at the University of Oklahoma. At the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Irvine served as a faculty member in international and area studies, senior vice provost, vice provost for faculty, director of community engagement, founding director of the Center for Social Justice, and chair of women’s and gender studies.

Dr. Irvine earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.

Charreau Bell, a senior data scientist at the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute and research assistant professor of computer science, has been named the faculty director of the undergraduate data science minor.

Dr. Bell holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Meagen Rosenthal, an associate professor in the department of pharmacy administration at the University of Mississippi, has been named the inaugural interim executive director of the William Magee Enco Institute for Student Wellbeing at the university. Dr. Rosenthal joined the faculty at the university in 2014.

Dr. Rosenthal earned a master’s degree in sociology and a doctorate in experimental medicine at the University of Alberta in Canada.

Kerry Lee is a new assistant professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Her research centers on understanding the factors related to family violence perpetration among racial and ethnic minorities and other marginalized populations.

Dr. Lee earned a master of social work degree at the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Anita Oberbauer was named executive associate dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis. She joined the faculty at the university in 1989.

Professor Oberbauer earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology at the University of California, Davis. She holds a Ph.D. in animal science from Cornell University and completed postdoctoral fellowships in perinatal biology at Loma Linda University in California and biological chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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