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Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

In Memoriam: Margaret L. Crist

In Memoriam: Margaret L. Crist

Margo Crist served as assistant director of libraries at the Univerity of Michigan from 1990 to 1997. Then she was appointed director of libraries at the University of Massachusetts.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

Lani Guinier was the first woman of color to be a tenured professor at Harvard Law School. Earlier, she taught for 10 years at the law school of the University of Pennsylvania.

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Taking on new assignments are Tarina Kang at the University of Southern California, Cynthia Osborne at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Airea D. Matthews of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and Teresa Seefeldt of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at South Dakota State University.

Syracuse University Scholar Wins Book Prize for Her Study of Non-Governmental Organizations in Egypt

Syracuse University Scholar Wins Book Prize for Her Study of Non-Governmental Organizations in Egypt

Catherine E. Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York, has been awarded the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.

Three Women Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Three Women Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Alena Allen has been named interim dean of the School of Law at the University of Arkansas. Kim Creamer will serve as dean of education and social/behavioral sciences. at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, and Raelene Brooks was appointed dean of nursing at the University of Phoenix.

Princeton's Bonnie Bassler Chosen to Receive the 2022 Prize Medal From the Microbiology Society

Princeton’s Bonnie Bassler Chosen to Receive the 2022 Prize Medal From the Microbiology Society

The Prize Medal from the Microbiology Society is awarded annually “to an outstanding microbiologist who is a global leader in their field and whose work has had a far-reaching impact beyond the discipline of microbiology.” Dr. Bassler will be honored at the society’s annual conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in April.

Seven Women Administrators Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Seven Women Administrators Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Mary Sauceda at Texas Woman’s University, Rachelle Hernandez at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Jonica Burke at Shawnee State University in Ohio, Lauren A. Turner at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Joanne L. Smikle at Towson University in Maryland, Susan Schaurer at Wright State University in Ohio, and Andrea Kowlow at Virginia Tech.

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw is the Promise Institute Professor of Human Rights at the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University. She was honored by the Association of American Law Schools for her work on critical race theory and intersectionality.”

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

The four women who have been appointed to endowed faculty positions are Mara Rúbia André Alves de Lima at Rutgers University, Kristin Cline at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, Teresa L. Smallwood at the United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, and Jodi Forlizzi at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Four Women Who Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The four women taking on new roles as diversity officers are Liliana Madrid at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, Sharon Perry-Fantini at Iowa State University, Krishauna Hines-Gaither at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, and Cindy Crusto, at the Yale School of Medicine.

Gender Differences in the Age of Doctoral Degree Recipients in the United States

Gender Differences in the Age of Doctoral Degree Recipients in the United States

On average, women who earned doctorates in 2020 were 31.8 years old when they received their doctoral degrees. For men, the average age was 31.3. On average, women who earned doctorates in 2020 took 9.2 years after they graduated from college to earn their degree. For men, it took an average of 8.3 years.

Rosemary Allen Will Be the First Woman to Lead Georgetown College in Kentucky in Its 193-Year History

Rosemary Allen Will Be the First Woman to Lead Georgetown College in Kentucky in Its 193-Year History

Since 2004, Dr. Allen has served as provost and dean of Georgetown College. She is the first woman to serve in these roles at the college. Dr. Allen is also a professor of English. She was the founder and chair of Georgetown’s Honors Program from 2001-2004. Dr. Allen also has been the chair of the department of English and the division of humanities.

Ohio State University Study Finds Women Sports Fans Rarely Attend Sporting Events

Ohio State University Study Finds Women Sports Fans Rarely Attend Sporting Events

A new study by researchers at Ohio State University finds that American women who identify as passionate sports fans don’t watch or attend athletic events much more frequently than women who say they aren’t as interested in sports. “Sport is commonly assumed to be a masculine activity,” explains Frances Sutton a doctoral student in anthropology […]

Angela K. Wilson Is the New President of the American Chemical Society

Angela K. Wilson Is the New President of the American Chemical Society

Angela K. Wilson is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Michigan State University. She is a prominent scholar in the fields of theoretical and computational chemistry. Before joining the faculty at Michigan State, Dr. Wilson was the director of the Chemistry Division at the National Science Foundation from 2016 to 2018.

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Work Interruptions for Employees Working at Home Due to the Pandemic

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Work Interruptions for Employees Working at Home Due to the Pandemic

The researchers found that even when both partners worked from home, the woman reported more demands related to childcare and household tasks. Women reported more interruptions than men did prior to the pandemic, but this difference has only increased. Women also noted more frequent interruptions from co-workers and supervisors while working from home than did men.

Bárbara Medina Named the New Leader of Northern New Mexico College in Espanola

Bárbara Medina Named the New Leader of Northern New Mexico College in Espanola

Dr. Medina is an educational consultant based in Albuquerque and Denver. Earlier, she served as director of English language acquisition programs for the Denver public schools and was assistant commissioner for innovation and transformation for the Colorado Department of Education.

In Memoriam: Mona Meyers Wheatley, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Mona Meyers Wheatley, 1934-2021

Mona Wheatly, a long-time development officer for Middlebury College in Vermont, died late last year in Dallas, Texas. She served in many roles in the development office, culminating in her fundraising work for Middlebury’s bicentennial celebration in 2000.

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

In Memoriam: Christine Grant, 1936-2021

In Memoriam: Christine Grant, 1936-2021

Dr. Grant came to the University of Iowa in 1968. After earning bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, she was named director of the women’s athletic department at the university. She held that position until 2000.

President of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania Abruptly Resigns

President of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania Abruptly Resigns

Cecilia M. McCormick, who became the first woman president of Elizabethtown College in July 2019, cited the time requirements associated with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic during her brief tenure as president and her desire to focus on her personal and family life as the reasons for her departure.

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Fennema, 1928-2021

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Fennema, 1928-2021

Dr. Fennema served as a professor of education at the University of Wisconsin. Her scholarly interests focused on two main themes: gender issues related to mathematics, and teachers’ cognitions as they influence instruction and learning.

Two Women Scholars Who Have Been Named Chair of Their Academic Departments

Two Women Scholars Who Have Been Named Chair of Their Academic Departments

Emily Liu has been named head of the department of industrial and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York, and Miranda Drake has accepted the position of chair overseeing the dental hygiene department at the University of South Dakota.

Adriana Perez Receives the Research Recognition Award From the National Hispanic Council on Aging

Adriana Perez Receives the Research Recognition Award From the National Hispanic Council on Aging

Dr. Perez’s work focuses on programs to increase physical activity among older Latinos. Few physical activity interventions are designed for older Latinos and there is strong evidence that increasing physical activity reduces the risk of cognitive decline among previously sedentary individuals.

A Pair of Women Who Will Be Serving as Deans

A Pair of Women Who Will Be Serving as Deans

M. Daniele Fallin was appointed the James W. Curran Dean of Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and Kathryn Drager has been named interim dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education at Pennsylvania State University.

Bowdoin College Professor Wins the Salvatori Prize From the Claremont Institute in California

Bowdoin College Professor Wins the Salvatori Prize From the Claremont Institute in California

Jean Yarbrough is the Gary M. Pendy Sr. Professor of Social Sciences at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She was honored for her “understanding of, and actions taken to, preserve and foster the principles upon which the United States was built.”

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Amy B. Kweskin at Washington Univerity in St. Louis, Rachelle Feldman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Valeda F. Dent at Emory University in Atlanta, Erin Rongers at the University of Arkansas, Maria Rios at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lacey Gordon at Mississippi State University, and Melanie E. Jones at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Professor Darla Goeres of Montana State University Named Professor of the Year by ASTM International

Professor Darla Goeres of Montana State University Named Professor of the Year by ASTM International

ASTM International – formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials – is the primary organization that develops technical standards for a wide range of materials and other goods. Dr. Goeres was honored for her work developing standards for biofilms.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women scholars who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Amy Weaver at Youngstown State University, Cynthia Richards at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, Renee Cunningham-Williams at Arizona State University, and Onnolee Nordstrom at North Dakota State University.

Five Women Appointed to Leadership Positions at Georgia State University

Five Women Appointed to Leadership Positions at Georgia State University

Georgia State University has announced a number of key appointments to leadership positions. Several of the administrators receiving these appointments are women: Nicolle Parsons-Pollard, Nancy Kropf, Corrie Fountain, Cynthia Lester, and Andrea Jones.

Study Finds the Pandemic Placed Considerable Stress on Mothers Who Worked in Academia

Study Finds the Pandemic Placed Considerable Stress on Mothers Who Worked in Academia

Although there have been notable efforts to improve support for women across academia, the results of the present study emphasized that persistent systemic inequities remain. This study further highlights that these gaps grew exponentially for women in academia, especially mothers, due to the impact of the pandemic on home and family.

Framingham State University in Massachusetts Appoints Nancy Niemi as Its Eighth President

Framingham State University in Massachusetts Appoints Nancy Niemi as Its Eighth President

Dr. Niemi has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. Earlier, she was professor and chair of the education department at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.