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Laura Bloomberg Named the Eighth President of Cleveland State University in Ohio

Laura Bloomberg Named the Eighth President of Cleveland State University in Ohio

Dr. Bloomberg became provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Cleveland State on September 1, 2021. She previously served eight years as dean and as associate dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

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.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Designated for New Roles

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Designated for New Roles

Taking on new roles are Zheng Jennifer Huang at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, Cristina Davis at the University of California, Davis, Marcia Ostrom at Washington State University, and Samantha Baskind at Cleveland State University.

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Ingrid Guerra-López at George Mason University in Virginia, Susan Shelangoskie at Siena Height University in Michigan, Marianne Baernholdt at the University of Virginia, Nandita Mani at the University of Massachusetts, Stephanie Shonekan at the University of Maryland, and Jolie Graybill at North Dakota State University.

Two Women Scholars Win Waterman Awards From the National Science Foundation

Two Women Scholars Win Waterman Awards From the National Science Foundation

Jessica E. Tierney is an associate professor of geosciences at the University of Arizona whose research focuses on understanding past climate change. Lara Thompson is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of the District of Columbia, who is being recognized for her innovations in rehabilitation engineering.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new duties are Yakut Gazi at Duke University, Chanelle Reese at the University of Iowa, Jaclyn Rossi at Niagara University, Reneé Watson at Central Michigan University, Julie Payne-Kirchmeier at Indiana University, Mary Duvall at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Romy Riddick at Prinecton University.

University of Arkansas Little Rock Scholar Recognized for Her Contributions to Engineering Communication

University of Arkansas Little Rock Scholar Recognized for Her Contributions to Engineering Communication

Joyce Carter, chair of the department of rhetoric and writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been selected to receive the Alfred N. Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communication from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Professional Communication Society.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions

Thre three women scholars appointed to endowed positions are Elaine Ying Wang in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kimberly Gramm at Tulane University in New Orleans, and Gwendolyn Scott-Jones of Delaware State University.

Laura Carlson Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Delaware

Laura Carlson Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Delaware

Dr. Carlson has been serving as vice president, associate provost, and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame. She joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1994 as an assistant professor of psychology.

Summer Woodside Honored for Her Contributions to School Social Work

Summer Woodside Honored for Her Contributions to School Social Work

Summer Woodside, an associate professor in the social work department at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, is the recipient of the 2022 Gary Lee Shaffer Award for Academic Contributions to the Field of School Social Work.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Post in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Post in Higher Education

Taking on new duties as diversity officers are Belinda Waller-Peterson at Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Tiffany G. Townsend at Purdue University Global, Kristin Dukes at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, and Narketta Sparkman-Key at James Madson University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Amy Kremenek Will Be the Fifth President of Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York

Amy Kremenek Will Be the Fifth President of Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York

For the last seven years, Dr. Kremenek has served as vice president of enrollment, development, and communications at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. For the previous four years, she was vice president of human resources and external relations at the college.

How the Appointment of Women Leaders Can Alter the Mindset of Organizations

How the Appointment of Women Leaders Can Alter the Mindset of Organizations

A new study finds that when women serve as CEOs or board members at a firm, language at the organization shifts, and women are more likely to be associated with traits such as decisiveness and assertiveness – qualities typically associated with male leaders.

Joy Bodin Selected as the New Leader of Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota

Joy Bodin Selected as the New Leader of Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota

Since 2017, Bodin has served as the vice president of academic and student affairs at Central Lakes College, with campuses in Brainerd and Staples, Minnesota. Previously, she served Hennepin Technical College from 1992 to 2017 in several capacities, most recently as academic dean.

Marquette University Study Examines How Employers Can Combat Domestic Violence

Marquette University Study Examines How Employers Can Combat Domestic Violence

Researchers at the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette University in Milwaukee interviewed domestic violence survivors to better understand the impact of domestic violence on employment experiences and guide workplace policies moving forward.

Emily Barnes Appointed Provost at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan

Emily Barnes Appointed Provost at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan

Dr. Barnes has been serving as interim president of Cleary University in Howell, Michigan. She is the first woman to lead that educational institution. Before being named interim president, Dr. Barnes was provost  and executive vice president of academic affairs at Cleary University.

Study Finds That Presidential Elections Can Impact Women's Fertility Rates

Study Finds That Presidential Elections Can Impact Women’s Fertility Rates

New research led by scholars at the University of California, San Diego, finds that Republican-leaning counties saw a sharp rise in birth rates compared to Democratic-leaning counties after Donald J. Trump’s surprise win in the 2016 presidential election. Democratic counties, on the other hand, experienced a baby slump.

Jean Runyon Will Be the Next President of Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville

Jean Runyon Will Be the Next President of Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville

Dr. Runyon currently serves as campus vice president of Front Range Community College in Colorado, where she is the top executive on the Larimer campus. From 2007 to 2015, she worked at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland

In Memoriam: Hannah Rose Arterian, 1949-2022

In Memoriam: Hannah Rose Arterian, 1949-2022

Professor Arterian taught in the College of Law at Arizona State University for 20 years and was the first women to serve as associate dean. In 2002, Professor Arterian was named dean of Syracuse University’s College of Law, a position she held for 13 years.

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.

Louisiana State University Debuts an Oral History Project on Women Political Leaders

Louisiana State University Debuts an Oral History Project on Women Political Leaders

The “Louisiana Women in Politics Oral History Project” will provide not only a historical record from important female public figures on some of Louisiana’s most notable chapters in history, but also document their career reflections and how they navigated unexplored, and sometimes, unwelcoming territory.

In Memoriam: Marice Moylan Wolfe, 1935-2022

In Memoriam: Marice Moylan Wolfe, 1935-2022

In 1973, Wolfe was hired to be head the special collections unit of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt. Two years later she became the first woman to be appointed university archivist, a position she held for 27 years.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Akiko Iwasaki at the Yale Medical School, Samantha Clinkinbeard at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Kristie Bluett at the University of Cincinnati School of Law, Emily Walton at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Bridget Diamond-Welch at the University of South Dakota.

Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Caroline Tolbert of the University of Iowa and Karen Mossberger of Arizona State University are sharing the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize in Academics from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

The new deans are Colleen McGlone at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, René Hauser at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York, Stephanie J. Rowley at the University of Virginia, and Tammi Dice at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Association of American Physicians Honors Columbia University's Linda Fried

Association of American Physicians Honors Columbia University’s Linda Fried

Linda Fried, dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, was honored for her groundbreaking contributions to the science of healthy aging, particularly the science defining the clinical syndrome of frailty and for prevention of frailty, disability, and cardiovascular disease.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

The three women appointed to endowed faculty posts are Jhumpa Lahiri at Barnard College in New York City, Lauren Anderson at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and Allison Curseen at Boston College.

Spelman College Awards Outgoing President by Naming a New Building in Her Honor

Spelman College Awards Outgoing President by Naming a New Building in Her Honor

Spelman College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Atlanta, announced that it will name the new 84,000-square-foot Center for Innovation & the Arts in honor of Mary Schmidt Campbell, the tenth president of the college, who is stepping down from her post.

Six Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Six Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos at Seattle University, Irene at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Aisha Jackson at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Sydney Pursel at the University of Kansas, Kimberly Kvaal at the University of Puget Sound, and Kawanna Leggett at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

In Memoriam: Diane Michelle Nelson, 1963-2022

In Memoriam: Diane Michelle Nelson, 1963-2022

Diane Nelson, a cultural anthropologist who did most of her field work in Guatemala, was a member of the faculty at Duke Univeristy for 21 years.

Stefanie Niles Will Lead Cottey College, a Women's College in Nevada, Missouri

Stefanie Niles Will Lead Cottey College, a Women’s College in Nevada, Missouri

Dr. Niles comes to Cottey College from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where she has served as vice president for enrollment and communications, a position she has held since 2018.

Explaining the High-Level of Educational Attainment of Jewish Girls

Explaining the High-Level of Educational Attainment of Jewish Girls

A new study led by Ilana Horwitz, an assistant professor in the department of Jewish studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, finds that girls raised by Jewish parents are 23 percentage points more likely to graduate from college than girls with a non-Jewish upbringing even after accounting for their parents’ socioeconomic status.

Mercer County Community College Names Its Seventh President

Mercer County Community College Names Its Seventh President

Dr. Preston previously served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, New Jersey. Earlier in her career, Dr. Preston served in various roles at Montgomery College in Maryland and Georgia Perimeter College.