A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

Mara Rúbia André Alves de Lima was named to the Fulbright Chair in Global Health at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is a pulmonologist who has been teaching at the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre in Brazil. Her primary focus is the care of patients with chronic cough from conditions including tuberculosis, COPD, asthma, and bronchiectasis.

Dr. de Lima holds a master’s degree, a medical degree, and a Ph.D. from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande in Brazil.

Kristin Cline is the inaugural holder of the John W. Barker Chair in Chemistry at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. The chair was established by an anonymous gift in honor of a chemistry professor at Wiittenberg who taught from 1927 to 1960. Dr. Kline has taught at the university for 29 years.

Professor Kline is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University, where she majored in secondary education and mathematics. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Ohio State University.

Teresa L. Smallwood was named the Franklin Kelly and Hope Eyster Kelly Associate Professor of Public Theology at the United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia. She was associate director of the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville. Prior to joining academia, Rev. Smallwood practiced law and served as an assistant district attorney in North Carolina for nearly 20 years.

Rev. Smallwood is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in speech communication and Afro-American studies. She holds a master of divinity degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., a juris doctorate from North Carolina Central University, and a Ph.D. from the Chicago Theological Seminary.

Jodi Forlizzi was named the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Dr. Forlizzi is the associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the School of Computer Science and the outgoing director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. She works on using artificial intelligence as a design material and studies how AI will affect the future of work.

Professor Forlizzi is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon Univerity.

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