Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Undertaking New Assignments

Ann Bluntzer, associate professor of professional practice in management and leadership in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Chrisitan University in Fort Worth, was given the added duties as the executive director of the Ralph Lowe Energy Institute at the university. The institute is dedicated to developing tomorrow’s energy leaders for a sustainable future through its focus on academics and innovation in the classroom, research, and outreach through building relationships with the energy and business industries.

Dr. Bluntzer holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina.

Lisa T. Alexander will join the faculty at the Boston College Law School this fall. She has been serving as a professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law, where she co-founded and co-directed the Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law. Before joining the faculty at Texas A&M, Alexander was a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Law from 2006 to 2017 and held a joint appointment as a professor in the department of landscape architecture and urban planning.

Professor Alexander is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She earned a juris doctorate from Columbia University School of Law.

Marianne Montgomery, associate professor and chair of the department of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, has been selected as associate dean for faculty and student affairs in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at the university, effective July 1. Dr. Montgomery joined the faculty at the university in 2006. She is the author of Europe’s Languages on England’s Stages, 1590-1620 (Routledge, 2012).

Dr. Montgomery is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She holds a master’ degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Samantha K. Ammons, an associate professor in the department of sociology and anthropology at the University of Nebraska Omaha, has joined the faculty in the master’s degree program in critical and creative thinking program at the university. Dr. Ammons joined the faculty in 2008, and regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses about research methods, work and family intersections, and work and occupations.

Dr. Ammons received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She earned a master’s degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Minnesota.

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