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

Amy Elman holds the William Weber Endowed Chair in Social Science at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. A professor of political science, she has taught a variety of courses within the political science, women’s studies, and Jewish studies departments. Her most recent book is The European Union, Antisemitism and the Politics of Denial (University of Nebraska Press, 2015).

Dr. Elman has a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. from New York University.

Deondra Rose was named the Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. She holds secondary appointments in the department of political science and the department of history. She is also the director of Polis: Center for Politics and co-director of the North Carolina Scholars Strategy Network. Her research focuses on the feedback effects of landmark social policies on the American political landscape.

Dr. Rose is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Cornell Univerity in Ithaca, New York.

Cynthia Devers will join the faculty of the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech this fall as the R.B. Pamplin Professor of Management. She has been serving as the Lawrence E. Fouraker Professor in Business and associate department head in the department of management in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. She also has been a member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Tulane University, and Michigan State University.

Professor Devers received her Ph.D. in business administration from Michigan State University.

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