A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Anamika Dubey has been named to the Huie-Rogers Endowed Chair in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. Her research addresses improved efficiency, operational flexibility, and resilience for the U.S. power grid in the face of climate change and extreme weather events. She joined the faculty at Washington State in 2016.

Dr. Dubey is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin.

Sarah Kurtz has been appointed to the Reno Ferrero Family Chair in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Merced. Dr. Kurtz is only the second woman to hold an endowed chair in the School of Engineering at the university. Her research is focused on renewable energy.

Dr. Kurtz is a graduate of what is now Manchester University in Indiana. She earned a Ph.D. in chemical physics at Harvard University.

Ange-Marie Hancock was appointed to an ENGIE-Axium Endowed Professorship in the department of political science at Ohio State University, effective January 2023. She will also serve as executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Dr. Hancock is a Dean’s Professor in the department of political science and international relations and the department of gender and sexuality studies at the University of Southern California. Her latest book is Intersectionality: An Intellectual History (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Professor Hancock is a graduate of New York University, where she majored in politics. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sharon Werning Rivera was named to the Sidney Wertimer Professorship for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She is a professor of government at the college and joined the faculty in 1999. Her research and teaching interests are in the field of comparative politics with specializations in democratization, elite political culture, and elites in post-communist Russia.

Professor Rivera is a graduate of the University of California, Davis. She earned a master’s degree at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.

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