Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Tara Righetti is the inaugural Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Policies, an endowed chair jointly administered by the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. A professor of law, her research focuses on governance, property, and administrative law issues related to energy development and carbon removal, including on split estates, and federal lands.

Professor Righetti joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming in 2014. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctorate from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Laurens Steed was appointed to the John and Gloria Goering Professorship in Family & Private Business in the department of management at the University of Cincinnati. She was an assistant professor of management at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Dr. Steed earned a Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Shoshana Keller was appointed the William R. Kenan Professor of History at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She is the director of the Russian studies program and teaches Russian, Soviet, Eurasian, and modern Middle Eastern history. She is the author of Russia and Central Asia: Coexistence, Conquest, Convergence (University of Toronto, Press, 2019).

Dr. Keller joined the Hamilton College faculty in 1995. She is a graduate of Carelton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.

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