A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

A. Lin Goodwin, a globally renowned teacher-education expert and the former dean of the faculty of education at the University of Hong Kong, has joined the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College as the Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education. Dr. Goodwin previously served as the Evenden Professor of Education and vice dean at Columbia University’s Teachers College.

A native of Singapore, Dr. Goodwin is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University. She earned two master’s degrees and an educational doctorate at Columbia University.

Rosa Maria Stoops, a professor of French and Spanish in the department of English and world languages at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, has been selected as the first Christiane Angele Jacobson Endowed Spanish Chair. Dr. Stoops joined the faculty at the university in 2005.

Dr. Stoops received a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic languages and literatures from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned a master’s degree in Spanish and French from Mississippi State University and a doctorate in romance languages, Spanish, and French at the University of Alabama.

Kris Belden-Adams was named to the Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History at the University of Memphis. She is an associate professor of art history at the University of Mississippi. She joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 2013.

Dr. Belden-Adams is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where she majored in journalism. She holds a master’s degree in art history, theory, and criticism from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and a Ph.D. in art history from the City University of New York.

Olga Isengildina-Massa, professor of agricultural and applied economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been named the John B. and Kristi L. Rowsell Professor. She joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 2015. Her research focuses on commodity market price dynamics and effective price risk management strategies.

Dr. Isengildina-Massa received her bachelor’s degree from Tashkent State University in Uzbekistan and her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Mississippi State University.

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