Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Bijal Shah, whose research lies at the intersection of administrative law, structural constitutionalism, and critical theory, with a focus on the dynamics of immigration and interagency coordination, has joined the Boston College Law School as an associate professor. She was a visiting professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Previously, she was an associate professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Professor Shah is a graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She earned a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and a juris doctorate from Yale Law School.

Sandra Eksioglu was appointed interim associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Eksioglu joined the college in 2019 as the John M. and Marie G. Hefley Professor in Logistics and Entrepreneurship. Earlier, she taught at Clemson University in South Carolina and Mississippi State University.

Professor Eksioglu is a graduate of the University of Tirana in Albania, where she majored in business administration. She holds a master’s degee from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute in Greece and a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida.

Rebecca Z. German was named vice president for research at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown. For the past nine years, she has served as a professor of anatomy and neurobiology at the university.

Dr. German earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago. She holds a master’s degree in geology from the University of Rochester in New York and a doctoral degree in biology from Harvard University.

Elizabeth K. Meyer, the Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, has been appointed the inaugural faculty director of the new Sustainability Lab at the Morven Farm of the University of Virginia. The 3,000-acre property, donated to the university in 2001, will serve as a cultural and scientific experimental learning lab.

Professor Meyer earned a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and a master of landscape architecture degree from the University of Virginia. She also holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from Cornell University.

Wanying Kang is a new assistant professor in the department of earth, atmospheric and planetary studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Kang’s research focuses on atmospheric circulation on superhot lava worlds and the ocean circulation on icy moons.

Dr. Kang holds an undergraduate degree in physics from Peking University in Chica. She earned a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Harvard University.

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