Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties at Research Universities

Yvette Conley, a professor of nursing and human genetics at the University of Pittsburgh, has been given the added duties of associate dean for research and scholarship at the university’s School of Nursing.

Dr. Conley is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree in genetic counseling and a Ph.D. in human genetics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati was named a Distinguished Professor at the University of Southern California. A professor of population and public health sciences, Baezconde-Garbanati is also associate dean for community initiatives and associate director for community outreach and engagement for the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research at the Keck School of Medicine.

Professor Baezconde-Garbanati holds bachelor’s degrees in clinical and industrial psychology from the Universidad Nacional Pedro H. Urena in the Dominican Republic. She holds a master’s degree in medical psychology from the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and a master of public health degree and a Ph.D. in community health sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Meghan L. O’Sullivan has been appointed the director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Harvard University, effective July 1. She is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at the Kennedy School.

Dr. O’Sullivan has taught at Harvard Kennedy School since 2008. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and a master’s degree in economics and a doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford in England.

Sabine Stanley, a planetary physicist, has been selected for the role of vice provost of graduate and professional education at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the department of earth & planetary sciences at the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and in the Space Exploration Sector of the Applied Physics Lab. Dr. Stanley taught at the University of Toronto from 2005 to 2017.

Professor Stanley holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Toronto. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in geophysics from Harvard University.

Ying Huang, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Welch Faculty Fellow Professor at North Dakota State University, has been named director of undergraduate research at the university. She has taught at the university for 10 years.

Dr. Huang is a graduate of Guangzhou University in China. She holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology.

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