A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

Gladys Mitchell-Walthour was appointed to the Dan Blue Endowed Chair of Political Science at North Carolina Central University. Her research focuses on racial politics in Brazil, affirmative action, and the intersection of social welfare, race, and gender. Dr. Mitchell-Walthour is the author of the forthcoming book The Politics of Survival: Black Women Social Welfare Beneficiaries in Brazil and the United States (Columbia University Press, 2023) and The Politics of Blackness: Racial Identity and Political Behavior in Contemporary Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Dr. Mitchell-Warner is a graduate of Duke University. She holds a master of public policy degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.

Julena Bonner was named to the Dr. Vernon Maughan Buehler and MaRee C. Buehler Endowed Professorship at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Dr. Bonner’s research interests include behavioral ethics, ethical leadership, moral emotions. and workplace deviance.

Dr. Bonner is a graduate of Southern Virginia University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University.

Kristina Meinking has been selected as the inaugural Trustee Chair for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Elon University in North Carolina. The endowed professorship was established by the board of trustees in 2022 to recognize an Elon faculty member for excellence in teaching and support in their promotion of undergraduate teaching excellence. Dr. Meinking joined the faculty at Elon in 2010 as a visiting professor of Latin and classical studies in the department of world languages and cultures. She was promoted to assistant professor in 2012, associate professor in 2017, and full professor this year.

Dr. Meinking is a graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. She earned a Ph.D. in classics at the University of Southern California.

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