Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at State Universities

Olga F. Jarrín Montaner has been appointed to the Hunterdon Endowed Professorship in Nursing Research at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her research focuses on the intersection of gerontological nursing and health services. Dr. Jarrín Montaner, who joined the faculty in 2016, is director of the Multicultural Nurse Leadership Institute at the School of Nursing and also directs the Community Health and Aging Outcomes Laboratory within the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research.

Dr. Jarrín Montaner earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. in nursing science from the University of Connecticut.

Shadi Nazarian is the inaugural holder of the H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, Chair in Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a cross-disciplinary scholar with expertise in the development and optimization of construction materials and technologies. Since 2012, Nazarian has been an associate research professor in the Stuckeman School’s department of architecture at Pennsylvania State University.

Nazarian holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from the University of Minnesota. She earned a master of architecture degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Jessica Larsen was appointed the Carol and John Cromer ’63 Family Endowed Associate Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University in South Carolina. She joined the faculty at Clemson in 2017. Her research focuses on the field of polymeric nanotechnology, working to develop materials that respond to diseases in the central nervous system.

Dr. Larsen is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in chemical engineering. She holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Auburn University in Alabama.

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