Universities Announce New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members

Julie Zimmerman, a globally recognized engineer whose research in green engineering laid the groundwork for a generation of safer, more sustainable chemicals, materials, and practices across industry and academia, has been named the inaugural vice provost for planetary solutions at Yale University. Dr. Zimmerman is a professor with a dual appointment in the department of chemical and environmental engineering and the Yale School of the Environment.

Professor Zimmerman is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in civil engineering. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in environmental and water resources engineering from the University of Michigan.

M. D. Lovett has joined Clark Atlanta University as an associate professor of psychology. She previously taught at Valdosta State University in Georgia. Dr. Lovett is the author of Africana Health Psychology: A Cultural Perspective (Lexington Books, 2023).

Dr. Lovett holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in community psychology from Florida A&M University. She earned a doctoral degree in social psychology at the University of Cincinnati.

Alyssa Wise has joined the faculty at Peabody College of education and human development at Vanderbilt University in Nashville as a professor of technology and education in the department of teaching and learning. Dr. Wise came to Vanderbilt from New York University where she was a professor of learning sciences and education technology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the director of NYU’s Learning Analytics Research Network.

Professor Wise is a graduate of Yale University, where she majored in chemistry. She holds a master’s degree in instructional systems technology and a Ph.D. in learning science from Indiana University.

Kay Stearns Bruening, associate professor in the department of nutrition and food studies at Syracuse University in New York, was given the added duties of associate dean of academic affairs in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at the university.

Dr. Bruening is a graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree in nutrition from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in clinical nutrition from New York University.

Robyn Autry, an associate professor of sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, was given the additional duties of director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life at the university. She is the author of Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa (Columbia University Press, 2017).

Dr. Autry is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.

Jaime Madrigano was appointed a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the area of environmental challenges at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Madrigano worked for RAND Corporation, where she led research that assessed whether community resilience mitigates the health impacts of natural disasters.

Dr. Madrigano holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. She earned a master of public health degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a doctorate in epidemiology and environmental health from Harvard University.

Alice Squires is a new professor of industrial engineering at the University of Arkansas. She is the former Wendell J. Satre Distinguished Professor at Washington State University.

Dr. Squires is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she majored in electrical engineering. She holds an MBA from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and received a Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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