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Florida Southern College President Anne Kerr Announces Her Retirement

Florida Southern College President Anne Kerr Announces Her Retirement

“It has been an honor and great blessing to serve as president of what I consider to be the finest small college in the nation,” said Dr. Anne Kerr, who will retire from her presidency at the end of this academic year.

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Establishes Cybersecurity Exchange Program for Women

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Establishes Cybersecurity Exchange Program for Women

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has partnered with Nagoya University in Japan to establish the Women’s Undergraduate Cybersecurity Engagement Program, in which women students from both institutions will participate in workshops and learning simulations led by faculty from their partnering school.

A Quartet of Women Named to New Faculty Positions

A Quartet of Women Named to New Faculty Positions

The new faculty are Esther Jones at Brown University, Meike van der Heijden at Virginia Tech, Sally Santen at the University of Cincinnati, and Lynn Dobrunz at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

National Academy of Sciences Honors Nancy Hopkins for Lifetime Contributions to Women's Representation in STEM

National Academy of Sciences Honors Nancy Hopkins for Lifetime Contributions to Women’s Representation in STEM

President Emerita of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Susan Hockfield, says Dr. Hopkins’ award “celebrates her critical role in increasing the participation of women in science and engineering as a significant national achievement.”

New Dean Appointments for Four Women Scholars

New Dean Appointments for Four Women Scholars

The new deans are at the University of Scranton, Jean Giddins at the University of Kansas, Bessie Rigakos at Saint Joseph’s College at Marian University in Indiana, and Shelbie Witte at the University of North Dakota.

Linda Tropp Awarded for Contributions to Psychological Research and Social Action

Linda Tropp Awarded for Contributions to Psychological Research and Social Action

Dr. Tropp, professor of social psychology at the University of Massachusetts, stated “this award means more to me than any other award in psychology, given how central the goal of conducting socially relevant research has been to my own professional development and career trajectory.”

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women Professionals

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women Professionals

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Sylvia Houghteling Honored With Two Awards For Her Book <em>The Art of Cloth in Mughal India</em>

Sylvia Houghteling Honored With Two Awards For Her Book The Art of Cloth in Mughal India

The Textile Society of America and the College Art Association have both presented Sylvia Houghteling with an award for her book, “The Art of Cloth in Mughal India”

Four Women Honored With Endowed Positions at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Four Women Honored With Endowed Positions at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma has appointed Brenda Brown, J.C. Casey, Jacquelyn Knapp, and Jeannette Loutsch to endowed faculty positions.

Study Finds Virtually No Increase in Women's Representation in STEM Characters in Television and Film Over the Past Five Years

Study Finds Virtually No Increase in Women’s Representation in STEM Characters in Television and Film Over the Past Five Years

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media builds on their previous study analyzing women’s representation in STEM characters in entertainment, finding that only 38 percent of on-screen STEM characters from 2018 to 2022 were women.

Nancy Cantor Named President of Hunter College in New York

Nancy Cantor Named President of Hunter College in New York

Dr. Cantor says she is “eager to collaborate with communities across New York City to highlight how higher education can answer the call of what the public needs, now and going forward.”

Study Finds Gender Bias is More Prevalent in Online Imagines Than Online Text

Study Finds Gender Bias is More Prevalent in Online Imagines Than Online Text

“This isn’t only about the frequency of gender bias online,” says Douglas Guilbeault, professor at the University of California Berkeley. “Part of the story here is that there’s something very sticky, very potent about images’ representation of people that text just doesn’t have.”

Shelly Grabe Appointed Provost of Rachel Carson College at University of California Santa Cruz

Shelly Grabe Appointed Provost of Rachel Carson College at University of California Santa Cruz

Shelly Grabe, professor of social psychology, has been selected to lead Rachel Carson College at the University of California Santa Cruz

Remote Work Opportunities Lead to a More Diverse Applicant Pool

Remote Work Opportunities Lead to a More Diverse Applicant Pool

Between 2018 and 2022, there was a 15 percent increase in women and a 33 percent increase in underrepresented minority applicants for open STEM positions, suggesting remote work opportunities are more likely to attract diverse candidates than on-site positions.

Northern Michigan University Appoints Anne Dahlman Provost

Northern Michigan University Appoints Anne Dahlman Provost

Anne Dahlman, interim associate provost and interim dean of global education at Minnesota State University Mankato, has been appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs at Northern Michigan University effective April 1, 2024.

In Memoriam: Rita Wilson

In Memoriam: Rita Wilson

“Rita’s absence will leave a void that will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of working alongside her,” said University of Texas San Antonio vice provost and university librarian, Dean Hendrix. “Her legacy of excellence and the positive impact she had on our library and its patrons will be remembered with great admiration.”

Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Horn, 1965-2024

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Horn, 1965-2024

Throughout her career, Dr. Horn researched how applied mathematics can be utilized in the biological life science fields. She held academic and leadership appointments at Case Western University, Vanderbilt University, and the National Science Foundation.

Center for Global Women's Health and Gender Equity Established at Johns Hopkins University

Center for Global Women’s Health and Gender Equity Established at Johns Hopkins University

The new center, led by School of Public Health professor Michele Decker, aims to address global gender inequity through the collaborative research of Johns Hopkins faculty and students, as well as scholars from around the world.

In Memoriam: Peggy Hedrick Deierhoi, 1934-2024

In Memoriam: Peggy Hedrick Deierhoi, 1934-2024

Her higher education experience included academic appointments at the University of Tennessee and Georgia Perimeter College. After she retired, Deierhoi served the lifelong learning programs at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. and Florida Atlantic University.

Three Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Three Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Taking on new faculty assignments are Isabel Rambob at the University of Oklahoma, Rebecca Dingo at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Sez Atamturktur Russcher of Clemson University in South Carolina.

Bernadine Marie Hernandez Receives Three Literary Awards for New Book

Bernadine Marie Hernandez Receives Three Literary Awards for New Book

Border Bodies: Racialized Sexuality, Sexual Capital, and Violence in the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands has earned author Bernadine Marie Hernández two Book of the Year awards and an honorable mention from three national literary associations.

A Trio of Women Appointed Dean

A Trio of Women Appointed Dean

Nadine Barnett Cosby, Korrie Blanchard Smith, and Neslihan Alp are taking on new deanships at Quinnipiac University, Wake Technical Community College, and the Oregon Institute of Technology.

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker, assistant professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University has been honored by the American Association for Anatomy for her outstanding contributions to the field comparative neuroanatomy.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The new holders of endowed chairs are Noel Shulz at Washington State University Tri-Cities, Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin at Pennsylvania State University, Kelly Cartwright at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and Wendy Henderson at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Gender Gap in the Time It Takes to Earn a Doctoral Degree

The Gender Gap in the Time It Takes to Earn a Doctoral Degree

Men were far more likely than women to earn a doctorate before the age of 30. Some 43.2 percent of women earned their doctorate before the age of 30. For men, 46.8 percent of all doctoral degree recipients in 2022 were below the age of 30.

Safiya George Named President of the University of the Virgin Islands

Safiya George Named President of the University of the Virgin Islands

“As a servant leader, I am confident I will be an effective President for the University of the Virgin Islands and will remain humble and grounded with a sincere desire to improve outcomes and the lives of students, faculty, staff, and the community,” says Safiya George, who will assume the role of president of the University of the Virgin Islands this summer.

Study Finds Differing Beliefs About Feminism Between Men and Women Under 30

Study Finds Differing Beliefs About Feminism Between Men and Women Under 30

Researchers from King’s College London have found young men and women in the United Kingdom are divided on the value of feminism in today’s society and going forward.

Bucknell University Appoints Wendy Sternburg as Provost

Bucknell University Appoints Wendy Sternburg as Provost

Wendy Sternberg, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Occidental College, has been named provost of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She will begin her new duties on July 1.

New Research Analyzes Relationship Between Education Level and Fertility Goals

New Research Analyzes Relationship Between Education Level and Fertility Goals

A new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Ohio State University has found that highly educated individuals are more likely to intend to have children than those with less educational experience.

Manya Whitaker Will Be the New Leader of Colorado College

Manya Whitaker Will Be the New Leader of Colorado College

Colorado College executive vice president and chief of staff, Manya Whitaker, has been elevated to interim president effective July 1. Her selection follows the resignation of Colorado College’s first woman of color president, L. Song Richardson.