Three Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Carrie Colla has been named the Susan J. and Richard M. Levy 1960 Distinguished Professor in Health Care Delivery for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Her appointment includes a faculty position within the school’s Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, where she first began her academic career in 2010 as an assistant professor. She has spent the past two years leading the Health Analysis Division at the Congressional Budget Office in Washington.

Dr. Colla is an alumna of Dartmouth College where she majored in economics with a minor in public policy. She holds a master’s degree in economics and a Ph.D. in health policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Cheri Beasley, the first Black woman to serve as chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court and the fourth Black woman to serve as chief justice on any state Supreme Court, has been named the inaugural Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Endowed Professor at the Elon University School of Law. She was appointed to the Supreme Court of North Carolina in 2014, and elevated to chief justice in 2019.

Beasley received a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey, a master of laws degree in judicial studies from Duke University, and a juris doctorate from the University of Tennessee.

Dominique Brancher has been named the Henri M. Peyre Professor of French at Yale University. She joined the university’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 2023 as a professor in the department of French. Prior to her appointment with Yale University, she taught ancient French literature at the University of Basel in Switzerland.

Dr. Brancher received a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Geneva in Switzerland, a diploma of advanced studies from Paris-Nanterre University in France, and a second Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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