University of Texas at Dallas Honors Four Women With Endowed Faculty Positions

The University of Texas Dallas recently named eight faculty members to endowed chairs. Four of the appointments went to women.

Erika Doss has been named to the Edith O’Donnell Distinguished Chair in at history. Prior to joining the University of Texas at Dallas faculty in 2023, she spent 16 years as a professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame. Earlier in her career, she taught art history at the University of Colorado Boulder for over two decades.

Dr. Doss is a graduate of Ripon College in Wisconsin where she majored in art and art history. She holds a master’s degree and doctorate in art history from the University of Minnesota.

Jennifer S. Holmes has been named the Lloyd V. Berkner Professor of political science, public policy, and political economy. She has been with the University of Texas at Dallas for more than 25 years, currently serving as dean of the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences.

Dr. Holmes received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota.

Mandy Maguire has been named the Robinson Family Professor of speech, language, and hearing. In addition to her teaching appointment in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, she serves as director of the Center for Children and Families.

Dr. Maguire is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she majored in psychology. She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Charissa N. Terranova has been appointed to the Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Sciences. She is a professor of modern and contemporary art and architectural history who has been with the university for nearly two decades. She has authored multiple books on the connection between art and science, including the forthcoming Organic Modernism: From the British Bauhaus to Cybernetics (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2024).

Dr. Terranova is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she majored in art history. She received a master’s degree in art history from the University of Illinois Chicago. She holds a second master’s degree in architectural history and theory and a Ph.D. in architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism from Harvard University.

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