Five Women Who Have Been Selected for Endowed Positions at Universities

Elisaveta Slevitch has been appointed as the Charles W. Lanphere Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Oklahoma State University. She began her career with the university in 2005 as a graduate instructor and teaching assistant. In addition to her teaching position, she serves as the graduate coordinator for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Dr. Slevitch is a graduate of Saint Petersburg University of Finance and Commerce in Russia, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing. She holds an MBA in marketing and finance, as well as master’s degree and Ph.D. in foodservice and lodging management from Iowa State University.

Stacy Dean has been named the inaugural Carbonell Family Executive Director of the Global Food Institute at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She most recently served as deputy under secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services.

Dean holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.

Kristin G. Cloyes has been named the Elnora E. Thomson Distinguished Professor in the School of Nursing at the Oregon Health & Science University. She currently serves as director of the School of Nursing’s Ph.D. program. Prior to her current position, she held several faculty roles with the University of Utah College of Nursing.

Dr. Cloyes is a graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland, where she majored in theatre. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in psychosocial nursing, and Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Washington.

Xie Chen has been appointed as the Eddleman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology. She first joined the Caltech faculty in 2014 as an assistant professor in the department of physics, and achieved the rank of full professor in 2019. Her research focuses on novel phases and phase transitions in quantum condensed matter systems.

Dr. Chen is a graduate of Tsinghua University in China, where she majored in physics. She holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Becky Bahe has been named the inaugural President Dean L. Bresciani Endowed Chair in Leadership at North Dakota State University. With two decades of experience in higher education student affairs, she currently serves the university as director of the career and advising center.

Bahe holds a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of North Dakota and a master’s degree in college student personnel from Western Illinois University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in organizational learning and leadership from North Dakota State University.

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