New Endowed Faculty Positions for Five Women in Academia

Julie Lundquist has been named the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Wind Energy at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She most recently served as a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. In addition to her new role, she will retain a current appointment with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Dr. Lundquist is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where she double-majored in English and physics. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in astrophysical, planetary, and atmospheric science from the University of Colorado.

Sarah Knott has been appointed the Hillary Rodham Clinton Professor of Women’s History at the University of Oxford In England. For the past two decades, she has served as the Salley M. Reahard Professor of History at Indiana University and a senior research fellow with the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Her research in social and cultural history and feminism led her to authoring Mother is a Verb: An Unconventional History (Sarah Crichton Books, 2019).

Dr. Knott holds a bachelor’s degree and doctorate from Oxford and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sara Coffey has been named the Anne & Henry Zarrow Endowed Leadership Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. She has been a faculty member with the university since 2017. In addition to her academic career, she has spent the past five years as director of clinical operations for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Child Welfare Division.

Dr. Coffey holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Central Oklahoma and a doctorate from Oklahoma State University.

Marjan Boerma has been named to the J. Thomas May Distinguished Endowed Chair in Oncology in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has been a faculty member with the university since 2006, currently serving as director of the division of radiation health and associate director of basic science at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Dr. Boerma received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in cellular biology from Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands and her doctorate in radiation biology from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Judith Byfield has been appointed the Stephen ’59 and Madeline ’60 Anbinder Professor at Cornell University. She is a professor of history and holds appointments with the Africana Studies and Research Center and the feminist, gender, and sexuality studies program. She has conducted extensive research on women’s social and economic history in Nigeria and authored A Great Upheaval: Women and Nation in Post-War Nigeria (Ohio University Press, 2021).

Dr. Byfield completed her undergraduate education at Dartmouth College. She received her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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