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In Memoriam: Dorothy Lou Lord, 1942-2021

In Memoriam: Dorothy Lou Lord, 1942-2021

In 1991, Dr. Lord was appointed president of Brunswick Community College in Georgia. She was the first woman to lead a community college in Georgia. During her tenure, she prepared the educational institution for a transition into a four-year college, which was renamed the College of Coastal Georgia.

New Faculty Assignments, Duties, or Ranks for Seven Women Scholars in Academia

New Faculty Assignments, Duties, or Ranks for Seven Women Scholars in Academia

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted..

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed to dean positions are Nicole Stedman at the University of Florida, Nicole Stedman at East Carolina University, Ruth DeFries at Columbia University, Jennifer L. West at the University of Virginia, LaVonda N. Reed at Georgia State University, and Deanna Dannels at North Carolina State University.

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Marina Vannucci is the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Vannucci, who has taught at Rice Univerity since 2007, also holds an adjunct appointment in biostatistics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Five Women Who Have Been Hired to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Hired to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to new positions are Karah L. Gunther at Virginia Commonwealth University, Laura Colson at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Olga Weider at the University of Florida, Marie Williams at Brown Univerity in Providence, Rhode Island, and Jamie Boggs at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the first time in its history, the University of Michigan has named an academic building to honor a woman. The building that houses the Life Sciences Institute, a hub for bioscience research, will be known as Mary Sue Coleman Hall. Dr. Coleman was president of the university from 2002 to 2014.

Universities Appoint Three Women Scholars to Endowed Chairs

Universities Appoint Three Women Scholars to Endowed Chairs

Christine Hayes has been appointed the Sterling Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University. Dionne Danns, a professor in the School of Education at Indiana University, and Anna Nagurney, a professor in the department of operations and information management at the University of Massachusetts were also named to endowed chairs.

Johns Hopkins University's Virginia Roach Recognized for Her Committment to Improving Public Education

Johns Hopkins University’s Virginia Roach Recognized for Her Committment to Improving Public Education

Virginia Roach, executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, is this year’s recipient of the New York Academy of Public Education’s Medalist Award, given annually to one individual who demonstrates a commitment to improving the public education system.

University of Iowa Names Barbara J. Wilson as its Next President

University of Iowa Names Barbara J. Wilson as its Next President

Since 2016, Dr. Wilson has served as executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs for the University of Illinois System. Earlier at the University of Illinois, she served as the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and as head of the department of communication.

In Memoriam: Mary White Stewart, 1945-2021

In Memoriam: Mary White Stewart, 1945-2021

Professor Stewart was a professor emerita of sociology at the University of Nevada at Reno. She was appointed director of the women’s studies program in 2002.

Two Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions in Higher Education

Two Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions in Higher Education

Rosa Rivera-Hainaj has been selected as provost at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, and Catherine Koshland was named interim executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley. Both appointments are effective in July.

The Gender Gap in Enrollment Declines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Gender Gap in Enrollment Declines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Male undergraduates are increasingly falling behind their female counterparts during this pandemic. In the spring semester, male enrollments are down by 8.9 percent from the spring 2020 semester. For women undergraduates, enrollments are down 4 percent.

Kristin Clark Appointed Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District in California

Kristin Clark Appointed Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District in California

Dr. Clark has served as president of West Hills College Lemoore since January 2016. Earlier, she was vice president of student services at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. She will begin her new job on July 1.

University of Michigan Study Finds High Suicide Risk Among Women Who Are Nurses

University of Michigan Study Finds High Suicide Risk Among Women Who Are Nurses

A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan finds that nurses who are women are roughly twice as likely to die by suicide than women in the general population. Among male nurses, the risk of suicide is no higher than the general male population.

Two Women Faculty Members Named Poet Laureates of Their States

Two Women Faculty Members Named Poet Laureates of Their States

Catherine Pierce, a professor of English at Mississippi State University, was named poet laureate of the state of Mississippi and Crystal Wilkerson, a professor of English at the University of Kentucky, has been appointed poet laureate for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Gender Gap in Voter Participation Narrows at the Top of the Educational Ladder

The Gender Gap in Voter Participation Narrows at the Top of the Educational Ladder

Overall, 74.1 percent of all adult women in the United States were registered to vote in 2020, and 68.4 percent cast ballots. For those with a graduate degree, 85.9 percent of women were registered to vote and 83.3 percent cast ballots.

Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania Appoints Felicia Ganther as Its Next President

Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania Appoints Felicia Ganther as Its Next President

Since 2012, Dr. Ganther has been serving as associate vice chancellor for student affairs at Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona. Earlier she was the executive director of the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. She will become president of Bucks County Community College on Julu 1.

In Memoriam: Denise Marie Soukup Berilla, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Denise Marie Soukup Berilla, 1949-2021

Denise Berilla began working at the University of Delaware in 1987. She retired in 2012 as the assistant dean of the university’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment.

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.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

In Memoriam: Linda McNeil, 1943-2021

In Memoriam: Linda McNeil, 1943-2021

Dr. McNeil taught at Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of Washington. in 1988, she co-founded Rice University’s Center for Education as a way to use university resources, including academic research, to address educational inequity.

Five Women Who Will Be Assuming New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Five Women Who Will Be Assuming New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are Natalia Henao-Guerrero at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Kristin Lee at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Ranit Mishori at Georgetown University, Felicia Griffin-Fennell at the University of Massachusetts, and Kathleen Clark at Florida State University.

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins <em>Los Angeles Times</em> Book Prize

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Martha Jones’ book examines the racism and sexism Black women endured in their pursuit of political participation and power. It also closely examines how Black women used that power to secure equality and representation for others.

Six Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Appointed to dean positions are Rama Yelkur at Texas Woman’s University, Laura Padilla-Walker at Brigham Young University in Utah, Lolita Buckner Inniss at the University of Colorado School of Law, Gretchen Hofmeister at Carlton College in Minnesota, Linda Kean at East Carolina University, and Sara Guyer at the University of California, Berkeley

Stanford University's Sherri Rose Honored for Her Work on Using Statistics to Improve Healthcare

Stanford University’s Sherri Rose Honored for Her Work on Using Statistics to Improve Healthcare

Sherri Rose, an associate professor of medicine and a core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy in the Freeman Spogli Institute, has won this year’s Gertrude M. Cox Award from the Washington Statistical Society and RTI International for her significant contributions to applied statistics.

College and Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Administrative Posts

College and Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Administrative Posts

Thaking on new administrative roles are Jennifer Eriksen at Queens University in Charlotte, Daisy Desrosiers at Kenyon College in Ohio, Jamillah Moore at San Francisco State, Maria Michonski at the University of the South, Amanda Sutton at Southern Illinois University, and Marcy Muldrow Sanders at Florida A&M University.

American Humor Studies Association Has Recognized the Work of Notre Dame's Perin Gürel

American Humor Studies Association Has Recognized the Work of Notre Dame’s Perin Gürel

Awarded by the American Humor Studies Association, the Jack Rosenbalm Prize for American Humor is given for the best article on American humor by a pre-tenure scholar, graduate student, adjunct professor, or independent scholar published in a peer-reviewed academic journal or book in 2018 or 2019.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Princeton University

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Princeton University

The four women appointed to endowed professorships at Princeton are Ileana Cristea in molecular biology, Deana Lawson in visual arts, Eve Ostriker in astrophysics, and Sanyu Mojola in sociology and demographics.

In Memoriam: Dawn Tranchino Provenzale

In Memoriam: Dawn Tranchino Provenzale

Dawn Provenzale was a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Duke University School of Medicine. She taught at Duke for nearly 30 years.

Women in High-Net-Worth Households Tend to Leave the Financial Decisions to Men

Women in High-Net-Worth Households Tend to Leave the Financial Decisions to Men

In all different sex, married-couple families, men are deemed more knowledgable about financial matters in slightly more than half of all households. But among high-net-worth married couples, the husband was rated most knowledgable on finances in 90 percent of the households.

New College of Florida Appoints Patricia Okker as its Next President

New College of Florida Appoints Patricia Okker as its Next President

Dr. Okker has served as dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri since 2017. She joined the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of English in 1990. From 2005 to 2011, Professor Okker chaired the English department at the university.

Michigan State University Study Examines Why Young Women Do Not Report Sexual Violence

Michigan State University Study Examines Why Young Women Do Not Report Sexual Violence

The researcher found that many of the young women who were raped by their boyfriends had experienced a lot of abuse growing up, which led them to minimize the sexual violence. Additionally, some participants who had been raped noted they had been socialized to believe that forced sex was part of their role as a girlfriend.

Erika Cameron Will Be the Next Provost at Palo Alto University in California

Erika Cameron Will Be the Next Provost at Palo Alto University in California

Dr. Cameron comes to Palo Alto University from the University of San Diego where she is an associate professor in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. She has served in progressive administrative and leadership capacities since 2009.

New Survey Documents Perceptions of Sexism and Gender Discrimination in the High-Tech Sector

New Survey Documents Perceptions of Sexism and Gender Discrimination in the High-Tech Sector

Dice, the leading database for technology professionals, managing over 9 million profiles in the United States, recently released a new survey that examines perceptions of sexism and gender discrimination in the high-tech industry by employees who work in the field.