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In Memoriam: Sheila Gaudon, 1933-2017

In Memoriam: Sheila Gaudon, 1933-2017

Professor Gaudon was an expert on the writings of Victor Hugo. She joined the faculty at Wesleyan University in 1970 and taught courses on French literature for 23 years.

In Memoriam: Mildred Dresselhaus, 1930-2017

In Memoriam: Mildred Dresselhaus, 1930-2017

Known as the “Queen of Carbon Science,” Professor Dresselhaus, Institute Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was dedicated to increasing opportunities for women in science.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Blasius Corcoran, 1950-2017

In Memoriam: Marjorie Blasius Corcoran, 1950-2017

Dr. Majorie Corcoran joined the faculty at Rice University in 1980. Her research was focused on experimental particle physics.

In Memoriam: Jill Carol Dustin, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Jill Carol Dustin, 1959-2017

Jill Dustin was an associate in the department of counseling and human services in the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She joined the faculty at Old Dominion University in 1998.

In Memoriam: Adele Howe

In Memoriam: Adele Howe

Adele Howe was a professor of computer science at Colorado State University. She joined the faculty in 1992 and in 2010 was named Professor Laureate in the university’s College of Natural Sciences.

In Memoriam: Pamela Denise Anthony, 1971-2017

In Memoriam: Pamela Denise Anthony, 1971-2017

Pamela D. Anthony, vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. From 2012 to 2016, she was dean of students at Iowa State University.

In Memoriam: Vivien Casagrande, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Vivien Casagrande, 1942-2017

Dr. Casagrande joined the faculty at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1975. She was promoted to full professor in 1986. She also served as an investigator in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

In Memoriam: Courtney Salters Henderson, 1975-2017

In Memoriam: Courtney Salters Henderson, 1975-2017

A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, Salters Henderson joined the staff at Vanderbilt University in 1998 as an admissions counselor. In 2005 she was appointed director of student organizations and served in that post at the time of her death.

In Memoriam: Lenora Timm, 1943-2016

In Memoriam: Lenora Timm, 1943-2016

Dr. Timm was a professor emerita of linguistics and former associate dean of graduate studies at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Timm was one of the world’s leading experts on Breton, a Celtic language from Brittany in France.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Taylor Berkley, 1923-2017

In Memoriam: Marjorie Taylor Berkley, 1923-2017

Berkeley was a four-sport athlete at what is now James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. After graduating from James Madison in 1945 she taught and served as athetics director at Lynchburg College in Virginia. From 1959 to 1989, Berkeley was a coach, administrator and faculty member at Hollins University in Roanoke.

In Memoriam: Martha A. Adams, 1926-2017

In Memoriam: Martha A. Adams, 1926-2017

Martha “Marty” Adams was a long-time coach, administrator and faculty member at Pennsylvania State University. She was appointed to the faculty in 1955 and was instrumental in the establishment of intercollegiate sports for women at Penn State. Adams retired in 1987 as an assistant dean for undergraduate programs.

In Memoriam: Sharon Jeanette Hawks, 1956-2017

In Memoriam: Sharon Jeanette Hawks, 1956-2017

Sharon Hawks was an associate professor and the director of the nurse anesthesia program at the Duke University School of Nursing. She first joined the Duke University School of Nursing faculty in 2006.

In Memoriam: Karen Plotkin, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Karen Plotkin, 1957-2016

Dr. Plotkin began her teaching career in 1993 as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Massachusetts while studying for master’s and doctoral degrees. She was appointed a clinical assistant professor of nursing in 1995 and retired in 2014.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, 1937-2016

Dr. Slayman served on the faculty at Yale Medical School for nearly a half century. She was the first woman to chair a department at the medical school and the first woman to be named a deputy dean.

In Memoriam: Rebecca Gilmore Fay, 1978-2017

In Memoriam: Rebecca Gilmore Fay, 1978-2017

Rebecca Fay, an assistant professor of accounting at East Carolina Univerity in Greenville, North Carolina, died on January 2 in the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, from injuries suffered in an automobile crash. She was 38 years old and the mother of two young children.

In Memoriam: Barbara Fraser Csavinszky, 1934-2016

In Memoriam: Barbara Fraser Csavinszky, 1934-2016

Before her retirement in 1995, Barbara Csavinszky was an associate professor of home economics and health education at the University of Maine. From 1976 to 1986, she was the director of the School of Human Development at the university.

In Memoriam: Jewell Plummer Cobb, 1924-2017

In Memoriam: Jewell Plummer Cobb, 1924-2017

In 1981, Professor Cobb was appointed president of California State University, Fullerton. She was the first African American women to lead a major university west of the Mississippi River.

In Memoriam: Janet Kahrer TeBrake, 1947-2016

In Memoriam: Janet Kahrer TeBrake, 1947-2016

Dr. TeBrake joined the history department faculty at the University of Maine in 1991. She continued teaching there until her retirement in 2013.

In Memoriam: Margaret W. Lewis, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Margaret W. Lewis, 1932-2016

Dr. Margaret Lewis began her career in 1958 as a staff nurse at the former Florida A&M University Hospital. She joined the faculty at the university in 1959. She later served as dean of the university’s School of Nursing.

In Memoriam: Vera Florence Cooper Rubin, 1928-2016

In Memoriam: Vera Florence Cooper Rubin, 1928-2016

Vera Rubin was the only astronomy major in her 1948 graduating class at Vassar College. Seeking to obtain a Ph.D. in astronomy at Princeton University, Rubin was denied admission due to her gender. After obtaining a Ph.D. at Georgetown University, her research confirmed the existence of “dark matter” in the universe.

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

Ann Johnson, an associate professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University in Ithaca New York. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at Cornell in 2015. Previously, she was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Winans, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Winans, 1965-2016

Elizabeth Winans was a clinical associate professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She had served on the university’s faculty since 2007.

In Memoriam: Sydney Hall Blair, 1949-2016

In Memoriam: Sydney Hall Blair, 1949-2016

On December 6, Sydney Blair, an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Virginia, left her class on nonfiction creative writing early, saying she was not feeling well. She died six days later.

In Memoriam: Susan M. Christopherson, 1947-2016

In Memoriam: Susan M. Christopherson, 1947-2016

Dr. Christopherson joined the faculty at Cornell University in 1987. She was the first woman to be appointed a professor of city and regional planning at Cornell and the first woman to chair her department.

In Memoriam: Mary Aquin O'Neill, 1941-2016

In Memoriam: Mary Aquin O’Neill, 1941-2016

Sister Mary Aquin O’Neill was a theologian who taught at many colleges and universities and was the co-founder of Mount Saint Agnes Theological Center for Women in Baltimore, Maryland,

In Memoriam: Hope Lewis, 1962-2016

In Memoriam: Hope Lewis, 1962-2016

Hope Lewis was a professor at the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, where she had served on the faculty for a quarter century. Earlier, she was an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

In Memoriam: Jane Huttenlocher, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Jane Huttenlocher, 1932-2016

Jane Huttenlocher conducted research and taught at the University of Chicago for 40 years. She was a leading scholar on how children acquire language and mathematical skills

In Memoriam: Katie L. Vale, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Katie L. Vale, 1965-2016

Dr. Vale was the vice president for information and library services at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She also held the title of College Librarian. Before coming to Bates, Dr. Vale held library posts at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In Memoriam: Virginia Lester, 1931-2016

In Memoriam: Virginia Lester, 1931-2016

Dr. Virginia Lester served as president of what is now Mary Baldwin University from 1976 to 1985. After stepping down as president in 1985, Dr. Lester earned a law degree at Stanford University.

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

Debra Saunders-White, the 11th chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, died on November 26. Dr. Saunders-White was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015 and took a medical leave of absence in August 2016.

In Memoriam: Sandra Lynn Morgen, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Sandra Lynn Morgen, 1950-2016

Dr. Morgen joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 1991 as an associate professor of sociology. She joined the anthropology department in 2002. From 1991 to 2006, Dr. Morgen was director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the university.

In Memoriam: Maria Minnette Massey, 1927-2016

In Memoriam: Maria Minnette Massey, 1927-2016

Professor Massey was the first woman to serve on the faculty at the University of Miami School of Law. She was also the first woman to hold a dean position at the school. Professor Massey served on the law school’s faculty for 57 years.

In Memoriam: Dolly Diane Purvis Loyd, 1943-2016

In Memoriam: Dolly Diane Purvis Loyd, 1943-2016

After working in the retail industry, Dolly Loyd joined the faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1979 and taught marketing there for 35 years. She retired in 2104.

In Memoriam: Lennette Johnson Ivy, 1953-2016

In Memoriam: Lennette Johnson Ivy, 1953-2016

Professor Ivy joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 1990. She served as clinical supervisor in speech pathology, an assistant and associate professor, and chair of the department of communication sciences and disorders.

In Memoriam: Ingeborg H. Solbrig, 1923-2016

In Memoriam: Ingeborg H. Solbrig, 1923-2016

Professor Solbrig was a native of Weissenfels, Germany. After obtaining a Ph.D. at Stanford, she taught at the University of Rhode Island, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and the University of Kentucky before joining the faculty at the University of Iowa in 1975.