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In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In 1973, Dr. Lynch joined the faculty at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She taught biology there for almost 20 years. In 1992, Dr. Lynch accepted an appointment as dean of the Graduate School, vice chancellor for research, and professor of ecological and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

Dr. Konek was associate dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wichita State University in Kansas for 19 years. She served on the faculty of the English department and the women’s studies department for 35 years until her retirement in 2005.

In Memoriam: Marie Borroff, 1923-2019

In Memoriam: Marie Borroff, 1923-2019

In 1959, Dr. Borroff became the first woman appointed to Yale’s department of English. In 1965, she was named a full professor of English, making her one of the first two women granted tenure in any department of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

In Memoriam: Joan Callahan, 1946-2019

In Memoriam: Joan Callahan, 1946-2019

In 1986, Dr. Callahan joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky, where she taught philosophy for the remainder of career. There she was director of what is now the Gender and Women’s Studies Program from 1998 to 2002 and again from 2003 to 2007. She retired in 2011.

In Memoriam: Bonnie Roach, 1957-2019

In Memoriam: Bonnie Roach, 1957-2019

Dr. Roach began her career at Ohio University in 1989 as a faculty member in the management department. Over the course of her 31-year career, she taught courses in human resource management and business law.

In Memoriam: Adelaide Cromwell, 1919-2019

In Memoriam: Adelaide Cromwell, 1919-2019

Dr. Cromwell first joined the Boston University faculty in 1951. Two years later, she co-founded the university’s African Studies Center. In 1969, she founded the university’s African American studies program, the country’s second such program and the first to offer a graduate degree in the subject.

In Memoriam: Byrdie Annette Larkin, 1952-2019

In Memoriam: Byrdie Annette Larkin, 1952-2019

Dr. Larkin joined the faculty at Alabama State University in 1977. At the time, she was the only women faculty member in the department of political science. She taught at the university for 39 years until her retirement in 2016.

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In 1969, Dr. Sudarkasa joined the faculty at the University of Michigan. She was the first tenured African American faculty member at the university. In 1986, she was appointed the eleventh president of historically Black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and served in that role for 12 years.

In Memoriam: Julie Marie Heinz-Johnson, 1965-2019

In Memoriam: Julie Marie Heinz-Johnson, 1965-2019

During her nearly 30-year career at Ripon College, Heinz-Johnson was head coach for several sports and chaired the department of exercise science. In 2010, Heinz-Johnson was named director of athletics, the first woman to hold the position at Ripon College.

In Memoriam: Olivia Cousins, 1948-2019

In Memoriam: Olivia Cousins, 1948-2019

Olivia Cousins was a feminist scholar, historian, and long-time faculty member at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York. She served on the faculty there for more than 30 years.

In Memoriam: Laurel L. Wilkening, 1944-2019

In Memoriam: Laurel L. Wilkening, 1944-2019

In 1993, Dr. Wilkening, a planetary scientist, came to the University of California, Irvine as the school’s third chancellor and the third woman chancellor in University of California System history. In 2013, an asteroid discovered by NASA-funded astronomers at the University of Arizona was officially named to honor Dr. Wilkening.

In Memoriam: Lydia Hall Lenaghan, 1933-2019

In Memoriam: Lydia Hall Lenaghan, 1933-2019

Dr. Lenaghan began her career at Barnard College as an assistant professor in the department of classics in 1962. She chaired the department from 1974 to 1981 and again in 1985.

In Memoriam: Susan Parker Bloom, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Susan Parker Bloom, 1938-2019

From 1986-2005, Professor Bloom directed the graduate program in Children’s Literature and the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons University in Boston.

In Memoriam: Patricia Telles-Irvin, 1955-2019

In Memoriam: Patricia Telles-Irvin, 1955-2019

Patricia Telles-Irvin was vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Before coming to Northwestern in 2011, Dr. Telles-Irvin served as vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida for seven years. Earlier in her career, she served in various roles at Florida International University.

In Memoriam: Alice Schoenfeld, 1921-2019

In Memoriam: Alice Schoenfeld, 1921-2019

A native of Yugoslavia, Professor Schoenfeld made her professional music debut with the Berlin Philharmonic at age 10. She immigrated to the United States with her sister, Eleonore Schoenfeld, in 1952. Both sisters joined the faculty at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 1959.

In Memoriam: Maraget Asalele Mbilizi-Sawerengera

In Memoriam: Maraget Asalele Mbilizi-Sawerengera

Dr. Mbilzi-Sawerengera, the wife of the Malawi ambassador to the United States, served as an associate professor of educational policy and research at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, an assistant professor of higher education at Northern Illinois University, and an assistant professor of foundations of education at the University of West Alabama.

In Memoriam: Georgianna Alice Mitchell Rivlin, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Georgianna Alice Mitchell Rivlin, 1931-2019

Alice Rivlin, was an educator, founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve System, president of the American Economics Association, and a longtime researcher at the Brookings Institution.

In Memoriam: Georgia Lesh-Laurie, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Georgia Lesh-Laurie, 1938-2019

During long tenure at Cleveland State University, Dr. Lesh-Laurie served in various roles including chair of the biology department, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and interim provost.

In Memoriam: Shirley Bradley LeFlore, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Shirley Bradley LeFlore, 1940-2019

In addition to serving as poet laureate for the city of St. Louis, LeFlore was an educator. She was the first African American assistant dean of students at what is now Webster University in Missouri.

In Memoriam: Kristi Larkin Havens, 1964-2019

In Memoriam: Kristi Larkin Havens, 1964-2019

Dr. Havens joined the University of Tennessee’s department of English in 1996 as a lecturer. She taught courses on composition, public writing, women in American literature, and African-American literature.

In Memoriam: Claire Hill Collins, 1975-2019

In Memoriam: Claire Hill Collins, 1975-2019

Claire Collins was assistant to the chancellor at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She began her career at the university in 2010 as an administrative assistant in the Public Policy Institute.

In Memoriam: Kris Watson, 1973-2019

In Memoriam: Kris Watson, 1973-2019

Watson was assistant director of information access in disability services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She had been a member for the university community for 28 years, beginning as a student in 1991.

In Memoriam: Susan Nutter, 1944-2019

In Memoriam: Susan Nutter, 1944-2019

Susan Nutter was the former vice provost and director of the North Carolina State University Libraries. She served in that role for 20 years before retiring in 2017.

In Memoriam: Barbara "Bobbi" Lee Harris, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara “Bobbi” Lee Harris, 1939-2019

Barbara “Bobbi” Lee Harris was professor emerita of nursing at Syracuse University in New York. Dr. Harris served on the faculty at Syracuse University for 33 years before retiring in 1998. She died on her 80th birthday.

In Memoriam: Louise H. Kellogg, 1959-2019

In Memoriam: Louise H. Kellogg, 1959-2019

Louise Kellogg was a professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Davis. As a researcher, Dr. Kellogg worked on a planetary scale, developing 3D modeling tools to visualize the flows within Earth’s mantle that shape our planet and its environment.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth E. Howell

In Memoriam: Elizabeth E. Howell

Dr. Howell first joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee in 1988 as an assistant professor. She was the first woman to be recruited into the department of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology since its founding 25 years earlier.

In Memoriam: Oma Sue Snider, 1945-2019

In Memoriam: Oma Sue Snider, 1945-2019

Dr. Snider began her career at the University of Delaware in 1983. She was a longtime professor and extension food safety and nutrition specialist who retired in January 2019.

In Memoriam: Lorraine Elizabeth Green Branham, 1952-2019

In Memoriam: Lorraine Elizabeth Green Branham, 1952-2019

A long-time journalist Lorraine Branham became dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York in 2008.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rhodes, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rhodes, 1925-2019

Carolyn Rhodes was professor emerita of English and women’s studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She joined the faculty at the university in 1965 and was instrumental in the founding of the women’s studies program.

In Memoriam: Judy Bolton, 1962-2019

In Memoriam: Judy Bolton, 1962-2019

Dr. Bolton was a Distinguished Professor and head of the medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joined the faculty at the university in 1994.

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Fairfax served as dean of women at what is now Kentucky State University in Frankfort and at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

In Memoriam: Mildred Inzer Byers, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Mildred Inzer Byers, 1926-2019

Byers joined the faculty at Salem College in 1957 and served there for the next 35 years. During her tenure, she taught courses in American social and cultural history, British history, American women’s history, U.S. history, and Russian history.

In Memoriam: Bettye Meyers, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Bettye Meyers, 1926-2019

Dr. Myers held teaching positions at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Alabama College, and the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at Texas Woman’s University in 1961. She served as a professor of kinesiology until her retirement as professor emerita in 2015.

In Memoriam: Irene Osterbrock, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Irene Osterbrock, 1926-2019

While her husband Donald was director of the Lick Observatory at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Irene played a constant role in his career by editing his work and organizing his records. She also spent more than 20 years as a volunteer in the university’s library where she managed astronomy archives.

In Memoriam: June Stewart, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: June Stewart, 1940-2019

Stewart began her career at Vanderbilt in 1973 as a secretary in the sports information office. In 1993, she was named associate athletics director and remained in that position until her retirement in 2001.