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In Memoriam: Jane Hawkins Raimi, 1950-2017

In Memoriam: Jane Hawkins Raimi, 1950-2017

Professor Hawkins Raimi served as chair of the department of music at Duke University from 2010 to 2014. She also served two terms as director of performance for the music department. She had served on the Duke faculty for nearly 40 years.

In Memoriam: Joan Kain, 1927-2017

In Memoriam: Joan Kain, 1927-2017

oan Kain, who served for 17 years on the biology department faculty at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, held master’s degrees from Marquette University, the University of Northern Arizona, the University of Minnesota, and Macalester College.

In Memoriam: Peggy Sue Caudle Vining, 1929-2017

In Memoriam: Peggy Sue Caudle Vining, 1929-2017

Peggy Sue Caudle Vining was the poet laureate of the state of Arkansas and served for 21 years as the director of the Children’s Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

In Memoriam: Lilli Schwenk Hornig, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Lilli Schwenk Hornig, 1921-2017

Lilli Hornig was a chemist and an educator who conducted research on the atomic bomb. She served as chair of the department of chemistry at what is now Trinity Washington University.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline A. DeWalt, 1952-2017

In Memoriam: Jacqueline A. DeWalt, 1952-2017

Jacqueline DeWalt was the former long-time director of the Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Education (PEOPLE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In Memoriam: Cecelia Marie O'Connell, 1927-2017

In Memoriam: Cecelia Marie O’Connell, 1927-2017

Peggy McConnell was a graduate of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and served on the faculty there from 1967 to `998.

In Memoriam: Barbara Buchanan Lewis, 1938-2017

In Memoriam: Barbara Buchanan Lewis, 1938-2017

Barbara Buchanan Lewis was the first woman to serve as dean of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Prior to her career in academia, Professor Lewis worked as an attorney for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In Memoriam: Joan W. Blos, 1928-2017

In Memoriam: Joan W. Blos, 1928-2017

A graduate of Vassar College, Blos, who won a National Book Award in 1980, taught at the Bank Street College of Education in New York. Later she served on the faculty at the University of Michigan.

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McKinney Edmonds, 1932-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McKinney Edmonds, 1932-2017

Mary Edmonds was a faculty member at Cleveland State University, a dean at Bowling Green State University, and vice provost for student affairs at Stanford University.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Bolden Beck, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Bolden Beck, 1931-2017

Dr. Beck started her career at Florida A&M University in 1958 as an instructor of nursing. She retired in 2000 after serving as the leader of the School of Allied Health Sciences at the university for 18 years.

In Memoriam: Mari Lyn Salvador, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Mari Lyn Salvador, 1940-2017

Mari Lyn Salvador was the former director of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a long-time faculty member at the University of New Mexico.

In Memoriam: Verda Mae Dale, 1916-2017

In Memoriam: Verda Mae Dale, 1916-2017

Dr. Dale was a native of Kansas and grew up on a cattle farm. She rode a horse to her high school, where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class. Dr. Dale had a long career in higher education at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Hawaii.

In Memoriam: Mary Miriam Cochran, 1963-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Miriam Cochran, 1963-2017

Mary Cochran taught dance at Mills College in Oakland, California, and Barnard College in New York City and was a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for 12 years.

In Memoriam: Gloria Johnson-Powell, 1936-2017

In Memoriam: Gloria Johnson-Powell, 1936-2017

Gloria Johnson-Powell, one of the first women to hold a tenured faculty post at Harvard Medical School. She also taught at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Wisconsin.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Sutton Stuart, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Sutton Stuart, 1940-2017

Dr. Stuart taught and conducted research at the University of Massachusetts for 37 years. She directed the university’s program in chlamydia vaccine research and was issued six patents.

In Memoriam: Carol L. Higy, 1955-2017

In Memoriam: Carol L. Higy, 1955-2017

Dr. Higy served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke for 18 years. In addition to teaching, she served as associate dean of the School of Education at the university.

In Memoriam: Jackie O'Hara, 1933-2017

In Memoriam: Jackie O’Hara, 1933-2017

In announcing her death, the university stated that Professor O’Hara “taught, mentored, and advised more St. Catherine students than anyone who has ever taught at the university.”

In Memoriam: Juana Gamero de Coca, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Juana Gamero de Coca, 1959-2017

Juana Gamero de Coca was an associate professor of Spanish at Middlebury College in Vermont. A native of Spain, Dr. Gamero de Coca’s scholarship was focused on twentieth and twenty-first century Spanish culture and literature with a focus on gender issues.

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

Hope Glidden was a professor of French and Francophone studies at Syracuse University in New York. She joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 2010 after teaching at Tulane University in New Orleans.

In Memoriam: Elousie Mildred Bell, 1935-2017

In Memoriam: Elousie Mildred Bell, 1935-2017

Professor Bell taught in the English department at Brigham Young University for 31 years from 1963 to 1994. She also served as associate dean of general and honors education.

In Memoriam: Connie M. Thorngren, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Connie M. Thorngren, 1940-2017

Connie Thorngren came to Boise State in 1970 as the head coach for women’s basketball. She continued to lead the basketball program after being named director of women’s athletics in 1974.

In Memoriam: Jane Ann Blumenfeld, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Jane Ann Blumenfeld, 1922-2017

Jane Ann Blumenfeld was a pioneer of special education programs in the state of New Mexico who taught courses at the University of New Mexico.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips was a professor of psychology and served as provost at the University of Florida, the University at Buffalo, and Arizona State University.

In Memoriam: Lesley Krista McAllister, 1970-2017

In Memoriam: Lesley Krista McAllister, 1970-2017

Lesley McAllister was a professor of law at the University of California, Davis. She served on the faculty at the University of San Diego School of Law from 2005 to 2013.

In Memoriam: Joan Metcalf Schaefer, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Joan Metcalf Schaefer, 1921-2017

Joan Metcalf Schaefer served as dean of women for 37 years at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Upon retirement, she maintained an office on campus as dean emerita and each year continued to take students from the university to International Summer School at the University of Cambridge in England.

In Memoriam: Susan Klem Jackson

In Memoriam: Susan Klem Jackson

Dr. Susan Jackson began teaching at Boston University in 1982 as a lecturer in French. At the time of her death, she was an associate professor of French and assistant provost for general education at the university.

In Memoriam: Virginia Claire Higbie, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Virginia Claire Higbie, 1932-2016

Virginia Higbie served as the second dean of the College of Health and Social Services at new Mexico State University from 1988 to 2000. She returned as interim dean in 2008.

In Memoriam: Frances Wu, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Frances Wu, 1921-2017

Frances Wu was a field instructor for the Columbia University School of Social Work and the first Chinese American to receive a doctorate in social work at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

In Memoriam: Hannah Frank, 1984-2017

In Memoriam: Hannah Frank, 1984-2017

Hannah Frank, an assistant professor of film studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, died on August 28, from what authorities believe was a case of pneumococcal meningitis. She was 33 years old.

In Memoriam: Melissa Trifiletti, 1969-2017

In Memoriam: Melissa Trifiletti, 1969-2017

Melissa Trifiletti was named director of admissions at Colorado State in 2014 and had achieved record enrollments over the past two years. She was promoted to vice president for enrollment and access in April.

In Memoriam: Ann Jennalie Cook Calhoun, 1934-2017

In Memoriam: Ann Jennalie Cook Calhoun, 1934-2017

Ann Cook Calhoun, an expert on Shakespeare, was a professor of English emerita at Vanderbilt University. in 1982, she became the first woman in the English department at Vanderbilt to earn tenure after being promoted through the ranks.

In Memoriam: John Christine Wolkerstorfer, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: John Christine Wolkerstorfer, 1931-2017

Professor Wolkerstorfer taught American history at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, for 24 years. She retired in 1997.

In Memoriam: Delia Graff Fara, 1969-2017

In Memoriam: Delia Graff Fara, 1969-2017

Professor Fara taught undergraduate and graduate courses on logic, semantics, and the philosophy of language at Princeton University in New Jersey.

In Memoriam: Wanda S. Mitchell, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Wanda S. Mitchell, 1959-2017

Dr. Mitchell served as the chief diversity officer at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and was an affiliate professor in the department of counseling and special education in the university’s School of Education.

In Memoriam: Kavita Saraswathi Datla, 1975-2017

In Memoriam: Kavita Saraswathi Datla, 1975-2017

Kavita Datla was an associate professor of history at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Her research focused on the political, social, and cultural history of South Asia.