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In Memoriam: Julia Blanche Anderson, 1951-2017

In Memoriam: Julia Blanche Anderson, 1951-2017

Julia B. Anderson was the founding director of the Institute for Racial and Ethnic Health Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Later, she was a special assistant to the deputy director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

In Memoriam: Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977-2017

In Memoriam: Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977-2017

Maryam Mirzakhani was a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, attaining the rank of full professor at the age of 31. In 2014 Professor Mirzakhani was awarded the Fields Medal, considered by many as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics.” She was the first woman to win the award, which was established in 1936.

In Memoriam: Patricia K. Keely, 1963-2017

In Memoriam: Patricia K. Keely, 1963-2017

Patti Keely was the Jan and Kathryn Ver Hagan Professor of Translational Research and chair of the department of cell and regenerative biology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

In Memoriam: Isabelle Clark-Decès, 1956-2017

In Memoriam: Isabelle Clark-Decès, 1956-2017

Isabelle Clark-Decès, a professor of anthropology at Princeton University, died as a result of a fall late last month in the village of Mussoorie, India. She was teaching a six-week course for undergraduate students.

In Memoriam: Mary Thompson, 1928-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Thompson, 1928-2017

Sister Mary Thompson joined the faculty at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1964. She taught there for 36 years until her retirement in 2000. She chaired the chemistry department there for 21 years.

In Memoriam: Geri Antoinette Allen, 1957-2017

In Memoriam: Geri Antoinette Allen, 1957-2017

Geri Allen, an accomplished jazz pianist and composer, taught at the University of Michigan for 10 years before becoming director of the jazz studies program at the University of Pittsburgh in 2014.

In Memoriam: Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, 1922-2017

Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey was the only alumna and the first woman to serve as president of Texas Woman’s University. She was named president of the university in 1976 and served in that role until her retirement in 1986.

In Memoriam: Yeworkwha Belachew, 1952-2017

In Memoriam: Yeworkwha Belachew, 1952-2017

Yeworkwha Belachew served as assistant dean, ombudsperson, and founder of the Dialogue Center at Oberlin College. She retired in 2015 after more than 35 years of service to the college.

In Memoriam: Herma Hill Kay, 1934-2017

In Memoriam: Herma Hill Kay, 1934-2017

Herma Hill Kay served on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law for 57 years. In 1992, she became the first woman dean at the law school.

In Memoriam: Jeanette Collier Phillips, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Jeanette Collier Phillips, 1931-2017

Dr. Phillips was a driving force to bring the National Food Service Management Institute to the University of Mississippi. The street that passes directly in front of the institute’s headquarters is now known as Jeanette Phillips Drive.

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

After teaching at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Professor Burnett joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1961 and was promoted to full professor in 1970. She served as chair of the department of classical languages and literatures from 1969 to 1972. She retired in 1992.

In Memoriam: Donna J. Webb, 1967-2017

In Memoriam: Donna J. Webb, 1967-2017

Donna J. Webb joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University in 2005 and conducted research on cell motility and its role in cancer metastasis.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Ellis Staton, 1946-2017

In Memoriam: Carolyn Ellis Staton, 1946-2017

Carolyn Ellis Staton, the first woman to hold the position of provost at the University of Mississippi. At Yale law School she was a roommate of Hillary Rodham. The former First Lady and presidential candidate spoke at Dr. Staton’s funeral service.

In Memoriam: Anna Louise Cherrie Epps, 1930-2017

In Memoriam: Anna Louise Cherrie Epps, 1930-2017

In 1997 Dr. Epps was named dean of the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College, making her not only Meharry’s first female dean of the medical school, but also the only African-American woman with a Ph.D. to become dean of a U.S. medical school.

In Memoriam: Antje Bultmann Lemke, 1918-2017

In Memoriam: Antje Bultmann Lemke, 1918-2017

At the end of World War II, Lemke was in the Russian quarter of Berlin. She escaped in a wooden crate that was marked as packaging for a telescope to be sent to West Berlin. She taught at Syracuse University in New York from 1952 to 1986.

In Memoriam: Janice Anne Joel Read, 1925-2017

In Memoriam: Janice Anne Joel Read, 1925-2017

Sister Joel Reed joined the history department faculty at Alverno College in Milwaukee in 1955. She served as president of the women’s college from 1968 to 2003.

In Memoriam: Chana Bloch, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Chana Bloch, 1940-2017

Chana Bloch was an acclaimed poet and professor emerita of English literature at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Dr. Bloch joined the faculty at Scripps College in 1973 and taught there for 32 years. At Scripps, she was the director of the creative writing program.

In Memoriam: Sally O'Neill Tyler Lehr, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Sally O’Neill Tyler Lehr, 1942-2017

Dr. Lehr had a 57-year relationship with Emory University as a student, graduate student, staff nurse, instructor, or professor at the University.

In Memoriam: Gloria P. Hill, 1947-2017

In Memoriam: Gloria P. Hill, 1947-2017

Dr. Hill joined the staff at Carnegie Mellon University in 1972 as an academic adviser. Later, she served as assistant vice provost for education and assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Morrison, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Morrison, 1921-2017

Mary Alice Morrison was a professor emerita in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. During World War II, she served in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

In Memoriam: Bettye B. Burkhalter, 1941-2017

In Memoriam: Bettye B. Burkhalter, 1941-2017

While at Auburn, Bettye Burkhalter served a graduate professor of education, special assistant to the vice president for research, director of the Auburn University Economic Development Institute, associate provost for assessment and quality improvement and academic affairs.

In Memoriam: Beth Kulakofsky Smith, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Beth Kulakofsky Smith, 1921-2017

Beth Smith taught leadership and management courses at the Henry M. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. An endowed chair at the School of Management was named in her honor. Smith and her husband also endowed a chair in Jewish studies at Wellesley College.

In Memoriam: Carol Vergene DeRolf, 1933-2017

In Memoriam: Carol Vergene DeRolf, 1933-2017

Carol DeRolf joined the staff at the Child Study Center at Old Dominion University in 1974. There she was a preschool teacher and instructor for childhood education students at the university. She retired from teaching in 2011 after 37 years at the Child Study Center.

In Memoriam: Margaret Catherine Berry, 1915-2017

In Memoriam: Margaret Catherine Berry, 1915-2017

Margaret Berry served in several administrative positions during a long career at the University of Texas at Austin. She also wrote several books about the university’s history.

In Memoriam: Joy Theresa DeSensi, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Joy Theresa DeSensi, 1945-2017

Professor DeSensi served on the faculty at the University of Tennessee for nearly 40 years. She served as professor and chair of the department of kinesiology, recreation, and sports studies and as associate dean for the university’s Graduate School.

In Memoriam: Caren L. Diefenderfer

In Memoriam: Caren L. Diefenderfer

Professor Diefenderfer joined the faculty at Hollins University in 1977. In January of this year, she was presented with the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award from the Mathematical Association of America.

In Memoriam: Natalie Whitford Uhl, 1919-2017

In Memoriam: Natalie Whitford Uhl, 1919-2017

Dr. Uhl, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Professor Emerita at Cornell University, was an expert in the anatomy of the palm family of plants. In 1979, Dr. Uhl was named editor of the journal now known as Palms. She held that post for 21 years.

In Memoriam: Alice Louise Davison, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Alice Louise Davison, 1940-2017

Alice Davison was an associate professor emerita in the department of linguistics at the University of Iowa. She joined the faculty at the university in 1989 and retired from teaching in 2016.

In Memoriam: Lisel Judge, 1916-2017

In Memoriam: Lisel Judge, 1916-2017

Lisel Judge was a former faculty member, athletic administrator, and the longtime women’s fencing coach at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Vivien Alice Casagrande, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Vivien Alice Casagrande, 1942-2017

Vivien Casagrande was a research professor of cell and development biology, a professor of ophthamology and visual sciences, and a professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University. She had taught at Vanderbilt since 1975.

In Memoriam: Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory, 1923-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory, 1923-2017

Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory was an associate professor emerita in the department of individual and family studies (now human development and family studies) at the University of Delaware.

In Memoriam: Mary Maples Dunn, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Maples Dunn, 1931-2017

Mary Maples Dunn served as the eighth president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, from 1985 to 1995. Later, she was the inaugural dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

In Memoriam: Amanda Kinzer, 1972-2017

In Memoriam: Amanda Kinzer, 1972-2017

Amanda Kinzer was the director of the dance program and an associate professor in the department of communication in theatre arts at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

In Memoriam: Dorothy Pechman Rice, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Dorothy Pechman Rice, 1922-2017

Dorothy Rice was a professor emerita of heath economics in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco and an early proponent of the Medicare system.

In Memoriam: Mary A. Dineen, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Mary A. Dineen, 1922-2017

Mary A. Dineen was one of the first faculty members at the College of Nursing at Niagara University in 1946. Later, she served as dean of the School of Nursing at Boston College for 14 years.