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In Memoriam: Diana Northrup Lockard, 1925-2020

In Memoriam: Diana Northrup Lockard, 1925-2020

Dr. Lockard served as the inaugural dean of students at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. She was also executive director of California Concerns, an organization that promoted leadership for women in California higher education.

In Memoriam: Barbara Ferguson Harland, 1925-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Ferguson Harland, 1925-2020

In 1984, Dr. Harland accepted a faculty position at Howard University. She served as a tenured graduate professor within the department of nutritional sciences in College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences for 30 years. She continued to conduct research in her university laboratory until the age of 90.

In Memoriam: Laurie Schwab Zabin, 1926-2020

In Memoriam: Laurie Schwab Zabin, 1926-2020

Laurie Schwab Zabin, a former professor of population, family and reproductive health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, was an internationally recognized expert on adolescent pregnancy, abortion, and sexual behavior.

In Memoriam: Alyce Chenault Gullattee, 1928-2020

In Memoriam: Alyce Chenault Gullattee, 1928-2020

Dr. Gullattee was appointed to the Howard University faculty in 1970 as a psychiatrist in the department of neuropsychiatry. Over the next half-century she played a signi!cant role in the education and training of literally thousands of physicians.

In Memoriam: Linda Pickthorne Fletcher

In Memoriam: Linda Pickthorne Fletcher

Linda Fletcher served as dean of the business schools at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and the Univerity of Tennessee Chattanooga. In 1964, she was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in applied economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Frances Bartlett Kinne, 1917-2020

In Memoriam: Frances Bartlett Kinne, 1917-2020

Dr. Kinne began her Jacksonville University career in 1958 as a humanities professor. She became the founding dean of the College of Fine Arts in 1961 and served in that capacity until being named president in 1979. Dr. Kinne served as president for 10 years, followed by her time as chancellor from 1989 to 1994.

In Memoriam: Martha Banta 1928-2020

In Memoriam: Martha Banta 1928-2020

Martha Banta was Distinguished Professor of English, Emerita, at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Banta was the author of eight books and was working on two more at the time of her death at the age of 91.

In Memoriam: Marion Joan Faber, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: Marion Joan Faber, 1944-2020

Marion J. Faber was the Scheuer Family Professor Emerita of Humanities and Professor Emerita of German at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She taught at the highly selective liberal arts college for 30 years.

In Memoriam: Anne Hornickel Yuska, 1956-2020

In Memoriam: Anne Hornickel Yuska, 1956-2020

Anne Yuska was the former program director of the NorthStar STEM Alliance at the University of Minnesota. She retired in 2019 after serving on the staff at the university fo a dozen years.

In Memoriam: Karen L. Laughlin, 1951-2020

In Memoriam: Karen L. Laughlin, 1951-2020

Dr. Laughlin came to FSU in 1982 and held a joint appointment in English and humanities for several years. She specialized in modern and American drama, critical theory, and women’s studies. Dr. Laughlin served as head of the undergraduate education for the past 17 years.

In Memorian: Eaven Boland, 1944-2020

In Memorian: Eaven Boland, 1944-2020

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Eavan Boland was the Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in Humanities and the Melvin and Bill Lane Director of the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University.

In Memoriam: Ann Ellen Redelfs, 1957-2020

In Memoriam: Ann Ellen Redelfs, 1957-2020

In 1995, Redelfs was appointed director of external communications at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego. In 2002 she was named ssociate director of public programs for the Cornell Ornithology Lab.

In Memoriam: Helen Pittas Damico, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Helen Pittas Damico, 1931-2020

Helen Damico was professor emerita of medieval language and literature at the University of New Mexico. A native of Greece, she taught at the university for 31 years.

In Memoriam: Helen Tygielski Morgan, 1928-2020

In Memoriam: Helen Tygielski Morgan, 1928-2020

Helen T. Morgan began her career at the University of Delaware in 1963 as a clerk/typist. She rose through the ranks to become manager of the benefits division. Her career at the University spanned more than 40 years.

In Memoriam: Carol Ann Neisess D’Onofrio, 1936-2020

In Memoriam: Carol Ann Neisess D’Onofrio, 1936-2020

Carol Ann Neisess D’Onofrio was professor emerita at the School of Public Health of the University of California, Berkeley. She focused her work on curtailing tobacco and alcohol use among rural youth, increasing the availability of breast and cervical cancer screening, and improving access to end-of-life care.

In Memoriam: Barbara Allen Babcock, 1938-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Allen Babcock, 1938-2020

Barbara A. Babcock was the Judge John Crown Professor of Law, Emerita at Stanford University. In 1972, she became the first woman to serve on the law school faculty at Stanford.

In Memoriam: Jane J. Martin, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Jane J. Martin, 1931-2020

Dr. Martin began her career-long association with Africa in 1961 when she trained teachers in Liberia for that nation’s Ministry of Education. Dr. Martin taught African history at various institutions of higher learning in the United States as well as at the University of Liberia and the University of Calabar in Nigeria.

In Memoriam: Ruth B. Mandel, 1938-2020

In Memoriam: Ruth B. Mandel, 1938-2020

Professor Mandel served for 24 years as director of Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics. She was a Board of Governors Professor of Politics and a senior scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics.

In Memoriam: Alicia Lawrence, 1983-2020

In Memoriam: Alicia Lawrence, 1983-2020

Alicia Lawrence was deputy dean and executive director of residential life and housing at Barnard College in New York City. Before joining the staff at Barnard, Lawrence held administrative posts at Rutgers University, Montclair State University, and Ohio University.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

Professor Cheryl Wall focused on African-American literature, American literature, and feminist criticism. She first joined the faculty at Rutgers University in 1972. and had planned on retiring this year.

In Memoriam: Denise Michelle Chapman Montgomery, 1959-2020

In Memoriam: Denise Michelle Chapman Montgomery, 1959-2020

Dr. Montgomery was the founding dean of the College of Health Sciences at Alabama State University. Earlier in her career, she taught at Langston University in Oklahoma and Florida A&M University.

In Memoriam: Mylla Urban, 1941-2020

In Memoriam: Mylla Urban, 1941-2020

Mylla Urban was professor of physical education, athletics & recreation, emerita, at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. She worked at the college for 30 years as a professor, atheltics director, department chair, and associate dean.

In Memoriam: Ellen Kay Compton, 1938-2020

In Memoriam: Ellen Kay Compton, 1938-2020

In 1980, Dr. Compton was hired to work in the special collections unit at the University of Arkansas Libraries. She remained on the staff until 2009. Dr. Compton served as president of the Arkansas Historical Association from 1986-1988.

In Memoriam: Esther Sue Kanipe, 1945-2020

In Memoriam: Esther Sue Kanipe, 1945-2020

In 1976, Dr. Kanipe came to Hamilton College and taught there for 35 years, retiring in 2011. She was the first woman scholar ever granted tenure at the college. Her research focused on modern French history and governmental social policy toward women and family.

In Memoriam: Vera Stepen Pless, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Vera Stepen Pless, 1931-2020

Dr. Pless was one of the world’s top experts in the field of error-correcting codes. She taught in the mathematics department at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1975 to 2006.

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

Karen L. Daniel, professor emerita of law at Northwestern University and the former director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the university, was killed when she was struck by a pick-up truck while she was walking her dog in Oak Park, Illinois.

In Memoriam: Athena Milatovich Cherry, 1959-2020

In Memoriam: Athena Milatovich Cherry, 1959-2020

Dr. Cherry was a professor of pathology and of pediatrics at the Stanford School of Medicine. She also served as the director of Stanford’s Cytogenetics Laboratory, where she oversaw, evaluated, and diagnosed thousands of patient cases each year.

In Memoriam: Clara D. Bloomfield, 1942-2020

In Memoriam: Clara D. Bloomfield, 1942-2020

Dr. Bloomfield, of Ohio State University, was well known for her more than 50 years of groundbreaking research in blood cancers, particularly acute myeloid leukemia. She was the first scientist to prove that adults with acute leukemia, including the elderly, could be cured with chemotherapy.

In Memoriam: Rosemary Santana Cooney, 1946-2020

In Memoriam: Rosemary Santana Cooney, 1946-2020

Dr. Clooney began her career at Fordham as an assistant professor of sociology in 1974. She was awarded tenure in 1980 and later served as chair of the department of sociology. In 2000, Professor Clooney was appointed associate dean of Fordham College.

In Memoriam: Ida Stephens Owens, 1939-2020

In Memoriam: Ida Stephens Owens, 1939-2020

Ida Stephens Owens was the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. at Duke University. Dr. Owens was the first scientist to determine genetic defects in children with Crigler-Najjar diseases, a rare disorder often causing brain damage in infants.

In Memoriam: Barbara Ann Kelly

In Memoriam: Barbara Ann Kelly

In 1971, BarbaKelly was appointed assistant director of intramurals and physical education at the University of Virginia, becoming the first full-time female athletic staff member at the university. She remained on the athletics department staff until her retirement in 2009.

In Memoriam: Mildred “Millie” Barrett West, 1934-2020

In Memoriam: Mildred “Millie” Barrett West, 1934-2020

Millie West was a pioneer in the administration of women’s athletics. She served on the staff of the athletics department at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, from 1959 to 1991.

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

Katherine W. Phillips was the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the director of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at the business school at Columbia University in New York City.

In Memoriam: MaryLou Butler, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: MaryLou Butler, 1944-2020

Dr. Butler then served on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania for seven years. In 1987, she joined the faculty at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was named president of the college in 1996 and served in that role until her retirement in 2005.

In Memoriam: Sidney Carolyn Littlefield Kasfir, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Sidney Carolyn Littlefield Kasfir, 1939-2019

After teaching at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dr. Kasfir joined the Emory University faculty in 1989. She was an internationally renowned scholar of contemporary African art.