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In Memoriam: Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018

In Memoriam: Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018

Shange was a professor of women’s studies at the University of Florida from 2002 to 2006. She was the author of the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf.”

In Memoriam: Sharon Tolbert-Glover, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Sharon Tolbert-Glover, 1940-2018

When Sharon Tolbert-Glover was only 15 years old, she became a nun at the convent of the Servites of Mary in Illinois. When she was assigned to a parish in suburban Chicago, the all-White congregants refused to accept her, causing her to resign from the order. She later had a long career in higher education.

In Memoriam: Deborah Welles Hardy, 1928-2018

In Memoriam: Deborah Welles Hardy, 1928-2018

In 1968, Dr. Hardy joined the faculty in the department of history at the University of Wyoming, where she later went on to serve as head of the department. She served as president of the Western Social Science Association.

In Memoriam: Ruth D. Gates, 1962-2018

In Memoriam: Ruth D. Gates, 1962-2018

Ruth D. Gates was the director and researcher at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii Manoa. She had been serving as president of the International Society for Reef Studies since 2015.

In Memoriam: Alison Van Dyke, 1939-2018

In Memoriam: Alison Van Dyke, 1939-2018

Alison Van Dyke was a retired senior lecturer of performing and media arts at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She taught at Cornell from 1977 to 2014.

In Memoriam: Mildred Ollee, 1934-2018

In Memoriam: Mildred Ollee, 1934-2018

Mildred Ollee served as president of Seattle Central Community College in Washington State from 2003 to 2010. She worked in higher education for over 40 years.

In Memoriam: Constance Bland, 1958-2018

In Memoriam: Constance Bland, 1958-2018

Dr. Bland joined the faculty at Mississippi Valley State University in 1991 and was promoted to chair of the mathematics, computer, and information sciences department in 1999. She was named vice president of academic affairs in 2014.

In Memoriam: Colleen Marie Conway-Welch, 1944-2018

In Memoriam: Colleen Marie Conway-Welch, 1944-2018

Colleen Conway-Welch served as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for 29 years. During her time as dean, Dr. Conway-Welch established an accelerated master’s degree program, a Ph.D. program and a doctor of nursing practice program.

In Memoriam: Brenda Armstrong, 1949-2018

In Memoriam: Brenda Armstrong, 1949-2018

Brenda Armstrong was a professor and the senior associate dean for student diversity, recruitment, and retention at Duke University School of Medicine. She was the second Black woman in the United Stated to become a board-certified pediatric cardiologist.

In Memoriam: Maria "Mia" E. Brazill, 1952-2018

In Memoriam: Maria “Mia” E. Brazill, 1952-2018

Maria “Mia” E. Brazill was a librarian at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Gail R. O'Day (1954-2018)

In Memoriam: Gail R. O’Day (1954-2018)

Dr. O’Day was dean of the School of Divinity and professor of the New Testament at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She served as dean from 2010 to June 30, 2018.

In Memoriam: Lois Spier Gray (1924-2018)

In Memoriam: Lois Spier Gray (1924-2018)

Dr. Gray began her career with Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations when she was hired to lead the school’s office in Buffalo. In 1976, she became associate dean of the school’s extension service for the entire state.

In Memoriam: Doris Hughes Cowden (1935-2018)

In Memoriam: Doris Hughes Cowden (1935-2018)

Doris Hughes Cowden was a former assistant to the dean of the J. William Fullbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Linda Rae Daniels, 1953-2018

In Memoriam: Linda Rae Daniels, 1953-2018

Linda R. Daniels worked for Ohio University for 18 years, most recently as director of multicultural programs. Earlier, she was on the staff at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for 14 years.

In Memoriam: Deborah Hatton Beck, 1952-2018

In Memoriam: Deborah Hatton Beck, 1952-2018

Deborah Hatton was professor of special education, emerita, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was the founder and director of the Governor Moorehead Preschool for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Patricia Mercaitis (1950-2018)

In Memoriam: Patricia Mercaitis (1950-2018)

Patricia A Mercaitis was a retired associate professor of speech language pathology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She joined the faculty there in 1983 and taught for more than 30 years.

In Memoriam: Anne Marie Liles

In Memoriam: Anne Marie Liles

Anne Marie Liles was director of experiential affairs and clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Before joining the faculty at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Liles served on the faculty at the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in Alabama.

In Memoriam: Jan Ellen Lewis (1949-2018)

In Memoriam: Jan Ellen Lewis (1949-2018)

Jan Ellen Lewis served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and professor of history at Rutgers University-Newark. Dr. Lewis was a Rutgers-Newark faculty member for over 40 years.

In Memoriam: Michelle R. Howard-Vital, 1953-2018

In Memoriam: Michelle R. Howard-Vital, 1953-2018

Dr. Howard-Vital became Cheyney University’s eleventh and first woman president in 2007. She served in that role until 2014. After stepping down as president of Cheyney Univerity, Dr. Howard-Vital was named provost at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. A year later, she was appointed interim president.

In Memoriam: June Pachuta Farris, 1947-2018

In Memoriam: June Pachuta Farris, 1947-2018

June Pachuta Farris was the bibliographer for Slavic and East European studies and general linguistics for the University of Chicago Libraries.

In Memoriam: Virginia Lee Maxwell George, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Virginia Lee Maxwell George, 1924-2018

Professor George joined the faculty at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 1964 as an instructor of maternal and child nursing. In 1975 she founded the school’s nurse practitioner graduate program and served as director for 15 years.

In Memoriam: Kathleen Burke, 1936-2018

In Memoriam: Kathleen Burke, 1936-2018

In 1972, Dr. Burke was a co-founder of a master’s degree program in counseling and art therapy at Ursuline College, which at the time was the only graduate program in the discipline in the state of Ohio.

In Memoriam: Susan O'Hara, 1938 to 2018

In Memoriam: Susan O’Hara, 1938 to 2018

Susan O’Hara was a long-time leader of the disability rights movement and the former director of the Disabled Students Residence Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

In Memoriam: Sandra Bishnoi, 1973-2018

In Memoriam: Sandra Bishnoi, 1973-2018

Dr. Bishnoi served as a research scientist for the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, before becoming a lecturer in natural sciences and the coordinator of the Sustaining Excellence in Research Scholar program at the university.

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Tindle, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Tindle, 1929-2018

Mary Elizabeth Tindle, associate professor of health, human performance and recreation emerita, taught at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, for 42 years from 1955 to 1997.

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Booras, 1930-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Booras, 1930-2018

After earning a master’s degree at the University of Alabama, Booras joined the faculty at Baylor University in 1956. She taught in the communications studies department at Baylor for 39 years.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

Cheryl Rodgers was an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing where she worked in the children’s oncology group. Dr. Rodgers was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Oncology.

In Memoriam: Kelly Anne Ward, 1963-2018

In Memoriam: Kelly Anne Ward, 1963-2018

Dr. Ward joined the faculty in the department of educational leadership and counseling psychology at Washington State University in 2003 as an assistant professor. At the time of her death, she was a full professor and vice provost for faculty development and recognition.

In Memoriam: Gina Carter-Simmers, 1968-2018

In Memoriam: Gina Carter-Simmers, 1968-2018

Gina Carter-Simmers, the general manager of the public radio station operated by Jackson State University in Mississippi, died late last month after a two-year battle with breast cancer. After her diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer, Carter-Simmers became a staunch advocate for breast cancer survivors.

In Memoriam: Willie Lee Nichols Rose, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Willie Lee Nichols Rose, 1927-2018

Willie Lee Rose was a professor emerita of history at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Professor Rose was a leading authority on the Reconstruction period of U.S. history and a strong advocate for increasing opportunity for women in academia.

In Memoriam: Nina Zippen Baym, 1936-2018

In Memoriam: Nina Zippen Baym, 1936-2018

Dr. Baym, an expert on women’s fiction, joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in 1963 and taught there for 41 years until her retirement in 2004. She served as director of the School of Humanities from 1976 to 1987.

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

Dr. Johnston served as the second chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Kearney from 1993 to 2002. Previously, she was executive vice president and provost at DePaul University in Chicago.

In Memoriam: Anne Mochan, 1943-2018

In Memoriam: Anne Mochan, 1943-2018

Dr. Mochan joined the faculty at the University of Massachuetts in 1971. She taught there for 31 years before retiring in 2002 and being named professor emerita of art history.

In Memoriam: Marta Weigle, 1944-2018

In Memoriam: Marta Weigle, 1944-2018

Dr. Weigle joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 1972 with joint appointments in English and anthropology. Later she chaired the American studies department. Dr. Weigle joined the anthropology department full time in 1993 and served as department chair from 1995 to 2002.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Reinhardt Mabry, 1921-2018

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Reinhardt Mabry, 1921-2018

Dr. Mabry joined the nursing faculty at Emory University in 1948. She remained on the faculty for a half century, retiring in 1998. She was the first person to donate funds to Emory University for 45 consecutive years.