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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.

In Memoriam: Jane Shell Raymond, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Jane Shell Raymond, 1938-2019

Dr. Raymond began her career in academia at her alma mater, Reed College, where she taught both chemistry and mathematics. She later taught at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley. She joined the faculty at the California Institute of Technology in 1977. She retired in 2009.

In Memoriam: Suzanne Doviak, 1949-2019

In Memoriam: Suzanne Doviak, 1949-2019

Professor Doviak began her 37-year career at Old Dominion University in 1980 as an instructor in the department of economics. In 1988, she moved to the department of mathematics and statistics. She retired from the university in 2017.

In Memoriam: Gilberte Greiner Van Treese, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Gilberte Greiner Van Treese, 1927-2019

Gilberte Van Treese grew up in Paris and lived there during World War II. She was an expert in twentieth-century French literature and French history during the war years. She served on the faculty at Sweet Briar College in Virginia for 26 years.

In Memoriam: Anne Firor Scott, 1921-2019

In Memoriam: Anne Firor Scott, 1921-2019

Dr. Scott, an authority on U.S. women’s hitory, was hired as a full-time Duke University faculty member in 1961. In 1980, she became the history department chair. Dr. Scott retired from her position in 1991.

In Memoriam: Manderline W. Scales, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Manderline W. Scales, 1927-2019

After 20 years in the public schools of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dr. Scales joined the staff at Winston-Salem State University. She served as dean of women, director of student affairs and assistant vice chancellor of student affairs and development.

In Memoriam: Jill Mattuck Tarule, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Jill Mattuck Tarule, 1943-2019

Over a long career in higher education, Dr. Tarule taught at Goddard College in Plainfied, Vermont, Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the University of Vermont.

In Memoriam: Faye Elizabeth Coleman, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Faye Elizabeth Coleman, 1940-2019

Faye Elizabeth Coleman joined the faculty at Old Dominion University in Norfilk, Virginia, in 1978 as an assistant professor. In 1980, she became director for the graduate program in medical laboratory sciences for students in several diagnostic professions. She retired in 2016.

In Memoriam: Barbara Tsakirgis, 1954-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara Tsakirgis, 1954-2019

Dr. Tsakirgis first joined the Vanderbilt University faculty in 1984. Her academic research focused on the complex relationship between private and public spaces and the experiences of households and communities in the ancient Mediterranean world.

In Memoriam: Feleta Wilson, 1945-2019

In Memoriam: Feleta Wilson, 1945-2019

Dr. Wilson, an associate professor of nursing at Wayne State University in Detroit, focused her academic research on patient education and patient health literacy to reduce health disparities and inequities in vulnerable populations.

In Memoriam: Yvonne Young Clark, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Yvonne Young Clark, 1929-2019

In 1956, Professor Clark joined the faculty at what was then Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State University in Nashville. Clark retired as a professor emerita in 2011 at what is now Tennessee State University after serving on the faculty for 55 years.

In Memoriam: Mary Jo Wynn, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Jo Wynn, 1931-2019

Mary Jo Wynn served as a coach and administrator in the athletics department at what is now Missouri State University for more than 40 years.

In Memoriam: Rosemary Mariner, 1953-2019

In Memoriam: Rosemary Mariner, 1953-2019

Rosemary Mariner, one of the first women to serve as an aviator in the U.S. Navy, was a resident scholar in the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee. Earlier, she was the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Professor of Military Studies at the National War College.

In Memoriam: Mary Lou Lacey, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Lou Lacey, 1929-2019

After teaching at Catholic schools in Springfield, Massachusetts, Sister Lacey joined the staff at at the College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Massachusetts, serving as director of public information and director of public relations. She was on the staff for 21 years until her retirement in 2001.

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver, 1935-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver, 1935-2019

Mary Oliver, who won the Pulitzer prize and a National Book Award, taught at Sweet Briar College in Virginia from 1991 to 1995. She was instrumental in expanding Sweet Briar’s creative writing program.

In Memoriam: Doris Grove Skillman Stockton, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Doris Grove Skillman Stockton, 1924-2018

The second woman to ever earn a doctoral degree from Brown University, in 1954, Dr. Stockton was appointed an instructor in mathematics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She remained on the university’s faculty for 52 years.

In Memoriam: Karen Glaser, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: Karen Glaser, 1938-2018

In 1971, Karen Glaser was appointed dean of students at the University of New Mexico. She held that post for the next 26 years until her retirement in 1997.

In Memoriam: Irene Leota Moore Wright, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Irene Leota Moore Wright, 1927-2019

Throughout her career, Dr. Wright held faculty positions as Atlanta University, Clark College, Spelman College, Tuskegee Institute, Albany State College, and Saint Louis University.

In Memoriam: Zina Tillona, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Zina Tillona, 1929-2018

Dr. Tillona first taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1951 as an instructor in Romance languages. After teaching abroad and at Wellesley College and Boston University, Dr. Tillona returned to Amherst in 1966 as professor of Italian and head of the Italian language program.

In Memoriam: Eileen Haughey Searls, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Eileen Haughey Searls, 1925-2019

Professor Searls joined the Saint Louis University law library faculty in 1952, after the school had reopened following World War II. She remained there until her retirement in 2000.

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Israels Perry, 1939-2018

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Israels Perry, 1939-2018

Elisabeth Israels Perry was professor emerita of history and women’s and gender studies at Saint Louis University. She taught at a large number of academic institutions before settling in at Saint Louis University in 1999.

In Memoriam: Shirley Jo DuBois Carey, 1936-2019

In Memoriam: Shirley Jo DuBois Carey, 1936-2019

Dr. Carey taught and conducted research at Emory University School of Nursing for 27 years. In 1976 she assumed responsibility for training clinical nurse specialists in maternal-child health. Her efforts helped create the nurse midwifery, neonatal/perinatal, and child health programs at the nursing school.

In Memoriam: Bernice Sandler, 1928-2019

In Memoriam: Bernice Sandler, 1928-2019

Bernice Sandler was often referred to as the “godmother of Title IX.” When she applied for her first job in academia, she was told she came “on too strong for a woman.”

In Memoriam: Tasia Smith, 1986-2018

In Memoriam: Tasia Smith, 1986-2018

Tasia Smith was the Evergreen Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services at the University of Oregon. Only 32 years old at the time of her death, Dr. Smith had joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 2016.

In Memoriam: Susan West Marmagas, 1967-2018

In Memoriam: Susan West Marmagas, 1967-2018

Susan West Marmagas was director of the master of public health degree program and associate professor of practice in the department of population health sciences at Virginia Tech and instructor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke.

In Memoriam: Gellestrina DiMaggio, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Gellestrina DiMaggio, 1923-2018

Professor DiMaggio joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts as a nursing instructor in 1954. An expert in maternal-child nursing, she and three other women were the first faculty members in what later became the College of Nursing.

In Memoriam: Rita Smith-Wade-El, 1948-2018

In Memoriam: Rita Smith-Wade-El, 1948-2018

Dr. Smith-Wade-El served as a professor of psychology and the director of the African Americans studies minor program at Millersville University in Pnnsylvania. She was also co-director of the Ethnic Studies Learning Community Freshman Experience at the university.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maccoby, 1917-2018

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maccoby, 1917-2018

Professor Maccoby was the first woman to chair the psychology department at Stanford. She held that post from 1973 to 1976.

In Memoriam: Jenessa R. Shapiro, 1980-2018

In Memoriam: Jenessa R. Shapiro, 1980-2018

Dr. Shapiro, an associate professor of psychology who also held an endowed chair in management at UCLA, was an expert in stereotype threat and prejudice in intergroup relations and a strong advocate for increasing educational and career opportunities for women in STEM fields.

In Memoriam: Patricia Henderson Shimm

In Memoriam: Patricia Henderson Shimm

Patricia Henderson Shimm was the founding teacher and associate director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Devevopment at Barnard College in New York City. She served as associate director of the Toddler Center from 1972 to 2007.