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In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019

In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019

Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke was a professor of law at the University of the District of Columbia, professor emerita of law at Syracuse University in New York, and one of the first African American students to enroll at Duke University in North Carolina.

In Memoriam: John Miriam Jones, 1924-2019

In Memoriam: John Miriam Jones, 1924-2019

Dr. Jones was appointed assistant provost at the University of Notre Dame in 1972 and charged with facilitating the integration of the first 400 women students into the university.

In Memoriam: Emily E. Williamson, 1965-2019

In Memoriam: Emily E. Williamson, 1965-2019

Williamson became director of the Child Development Center at the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 2003 and remained in that post until her death. She served as an instructor in family and consumer sciences from 2003 to 2010. She then became an instructor in the School of Education.

In Memoriam: Tracie Gibson

In Memoriam: Tracie Gibson

Dr. Gibson joined the staff at the University of Massachusetts in 2017. Before coming to Amherst, Dr. Gibson served on the faculty at the University of Texas-Permian Basin and later at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

In Memoriam: Hilda Carey, 1928-2019

In Memoriam: Hilda Carey, 1928-2019

Sister Carey had a career in education spanning for more than half a century. In 1986, Sister Carey began teaching freshman English at Boston College, and continued to do so well into her 80s.

In Memoriam: Janice Hardison Faulkner, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Janice Hardison Faulkner, 1932-2019

Faulkner joined the English department faculty at what is now East Carolina University in 1957. In addition to teaching English, over a long career she served as director of alumni affairs, chair of the board of the ECU Credit Union, director of the Regional Development Institute, and associate vice chancellor for regional development.

In Memoriam: Trish Del Pozzo, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Trish Del Pozzo, 1943-2019

Trish Del Pozzo, who served as assistant academic secretary at Stanford University for more than three decades. In this role. she was the chief administrator for the Faculty Senate and its committees.

In Memoriam: Mary Jean Mulvaney, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Jean Mulvaney, 1927-2019

Mary Jean Mulvaney was a professor emerita of physical education and former director of athletics at the University of Chicago.

In Memoriam: Heidi Dvinge

In Memoriam: Heidi Dvinge

Dr. Dvinge was an assistant professor of biomolecular chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. Her research program was dedicated to understanding how aberrant RNA processing contributes to diseases such as cancer, and how these changes might be exploited to allow new therapies.

In Memoriam: Barbara Losty, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara Losty, 1942-2019

Barbara Losty had a long career in higher education including service as president of Waycross College in Georgia.

In Memoriam: Linda Ann Irwin-DeVitis, 1948-2019

In Memoriam: Linda Ann Irwin-DeVitis, 1948-2019

Linda Irwin-DeVitis served as dean of the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, from 2010 to 2013.

In Memoriam: Jane Whitaker Mead, 1958-2019

In Memoriam: Jane Whitaker Mead, 1958-2019

For many years Jane Mead, an accomplished poet and educator, served as poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Joanna Kellogg Uhry 1937-2019

In Memoriam: Joanna Kellogg Uhry 1937-2019

Dr. Uhry taught at Teachers College at Columbia University before joining the faculty at Fordham in 1994. Dr. Uhry retired from the Fordham faculty in 2015 and was named professor emerita of literacy education.

In Memoriam: Carol Gilson Rosen, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Gilson Rosen, 1940-2019

Dr. Rosen joined the Cornell Univerity faculty in 1978 as an instructor. She was named full professor in 1994. Professor Rosen retired in 2010. Professor Rosen’s research was focused on relational grammar, a framework she helped create.

In Memoriam: Carole Bellini-Sharp

In Memoriam: Carole Bellini-Sharp

Dr. Bellini-Sharp joined the faculty at Kirkland College in 1973 as an assistant professor of drama. After Kirkland merged with Hamilton College in 1978, she remained on the faculty where she was instrumental in shaping Hamilton’s theatre program.

In Memoriam: Betty Ashbury Jones, 1933-2019

In Memoriam: Betty Ashbury Jones, 1933-2019

Betty Ashbury Jones was a former college professor and trustee emerita at Middlebury College in Vermont. In 2015, the college named its School of French in honor of Betty Jones.

In Memoriam: Karen Roth, 1956-2019

In Memoriam: Karen Roth, 1956-2019

A native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Roth began her career at the University of California, Davis in 1986 as the assistant director of residential life in the Office of Student Housing. She left Davis in 2006 to teach at Oregon State University-Cascades and then was director of diversity at Central Oregon Community College.

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Lytle

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Lytle

Gwendolyn Lytle, a member of the music department faculty at Pomona College in Claremont, California, for 35 years. Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Riverside.

In Memoriam: Roberta Coleman, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Roberta Coleman, 1938-2019

Dr. Coleman joined the faculty at the University of Delaware and taught there until her retirement in 2009. In 1985, she became the first woman to receive the University’s Francis Alison Award, the University of Delaware’s highest faculty honor.

In Memoriam: Mary Osa Stephens Ryder, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Osa Stephens Ryder, 1932-2019

Mary Osa Stephens Ryder served as dean and registrar at Colorado Women’s College, which later was absorbed into the University of Denver.

In Memoriam: Paule Marshall, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Paule Marshall, 1929-2019

Paule Marshall taught at both Virginia Commonwealth University and New York University. She numerous novels, essays, and works of short fiction.

In Memoriam: Ann Snitow, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Ann Snitow, 1943-2019

In 1972, Ann Snitow, co-founded the gender studies program at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She also twice founded gender studies programs at The New School in New York City, where she taught for 30 years.

In Memoriam: Bonnie Mathies, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Bonnie Mathies, 1942-2019

In 1974, Dr. Mathies joined the instructional technology faculty in the College of Education and Human Services at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In 2010, she was named dean of the Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio.

In Memoriam: Anne E. Monius, 1964-2019

In Memoriam: Anne E. Monius, 1964-2019

Anne E. Monius was a professor of South Asian religions at Harvard Divinity School. Dr. Monius specialized in the religious traditions of India. Her research focused on the practices and products of literary culture to reconstruct the history of religions in South Asia.

In Memoriam: Faye Duffy, 1958-2019

In Memoriam: Faye Duffy, 1958-2019

Duffy joined the admissions staff at the University of Delaware in 1986. Over the course of her 33-year career, she organized a variety of admissions programs. She was responsible for revamping the transfer admissions process, resulting in a large increase in transfer enrollments.

In Memoriam: Vivian Gussin Paley, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Vivian Gussin Paley, 1929-2019

Vivian Gussin Paley was a renowned educator, author, and researcher of early childhood education. She spent nearly a quarter-century at the University of Chicago.

In Memoriam: Erin Stewart Lindquist, 1975-2019

In Memoriam: Erin Stewart Lindquist, 1975-2019

Dr. Erin Lindquist first joined the faculty Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2006. She taught courses on biology and environmental sustainability.

In Memoriam: Chloe A. Wofford Morrison, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Chloe A. Wofford Morrison, 1931-2019

Toni Morrison was a giant of American literature and the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus at Princeton University in New Jersey. In 1993, Professor Morrison was the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

In Memoriam: Karenne Gayle Wood, 1960-2019

In Memoriam: Karenne Gayle Wood, 1960-2019

Karenne Wood was the director Virginia Indian Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and taught in the anthropology department at the University of Virginia.

In Memoriam: Vivian Perlis, 1928-2019

In Memoriam: Vivian Perlis, 1928-2019

Vivian Perlis was founder of the Oral History of American Music archive at Yale University. The archive contains about 3,000 recordings of interviews with various American composers and other musical figures.

In Memoriam: Naomi Quinn, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Naomi Quinn, 1939-2019

Dr. Quinn joined the Duke University faculty in 1972 as an assistant professor. She conducted research on psychological anthropology, exploring how culture is shared, endures, and shapes our lives.

In Memoriam: Evan Foldes Travers, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Evan Foldes Travers, 1942-2019

Dr. Travers joined the Swarthmore College faculty in 1975 as a supervisor for secondary school practice teachers. She was the first tenure-track faculty appointment in what is now the department of educational studies. Dr. Travers retired in 2005.

In Memoriam: Leila Leah Amsel Bronner, 1930-2019

In Memoriam: Leila Leah Amsel Bronner, 1930-2019

Lelia Bronner was a noted biblical scholar who taught at universities in South Africa and the United States. She died in Los Angeles earlier this month and was buried in Jerusalem.

In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In 1973, Dr. Lynch joined the faculty at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She taught biology there for almost 20 years. In 1992, Dr. Lynch accepted an appointment as dean of the Graduate School, vice chancellor for research, and professor of ecological and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

Dr. Konek was associate dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wichita State University in Kansas for 19 years. She served on the faculty of the English department and the women’s studies department for 35 years until her retirement in 2005.