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In Memoriam: Nancy E. Suchman, 1957-2020

In Memoriam: Nancy E. Suchman, 1957-2020

Nancy Suchman was an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale Medical School. She devoted her career to the study of parenting as a critical issue in the lives of mothers, and fathers, affected by drug addiction.

In Memoriam: Kathleen Saunders Nordeen, 1940-2021

In Memoriam: Kathleen Saunders Nordeen, 1940-2021

Kit Saunders Nordeen pioneered women’s athletics at the University of Wisconsin in the 1960s and 1970s, and, as an administrator, fought for equal opportunities for women athletes in the tumultuous years following the passage of Title IX.

In Memoriam: Kathleen M. Carroll, 1958-2020

In Memoriam: Kathleen M. Carroll, 1958-2020

Dr. Carroll joined the faculty at Yale in 1989 as an assistant professor of psychiatry. She taught at Yale for more than 30 years.

In Memoriam: Deborah Lynn Rhode, 1952-2021

In Memoriam: Deborah Lynn Rhode, 1952-2021

Deborah Rhode was a professor at Stanford Law School for more than 40 years, a world-renowned scholar in the legal profession, and the nation’s most frequently cited legal ethics scholar. She produced 30 books and 200 scholarly articles, many focusing on access to justice.

In Memoriam: Ellen Lorenz, 1935-2020

In Memoriam: Ellen Lorenz, 1935-2020

Dr. Lorenz joined the faculty of Mount Mary University as director of secondary education in 1968, rising to the post of academic dean by 1976. In 1979, she was appointed president of Mount Mary, continuing in that role until 1987.

In Memoriam: Barbara Nelson Benson, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Nelson Benson, 1940-2020

Dr. Benson joined the faculty of the department of biological sciences at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1973 and taught there until retiring in 2002. She served as department chair and worked as co-director of the Environmental Science Program.

In Memoriam: Miriam DeCosta-Willis, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Miriam DeCosta-Willis, 1934-2021

Nearly, a decade after she was not allowed to enroll at what is now the University of Memphis because of the color of her skin, Dr. Decosta-Wilis was hired as the university’s first Black faculty member. During her more than 40-year career, Dr. Decosta-Wilis also taught at Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Howard University in Washington, D.C., George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

In Memoriam: Judy Yung, 1946-2020

In Memoriam: Judy Yung, 1946-2020

After working as a librarian. Dr. Yung was hired by the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1990 to establish an Asian studies program. She taught there until her retirement in 2004.

In Memoriam: Patricia Ann Kearney, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Patricia Ann Kearney, 1943-2020

In her 28-year career at the University of California, Davis from 1974 to 2002, Pat Kearney was involved in every aspect of student housing, ultimately serving as the executive director of Student Housing and Financial Aid.

In Memoriam: Lydia Averell Hurd Smith, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Lydia Averell Hurd Smith, 1929-2020

Lydia Smith was founder of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at what is now Simmons University in Boston. She served on the faculty at Simmons for 28 years.

In Memoriam: Sherrell Virginia Martin, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Sherrell Virginia Martin, 1940-2020

After teaching at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1979 Dr. Martin joined the music department faculty at the Univerity of North Carolina at Wilmington. She taught there for nearly 40 years.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Samantha Meckes, 1980-2020

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Samantha Meckes, 1980-2020

Dr. Meckles joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in 2007. She was promoted to associate professor in 2013 and to full professor in 2018. Professor Meckes was spending this academic year with the random matrix theory group at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford in England.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline E. Fuller Certion, 1972-2020

In Memoriam: Jacqueline E. Fuller Certion, 1972-2020

Jacqueline Certion was the assistant director of the Foundations for Academic Success Track, or FASTrack, in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi. In her position, Certion served as an adviser and mentor for thousands of students over the past 19 years.

In Memoriam: Leslie Altman Recoria, 1945-2020

In Memoriam: Leslie Altman Recoria, 1945-2020

Dr. Rescoria taught at the University of Pennsylvania and later was hired in 1985 as an assistant professor and advanced to an endowed full professorship at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. At Bryn Mawr, she served as chair of the psychology department.

In Memoriam: Nancy D. Harrington, 1939-2020

In Memoriam: Nancy D. Harrington, 1939-2020

Dr. Harrington was appointed the 12th president of what was then Salem State College in 1990. She served as president for 17 years, paving the way for the school to transition to university status in 2010.

In Memoriam: Lyn K. Ragsdale, 1954-2020

In Memoriam: Lyn K. Ragsdale, 1954-2020

Dr. Ragsdale’s prolific career in political science education began in 1983 when she joined the faculty at the University of Arizona. In 2006, she was named dean of social sciences at Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 2006.

In Memoriam: Mae Riedy Carter, 1921-2020

In Memoriam: Mae Riedy Carter, 1921-2020

Carter established and served as chair of the Women’s Studies Interdisciplinary Program, now the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware.

In Memoriam: Leith Patricia Mullings, 1945-2020

In Memoriam: Leith Patricia Mullings, 1945-2020

After teaching for six years at Columbia University, Dr. Mullings joined the faculty at the City University of New York in 1983. There she eventually became a distinguished professor of anthropology at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.

In Memoriam: Gladys Eloise Beckwith, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Gladys Eloise Beckwith, 1929-2020

Dr. Beckwith taught at Baylor University in Texas before moving to Michigan State University in 1965 where she stayed until her retirement in 1999. She was one of the first women’s studies professors in the nation.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Rosenthal, 1967-2020

In Memoriam: Marjorie Rosenthal, 1967-2020

Majorie Rosenthal was an associate professor of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. At the time of her death, she was completing work on her memoir relating her experiences as a mother, daughter, pediatrician, widow, and person living with metastatic cancer.

In Memoriam: Alison Lurie, 1926-2020

In Memoriam: Alison Lurie, 1926-2020

Professor Lurie joined the faculty at Cornell University in 1969, She was only the second woman to be awarded tenure. In 1989 she was named the F.J. Whiton Professor of American Literature. She retired from teaching in 2005.

In Memoriam: Judith Jarvis Thomson, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Judith Jarvis Thomson, 1929-2020

Before joining the faculty at MIT in 1964, Judith Thomson taught at Barnard College and Boston University. Professor Thomson taught morality and metaphysics at MIT for 40 years before retiring in 2004.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Jane McCormack, 1922-2020

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Jane McCormack, 1922-2020

Elizabeth J. McCormack served as president of Manhattanville College in Harrison, New York, from 1966 to 1974. During her tenure, she led the transformation of Manhattanville from an elite Catholic women’s institution to a non-denominational, co-educational center of higher education.

In Memoriam: Nancy Russell Hamant, 1935-2020

In Memoriam: Nancy Russell Hamant, 1935-2020

Dr. Hamat spent more than 40 years on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati. She served as the university’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative from 1986 to her retirement in 2007.

In Memoriam: Millie Ruth McClelland Charles, 1923-2020

In Memoriam: Millie Ruth McClelland Charles, 1923-2020

Millie Charles was the founder of the School of Social Work at Southern University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She served on the faculty at the university for 40 years.

In Memoriam: Mary Levi Smith, 1936-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Levi Smith, 1936-2020

Dr. Mary L. Smith served as the eleventh president of Kentucky State University from 1991 to 1998. She was the first woman to serve as university president.

In Memoriam: Mary Frances Wagley, 1927-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Frances Wagley, 1927-2020

After earning degrees in chemistry at MIT and Oxford Univerity, Dr. Wagley began her teaching career at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She later taught at Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College, both in Baltimore.

In Memoriam: Hannah Marie Colton, 1991-2020

In Memoriam: Hannah Marie Colton, 1991-2020

Hannah Colton was the news director for KUNM, the public broadcasting station of the University of New Mexico.

In Memoriam: Sonya Orleans Rose, 1935-2020

In Memoriam: Sonya Orleans Rose, 1935-2020

Dr. Rose joined the University of Michigan faculty as a professor of history and sociology in 1993. In 1995, she received an additional appointment as a professor of women’s studies. In 2002, Dr. Rose was appointed the Natalie Zemon Davis Collegiate Professor of History, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.

In Memoriam: Angelika Amon, 1967-2020

In Memoriam: Angelika Amon, 1967-2020

Angelika Amon, the Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, made profound contributions to our understanding of the fundamental biology of the cell.

In Memoriam: Faye E. Dudden, 1948-2020

In Memoriam: Faye E. Dudden, 1948-2020

An expert on American women’s history, Professor Dudden taught at Union College in Schenectady, New York. She then taught at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, for two decades, retiring in 2016 as the Charles A. Dana Professor of History.

In Memoriam: Mary Carolyn Beaudry, 1951-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Carolyn Beaudry, 1951-2020

A noted historical anthropologist, Dr. Beaudry joined the faculty at Boston University in 1980 as an assistant professor of anthropology. She had planned on retiring later this year.

In Memoriam: Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, 1932-2020

Dr. Mollenkott taught at Temple University and  Bob Jones University. She later chaired the English departments at Shelton College in Ringwood, New Jersey, and Nyack College in New York. She taught for 30 years at William Patterson University, before retiring in 1997.

In Memoriam: Marian William Hoben, 1923-2020

In Memoriam: Marian William Hoben, 1923-2020

Sister Hoben joined the faculty at Immaculata in 1960. She later chaired the English department. In 1982, she assumed the presidency of Immaculata University, serving two, five-year terms.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020

A native of Jamaica, Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell was an assistant professor of medicine and a leading clinician-educator in the Yale Section of General Internal Medicine and Veterans Administration’s Connecticut Healthcare System.