RSSAll Entries in the "In Memoriam" Category

In Memoriam: Constance Cain Hungerford, 1948-2021

In Memoriam: Constance Cain Hungerford, 1948-2021

Constance Cain Hungerford was the Mari S. Michener Professor Emerita of Art History and Provost Emerita at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She taught at Swarthmore College from 1975 to 2020.

In Memoriam: Esther Arvilla Harrison Hopkins, 1926-2021

In Memoriam: Esther Arvilla Harrison Hopkins, 1926-2021

Esther A. H. Hopkins was a biophysicist, chemist, educator, and environmental attorney. She taught for several years at what is now Virginia State University before embarking on a career as a research scientist.

In Memoriam: Mary Anne Fox, 1947-2021

In Memoriam: Mary Anne Fox, 1947-2021

Dr. Fox taught at the University of Texas at Austin for more than 20 years before being named the first woman chancellor of North Carolina State University. She later served as Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.

In Memoriam: Wanda Ruth Hammack Alexander, 1938-2021

In Memoriam: Wanda Ruth Hammack Alexander, 1938-2021

Ruth Alexander was an instrumental figure in the establishment of women’s sports at the University of Florida. Under her leadership, the University of Florida was the first institution in the Southeastern Conference to field women’s intercollegiate athletics.

In Memoriam: Bren Adair Ortega-Murphy, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Bren Adair Ortega-Murphy, 1949-2021

After teaching at Niles College Seminary, from 1978-1983, Dr. Ortega-Murphy worked at Loyola University for 36 years in both the School of Communication and the women’s and gender studies program.

In Memoriam: Susan Anne Odom, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Susan Anne Odom, 1980-2021

Susan Odom, an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Kentucky, died late last month after falling on the stairs at her home in Lexington, Kentucky. She was 40 years old.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Grubb Williams, 1940-2021

In Memoriam: Carolyn Grubb Williams, 1940-2021

Dr. Williams was named president of Bronx Community College in 1996. She was the first woman to hold the position. She served in that role for 15 years.

In Memoriam: Dorothy Lou Lord, 1942-2021

In Memoriam: Dorothy Lou Lord, 1942-2021

In 1991, Dr. Lord was appointed president of Brunswick Community College in Georgia. She was the first woman to lead a community college in Georgia. During her tenure, she prepared the educational institution for a transition into a four-year college, which was renamed the College of Coastal Georgia.

In Memoriam: Mary White Stewart, 1945-2021

In Memoriam: Mary White Stewart, 1945-2021

Professor Stewart was a professor emerita of sociology at the University of Nevada at Reno. She was appointed director of the women’s studies program in 2002.

In Memoriam: Denise Marie Soukup Berilla, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Denise Marie Soukup Berilla, 1949-2021

Denise Berilla began working at the University of Delaware in 1987. She retired in 2012 as the assistant dean of the university’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment.

In Memoriam: Linda McNeil, 1943-2021

In Memoriam: Linda McNeil, 1943-2021

Dr. McNeil taught at Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of Washington. in 1988, she co-founded Rice University’s Center for Education as a way to use university resources, including academic research, to address educational inequity.

In Memoriam: Dawn Tranchino Provenzale

In Memoriam: Dawn Tranchino Provenzale

Dawn Provenzale was a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Duke University School of Medicine. She taught at Duke for nearly 30 years.

In Memoriam: Helena Yli-Renko

In Memoriam: Helena Yli-Renko

Helena Yli-Renko was a professor of clinical entrepreneurship and the former director of the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California. She had taught at the university since 2003.

In Memoriam: Rita Turner, 1930-2021

In Memoriam: Rita Turner, 1930-2021

Rita Turner, along with her husband Bernie, founded Walden University in 1970. Today the online university offers 80 degree programs and enrolls more than 48,000 students.

In Memoriam: Regula A. Meier, 1929-2021

In Memoriam: Regula A. Meier, 1929-2021

Regula Meier, a native of Switzerland was hired to teach German and French part-time at what is now Old Dominion University in the early 1960s. She taught classes at the university until 2016.

In Memoriam: Janice Marie Portman, 1953-2021

In Memoriam: Janice Marie Portman, 1953-2021

Dr. Poorman served for 28 years in numerous positions at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, including associate dean of the Graduate School, director of formation and field education, and professor of the practice in the department of theology.

In Memoriam: Jean Harmon Langenheim, 1925-2021

In Memoriam: Jean Harmon Langenheim, 1925-2021

Professor Langenheim was a plant ecologist and leading authority on amber and plant resins. Her investigations included fieldwork on five continents. A woman of many “firsts”, Dr. Lanenheim taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 1966 to 1994.

In Memoriam: Frances Degen Horowitz, 1932-2021

In Memoriam: Frances Degen Horowitz, 1932-2021

Dr. Horowitz served as president of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York from 1991 to 2005. Earlier, Dr. Horowitz distinguished herself as a developmental psychologist and administrator at the University of Kansas.

In Memoriam: Katja Brüeckner, 1966-2021

In Memoriam: Katja Brüeckner, 1966-2021

Katja Brüeckner was an associate professor in the department of cell and tissue biology in the School of Dentistry and a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of California, San Francisco.

In Memoriam:  Barbara A. Newsome, 1946-2021

In Memoriam: Barbara A. Newsome, 1946-2021

Dr. Newsome joined the faculty at Mississippi Valley State University in 2001 as an assistant professor in the social work department. During her tenure, Dr. Newsome served as the interim chair of the department, internship field coordinator and the director of the master of social work degree program.

In Memoriam: Ruth Prouse Morgan, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Ruth Prouse Morgan, 1934-2021

Ruth Prouse Morgan served as a professor of political science at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for 20 years. She was the first woman to chair the faculty senate and was the university’s first woman provost.

In Memoriam: ChoKyun Rha, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: ChoKyun Rha, 1933-2021

Dr. Rha earned four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and taught on the faculty there for 40 years. She was the first woman of Asian descent to be awarded tenure at MIT.

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McBee, 1924-2021

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McBee, 1924-2021

Dr. McBee held many positions at the University of Georgia including dean of women and vice president of academic affairs. She also served as an associate professor of psychology and an associate professor of higher education.

In Memoriam:  Phoebe Stone Liebig, 1932-2021

In Memoriam: Phoebe Stone Liebig, 1932-2021

Phoebe Liebig was a professor emerita of gerontology at the University of Southern California. Her research largely focused on public policies and their effects on older adults in communities throughout the U.S. and across the world, including Fulbright-supported study in India.

In Memoriam: Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea, 1972-2021

In Memoriam: Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea, 1972-2021

Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea was an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She joined the Rice University faculty in 2009.

In Memoriam: Cyrilla Patricia Barr, 1929-2021

In Memoriam: Cyrilla Patricia Barr, 1929-2021

Dr. Barr, professor emerita at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., lectured widely in the U.S. and Europe on aspects of Italian medieval studies, women’s studies, and twentieth-century music patronage.

In Memoriam: Dina Marie Randazzo, 1975-2021

In Memoriam: Dina Marie Randazzo, 1975-2021

Dr. Randazzo was a respected and admired neuro-oncologist in the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. Her research focused on understanding and treating glioblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer of the brain and spine.

In Memoriam: Rachel Feldhay Brenner, 1946-2021

In Memoriam: Rachel Feldhay Brenner, 1946-2021

Rachel Feldhay Brenner was the Elaine Marks WARF Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She chaired the department of Hebrew and Semitic studies at the university from 2004 to 2007. She was also a senior fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities.

In Memoriam: Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford, 1945-2021

In Memoriam: Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford, 1945-2021

Millie Hughes-Fulford was a professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the Univerity of California, San Francisco. She was the first woman to serve as a payload specialist on a space shuttle mission.

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Young, 1929-2021

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Young, 1929-2021

Dr. Young joined the faculty at Ohio State University as an instructor in 1955. At this time, she was one of few academic historians devoted to the serious study of American Indians.

In Memoriam: Judith M. Roy, 1945-2021

In Memoriam: Judith M. Roy, 1945-2021

In 2005, Judith Roy was elected president of the National Women’s Studies Association. She was the first, and still only, two-year college faculty member elected to the position.

In Memoriam: Wynetta Devore, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Wynetta Devore, 1929-2020

Dr. Devore began her academic career at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She then taught at Rutgers University before joining the faculty at Syracuse University’s School of Social Work in 1980. She retired in 1999.

In Memoriam: Kathleen Ell, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Kathleen Ell, 1939-2021

Professor Ell joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in 1980 and was promoted to full professor in 1991. She was the first researcher to link depression with an increase in mortality among coronary care patients.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth M. Ring, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: Elizabeth M. Ring, 1933-2021

Dr. Ring was one of the earliest women to teach at Hamilton College, where her husband was a professor of physics. Dr. Ring first served as a visiting instructor in the late 1960s and continued to teach philosophy courses until the early 1990s.

In Memoriam: Naomi Ruth Bronheim Levine, 1923-2021

In Memoriam: Naomi Ruth Bronheim Levine, 1923-2021

Naomi Levine, a graduate of Hunter College and Columbia Law Schools, raised over $2 billion as the chief fundraiser for New York University in the late 20th century. Earlier in her career, Levine was the executive director of the American Jewish Congress.