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In Memoriam: Joan Cox Gill, 1943-2018

In Memoriam: Joan Cox Gill, 1943-2018

Dr. Gill and fellow researchers were among the first researchers to identify immune abnormalities in hemophilia patients in the early 1980s. These abnormalities were later designated as AIDS.

In Memoriam: Nancy Lynne Karweit, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Nancy Lynne Karweit, 1940-2018

In 1964, Dr. Karweit took a job in the department of social relations at Johns Hopkins University, where she worked with Dr. James S. Coleman doing data analysis for the Coleman Report on Equality of Educational Opportunity.

In Memoriam: Julie Long Carleton

In Memoriam: Julie Long Carleton

Professor Carleton began teaching at Brenau University in 1998, instructing modern dance and jazz technique, tap, improvisation, choreography and Pilates classes. She also served as the director of the Brenau Dance Ensemble for several years.

In Memoriam: Susan Williams, 1951-2018

In Memoriam: Susan Williams, 1951-2018

Susan Williams a distinguished professor in the department of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, died late last month in a six-vehicle automobile crash in Petaluma, California. She was one of the most respected marine biologists in the nation.

In Memoriam: Meredith Sullivan Chapman

In Memoriam: Meredith Sullivan Chapman

Meredith Chapman was assistant vice president of marketing and creative services at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia. Earlier, she was director of digital communications at the University of Delaware.

In Memoriam: Julia Rose Cayuso, 1957-2018

In Memoriam: Julia Rose Cayuso, 1957-2018

Julia Cayuso was the director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami in Florida. Dr. Cayuso worked at the University of Miami for more than 29 years.

In Memoriam: Lynn Andrea Stout, 1957-2018

In Memoriam: Lynn Andrea Stout, 1957-2018

Lynn Stout was the Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York. Professor Stout joined the faculty at Cornell Law School in 2012. Previously, she served on the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

In Memoriam: Joan Braverman Pinck, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Joan Braverman Pinck, 1929-2018

Pinck was one of the first woman administrators at Harvard Business School, where she also taught a course on business writing. Later, she served as director of research administration and policy at Beth Israel Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

In Memoriam: Nancy Ransom, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Nancy Ransom, 1929-2018

Nancy Ransom was the inaugural director of the the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She led the center for nearly two decades and also taught courses in sociology and women’s studies at the university.

In Memoriam: Karen Tinsley, 1972-2018

In Memoriam: Karen Tinsley, 1972-2018

Dr. Tinsley was a senior public service associate in the department of financial planning, housing, and consumer economics in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia. She also was the director of the Housing and Demographics Research Center at the university.

In Memoriam: Martha Elizabeth Andresen Wilder, 1944-2018

In Memoriam: Martha Elizabeth Andresen Wilder, 1944-2018

After teaching for two years at the University of Pittsburgh, Professor Andresen joined the faculty at Pomona College in 1972. A scholar of Renaissance literature and Shakespeare, Dr. Andresen remained on the faculty at Pomona College for 34 years.

In Memoriam: Jane Warren Meeks Hager, 1946-2018

In Memoriam: Jane Warren Meeks Hager, 1946-2018

A native of Longview, Texas, Dr. Hager joined the faculty at Old Dominion University in 1977 and taught in the College of Education for 33 years. The university has established the Jane Hager Endowed Scholarship in Literacy in the College of Education.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Killam, 1933-2018

In Memoriam: Eleanor Killam, 1933-2018

Dr. Killam joined the mathematics faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 1960. She taught there for 31 years, retiring in 1991.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline D. St. John, 1934-2018

In Memoriam: Jacqueline D. St. John, 1934-2018

Professor St. John joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1968. She taught classes in Russian and Soviet history there for nearly 30 years.

In Memoriam: Emily Ann Stipes Watts, 1936-2018

In Memoriam: Emily Ann Stipes Watts, 1936-2018

Dr. Emily Watts served on the English department faculty at the University of Illinois for nearly 40 years. In 2005, she was named professor emerita. Professor Watts was the author of three books and was a strong advocate for women in college sports.

In Memoriam: Margery Smith, 1928-2018

In Memoriam: Margery Smith, 1928-2018

Margery Smith served for a quarter century on the English department faculty at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She then spent 18 years as university archivist.

In Memoriam: Saba Mahmood, 1962-2018

In Memoriam: Saba Mahmood, 1962-2018

Saba Mahmood, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She was also affiliated with the university’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Program in Critical Theory and the Institute for South Asian Studies.

In Memoriam: Elena Valentinovna Rybak-Akimova, 1961-2018

In Memoriam: Elena Valentinovna Rybak-Akimova, 1961-2018

A native of Ukraine, Rybak-Akimova, while in high school, was the first girl to win a gold medal in Ukraine’s National Chemistry Olympiad. Professor Rybak-Akimova joined the faculty at Tufts University in 1997 and was promoted to full professor of chemistry in 2009.

In Memoriam: Helen Andrews Guthrie, 1925-2018

In Memoriam: Helen Andrews Guthrie, 1925-2018

Dr. Guthrie joined the faculty at Penn State in 1952 and served on the faculty for 40 years. For 14 years, she was chair of the department of nutrition in the College of Health and Human Development.

In Memoriam: Meredith Bragg Raymond, 1918-2018

In Memoriam: Meredith Bragg Raymond, 1918-2018

Dr. Raymond joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1964 as a lecturer in the English department, specializing in Victorian literature. She was named an assistant professor two years later and was promoted to associate professor in 1970 and to full professor in 1986.

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

Before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1966, Dr. Bogue taught at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the University of Western Ontario. She served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin for a quarter century before retiring in 1991.

In Memoriam: Mary Ellen Konieczny, 1959-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Ellen Konieczny, 1959-2018

Mary Ellen Konieczny was the Henkel Family Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. Her research centered around religion and conflict, the family, and public politics.

In Memoriam: Susanne Rockwell, 1952-2018

In Memoriam: Susanne Rockwell, 1952-2018

Susan Rockwell, worked in communications for the University of California, Davis for nearly 30 years. During her tenure she transitioned from a print journalist to a website editor and social media professional.

In Memoriam: Sarah Delores Cousin Banks, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Sarah Delores Cousin Banks, 1940-2018

After earning a master’s degree, Sarah Banks taught mathematics at Rutgers University-Camden. Completing a doctorate at Rutgers in 1984, she then joined the staff at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she served in a number of roles including associate dean of the Graduate School.

In Memoriam: Catherine V. Bieber

In Memoriam: Catherine V. Bieber

Bieber joined the faculty at the University of Delaware in 1956, She was an associate professor of home economics education and served from 1969 to 1979 as associate dean of what is now the College of Education and Human Development.

In Memoriam: Anne Marie Taylor Treisman, 1935-2018

In Memoriam: Anne Marie Taylor Treisman, 1935-2018

Anne Treisman served as the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Princeton University in New Jersey. She was on the Princeton faculty for 17 years. Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Berkeley.

In Memoriam: Marjorie J. Miller, 1932-2018

In Memoriam: Marjorie J. Miller, 1932-2018

In 1973, Marjorie Miller joined the faculty at Bowling Green State University in Ohio teaching textiles and fashion merchandising. She was the director of the university’s fashion merchandising program from 1986 until her retirement a decade later.

In Memoriam: Virginia Caples, 1946-2018

In Memoriam: Virginia Caples, 1946-2018

Dr. Caples began her academic career at her alma mater, Alcorn State University. She then joined the faculty at Alabama A&M University, and served there in many capacities, including provost, for the next 40 years. On two occasions, Dr. Caples served as interim president of Alabama A&M.

In Memoriam: Sally Jacquelyn Page, 1943-2018

In Memoriam: Sally Jacquelyn Page, 1943-2018

Sally J. Page served as an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity officer at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and the University of North Dakota for more than 40 years.

In Memoriam: Lynne Rudder Baker, 1944-2017

In Memoriam: Lynne Rudder Baker, 1944-2017

Dr. Baker joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2009. She was promoted to Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in 2005 and retired in 2013.

In Memoriam: Grace Victoria Edmondson Harris, 1933-2018

In Memoriam: Grace Victoria Edmondson Harris, 1933-2018

Dr. Harris was the first African American women to serve as a chief academic officer at a four-year public university in Virginia. She served on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond for 48 years.

In Memoriam: Lillian Rachel Goodman, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Lillian Rachel Goodman, 1923-2018

Lillian Goodman was a professor and dean of the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also founded the Department of Nursing at what is now Worcester State University in Massachusetts. That nursing department is now named in Dr. Goodman’s honor.

In Memoriam: Adele Pack Boyd, 1932-2018

In Memoriam: Adele Pack Boyd, 1932-2018

Adele Boyd joined the faculty at Ursinus College in 1967 as a professor of exercise and sports science. She remained employed at the college for 34 years as a professor, coach, and deputy athletic director.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Lynn Allen

In Memoriam: Cheryl Lynn Allen

Dr. Allen joined the faculty of Morehouse College as an instructor in 1988 and rose to the rank of full professor. On two occasions she was named interim dean of the Business and Economics Division at Morehouse College, the first woman to serve as a dean in the division.

In Memoriam: Mary Cornelia Spinks Weil, 1942-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Cornelia Spinks Weil, 1942-2018

Mary Weil was the managing editor of the University of Delaware Messenger, a magazine for alumni and other friends of the university. She worked in the public relations office of the university for 24 years.