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In Memoriam: Linda Rae Daniels, 1953-2018

In Memoriam: Linda Rae Daniels, 1953-2018

Linda R. Daniels worked for Ohio University for 18 years, most recently as director of multicultural programs. Earlier, she was on the staff at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for 14 years.

In Memoriam: Deborah Hatton Beck, 1952-2018

In Memoriam: Deborah Hatton Beck, 1952-2018

Deborah Hatton was professor of special education, emerita, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was the founder and director of the Governor Moorehead Preschool for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Patricia Mercaitis (1950-2018)

In Memoriam: Patricia Mercaitis (1950-2018)

Patricia A Mercaitis was a retired associate professor of speech language pathology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She joined the faculty there in 1983 and taught for more than 30 years.

In Memoriam: Anne Marie Liles

In Memoriam: Anne Marie Liles

Anne Marie Liles was director of experiential affairs and clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Before joining the faculty at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Liles served on the faculty at the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in Alabama.

In Memoriam: Jan Ellen Lewis (1949-2018)

In Memoriam: Jan Ellen Lewis (1949-2018)

Jan Ellen Lewis served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and professor of history at Rutgers University-Newark. Dr. Lewis was a Rutgers-Newark faculty member for over 40 years.

In Memoriam: Michelle R. Howard-Vital, 1953-2018

In Memoriam: Michelle R. Howard-Vital, 1953-2018

Dr. Howard-Vital became Cheyney University’s eleventh and first woman president in 2007. She served in that role until 2014. After stepping down as president of Cheyney Univerity, Dr. Howard-Vital was named provost at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. A year later, she was appointed interim president.

In Memoriam: June Pachuta Farris, 1947-2018

In Memoriam: June Pachuta Farris, 1947-2018

June Pachuta Farris was the bibliographer for Slavic and East European studies and general linguistics for the University of Chicago Libraries.

In Memoriam: Virginia Lee Maxwell George, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Virginia Lee Maxwell George, 1924-2018

Professor George joined the faculty at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 1964 as an instructor of maternal and child nursing. In 1975 she founded the school’s nurse practitioner graduate program and served as director for 15 years.

In Memoriam: Kathleen Burke, 1936-2018

In Memoriam: Kathleen Burke, 1936-2018

In 1972, Dr. Burke was a co-founder of a master’s degree program in counseling and art therapy at Ursuline College, which at the time was the only graduate program in the discipline in the state of Ohio.

In Memoriam: Susan O'Hara, 1938 to 2018

In Memoriam: Susan O’Hara, 1938 to 2018

Susan O’Hara was a long-time leader of the disability rights movement and the former director of the Disabled Students Residence Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

In Memoriam: Sandra Bishnoi, 1973-2018

In Memoriam: Sandra Bishnoi, 1973-2018

Dr. Bishnoi served as a research scientist for the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, before becoming a lecturer in natural sciences and the coordinator of the Sustaining Excellence in Research Scholar program at the university.

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Tindle, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Tindle, 1929-2018

Mary Elizabeth Tindle, associate professor of health, human performance and recreation emerita, taught at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, for 42 years from 1955 to 1997.

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Booras, 1930-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Booras, 1930-2018

After earning a master’s degree at the University of Alabama, Booras joined the faculty at Baylor University in 1956. She taught in the communications studies department at Baylor for 39 years.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

Cheryl Rodgers was an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing where she worked in the children’s oncology group. Dr. Rodgers was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Oncology.

In Memoriam: Kelly Anne Ward, 1963-2018

In Memoriam: Kelly Anne Ward, 1963-2018

Dr. Ward joined the faculty in the department of educational leadership and counseling psychology at Washington State University in 2003 as an assistant professor. At the time of her death, she was a full professor and vice provost for faculty development and recognition.

In Memoriam: Gina Carter-Simmers, 1968-2018

In Memoriam: Gina Carter-Simmers, 1968-2018

Gina Carter-Simmers, the general manager of the public radio station operated by Jackson State University in Mississippi, died late last month after a two-year battle with breast cancer. After her diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer, Carter-Simmers became a staunch advocate for breast cancer survivors.

In Memoriam: Willie Lee Nichols Rose, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Willie Lee Nichols Rose, 1927-2018

Willie Lee Rose was a professor emerita of history at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Professor Rose was a leading authority on the Reconstruction period of U.S. history and a strong advocate for increasing opportunity for women in academia.

In Memoriam: Nina Zippen Baym, 1936-2018

In Memoriam: Nina Zippen Baym, 1936-2018

Dr. Baym, an expert on women’s fiction, joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in 1963 and taught there for 41 years until her retirement in 2004. She served as director of the School of Humanities from 1976 to 1987.

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

Dr. Johnston served as the second chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Kearney from 1993 to 2002. Previously, she was executive vice president and provost at DePaul University in Chicago.

In Memoriam: Anne Mochan, 1943-2018

In Memoriam: Anne Mochan, 1943-2018

Dr. Mochan joined the faculty at the University of Massachuetts in 1971. She taught there for 31 years before retiring in 2002 and being named professor emerita of art history.

In Memoriam: Marta Weigle, 1944-2018

In Memoriam: Marta Weigle, 1944-2018

Dr. Weigle joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 1972 with joint appointments in English and anthropology. Later she chaired the American studies department. Dr. Weigle joined the anthropology department full time in 1993 and served as department chair from 1995 to 2002.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Reinhardt Mabry, 1921-2018

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Reinhardt Mabry, 1921-2018

Dr. Mabry joined the nursing faculty at Emory University in 1948. She remained on the faculty for a half century, retiring in 1998. She was the first person to donate funds to Emory University for 45 consecutive years.

In Memoriam: Margaret J. Barr, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Margaret J. Barr, 1940-2018

Dr. Barr spent 38 years as a student affairs administrator in higher education. After working at Northern Illinois University and Texas Christian University, she served as vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University from 1992 to 2000.

In Memoriam: Nancy W. Veeder, 1937-2018

In Memoriam: Nancy W. Veeder, 1937-2018

A native of Albany, New York, Dr. Veeder was a graduate of Smith College and served on the faculty at the Boston College School of Social Work for 40 years. Dr. Veeder retired from teaching in 2008.

In Memoriam: Ahalya Krishman, 1931-2018

In Memoriam: Ahalya Krishman, 1931-2018

Dr. Krishman was born in India and completed high school at the age of 14. She came to the United States to work at the Indian Embassy in Washington and completed graduate studies here. She served on the faculty at Youngstown State University in Ohio for more than two decades.

In Memoriam: Ann Ida Gannon, 1915-2018

In Memoriam: Ann Ida Gannon, 1915-2018

Ann Ida Gannon served as president of Mundelein College in Chicago from 1957 to 1975. The college later became part of Loyola University of Chicago.

In Memoriam: Rebecca Young Tyree, 1955-2018

In Memoriam: Rebecca Young Tyree, 1955-2018

Rebecca Tyree was an assistant professor of choral music education and choral ensembles at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She died late last month as a result of injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.

In Memoriam: Jill Kathryn Ker Conway, 1934-2018

In Memoriam: Jill Kathryn Ker Conway, 1934-2018

Dr. Conway was appointed the firt woman president of Smith College in 1974 at a time when most of the faculty were men. She served in that role until 1985 and nearly tripled the college’s endowment.

In Memoriam: Susan Margaret Setta, 1949-2018

In Memoriam: Susan Margaret Setta, 1949-2018

Susan Setta, associate professor of philosophy and religion, served on the faculty at Northeastern University in Boston for 40 years. She was a founding member of the Women, Gender and Sexuality studies program at the university.

In Memoriam: Pamela Kathleen Rutar, 1959-2018

In Memoriam: Pamela Kathleen Rutar, 1959-2018

Dr. Rutar was an associate professor of nursing and associate dean of research and collaborative partnerships for the School of Nursing at Cleveland State University in Ohio.

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.