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In Memoriam: Marian Fullerton Brown St. Onge, 1944-2021

In Memoriam: Marian Fullerton Brown St. Onge, 1944-2021

At Boston College. Dr. St. Onge taught both French language and literature, in addition to directing the women’s studies program, serving as the coordinator of the French language program, and later becoming the founding director of the Center for International Partnerships and Programs, a position she held for 15 years.

In Memoriam: Julie Elena Stokes-Thomas, 1952-2021

In Memoriam: Julie Elena Stokes-Thomas, 1952-2021

Dr. Stokes-Thomas joined the faculty at California State University, Fullerton as a full-time lecturer in African American studies and psychology in 1995. She taught there for the next 18 years.

In Memoriam: Sandee Kay McGlaun, 1969-2021

In Memoriam: Sandee Kay McGlaun, 1969-2021

Dr. McGlaun joined the faculty at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, in 2006 as an associate professor of English and director of the Writing Center. Earlier, she served on the faculty and was director of the Writing Center at what is now the University of North Georgia.

In Memoriam: Genevieve Madeline Knight, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Genevieve Madeline Knight, 1939-2021

Dr. Knight taught at Hampton University in Virginia from 1963 to 1966 and from 1970 to 1985. She then taught mathematics at Coppin State University in Baltimore for more than two decades.

In Memoriam: Charlotte Sophia Davis Kasl, 1938-2021

In Memoriam: Charlotte Sophia Davis Kasl, 1938-2021

After teaching music at Ohio University, Dr. Kasl became a certified addiction specialist in the areas of chemical dependency and sexuality and had a private psychotherapy practice for more than 30 years in Minnesota and later Montana.

In Memoriam: Paula Joan Caplan, 1947-2021

In Memoriam: Paula Joan Caplan, 1947-2021

A native of Springfield, Missouri, Dr. Caplan served as a professor of psychology and an assistant professor of psychiatry and lecturer in women’s studies at the University of Toronto between 1979 and 1995. She went on to teach at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, Connecticut College, American University, and Harvard University.

In Memoriam: Ava Preacher, 1953-2021

In Memoriam: Ava Preacher, 1953-2021

Preacher taught at the University of Iowa and Wayne State University in Detroit before coming to the University of Notre Dame in 1985. She was director of the gender studies program for three years and served as an assistant dean in the College of Arts and Letters for a quarter-century.

In Memoriam: JoAnne Adams Lofton, 1937-2021

In Memoriam: JoAnne Adams Lofton, 1937-2021

A native of Forsyth, Georgia, Lofton’s grandfather was the founder of what is now Grambling State University in Louisiana. She served as a faculty member and administrator for the University of Nebraska-Omaha for more than 30 years.

In Memoriam: Judith Ann Dellinger Kasper, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Judith Ann Dellinger Kasper, 1949-2021

Dr. Kasper joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 1987 and was promoted to full professor in 1999. Professor Kasper was perhaps best known for a National Health and Aging Trends Study that conducts annual in-person interviews with 8,000 older Americans garnering data on late-life disability trends for use by researchers around the country.

In Memoriam: Marie Alexandria Malveaux, 1928-2021

In Memoriam: Marie Alexandria Malveaux, 1928-2021

Malveaux worked as a teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District and as a social worker with the San Francisco Department of Social Services. She joined the social work faculty at the Universsity of Mississippi in 1973.

In Memoriam: Jing Wang, 1950-2021

In Memoriam: Jing Wang, 1950-2021

Dr. Wang joined the faculty at MIT in 2001 as a professor in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Section of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. She chaired the Foreign Language and Literatures Section from 2005 to 2008.

In Memoriam: Judith Leonhard Hendricks, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Judith Leonhard Hendricks, 1949-2021

Judith Leonhard Hendricks was a retired assistant professor of nursing at the University of Delaware. A founding member of the American College of Nurse Practitioners, she served as that group’s president from 2004 to 2005.

In Memoriam: Julia A. Miller, 1928-2021

In Memoriam: Julia A. Miller, 1928-2021

In 1970 Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, established the Black Studies Center. Dr. Miller was the founding associate director. Within two years she became the director. She served in that role until 1984.

In Memoriam: Sally Miller Gearhart, 1931-2021

In Memoriam: Sally Miller Gearhart, 1931-2021

In 1973, Dr. Gearhart was hired by San Francisco State University, where she became the first open lesbian to be granted tenure at a major university in the United States. There, she played a major role in developing one of the first women and gender studies programs in the nation.

In Memoriam:  Sheila Tobias, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Sheila Tobias, 1935-2021

In 1967, Tobias she appointed assistant to the vice president for academic affairs at Cornell University. In 1970 she was named associate provost at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she led efforts to transition the once all-male school into a coeducational institution. Tobias’ writings and research focused on women’s anxiety toward pursuing math and science fields.

In Memoriam: Barbara Barnard Smith, 1920-2021

In Memoriam: Barbara Barnard Smith, 1920-2021

After completing her master’s degree in music literature in 1945 at the University of Rochester, Smith took a position at the University of Hawaii to teach piano and music theory in the newly established music department. In 1957, she taught the university’s first course on non-Western music.

In Memoriam: Jane Barton Moore, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Jane Barton Moore, 1935-2021

A pioneering researcher in motor development, Dr. Moore’s academic work advanced the understanding of how children move and learn to move. She also was an influential figure in the development of women’s athletics at Auburn University in Alabama.

In Memoriam: Sally Falk Moore, 1924-2021

In Memoriam: Sally Falk Moore, 1924-2021

Sally Falk Moore was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Anthropology Emerita at Harvard University. A noted anthropologist, Dr. Moore was dean of the Graduate School at Harvard from 1985 to 1989.

In Memoriam: Haunani-Kay Trask, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Haunani-Kay Trask, 1949-2021

Professor Trask is credited with co-founding the contemporary field of Hawaiian studies and went on to become the founding director of the Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai’i Manoa.

In Memoriam: Sarah Taylor-Rogers, 1947-2021

In Memoriam: Sarah Taylor-Rogers, 1947-2021

Sarah Taylor-Rodgers was the former acting director of what is now the University of Maryland’s Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology in Queenstown. Earlier in her career, she was the first woman secretary of the Department of Natural Resouces of the State of Maryland.

In Memoriam: Lauren Berlant, 1957-2021

In Memoriam: Lauren Berlant, 1957-2021

Lauren Berlant, the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor in the department of English language and literature at the University of Chicago. Professor Berlant served on the faculty at the University of Chicago since 1984.

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.