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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.

In Memoriam: Ann Metcalf, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Ann Metcalf, 1940-2020

Ann Metcalf joined the teaching faculty at Mills College in Oakland, California, in 1984. Her research was focused on women’s studies, Native American studies, child development, and social inequality. She taught at Mills College for 22 years before her retirement in 2016.

In Memoriam: Ruth Kluger, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Ruth Kluger, 1931-2020

A native of Vienna, Austria, Kluger was sent to a concentration camp in 1942 and transferred to Auschwitz a year later. She survived the war and immigrated to the United States in 1947. She joined the faculty at the University of California, Irvine in 1976, taught at Princeton from 1980 to 1986, and then returned to Irvine, where she taught until her retirement in 1994.

In Memoriam: Wilda Maxine Smith, 1924-2020

In Memoriam: Wilda Maxine Smith, 1924-2020

After teaching at Hays High School from 1953 to 1957, Dr. Smith joined the faculty at Fort Hays State University. She taught there for more than a quarter century. Dr. Smith chaired the history department at the university for five years.

In Memoriam: Constance Hall Buchanan, 1947-2020

In Memoriam: Constance Hall Buchanan, 1947-2020

Constance Buchanan was hired to lead the Women’s Studies in Religion program at Harvard Divinity School in 1977.  She was a faculty member and associate dean at Harvard Divinity School for 20 years.

In Memoriam: Suellen Diaconoff, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Suellen Diaconoff, 1940-2020

Suellen Diaconoff taught French at Tufts, North Carolina State, and Case Western Reserve universities before joining the faculty at Colby College in 1986. She retired in 2006.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Sundy, 1951-2020

In Memoriam: Carolyn Sundy, 1951-2020

More than 40 years ago, Dr. Sundy joined the staff at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College to head up the college’s Upward Bound program.

In Memoriam: Viralene Johnson Coleman, 1928-2020

In Memoriam: Viralene Johnson Coleman, 1928-2020

Professor Coleman served for 37 years as an English and literature teacher at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In 1969, she was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

In Memoriam: Virginia James Tufte, 1918-2020

In Memoriam: Virginia James Tufte, 1918-2020

Dr. Tufte joined the English departmeny faculty at the University of Southern California in 1964. She also was a founder of the univerity’s program for the Study of Women and Men in Society, a predecessor of gender and sexuality studies. She retired from teaching in 1989.

In Memoriam: Carol Ruth Carney, 1946-2020

In Memoriam: Carol Ruth Carney, 1946-2020

After teaching at the high school level, Dr. Carney joined the faculty at Claremont McKenna College in 1987 as as an assistant professor of literature. At the college, she also served as director of the Writing Center and director of senior thesis programs. She retired from teaching in 2003.

In Memoriam: Joanne Washburn, 1937-2020

In Memoriam: Joanne Washburn, 1937-2020

Washburn served as the women’s athletic director at Washington State from 1965-82, presiding over unparalleled growth of the women’s athletics program. Following her time as an administrator, Washburn was a full-time associate professor from 1983 to her retirement in 2004.

In Memoriam: Ruth Evelyn Randall Benson, 1929 - 2020

In Memoriam: Ruth Evelyn Randall Benson, 1929 – 2020

In 1983, Ruth Benson was appointed commissioner of education for Minnesota. She was the first woman to hold the position and only the sixth woman in history to be the top educational administrator in any state.

In Memoriam: Florence Rosenfeld Howe, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Florence Rosenfeld Howe, 1929-2020

Dr. Howe began her academic career at Hofstra University and then Queens College in New York, In 1957, she joined the faculty at Goucher College in Baltimore. After establishing the Feminist Press in 1970, she joined the faculty at SUNY-Old Westbury.

In Memoriam: Catherine McNamee, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Catherine McNamee, 1931-2020

Sister Catherine McNamee served as president of what is now St. Catherine University in St. Paul. Minnesota, from 1979 to 1984. She was the first woman president of the National Catholic Educational Association.

In Memoriam: Olga Radko, 1974-2020

In Memoriam: Olga Radko, 1974-2020

Dr. Radko joined the department of mathematics at UCLA in 2002 as a VIGRE Assistant Professor. She also was the director of the mathematics teaching assistant training program.

In Memoriam: Donna Jeanne Kelly, 1955-2020

In Memoriam: Donna Jeanne Kelly, 1955-2020

Donna Kelly was an associate professor in the department of speech-language pathology and coordinator for the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Earlier, she taught for 14 years at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

In Memoriam: Vicki Cassman, 1957-2020

In Memoriam: Vicki Cassman, 1957-2020

Vicki Cassman a former professor of art conservation at the University of Delaware. Earlier in her career, she taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Mason, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Mason, 1943-2020

Mary Ann Mason was the first woman to serve as dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Berkeley. She was a profssor of social welfare at the university for two decades.

In Memoriam: Clara Isabel Adams, 1933-2020

In Memoriam: Clara Isabel Adams, 1933-2020

Clara Adams was a member of the faculty and an administrator at Morgan State University in Baltimore for nearly 60 years. She was also the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Alice Lyons Eckardt, 1923-2020

In Memoriam: Alice Lyons Eckardt, 1923-2020

Alice Eckardt was a professor emerita of religious studies and the founder of the Jewish studies program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She taught at Lehigh from 1972 to 1987.

In Memoriam: Constance Janet Weldon, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Constance Janet Weldon, 1932-2020

Constance J. Weldon was the first woman tubist to earn a position in a major symphony orchestra. In 1972, she was appointed professor of tuba and the first assistant dean for undergraduate studies at what is now known as the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She taught there for nearly two decades until her retirement in 1991.

In Memoriam: Courtney W. Stevenson 1914-2020

In Memoriam: Courtney W. Stevenson 1914-2020

Courtney Stevenson, a long-time faculty member at Delaware State University died on August 5 at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, DE.

In Memoriam: Marie Marcelle Buteau Racine, 1934-2020

In Memoriam: Marie Marcelle Buteau Racine, 1934-2020

In 1969, Dr. Racine, a native of Haiti, joined the foreign languages faculty at Federal City College, which later became part of the University of the District of Columbia. She taught there until her retirement n 2013.

In Memoriam: Sara Lissa Hutchison Hampshire, 1949-2020

In Memoriam: Sara Lissa Hutchison Hampshire, 1949-2020

Sara Hutchinson Hampshire was the first nurse practitioner to work with the Occupational and Student Health Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

In Memoriam: Marguerite Elsa Ballon Nadien, 1930-2020

In Memoriam: Marguerite Elsa Ballon Nadien, 1930-2020

Dr. Nadien joined the full-time faculty at Fordham in 1974. In 1981, she became the first psychologist in the division of social sciences at the Lincoln Center campus to achieve tenure. She taught at Fordham for more than four decades.

In Memoriam: Nadine Taub, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Nadine Taub, 1943-2020

Taub joined the faculty at the Rutgers University School of Law in Newarkmin 1973. There she founded the Women’s Rights Litigation Clinic, the first of its kind in the nation, according to the university.

In Memoriam: Camilla D. O’Neal, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Camilla D. O’Neal, 1931-2020

Camilla O’Neal, professor emerita of English and education at Missouri State University, died on July 24, 2020 at the home of her son in Columbia, Missouri.

In Memoriam: Rose Mary Healy Dougherty, 1947-2020

In Memoriam: Rose Mary Healy Dougherty, 1947-2020

Rose Mary Healy Dougherty served as president of the White Plains campus of Berkeley College from 1991 to 1995. In January 1996, she was appointed senior vice president of academic affairs at Berkeley College in New York City. She was named provost there in 2005

In Memoriam: María Cristina Lugones, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: María Cristina Lugones, 1944-2020

María Lugones, the feminist scholar and activist, began her academic career at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. In 1993, she joined the faculty at Binghamton University, a campus of the State University of New York System.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maxine Moose Bruhns, 1924-2020

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maxine Moose Bruhns, 1924-2020

E. Maxine Bruhns served as the director of the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs at the University of Pittsburgh for more than half a century.

In Memoriam: Jane Marie Gleason, 1949-2020

In Memoriam: Jane Marie Gleason, 1949-2020

Dr. Gleason joined the faculty of Meredith College in 1989, as an associate professor. She remained on the faculty at the college for the rest of her career, finishing her final semester in May 2020.

In Memoriam: Janet Roebuck, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Janet Roebuck, 1943-2020

Dr. Roebuck joined the faculty in the history department at the University of New Mexico in 1969 and taught there for 30 years. Throughout her career, she advocated for the advancement of women into the senior ranks of the faculty and into higher administrative offices.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Anne Peterson, 1966-2020

In Memoriam: Cheryl Anne Peterson, 1966-2020

Peterson executive assistant to provost Tim Sands at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. After Sands was named president of Virginia Tech, she moved to Blacksburg in January 2015 at President Sands’ request to become executive director of his office staff.