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In Memoriam: Margaret L. Crist

In Memoriam: Margaret L. Crist

Margo Crist served as assistant director of libraries at the Univerity of Michigan from 1990 to 1997. Then she was appointed director of libraries at the University of Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

Lani Guinier was the first woman of color to be a tenured professor at Harvard Law School. Earlier, she taught for 10 years at the law school of the University of Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Mona Meyers Wheatley, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Mona Meyers Wheatley, 1934-2021

Mona Wheatly, a long-time development officer for Middlebury College in Vermont, died late last year in Dallas, Texas. She served in many roles in the development office, culminating in her fundraising work for Middlebury’s bicentennial celebration in 2000.

In Memoriam: Christine Grant, 1936-2021

In Memoriam: Christine Grant, 1936-2021

Dr. Grant came to the University of Iowa in 1968. After earning bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, she was named director of the women’s athletic department at the university. She held that position until 2000.

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Fennema, 1928-2021

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Fennema, 1928-2021

Dr. Fennema served as a professor of education at the University of Wisconsin. Her scholarly interests focused on two main themes: gender issues related to mathematics, and teachers’ cognitions as they influence instruction and learning.

In Memoriam: Carol Marion Wick, 1932-2021

In Memoriam: Carol Marion Wick, 1932-2021

Dr. Wick joined the history department faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1965. She was promoted to full professor in 1976. Professor Wick served as vice chancellor for academic affairs for four years and also was chair of the faculty and state secretary of the Association of University of Wisconsin Faculty.

In Memoriam: Melinda Micco, 1947-2021

In Memoriam: Melinda Micco, 1947-2021

After raising a family, at age 39, Melinda Micco decided to pursue higher education and enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. in ethnic and Native American studies in less than seven years. She then taught at Mills College in Oakland, California.

In Memoriam: Linda Lopez McAlister, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Linda Lopez McAlister, 1939-2021

Dr. McAlister first came to the Unversity of South Florida in 1982, After working for the state university system, she returned to the University of South Florida in 1987 as a professor of philosophy and women’s studies, specializing in feminist philosophy, the history of women in philosophy, and feminist film studies. She served as chair of the philosophy department from 1996 to her retirement in 1999.

In Memoriam: Carmen-Helena Téllez, 1955-2021

In Memoriam: Carmen-Helena Téllez, 1955-2021

Carmen-Helena Téllez, a professor of conducting in the department of music at the University of Notre Dame, died on December 10.

In Memoriam: Shirley Ann Mathis McBay, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Shirley Ann Mathis McBay, 1935-2021

Shirley McBay enrolled in college at the age of 15. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Georgia and had a long academic career at Spelman College in Atlanta and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In Memoriam: bell hooks, 1952-2021

In Memoriam: bell hooks, 1952-2021

The leading feminist scholar bell hooks, the Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College in Kentucky, died at her home in Berea on December 15 at the age of 69.

In Memoriam: Irene Julia Blanchard, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Irene Julia Blanchard, 1934-2021

Irene Blanchard, a longtime faculty member at what was then Lyndon State College in Vermont, died on December 5 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. She was 87 years old. A native of Bennington, Vermont, Dr. Blanchard attended a rural one-school house for seven years. After graduating from high school, she attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New […]

In Memoriam: Mollie Rose Autry Molnar, 1931-2021

In Memoriam: Mollie Rose Autry Molnar, 1931-2021

Mollie Rose Molnar was a former professor and chair of the department of music at what is now Missouri State University in Springfield. Both of her parents serve in the Arkansas House of Represenatives

In Memoriam: Kariamu Welsh, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Kariamu Welsh, 1949-2021

After studying as a Fulbright scholar in Africa, Welsh joined the faculty at Temple University in 1985. She earned a doctorate in dance history at New York University and joined the dance faculty at Temple in 1999.

In Memoriam: Frances McCall Rosenbluth, 1958-2021

In Memoriam: Frances McCall Rosenbluth, 1958-2021

Frances McCall Rosenbluth was Damon Wells Professor of Political Science at Yale University. She was the first woman to chair the political science department at the university.

In Memoriam: Pamela Ann McCorduck, 1940-2021

In Memoriam: Pamela Ann McCorduck, 1940-2021

Pamela McCorduck taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University and was the author or co-author of 11 books, many on the field of artificial intelligence.

In Memoriam: Carol Elder Baumann, 1932-2021

In Memoriam: Carol Elder Baumann, 1932-2021

After obtaining her Ph.D at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Dr. Baumann joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served there for four years before joining the faculty at the Milwaukee campus. She taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for 35 years.

In Memoriam: Millie Louise Bown Russell, 1926-2021

In Memoriam: Millie Louise Bown Russell, 1926-2021

Millie L.B. Russell, a former administrator and lecturer in biology at the University of Washington. She joined the staff at the university in 1974 and retired in 2007 at the age of 81.

In Memoriam: Teresa Ann Miller, 1962-2021

In Memoriam: Teresa Ann Miller, 1962-2021

Teresa A. Miller was senior vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and chief diversity officer for the State University of New York. Earlier, Miller was a tenured professor of law at the University at Buffalo, specializing in immigration law, criminal procedure, and prisoner law.

In Memoriam: Sandra Pizzarello, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: Sandra Pizzarello, 1933-2021

A professor emerita in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University, Dr. Pizzarello’s groundbreaking work with meteorites redefined the key to the origins of life before it began on earth.

In Memoriam: Pauline Bernice Lackow Bart, 1930-2021

In Memoriam: Pauline Bernice Lackow Bart, 1930-2021

Pauline Bart was a leading feminist scholar who taught sociology and women’s studies at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

In Memoriam: Laura Mays Hoopes

In Memoriam: Laura Mays Hoopes

An avid advocate for women in science, Dr. Hoopes served as Pomona College’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college from 1993 to 1998. She was the first scientist and woman appointed dean of the college at Pomona.

In Memoriam: Marcia Joy Douglas, 1946-2021

In Memoriam: Marcia Joy Douglas, 1946-2021

Marcia Douglas was a theatre educator for more than 40 years. She joined the faculty at the University of Maine in 1999 and taught movement, voice, speech, and dramatic literature.

In Memoriam: Luz María Orozco y Aragón, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: Luz María Orozco y Aragón, 1933-2021

A native of Mexico City, Dr. Orozco was the daughter of a hydraulic engineer and a medical doctor. She came to the United States to pursue higher education to join the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Davenport Iowa. She then taught at the now-closed Marycrest College.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Tam

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Tam

Professor Tam was the second Native Hawaiian chair of the department of medicine at the University of Hawai’i and served in that position for 15 years. She also held the American Lung Association of Hawaii and Leahi Fund Endowed Chair in Respiratory Health at the university.

In Memoriam: Edra Charlotte Bogle, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Edra Charlotte Bogle, 1934-2021

Dr. Bogle began her career in the academic world as a librarian at what is now Western Oregon University. Dr. Bogle joined the English department faculty at the University of North Texas in 1968 and continued to teach there until 2004.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Fine Knowles, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Marjorie Fine Knowles, 1939-2021

In 1972, Majorie Knowles became the first women faculty member at the University of Alabama School of Law. Professor Knowles became dean of the College of Law at Georgia State University in 1986, making her the 17th woman in U.S. history – and the first woman in Georgia – to serve as dean of a law school.

In Memoriam: Jo Watts Williams, 1929-2021

In Memoriam: Jo Watts Williams, 1929-2021

Jo Watts Williams enrolled at what was then Elon College in North Carolina in 1945. She maintained a relationship with the university for more than 75 years, She served as a professor, associate dean of academic affairs, director of development, and special assistant to the president.

In Memoriam: Miah Im, 1974-2021

In Memoriam: Miah Im, 1974-2021

Miam Im was director of opera studies at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Before coming to Rice University in 2020, Im was principal coach and conductor of the University of Toronto Opera School and music director of the University of Maryland Opera Studio.

In Memoriam: Frances Tarlton Farenthold, 1926-2021

In Memoriam: Frances Tarlton Farenthold, 1926-2021

Frances Farenthold served as president of Wells College in Aurora, New York from 1976 to 1980. She taught at the law schools at Texas Southern University and the University of Houston.

In Memoriam: Claire A. Van Ummersen, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Claire A. Van Ummersen, 1935-2021

In 1993, Dr. Ummersen was appointed president of Cleveland State University. She was the first woman to hold the position and served in that role until 2001.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Clark, 1938-2021

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Clark, 1938-2021

Elizabeth A. Clark was the John Carlisle Kilgo Professor Emerita of Religion and Professor of History at Duke University. She served on the faculty at Duke for nearly 40 years.

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.