RSSAll Entries in the "In Memoriam" Category

In Memoriam: Joanna Kellogg Uhry 1937-2019

In Memoriam: Joanna Kellogg Uhry 1937-2019

Dr. Uhry taught at Teachers College at Columbia University before joining the faculty at Fordham in 1994. Dr. Uhry retired from the Fordham faculty in 2015 and was named professor emerita of literacy education.

In Memoriam: Carol Gilson Rosen, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Gilson Rosen, 1940-2019

Dr. Rosen joined the Cornell Univerity faculty in 1978 as an instructor. She was named full professor in 1994. Professor Rosen retired in 2010. Professor Rosen’s research was focused on relational grammar, a framework she helped create.

In Memoriam: Carole Bellini-Sharp

In Memoriam: Carole Bellini-Sharp

Dr. Bellini-Sharp joined the faculty at Kirkland College in 1973 as an assistant professor of drama. After Kirkland merged with Hamilton College in 1978, she remained on the faculty where she was instrumental in shaping Hamilton’s theatre program.

In Memoriam: Betty Ashbury Jones, 1933-2019

In Memoriam: Betty Ashbury Jones, 1933-2019

Betty Ashbury Jones was a former college professor and trustee emerita at Middlebury College in Vermont. In 2015, the college named its School of French in honor of Betty Jones.

In Memoriam: Karen Roth, 1956-2019

In Memoriam: Karen Roth, 1956-2019

A native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Roth began her career at the University of California, Davis in 1986 as the assistant director of residential life in the Office of Student Housing. She left Davis in 2006 to teach at Oregon State University-Cascades and then was director of diversity at Central Oregon Community College.

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Lytle

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Lytle

Gwendolyn Lytle, a member of the music department faculty at Pomona College in Claremont, California, for 35 years. Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Riverside.

In Memoriam: Roberta Coleman, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Roberta Coleman, 1938-2019

Dr. Coleman joined the faculty at the University of Delaware and taught there until her retirement in 2009. In 1985, she became the first woman to receive the University’s Francis Alison Award, the University of Delaware’s highest faculty honor.

In Memoriam: Mary Osa Stephens Ryder, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Osa Stephens Ryder, 1932-2019

Mary Osa Stephens Ryder served as dean and registrar at Colorado Women’s College, which later was absorbed into the University of Denver.

In Memoriam: Paule Marshall, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Paule Marshall, 1929-2019

Paule Marshall taught at both Virginia Commonwealth University and New York University. She numerous novels, essays, and works of short fiction.

In Memoriam: Ann Snitow, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Ann Snitow, 1943-2019

In 1972, Ann Snitow, co-founded the gender studies program at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She also twice founded gender studies programs at The New School in New York City, where she taught for 30 years.

In Memoriam: Bonnie Mathies, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Bonnie Mathies, 1942-2019

In 1974, Dr. Mathies joined the instructional technology faculty in the College of Education and Human Services at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In 2010, she was named dean of the Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio.

In Memoriam: Anne E. Monius, 1964-2019

In Memoriam: Anne E. Monius, 1964-2019

Anne E. Monius was a professor of South Asian religions at Harvard Divinity School. Dr. Monius specialized in the religious traditions of India. Her research focused on the practices and products of literary culture to reconstruct the history of religions in South Asia.

In Memoriam: Faye Duffy, 1958-2019

In Memoriam: Faye Duffy, 1958-2019

Duffy joined the admissions staff at the University of Delaware in 1986. Over the course of her 33-year career, she organized a variety of admissions programs. She was responsible for revamping the transfer admissions process, resulting in a large increase in transfer enrollments.

In Memoriam: Vivian Gussin Paley, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Vivian Gussin Paley, 1929-2019

Vivian Gussin Paley was a renowned educator, author, and researcher of early childhood education. She spent nearly a quarter-century at the University of Chicago.

In Memoriam: Erin Stewart Lindquist, 1975-2019

In Memoriam: Erin Stewart Lindquist, 1975-2019

Dr. Erin Lindquist first joined the faculty Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2006. She taught courses on biology and environmental sustainability.

In Memoriam: Chloe A. Wofford Morrison, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Chloe A. Wofford Morrison, 1931-2019

Toni Morrison was a giant of American literature and the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus at Princeton University in New Jersey. In 1993, Professor Morrison was the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

In Memoriam: Karenne Gayle Wood, 1960-2019

In Memoriam: Karenne Gayle Wood, 1960-2019

Karenne Wood was the director Virginia Indian Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and taught in the anthropology department at the University of Virginia.

In Memoriam: Vivian Perlis, 1928-2019

In Memoriam: Vivian Perlis, 1928-2019

Vivian Perlis was founder of the Oral History of American Music archive at Yale University. The archive contains about 3,000 recordings of interviews with various American composers and other musical figures.

In Memoriam: Naomi Quinn, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Naomi Quinn, 1939-2019

Dr. Quinn joined the Duke University faculty in 1972 as an assistant professor. She conducted research on psychological anthropology, exploring how culture is shared, endures, and shapes our lives.

In Memoriam: Evan Foldes Travers, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Evan Foldes Travers, 1942-2019

Dr. Travers joined the Swarthmore College faculty in 1975 as a supervisor for secondary school practice teachers. She was the first tenure-track faculty appointment in what is now the department of educational studies. Dr. Travers retired in 2005.

In Memoriam: Leila Leah Amsel Bronner, 1930-2019

In Memoriam: Leila Leah Amsel Bronner, 1930-2019

Lelia Bronner was a noted biblical scholar who taught at universities in South Africa and the United States. She died in Los Angeles earlier this month and was buried in Jerusalem.

In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In 1973, Dr. Lynch joined the faculty at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She taught biology there for almost 20 years. In 1992, Dr. Lynch accepted an appointment as dean of the Graduate School, vice chancellor for research, and professor of ecological and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

Dr. Konek was associate dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wichita State University in Kansas for 19 years. She served on the faculty of the English department and the women’s studies department for 35 years until her retirement in 2005.

In Memoriam: Marie Borroff, 1923-2019

In Memoriam: Marie Borroff, 1923-2019

In 1959, Dr. Borroff became the first woman appointed to Yale’s department of English. In 1965, she was named a full professor of English, making her one of the first two women granted tenure in any department of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

In Memoriam: Joan Callahan, 1946-2019

In Memoriam: Joan Callahan, 1946-2019

In 1986, Dr. Callahan joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky, where she taught philosophy for the remainder of career. There she was director of what is now the Gender and Women’s Studies Program from 1998 to 2002 and again from 2003 to 2007. She retired in 2011.

In Memoriam: Bonnie Roach, 1957-2019

In Memoriam: Bonnie Roach, 1957-2019

Dr. Roach began her career at Ohio University in 1989 as a faculty member in the management department. Over the course of her 31-year career, she taught courses in human resource management and business law.

In Memoriam: Adelaide Cromwell, 1919-2019

In Memoriam: Adelaide Cromwell, 1919-2019

Dr. Cromwell first joined the Boston University faculty in 1951. Two years later, she co-founded the university’s African Studies Center. In 1969, she founded the university’s African American studies program, the country’s second such program and the first to offer a graduate degree in the subject.

In Memoriam: Byrdie Annette Larkin, 1952-2019

In Memoriam: Byrdie Annette Larkin, 1952-2019

Dr. Larkin joined the faculty at Alabama State University in 1977. At the time, she was the only women faculty member in the department of political science. She taught at the university for 39 years until her retirement in 2016.

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In 1969, Dr. Sudarkasa joined the faculty at the University of Michigan. She was the first tenured African American faculty member at the university. In 1986, she was appointed the eleventh president of historically Black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and served in that role for 12 years.

In Memoriam: Julie Marie Heinz-Johnson, 1965-2019

In Memoriam: Julie Marie Heinz-Johnson, 1965-2019

During her nearly 30-year career at Ripon College, Heinz-Johnson was head coach for several sports and chaired the department of exercise science. In 2010, Heinz-Johnson was named director of athletics, the first woman to hold the position at Ripon College.

In Memoriam: Olivia Cousins, 1948-2019

In Memoriam: Olivia Cousins, 1948-2019

Olivia Cousins was a feminist scholar, historian, and long-time faculty member at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York. She served on the faculty there for more than 30 years.

In Memoriam: Laurel L. Wilkening, 1944-2019

In Memoriam: Laurel L. Wilkening, 1944-2019

In 1993, Dr. Wilkening, a planetary scientist, came to the University of California, Irvine as the school’s third chancellor and the third woman chancellor in University of California System history. In 2013, an asteroid discovered by NASA-funded astronomers at the University of Arizona was officially named to honor Dr. Wilkening.

In Memoriam: Lydia Hall Lenaghan, 1933-2019

In Memoriam: Lydia Hall Lenaghan, 1933-2019

Dr. Lenaghan began her career at Barnard College as an assistant professor in the department of classics in 1962. She chaired the department from 1974 to 1981 and again in 1985.

In Memoriam: Susan Parker Bloom, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Susan Parker Bloom, 1938-2019

From 1986-2005, Professor Bloom directed the graduate program in Children’s Literature and the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons University in Boston.

In Memoriam: Patricia Telles-Irvin, 1955-2019

In Memoriam: Patricia Telles-Irvin, 1955-2019

Patricia Telles-Irvin was vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Before coming to Northwestern in 2011, Dr. Telles-Irvin served as vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida for seven years. Earlier in her career, she served in various roles at Florida International University.