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In Memoriam: Regula A. Meier, 1929-2021

In Memoriam: Regula A. Meier, 1929-2021

Regula Meier, a native of Switzerland was hired to teach German and French part-time at what is now Old Dominion University in the early 1960s. She taught classes at the university until 2016.

In Memoriam: Janice Marie Portman, 1953-2021

In Memoriam: Janice Marie Portman, 1953-2021

Dr. Poorman served for 28 years in numerous positions at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, including associate dean of the Graduate School, director of formation and field education, and professor of the practice in the department of theology.

In Memoriam: Jean Harmon Langenheim, 1925-2021

In Memoriam: Jean Harmon Langenheim, 1925-2021

Professor Langenheim was a plant ecologist and leading authority on amber and plant resins. Her investigations included fieldwork on five continents. A woman of many “firsts”, Dr. Lanenheim taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 1966 to 1994.

In Memoriam: Frances Degen Horowitz, 1932-2021

In Memoriam: Frances Degen Horowitz, 1932-2021

Dr. Horowitz served as president of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York from 1991 to 2005. Earlier, Dr. Horowitz distinguished herself as a developmental psychologist and administrator at the University of Kansas.

In Memoriam: Katja Brüeckner, 1966-2021

In Memoriam: Katja Brüeckner, 1966-2021

Katja Brüeckner was an associate professor in the department of cell and tissue biology in the School of Dentistry and a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of California, San Francisco.

In Memoriam:  Barbara A. Newsome, 1946-2021

In Memoriam: Barbara A. Newsome, 1946-2021

Dr. Newsome joined the faculty at Mississippi Valley State University in 2001 as an assistant professor in the social work department. During her tenure, Dr. Newsome served as the interim chair of the department, internship field coordinator and the director of the master of social work degree program.

In Memoriam: Ruth Prouse Morgan, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Ruth Prouse Morgan, 1934-2021

Ruth Prouse Morgan served as a professor of political science at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for 20 years. She was the first woman to chair the faculty senate and was the university’s first woman provost.

In Memoriam: ChoKyun Rha, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: ChoKyun Rha, 1933-2021

Dr. Rha earned four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and taught on the faculty there for 40 years. She was the first woman of Asian descent to be awarded tenure at MIT.

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McBee, 1924-2021

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McBee, 1924-2021

Dr. McBee held many positions at the University of Georgia including dean of women and vice president of academic affairs. She also served as an associate professor of psychology and an associate professor of higher education.

In Memoriam:  Phoebe Stone Liebig, 1932-2021

In Memoriam: Phoebe Stone Liebig, 1932-2021

Phoebe Liebig was a professor emerita of gerontology at the University of Southern California. Her research largely focused on public policies and their effects on older adults in communities throughout the U.S. and across the world, including Fulbright-supported study in India.

In Memoriam: Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea, 1972-2021

In Memoriam: Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea, 1972-2021

Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea was an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She joined the Rice University faculty in 2009.

In Memoriam: Cyrilla Patricia Barr, 1929-2021

In Memoriam: Cyrilla Patricia Barr, 1929-2021

Dr. Barr, professor emerita at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., lectured widely in the U.S. and Europe on aspects of Italian medieval studies, women’s studies, and twentieth-century music patronage.

In Memoriam: Dina Marie Randazzo, 1975-2021

In Memoriam: Dina Marie Randazzo, 1975-2021

Dr. Randazzo was a respected and admired neuro-oncologist in the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. Her research focused on understanding and treating glioblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer of the brain and spine.

In Memoriam: Rachel Feldhay Brenner, 1946-2021

In Memoriam: Rachel Feldhay Brenner, 1946-2021

Rachel Feldhay Brenner was the Elaine Marks WARF Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She chaired the department of Hebrew and Semitic studies at the university from 2004 to 2007. She was also a senior fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities.

In Memoriam: Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford, 1945-2021

In Memoriam: Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford, 1945-2021

Millie Hughes-Fulford was a professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the Univerity of California, San Francisco. She was the first woman to serve as a payload specialist on a space shuttle mission.

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Young, 1929-2021

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Young, 1929-2021

Dr. Young joined the faculty at Ohio State University as an instructor in 1955. At this time, she was one of few academic historians devoted to the serious study of American Indians.

In Memoriam: Judith M. Roy, 1945-2021

In Memoriam: Judith M. Roy, 1945-2021

In 2005, Judith Roy was elected president of the National Women’s Studies Association. She was the first, and still only, two-year college faculty member elected to the position.

In Memoriam: Wynetta Devore, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Wynetta Devore, 1929-2020

Dr. Devore began her academic career at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She then taught at Rutgers University before joining the faculty at Syracuse University’s School of Social Work in 1980. She retired in 1999.

In Memoriam: Kathleen Ell, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Kathleen Ell, 1939-2021

Professor Ell joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in 1980 and was promoted to full professor in 1991. She was the first researcher to link depression with an increase in mortality among coronary care patients.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth M. Ring, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: Elizabeth M. Ring, 1933-2021

Dr. Ring was one of the earliest women to teach at Hamilton College, where her husband was a professor of physics. Dr. Ring first served as a visiting instructor in the late 1960s and continued to teach philosophy courses until the early 1990s.

In Memoriam: Naomi Ruth Bronheim Levine, 1923-2021

In Memoriam: Naomi Ruth Bronheim Levine, 1923-2021

Naomi Levine, a graduate of Hunter College and Columbia Law Schools, raised over $2 billion as the chief fundraiser for New York University in the late 20th century. Earlier in her career, Levine was the executive director of the American Jewish Congress.

In Memoriam: Katharine Hill Coleman, 1955-2021

In Memoriam: Katharine Hill Coleman, 1955-2021

Coleman joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in 1983. She was the first woman faculty member to be awarded tenure in the field of design and was promoted to full professor in 1986.

In Memoriam: Ruth Grace Zibart, 1919-2020

In Memoriam: Ruth Grace Zibart, 1919-2020

Ruth Grace Zibart was a professor of French, emerita, and the first woman to serve as associate dean of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University.

In Memoriam: Yvette Marie Fallandy, 1926-2021

In Memoriam: Yvette Marie Fallandy, 1926-2021

Dr. Fallandy served on the faculty at Sonoma State University in California for more than three decades. She also served as dean of students and was the first woman to be named vice president of academic affairs.

In Memoriam: E. Jacquelin Dietz

In Memoriam: E. Jacquelin Dietz

After earning her doctorate, Professor Dietz joined the faculty at North Carolina State University. There, in 1992, she became the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Statistics Education.

In Memoriam: Dollye Mary Emily Robinson, 1927-2020

In Memoriam: Dollye Mary Emily Robinson, 1927-2020

Robinson began her career at Jackson State University in Mississippi in 1952 as the assistant band director and instructor of music. After a 60-year career at the university, she was named dean emerita in 2012.

In Memoriam: Christina Crosby, 1953-2021

In Memoriam: Christina Crosby, 1953-2021

Christina Crosby was a professor of English and professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She joined the faculty at the university in 1982.

In Memoriam: Kate Payne, 1957-2021

In Memoriam: Kate Payne, 1957-2021

Kate Payne was an associate professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was a clinical ethicist and member of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

In Memoriam: Nancy E. Suchman, 1957-2020

In Memoriam: Nancy E. Suchman, 1957-2020

Nancy Suchman was an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale Medical School. She devoted her career to the study of parenting as a critical issue in the lives of mothers, and fathers, affected by drug addiction.

In Memoriam: Kathleen Saunders Nordeen, 1940-2021

In Memoriam: Kathleen Saunders Nordeen, 1940-2021

Kit Saunders Nordeen pioneered women’s athletics at the University of Wisconsin in the 1960s and 1970s, and, as an administrator, fought for equal opportunities for women athletes in the tumultuous years following the passage of Title IX.

In Memoriam: Kathleen M. Carroll, 1958-2020

In Memoriam: Kathleen M. Carroll, 1958-2020

Dr. Carroll joined the faculty at Yale in 1989 as an assistant professor of psychiatry. She taught at Yale for more than 30 years.

In Memoriam: Deborah Lynn Rhode, 1952-2021

In Memoriam: Deborah Lynn Rhode, 1952-2021

Deborah Rhode was a professor at Stanford Law School for more than 40 years, a world-renowned scholar in the legal profession, and the nation’s most frequently cited legal ethics scholar. She produced 30 books and 200 scholarly articles, many focusing on access to justice.

In Memoriam: Ellen Lorenz, 1935-2020

In Memoriam: Ellen Lorenz, 1935-2020

Dr. Lorenz joined the faculty of Mount Mary University as director of secondary education in 1968, rising to the post of academic dean by 1976. In 1979, she was appointed president of Mount Mary, continuing in that role until 1987.

In Memoriam: Barbara Nelson Benson, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Nelson Benson, 1940-2020

Dr. Benson joined the faculty of the department of biological sciences at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1973 and taught there until retiring in 2002. She served as department chair and worked as co-director of the Environmental Science Program.

In Memoriam: Miriam DeCosta-Willis, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Miriam DeCosta-Willis, 1934-2021

Nearly, a decade after she was not allowed to enroll at what is now the University of Memphis because of the color of her skin, Dr. Decosta-Wilis was hired as the university’s first Black faculty member. During her more than 40-year career, Dr. Decosta-Wilis also taught at Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Howard University in Washington, D.C., George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.