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In Memoriam: Hannah Rose Arterian, 1949-2022

In Memoriam: Hannah Rose Arterian, 1949-2022

Professor Arterian taught in the College of Law at Arizona State University for 20 years and was the first women to serve as associate dean. In 2002, Professor Arterian was named dean of Syracuse University’s College of Law, a position she held for 13 years.

In Memoriam: Marice Moylan Wolfe, 1935-2022

In Memoriam: Marice Moylan Wolfe, 1935-2022

In 1973, Wolfe was hired to be head the special collections unit of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt. Two years later she became the first woman to be appointed university archivist, a position she held for 27 years.

In Memoriam: Diane Michelle Nelson, 1963-2022

In Memoriam: Diane Michelle Nelson, 1963-2022

Diane Nelson, a cultural anthropologist who did most of her field work in Guatemala, was a member of the faculty at Duke Univeristy for 21 years.

In Memoriam: Delores Ann Richburg Greene, 1935-2022

In Memoriam: Delores Ann Richburg Greene, 1935-2022

A long-time educator in several public school systems in Virginia, Dr. Green concluded her career serving as dean at both Virginia Union University and Virginia State University.

In Memoriam: Kelly Ann Machovec, 1978-2022

In Memoriam: Kelly Ann Machovec, 1978-2022

Dr. Machovec, a pediatric anesthesiologist and an associate professor at Duke University, focused her research primarily on the hemostasis management of children following open heart surgery performed on cardiopulmonary bypass.

In Memoriam: Susan Welch, 1943-2022

In Memoriam: Susan Welch, 1943-2022

Dr. Welch began her 50-year academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska. She remained on the faculty there for 21 years before coming to Pennsylvania State University in 1991 as dean of the College of Liberal Arts. She served in that role until 2019, the longest-serving dean in the history of the university.

In Memoriam: Sara Suleri Goodyear, 1953-2022

In Memoriam: Sara Suleri Goodyear, 1953-2022

Dr. Goodyear taught at Williams College in Massachusetts and, for most of her career, at Yale University, beginning in 1983. She was a founding editor of the Yale Journal of Criticism.

In Memoriam: Jean Ringoen Williams, 1924-2022

In Memoriam: Jean Ringoen Williams, 1924-2022

Jean Ringeon Williams was an associate professor of home economics emerita at the University of Akron in Ohio.

In Memoriam: Marta Aida Sánchez, 1961-2022

In Memoriam: Marta Aida Sánchez, 1961-2022

Dr. Sánchez, an educational anthropologist, joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2014. She was also a faculty affiliate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Reynolds Duffy Touborg, 1944-2022

In Memoriam: Marilyn Reynolds Duffy Touborg, 1944-2022

Marilyn Touberg was the director of communications for the Office of Human Resources at Harvard from 1990 until her retirement in 2004.

In Memoriam: Reneé Patricia Collins, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Reneé Patricia Collins, 1950-2022

While working for Western Washington University Dr. Collins earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies at the age of 47. She went on to earn a master’s degree in adult education at Western Washington University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University.

In Memoriam: Elsie Gloria Jean Moore Smith, 1949-2022

In Memoriam: Elsie Gloria Jean Moore Smith, 1949-2022

In 1981, Dr. Smith was hired as an assistant professor of counselor education at Arizona State University. She remain on the faculty there for more than 40 years.

In Memoriam: Mary Renee Ontiveros, 1951-2022

In Memoriam: Mary Renee Ontiveros, 1951-2022

Mary Ontiveros first came to Colorado State University as a student in the fall of 1969 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She then served on the staff at the university for more than 45 years.

In Memoriam: Autherine Juanita Lucy Foster, 1929-2022

In Memoriam: Autherine Juanita Lucy Foster, 1929-2022

In 1956, Autherine Lucy enrolled in a graduate program in education at the University of Alabama. She was the university’s first Black student. Angry protests by White students ensued. She was suspended three days later “for her own safety” and she was later expelled.

In Memoram: Mary Stobaugh Shambarger, 1935-2022

In Memoram: Mary Stobaugh Shambarger, 1935-2022

Mary Shambarger was the Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music, emerita at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She served on the faculty there for 32 years.

In Memoriam: Sonia Chalif Simon, 1925-2022

In Memoriam: Sonia Chalif Simon, 1925-2022

Sonia Chalif Simon was an associate professor of art, emerita at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She was an art historian specializing in Medieval, Baroque, and nineteenth-century art.

In Memoriam: Judith Lynn Bancroft Pipher, 1940-2022

In Memoriam: Judith Lynn Bancroft Pipher, 1940-2022

Professor Pipher captured the first telescopic infrared pictures of starburst galaxies. She taught at the University of Rochester in New York from 1971 to 2002.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Faye Marek Schroer, 1956-2022

In Memoriam: Marilyn Faye Marek Schroer, 1956-2022

Dr. Schroer taught for four years at the University of Texas at Arlington. After marrying, she moved to South Carolina and worked as a skills enhancement coordinator at Piedmont Technical College while raising a family. In 1999, she joined the psychology faculty at Newbury College and taught there for 20 years.

In Memoriam: Dorothy L.W. Smith, 1939-2022

In Memoriam: Dorothy L.W. Smith, 1939-2022

After moving to California in 1969, Smith taught at Long Beach City College, Grossmont Community College, and later San Diego City College, where she was a professor for 24 years. Smith also lectured at San Diego State University, teaching courses in teacher education and rhetoric and writing.

In Memoriam: Constance Ahrons, 1937-2021

In Memoriam: Constance Ahrons, 1937-2021

Constance Ahrons, emeritus professor of sociology in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California, passed away at the age of 84. Dr. Ahrons was perhaps best known for her book The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart.

In Memoriam: Valerie Jean Boyd, 1963-2022

In Memoriam: Valerie Jean Boyd, 1963-2022

Valerie Boyd was an award-winning author and served as the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence and director of the master of fine arts in narrative nonfiction program at the University of Georgia.

In Memoriam: Ann Richardson Kenney, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Ann Richardson Kenney, 1950-2022

Kenney first joined Cornell University Library in 1987 as associate director in the department of preservation and conservation. She served as the interim university librarian in 2007 and was selected the following year as the 11th Carl A. Kroch University Librarian.

In Memoriam: Patricia Crossen, 1945-2022

In Memoriam: Patricia Crossen, 1945-2022

Dr. Crossen began her career at the University of Massachusetts in 1985, eventually rising to the rank of full professor. From 1989 to 1991 she served as deputy provost and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and from 1994 to 1997, she was as interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

In Memoriam: Gertrude Hughes, 1936-2022

In Memoriam: Gertrude Hughes, 1936-2022

Dr. Hughes joined the faculty at Wesleyan University in 1976 as an assistant professor of English. She taught at Wesleyan for 40 years, returning in 2006 as a full professor. She was a founder and early chair of the women’s studies program at the university.

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Koch Schonberger, 1940-2022

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Koch Schonberger, 1940-2022

Ann Schonberger was a former professor and retired director of the University of Maine Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies program. She came to the University of Maine in 1971 and retired in 2013.

In Memoriam: Deborah Clarke Rifenbary, 1950-2021

In Memoriam: Deborah Clarke Rifenbary, 1950-2021

Dr. Rifenbary joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 1990 as an assistant professor of counselor education. In addition to serving as interim dean, she served as chair of the department of individual, family, and community education. Dr. Rifenbary retired in 2020.

In Memoriam: Lisa Marie Goddard, 1966-2022

In Memoriam: Lisa Marie Goddard, 1966-2022

Dr. Goddard was a professor, senior research scientist, and former director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society of Columbia University.

In Memoriam: Sheila McCarthy, 1942-2022

In Memoriam: Sheila McCarthy, 1942-2022

Dr. McCarthy taught Russian language and literature at Antioch College, Cornell, and Grinnell College, where she worked for 16 years and earned tenure. She then joined the faculty at Colby College in 1987 and taught there until her retirement in 2009.

In Memoriam: Hagit Shatkay-ReShef, 1965-2022

In Memoriam: Hagit Shatkay-ReShef, 1965-2022

Dr. Shatkay-ReShef joined the faculty at the University of Delaware as an associate professor in fall 2010. She joined the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research that same year and was promoted to full professor in 2018. Her research interests focused on biomedical computing, computational biomedicine, and computational methods in the sciences

In Memoriam: Deborah Ann Nickerson, 1954-2021

In Memoriam: Deborah Ann Nickerson, 1954-2021

Deborah Ann Nickerson, a professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington and one of the most frequently cited scientists of the past decade, died late last year at her home in Seattle. She was 67 years old. The cause of death was aggressive abdominal cancer, diagnosed less than a week before her death. […]

In Memoriam: Kenya Siana Flash, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Kenya Siana Flash, 1980-2021

Kenya Siana Flash was the librarian for political science, global information, and government information at the Marx Science and Social Science Library on the campus of Yale University.

In Memoriam: Sara McLanahan, 1940-2021

In Memoriam: Sara McLanahan, 1940-2021

At Princeton Universsity, Professor McLanahan was the founding director of the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and a principal investigator of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a landmark longitudinal study that has for two decades followed nearly 5,000 children born to unwed parents between 1998 and 2000 in 20 large U.S. cities.

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

Dr. Gordon was an assistant professor in the department of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences’ department of anthropology. She held degrees from three different Ivy League universities.

In Memoriam:  Nancy McKenzie Dupont

In Memoriam: Nancy McKenzie Dupont

Dr. Dupont joined the journalism faculty at the University of Mississippi in 2006 after spending 17 years as a broadcast journalist and 13 years as a journalism educator at Loyola University in New Orleans. She was promoted to full professor in 2015.

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.