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In Memoriam: Josephine McCann Posey

In Memoriam: Josephine McCann Posey

In 1984 Dr. Posey became the first woman to serve as the dean of the School of Education and Psychology at Alcorn State University. In addition to her duties as university historian, she also served as interim vice president for academic affairs, special assistant to the president at Alcorn, and department chair.

In Memoriam: Barbara Uehling Charlton, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Uehling Charlton, 1932-2020

Dr. Charlton was the first and only woman to serve as the permanent chancellor at both the University of Missouri and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

In Memoriam: Barbara Burch, 1938-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Burch, 1938-2020

Dr. Burch was a professor in the educational doctorate program at Western Kentucky University She served as university provost from 1997 to 2010. Later, she was the faculty representative to the university’s board of regents.

In Memoriam: Patricia Sankey Imfeld Robinson, 1926-2020

In Memoriam: Patricia Sankey Imfeld Robinson, 1926-2020

Patricia Sankey Imfeld Robinson taught at Bates College in Lewiston, Mine, from 1947 to 1950. She later taught physical education classes at the University of Connecticut for 22 years.

In Memoriam: Lesley Aileen Hales Clyde, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Lesley Aileen Hales Clyde, 1926-2019

Lesley Aileen Hales Clyde, an educator and long-time member of the Utah Board of Regents and an advocate for gender equality, died on Christmas Eve.

In Memoriam: Barbara C. Bowen, 1937-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara C. Bowen, 1937-2019

Barbara Bowen was a professor of French emerita at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She was the first women to chair an academic department in the university’s College of Arts and Science.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Silbermann Cowen, 1941-2019

In Memoriam: Marjorie Silbermann Cowen, 1941-2019

Majorie Cowen had a 16-year career as an administrator and development officer at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, before becoming senior advisor to the president for external affairs at Tulane University in New Orleans.

In Memoriam: Marla Bernbaum, 1953-2019

In Memoriam: Marla Bernbaum, 1953-2019

Dr. Bernbaum taught as a full-time faculty member at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine from 1981 to 1998. After leaving due to a disability, she continued to be associated with the school with a voluntary appointment as a clinical associate professor.

In Memoriam: Catherine Rachel Ostrow-D’Haeseleer, 1954-2019

In Memoriam: Catherine Rachel Ostrow-D’Haeseleer, 1954-2019

Armed with only a high school education, Ostrow-D’Haeseleer was hired as an adjunct lecturer in French in 1991 and taught at Wesleyan University for the next 29 years.

In Memoriam: Mary Lowe Good, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Lowe Good, 1931-2019

Dr. Good served as dean of the College of Engineering and Technology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock from its founding in 1999 until her retirement in June 2011. During this period she served a term as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

In Memoriam: Lucie S. Kelly, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Lucie S. Kelly, 1925-2019

At Columbia, Dr. Kelly had a joint appointment as professor of public health and nursing in the School of Nursing and professor of public health and associate dean of academic affairs in the School of Public Health.

In Memoriam: Patti J. Shock, 1941-2019

In Memoriam: Patti J. Shock, 1941-2019

Professor Shock began her academic career at Georgia State University. After 10 years on the faculty, she joined the faculty in the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1988. She served as chair of the department of tourism and convention administration for 18 years.

In Memoriam: Shirley Walker Dixon, 1946-2019

In Memoriam: Shirley Walker Dixon, 1946-2019

Dr. Dixon was a pioneer in many ways at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania. In 1990, she was the first African American to be appointed to the university’s board of trustees. In 2018, she was the first person to be awarded a doctorate at the university and also became the first person to earn bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at Cabrini.

In Memoriam: Maxine R. Colm, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Maxine R. Colm, 1932-2019

In 1989, Dr. Colm, a high school valedictorian and graduate of Vassar College, became the first woman to be hired as a vice president at the University of Delaware.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Yalom, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Marilyn Yalom, 1932-2019

In 1976, Dr. Yalom was hired as deputy director of the Center for Research on Women at Stanford University. Later she was a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford, where she served as director from 1984 to 1985.

In Memoriam: Mary T. Christian, 1924-2019

In Memoriam: Mary T. Christian, 1924-2019

Dr. Christian served as chair of the department of elementary education and was dean of the School of Education at Hampton University in Virginia. She also was elected to nine consecutive terms as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

In Memoriam: Maria Eduvijes Stallions , 1955-2019

In Memoriam: Maria Eduvijes Stallions , 1955-2019

Maria E. Stallions was an associate professor of education at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Dr. Stallions joined the faculty at Roanoke College in 2008 after teaching at Barry University in Miami, Florida.

In Memoriam: Ruth Trinidad Galván

In Memoriam: Ruth Trinidad Galván

Ruth Trinidad Galván, an associate professor in the department of language, literacy and sociocultural studies at the University of New Mexico. She was also affiliated with the women’s studies program and the department of Chicana and Chicano studies.

In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019

In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019

Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke was a professor of law at the University of the District of Columbia, professor emerita of law at Syracuse University in New York, and one of the first African American students to enroll at Duke University in North Carolina.

In Memoriam: John Miriam Jones, 1924-2019

In Memoriam: John Miriam Jones, 1924-2019

Dr. Jones was appointed assistant provost at the University of Notre Dame in 1972 and charged with facilitating the integration of the first 400 women students into the university.

In Memoriam: Emily E. Williamson, 1965-2019

In Memoriam: Emily E. Williamson, 1965-2019

Williamson became director of the Child Development Center at the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 2003 and remained in that post until her death. She served as an instructor in family and consumer sciences from 2003 to 2010. She then became an instructor in the School of Education.

In Memoriam: Tracie Gibson

In Memoriam: Tracie Gibson

Dr. Gibson joined the staff at the University of Massachusetts in 2017. Before coming to Amherst, Dr. Gibson served on the faculty at the University of Texas-Permian Basin and later at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

In Memoriam: Hilda Carey, 1928-2019

In Memoriam: Hilda Carey, 1928-2019

Sister Carey had a career in education spanning for more than half a century. In 1986, Sister Carey began teaching freshman English at Boston College, and continued to do so well into her 80s.

In Memoriam: Janice Hardison Faulkner, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Janice Hardison Faulkner, 1932-2019

Faulkner joined the English department faculty at what is now East Carolina University in 1957. In addition to teaching English, over a long career she served as director of alumni affairs, chair of the board of the ECU Credit Union, director of the Regional Development Institute, and associate vice chancellor for regional development.

In Memoriam: Trish Del Pozzo, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Trish Del Pozzo, 1943-2019

Trish Del Pozzo, who served as assistant academic secretary at Stanford University for more than three decades. In this role. she was the chief administrator for the Faculty Senate and its committees.

In Memoriam: Mary Jean Mulvaney, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Jean Mulvaney, 1927-2019

Mary Jean Mulvaney was a professor emerita of physical education and former director of athletics at the University of Chicago.

In Memoriam: Heidi Dvinge

In Memoriam: Heidi Dvinge

Dr. Dvinge was an assistant professor of biomolecular chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. Her research program was dedicated to understanding how aberrant RNA processing contributes to diseases such as cancer, and how these changes might be exploited to allow new therapies.

In Memoriam: Barbara Losty, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara Losty, 1942-2019

Barbara Losty had a long career in higher education including service as president of Waycross College in Georgia.

In Memoriam: Linda Ann Irwin-DeVitis, 1948-2019

In Memoriam: Linda Ann Irwin-DeVitis, 1948-2019

Linda Irwin-DeVitis served as dean of the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, from 2010 to 2013.

In Memoriam: Jane Whitaker Mead, 1958-2019

In Memoriam: Jane Whitaker Mead, 1958-2019

For many years Jane Mead, an accomplished poet and educator, served as poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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.