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In Memoriam: Charlotte Furth, 1934-2022

In Memoriam: Charlotte Furth, 1934-2022

Charlotte Furth, professor emerita of history at the University of Southern California, died earlier this summer in Los Angeles. She was 88 years old. Dr. Furth was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. The family moved to New York, where she met her future husband while in the third grade. She earned a bachelor’s degree in French […]

In Memoriam: Yvonne "Bonnie" Slatton, 1938-2202

In Memoriam: Yvonne “Bonnie” Slatton, 1938-2202

Bonnie Slatton began her tenure in the then women’s physical education department at the University of Iowa in 1964, where she served as a faculty member and a coach of tennis and badminton. She earned a  Ph.D. in physical education from the University of Iowa in 1970.

In Memoriam: Mary Ellen Reilly, 1941-2022

In Memoriam: Mary Ellen Reilly, 1941-2022

Professor Reilly joined the sociology faculty at the University of Rhode Island in 1973. During a 30-year teaching career, Dr. Reilly was one of the founders of the women’s studies program.

In Memoriam: Raquel Marie Albarran, 1962-2022

In Memoriam: Raquel Marie Albarran, 1962-2022

Dr. Albarran joined the faculty at Middlebury College in 2018. At the time of her death, she was a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies, on a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

In Memoriam: Erna Beth Yackel, 1939-2022

In Memoriam: Erna Beth Yackel, 1939-2022

Dr. Yackel joined the faculty at Purdue University Northwest in 1984. She introduced the mathematics education community to the groundbreaking terms “social norms” and “sociomathematical norms,” leading to hundreds of professional publications.

In Memoriam: Sherry F. Colb, 1966-2022

In Memoriam: Sherry F. Colb, 1966-2022

Professor Colb came to Cornell Law School in 2008 from the Rutgers University School of Law. She was a scholar and prolific writer on constitutional criminal procedure, animal rights, and sexual equality

In Memoriam: Sharon Elaine Hannum Seager, 1938-2022

In Memoriam: Sharon Elaine Hannum Seager, 1938-2022

Dr. Seager taught for a brief period at what is now Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau before joining the faculty at Ball State University in 1966. Her research focused on nineteenth-century American history and American women’s history. Dr. Seager retired in 2004 after teaching at Ball State for 38 years.

In Memoriam: Vivian A. Bull, 1935-2022

In Memoriam: Vivian A. Bull, 1935-2022

Vivian A. Bull, the eighteenth president of what is now Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon, passed away Friday, August 12. She was 87 years old. Dr. Bull led Linfield from 1992 to 2005 and oversaw dramatic change and growth for the university. She remains the only woman to lead the university. Bull often cited her […]

In Memoriam: Dorothy Louise Christel White Smith, 1939-2022

In Memoriam: Dorothy Louise Christel White Smith, 1939-2022

Dr. Smith taught at Long Beach City College, Grossmont Community College, San Diego City College, and San Diego State University. At San Diego State, she taught courses in writing & rhetoric, African American studies, and teacher education courses.

In Memoriam: Carol A. Nathanson, 1945-2022

In Memoriam: Carol A. Nathanson, 1945-2022

Professor Nathanson taught art history at Wright State University for 30 years, retiring in 2009. Prior to joining the Wright State University faculty in the fall of 1979, she taught at Oberlin College in Ohio and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

In Memoriam: Katherine Usher Henderson, 1937-2022

In Memoriam: Katherine Usher Henderson, 1937-2022

Katherine Henderson, who had a long career as a teacher and administrator in higher education including nine years as the president of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, died on July 26 in California. A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, Dr. Henderson was a graduate of Connecticut College. She went on to earn master’s degrees at […]

In Memoriam: Reaner Shannon, 1936-2022

In Memoriam: Reaner Shannon, 1936-2022

Dr. Shannon began her career at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine as the main research lab technologist. In 1990, she left the lab to become director of the minority affairs office at the school, becoming the school’s first associate dean for minority affairs in 1998, a post she held until she retired in 2008.

In Memoriam: Sarah Predock Burke Lupinski, 1940-2022

In Memoriam: Sarah Predock Burke Lupinski, 1940-2022

Sarah Predock Burke Lupinski was a professor emerita of modern languages and literatures at Trinity Univerity in San Antonio, Texas. She joined the faculty at the university in 1973 and taught there for 38 years.

In Memoriam: Anne Bail Howard, 1927-2022

In Memoriam: Anne Bail Howard, 1927-2022

Professor Howard taught and directed the remedial English program at the University of New Mexico before joining the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno in 1963. She was the only woman on the English department faculty at that time. She taught at the university for 37 years and was instrumental in the establishment of the women’s studies program.

In Memoriam: Marie Valentine McDemmond, 1946-2022

In Memoriam: Marie Valentine McDemmond, 1946-2022

Marie McDemmond was the first woman to lead Norfolk State University and the first African-American woman to serve as president of a four-year college in Virginia.

In Memoriam: Helen Rose Dawson, 1927-2022

In Memoriam: Helen Rose Dawson, 1927-2022

Helen Rose Dawson was dean and vice president of what is now Stevenson Unversity in Maryland. She joined the educational institution in 1965 and retired in 1999.

In Memoriam: Margot Peters, 1933-2022

In Memoriam: Margot Peters, 1933-2022

Over a 25-year career in academia, Dr. Peters spent three years at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, and later taught English, linguistics, and women’s studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

In Memoriam: Agate Nesaule, 1938-2022

In Memoriam: Agate Nesaule, 1938-2022

Dr. Nesule, a native of Latvia, joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1963. There she was a co-founder of the women’s studies department and won many teaching awards. She retired from teaching in 1996 to concentrate on her writing career.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Louise Fogel 1952-2022

In Memoriam: Marilyn Louise Fogel 1952-2022

Professor Fogel pioneered the use of different forms of the same chemical element, called isotopes, to understand the life history of organisms, both modern and ancient. In so doing, she helped develop biogeochemistry as a new field of science with many seminal papers in the field and earned herself the moniker ‘isotope queen.’

In Memoriam: Jane Loren Tarrier Sedgwick, 1926-2022

In Memoriam: Jane Loren Tarrier Sedgwick, 1926-2022

In 1962, Sedgwick began working as the managing editor of the OSU College of Medicine Journal. During her tenure at Ohio State, she also taught journalism classes at Franklin University in Columbus.

In Memoriam: Joyce Cohen Lashof, 1926-2022

In Memoriam: Joyce Cohen Lashof, 1926-2022

In 1973, Dr. Lashof became the first female director of the State of Illinois Public Health Department. She served as deputy assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and as assistant director of the Office of Technology Assessment before becoming the first female dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.

In Memoriam: Sharon Oster, 1948-2022

In Memoriam: Sharon Oster, 1948-2022

Sharon Oster, an influential economist and a towering figure in the history of the Yale School of Management, died on June 10, after a long battle with cancer. She was 73 years old. Dr. Oster joined the economics faculty at Yale Univerity in 1974. She joined the faculty at the Yale School of Management in […]

In Memoriam: Browne C. Lewis, 1962-2022

In Memoriam: Browne C. Lewis, 1962-2022

Browne C. Lewis, dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, died on June 2 while attending a conference in Colorado. She was 60 years old.

In Memoriam: Florence Rita Sullivan, 1962-2022

In Memoriam: Florence Rita Sullivan, 1962-2022

Florence Rita Sullivan, a professor of math, science, and learning technologies in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, passed away at her home in Easthampton, Massachusetts, on June 1.

In Memoriam: Mollie Whalen, 1948-2022

In Memoriam: Mollie Whalen, 1948-2022

Dr. Whalen joined the faculty at East Stroudsburg University in 1992. There, she expanded the women’s studies program and served as the director of the Women’s Center. She retired from teaching n 2013.

In Memoriam: Carol Lazzaro-Weis, 1949-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lazzaro-Weis, 1949-2022

Carol Lazzaro-Weis was a professor emerita of French and Italian studies at the University of Missouri. She served as president of the American Association of Italian Studies from 2009 to 2016.

In Memoriam: Ilsedore Barkow Jonas, 1920-2021

In Memoriam: Ilsedore Barkow Jonas, 1920-2021

Professor Jonas joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University in the early 1960s. At that time, she was one of only a few woman on the university’s faculty. There, she earned a Ph.D. in German in 1967 and continued to teach until 1988.

In Memoriam: Samella Sanders Lewis, 1923-2022

In Memoriam: Samella Sanders Lewis, 1923-2022

In 1970, Dr. Lewis joined the faculty at Scripps College in Claremont, California, where she was the first Black scholar to be awarded tenure. The Samella Lewis Collection of Contemporary Art was created by Scripps College in her honor in 2007.

In Memoriam: Arthuryne J. Welch-Taylor, 1917-2022

In Memoriam: Arthuryne J. Welch-Taylor, 1917-2022

Arthuryne Welch-Taylor taught at Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M University in Texas, and what is now the University of the District of Columbia.

In Memoriam: Jean Boyd, 1948-2022

In Memoriam: Jean Boyd, 1948-2022

Dr. Boyd joined the faculty at Baylor University in 1978. She was an expert on Western Swing music, publishing three books on the subject. Professor Boyd remained on the faculty at Baylor University for 48 years until her retirement in 2020.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Grimes Droessler

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Grimes Droessler

Dr. Droessler began teaching at Meredith College in 2005 and taught through the spring 2002 semester. Earlier, Dr. Droessler served for more than 30 years as senior administrator for the arts for the Wake County School System.

In Memoriam: Georgia Benkart, 1947-2022

In Memoriam: Georgia Benkart, 1947-2022

Dr. Benkart joined the faculty in the mathematics department at the University of Wisconsin in 1974. She was only the second woman appointed to a faculty post in the department. She taught at the university for 32 years.

In Memoriam: Ann Oliva Boudreaux Metzinger, 1932-2022

In Memoriam: Ann Oliva Boudreaux Metzinger, 1932-2022

in 1967 Dr. Metzinger joined the faculty of the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine with a dual appointment at the Tulane University School of Medicine in maternal-fetal health. She taught at the university for 42 years.

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.