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In Memoriam: Sally O'Neill Tyler Lehr, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Sally O’Neill Tyler Lehr, 1942-2017

Dr. Lehr had a 57-year relationship with Emory University as a student, graduate student, staff nurse, instructor, or professor at the University.

In Memoriam: Gloria P. Hill, 1947-2017

In Memoriam: Gloria P. Hill, 1947-2017

Dr. Hill joined the staff at Carnegie Mellon University in 1972 as an academic adviser. Later, she served as assistant vice provost for education and assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Morrison, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Morrison, 1921-2017

Mary Alice Morrison was a professor emerita in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. During World War II, she served in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

In Memoriam: Bettye B. Burkhalter, 1941-2017

In Memoriam: Bettye B. Burkhalter, 1941-2017

While at Auburn, Bettye Burkhalter served a graduate professor of education, special assistant to the vice president for research, director of the Auburn University Economic Development Institute, associate provost for assessment and quality improvement and academic affairs.

In Memoriam: Beth Kulakofsky Smith, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Beth Kulakofsky Smith, 1921-2017

Beth Smith taught leadership and management courses at the Henry M. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. An endowed chair at the School of Management was named in her honor. Smith and her husband also endowed a chair in Jewish studies at Wellesley College.

In Memoriam: Carol Vergene DeRolf, 1933-2017

In Memoriam: Carol Vergene DeRolf, 1933-2017

Carol DeRolf joined the staff at the Child Study Center at Old Dominion University in 1974. There she was a preschool teacher and instructor for childhood education students at the university. She retired from teaching in 2011 after 37 years at the Child Study Center.

In Memoriam: Margaret Catherine Berry, 1915-2017

In Memoriam: Margaret Catherine Berry, 1915-2017

Margaret Berry served in several administrative positions during a long career at the University of Texas at Austin. She also wrote several books about the university’s history.

In Memoriam: Joy Theresa DeSensi, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Joy Theresa DeSensi, 1945-2017

Professor DeSensi served on the faculty at the University of Tennessee for nearly 40 years. She served as professor and chair of the department of kinesiology, recreation, and sports studies and as associate dean for the university’s Graduate School.

In Memoriam: Caren L. Diefenderfer

In Memoriam: Caren L. Diefenderfer

Professor Diefenderfer joined the faculty at Hollins University in 1977. In January of this year, she was presented with the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award from the Mathematical Association of America.

In Memoriam: Natalie Whitford Uhl, 1919-2017

In Memoriam: Natalie Whitford Uhl, 1919-2017

Dr. Uhl, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Professor Emerita at Cornell University, was an expert in the anatomy of the palm family of plants. In 1979, Dr. Uhl was named editor of the journal now known as Palms. She held that post for 21 years.

In Memoriam: Alice Louise Davison, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Alice Louise Davison, 1940-2017

Alice Davison was an associate professor emerita in the department of linguistics at the University of Iowa. She joined the faculty at the university in 1989 and retired from teaching in 2016.

In Memoriam: Lisel Judge, 1916-2017

In Memoriam: Lisel Judge, 1916-2017

Lisel Judge was a former faculty member, athletic administrator, and the longtime women’s fencing coach at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Vivien Alice Casagrande, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Vivien Alice Casagrande, 1942-2017

Vivien Casagrande was a research professor of cell and development biology, a professor of ophthamology and visual sciences, and a professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University. She had taught at Vanderbilt since 1975.

In Memoriam: Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory, 1923-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory, 1923-2017

Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory was an associate professor emerita in the department of individual and family studies (now human development and family studies) at the University of Delaware.

In Memoriam: Mary Maples Dunn, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Maples Dunn, 1931-2017

Mary Maples Dunn served as the eighth president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, from 1985 to 1995. Later, she was the inaugural dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

In Memoriam: Amanda Kinzer, 1972-2017

In Memoriam: Amanda Kinzer, 1972-2017

Amanda Kinzer was the director of the dance program and an associate professor in the department of communication in theatre arts at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

In Memoriam: Dorothy Pechman Rice, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Dorothy Pechman Rice, 1922-2017

Dorothy Rice was a professor emerita of heath economics in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco and an early proponent of the Medicare system.

In Memoriam: Mary A. Dineen, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Mary A. Dineen, 1922-2017

Mary A. Dineen was one of the first faculty members at the College of Nursing at Niagara University in 1946. Later, she served as dean of the School of Nursing at Boston College for 14 years.

In Memoriam: Joan Louise Voris, 1941-2017

In Memoriam: Joan Louise Voris, 1941-2017

Joan Louise Voris was the former associate dean of the University of California, San Francisco’s medical education program in Fresno. She retired in 2015 and was the longest-serving associate dean in UCSF Fresno history.

In Memoriam: Sheila Gaudon, 1933-2017

In Memoriam: Sheila Gaudon, 1933-2017

Professor Gaudon was an expert on the writings of Victor Hugo. She joined the faculty at Wesleyan University in 1970 and taught courses on French literature for 23 years.

In Memoriam: Mildred Dresselhaus, 1930-2017

In Memoriam: Mildred Dresselhaus, 1930-2017

Known as the “Queen of Carbon Science,” Professor Dresselhaus, Institute Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was dedicated to increasing opportunities for women in science.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Blasius Corcoran, 1950-2017

In Memoriam: Marjorie Blasius Corcoran, 1950-2017

Dr. Majorie Corcoran joined the faculty at Rice University in 1980. Her research was focused on experimental particle physics.

In Memoriam: Jill Carol Dustin, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Jill Carol Dustin, 1959-2017

Jill Dustin was an associate in the department of counseling and human services in the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She joined the faculty at Old Dominion University in 1998.

In Memoriam: Adele Howe

In Memoriam: Adele Howe

Adele Howe was a professor of computer science at Colorado State University. She joined the faculty in 1992 and in 2010 was named Professor Laureate in the university’s College of Natural Sciences.

In Memoriam: Pamela Denise Anthony, 1971-2017

In Memoriam: Pamela Denise Anthony, 1971-2017

Pamela D. Anthony, vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. From 2012 to 2016, she was dean of students at Iowa State University.

In Memoriam: Vivien Casagrande, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Vivien Casagrande, 1942-2017

Dr. Casagrande joined the faculty at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1975. She was promoted to full professor in 1986. She also served as an investigator in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

In Memoriam: Courtney Salters Henderson, 1975-2017

In Memoriam: Courtney Salters Henderson, 1975-2017

A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, Salters Henderson joined the staff at Vanderbilt University in 1998 as an admissions counselor. In 2005 she was appointed director of student organizations and served in that post at the time of her death.

In Memoriam: Lenora Timm, 1943-2016

In Memoriam: Lenora Timm, 1943-2016

Dr. Timm was a professor emerita of linguistics and former associate dean of graduate studies at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Timm was one of the world’s leading experts on Breton, a Celtic language from Brittany in France.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Taylor Berkley, 1923-2017

In Memoriam: Marjorie Taylor Berkley, 1923-2017

Berkeley was a four-sport athlete at what is now James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. After graduating from James Madison in 1945 she taught and served as athetics director at Lynchburg College in Virginia. From 1959 to 1989, Berkeley was a coach, administrator and faculty member at Hollins University in Roanoke.

In Memoriam: Martha A. Adams, 1926-2017

In Memoriam: Martha A. Adams, 1926-2017

Martha “Marty” Adams was a long-time coach, administrator and faculty member at Pennsylvania State University. She was appointed to the faculty in 1955 and was instrumental in the establishment of intercollegiate sports for women at Penn State. Adams retired in 1987 as an assistant dean for undergraduate programs.

In Memoriam: Sharon Jeanette Hawks, 1956-2017

In Memoriam: Sharon Jeanette Hawks, 1956-2017

Sharon Hawks was an associate professor and the director of the nurse anesthesia program at the Duke University School of Nursing. She first joined the Duke University School of Nursing faculty in 2006.

In Memoriam: Karen Plotkin, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Karen Plotkin, 1957-2016

Dr. Plotkin began her teaching career in 1993 as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Massachusetts while studying for master’s and doctoral degrees. She was appointed a clinical assistant professor of nursing in 1995 and retired in 2014.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, 1937-2016

Dr. Slayman served on the faculty at Yale Medical School for nearly a half century. She was the first woman to chair a department at the medical school and the first woman to be named a deputy dean.

In Memoriam: Rebecca Gilmore Fay, 1978-2017

In Memoriam: Rebecca Gilmore Fay, 1978-2017

Rebecca Fay, an assistant professor of accounting at East Carolina Univerity in Greenville, North Carolina, died on January 2 in the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, from injuries suffered in an automobile crash. She was 38 years old and the mother of two young children.

In Memoriam: Barbara Fraser Csavinszky, 1934-2016

In Memoriam: Barbara Fraser Csavinszky, 1934-2016

Before her retirement in 1995, Barbara Csavinszky was an associate professor of home economics and health education at the University of Maine. From 1976 to 1986, she was the director of the School of Human Development at the university.