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In Memoriam: Eleanor Maccoby, 1917-2018

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maccoby, 1917-2018

Professor Maccoby was the first woman to chair the psychology department at Stanford. She held that post from 1973 to 1976.

In Memoriam: Jenessa R. Shapiro, 1980-2018

In Memoriam: Jenessa R. Shapiro, 1980-2018

Dr. Shapiro, an associate professor of psychology who also held an endowed chair in management at UCLA, was an expert in stereotype threat and prejudice in intergroup relations and a strong advocate for increasing educational and career opportunities for women in STEM fields.

In Memoriam: Patricia Henderson Shimm

In Memoriam: Patricia Henderson Shimm

Patricia Henderson Shimm was the founding teacher and associate director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Devevopment at Barnard College in New York City. She served as associate director of the Toddler Center from 1972 to 2007.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Delmore, 1921-2018

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Delmore, 1921-2018

Sister Delmore served on the faculty at St. Catherine University for 20 years and was library director for 10 years. After retiring in 1984, Sister Delmore served for seven years as chaplain in the cardiac unit at a local hospital.

In Memoriam: Mary Teresa Noth, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Teresa Noth, 1923-2018

After being named dean of the School of Nursing at Saint Louis University in 1966. Dr. Noth created the nation’s first accelerated nursing degree program which offered students with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees a fast-track to earn their nursing credentials. Today there are more than 300 accelerated nursing programs in the United States.

In Memoriam: Nadia Dominque Morgan, 1983-2018

In Memoriam: Nadia Dominque Morgan, 1983-2018

Nadia Dominique Morgan, a rheumatologist and an instructor in medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, died in a hit-and-run automobile accident in Baltimore County on December 15. She was 35 years old.

In Memoriam: Fiona Cowie, 1963-2018

In Memoriam: Fiona Cowie, 1963-2018

Dr. Cowie began her career at CalTech in 1992 as an instructor in philosophy and was promoted to full professor in 2010. Her research focused on the evolution of the human mind and philosophical questions about language.

In Memoriam: Rita Sutherland Purdy, 1941-2018

In Memoriam: Rita Sutherland Purdy, 1941-2018

Professor Purdy joined the faculty at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 1996 as chair of family and consumer sciences and served as a professor until she retired in 2009. Earlier, she was a professor and dean of undergraduate programs for College of Human Resources at Virginia Tech.

In Memoriam: Patricia Mittleman, 1959-2018

In Memoriam: Patricia Mittleman, 1959-2018

Patti Mittleman was long-time director of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She joined the staff at the college in 1988 and retired in 2013.

In Memoriam: Alta Newman Lane, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Alta Newman Lane, 1927-2018

Dr. Alta Lane joined the Baylor University faculty in 1981 when she became the coordinator for the interior design program in the department of family and consumer sciences. She retired in 1997 and was named professor emerita.

In Memoriam: Susan Ervin-Tripp, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Susan Ervin-Tripp, 1927-2018

Professor Ervin-Tripp, who served on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley for four decades, was known for her research on language development in children, Native Americans, and immigrants. She was also a strong advocate for gender equality in higher education.

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

During World War II, Dr. Hooker became the first Black woman to serve on active duty with the United States Coast Guard. She used her G.I. benefits to fund her graduate education at Columbia University and the University of Rochester. Professor Hooker served on the faculty at Fordham University in New York from 1963 to 1985.

In Memoriam: Annie Neidel, 1977-2018

In Memoriam: Annie Neidel, 1977-2018

Dr. Neidel first joined the staff at Saint Louis University in 2003. In 2014, she became the coordinator for competitive fellowships and scholarships for the Honors Program. During the 2017-18 academic year, Dr. Neidel served as president of the university’s Women’s Commission.

In Memoriam: Cleo Glover Perry, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Cleo Glover Perry, 1924-2018

Cleo Glover Perry was the former director of alumnae affairs at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. A garden at the entrance of the Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery on the Meredith College campus is named in her honor.

In Memoriam: Jan Kozma (1946-2018)

In Memoriam: Jan Kozma (1946-2018)

Dr. Kozma began her career at the University of Kansas in 1977 as an assistant professor. For 37 years she taught Italian language and literature in the department of French & Italian. Dr. Kozma retired in 2014.

In Memoriam: Natalie Larmon, 1981-2018

In Memoriam: Natalie Larmon, 1981-2018

Since 2016, Natalie Larmon was a senior prospect analyst in the Development and Alumni Relations Research & Relationship Management office at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

In Memoriam: Dolores Sands, 1930-2018

In Memoriam: Dolores Sands, 1930-2018

From 1984 to 1989, Dr. Sands was a professor and the director of the Center of Health Care Research and Evaluation (now the Cain Center for Nursing Research)at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1989, she was named dean of the School of Nursing and served in that role for 20 years.

In Memoriam: Josephine Louise Ott, 1926-2018

In Memoriam: Josephine Louise Ott, 1926-2018

In 1957 Josephine Ott began teaching French at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She became a full professor in 1975 and remained on the college’s faculty until her retirement in 1992.

In Memoriam: Virginia Denton, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: Virginia Denton, 1938-2018

Virginia Denton worked in the Office of Design and Construction at Syracuse University for 42 years. In 1986, she was named director and became one of the first women to oversee construction, renovation, and major maintenance of all facilities for a major university.

In Memoriam: Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018

In Memoriam: Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018

Shange was a professor of women’s studies at the University of Florida from 2002 to 2006. She was the author of the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf.”

In Memoriam: Sharon Tolbert-Glover, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Sharon Tolbert-Glover, 1940-2018

When Sharon Tolbert-Glover was only 15 years old, she became a nun at the convent of the Servites of Mary in Illinois. When she was assigned to a parish in suburban Chicago, the all-White congregants refused to accept her, causing her to resign from the order. She later had a long career in higher education.

In Memoriam: Deborah Welles Hardy, 1928-2018

In Memoriam: Deborah Welles Hardy, 1928-2018

In 1968, Dr. Hardy joined the faculty in the department of history at the University of Wyoming, where she later went on to serve as head of the department. She served as president of the Western Social Science Association.

In Memoriam: Ruth D. Gates, 1962-2018

In Memoriam: Ruth D. Gates, 1962-2018

Ruth D. Gates was the director and researcher at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii Manoa. She had been serving as president of the International Society for Reef Studies since 2015.

In Memoriam: Alison Van Dyke, 1939-2018

In Memoriam: Alison Van Dyke, 1939-2018

Alison Van Dyke was a retired senior lecturer of performing and media arts at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She taught at Cornell from 1977 to 2014.

In Memoriam: Mildred Ollee, 1934-2018

In Memoriam: Mildred Ollee, 1934-2018

Mildred Ollee served as president of Seattle Central Community College in Washington State from 2003 to 2010. She worked in higher education for over 40 years.

In Memoriam: Constance Bland, 1958-2018

In Memoriam: Constance Bland, 1958-2018

Dr. Bland joined the faculty at Mississippi Valley State University in 1991 and was promoted to chair of the mathematics, computer, and information sciences department in 1999. She was named vice president of academic affairs in 2014.

In Memoriam: Colleen Marie Conway-Welch, 1944-2018

In Memoriam: Colleen Marie Conway-Welch, 1944-2018

Colleen Conway-Welch served as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for 29 years. During her time as dean, Dr. Conway-Welch established an accelerated master’s degree program, a Ph.D. program and a doctor of nursing practice program.

In Memoriam: Brenda Armstrong, 1949-2018

In Memoriam: Brenda Armstrong, 1949-2018

Brenda Armstrong was a professor and the senior associate dean for student diversity, recruitment, and retention at Duke University School of Medicine. She was the second Black woman in the United Stated to become a board-certified pediatric cardiologist.

In Memoriam: Maria "Mia" E. Brazill, 1952-2018

In Memoriam: Maria “Mia” E. Brazill, 1952-2018

Maria “Mia” E. Brazill was a librarian at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Gail R. O'Day (1954-2018)

In Memoriam: Gail R. O’Day (1954-2018)

Dr. O’Day was dean of the School of Divinity and professor of the New Testament at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She served as dean from 2010 to June 30, 2018.

In Memoriam: Lois Spier Gray (1924-2018)

In Memoriam: Lois Spier Gray (1924-2018)

Dr. Gray began her career with Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations when she was hired to lead the school’s office in Buffalo. In 1976, she became associate dean of the school’s extension service for the entire state.

In Memoriam: Doris Hughes Cowden (1935-2018)

In Memoriam: Doris Hughes Cowden (1935-2018)

Doris Hughes Cowden was a former assistant to the dean of the J. William Fullbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Linda Rae Daniels, 1953-2018

In Memoriam: Linda Rae Daniels, 1953-2018

Linda R. Daniels worked for Ohio University for 18 years, most recently as director of multicultural programs. Earlier, she was on the staff at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for 14 years.

In Memoriam: Deborah Hatton Beck, 1952-2018

In Memoriam: Deborah Hatton Beck, 1952-2018

Deborah Hatton was professor of special education, emerita, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was the founder and director of the Governor Moorehead Preschool for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Patricia Mercaitis (1950-2018)

In Memoriam: Patricia Mercaitis (1950-2018)

Patricia A Mercaitis was a retired associate professor of speech language pathology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She joined the faculty there in 1983 and taught for more than 30 years.