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In Memoriam: Esther Sue Kanipe, 1945-2020

In Memoriam: Esther Sue Kanipe, 1945-2020

In 1976, Dr. Kanipe came to Hamilton College and taught there for 35 years, retiring in 2011. She was the first woman scholar ever granted tenure at the college. Her research focused on modern French history and governmental social policy toward women and family.

In Memoriam: Vera Stepen Pless, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Vera Stepen Pless, 1931-2020

Dr. Pless was one of the world’s top experts in the field of error-correcting codes. She taught in the mathematics department at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1975 to 2006.

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

Karen L. Daniel, professor emerita of law at Northwestern University and the former director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the university, was killed when she was struck by a pick-up truck while she was walking her dog in Oak Park, Illinois.

In Memoriam: Athena Milatovich Cherry, 1959-2020

In Memoriam: Athena Milatovich Cherry, 1959-2020

Dr. Cherry was a professor of pathology and of pediatrics at the Stanford School of Medicine. She also served as the director of Stanford’s Cytogenetics Laboratory, where she oversaw, evaluated, and diagnosed thousands of patient cases each year.

In Memoriam: Clara D. Bloomfield, 1942-2020

In Memoriam: Clara D. Bloomfield, 1942-2020

Dr. Bloomfield, of Ohio State University, was well known for her more than 50 years of groundbreaking research in blood cancers, particularly acute myeloid leukemia. She was the first scientist to prove that adults with acute leukemia, including the elderly, could be cured with chemotherapy.

In Memoriam: Rosemary Santana Cooney, 1946-2020

In Memoriam: Rosemary Santana Cooney, 1946-2020

Dr. Clooney began her career at Fordham as an assistant professor of sociology in 1974. She was awarded tenure in 1980 and later served as chair of the department of sociology. In 2000, Professor Clooney was appointed associate dean of Fordham College.

In Memoriam: Ida Stephens Owens, 1939-2020

In Memoriam: Ida Stephens Owens, 1939-2020

Ida Stephens Owens was the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. at Duke University. Dr. Owens was the first scientist to determine genetic defects in children with Crigler-Najjar diseases, a rare disorder often causing brain damage in infants.

In Memoriam: Barbara Ann Kelly

In Memoriam: Barbara Ann Kelly

In 1971, BarbaKelly was appointed assistant director of intramurals and physical education at the University of Virginia, becoming the first full-time female athletic staff member at the university. She remained on the athletics department staff until her retirement in 2009.

In Memoriam: Mildred “Millie” Barrett West, 1934-2020

In Memoriam: Mildred “Millie” Barrett West, 1934-2020

Millie West was a pioneer in the administration of women’s athletics. She served on the staff of the athletics department at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, from 1959 to 1991.

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

Katherine W. Phillips was the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the director of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at the business school at Columbia University in New York City.

In Memoriam: MaryLou Butler, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: MaryLou Butler, 1944-2020

Dr. Butler then served on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania for seven years. In 1987, she joined the faculty at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was named president of the college in 1996 and served in that role until her retirement in 2005.

In Memoriam: Sidney Carolyn Littlefield Kasfir, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Sidney Carolyn Littlefield Kasfir, 1939-2019

After teaching at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dr. Kasfir joined the Emory University faculty in 1989. She was an internationally renowned scholar of contemporary African art.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Strain, 1928-2019

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Strain, 1928-2019

After graduating from Boston University, Betty Strain joined the staff at Boston College in 1952 as an assistant to Rev. Charles F. Donovan, who was the founding dean of the School of Education. She later served as university registrar.

In Memoriam: Betty Lentz Siegal, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Betty Lentz Siegal, 1931-2020

Betty Siegel was president emeritus of Kennesaw State University in Georgia and the first woman to serve as a campus president for an institution in the University System of Georgia.She served as president of what is now Kennesaw State University from 1981 to 2006.

In Memoriam: Cynthia Lou Koziol, 1951-2020

In Memoriam: Cynthia Lou Koziol, 1951-2020

Cynthia Koziol worked at Virginia Tech for 35 years. As the only full-time academic advisor in the department of psychology, she would work at any given time with 800 undergraduate majors.

In Memoriam: Steveda Chepko, 1949-2020

In Memoriam: Steveda Chepko, 1949-2020

Dr. Chepko was appointed assistant dean at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2017. Earlier, Dr., Chekpo served as chair of the department of physical education, sport and human performance at Winthrop University in Rock Hill South Carolina.

In Memoriam: Susan Margaret Claydon, 1923-2020

In Memoriam: Susan Margaret Claydon, 1923-2020

At the age of 36, Sister Claydon was appointed president of Trinity Washington University in 1959. She served as president of the university until 1975. For nearly two decades afterwards, Dr. Claydon continued to teach English at the university, retiring in 2004.

In Memoriam: Mary Ruth Patranella, 1920-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Ruth Patranella, 1920-2020

In 1939, Mary Ruth Patranella began her career at Texas A&M University at age 19 in the basement of the college’s poultry house, where she counted eggs for $2 a day. She retired from the university 61 years later at the age of 90.

In Memoriam: Judith Cohen Saffran, 1923-2020

In Memoriam: Judith Cohen Saffran, 1923-2020

A native of Montreal, Judith Saffran and her husband moved to Ohio and had long careers at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. Her research focused on the binding of hormones to cell protein.

In Memoriam: Shirley Marneus, 1936-2020

In Memoriam: Shirley Marneus, 1936-2020

Shirley Marneus ws the founder of Theater Arts at the California Institute of Technology. Over the course of 20 years, she produced and directed dozens of theatrical productions at the university.

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.