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In Memoriam: Suellen Diaconoff, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Suellen Diaconoff, 1940-2020

Suellen Diaconoff taught French at Tufts, North Carolina State, and Case Western Reserve universities before joining the faculty at Colby College in 1986. She retired in 2006.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Sundy, 1951-2020

In Memoriam: Carolyn Sundy, 1951-2020

More than 40 years ago, Dr. Sundy joined the staff at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College to head up the college’s Upward Bound program.

In Memoriam: Viralene Johnson Coleman, 1928-2020

In Memoriam: Viralene Johnson Coleman, 1928-2020

Professor Coleman served for 37 years as an English and literature teacher at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In 1969, she was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

In Memoriam: Virginia James Tufte, 1918-2020

In Memoriam: Virginia James Tufte, 1918-2020

Dr. Tufte joined the English departmeny faculty at the University of Southern California in 1964. She also was a founder of the univerity’s program for the Study of Women and Men in Society, a predecessor of gender and sexuality studies. She retired from teaching in 1989.

In Memoriam: Carol Ruth Carney, 1946-2020

In Memoriam: Carol Ruth Carney, 1946-2020

After teaching at the high school level, Dr. Carney joined the faculty at Claremont McKenna College in 1987 as as an assistant professor of literature. At the college, she also served as director of the Writing Center and director of senior thesis programs. She retired from teaching in 2003.

In Memoriam: Joanne Washburn, 1937-2020

In Memoriam: Joanne Washburn, 1937-2020

Washburn served as the women’s athletic director at Washington State from 1965-82, presiding over unparalleled growth of the women’s athletics program. Following her time as an administrator, Washburn was a full-time associate professor from 1983 to her retirement in 2004.

In Memoriam: Ruth Evelyn Randall Benson, 1929 - 2020

In Memoriam: Ruth Evelyn Randall Benson, 1929 – 2020

In 1983, Ruth Benson was appointed commissioner of education for Minnesota. She was the first woman to hold the position and only the sixth woman in history to be the top educational administrator in any state.

In Memoriam: Florence Rosenfeld Howe, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Florence Rosenfeld Howe, 1929-2020

Dr. Howe began her academic career at Hofstra University and then Queens College in New York, In 1957, she joined the faculty at Goucher College in Baltimore. After establishing the Feminist Press in 1970, she joined the faculty at SUNY-Old Westbury.

In Memoriam: Catherine McNamee, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Catherine McNamee, 1931-2020

Sister Catherine McNamee served as president of what is now St. Catherine University in St. Paul. Minnesota, from 1979 to 1984. She was the first woman president of the National Catholic Educational Association.

In Memoriam: Olga Radko, 1974-2020

In Memoriam: Olga Radko, 1974-2020

Dr. Radko joined the department of mathematics at UCLA in 2002 as a VIGRE Assistant Professor. She also was the director of the mathematics teaching assistant training program.

In Memoriam: Donna Jeanne Kelly, 1955-2020

In Memoriam: Donna Jeanne Kelly, 1955-2020

Donna Kelly was an associate professor in the department of speech-language pathology and coordinator for the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Earlier, she taught for 14 years at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

In Memoriam: Vicki Cassman, 1957-2020

In Memoriam: Vicki Cassman, 1957-2020

Vicki Cassman a former professor of art conservation at the University of Delaware. Earlier in her career, she taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Mason, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Mason, 1943-2020

Mary Ann Mason was the first woman to serve as dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Berkeley. She was a profssor of social welfare at the university for two decades.

In Memoriam: Clara Isabel Adams, 1933-2020

In Memoriam: Clara Isabel Adams, 1933-2020

Clara Adams was a member of the faculty and an administrator at Morgan State University in Baltimore for nearly 60 years. She was also the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Alice Lyons Eckardt, 1923-2020

In Memoriam: Alice Lyons Eckardt, 1923-2020

Alice Eckardt was a professor emerita of religious studies and the founder of the Jewish studies program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She taught at Lehigh from 1972 to 1987.

In Memoriam: Constance Janet Weldon, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Constance Janet Weldon, 1932-2020

Constance J. Weldon was the first woman tubist to earn a position in a major symphony orchestra. In 1972, she was appointed professor of tuba and the first assistant dean for undergraduate studies at what is now known as the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She taught there for nearly two decades until her retirement in 1991.

In Memoriam: Courtney W. Stevenson 1914-2020

In Memoriam: Courtney W. Stevenson 1914-2020

Courtney Stevenson, a long-time faculty member at Delaware State University died on August 5 at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, DE.

In Memoriam: Marie Marcelle Buteau Racine, 1934-2020

In Memoriam: Marie Marcelle Buteau Racine, 1934-2020

In 1969, Dr. Racine, a native of Haiti, joined the foreign languages faculty at Federal City College, which later became part of the University of the District of Columbia. She taught there until her retirement n 2013.

In Memoriam: Sara Lissa Hutchison Hampshire, 1949-2020

In Memoriam: Sara Lissa Hutchison Hampshire, 1949-2020

Sara Hutchinson Hampshire was the first nurse practitioner to work with the Occupational and Student Health Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

In Memoriam: Marguerite Elsa Ballon Nadien, 1930-2020

In Memoriam: Marguerite Elsa Ballon Nadien, 1930-2020

Dr. Nadien joined the full-time faculty at Fordham in 1974. In 1981, she became the first psychologist in the division of social sciences at the Lincoln Center campus to achieve tenure. She taught at Fordham for more than four decades.

In Memoriam: Nadine Taub, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Nadine Taub, 1943-2020

Taub joined the faculty at the Rutgers University School of Law in Newarkmin 1973. There she founded the Women’s Rights Litigation Clinic, the first of its kind in the nation, according to the university.

In Memoriam: Camilla D. O’Neal, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Camilla D. O’Neal, 1931-2020

Camilla O’Neal, professor emerita of English and education at Missouri State University, died on July 24, 2020 at the home of her son in Columbia, Missouri.

In Memoriam: Rose Mary Healy Dougherty, 1947-2020

In Memoriam: Rose Mary Healy Dougherty, 1947-2020

Rose Mary Healy Dougherty served as president of the White Plains campus of Berkeley College from 1991 to 1995. In January 1996, she was appointed senior vice president of academic affairs at Berkeley College in New York City. She was named provost there in 2005

In Memoriam: María Cristina Lugones, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: María Cristina Lugones, 1944-2020

María Lugones, the feminist scholar and activist, began her academic career at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. In 1993, she joined the faculty at Binghamton University, a campus of the State University of New York System.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maxine Moose Bruhns, 1924-2020

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maxine Moose Bruhns, 1924-2020

E. Maxine Bruhns served as the director of the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs at the University of Pittsburgh for more than half a century.

In Memoriam: Jane Marie Gleason, 1949-2020

In Memoriam: Jane Marie Gleason, 1949-2020

Dr. Gleason joined the faculty of Meredith College in 1989, as an associate professor. She remained on the faculty at the college for the rest of her career, finishing her final semester in May 2020.

In Memoriam: Janet Roebuck, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Janet Roebuck, 1943-2020

Dr. Roebuck joined the faculty in the history department at the University of New Mexico in 1969 and taught there for 30 years. Throughout her career, she advocated for the advancement of women into the senior ranks of the faculty and into higher administrative offices.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Anne Peterson, 1966-2020

In Memoriam: Cheryl Anne Peterson, 1966-2020

Peterson executive assistant to provost Tim Sands at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. After Sands was named president of Virginia Tech, she moved to Blacksburg in January 2015 at President Sands’ request to become executive director of his office staff.

In Memoriam: Sister Thomas Welder, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Sister Thomas Welder, 1940-2020

sister Thomas Welder joined the faculty at what was then Mary College in Bismarck, North Dakota, in 1963, where she taught music. She was named president of the educational institution in 1978 and retired in 2009.

In Memoriam: Nancy Ryan Lowitt, 1956-2020

In Memoriam: Nancy Ryan Lowitt, 1956-2020

Nancy Lowitt was an assistant professor of medicine who had recently been promoted to senior associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

In Memoriam: Sherry Wagner-Henry, 1966-2020

In Memoriam: Sherry Wagner-Henry, 1966-2020

Sherry Wagner-Henry was the director of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the Wisconsin School of Business. Before joining the staff at the University of Wisconsin, she spent 21 years on the staff at the University of Minnesota.

In Memoriam: Dudley Jean Dovell Shearburn, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Dudley Jean Dovell Shearburn, 1929-2020

Dr, Shearburn joined the faculty at Salem College and Academy in 1977 to direct the Orton Center, an endowed center in the department of education that focused on special education. When the center closed, Dr. Shearburn remained on the faculty and taught women’s studies. She retired in 1998.

In Memoriam: Pat Leonard, 1955-2020

In Memoriam: Pat Leonard, 1955-2020

Pat Leonard first came to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1983 as associate dean of students. She was promoted to vice chancellor for student affairs in 1996. Overall, she served the students at the university for 37 years.

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Hoppe, 1951-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Hoppe, 1951-2020

In 1981, professor Hoppe joined the faculty in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. She was promoted to full professor in 1995.

In Memoriam: Mary A. Armstrong, 1948-2020

In Memoriam: Mary A. Armstrong, 1948-2020

Armstrong joined the studio art faculty in Boston College’s fine arts department in 1989. She taught there for nearly 30 years while she continued her career as a landscape artist.