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In Memoriam: Yvonne Young Clark, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Yvonne Young Clark, 1929-2019

In 1956, Professor Clark joined the faculty at what was then Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State University in Nashville. Clark retired as a professor emerita in 2011 at what is now Tennessee State University after serving on the faculty for 55 years.

In Memoriam: Mary Jo Wynn, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Jo Wynn, 1931-2019

Mary Jo Wynn served as a coach and administrator in the athletics department at what is now Missouri State University for more than 40 years.

In Memoriam: Rosemary Mariner, 1953-2019

In Memoriam: Rosemary Mariner, 1953-2019

Rosemary Mariner, one of the first women to serve as an aviator in the U.S. Navy, was a resident scholar in the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee. Earlier, she was the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Professor of Military Studies at the National War College.

In Memoriam: Mary Lou Lacey, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Lou Lacey, 1929-2019

After teaching at Catholic schools in Springfield, Massachusetts, Sister Lacey joined the staff at at the College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Massachusetts, serving as director of public information and director of public relations. She was on the staff for 21 years until her retirement in 2001.

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver, 1935-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver, 1935-2019

Mary Oliver, who won the Pulitzer prize and a National Book Award, taught at Sweet Briar College in Virginia from 1991 to 1995. She was instrumental in expanding Sweet Briar’s creative writing program.

In Memoriam: Doris Grove Skillman Stockton, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Doris Grove Skillman Stockton, 1924-2018

The second woman to ever earn a doctoral degree from Brown University, in 1954, Dr. Stockton was appointed an instructor in mathematics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She remained on the university’s faculty for 52 years.

In Memoriam: Karen Glaser, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: Karen Glaser, 1938-2018

In 1971, Karen Glaser was appointed dean of students at the University of New Mexico. She held that post for the next 26 years until her retirement in 1997.

In Memoriam: Irene Leota Moore Wright, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Irene Leota Moore Wright, 1927-2019

Throughout her career, Dr. Wright held faculty positions as Atlanta University, Clark College, Spelman College, Tuskegee Institute, Albany State College, and Saint Louis University.

In Memoriam: Zina Tillona, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Zina Tillona, 1929-2018

Dr. Tillona first taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1951 as an instructor in Romance languages. After teaching abroad and at Wellesley College and Boston University, Dr. Tillona returned to Amherst in 1966 as professor of Italian and head of the Italian language program.

In Memoriam: Eileen Haughey Searls, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Eileen Haughey Searls, 1925-2019

Professor Searls joined the Saint Louis University law library faculty in 1952, after the school had reopened following World War II. She remained there until her retirement in 2000.

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Israels Perry, 1939-2018

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Israels Perry, 1939-2018

Elisabeth Israels Perry was professor emerita of history and women’s and gender studies at Saint Louis University. She taught at a large number of academic institutions before settling in at Saint Louis University in 1999.

In Memoriam: Shirley Jo DuBois Carey, 1936-2019

In Memoriam: Shirley Jo DuBois Carey, 1936-2019

Dr. Carey taught and conducted research at Emory University School of Nursing for 27 years. In 1976 she assumed responsibility for training clinical nurse specialists in maternal-child health. Her efforts helped create the nurse midwifery, neonatal/perinatal, and child health programs at the nursing school.

In Memoriam: Bernice Sandler, 1928-2019

In Memoriam: Bernice Sandler, 1928-2019

Bernice Sandler was often referred to as the “godmother of Title IX.” When she applied for her first job in academia, she was told she came “on too strong for a woman.”

In Memoriam: Tasia Smith, 1986-2018

In Memoriam: Tasia Smith, 1986-2018

Tasia Smith was the Evergreen Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services at the University of Oregon. Only 32 years old at the time of her death, Dr. Smith had joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 2016.

In Memoriam: Susan West Marmagas, 1967-2018

In Memoriam: Susan West Marmagas, 1967-2018

Susan West Marmagas was director of the master of public health degree program and associate professor of practice in the department of population health sciences at Virginia Tech and instructor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke.

In Memoriam: Gellestrina DiMaggio, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Gellestrina DiMaggio, 1923-2018

Professor DiMaggio joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts as a nursing instructor in 1954. An expert in maternal-child nursing, she and three other women were the first faculty members in what later became the College of Nursing.

In Memoriam: Rita Smith-Wade-El, 1948-2018

In Memoriam: Rita Smith-Wade-El, 1948-2018

Dr. Smith-Wade-El served as a professor of psychology and the director of the African Americans studies minor program at Millersville University in Pnnsylvania. She was also co-director of the Ethnic Studies Learning Community Freshman Experience at the university.

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.