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In Memoriam: Maraget Asalele Mbilizi-Sawerengera

In Memoriam: Maraget Asalele Mbilizi-Sawerengera

Dr. Mbilzi-Sawerengera, the wife of the Malawi ambassador to the United States, served as an associate professor of educational policy and research at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, an assistant professor of higher education at Northern Illinois University, and an assistant professor of foundations of education at the University of West Alabama.

In Memoriam: Georgianna Alice Mitchell Rivlin, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Georgianna Alice Mitchell Rivlin, 1931-2019

Alice Rivlin, was an educator, founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve System, president of the American Economics Association, and a longtime researcher at the Brookings Institution.

In Memoriam: Georgia Lesh-Laurie, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Georgia Lesh-Laurie, 1938-2019

During long tenure at Cleveland State University, Dr. Lesh-Laurie served in various roles including chair of the biology department, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and interim provost.

In Memoriam: Shirley Bradley LeFlore, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Shirley Bradley LeFlore, 1940-2019

In addition to serving as poet laureate for the city of St. Louis, LeFlore was an educator. She was the first African American assistant dean of students at what is now Webster University in Missouri.

In Memoriam: Kristi Larkin Havens, 1964-2019

In Memoriam: Kristi Larkin Havens, 1964-2019

Dr. Havens joined the University of Tennessee’s department of English in 1996 as a lecturer. She taught courses on composition, public writing, women in American literature, and African-American literature.

In Memoriam: Claire Hill Collins, 1975-2019

In Memoriam: Claire Hill Collins, 1975-2019

Claire Collins was assistant to the chancellor at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She began her career at the university in 2010 as an administrative assistant in the Public Policy Institute.

In Memoriam: Kris Watson, 1973-2019

In Memoriam: Kris Watson, 1973-2019

Watson was assistant director of information access in disability services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She had been a member for the university community for 28 years, beginning as a student in 1991.

In Memoriam: Susan Nutter, 1944-2019

In Memoriam: Susan Nutter, 1944-2019

Susan Nutter was the former vice provost and director of the North Carolina State University Libraries. She served in that role for 20 years before retiring in 2017.

In Memoriam: Barbara "Bobbi" Lee Harris, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara “Bobbi” Lee Harris, 1939-2019

Barbara “Bobbi” Lee Harris was professor emerita of nursing at Syracuse University in New York. Dr. Harris served on the faculty at Syracuse University for 33 years before retiring in 1998. She died on her 80th birthday.

In Memoriam: Louise H. Kellogg, 1959-2019

In Memoriam: Louise H. Kellogg, 1959-2019

Louise Kellogg was a professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Davis. As a researcher, Dr. Kellogg worked on a planetary scale, developing 3D modeling tools to visualize the flows within Earth’s mantle that shape our planet and its environment.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth E. Howell

In Memoriam: Elizabeth E. Howell

Dr. Howell first joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee in 1988 as an assistant professor. She was the first woman to be recruited into the department of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology since its founding 25 years earlier.

In Memoriam: Oma Sue Snider, 1945-2019

In Memoriam: Oma Sue Snider, 1945-2019

Dr. Snider began her career at the University of Delaware in 1983. She was a longtime professor and extension food safety and nutrition specialist who retired in January 2019.

In Memoriam: Lorraine Elizabeth Green Branham, 1952-2019

In Memoriam: Lorraine Elizabeth Green Branham, 1952-2019

A long-time journalist Lorraine Branham became dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York in 2008.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rhodes, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rhodes, 1925-2019

Carolyn Rhodes was professor emerita of English and women’s studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She joined the faculty at the university in 1965 and was instrumental in the founding of the women’s studies program.

In Memoriam: Judy Bolton, 1962-2019

In Memoriam: Judy Bolton, 1962-2019

Dr. Bolton was a Distinguished Professor and head of the medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joined the faculty at the university in 1994.

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Fairfax served as dean of women at what is now Kentucky State University in Frankfort and at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

In Memoriam: Mildred Inzer Byers, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Mildred Inzer Byers, 1926-2019

Byers joined the faculty at Salem College in 1957 and served there for the next 35 years. During her tenure, she taught courses in American social and cultural history, British history, American women’s history, U.S. history, and Russian history.

In Memoriam: Bettye Meyers, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Bettye Meyers, 1926-2019

Dr. Myers held teaching positions at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Alabama College, and the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at Texas Woman’s University in 1961. She served as a professor of kinesiology until her retirement as professor emerita in 2015.

In Memoriam: Irene Osterbrock, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Irene Osterbrock, 1926-2019

While her husband Donald was director of the Lick Observatory at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Irene played a constant role in his career by editing his work and organizing his records. She also spent more than 20 years as a volunteer in the university’s library where she managed astronomy archives.

In Memoriam: June Stewart, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: June Stewart, 1940-2019

Stewart began her career at Vanderbilt in 1973 as a secretary in the sports information office. In 1993, she was named associate athletics director and remained in that position until her retirement in 2001.

In Memoriam: Jane Shell Raymond, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Jane Shell Raymond, 1938-2019

Dr. Raymond began her career in academia at her alma mater, Reed College, where she taught both chemistry and mathematics. She later taught at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley. She joined the faculty at the California Institute of Technology in 1977. She retired in 2009.

In Memoriam: Suzanne Doviak, 1949-2019

In Memoriam: Suzanne Doviak, 1949-2019

Professor Doviak began her 37-year career at Old Dominion University in 1980 as an instructor in the department of economics. In 1988, she moved to the department of mathematics and statistics. She retired from the university in 2017.

In Memoriam: Gilberte Greiner Van Treese, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Gilberte Greiner Van Treese, 1927-2019

Gilberte Van Treese grew up in Paris and lived there during World War II. She was an expert in twentieth-century French literature and French history during the war years. She served on the faculty at Sweet Briar College in Virginia for 26 years.

In Memoriam: Anne Firor Scott, 1921-2019

In Memoriam: Anne Firor Scott, 1921-2019

Dr. Scott, an authority on U.S. women’s hitory, was hired as a full-time Duke University faculty member in 1961. In 1980, she became the history department chair. Dr. Scott retired from her position in 1991.

In Memoriam: Manderline W. Scales, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Manderline W. Scales, 1927-2019

After 20 years in the public schools of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dr. Scales joined the staff at Winston-Salem State University. She served as dean of women, director of student affairs and assistant vice chancellor of student affairs and development.

In Memoriam: Jill Mattuck Tarule, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Jill Mattuck Tarule, 1943-2019

Over a long career in higher education, Dr. Tarule taught at Goddard College in Plainfied, Vermont, Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the University of Vermont.

In Memoriam: Faye Elizabeth Coleman, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Faye Elizabeth Coleman, 1940-2019

Faye Elizabeth Coleman joined the faculty at Old Dominion University in Norfilk, Virginia, in 1978 as an assistant professor. In 1980, she became director for the graduate program in medical laboratory sciences for students in several diagnostic professions. She retired in 2016.

In Memoriam: Barbara Tsakirgis, 1954-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara Tsakirgis, 1954-2019

Dr. Tsakirgis first joined the Vanderbilt University faculty in 1984. Her academic research focused on the complex relationship between private and public spaces and the experiences of households and communities in the ancient Mediterranean world.

In Memoriam: Feleta Wilson, 1945-2019

In Memoriam: Feleta Wilson, 1945-2019

Dr. Wilson, an associate professor of nursing at Wayne State University in Detroit, focused her academic research on patient education and patient health literacy to reduce health disparities and inequities in vulnerable populations.

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.