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In Memoriam: Pamela Corela Smith, 1970-2023

In Memoriam: Pamela Corela Smith, 1970-2023

A dedicated administrator, faculty member, and colleague, Dr. Smith’s 22-year career at the university included stints serving as interim dean of the College of Business from 2021 to 2022; associate dean of administration and faculty from 2019 to 2023; and associate dean for graduate studies from 2016 to 2019.

In Memoriam: Christine Lillian Krueger, 1957-2023

In Memoriam: Christine Lillian Krueger, 1957-2023

During her 35-year tenure at Marquette University, Professor Krueger taught Enlgish and served as director of the University Core of Common Studies and president of the scholarly organization Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies. She retired in 2020.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Hope-McCarthy, 1933-2023

In Memoriam: Eleanor Hope-McCarthy, 1933-2023

A lifelong teacher, Hope-McCarthy spent most of her career as a professor at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She took pride in teaching and was committed to never teaching the same syllabus twice.

In Memoriam: Barbara J. Braden, 1943-2023

In Memoriam: Barbara J. Braden, 1943-2023

Dr. Braden, who served on the faculty at Creighton University in Omaha for 37 years, developed a tool to assess the risk for skin breakdown in elderly and bedridden patients, to reduce the pain, suffering, and expense associated with patient care. The assessment tool she introduced in 1987 is now known worldwide as the Braden Scale.

In Memoriam: Martha Porter Saxton, 1945-2023

In Memoriam: Martha Porter Saxton, 1945-2023

Martha Saxon, an author and long-time faculty member at Amherst College in Massachusetts, died on July 18 at her home in Norfolk, Connecticut.

In Memoriam: Micere Githae Mugo, 1942-2023

In Memoriam: Micere Githae Mugo, 1942-2023

A native of Kenya, Dr. Mugo fled her native land to political turmoil and taught at St. Lawrence University. After returning to Africa to teach in Zambia and Zimbabwe, in 1992 she was named a visiting professor at the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. A year later, she joined the department of African American studies at Syracuse University where she served for 22 years.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Mary McCormick, 1963 -2023

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Mary McCormick, 1963 -2023

At the University of Tulsa College of Law, Professor McCormick founded the Immigrant Rights Project. She was the first associate dean of experiential learning, interim dean in the fall 2001 semester, and served for several semesters as the associate dean of academic affairs.

In Memoriam: Evelyn Boyd Granville, 1924-2023

In Memoriam: Evelyn Boyd Granville, 1924-2023

After serving on the faculty at Fisk University in Nashville, in 1956 Dr. Granville was hired by IBM Corporation and was assigned to work on a contract for NASA. Dr. Granville wrote programs to track orbital trajectories and calculations to ensure the safe re-entry of space vehicles into the atmosphere. She later taught at California State University and the University of Texas at Tyler.

In Memoriam: Evelyn M. Witkin, 1921-2023

In Memoriam: Evelyn M. Witkin, 1921-2023

Evelyn M. Witkin, a professor emerita at Rutgers University in New Jersey, was a world-renowned geneticist who helped to unlock secrets to how DNA damage and DNA repair affect cancer and aging.

In Memoriam: Grace Chao Auyang, 1940-2023

In Memoriam: Grace Chao Auyang, 1940-2023

Dr. Auyang was a long-time faculty member at the University of Cincinnati, where she rose in the ranks to full professor and served as chair of the department of behavioral sciences. She taught courses relating to sociology, psychology, criminology, cultural studies and diversity, and women’s studies.

In Memoriam: Sharon Ann Zimmerman Wilson, 1953-2023

In Memoriam: Sharon Ann Zimmerman Wilson, 1953-2023

After working as a licensed social worker, Sharon Ann Zimmerman Wilson joined the faculty at Ursuline College in 1990. There she taught hundreds of students who went on to be social workers. She retired after serving on the faculty for 33 years.

In Memoriam: Janie Clarice Park, 1946-2023

In Memoriam: Janie Clarice Park, 1946-2023

In 2005, Dr. Park was named the first woman to lead Chadron State College in Nebraska. She served as president until her retirement in 2012. Earlier in her career, Dr. Park served as provost at Montana State University-Billings for nine years.

In Memoriam: Lena F. Kourkoutis, 1979-2023

In Memoriam: Lena F. Kourkoutis, 1979-2023

An expert in cryo-electron microscopy, Dr. Kourkoutis, an associate professor in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University, developed a new class of high-resolution, variable-temperature microscopy methods that have the capacity to study the physical, electronic, and atomic structure of materials at picometer precision.

In Memoriam: Ana M. López

In Memoriam: Ana M. López

Professor López joined the faculty at Tulane University as an assistant professor in 1985. She was promoted to associate professor in 1991 and full professor in 2014. Since 2000, she had been the director of the university’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute.

In Memoriam: Sheila Ruth, 1940-2023

In Memoriam: Sheila Ruth, 1940-2023

Dr. Ruth joined the philosophy faculty at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1971. Two years later, she founded the university’s women’s studies program and served as its director until 1985.

In Memoriam: Virginia E. Grabiner, 1945-2023

In Memoriam: Virginia E. Grabiner, 1945-2023

Dr. Grabiner joined the faculty at Buffalo State University in 1975. At Buffalo State, she founded the women’s studies minor and served as the chair of the sociology department. She retired in 2012 after teaching at the university for 37 years.

In Memoriam: Saskia Hamilton, 1967-2023

In Memoriam: Saskia Hamilton, 1967-2023

Saskia Hamilton, a poet, professor of English, and vice provost for academic programs and curriculum at Barnard College in New York City, has died in New York. She was 56 years old. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Hamilton was a graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio. She held a master’s degree from New York […]

In Memoriam: Catherine Elizabeth Pope

In Memoriam: Catherine Elizabeth Pope

Katie Pope was the associate vice chancellor for strategic operations and planning in the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Earlier in her career, she was the deputy Title IX coordinator at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and then Title IX coordinator at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Lee Etta Powell, 1930-2023

In Memoriam: Lee Etta Powell, 1930-2023

Powell was the first woman and the first African Americans to serve as superintendent of the Cincinnati public school system, the third largest in the state of Ohio. She later taught at George Washington University.

In Memoriam: Candace Introcaso, 1953-2023

In Memoriam: Candace Introcaso, 1953-2023

Dr. Introcaso worked and taught at what was then La Roche College from 1986 to 1991. She later served as assistant vice president for academic affairs at Heritage College in Washington State and as vice president for planning and assessment at Barry University in Miami, Florida. She was named president of what is now La Roche University in 2004.

In Memoriam: Rosalie Mary Ghilardi Mirenda, 1937-2023

In Memoriam: Rosalie Mary Ghilardi Mirenda, 1937-2023

Dr. Mirenda began her academic career as a nursing instructor at Our Lady of Angels College – now Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania – in 1973. Over her long career at Neumann, she served as a professor of nursing, dean of nursing, and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Mirenda served as president at Neumann University for more than two decades from 1996 to 2017.

In Memoriam: Mary Jean Bailey DeMarr, 1932-2023

Dr. DeMarr taught at Willamette College in Salem, Oregon, before joining the department of English at Indiana State University, where she specialized in American literature and was instrumental in the development of the women’s studies program.

In Memoriam: Ruth Ann Shea Burns, 1944-2023

In Memoriam: Ruth Ann Shea Burns, 1944-2023

A two-time graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, In 1981, Burns began an 18-year career at WNET-TV, the public broadcasting station in the New York area. She later served as vice president of marketing and external affairs for Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Ann Melhuish, 1934-2023

In Memoriam: Marilyn Ann Melhuish, 1934-2023

After teaching first grade in the public schools in Montrose, Pennsylvania, Melhuish joined the faculty at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania in 1960. She taught elementary students at the campus school and taught and advised college-level students as an assistant professor of education.

In Memoriam: Lilly Adams-Dudley, 1950-2023

In Memoriam: Lilly Adams-Dudley, 1950-2023

In 1975, Lilly Adams-Dudley joined the staff at Canisius College as a language arts specialist. She retired in 2018 as the director of Canisius Opportunity Programs for Education (COPE) which provided scholarships, mentoring, and tutoring for students from underrepresented groups.

In Memoriam: Alice Sterling Honig, 1929-2023

In Memoriam: Alice Sterling Honig, 1929-2023

After obtaining a Ph.D. in developmental psychology at Syracuse University, Dr. Honig and her colleagues implemented one of the longest federally funded intervention programs aimed to ward off the pernicious effects of poverty on the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of young children.

In Memoriam: Misti Hewatt Yang, 1979-2023

In Memoriam: Misti Hewatt Yang, 1979-2023

Since 2021, Dr. Yang served as the Mellon Assistant Professor of the Public Communication of Science and Technology at Vanderbilt University, where she taught courses such as “The Rhetoric of Technoscience,” “Public Communication of Science,” and “Ethics in Science and Technology Communication.”

In Memoriam: Karen Anne Kobolka Farber, 1949-2023

In Memoriam: Karen Anne Kobolka Farber, 1949-2023

Dr. Farber held senior executive-level university appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and California Polytechnic University Pomona. She was then appointed assistant vice chancellor of the California State University System and then associate vice chancellor for the University of Maryland System, before joining the faculty at the University of Virginia.

In Memoriam: Lee Walker Willard, 1951-2023

In Memoriam: Lee Walker Willard, 1951-2023

Early in her career, Dr. Willard taught at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Maryland. At Duke University, she served Trinity College for 37 years under the leadership of 10 deans as assistant dean, associate dean, senior associate dean, and associate vice provost of undergraduate education.

In Memoriam: Carol Fryar Hines, 1942-2023

In Memoriam: Carol Fryar Hines, 1942-2023

Carol F. Hines, who taught art at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, for nearly 35 years, died on March 4. She was 80 years old.

In Memoriam: Janet Suzanne Sinsheimer

In Memoriam: Janet Suzanne Sinsheimer

Dr. Sinheimer began teaching at UCLA in 1995 and was named an assistant professor of human genetics in 1999. She was granted tenure in 2002 and appointed to full professor in 2007. Dr. Sinheimer was a member of the faculty of three departments: biostatistics, computational medicine, and human genetics.

In Memoriam: Betty Glassman Trachtenberg, 1933-2023

In Memoriam: Betty Glassman Trachtenberg, 1933-2023

Betty Trachtenberg worked in the admissions office Yale and then was named director of freshman affairs. She was then promoted to the role of associate dean of Yale College and dean of student affairs, adding all of undergraduate student affairs to her portfolio. She retired in 2007.

In Memoriam: Kaitlyn A. Carter, 1979-2023

In Memoriam: Kaitlyn A. Carter, 1979-2023

In 2003, Kaitlyn Carter joined the access and user services department in the McCabe Library at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. In 2015, she took on her most recent role as head of a newly formed digital initiatives and scholarship department.

In Memoriam: Linda Bassett

In Memoriam: Linda Bassett

Bassett joined the communications and marketing division of Rutgers University in 1989, where she worked to meet the community engagement goals of three Rutgers presidents. She retired in 2017.

In Memoriam: Esperanza Bravo de Varona, 1927-2023

In Memoriam: Esperanza Bravo de Varona, 1927-2023

Dr. de Varona began working in the University Libraries division of the University of Miami in the late 1960s. Along with other Cuban Americans who worked for the libraries, Dr. de Varona collected documents, posters, newspapers, maps, books, and anything that had to do with Cuba and the Cuban exile experience. These were later assembled into the University of Miami Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection. She retired from the university in 2013.