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New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

New Administrative Jobs for 16 Women at College and Universities Throughout the United States

New Administrative Jobs for 16 Women at College and Universities Throughout the United States

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Deans by the Dozen: Twelve Women Appointed to New Positions

Deans by the Dozen: Twelve Women Appointed to New Positions

Twelve college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions.

Mary Clark to Serve as Provost at American University in Washington, D.C.

Mary Clark to Serve as Provost at American University in Washington, D.C.

Since 2014, Mary Clark has served as senior vice provost and dean of academic affairs at the university. She is a professor in the College of Law at the university, teaching courses on women’s legal history, legal ethics, judicial politics, and property.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Tiana Clark, a poetry fellow at the University of Wisconsin who will teach at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville this fall, Emily A. Carter of Princeton University, R.S. Zaharna of American University in Washington, D.C., and Ellen Driscoll of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Four Universities Make Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Four Universities Make Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Appointed to dean posts are Vicky Wilkins at American University in Washington, D.C., Constance Smith Hendricks at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Sabrina Madison-Cannon at the University of Oregon, and Judith Karshmer at Arizona State Unviersity.

The Only Woman of Color to Lead One of the Nation's 30 Highest-Ranked Law Schools

The Only Woman of Color to Lead One of the Nation’s 30 Highest-Ranked Law Schools

L. Song Richardson was named dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Richardson has served as interim dean since July and previously was senior associate dean for academic affairs. She joined the faculty at the law school in 2014.

Hollins University Scholar to Receive the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Hollins University Scholar to Receive the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Elizabeth Poliner is an associate professor of English at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The prize for the best work of prose fiction is awarded annually by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the department of English at the University of Rochester in New York.

American University Names Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Its Next President

American University Names Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Its Next President

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama did not wait long to find a new job. Six days after President Obama left office, Burwell was named the 15th president of American University in Washington, D.C.

More Accolades for the Books of Carole Boston Weatherford

More Accolades for the Books of Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford, a professor of English at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, has been selected to receive the Randolph Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Book Award from the American Library Association.

Fayetteville State University's Carole Boston Weatherford Wins a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Fayetteville State University’s Carole Boston Weatherford Wins a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards recognize the best books of the year for children and young adults. This is the 50th year the awards have been presented.

Metropolitan State University in Minnesota Names Its Next President

Metropolitan State University in Minnesota Names Its Next President

Virginia Arthur has served as provost at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota since 2012. From 2009 to 2012, she was associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Northern Iowa. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and the College of Law at American University.

New Global Study Finds a Closing Gender Gap in Education Is Not Closing the Economic Gender Gap

New Global Study Finds a Closing Gender Gap in Education Is Not Closing the Economic Gender Gap

Worldwide women are closing the gender gap in education. But a new study by economist Stephanie Seguino of the University of Vermont finds that these educational gains have failed to close the gender gap in income or political representation.

In Memoriam: Susan Archer Mann, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Susan Archer Mann, 1950-2016

Dr. Mann taught at the University of New Orleans for more than 30 years. There, she was one of the founders of the women’s studies program and the University of New Orleans Women’s Center.

Six Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Mary Ann Danowitz at North Carolina State University, Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy at American University, Catharine O’Connell at Illinois College, Carolyn Gascoigne at Angelo State University, Sally C. Morton at Virginia Tech, and Melissa Murray at the University of California, Berkeley.

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

The women appointed to dean positions are Kathryn Chval at the University of Missouri, Camille A. Nelson at American University, Maria Claudia Tomany at North Dakota State, Sandra Witte at Fresno State, Barbara E. Wolfe at the University of Rhode Island, Kay M. Paln at the University of Alabama, and Margaret Raymong at the University of Wisconsin.

New Roles for 12 Women Faculty Members

New Roles for 12 Women Faculty Members

Here is news of a dozen women faculty members who are taking on new duties at colleges, universities, or professional associations.

American University Launches a Certificate Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

American University Launches a Certificate Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

The School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C., and the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan have entered into partnership to offer a certificate program for women entrepreneurs.

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women in American Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women in American Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Carmen Nocentelli Wins the Roland H. Bainton Prize in Literature

Carmen Nocentelli Wins the Roland H. Bainton Prize in Literature

Carmen Nocentelli, associate professor of English and comparative literature at the University of New Mexico, was honored by the Sixteenth Century Society for the best new book on the 1450-1660 period.

College Women in the U.S. Are Healthier Than Their Peers in the U.K.

College Women in the U.S. Are Healthier Than Their Peers in the U.K.

A new study of college students in the United States and the United Kingdom co-authored by Anastasia Snelling of American University in Washington, D.C., found that Americans ate more fruits and vegetables, smoked less, and exercised more.

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the University of Tennessee's College of Law

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the University of Tennessee’s College of Law

The two women finalists for dean are Brenda V. Smith, a professor at the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C., and Melanie Wilson, a professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Kansas.

Four Women Professors Honored With Distinguished Awards

Four Women Professors Honored With Distinguished Awards

The award winners at Barbara Romzek of American University in Washington, D.C., Bonnie Strickland of the University of Massachusetts, Hermina G.B. Anghelescu of Wayne State University in Detroit, and Andrea Dixon of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Eight Women Faculty Members in New Posts

Eight Women Faculty Members in New Posts

Taking on new roles are Kathleen Flake, Sarah Banet-Weiser, JoAnn M. Emmel, Ingrid Nelson, Agustina Giraudy, Virginia Zimmerman, Kelly Lombardo, and Nancy Everhart.

American University Professor's Research Seeks to Curb Escalation of Domestic Violence

American University Professor’s Research Seeks to Curb Escalation of Domestic Violence

Rachel Louise Snyder, an assistant professor of creative writing in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University, spent three and a half years conducting research on the topic of how to prevent cases of domestic violence from escalating to incidents of domestic homicide.

Judicial Appointments of Women Law Professors Make History in Maryland

Judicial Appointments of Women Law Professors Make History in Maryland

The appointment of two women with ties to the academic world to the Maryland Court of Appeals has made history on several counts. Women now make up a majority of the Court and for the first time there is an African America woman judge and a woman Chief Judge.

Report Finds a Large Gender Gap in Political Aspirations Among College Students

Report Finds a Large Gender Gap in Political Aspirations Among College Students

A study co-authored by Jennifer L. Lawless, associate professor of government and director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University in Washington, D.C., finds that young women in college are not as interested in careers in politics as their male peers.

Three New Assistant Professors at American University

Three New Assistant Professors at American University

The College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, D.C., has added 16 new faculty members this fall. Only three of the new additions are women.

Breastfeeding Professor Ignites Debate at American University

Breastfeeding Professor Ignites Debate at American University

Some students objected when Adrienne Pine, a single mother and an assistant professor of anthropology, brought her sick baby to class and breastfed the child while continuing to lecture. Professor Pine wonders what all the fuss is about.

Tiffany Speaks Heads the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at American University

Tiffany Speaks Heads the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at American University

The new center was created by merging the GLBTA Resource Center, Multicultural Affairs, and the Women’s Resource Center under one umbrella.

Three Women Added to the Faculty at the American University School of Communication

Three Women Added to the Faculty at the American University School of Communication

The School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., has announced the hiring of four new faculty members who will begin teaching this fall, three of which are women.

Ten Women With New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education

Ten Women With New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of women who have been named to key administrative posts at colleges and universities across the nation.

Five New Women Deans

Five New Women Deans

The new deans are Carolyn Denard at Connecticut College, DoVeanna Fulton at the University of Houston Downtown, Jane Mutchler at Purdue University Calumet, Michele Stalder at the University of Alaska and Carola Weil at American University.

New Study Will Examine Methods to Improve the Health and Well-Being of College Women Athletes

New Study Will Examine Methods to Improve the Health and Well-Being of College Women Athletes

The study will involve 500 women college athletes at Louisiana State University, American University in Washington, D.C., and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.