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Arizona State University's Erinanne Saffell to Serve as Arizona's State Climatologist

Arizona State University’s Erinanne Saffell to Serve as Arizona’s State Climatologist

Since 2009, Dr. Saffell has worked as a senior lecturer in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where she develops courses and upper-division seminars in physical geography, meteorology, and climatology, and directs K–12 outreach and training programs on these topics. Dr. Saffell will simultaneously teach various geography courses at the university and serve as state climatologist.

Jessie Borgman Shares the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

Jessie Borgman Shares the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

Jessie Borgman is an Instructor in the Writers’ Studio at Arizona State University and an adjunct Instructor at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. is being honored for the book Personal, Accessible, Responsive, Strategic: Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Named Directors of Schools at State Universities

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Named Directors of Schools at State Universities

Paola Sanguinetti has been named the new director of The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. EunSook Kwon is the new chair of the School of Industrial Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Kathleen Vogel has been named the interim director for the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Lead Schools at State Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Lead Schools at State Universities

Ece Erdogmus was named chair of the School of Building Construction in the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Sarah J. Tracy is the new interim director of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University and Tracey Rizzuto was appointed interim director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Head Schools at Major Universities

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Head Schools at Major Universities

Gulsah Akar was appointed head of the School of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech and Karen C. Spence is the new director of the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University. Also, Tusty ten Bensel was named the director of the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Tijana Rajh will lead the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Amaney Jamal, at Princeton University, Dayna Cunningham at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Rosemary Blieszner at Virginia Tech, Cynthia Lietz at Arizona State University, Alexandra Murphy at Depaul Univerity in Chicago, Julianne Malveaux at California State University, Los Angeles, and Diane H. Petrella at Kent State University in Ohio.

Two Women Academics Awarded Pulitzer Prizes

Two Women Academics Awarded Pulitzer Prizes

Natalie Diaz, an associate professor of English at Arizona State University, has been awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and Marcia Chatelain, a professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., won the Pulitzer Prize in history.

Three Women Scholars Recognized by the Organization Sociologists for Women in Society

Three Women Scholars Recognized by the Organization Sociologists for Women in Society

The honorees are Brittany Pearl Battle, an assistant professor in the sociology department at Wake Forest University, Mary Romero, a professor emerita in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, and Heather Laube, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Hired to New Positions or Promoted to New Ranks

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Hired to New Positions or Promoted to New Ranks

Taking on new positions or ranks are Cindy Crusto at the Yale School of Medicine, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen at Arizona State University, Abigail Killeen at Arizona State University, Gloria Meredith at Binghamton University of the State University of New York System, and Eliana Perrin at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Arapahoe Community College in Litttleton, Colorado, Has Selected Its Next Leader

Arapahoe Community College in Litttleton, Colorado, Has Selected Its Next Leader

Dr. Stephanie Fujii has been serving as vice president of academic affairs at Scottsdale Community College within the Maricopa Community College District in Arizona, a position she has held since 2016. Dr. Fujii will begin her new job on July 12.

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New University Faculty Positions

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New University Faculty Positions

Appointed to new potions are Alejandra Rojas Silva at Ohio Wesleyan University, Kathleen Cagney at the University of Michigan, Nahid Bhadelia at the University of Michigan, Sharrelle Barber at Drexel University in Philadelphia, M. Diane Burton at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Elizabeth Lightfoot at Arizona State University

Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania Appoints Felicia Ganther as Its Next President

Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania Appoints Felicia Ganther as Its Next President

Since 2012, Dr. Ganther has been serving as associate vice chancellor for student affairs at Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona. Earlier she was the executive director of the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. She will become president of Bucks County Community College on Julu 1.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The five women who have been named to dean positions are Stacy Reeder at the Univerity of Oklahoma, Linda Plank at Baylor University in Texas, Amy Schweinle at the Univerity of South Dakota, Joanna Grabski at Arizona State University, and Sonia Altizer at the University of Georgia.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new titles or roles are Natalia Molina at the Univerity of Southern California, Nine Johnson at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Dianah Wynter at Arizona State University, Sarah Peyre at the University of Rochester, and Grace Musila at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

Appointed to dean positions are Caroline Freund at the University of California, San Diego, Joanna Grabski at Arizona State University, Kristin Flora at Franklin College in Indiana, Katherine Gregory at Boston College, Debra J. Barsdale at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Jennifer Johnson-Hanks at the University of California, Berkeley.

Ten Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Administrative Posts

Ten Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Administrative Posts

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

Arizona State's Alexandra Ros Earns Award for Her Research in Electrophoresis and Microfluidics

Arizona State’s Alexandra Ros Earns Award for Her Research in Electrophoresis and Microfluidics

Dr. Ros is a professor in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State. She is also a faculty member in the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Applied Structural Discovery at the university. She was honored by the Advancing Electrokinetic Science Electrophoresis Society.

Meenakshi Wadhwa Wins the 2021 J. Lawrence Smith Medal from the National Academy of Sciences

Meenakshi Wadhwa Wins the 2021 J. Lawrence Smith Medal from the National Academy of Sciences

Meenakshi Wadhwa is the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. The J. Lawrence Smith Medal is awarded every three years for recent original and meritorious investigations of meteoric bodies.

New Faculty Roles at Major Universities for Seven Women

New Faculty Roles at Major Universities for Seven Women

Taking on new roles are Wanda Heading-Grant at Carnegie Mellon University, Hope M. Anderson at Arizona State University, Julia Ballenger at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Samar S. Ali at Vanderbilt Unversity, Vivian Ibrahim at the University of Mississippi, Nichole Chapel Anderson at Texas Tech University, and Anne Hubbell at New Mexico State University.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new diversity roles are Tiffany López at Arizona State University, Alaine Allen at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux at the California Institute of Technology, and Joanne Pluff at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Colleges and Universities

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Colleges and Universities

Sara Cook, a professor of business, has been named vice president for academics at Viterbo University in La Crosse Wisconsin. Sadie D. Wilks, an instructor at Louisiana State University, has been given added duties as the school’s new internship coordinator and Natalie Lozinski-Veach is a new assistant professor of German at Arizona State University.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Laurie Owen at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, Peggy Keiper at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Lori Martin at Louisiana State University, Diane Marie Amann at the University of Georgia, and Stacy L. Leeds at Arizona State University.

Three Women in STEM Fields Hired to Top Positions at Arizona State University

Three Women in STEM Fields Hired to Top Positions at Arizona State University

At Arizona State University, Donatella Danielli was named the director of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. Tijana Rajh was appointed the director of the School of Molecular Sciences and Patricia Rankin was named professor and chair of the department of physics.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative duties are Julie Jordan at Mississippi State University, Ashley Irviin at Xavier University in New Orleans, Adriana Lau at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Claudia Grant at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, and Maria Anguiano at Arizona State University.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative roles are Susan Cunningham at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Mary Rob Plunkett at the University of North Georgia, Sally C. Morton at Arizona State University, Angela Salas at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, and Sara Asher at Yeshiva University in New York.

Three Women Faculty Members Named President's Professors at Arizona State University

Three Women Faculty Members Named President’s Professors at Arizona State University

The three women appointed President’s Professors are Heather Bimonte-Nelson, a professor in behavioral neuroscience in the department of psychology, Eileen Díaz McConnell, a professor in the School of Transborder Studies, and Cynthia Lietz, a professor in the School of Social Work.

Arizona State University Appoints Nancy Gonzalez as Its Next Provost

Arizona State University Appoints Nancy Gonzalez as Its Next Provost

Dr. Gonzalez joined the faculty at Arizona State University in 1992 as an assistant professor in psychology. She moved up through both the academic and administrative ranks, most recently serving as dean of natural sciences and Foundation Professor of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions in Academia

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions in Academia

Taking on new roles are Suzy Hansen at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Sidney Edwards at the University of Louisville, Laurel Fulkerson at Florida State University, Franciska Coleman at the Univerity of Wisconsin Law School, and Ayanna Thompson at Arizona State University.

University of Rochester's Brianna Theobald Wins Two Book Awards

University of Rochester’s Brianna Theobald Wins Two Book Awards

Brianna Theobald, an assistant professor of history at the University of Rochester has won two awards for her first book, Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century.

Five Women Who Are Retiring From Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Are Retiring From Colleges and Universities

The women who have or will be stepping down are Kristi A. Nelson, provost at the University of Cincinnati, Barbara Craig at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Leslie Kirwan at Harvard University, Rebekka Wachter at Arizona State University, and Viven G. Fryd at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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.

New Appointments for a Half Dozen Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Appointments for a Half Dozen Women Faculty Members at Universities

The women scholars taking on new roles are Fathima Wakeel at Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Rachel Finley at Arizona State University, Elaine Shuey at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, Susan Dynarski at Harvard University, Amy Campbell at the University of Illinois at Chicago, aand Christianne Roumie at Vanderbilt University.