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New Assignments in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

Taking on new duties are Pearl Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta, Suzanne M. Darais at the University of Utah, Sarah Kenehan at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, Stephanie Ricker Schulte at the University of Arkansas, Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Chandice Haste-Jackson at Syracuse University in New York, and Miriam Mara at Arizona State University.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Universities Announced the Appointment of Four Women to Endowed Professorships

Universities Announced the Appointment of Four Women to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed faculty posts are Erika Lee at Harvard University, Aili Mari Tripp at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chloe E. Bird at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and Laura Guerrero at Arizona State University.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Ten Women Faculty Members in New Positions or Taking on New Duties

Ten Women Faculty Members in New Positions or Taking on New Duties

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Four American Women Share Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Four American Women Share Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

The four women sharing the American Political Science Foundation book prize are Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon of Texas A&M University, Alice J. Kang of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Valerie J. Hoekstra and Miki Caul Kittilson, both at Arizona State University.

In Memoriam: Hannah Rose Arterian, 1949-2022

In Memoriam: Hannah Rose Arterian, 1949-2022

Professor Arterian taught in the College of Law at Arizona State University for 20 years and was the first women to serve as associate dean. In 2002, Professor Arterian was named dean of Syracuse University’s College of Law, a position she held for 13 years.

Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Caroline Tolbert of the University of Iowa and Karen Mossberger of Arizona State University are sharing the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize in Academics from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

In Memoriam: Elsie Gloria Jean Moore Smith, 1949-2022

In Memoriam: Elsie Gloria Jean Moore Smith, 1949-2022

In 1981, Dr. Smith was hired as an assistant professor of counselor education at Arizona State University. She remain on the faculty there for more than 40 years.

Arizona State University Oceanographer Honored for Impact of Her Paper Published in 1998

Arizona State University Oceanographer Honored for Impact of Her Paper Published in 1998

Hilairy Hartnett, a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, is the lead author of a paper published in Nature in 1998 that has received the 2022 John Martin Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Women Scholars

Taking on new duties are Lainie Rutkow at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Marilyn J. Cipolla at the University of Vermont, Salamishah Tillet at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, Sharon Hall at Arizona State University, and Marcelle Haddix at Syracuse University in New York.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Roles

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Roles

The six women who have been appointed to new academic posts are Andrea Richa at Arizona State University, Eleni Pellazgu at Berkeley College in New Jersey, Kirsten Pai Buick at the University of New Mexico, Fran Hagstrom at the University of Arkansas, Lisa A. Carey at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Jane Okech at the University of Vermont.

Laurie Leshin Will Be the First Women to Direct the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Laurie Leshin Will Be the First Women to Direct the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Since 2014, Dr. Leshin has served as president of Worcester Poytehcnic Institute in Massachusetts. She is the only woman to lead the university in its more than 150-year history. Dr. Leshin will also serve as vice president of the California Institute of Technology, which operates the laboratory for NASA.

Adriana Perez Receives the Research Recognition Award From the National Hispanic Council on Aging

Adriana Perez Receives the Research Recognition Award From the National Hispanic Council on Aging

Dr. Perez’s work focuses on programs to increase physical activity among older Latinos. Few physical activity interventions are designed for older Latinos and there is strong evidence that increasing physical activity reduces the risk of cognitive decline among previously sedentary individuals.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women scholars who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Amy Weaver at Youngstown State University, Cynthia Richards at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, Renee Cunningham-Williams at Arizona State University, and Onnolee Nordstrom at North Dakota State University.

Pardis Mahdavi Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Montana

Pardis Mahdavi Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Montana

Dr. Mahdavi now serves as dean of social sciences at Arizona State University. Earlier, she served as acting dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and dean of women and president and director of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College in California. She will become provost at the University of Montana next summer.

A Group of Five Women Academics Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

A Group of Five Women Academics Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

The five women scholars appointed to new positions are Chie Sakakibara at Syracuse University in New York, Jen Ames Stuart at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Lisa M. Anderson at Arizona State University, Radhika Nagpal at Princeton Univerity in New Jersey, and Nancy Freitag at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Three State Universities That Have Announced the Appointment of Women to Serve as Deans

Three State Universities That Have Announced the Appointment of Women to Serve as Deans

Cynthia Lietz has been appointed dean of the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. Evelyn Fields has been appointed acting dean of the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences at South Carolina State University and Anne-Marie Deitering has been named the Donald and Delpha Campbell Dean of Libraries at Oregon State University.

National Association of Biology Teachers Honors Two Arizona State Scholars With the Evolution Education Award

National Association of Biology Teachers Honors Two Arizona State Scholars With the Evolution Education Award

Dr. Sarah Brownell and Dr. Elizabeth Barnes have found that there are many simple strategies that can be used by educators to help students reduce perceived conflict between their religious beliefs and the teachings of biological evolution.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Faculty Assignments

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Faculty Assignments

The four women scholars who have been hired to new positions are Erica Brown at Yeshiva University in New York, Lawanda Greene at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Karen Harris at Arizona State University, and Cirecie West-Olatunji at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

The five women scholars in new roles are Jennifer Lodge at Duke University in North Carolina, Tracey Conti at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Lindy Elkins-Tanton at Arizona State University, Angela Williams at the University of Arkansas, and Nicole Roberson at the University of Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Sandra Pizzarello, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: Sandra Pizzarello, 1933-2021

A professor emerita in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University, Dr. Pizzarello’s groundbreaking work with meteorites redefined the key to the origins of life before it began on earth.

Five Women Join the Faculty at the Arizona State University College of Nursing

Five Women Join the Faculty at the Arizona State University College of Nursing

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University has added five women to its faculty: DeAnnah Byrd, Hannah Giasson, Rachel Koffer, Alyssa Robillard, and Fiorella Carlos Chavez.

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.