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Arizona State University's Malena Español Recognized for Outstanding Teaching in Mathematics

Arizona State University’s Malena Español Recognized for Outstanding Teaching in Mathematics

Dr. Español was honored for her outstanding scholarship and teaching influence at higher education institutions in the United States and Argentina. She currently serves as an assistant professor at Arizona State University.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Honors Leesha Simons for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Honors Leesha Simons for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

Leesha Simons is the assistant director of simulation and lab skills at Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences, where she has taught for the past two years. She previously served as a clinical educator at St. Marks Hospital in Utah.

University Study Finds Women Prison Inmates More Likely Than Men to Be Punished for Minor Infractions

University Study Finds Women Prison Inmates More Likely Than Men to Be Punished for Minor Infractions

A new study led by Melinda Tasca, an associate professor in the department of criminal justice and security studies at the University of Texas at El Paso, reveals women were 40 percent more likely to receive a defiance infraction and accrue them at a greater rate than males. Defiance acts are the most minor of rule violations and are often verbal in nature, including disrespect, being disruptive, or disobeying an order.

Lekelia Jenkins Named a Fellow of the International Science Council

Lekelia Jenkins Named a Fellow of the International Science Council

Lekelia Jenkins, an associate professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, has been named a fellow of the International Science Council, the highest honor that can be conferred on an individual by the council.

Beth Huebner Honored by the American Society of Criminology

Beth Huebner Honored by the American Society of Criminology

Beth Huebner is the Watts Endowed Professor of Public Safety and director of Arizona State University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She was honored for distinguished scholarship in the area of corrections and/or sentencing over a lifetime.

Vanderbilt University's Bridget Rogers Elected to Lead the American Vacuum Society

Vanderbilt University’s Bridget Rogers Elected to Lead the American Vacuum Society

The American Vacuum Society is comprised of approximately 4,500 members and supports networking and camaraderie among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals involved in emerging interdisciplinary research related to materials, interfaces, and processing.

Robin Nelson Wins the Sussman Award From the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Robin Nelson Wins the Sussman Award From the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Robin Nelson, an associate professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, is being recognized for “her outstanding contributions to understanding human relationships and their evolutionary impact.”

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 20 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Ten women academics are among the 20 new MacArthur Fellows.

Michelene Chi of Arizona State University Wins the 2023 Yidan Prize for Education Research

Michelene Chi of Arizona State University Wins the 2023 Yidan Prize for Education Research

Dr. Chi, a Regents Professor and the Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor of Science and Teaching in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, will receive the award in a special ceremony in December in Hong Kong, where she will receive a gold medal and a $3.8 million award to fund her research.

Judy Krysik Honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Judy Krysik Honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Krysik, an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University received the Children’s Bureau Champions Award for Promoting Child and Family Well-Being. Dr. Krysik created the Center for Child Well-Being at Arizona State University in 2015 and has been evaluating programs that support communities and families to create stable and nurturing environments for children.

Universities Announce the Hiring of Seven Women to High-Level Administrative Posts

Universities Announce the Hiring of Seven Women to High-Level 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

Aditi Chattopadhyay to Receive an Award From the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Aditi Chattopadhyay to Receive an Award From the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Dr. Chattopadhyay’s research includes work for the U.S. military, NASA, and the U.S. Department of Energy. It focuses on multiscale modeling, structural health monitoring, and damage prognosis as well as developing sensing systems, autonomous materials capable of performing complex functions in response to changes in the environment, and composite materials that can withstand high temperatures.

Elizabeth “Betsy” R. Cantwell Appointed President of Utah State University

Elizabeth “Betsy” R. Cantwell Appointed President of Utah State University

Dr. Cantwell is currently senior vice president for research & innovation at the University of Arizona. Earlier, she was a professor of aerospace engineering at Arizona State University and vice president for research development and CEO of the Arizona State University Research Enterprise.

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

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

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

Chatham University in Pittsburgh Names Rhonda Phillips as Its Twentieth President

Chatham University in Pittsburgh Names Rhonda Phillips as Its Twentieth President

Dr. Phillips has been serving as dean of the Honors College at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Earlier, she was associate dean for the Honors College, at Arizona State University, where she also served as professor and director of the School of Community Resources and Development.

Safa Zaki Will Be the First Women to Lead Bowdoin College Since Its Founding in 1794

Safa Zaki Will Be the First Women to Lead Bowdoin College Since Its Founding in 1794

Currently, Dr. Zaki is dean of the faculty and the John B. McCoy and John T. McCoy Professor of Psychology at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She joined the faculty at Williams in 2002 as an assistant professor of psychology and was promoted to associate professor in 2005 and to full professor in 2010.

In Memoriam: Molly Corbett Broad 1941-2023

In Memoriam: Molly Corbett Broad 1941-2023

Molly Corbett Broad was the first woman to serve as president of the University of North Carolina System and the first woman president of the American Council on Education.

Alexandra Navrotsky Has Been Awarded the Czochralski Medal from the European Materials Research Society

Alexandra Navrotsky Has Been Awarded the Czochralski Medal from the European Materials Research Society

By advancing high- and low-temperature reaction calorimetry as a foundational research tool, Dr. Navrotsky has contributed to a broad spectrum of applications, from mineral thermodynamics to ceramic processing to zeolites. She has published more than 900 scientific papers.

Harriet B. Nembhard Will Be the Next President of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California

Harriet B. Nembhard Will Be the Next President of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California

A nationally respected leader in the field of industrial and operations engineering, Dr.Nembhard currently serves as dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa. Before coming to Iowa in 2020, Dr. Nembhard was the Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering and head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Magda Hinojosa has been appointed dean of social sciences for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. Dorothy E. Mosby will be the next dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Gayla Stoner will be the next dean of the College of Professional and Continuing Education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Stacy Leeds was appointed dean of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Shelley Rigger will serve as the dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Davidson College in North Carolina and Beth Novak was appointed interim dean of the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University.

Erika Tatiana Camacho to Be Honored by the Association for Women in Mathematics for Mentoring

Erika Tatiana Camacho to Be Honored by the Association for Women in Mathematics for Mentoring

Dr. Camacho, a professor of applied mathematics at Arizona State University, is being recognized for her impactful and multidimensional mentoring activities that have enabled the success of generations of talented scientists and mathematicians.

Nine Women Faculty Members in New Roles or Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Faculty Members in New Roles 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.

Arizona State University's Ariane Middel Is the New President of the International Association for Urban Climate

Arizona State University’s Ariane Middel Is the New President of the International Association for Urban Climate

Dr. Middel is an assistant professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence at Arizona State. She joined the faculty in 2018. Previously, Dr. Middel was an assistant professor in the department of geography and urban studies at Temple University in Philadelphia.

New Titles or Duties for Six Women Scholars

New Titles or Duties for Six Women Scholars

Taking on new titles or roles are Jennifer Escalas at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Rebecca Rainer Pauly, at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Lindsey Reymore at Arizona State University, Pernella Rowena Deams at Talladega College in Alabama, Linda Holzer at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Virginia Rougon Chavis, a professor of graphic design at the University of Mississippi.

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.