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Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties 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 or have been assigned new duties.

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at American Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at American 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.

Sarah Higgins Is the New Leader of the Birmingham, Alabama, Campus of Herzing University

Sarah Higgins Is the New Leader of the Birmingham, Alabama, Campus of Herzing University

Most recently, Higgins was vice president for marketing and enrollment at Western Colorado University in Gunnison. Earlier, she served as director of eternal relations and professional development at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

In Memoriam: Jennifer Church Hightower, 1969-2020

In Memoriam: Jennifer Church Hightower, 1969-2020

Jennifer Church Hightower was vice president for student services at Arizona State University and a former dean of student affairs at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Six Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

Six Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

Newly appointed to dean posts are Shari Veil at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lynette I. Wood at Shaw University in Raleigh, Maura Daly Iversen at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, Browne C. Lewis at North Carolina Central University, Kara Shustrin at Southern Illinois Univerisity Edwardsville and Elizabeth Wentz at Arizona State University.

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Thelma Hurd at the University of California, Merced, Monica Brown at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Joni Adamson at Arizona State University, Alice Kaplan at Yale University, and Johnnie Hamilton-Mason at Simmons University in Boston.

Three Women Appointed Regents Professors at Arizona State University

Three Women Appointed Regents Professors at Arizona State University

Arizona State University has announced the appointment of five scholars as Regents Professors, the highest faculty rank at the university. Three of the new Regents Professors are women: Nancy Grimm in ecology, Joan Silk a professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and Cassia Spohn a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Ruchi Amin of East Carolina University, Karen Giuliano of the University of Massachusetts, Maria Narayani Lasala-Blanco of Arizona State University, Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Rita Dove of the University of Virginia, and Meredith Neville-Shepard of the University of Arkansas.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions 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.

Study Measured Gender Differences in Emotional Responses of Viewers of the 2016 Presidential Debates

Study Measured Gender Differences in Emotional Responses of Viewers of the 2016 Presidential Debates

A research team from Georgia State University and Arizona State University used a novel technique to assess the facial expressions of viewers who watched the debates. The results showed that the impact of emotions was stronger for women viewers and that gender issues were more important for them as well.

Eight Women Academics Who Have Been Assigned New Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Academics Who Have Been Assigned New Duties 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 or have been assigned new duties.

Julian Lim of Arizona State University Wins the 2019 Institute for Humanities Research Book Award

Julian Lim of Arizona State University Wins the 2019 Institute for Humanities Research Book Award

Dr. Lim was honored for her book that presents the case that nations and governments have long used borders to regulate race and national identity and that racially charged immigration laws have created a monoracial identity and effectively erased the multiracial reality of the past.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties 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 or have been assigned new duties.

All-Women Robotics Team Makes Big Splash at the International RoboSub Competition in San Diego

All-Women Robotics Team Makes Big Splash at the International RoboSub Competition in San Diego

The robotics team at Arizona State University built a robotic submarine that took the top prize in a recent national competition. It then placed third at the RoboSub international competition in San Diego. The university’s robotics team has close to a dozen members. All are women.

Arizona State University Adds Three Women to Its English Department Faculty

Arizona State University Adds Three Women to Its English Department Faculty

Emily Cooney and Andrea Dickins are new lecturerers in Arizona State University’s writing program. Kathleen Hicks was named director of online programs. She has previously taught composition in the university’s English department.

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

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.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Academia

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Academia

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.

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Taking on new roles are Leslie Babinski at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Ashlee N. Ford Versypt of Oklahoma State University, Tracy Fessenden at Arizona State University, and Amy W. Apon of Clemson University in South Carolina.

Tayari Jones Wins Women's Prize for Fiction for Her Book, <em>An American Marriage</em>

Tayari Jones Wins Women’s Prize for Fiction for Her Book, An American Marriage

Professor Jones serves as a professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. An American Marriage tells the story of Celestial and Roy, two Black newlyweds whose pursuit of the American dream is violently interrupted when Roy is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New or Expanded Roles in the Academic World

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New or Expanded Roles in the Academic World

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.

Five Women Scholars in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Scholars in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Takinig on new roles are Irasema Coronado at Arizona State University, Amanda Gosman at the University of California, San Diego, Paula Fass at the University of California, Berkleley, Saara DeWalt at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Karen Whitehill King of the Univerity of Georgia.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Nine Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Nine 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.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

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 Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

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.

Five Women Educators Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Five Women Educators Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Myria Allen of the University of Arkansas, Julianne L. Holloway of Arizona State University, Bronwyn MacFarlane of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Judy Genshaft, president of the University of South Florida, and Jane Dané of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

The women who have received honors are Berenecea J. Evans at California State University, Fullerton, Erika Camacho at Arizona State University, Talitha M. Washington of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Margaret Clark, professor emerita at the University of Arkansas.

Eleven Women From Foreign Nations But Studying in the United States Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Eleven Women From Foreign Nations But Studying in the United States Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

There are 16 international Rhodes Scholars who are attending or have recently graduated from American colleges and universities. Out of the 16 international scholars at American educational institutions who have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, 11 are women.

Arizona State University Launches an All-Women Student Group for Underwater Robotics Research

Arizona State University Launches an All-Women Student Group for Underwater Robotics Research

Arizona State University has established an all-women student engineering organization that focuses on underwater robotics. According to the university, Desert WAVE (Women in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering) is the second all-female underwater robotics team in the world.

Fourteen Women "Geniuses" Win MacArthur Fellowships

Fourteen Women “Geniuses” Win MacArthur Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 25 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Fourteen women are among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

In Memoriam: Jenessa R. Shapiro, 1980-2018

In Memoriam: Jenessa R. Shapiro, 1980-2018

Dr. Shapiro, an associate professor of psychology who also held an endowed chair in management at UCLA, was an expert in stereotype threat and prejudice in intergroup relations and a strong advocate for increasing educational and career opportunities for women in STEM fields.

Mary Feeney Appointed Editor of the <em>Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory</em>

Mary Feeney Appointed Editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

Dr. Feeney is an associate professor and Lincoln Professor of Ethics in Public Affairs in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. She also serves as the associate director of the ASU Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Studies. She will become the journal’s new editor in January.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

Appointed to new faculty posts are Yan Long at the University of California, Berkeley, Jeanette Bauchat at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Deborah Kelly at Pennsylvania State University, Michelene Chi at Arizona State University and Cathy Whitlock in the Montana University System.

In Memoriam: Dolores Sands, 1930-2018

In Memoriam: Dolores Sands, 1930-2018

From 1984 to 1989, Dr. Sands was a professor and the director of the Center of Health Care Research and Evaluation (now the Cain Center for Nursing Research)at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1989, she was named dean of the School of Nursing and served in that role for 20 years.