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Six Women Assigned New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Assigned New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Amanda Hellman at Vanderbilt University, Hope Stockton at Auburn University, Tamara Michel Josserand at the University of Washington, Catherine Edmonds at North Carolina Central University, Nicola Ziady at Old Dominion University, and Germaine Gross at Grinnell College in Iowa.

Rosephanye Powell Wins the Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award From Harvard University

Rosephanye Powell Wins the Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award From Harvard University

Professor Powell teaches applied voice, art song literature and vocal pedagogy at Auburn University in Alabama. She also serves as the Women’s Chorus conductor and the Auburn University Gospel Choir’s co-conductor.

Six Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The six women in new administrative posts are Jennifer Keyes-Maloney at The College of New Jersey, Sheila Washington at Auburn University in Alabama, Sharron T. Burnett at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida, Heidi LeBlanc at Utah State University, Kenitra Horsley at Queens Universty of Charlotte, and Debbe McLoud at the University of Arkansas.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

The women who were named deans are Leah Chan Grinvald at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Tara Baillargeon at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Kate Pechenkina at Queens College in New York, Michèle Alexandre at Loyola University Chicago, Roxanne Greitz Miller at Chapman University in Orange, California, and Karen Rogers at Auburn University in Alabama.

Three Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

Marsha A. Pollard has been appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Dorothy Campbell was appointed interim provost and chief academic officer at New Mexico State University and Vini Nathan has been named interim provost and vice president of academic affairs at Auburn University in Alabama.

Ohio Northern University in Ada Names Melissa Baumann as Its Twelfth President

Ohio Northern University in Ada Names Melissa Baumann as Its Twelfth President

Dr. Baumann has been serving as provost and chief academic officer at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Earlier, she was an assistant provost and head of the Honors College at Auburn University in Alabama, where she was a professor of mechanical engineering. When she takes office in July, she will be the first woman to lead Ohio Northern University.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Mary Anderson at the University of West Florida, Katherine Whitaker at Voorhees College in South Carolina, Ana Franco-Watkins at Auburn University in Alabama, Martha Peterson at the University of Kentucky, Allyssa L. Harris at Prairie View &AM University in Texas, Ellen Weinauer at the University of Maine, and Mona Dugo at Northwestern University in Illinois.

In Memoriam: Jane Barton Moore, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Jane Barton Moore, 1935-2021

A pioneering researcher in motor development, Dr. Moore’s academic work advanced the understanding of how children move and learn to move. She also was an influential figure in the development of women’s athletics at Auburn University in Alabama.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight 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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

University of Illinois Entomologist Honored for Work to Enhance Public Engagement With Science

University of Illinois Entomologist Honored for Work to Enhance Public Engagement With Science

Esther Ngumbi, an assistant professor of entomology at the University of Illinois is the 2021 recipient of the Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science, an annual award given out by the  American Association for the Advancement of Science. Previous winners have included Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Margaret Annunziata Will Be the Next President of Isothermal Community College in North Carolina

Margaret Annunziata Will Be the Next President of Isothermal Community College in North Carolina

Dr. Annunziata is currently vice president for academic affairs at Davidson County Community College in Thomasville, North Carolina. She previously served as director of student success and institutional assessment at Davidson County Community College.

Gadsden State Community College in Alabama Chooses Kathy L. Murphy as Its Next President

Gadsden State Community College in Alabama Chooses Kathy L. Murphy as Its Next President

Dr. Murphy currently serves as superintendent of Hoover City Schools. Prior to her service in Hoover City Schools, she was superintendent of Monroe County Schools. She was also a professor at the University of West Georgia and Judson College.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The three women scholars appointed to endowed chairs are Sally Walker in Geology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the Univerity of Georgia, Becky Barlow in the School of Forestry at Auburn University in Alabama, and Carole Boyce Davies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The new holders of endowed chairs are Mykel Taylor at Auburn University in Alabama, Alice Squires at Washington State University, Renée Crichlow at the University of Minnesota, Susan Stryker at Mills College in Oakland, California, and Kathryn Lofton at Yale University.

Women Scientists Rarely Highlighted in Biology Textbooks, But Progress Is Being Made

Women Scientists Rarely Highlighted in Biology Textbooks, But Progress Is Being Made

The researchers found that while women are 51 percent of the U.S. population and 60 percent of the college students in biology, they were only 13 percent of the scientists featured in biology textbooks. However, the percentage of women featured in textbooks published after 2000 has more than doubled.

Six Women at Colleges and Universities Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women at Colleges and Universities Honored With Notable Awards

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Kim Garza Named Mentor of the Year by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

Kim Garza Named Mentor of the Year by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

Kim Garza is an associate professor in the department of health outcomes research and policy in the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in Alabama. She states “I left a career in clinical pharmacy practice to become a faculty member because of my strong passion for graduate education and student mentoring.”

A Dozen Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Scholars Taking on New 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 or have been assigned new duties.

Colleges and Universities Appoint 14 Women to New Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint 14 Women to New Administrative Positions

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

Small Class Size Plays a Major Role in Women's Retention Rate in STEM Majors

Small Class Size Plays a Major Role in Women’s Retention Rate in STEM Majors

Using data obtained from 44 science courses across multiple institutions, the research team calculated that large classes begin to negatively impact women students’ participation when they reach enrollments over 120 students.

Nine Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Nine Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Nine college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions. The women deans are Kelley Bidle, Laura Vosejpka, Lynn Cooley, Susan Hubbard, Nicola Boothe Perry, Penny Hammrich, Kimberly Gaiters, Teresa Garrett, and Ann Goodman.

Kent State University in Ohio Honors Its Outgoing President

Kent State University in Ohio Honors Its Outgoing President

Beverly J. Warren, president of Kent State University in Ohio, will step down from her position on June 30, 2019. To recognize her accomplishments over her five-year tenure, the Kent State University board of trustees has voted to name the university’s new Student Recreation and Wellness Center in her honor.

New Administrative Positions for 10 Women in American Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 10 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.

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

Sixteen 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.

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women at Major 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.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Major Universities

Melinda O’Neal is retiring after 39 years on the faculty of Dartmouth College. Marilyn Sanders Mobley will be leaving her administrative post to return to the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, and Jane DiFolco Parker announced that she will retire as head of the Auburn Univerity Foundation next year.

In Memoriam: Deborah Hatton Beck, 1952-2018

In Memoriam: Deborah Hatton Beck, 1952-2018

Deborah Hatton was professor of special education, emerita, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was the founder and director of the Governor Moorehead Preschool for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Anne Marie Liles

In Memoriam: Anne Marie Liles

Anne Marie Liles was director of experiential affairs and clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Before joining the faculty at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Liles served on the faculty at the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in Alabama.

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Booras, 1930-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Booras, 1930-2018

After earning a master’s degree at the University of Alabama, Booras joined the faculty at Baylor University in 1956. She taught in the communications studies department at Baylor for 39 years.

Clemson University's Kathy Headley to Lead the International Literacy Association

Clemson University’s Kathy Headley to Lead the International Literacy Association

Kathy N. Headley, professor of literacy in the College of Education at Clemson University in South Carolina, will serve for one year as vice president and then become president of the board of directors of the association in 2019. She has served on the Clemson University faculty since 1987.

A Trio of Women Academics Who Are Being Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Academics Who Are Being Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Polly Piergiovanni, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, Nancy Lowenstein, an extension specialist at Auburn University in Alabama, and Susan Scholz, associate dean and Porter Faculty Fellow in the School of Business at the University of Kansas.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

Karen Plaut was named the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Annette Ranft was named the eighth dean of the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University in Alabama.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New 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 or have been assigned new duties.

Two High-Ranking Women at Major Universities Announce Their Retirements

Two High-Ranking Women at Major Universities Announce Their Retirements

Stepping down from their posts at the end of the academic year are Marilyn Laufer, director of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University and Jean E. Shedd, associate provost for budget, facilities, and analysis at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New 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.