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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.

Angela Barlow Is the New Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Central Arkansas

Angela Barlow Is the New Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Central Arkansas

Dr. Barlow had been serving as director of the mathematics and science education doctoral program at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Earlier in her career, Dr. Barlow held faculty posts at the University of Mississippi and the University of West Georgia.

The New Director of the Women's Center at the University of Dayton in Ohio

The New Director of the Women’s Center at the University of Dayton in Ohio

Dr. Lisa Borello was the assistant director of professional development for the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Earlier in her career, Dr. Borello was manager of communications and marketing for the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in Alabama.

Auburn University Scientist to Lead the Crop Science Society of America

Auburn University Scientist to Lead the Crop Science Society of America

Beth Guertal is a professor of crop, soil, and environmental sciences at Auburn University in Alabama. Professor Guertal conducts research in the area of turfgrass soil fertility, specializing in grass management for sports fields, golf courses and private homes.

In Memoriam: Bettye B. Burkhalter, 1941-2017

In Memoriam: Bettye B. Burkhalter, 1941-2017

While at Auburn, Bettye Burkhalter served a graduate professor of education, special assistant to the vice president for research, director of the Auburn University Economic Development Institute, associate provost for assessment and quality improvement and academic affairs.

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Hawaii

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Hawaii

Lauren Robel is executive vice president and provost at Indiana University in Bloomington. Also, she is the Val Nolan Professor of Law in the university’s law school.

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Higher Education

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Higher Education

The honorees are Elizabeth F. Loftus of the University of California, Irvine, Frances Griffith of the University of Arkansas, Karla Smith Fuller of Guttman Community College, Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama Birmingham, the late Marie W. Wooten at Auburn University, Mahzarin R. Banaji at Harvard University, and Nancy A. Miller at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

New Administrative Roles for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for Eight Women 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.

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Liliya Yatsunyk of Swarthmore College, Rose McLarney of Auburn University, M. Darby Dyar of Mount Holyoke College, Erika Marin-Spiotta of the University of Wisconsin, Helen Grundman of Bryn Mawr College, Viviana Gradinaru of ClaTech, and Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth College.

University of Illinois Study Examines Why Women of Affluence Stay In Abusive Relationships

University of Illinois Study Examines Why Women of Affluence Stay In Abusive Relationships

A new study conducted at the University of Illinois finds that women from affluent households who are victims of domestic violence are often less likely to leave their spouses due to “pressures to maintain a facade of a perfect family and other values associated with a culture of affluence.”

Study Discovers an Unexpected Source to Increase Women in STEM Majors

Study Discovers an Unexpected Source to Increase Women in STEM Majors

A new study led by Joy Gaston Gayles, an associate professor in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, finds that women who come to college not knowing what course of study they will choose are good candidates to increase overall enrollments of women students in STEM fields.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women 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.

Auburn University to Set Up a Breastfeeding Support Tent at Home Football Games

Auburn University to Set Up a Breastfeeding Support Tent at Home Football Games

The Auburn School of Nursing and Lactation Services will set up the Tiger Babies breastfeeding support tent that will be open three hours before kickoff of all home football games.

New Administrative Appointments for 10 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for 10 Women 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.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Academics

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Academics

The honorees are Peggy Johnson of Penn State, Nancy Leveson of MIT, Nina Caldwell of Maryville University in St. Louis, Sheri Colberg-Ochs of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Isabelle Jouanneau-Fertig of Barnard College in New York City, and Nancy Merner of Auburn University in Alabama.

Auburn University Professor Emerita Is the New Leader of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Auburn University Professor Emerita Is the New Leader of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr. Evelyn F. Crayton was a professor of nutrition dietetics, and hospitality management and assistant director of extension family and consumer sciences at Auburn University in Alabama. Dr. Crayton is the organization’s 90th leader and the first African American to hold the post.

Three Women Scholars Who Are Retiring From Faculty Posts

Three Women Scholars Who Are Retiring From Faculty Posts

The three women leaving their faculty positions are Valerie B. Lee at Ohio State University, Patience Essah at Auburn University in Alabama, and Anne Baird at Morehouse College in Atlanta.