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Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to New Administrative Roles

Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to New Administrative Roles

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.

Huda Zoghbi to Be Awarded the $100,000 Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine

Huda Zoghbi to Be Awarded the $100,000 Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine

Huda Zoghbi, the founding director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and a Distinguished Service Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, is being honored for her work pinpointing the underlying, genetic causes of a pair of devastating neurological diseases.

Baylor University Scholar Heading North to Lead St. Mary's University in Calgary, Alberta

Baylor University Scholar Heading North to Lead St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta

Sinda Vanderpool, who has spent her years as a student and an educator in the United States will be the new president and vice-chancellor of St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta, in Canada. When she takes office on July, 1, she will be the first woman to lead the university.

Huda Zoghbi Shares the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for 2022

Huda Zoghbi Shares the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for 2022

Huda Zoghbi is a professor of pediatrics, neurology, neuroscience, and molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, the founding director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, and a member of the board of trustees of Rice University in Houston.

A Major Vote of Confidence for Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone

A Major Vote of Confidence for Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone

The board of regents of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has voted to extend the contract of university president Linda A. Livingstone until 2032. In 2017, Dr. Livingstone became the first woman president of the university in its then 172-year history.

In Memoriam: Jean Boyd, 1948-2022

In Memoriam: Jean Boyd, 1948-2022

Dr. Boyd joined the faculty at Baylor University in 1978. She was an expert on Western Swing music, publishing three books on the subject. Professor Boyd remained on the faculty at Baylor University for 48 years until her retirement in 2020.

Kathy Schwaig Is the New President of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Kathy Schwaig Is the New President of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Dr. Schwaig has been serving as interim president for the past eight months. Earlier, she was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs from 2019 to 2021. Prior to being named provost, she was dean of the Michael J. Coles College of Business at the university.

Hollylynne Lee Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching From Baylor University

Hollylynne Lee Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching From Baylor University

Hollylynne S. Lee is the Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education at North Carolina State University. She was honored by Baylor University in Waco, Texas, for “her design and use of engaging technology tools that facilitate student learning of mathematics and statistics, as well her ability to inspire future teachers in these important fields.”

Women Archaeologists Negatively Impacted by the Pandemic More Than Their Male Peers

Women Archaeologists Negatively Impacted by the Pandemic More Than Their Male Peers

A new study led by Julie Hoggarth, an associate professor of anthropology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, surveyed a large group of professional archaeologists on their experiences of job loss; economic, workload, research and training impacts; and changes in personal responsibilities after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Baylor University Scholar's Risk Reduction Intervention Aims to Help Young Women in the Juvenile Justice System

Baylor University Scholar’s Risk Reduction Intervention Aims to Help Young Women in the Juvenile Justice System

Young women involved in the juvenile justice system are 3.5 times more likely to have a child compared to non-delinquent youth and 30 percent have been pregnant one or more times. Additionally, this population experiences high rates of marijuana and alcohol use as well as high rates of sexually transmitted infections.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The five women who have been named to dean positions are Stacy Reeder at the Univerity of Oklahoma, Linda Plank at Baylor University in Texas, Amy Schweinle at the Univerity of South Dakota, Joanna Grabski at Arizona State University, and Sonia Altizer at the University of Georgia.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The five women named to endowed chairs are Maureen Kohi at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sheara Williams Jennings at the University of Houston, Karla Klein Murdock at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, Lauren Barron at Baylor University in texas, and Andrea Westby at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars 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 or have been assigned new duties.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Department Chairs

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Department Chairs

Xiaojun Qi is the new head of the department of computer science at Utah State University. Nancy Moreno was named chair of the department of education, innovation and technology at the Baylor College of Medicine and Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby is chair of the department of teacher education and learning sciences at North Carolina State University.

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

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

The six women scholars in new roles are Ana María Martínez at Rice University in Houston, Gail Wilson at Oklahoma State University, Malika Jeffries-EL at Boston University, Shoshana Schechter at Yeshiva University in New York, Anne-Marie Schultz at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and J. Camille Hall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Universities Appoint Nine Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

Universities Appoint Nine Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

The nine women who have been appointed to university dean positions are Mary Koithan, Brooke Berry, Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Shanna Hagan-Burke, Rachel Dunifon, Lori Schumacher Anderson, Cassandra Hill, Natasha Vijay Munshi, and Karen Sedatole.

Lilly Ettinger of Baylor University Wins the Collegiate Recovery Staff of the Year Award

Lilly Ettinger of Baylor University Wins the Collegiate Recovery Staff of the Year Award

Lilly Ettinger is the assistant director of wellness at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and director of the university’s Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center. She is being honored by Association of Recovery in Higher Education.

Baylor University's Trena Wilkerson is the New Leader of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Baylor University’s Trena Wilkerson is the New Leader of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The council, which has more than 30,000 members, is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and publishes books for educators, as well as journals, including the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 and Mathematics Teacher Educator.

Dean of the Baylor University School of Nursing to Step Down on June 30

Dean of the Baylor University School of Nursing to Step Down on June 30

Shelley F. Conroy dean of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing at Baylor University in Texas, has decided to step down from her administrative post effective June 30. She has served as dean of the nursing school for eight years.

Jennifer Cognard-Black Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Jennifer Cognard-Black Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Jennifer Cognard-Black is a professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Individuals nominated for the Cherry Award have proven themselves as extraordinary teachers with positive, inspiring and long-lasting effects on students.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Responsibilities at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Responsibilities 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 in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are MiYoung Kwon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Leykia Nulan at the University of Massachusetts, Anny Berry Somers at UNC-Greensboro, Janelle M. Walter at Baylor University, Gilda A. Barabino at CCNY, Ethel Frese at Saint Louis University, and Sandra San Miguel at Purdue University.

Jessica Hooten Wilson Honored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Jessica Hooten Wilson Honored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Jessica Hooten Wilson, an associate professor of literature and creative writing at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, has been selected to receive the 2019 Hiett Prize in the Humanities. The award, which includes a $50,000 prize, recognizes accomplishment and potential in the humanities by a young scholar.

Kellie Flood Named Clinician of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society

Kellie Flood Named Clinician of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society

Dr. Flood is an associate professor, director of gerontology, geriatrics, and palliative care, and a scientist at the Comprehensive Center for Health Aging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was honored for her efforts to expand the impact of geriatrics expertise and leadership for thousands of older adults across the nation.

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Dr. Brickhouse has been serving as provost at Saint Louis University in Missouri. Earlier, she served for 27 years at the University of Delaware in several senior administrative roles including deputy provost, interim provost, deputy dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and director of the School of Education.

Baylor University Poet Awarded  New Zealand's Most Prestigious Writing Fellowship

Baylor University Poet Awarded New Zealand’s Most Prestigious Writing Fellowship

Chloe Honum, an assistant professor of English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has received the 2019 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship. Dr. Honum will have the opportunity to research and write full time through a residence, stipend and tenure at the Sargeson Centre in Auckland.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Honors

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Janelle Walter, a professor of family and consumer science at Baylor University in Texas, Mara Wade, a professor of German at the University of Illinois, and Susanne Slavick, who holds an endowed chair in art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

In Memoriam: Rita Sutherland Purdy, 1941-2018

In Memoriam: Rita Sutherland Purdy, 1941-2018

Professor Purdy joined the faculty at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 1996 as chair of family and consumer sciences and served as a professor until she retired in 2009. Earlier, she was a professor and dean of undergraduate programs for College of Human Resources at Virginia Tech.

In Memoriam: Alta Newman Lane, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Alta Newman Lane, 1927-2018

Dr. Alta Lane joined the Baylor University faculty in 1981 when she became the coordinator for the interior design program in the department of family and consumer sciences. She retired in 1997 and was named professor emerita.

Baylor University Scholar Wins Awards for Her Book From the National Communications Association

Baylor University Scholar Wins Awards for Her Book From the National Communications Association

Leslie A. Hahner, associate professor of communication at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, will receive two awards for her book To Become an American. She will be honored at the National Communication Association’s 104th annual convention in Salt Lake City in November.

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Tindle, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Tindle, 1929-2018

Mary Elizabeth Tindle, associate professor of health, human performance and recreation emerita, taught at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, for 42 years from 1955 to 1997.

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.

Five Women Scholars Honored with Notable Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored with Notable Awards

The honorees are Alicia nails of Wayne State University in Detroit, Nancy Weiss Malkiel, professor emerita at Princeton University, Mia Moody-Ramirez of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Karen Kirkhart of Syracuse University in New York, and Carolyn B. Murrray of the University of California Riveraide.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

Cheryl Rodgers was an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing where she worked in the children’s oncology group. Dr. Rodgers was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Oncology.

New Administrative Posts for 15 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for 15 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.