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Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in the Academic World

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New 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.

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

In Memoriam: Patricia Mercaitis (1950-2018)

In Memoriam: Patricia Mercaitis (1950-2018)

Patricia A Mercaitis was a retired associate professor of speech language pathology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She joined the faculty there in 1983 and taught for more than 30 years.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 Women to 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.

Boston College Psychologist Honored With Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Boston College Psychologist Honored With Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Janet E. Helms, the Augustus Long Professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award in Counseling Psychology by the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race.

A Trio of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Liane Young, associate professor of psychology at Boston College, Lynne Steuerle Schofield, an associate professor of statistics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and Deborah Reed, a professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky.

The New President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

The New President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

For the past two years, Dr. Salomon-Fernandez has served as president of Cumberland County College in Vineland, New Jersey. Earlier, she held several positions at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, including interim president.

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.

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

The five award winners are Mindy Brashears at Texas Tech University, Torrey Trust at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Rene Revis Shingles at Central Michigan University, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes at Boston College, and Anna Griswold, who recently retired from Pennsylvania State University.

Three Women Scholars Retiring From High-Level Academic Posts

Three Women Scholars Retiring From High-Level Academic Posts

Melissa Vito, the vice president for student affairs, enrollment management, and strategic initiatives at the University of Arizona, Barbara Jones, vice president for student affairs at Boston College, and Alice M. Clark, professor and vice chancellor for university relations at the University of Mississippi, have retired.

W. Shawn Copeland Honored for a Lifetime of Distinguished Theological Achievement

W. Shawn Copeland Honored for a Lifetime of Distinguished Theological Achievement

The Catholic Theological Society of America described Dr. Copeland as a “prolific, profound and pioneering scholar” who has “contributed generously to the academy, to the pastoral life of the church and to the community.”

Elizabeth Meade Appointed President of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Meade Appointed President of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Dr. Meade has been serving as interim president since former president Carmen Twillie Ambar left last summer to become president of Oberlin College in Ohio. Prior to becoming interim president in July 2017, Dr. Meade served as provost for five years.

In Memoriam: Nancy W. Veeder, 1937-2018

In Memoriam: Nancy W. Veeder, 1937-2018

A native of Albany, New York, Dr. Veeder was a graduate of Smith College and served on the faculty at the Boston College School of Social Work for 40 years. Dr. Veeder retired from teaching in 2008.

Linda Tropp Earns the Scientific Impact Award From  the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Linda Tropp Earns the Scientific Impact Award From the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

The Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology “honors the author of a specific article offering a theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological contribution that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years.”

New Administrative Duties for Seven Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for Seven 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.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Marilyn Cochran-Smith of Boston College, Alexandra Finley of Mississippi State University, Esther Ngumbi of the University of Illinois, Kathy Giacomini of the University of California, San Francisco, and Marie Davidian or North Carolina State University.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

The women stepping down from their posts are Rebecca Biron at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Barbara-Jan Wilson at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Nona Wood at North Dakota State University, and Diana C. Pullin at Boston College.

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.

Jennifer Erickson Wins Book Award From the Foreign Policy Section of the American Political Science Association

Jennifer Erickson Wins Book Award From the Foreign Policy Section of the American Political Science Association

Jennifer L. Erickson, an associate professor of political science at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, received the is the inaugural recipient of the Best Book Award from the Foreign Policy Section of the American Political Science Association.

Syracuse University's Marcelle Haddix Wins Outstanding Book Award From AACTE

Syracuse University’s Marcelle Haddix Wins Outstanding Book Award From AACTE

Marcelle Haddix, Dean’s Associate Professor and chair of the department of reading and language arts in the School of Education at Syracuse University in New York, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

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.

Why Life Expectancy for Older U.S. Women Is Falling Below That of Other Developed Nations

Why Life Expectancy for Older U.S. Women Is Falling Below That of Other Developed Nations

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has issued a new report that shows that life expectancy for women in the United States who have reached the age of 65 is now among the lowest of the world’s most developed nations.

In Memoriam: Roberta Thompson Manning, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Roberta Thompson Manning, 1940-2018

Dr. Manning joined the faculty at Boston College in 1975 and remained their until her retirement in 2013. She was an expert on Soviet history and politics.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Diane Sevening of the University of South Dakota, Stacy Hawkins of Rutgers University-Camden, Emiliana Borrelli of the University of California, Irvine, Rachel Ivy Clarke of Syracuse University, A. Susana Ramirez of the University of California, Merced, and Lisa Sowie Cahill of Boston College.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Notable Honors

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Notable Honors

The honorees are M. Shawn Copeland of Boston College in Massachusetts, Carrie Menkel-Meadon of the University of California, Irvine, Susan Bazyk of Cleveland State University in Ohio, and Mary Jo Fayoyin of Savannah State University in Georgia.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Appointed to new faculty roles are LaShanda Korley at the University of Delaware, Julie A. Alison at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, Cherrie Moraga at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Alison Curseen at Boston College and Sonya Clark at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Two Women Who Are the Inaugural Holders of New Endowed Chairs

Two Women Who Are the Inaugural Holders of New Endowed Chairs

Pheme Perkins is the inaugural Joseph Professor of Catholic Spirituality in the department of theology at Boston College and Rhonda Williams was named the inaugural holder of the John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

June Gary Hopps is the Thomas M. “Jim” Parham Professor of Family and Children Studies in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia. Earlier she was dean of the Boston College School of Social Work.

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.

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments at Jinliu “Grace” Wang at the State University of New York System, Suzanne C. Adair at Pennsylvania State University, Erin Beatty at the University of Arkansas, Joy Haywood Moore at Boston College, and Aleshia Hall-Campbell at the University of Mississippi.

Four Women Academics Who Are Retiring From Their Posts

Four Women Academics Who Are Retiring From Their Posts

The women who have announced their retirements are Roberta Bell at Vanderbilt University, Karen Turner at the College of the Holy Cross, Mary Roberts at Boston College, and Eleanor Davidson at Case Western Reserve University.

A Large Group of Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

A Large Group of Women Faculty Members Taking on 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.

The First Woman President of Eureka College in Illinois

The First Woman President of Eureka College in Illinois

Jamel Santa Cruze Wright has been serving as interim president of the college since July 2016. Dr. Wright first came to Eureka College in 2014 as chief diversity officer and vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives.

The Huge Gender Pay Gap for College Graduates in Their Mid-40s

The Huge Gender Pay Gap for College Graduates in Their Mid-40s

The authors tracked the quarterly earnings of men and women college graduates between 1995 and 2008. They found that at the start of their careers after college, the earnings gap was very small. But as these graduates reached their mid-40s the gender gap became huge.

New High-Level Administrative Jobs in Higher Education for Eight Women

New High-Level Administrative Jobs in Higher Education for Eight Women

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