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Saida Grundy Wins Race, Gender, and Class Book Award From the American Sociology Association

Saida Grundy Wins Race, Gender, and Class Book Award From the American Sociology Association

Dr. Grundy’s book, “Respectable: Politics and Paradox in Making the Morehouse Man,” explores the culture and experiences of graduates from Morehouse College in Atlanta, the country’s only historically Black college for men.

Endowed Faculty Appointments for Four Women Scholars

Endowed Faculty Appointments for Four Women Scholars

The women named to endowed faculty positions are April Mayes at Pomona College, Emilie Townes at Boston University, Jane Carlton at Johns Hopkins University, and Emily Huff at Clemson University.

American Society for Mechanical Engineers Honors Xin Zhang With Its 2024 Lecture Award

American Society for Mechanical Engineers Honors Xin Zhang With Its 2024 Lecture Award

Dr. Zhang has been a faculty member in the department of mechanical engineering at Boston University for over two decades. Her research centers round the development of metamaterials and microelectromechanical systems.

Nancy Williams Honored by American Kinesiology Association for Distinguished Leadership

Nancy Williams Honored by American Kinesiology Association for Distinguished Leadership

Dr. Williams has served as head of the Pennsylvania State University department of kinesiology for over a decade. She was honored for her outstanding contributions to her department and its doctoral program.

In Memoriam: Helen Vendler, 1933-2024

In Memoriam: Helen Vendler, 1933-2024

Dr. Vendler was a poetry critic and professor of English at Harvard University for three decades. She was Harvard’s first woman faculty member to earn the designation of University Professor.

In Memoriam: Barbara Arnstine, 1934-2024

In Memoriam: Barbara Arnstine, 1934-2024

For over 25 years, Dr. Arnstine served as a professor of education at California State University, Sacramento, where she taught courses on teacher preparation and the philosophy of education.

Rolanda Ward Recognized by National Association of Social Workers for Service to Underserved Communities

Rolanda Ward Recognized by National Association of Social Workers for Service to Underserved Communities

The National Association of Social Workers honored Rolanda Ward for her service to underserved and oppressed communities. She currently serves as director of the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity, and Mission at Niagara University.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The appointments are Hee-Young Park at Boston University, Florencia Torche at Princeton University, Hope Wabuke at the University of Nebraska, and Jutta Joorman at Yale University.

In Memoriam: Ramona Edelin, 1945-2024

In Memoriam: Ramona Edelin, 1945-2024

Dr. Edelin founded the first African American studies program at Northeastern University in 1972. She is credited for helping to introduce the term “African American” into American vernacular.

New Faculty Appointments for Seven Women Scholars

New Faculty Appointments for Seven Women Scholars

The faculty appointments are Havva Zorluel Özer at Syracuse University, Crystal Fleming at Smith College, Haleh Ardebili at the University of Houston, Kirsten Greenidge at Boston University, Karen Mainess at Loma Linda University, Cynthia Cole at the University of Kentucky, and Donica Hadley at James Madison University.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The endowed professor appointments are Rachel Fearns at Boston University, Ada Ferrer at Princeton University, Nora Peterson at the University of Nebraska, Helen Caines at Yale University, and Sarah Light at the University of Pennsylvania.

Karen Bullock Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity in Palliative Medicine

Karen Bullock Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity in Palliative Medicine

As an endowed professor at Boston College and scholar at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Bullock’s new award honors her dedication to improving care for underrepresented patient populations in hospice and palliative medicine.

In Memoriam: Jane Guyer, 1943-2024

In Memoriam: Jane Guyer, 1943-2024

Dr. Guyer was a professor emerita at Johns Hopkins University where she formerly served as the George Armstrong Kelly Professor of Anthropology and co-chair of The Academy. Throughout her career, she conducted extensive research on economic transformations in West Africa.

Lynne Coy-Organ Is the First Woman President of Husson University

Lynne Coy-Organ Is the First Woman President of Husson University

Lynne Coy-Organ has been named the first woman president of Husson University in Maine. She has served as the university’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs for the past 15 years.

Brown University Doctoral Student Wins the 2023 American Library in Paris Book Award

Brown University Doctoral Student Wins the 2023 American Library in Paris Book Award

Each year, the American Library in Paris Book Award recognizes a title, published originally in English, “that best realizes new and intellectually significant ideas about France, the French people or encounters with French culture.” Katherine Chen, a doctoral student in English at Brown University is the youngest person and first Asian American to receive the honor.

Kimberly van Noort Has Been Named the Ninth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Kimberly van Noort Has Been Named the Ninth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Dr. Van Noort has served as interim chancellor of UNC Asheville since January 1. She served as senior vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer at the UNC System Office since October 2018 and as vice president for academic programs, faculty, and research from 2016 to 2018.

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 20 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Ten women academics are among the 20 new MacArthur Fellows.

Melissa Gilliam Will Be the First Woman President of Boston University

Melissa Gilliam Will Be the First Woman President of Boston University

Dr. Gilliam has been provost at Ohio State University since July 2021. Earlier, she was vice provost, the Ellen H. Block Distinguished Service Professor of Health Justice, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics at the University of Chicago. She will become president of Boston University on July 1, 2024.

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Will Be the First Woman President of California State University, Los Angeles

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Will Be the First Woman President of California State University, Los Angeles

Since 2020, Dr. Eanes has served as president of York College of the City University of New York. She served as vice president for student affairs at California State University, Fullerton from 2012 to 2019. Earlier, Dr. Eanes was vice president of student affairs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.

Universities Offer New Assignments to Eight Women Scholars

Universities Offer New Assignments to Eight Women Scholars

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke Is the New Provost at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke Is the New Provost at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey

For the past two years, Dr. Tomlinson-Clarke has been serving as senior vice provost for academic and faculty affairs. Dr. Tomlinson-Clarke joined the faculty at the university in 1989. Her research focuses on the development of culturally responsive interventions to enhance learning.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Administrative Posts

Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Duties at Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Duties at Universities

Taking on new duties are Lynne McLandsborough at the University of Massachusetts, Melanie E. Loehwing at Mississippi State University, Saida Grundy at Boston University, Linda C. Samuels at Washington University in St. Louis, Beth Belmont at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Bonnie Dow at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Taryn Loyd at the University of Arkansas.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

The women faculty members taking on new roles are Bandana Purkayastha at the University of Connecticut, Paula Austin at Boston University, Kelly Pender at Virginia Tech, Katia Obraczka at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Kari Nadeau at the School of Public Health at Harvard University, Mary Klotman at Duke University in Durham North Carolina, and Megan Saylor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Lisa R. Braverman at the City University of New York, Stephanie B. Caulder at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Jenelle Pitt-Parker at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Michelle Kazmer at Florida State University, Barbara Jones at Boston University, Lisa A. Crooms-Robinson at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Elsbeth Kalenderian at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Barbara Shinn-Cunningham Selected to Lead the Acoustical Society of America

Barbara Shinn-Cunningham Selected to Lead the Acoustical Society of America

Barbara Shinn-Cunningham is the director of the Neuroscience Institute and the George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Auditory Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Before joining the faculty at Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Shinn-Cunnigham taught at Boston University for more than 20 years.

In Memoriam: Saskia Hamilton, 1967-2023

In Memoriam: Saskia Hamilton, 1967-2023

Saskia Hamilton, a poet, professor of English, and vice provost for academic programs and curriculum at Barnard College in New York City, has died in New York. She was 56 years old. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Hamilton was a graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio. She held a master’s degree from New York […]

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Designated for New Assignments

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Designated for New Assignments

The women assigned to new roles are Toddi Steelman at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Sheria D. Rowe at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Borislava Iltcheva at the School of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi, Heather DuBois in the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, and Melissa Holt at Boston University.

Study Says Claims of Gender Bias in Academic Science Are Overblown

Study Says Claims of Gender Bias in Academic Science Are Overblown

The authors from Cornell University and Boston University note that “in the most prestigious journals and media outlets, which influence many people’s opinions about sexism, bias is frequently portrayed as an omnipresent factor limiting women’s progress in the tenure-track academy.” They set out to see if this was indeed the case.

Nanette Veilleux Recognized for Her Mentoring of Undergraduate Students in Computing Research

Nanette Veilleux Recognized for Her Mentoring of Undergraduate Students in Computing Research

Nanette Veilleux, professor of mathematics, computing, and statistics at Simmons University in Boston, has received the Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award from the Computing Research Association-Education. The award recognizes faculty members within the field of computer science who have provided exceptional mentorship to undergraduates.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

In Memoriam: Willa Elaine Johnson, 1957-2022

In Memoriam: Willa Elaine Johnson, 1957-2022

Dr. Johnson taught at the University of Mississippi for 23 years. Colleagues remember her as a “renaissance woman” who was an expert in many disciplines, fluent in multiple languages, and an artist.

Boston University Scholar Honored for Mentoring by the Society for Neuroscience

Boston University Scholar Honored for Mentoring by the Society for Neuroscience

As part of her distinguished research career in aging and neurodegenerative conditions, Professor Alice Cronin-Golomb has supervised 36 graduating doctoral students, including 24 women. Many of those who have trained with her are now rising or established leaders in the field of neurodegeneration and neuropsychology.

In Memoriam: Marylouise Fennell, 1939-2022

In Memoriam: Marylouise Fennell, 1939-2022

In 1982, Dr. Fennell was named president of Carlow University. During her six-year tenure, she partnered with the American Management Association to offer courses directly on the Carlow campus. Cutting-edge degree programs in computer science, chemistry, and journalism were added.

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity in Higher Education

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity in Higher Education

The four women who have been appointed to diversity positions are Victoria Shannon Sahani at Boston University, Shawna Nesbitt at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Nicole Hodges Persley at the University of Kansas, and Barbara Lofton of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.