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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.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Are Taking on New Roles 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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

Kristin Esterberg Appointed Chancellor of the University of Washington-Bothell

Kristin Esterberg Appointed Chancellor of the University of Washington-Bothell

Dr. Esterberg has been serving as president of the State University of New York at Potsdam. Prior to her term as SUNY Potsdam president, which began in 2014, Dr. Esterberg served as provost and academic vice president at Salem State University in Massachusetts and as deputy provost at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She will take on her new duties on October 1.

In Memoriam: Esther Arvilla Harrison Hopkins, 1926-2021

In Memoriam: Esther Arvilla Harrison Hopkins, 1926-2021

Esther A. H. Hopkins was a biophysicist, chemist, educator, and environmental attorney. She taught for several years at what is now Virginia State University before embarking on a career as a research scientist.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New University Faculty Positions

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New University Faculty Positions

Appointed to new potions are Alejandra Rojas Silva at Ohio Wesleyan University, Kathleen Cagney at the University of Michigan, Nahid Bhadelia at the University of Michigan, Sharrelle Barber at Drexel University in Philadelphia, M. Diane Burton at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Elizabeth Lightfoot at Arizona State University

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The three women appointed to endowed professors are Khim Kelly in the College of Business at the University of Central Florida, Susana Marcos, in the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, and Angela Onwuachi-Willig in the School of Law at Boston University.

Three Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Sujin Pak is the new dean of the Boston University School of Theology. Lynn Tomaszewski has been appointed chief academic officer and academic dean at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia and Linda S. Greene will be the inaugural dean of the Michigan State University College of Law.

The First Woman Dean of the Business School at Benedict College in South Carolina

The First Woman Dean of the Business School at Benedict College in South Carolina

Tracey H. Dunn has been serving as interim dean for the past three years. She has served on the faculty at Benedict College for 18 years. Previously, she worked in the corporate sector for IBM and AT&T.

In Memoriam: Nancy D. Harrington, 1939-2020

In Memoriam: Nancy D. Harrington, 1939-2020

Dr. Harrington was appointed the 12th president of what was then Salem State College in 1990. She served as president for 17 years, paving the way for the school to transition to university status in 2010.

In Memoriam: Mary Carolyn Beaudry, 1951-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Carolyn Beaudry, 1951-2020

A noted historical anthropologist, Dr. Beaudry joined the faculty at Boston University in 1980 as an assistant professor of anthropology. She had planned on retiring later this year.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

At some colleges and universities, a hiring freeze has been enacted due to the pandemic. But with the world’s new focus on racism and social justice, the hiring of diversity and inclusion officers at colleges and universities remains at a brisk pace.

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From Colleges and Universities

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From Colleges and Universities

The four women who are leaving their posts in the academic world are Maureen J. Mahoney at Boston Univerity, Paulette Sanders at Grace College in Indiana, Beth Brin at Boise State University in Idaho, and Joanne Bankston at Kentucky 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.

In Memoriam: Mary A. Armstrong, 1948-2020

In Memoriam: Mary A. Armstrong, 1948-2020

Armstrong joined the studio art faculty in Boston College’s fine arts department in 1989. She taught there for nearly 30 years while she continued her career as a landscape artist.

In Memoriam: Jane J. Martin, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Jane J. Martin, 1931-2020

Dr. Martin began her career-long association with Africa in 1961 when she trained teachers in Liberia for that nation’s Ministry of Education. Dr. Martin taught African history at various institutions of higher learning in the United States as well as at the University of Liberia and the University of Calabar in Nigeria.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Strain, 1928-2019

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Strain, 1928-2019

After graduating from Boston University, Betty Strain joined the staff at Boston College in 1952 as an assistant to Rev. Charles F. Donovan, who was the founding dean of the School of Education. She later served as university registrar.

Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, Names Elizabeth Paul as its Next President

Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, Names Elizabeth Paul as its Next President

Since July 2016, Dr. Elizabeth Paul has served as the 16th president of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Earlier she was the senior academic officer and a professor of psychology at Stetson University in Deland, Florida, for seven years.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The five women scholars who have been appointed to new posts are Celeste M. Nelson at Princeton University in New Jersey, Simone T.A. Phipps at Middle Georgia State University, Katy Strzepek at Illinois State Univerity, Amie Grills at Boston University, and Megan Goodwin at Central Michigan University.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administration Positions

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administration 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.

Boston University Professor Emelia Benjamin Earns Two Awards From the American Heart Association

Boston University Professor Emelia Benjamin Earns Two Awards From the American Heart Association

Emelia Benjamin, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston University. also serves as assistant provost for faculty development for the Boston University Medical Campus, and as vice chair for faculty development and diversity for the department of medicine.

Three Women Scholars Announce They Will Step Down From Dean Positions at the End of the Academic Year

Three Women Scholars Announce They Will Step Down From Dean Positions at the End of the Academic Year

Betty Kirby, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University, Margaret Raymond, dean of the law school at the University of Wisconsin, and Mary Elizabeth Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Boston University, have announced they will will step down this coming summer.

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

Dr. Eanes has been serving as vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton. She has been on the staff at CalState, Fullerton for the past seven years.

A Dozen Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Scholars Who Will Be 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 Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of 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.

In Memoriam: Adelaide Cromwell, 1919-2019

In Memoriam: Adelaide Cromwell, 1919-2019

Dr. Cromwell first joined the Boston University faculty in 1951. Two years later, she co-founded the university’s African Studies Center. In 1969, she founded the university’s African American studies program, the country’s second such program and the first to offer a graduate degree in the subject.

In Memoriam: Olivia Cousins, 1948-2019

In Memoriam: Olivia Cousins, 1948-2019

Olivia Cousins was a feminist scholar, historian, and long-time faculty member at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York. She served on the faculty there for more than 30 years.

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Lesley Lokko at City College of New York, Angela Kashuba at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Susan Beth Estes at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Mariette DiChristina at Boston University, Robin L. Hughes at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Melissa Sturge-Apple at the University of Rochester, and Sue Day Perroots at West Virginia University.

The First Woman to Lead the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island

The First Woman to Lead the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island

Rear Adminral Shoshana Chatfield served as a helicopter pilot in the Western Pacific, Afghanistan, and the Arabian Gulf. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Chatfield was an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Most recently, she was commander of U.S. Naval Forces in the Mariana Islands in the northern Pacific Ocean.

In Memoriam: Patricia Telles-Irvin, 1955-2019

In Memoriam: Patricia Telles-Irvin, 1955-2019

Patricia Telles-Irvin was vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Before coming to Northwestern in 2011, Dr. Telles-Irvin served as vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida for seven years. Earlier in her career, she served in various roles at Florida International University.

In Memoriam: Barbara "Bobbi" Lee Harris, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara “Bobbi” Lee Harris, 1939-2019

Barbara “Bobbi” Lee Harris was professor emerita of nursing at Syracuse University in New York. Dr. Harris served on the faculty at Syracuse University for 33 years before retiring in 1998. She died on her 80th birthday.

Seven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

The seven scholars taking on new roles are: Misty G. Anderson at the University of Tennessee, Ann McKee at Boston University, Anne Applebaum at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Meg Meloy at Pennsylvania State University, Ann Setzer at DePaul University in Chicago, Jacqueline Z. Bergman at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and Julie Trivitt at the University of Arkansas.

Nancy Williams Elected President of the American Kinesiology Association

Nancy Williams Elected President of the American Kinesiology Association

Dr. Williams currently serves as a professor and head of the department of kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University. She first joined the Penn State faculty as an assistant professor in 1997. She was promoted to associate professor in 2003, full professor in 2009, and department head in 2012.

Four Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

Four Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

The four women who are stepping down from their posts are Kathy Rose-Mockry at the University of Kansas, Nicole Prudent at the Boston University School of Medicine, Jeanne Horrigan at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Nancy Hargrave Meislahn at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

A WIAReport analysis of the list of the 75 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine finds that 29, or 39 percent, are women. Just two years ago, women were just 30 percent of the new members.