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Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Deborah Thomas Appointed the Chief Academic Officer at Texas A&M University-Galveston

Deborah Thomas Appointed the Chief Academic Officer at Texas A&M University-Galveston

Dr. Thomas joined the university as an assistant professor in 2004. She is now a full professor of oceanography. Professor Thomas’ research applies the chemical composition of marine sediments toward the reconstruction of past climate, with a particular interest in the climate dynamics of globally warm periods of time in Earth’s history.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The women scholars in new roles are Angelica Sanchez at Bard College in Avondale-on-Hudson, New York, Fatemeh Shahedipour-Sandvik of the State University of New York, Stephanie Hicks at the University of Arkansas, Kim Cobb at Brown University in Rhode Island, and Alyssa Panitch, at Georgia Tech and Emory University in Atlanta.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Positions as Deans

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Positions as Deans

Kate Meurs has been named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. Leah VanWey has been appointed the next dean of the faculty at Brown Univerity in Rhode Island and Shatrela Washington-Hubbard was named dean of the College of Business & Communication at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.

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

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

The five women scholars in new roles are Felicia Salinas-Moniz at Brown University in Rhode Island, Stephanie Miller at the University of Mississippi, Cassandra Volpe Horii at Stanford University, Julie E. Bauman at George Washington University, and Charlene Gilbert at Ohio State University.

Jill M. Baren Will Be the First Woman President of Lake Forest College in Illinois

Jill M. Baren Will Be the First Woman President of Lake Forest College in Illinois

Dr. Baren currently serves as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She will become the 14th president of Lake Forest College in July.

In Memoriam: Hagit Shatkay-ReShef, 1965-2022

In Memoriam: Hagit Shatkay-ReShef, 1965-2022

Dr. Shatkay-ReShef joined the faculty at the University of Delaware as an associate professor in fall 2010. She joined the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research that same year and was promoted to full professor in 2018. Her research interests focused on biomedical computing, computational biomedicine, and computational methods in the sciences

Suzanne Keen Will Be the Next President of Scripps College in Claremont, California

Suzanne Keen Will Be the Next President of Scripps College in Claremont, California

Dr. Keen is a distinguished scholar and professor of English literature. Since 2018, she has served as vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She is the former dean of the college at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where she served as chair of the English department. She will become president of Scripps College on July 1, 2022.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to 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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Ten Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Ten Women to 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.

Six Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed University Positions

Six Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed University Positions

The six women appointed to endowed posts are Sharon Meyer at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, Ruth O’Reagan at the University of Rochester in New York, Karen Winey at the University of Pennsylvania, Leela Gandhi at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Maya Steinitz at the University of Iowa College of Law, and Sherra St. Clair at the University of Wyoming School of Nursing.

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.

Barbara Elias of Bowdoin College Wins Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Barbara Elias of Bowdoin College Wins Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Barbara Elias, who was promoted on July 1 to associate professor of government and granted tenure at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, has received the American Political Science Association’s 2020 award for “Best International Security Book by a Non-tenured Faculty Member.”

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed University Positions

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed University Positions

The four women appointed to endowed posts are Nicole R. Fleetwood at new York University, Jennifer S. Tuttle at the Univesity of New England in Biddeford, Maine, Abigail Hornstein at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut, and Leela Gandhi at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

A Trio of Women Taking on New Appointments as Diversity Officers in Higher Education

A Trio of Women Taking on New Appointments as Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Jodi Forlizzi will oversee diversity initiatives at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Jeanne Arnold will be the chief diversity officer at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, and Sylvia R. Carey-Butler has been appointed vice president for institutional equity and diversity at Brown University.

Melissa Nobles Appointed Chancellor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Melissa Nobles Appointed Chancellor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The provost and chancellor are the Institute’s two most senior academic appointments; both report to the president of MIT. The chancellor oversees matters including admissions, teaching and learning, residential life, student support, and efforts to prevent sexual harassment and misconduct. Dr. Nobles has been serving as dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT.

Five Women Who Have Been Hired to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Hired to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to new positions are Karah L. Gunther at Virginia Commonwealth University, Laura Colson at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Olga Weider at the University of Florida, Marie Williams at Brown Univerity in Providence, Rhode Island, and Jamie Boggs at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to 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.

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

Eight Women Who Have Been 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.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth M. Ring, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: Elizabeth M. Ring, 1933-2021

Dr. Ring was one of the earliest women to teach at Hamilton College, where her husband was a professor of physics. Dr. Ring first served as a visiting instructor in the late 1960s and continued to teach philosophy courses until the early 1990s.

In Memoriam: Christina Crosby, 1953-2021

In Memoriam: Christina Crosby, 1953-2021

Christina Crosby was a professor of English and professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She joined the faculty at the university in 1982.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Takin on new administrative duties are Karen Craddock at Brown University in Rhode Island, Crate Herbert at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Sara Thorndike at Pennsylvania State University, Julia Yager at Smith College in Massachusetts,. Cathy Light at Caltech, and Emilly Borthwick-Wong at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Christina Paxson Elected Board Chair of the Association of American Universities

Christina Paxson Elected Board Chair of the Association of American Universities

Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities is composed of 65 of America’s leading research universities that receive about three-fifths of all federal research grant funds. Dr. Paxson has served as Brown University’s nineteenth president and a professor of economics and public policy since July 1, 2012.

Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

The six women faculty in new roles are Siqi Zheng at MIT, Cristin Gavin at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kathryn Birkeland at the University of South Dakota, Charrise M. Barron at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Susan Crawford Sullivan at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Sharon A. Simmons at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

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.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Universities

Taking on new assignments are Justine M. Andrews at the University of New Mexico, Charrise Barron at Brown University, Monique Rocca at Colorado State University, Jennifer R. Smith at Washington University in St. Louis, Nicole Patton Terry at Florida State University, and Suzzette Shaw Goldmon at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

The University of Oregon Appoints Carol A. Stabile to Lead its Clark Honors College

The University of Oregon Appoints Carol A. Stabile to Lead its Clark Honors College

Dr. Stabile is a professor of journalism and communication and has been serving as the associate dean for strategic initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences. From 2008 to 2014, Professor Stabile was the director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon.

In Memoriam: Constance Hall Buchanan, 1947-2020

In Memoriam: Constance Hall Buchanan, 1947-2020

Constance Buchanan was hired to lead the Women’s Studies in Religion program at Harvard Divinity School in 1977.  She was a faculty member and associate dean at Harvard Divinity School for 20 years.

Deborah Thomas Honored for Her Work to End Gender Bias in Anthropology

Deborah Thomas Honored for Her Work to End Gender Bias in Anthropology

Deborah Thomas, the R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Gender Equity Award from the American Anthropological Association.

Jill M. Baren is the New Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Jill M. Baren is the New Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Dr. Baren comes to the University of the Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania where she has been serving as a professor of emergency medicine, pediatrics, and medical ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine. She was chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Penn from 2011 to 2017, where she was the first woman to hold the position.

Suzanne Rivera Will Be the First Woman to Lead Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Suzanne Rivera Will Be the First Woman to Lead Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Rivera has been serving as vice president for research and technology management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Prior to her time at CWRU, Dr. Rivera spent seven years at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center working both in the Office of the Dean and Provost and in research leadership roles.

Physics Professor Margaret Gardel Wins the Sacker International Prize in Biophysics

Physics Professor Margaret Gardel Wins the Sacker International Prize in Biophysics

The Sackler International Prize in Biophysics, administered by Tel Aviv University in Israel, recognizes distinguished scientists under age 45 who have made outstanding and fundamental contributions in their fields.

A Milestone Appointment for a Woman in College Football

A Milestone Appointment for a Woman in College Football

Heather Marini, a native of Australia, was promoted to quarterbacks coach at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is the first woman to serve as a position coach in the history of NCAA Division I intercollegiate football.

Suzanne Rivera to Be the First Woman to Lead Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Suzanne Rivera to Be the First Woman to Lead Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Rivera currently serves as vice president for research and technology management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Earlier in her career, she held executive-level research posts at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the University of California, Irvine.

Women Underrepresented on the Editorial Boards of Major Journals in Statistics and Biostatistics

Women Underrepresented on the Editorial Boards of Major Journals in Statistics and Biostatistics

A new study by Andrea Foulkes a professor of mathematics and statistics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, finds that women comprise less than a quarter of editorial board members on prestigious journals in statistics and biostatistics.