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Five Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

The new provosts are Peggy Agouris at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Maryanne Reed at West Virginia University, Danielle Wilken at Goodwin College in Hartford, Connecticut, Patricia Prelock at the University of Vermont, and Lesia L. Crumpton-Young at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Melanie Perreault Appointed Provost at Towson University in Maryland

Melanie Perreault Appointed Provost at Towson University in Maryland

Most recently, Dr. Perreault served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Buffalo State University in New York. She previously served as associate provost and a professor of history at Salisbury University in Maryland. In 2006, Dr. Perreault appeared on the television game show Jeopardy!

University of Delaware Susan Walpole Honored by the International Literacy Association

University of Delaware Susan Walpole Honored by the International Literacy Association

Dr. Walpole has developed Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing, an open-access elementary literacy curriculum. The curriculum provides complete lesson plans and support materials online for free. This curriculum, adopted in several schools in Delaware, Maryland, and Georgia, has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

Four Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

The women scholars who have won awards are Hayley Clearly at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Kristin Wustholz at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Linda Argote of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Rebekah VanWieren of Montana State University.

College of William and Mary to Honor Its First Women Students

College of William and Mary to Honor Its First Women Students

The marble plaque will contain the names of 24 women who enrolled at the college in 1918. At that time, the College of William and Mary became the first state-operated university in Virginia to admit women.

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano, the Sterling Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School, was honored by the faculty of the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. Professor Romano has taught at Yale Law School since 1985.

College of William and Mary Names Its First Woman Leader in its 325-Year History

College of William and Mary Names Its First Woman Leader in its 325-Year History

Currently, Dr. Katherine Rowe is provost and dean of the faculty at Smith College, a private, high-ranking liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts. Earlier, she served on the English department faculty at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania for 16 years.

College of William and Mary Official Named Deputy Secretary of Education in Virginia

College of William and Mary Official Named Deputy Secretary of Education in Virginia

Frances C. Bradford, associate vice president for government relations at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was appointed by new Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to serve as deputy secretary of education for the Commonwealth.

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society Established at the University of South Carolina

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society Established at the University of South Carolina

Ann Johnson served as an associate professor at the University of South Carolina, where she held joint appointments in the departments of history and philosophy. After her death in 2016 at the age of 51, Dr. Johnson’s father made a gift to establish an institute in her name on the university’s campus.

In Memoriam: Barbara Buchanan Lewis, 1938-2017

In Memoriam: Barbara Buchanan Lewis, 1938-2017

Barbara Buchanan Lewis was the first woman to serve as dean of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Prior to her career in academia, Professor Lewis worked as an attorney for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Tisa Mason Appointed the Tenth President of Fort Hays State University in Kansas

Tisa Mason Appointed the Tenth President of Fort Hays State University in Kansas

Dr. Mason has been serving as president of Valley City State University, a 1,500-student educational institution west of Fargo, North Dakota. She is a former vice president for student affairs at Fort Hays State University. Dr. Mason has also served as dean of student life at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Are 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.

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Posts at American Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Posts at American 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.

In Memoriam: Wanda S. Mitchell, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Wanda S. Mitchell, 1959-2017

Dr. Mitchell served as the chief diversity officer at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and was an affiliate professor in the department of counseling and special education in the university’s School of Education.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and 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.

New Assignments for Three Women Scholars at Major Universities

New Assignments for Three Women Scholars at Major Universities

Professor Ann Marie Stock was named vice provost at the College of William & Mary. A. Catherine Ross will chair the department of nutritional sciences at Pennsylvania State University and Augusta Read Thomas, a University Professor at the University of Chicago, will direct the the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition.

In Memoriam: Mary Maples Dunn, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Maples Dunn, 1931-2017

Mary Maples Dunn served as the eighth president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, from 1985 to 1995. Later, she was the inaugural dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Anna Barone at Pennsylvania State University, Michele Harper at Alcorn State University, Samantha K. Huge at the College of William and Mary, Alice A. Ruth at Dartmouth College, Tamala Tamu Sukari Choma at the University of California, Riverside, and Robin Dozier Otten at the University of New Mexico.

In Memoriam: Martha A. Adams, 1926-2017

In Memoriam: Martha A. Adams, 1926-2017

Martha “Marty” Adams was a long-time coach, administrator and faculty member at Pennsylvania State University. She was appointed to the faculty in 1955 and was instrumental in the establishment of intercollegiate sports for women at Penn State. Adams retired in 1987 as an assistant dean for undergraduate programs.

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

Ann Johnson, an associate professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University in Ithaca New York. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at Cornell in 2015. Previously, she was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina.

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

Debra Saunders-White, the 11th chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, died on November 26. Dr. Saunders-White was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015 and took a medical leave of absence in August 2016.

The Higher Education Ties of the Nation's First Vietnamese-American Woman in Congress

The Higher Education Ties of the Nation’s First Vietnamese-American Woman in Congress

Stephanie Murphy, an instructor of business and social entrepreneurship at Rollins College, defeated 23-year Republican incumbent John Mica by just over 10,000 votes in Florida’s Seventh Congressional District. When she takes office in January, Murphy will be the first Vietnamese-American woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties

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.

In Memoriam: Paula Carin Blank, 1959-2016

In Memoriam: Paula Carin Blank, 1959-2016

Professor Blank taught at the College of William and Mary for 24 years. She specialized in Shakespeare, Renaissance poetry and poetics, linguistics and literature, Renaissance gender and sexuality.

In Memoriam: Molly Kenna Macauley, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Molly Kenna Macauley, 1957-2016

Dr. Macauley was vice president for research and a senior fellow at Resources for the Future, a Washington think tank. She taught at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore from 1989 to 2008.

Krista Newkirk Appointed the Tenth President of Converse College in South Carolina

Krista Newkirk Appointed the Tenth President of Converse College in South Carolina

Krista Newkirk, chief of staff at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will become president of Converse College on July 1. The college enrolls about 825 women in its undergraduate programs and more than 500 students in graduate programs.

Prestigious Honors or Awards for Six Women Scholars

Prestigious Honors or Awards for Six Women Scholars

The honorees are Tara Leigh Grove of the William & Mary Law School, Cathleen Curtiss of Daemen College, Renee Laegreid of the University of Wyoming, Elaine Martin of the University of Massachusetts, Herma Hill Kay of the University of California, Berkeley, and Suzanne Oparil of the University of Alabama Birmingham.

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women 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.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Barbara B. Hines, professor emerita at Howard University, Frances A. Karnes, a retired professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, C. Riley Auge of the University of Montana, and Ginger Ambler of the College of William and Mary.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key 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.

Two Women Scholars Sharing Book Award

Two Women Scholars Sharing Book Award

Susannah Wood of the University of Iowa and Tamra Stamabugh of Vanderbilt University are sharing a book award presented by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

Two Women Sociologists Honored by the American Psychology Association

Two Women Sociologists Honored by the American Psychology Association

Kathleen Slevin of the College of William and Mary and Toni Calasanti of Virginia Tech are the first non-psychologists to win the Florence L. Denmark Award for Contributions to Women and Aging from the American Psychology Association.

Ten Women Taking on New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Taking on New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

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

Four Women Appointed to Named Professorships

Four Women Appointed to Named Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed faculty posts are Michelle Miller at Boston College, Patricia L. Vahle at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Diann Williams at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Katie Plax at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Kathleen Powell to Lead the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Kathleen Powell to Lead the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Since 2014, Kathleen Powell has served as assistant vice president for student affairs and executive director of career development at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virgina. She previously was on the staff at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.