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New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative positions are Patrese Atine at Colorado State University, Catherine Didion at Boise State University in Idaho, Lauren Di Monte at Yale University Library, Lou Avotri at Talladega College in Alabama, Christina Kline at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Neelam Bharti at Florida State University Libraries.

Four Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles at Major Universities

Four Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles at Major Universities

Appointed to new positions or taking on new duties are Lorgia García Peña at Princeton University in New Jersey, Heather Smith at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mary Frances Luce at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Kyaien Conner at the University of Pittsburgh.

Leela Prasad Selected to Lead the American Academy of Religion

Leela Prasad Selected to Lead the American Academy of Religion

Dr. Prasas will serve as vice president, president-elect, and then president of the academy. She will be the fourth Asian American woman and the third faculty member from Duke’s department of religious studies to lead the American Academy of Religion in its 113-year history.

Five Women Win Mitchell Scholarships for Graduate Study in Ireland

Five Women Win Mitchell Scholarships for Graduate Study in Ireland

The US-Ireland Alliance has announced the 12 members of the George J. Mitchell Scholar Class of 2024. This year, five of the 12 Mitchell Scholars are women.

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Tenth Chancellor of the University of Illinois Chicago

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Tenth Chancellor of the University of Illinois Chicago

Marie Lynn Miranda has been named the tenth chancellor of the University of Illinois Chicago and a vice president of the University of Illinois System, effective July 5, 2023. The University of Illinois Chicago enrolls more than 22,000 undergraduate students and nearly 12,000 graduate students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. […]

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

The six women who have been appointed to new roles are Amy Ralston at Michigan State University, Tomi Obe at the University of Arkansas, Pardis Dabashi at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Sonya Donaldson at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Jennifer Russell at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Mara Revkin at Duke Law School in Durham, North Carolina.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The five women appointed to dean posts are Helen Boucher at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Karlene Burrell-McRae at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Toddi Steelman at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Leah Tolbert Lyons at Middle Tennessee State University, and Patricia Rhynders at Trident University International in Chandler, Arizona.

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

Nine 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Sally Kornbluth Will Be the Eighteenth President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sally Kornbluth Will Be the Eighteenth President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A distinguished researcher and dedicated mentor, Dr. Kornbluth has served for the past eight years as provost at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She also is the Jo Rae Wright University Professor of Biology at the university. Dr. Kornbluth first joined the faculty at Duke in 1994.

Study Finds Role-Playing May Boost Young Girls' Interest in STEM Fields

Study Finds Role-Playing May Boost Young Girls’ Interest in STEM Fields

A new study by scholars at Yale University, Duke University, and the University of Chicago, finds that science role-playing may help tighten the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math education and careers for women simply by improving their identity as scientists.

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

Eleven 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Elizabeth Ananat and Anna Gassman-Pines Honored for Their Study on the Impact of Work Schedule Unpredictability

Elizabeth Ananat and Anna Gassman-Pines Honored for Their Study on the Impact of Work Schedule Unpredictability

Elizabeth Ananat, Mallya Professor of Women and Economics at Barnard College in New York City and Anna Gassman-Pines, the WLF Bass Connections Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, received the 2022 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research from the Center for Families at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Newly appointed to dean positions are Tamara F. Lawson at the University of Washington’s School of Law, Susan Alberts at Duke University in North Carolina, Laura Lawson at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Elimelda Moige Ongeri at North Carolina A&T State University, Chrystalla Mouza at the University of Illinois, and Lois Agnew at Syracuse Univerity n New York.

Stanford University Scholar Named Chief Economist for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department

Stanford University Scholar Named Chief Economist for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department

Susan Athey, the Economics of Technology Endowed Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, will remain a member of the faculty on a part-time basis. She will step down as associate director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

In Memoriam: Joyce Cohen Lashof, 1926-2022

In Memoriam: Joyce Cohen Lashof, 1926-2022

In 1973, Dr. Lashof became the first female director of the State of Illinois Public Health Department. She served as deputy assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and as assistant director of the Office of Technology Assessment before becoming the first female dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 10 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The women named to endowed professorships are Julie Brahmer at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Evelynn Hammonds at Spelman College in Atlanta, Cynthia Rudin at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Autumn Hostetter at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

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

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

The appointments went to Eva Skuka at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Martha Glass at Virginia Tech, Michelle Knight-Manuel at the University of Denver, Ingrid S. Fulmer at the University of Illinois, Shannon Hader at American University, Susan C. Alberts at Duke University, and Amy Murtha at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Stephanie Martin at Boise State University in Idaho, Louise Meintjes at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Regina Stevens-Truss at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, and Hala Auji at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

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

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

Amy Elman holds the William Weber Endowed Chair in Social Science at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Deondra Rose was named the Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and Cynthia Devers will be the R.B. Pamplin Professor of Management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

Why Women in the Workplace Have Negative Responses to Supposedly-Positive Gendered Stereotypes

Why Women in the Workplace Have Negative Responses to Supposedly-Positive Gendered Stereotypes

A new study co-authored by Devon Proudfoot, assistant professor of human resource studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, finds that women feel more frustrated than men by the gendered expectations placed on them at work, even when those expectations appear to signal women’s virtues.

The Eve Kosofsky Sedgwck Archives at Duke University Are Now Available to Researchers

The Eve Kosofsky Sedgwck Archives at Duke University Are Now Available to Researchers

Dr. Sedgwick, who in 2009 at the age of 58, was a poet, artist, literary critic, and teacher. She is best known as one of the founders of the field of Queer Theory. Professor Sedgwick taught at Duke for a decade and later at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new duties are Yakut Gazi at Duke University, Chanelle Reese at the University of Iowa, Jaclyn Rossi at Niagara University, Reneé Watson at Central Michigan University, Julie Payne-Kirchmeier at Indiana University, Mary Duvall at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Romy Riddick at Prinecton University.

How the Appointment of Women Leaders Can Alter the Mindset of Organizations

How the Appointment of Women Leaders Can Alter the Mindset of Organizations

A new study finds that when women serve as CEOs or board members at a firm, language at the organization shifts, and women are more likely to be associated with traits such as decisiveness and assertiveness – qualities typically associated with male leaders.

In Memoriam: Kelly Ann Machovec, 1978-2022

In Memoriam: Kelly Ann Machovec, 1978-2022

Dr. Machovec, a pediatric anesthesiologist and an associate professor at Duke University, focused her research primarily on the hemostasis management of children following open heart surgery performed on cardiopulmonary bypass.

Valerie Sheares Ashby Will Be First Woman President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Valerie Sheares Ashby Will Be First Woman President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Since 2015, Dr. Ashby has been dean of the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. From 2003 to 2105, Dr. Ashby served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, she chaired the chemistry department from 2012 to 2015.

In Memoriam: Marta Aida Sánchez, 1961-2022

In Memoriam: Marta Aida Sánchez, 1961-2022

Dr. Sánchez, an educational anthropologist, joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2014. She was also a faculty affiliate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University.

In Memoriam: Ann Richardson Kenney, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Ann Richardson Kenney, 1950-2022

Kenney first joined Cornell University Library in 1987 as associate director in the department of preservation and conservation. She served as the interim university librarian in 2007 and was selected the following year as the 11th Carl A. Kroch University Librarian.

Syracuse University Scholar Wins Book Prize for Her Study of Non-Governmental Organizations in Egypt

Syracuse University Scholar Wins Book Prize for Her Study of Non-Governmental Organizations in Egypt

Catherine E. Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York, has been awarded the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.

Geological Society of America Bestows Award on Tulane University's Cynthia Ebinger

Geological Society of America Bestows Award on Tulane University’s Cynthia Ebinger

Cynthia Ebinger, a professor in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, has won the 2021 George P. Woollard Award from the Geological Society of America. The award honors Professor Ebinger’s “outstanding contributions to geology through the application of the principles and techniques of geophysics.”

Marjoleine Kars will Share the Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center

Marjoleine Kars will Share the Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center

Marjoleine Kars, an associate professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will share the Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University. The prize is awarded each year to the “best book(s) written in English about slavery, abolition and their legacies across all borders and all time.”

Thema Bryant-Davis Has Been Named President-Elect of the American Psychological Association

Thema Bryant-Davis Has Been Named President-Elect of the American Psychological Association

Dr. Bryant Davis. professor of psychology and director of the Culture and Trauma Research Lab at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, is the youngest person to be elected president of the association.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

The five women scholars in new roles are Jennifer Lodge at Duke University in North Carolina, Tracey Conti at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Lindy Elkins-Tanton at Arizona State University, Angela Williams at the University of Arkansas, and Nicole Roberson at the University of Mississippi.

Six Women Who Have Been Selective to Serve in Higher Education Administrative Positions

Six Women Who Have Been Selective to Serve in Higher Education Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative duties are Nadine Wong at Duke University, Jamilyn Penn at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington, Stephanie Droker at the Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California, Liudmila Sergeevna Mainzer at the University of Wyoming, Leslie Rodriguez-McClellon at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Melissa Yuen at the Syracuse University Museum of Art.

In Memoriam: Teresa Ann Miller, 1962-2021

In Memoriam: Teresa Ann Miller, 1962-2021

Teresa A. Miller was senior vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and chief diversity officer for the State University of New York. Earlier, Miller was a tenured professor of law at the University at Buffalo, specializing in immigration law, criminal procedure, and prisoner law.