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New Administrative Positions for Eight Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Eight 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.

New Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

The five women in new posts are Kristin Stephens-Martinez at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Janet Tate at Oregon State University, Kathryn Coyne at the University of Delaware, Kathleen Foley at the North Atlanta campus of Brenau University in Georgia, and Ann Cary of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Wake Forest University's Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Wake Forest University’s Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Penny Rue, vice president for campus life at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was elected board chair of NASPA, the nation’s leading organization for student affairs professionals in higher education.

Five Women Scholars Named to Positions as Deans

Five Women Scholars Named to Positions as Deans

The women appointed to dean posts are Lynn Mauer at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, Donna Nickitas at Rutgers University-Camden in New Jersey, Toddi Steelman at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Elisabeth Young at Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Carolyn Henry at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri.

Karen Abrams

Karen Abrams Named the Next Dean of Duke Law School

Professor Abrams, who will become dean of Duke Law School on July 1, is the vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of law at the University of Virginia. She joined the faculty there in 2005. From 2002, to 2005, Professor Abrams taught at the New York University School of Law.

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

newly appointed to dean positions are Judith Kelley at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Carey Busch at Ohio University, Gesine Gerhard at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and Riché Barnes at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

In Memoriam: Jane Hawkins Raimi, 1950-2017

In Memoriam: Jane Hawkins Raimi, 1950-2017

Professor Hawkins Raimi served as chair of the department of music at Duke University from 2010 to 2014. She also served two terms as director of performance for the music department. She had served on the Duke faculty for nearly 40 years.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Academic Departments

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Academic Departments

Lesley Curtis was named chair of the department of health sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. Mary Taylor is the new chair of the department of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Andria Costello Staniec was appointed chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering at Syracuse University in New York.

Three Women Have Joined the Faculty of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University

Three Women Have Joined the Faculty of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University

The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University has added five scholars to its core faculty. Three of the new hires are women: Robyn Meeks, Linda Burton, and Elizabeth J. Gifford.

New Roles in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

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.

One Woman Among the Five Finalists for President of Fairmont State University in West Virginia

One Woman Among the Five Finalists for President of Fairmont State University in West Virginia

Mirta M. Martin is the former president of Fort Hays State University in Kansas. From 2009 to 2014, she was a professor of management and dean of the Reginald F. Lewis School of Business at Virginia State University.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

Duke University Research Finds Women Do Not Have Prominent Roles in Many Films

Duke University Research Finds Women Do Not Have Prominent Roles in Many Films

To pass the Bechdel test, a movie must satisfy three basic requirements: it must have at least two named women in it, they must talk to each other, and their conversation must be about something other than a man. More than 40 percent of all Hollywood films don’t pass the test.

The Next Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

The Next Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

Ranjana Khanna, a noted feminist scholar, is a professor of English, literature, and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies at Duke University. She joined the university’s faculty in 2000 after teaching at the University of Washington and the University of Utah.

In Memoriam: Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, 1922-2017

Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey was the only alumna and the first woman to serve as president of Texas Woman’s University. She was named president of the university in 1976 and served in that role until her retirement in 1986.

University of Michigan Professor Carol Fierke Appointed Provost at Texas A&M University

University of Michigan Professor Carol Fierke Appointed Provost at Texas A&M University

Dr. Fierke has been serving as dean of the Rackham Graduate School and vice provost for graduate academic affairs at the University of Michigan. She also was the Jerome and Isabella Karle Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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.

Lillian Pierce Honored for Her Research in Harmonic Analysis and Analytic Number Theory

Lillian Pierce Honored for Her Research in Harmonic Analysis and Analytic Number Theory

Lillian B. Pierce, an assistant professor of mathematics at Duke University, was named as the recipient of the 2018 Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis from the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Given New Duties or Assignments

Eleven Women Faculty Members Given New Duties or Assignments

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.

A Room of One

A Room of One

As a woman of color with more than 30 years of information technology experience, I, like many of my colleagues, am a hidden figure.

Elizabeth Kiss Announces She Will Retire as President of Agnes Scott College

Elizabeth Kiss Announces She Will Retire as President of Agnes Scott College

Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Decatur, Georgia, has announced that she will step down at the end of the 20017-18 academic year. President Kiss has led the college for the past 11 years.

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members 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.

Kristina Johnson Named the Thirteenth Chancellor of the State University of New York System

Kristina Johnson Named the Thirteenth Chancellor of the State University of New York System

Currently, Dr. Johnson is the chief executive officer of Cube Hydro Partners, which develops hydroelectric generation facilities. She served as under secretary of energy in the Obama administration and earlier was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

New York University's Bei Wu Honored by the International Association for Dental Research

New York University’s Bei Wu Honored by the International Association for Dental Research

The Distinguished Scientist Award for Geriatric Oral Research from the International Association for Dental Research is reserved for individuals who have conducted original and important research in any of the basic, clinical or epidemiological sciences associated with geriatric oral research.

In Memoriam: Vivien Alice Casagrande, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Vivien Alice Casagrande, 1942-2017

Vivien Casagrande was a research professor of cell and development biology, a professor of ophthamology and visual sciences, and a professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University. She had taught at Vanderbilt since 1975.

University of Kansas Acquires the Archives of Elizabeth Dole

University of Kansas Acquires the Archives of Elizabeth Dole

The papers document Dole’s long career in public service, including her years as commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Secretary of Labor, president of the American Red Cross and a U.S. senator representing the state of North Carolina.

Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Dr. Collado currently serves as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer for the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. Before joining the staff at Rutgers University-Newark, Dr. Collado was vice president for student affairs and dean of the college at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Five Women Faculty Members Given New Assignments

Five Women Faculty Members Given New Assignments

Taking on new duties are Suzanne Shanahan at Duke University, Alyssa Hasty at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Amy Morsman at Middlebury College in Vermont, Keisha R. Callins at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia, and Kathy Yadrick at the University of Southern Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Vivien Casagrande, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Vivien Casagrande, 1942-2017

Dr. Casagrande joined the faculty at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1975. She was promoted to full professor in 1986. She also served as an investigator in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

Three Women Scholars Stepping Down From Their Teaching Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Stepping Down From Their Teaching Posts at Major Universities

Martha WIlliams of the University of Montana School of Law was named to a government position in Montana. Professors Marina Angel of the law school at Temple University in Philadelphia and Karla FC Holloway at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina are retiring.

A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Cheryl Ney was appointed dean of the Charter College Education at California State University, Los Angeles. Elena D. Hicks was named dean of undergraduate admissions at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Mary Klotman was named dean of the Duke University School of Medicine.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members 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 or have been assigned new duties.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Current Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Current Posts in Higher Education

Stepping down from their current posts are Nasrin Jewell at St. Catherine University, Mary Spilde at Lane Community College in Oregon, Carol M. Swain at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Deborah Jenson at Duke University in North Carolina, and Nancy Winship at Brandeis University in Massachusetts,

In Memoriam: Sharon Jeanette Hawks, 1956-2017

In Memoriam: Sharon Jeanette Hawks, 1956-2017

Sharon Hawks was an associate professor and the director of the nurse anesthesia program at the Duke University School of Nursing. She first joined the Duke University School of Nursing faculty in 2006.

A Pair of Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

A Pair of Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Hai “Helen” Li has joined the faculty at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina as the Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Sonja R. West is the inaugural holder of the Otis Brumby Distinguished Professorship in First Amendment Law at the University of Georgia School of Law.