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In Memoriam: Peggy Hedrick Deierhoi, 1934-2024

In Memoriam: Peggy Hedrick Deierhoi, 1934-2024

Her higher education experience included academic appointments at the University of Tennessee and Georgia Perimeter College. After she retired, Deierhoi served the lifelong learning programs at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. and Florida Atlantic University.

The First Black Women to Serve as President of the American Historical Association

The First Black Women to Serve as President of the American Historical Association

Thavolia Glymph is the Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History and professor of law at Duke University. She is the past president of the Southern Historical Association.

In Memoriam: Phuong Linh Doan, 1977-2023

In Memoriam: Phuong Linh Doan, 1977-2023

Dr. Doan joined the Duke family in 2007 as a fellow in hematology-oncology. She continued her trajectory, joining the Duke department of medicine team as a medical instructor in 2010 after completing her fellowship. Dr. Doan was appointed to assistant professor of medicine in 2013 and then promoted to associate professor in 2020.

Jenny Varner Named the Fifth President of Davidson-Davie Community College in North Carolina

Jenny Varner Named the Fifth President of Davidson-Davie Community College in North Carolina

Varner, who has served as acting president since July, has been at the college since 2008 and was previously vice president for external affairs and executive director of the college’s foundation. Prior to coming to Davidson-Davie, she worked for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole and for NASPA, the student affairs professional organization.

Margaret Sullivan Will Lead the Center for Journalism Ethics and Security at Columbia Journalism School

Margaret Sullivan Will Lead the Center for Journalism Ethics and Security at Columbia Journalism School

Sullivan is a weekly columnist for the Guardian US. She writes on media, politics and culture. She has benn serving as the 2023 Jack and Pamela Egan Visiting Professor at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Dewitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.

Ferrum College in Virginia Appoints Mirta Martin as Its Thirteenth President

Ferrum College in Virginia Appoints Mirta Martin as Its Thirteenth President

Dr. Marti has served as interim president since January 2, 2023. Earlier, she was president of Fairmont State University in West Virginia from 2018 to 2022 and president of Fort Hays State University in Kansas from 2014 to 2016.

In Memoriam: Kimberley Jessica Johnson Evans, 1973-2023

In Memoriam: Kimberley Jessica Johnson Evans, 1973-2023

Dr. Evans joined the Duke University family in 1998 as an internal medicine resident and was named a fellow in nephrology in 2001. She joined the faculty in 2003 and became assistant professor of medicine in 2008.

In Memoriam: Ruby Leila Wilson, 1931-2023

In Memoriam: Ruby Leila Wilson, 1931-2023

Dr. Wilson began her academic career as an instructor in advanced medical-surgical nursing at Duke University in 1955. She was appointed dean of the Duke University School of Nursing in 1971 and served in that role until 1984 when she was appointed assistant to the chancellor for health affairs at Duke.

Karen Colley Is the New Provost at the University of Illinois Chicago

Karen Colley Is the New Provost at the University of Illinois Chicago

Dr. Collley has been serving as acting provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. She joined the faculty at the university in 1991 and was named a full professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular genetics in 2002. Dr. Colley is the former dean of the Graduate College.

Seven Women Who Have Been Assigned to New Administrative Roles at Universities

Seven Women Who Have Been Assigned to New Administrative Roles at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

The women faculty members taking on new roles are Bandana Purkayastha at the University of Connecticut, Paula Austin at Boston University, Kelly Pender at Virginia Tech, Katia Obraczka at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Kari Nadeau at the School of Public Health at Harvard University, Mary Klotman at Duke University in Durham North Carolina, and Megan Saylor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Half Dozen 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.

The Far-Reaching Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women

The Far-Reaching Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women

A new study by researchers at the Duke Medical School found that during the pandemic, women aged 20-40 years old in the southern United States experienced an increase in mental health challenges, tighter budgets, and exercised less.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Designated for New Assignments

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Designated for New Assignments

The women assigned to new roles are Toddi Steelman at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Sheria D. Rowe at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Borislava Iltcheva at the School of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi, Heather DuBois in the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, and Melissa Holt at Boston University.

Christy L. Brown Will Be the Next President of Alverno College in Milwaukee

Christy L. Brown Will Be the Next President of Alverno College in Milwaukee

Since 2012, Brown has served as chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. Prior to leading the Girl Scouts, Brown served as vice chancellor for finance and administrative affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2007 to 2012. Earlier, she was executive vice president and general counsel at Milwaukee Area Technical College from 2002 to 2007.

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

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Seven Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women in New Administrative Roles at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

In Memoriam: Lee Walker Willard, 1951-2023

In Memoriam: Lee Walker Willard, 1951-2023

Early in her career, Dr. Willard taught at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Maryland. At Duke University, she served Trinity College for 37 years under the leadership of 10 deans as assistant dean, associate dean, senior associate dean, and associate vice provost of undergraduate education.

Three Women Scholars Share the 2023 BBVA Ecology and Conservation Biology Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Three Women Scholars Share the 2023 BBVA Ecology and Conservation Biology Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Three women scientists are sharing the 2023 Ecology and Conservation Biology Frontiers of Knowledge Award from the BBVA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria. Three three award winners are Jeanne Altmann of Princeton University, Susan Alberts of Duke University, and Marlene Zuk of the University of Minnesota.

Susan Athey Elected President of the American Economics Association

Susan Athey Elected President of the American Economics Association

Dr. Athey began her academic career in 1995 as an assistant professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Athey taught at Stanford University before joining the economics faculty at Harvard University. In 2013, she returned to Stanford.

Ingrid Daubechies Wins the 2023 Wolf Prize in Mathematics

Ingrid Daubechies Wins the 2023 Wolf Prize in Mathematics

Dr. Daubechies is one of the world’s leading authorities on wavelet theory, a technique frequently used to shrink digital photos and movies so that they take up fewer kilobytes without noticeably losing detail. Her methods have been used to digitize the FBI’s vast fingerprint repository and to determine the authenticity of the works of the Great Masters.

In Memoriam: Laura M. Whitman, 1964-2023

In Memoriam: Laura M. Whitman, 1964-2023

Dr. Whitman joined the faculty at Yale Medical School in 1997. She served as the associate program director for ambulatory education for the Traditional Internal Medicine Residency from 2004–2013. Later, Dr. Whitman was medical director of the Primary Care Center at Yale New Haven Hospital and then as a medical director of the New Haven Primary Care Consortium.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The women faculty in new roles are Mary Billstrand at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Candis Watts Smith at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Anna Zajicek at the University of Arkansas, Kristin Richards at Jackson State University in Mississippi, and Candice Bauer in the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada.

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.