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Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

The new deans are Lisa A. Kitko (University of Rochester), Henrietta Williams Pichon (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs), Sue VandeWoude (Colorado State University), Ahkinyala Cobb-Abdullah (Virginia Union University), Deborah Crown (Pepperdine University), Carla S. Freeman (Emory University), Viki Williams (Old Dominion University), and Nell Jessup Newton (Wake Forest University).

New Assignments in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

Taking on new duties are Pearl Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta, Suzanne M. Darais at the University of Utah, Sarah Kenehan at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, Stephanie Ricker Schulte at the University of Arkansas, Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Chandice Haste-Jackson at Syracuse University in New York, and Miriam Mara at Arizona State University.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Assigned 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.

Women Are More Frequently Interrupted Than Men in Congressional Committee Meetings

Women Are More Frequently Interrupted Than Men in Congressional Committee Meetings

A study by scholars at Barnard College in New York City and Emory University in Atlanta found that women members of Congress are significantly more likely to be interrupted than men during congressional committee hearings. The interruptions are even more frequent when the committees discussed women’s issues, including reproductive rights, abortion, and child care.

University of Massachusetts' Joya Misra Elected President of the American Sociological Association

University of Massachusetts’ Joya Misra Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Joya Misra is a professor of sociology and public policy and director of the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Professor Misra will serve as ASA president-elect for one year before ascending to the organization’s leadership role in August 2023.

Five Women Faculty Members Appointed to New University Positions

Five Women Faculty Members Appointed to New University Positions

Taking on new duties are Terrah Akard at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Michelle Williams at the University of Connecticut, Gabrielle Allen at the University of Wyoming, Paula Fitzpatrick at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and Kim Dupree Jones at the School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta.

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

A Dozen 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.

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.

A Pair of Women Who Will Be Serving as Deans

A Pair of Women Who Will Be Serving as Deans

M. Daniele Fallin was appointed the James W. Curran Dean of Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and Kathryn Drager has been named interim dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education at Pennsylvania State University.

Great Progress Has Been Made But Males Are Still More Likely to Be the Lead Characters in Children's Books

Great Progress Has Been Made But Males Are Still More Likely to Be the Lead Characters in Children’s Books

In a study of children’s books over the past 60 years by scholars at Emory University in Atlanta and Princeton University in New Jersey, male protagonists outnumber female protagonists by a margin of 3 to 1. However, in the last decade, males outnumber females by just 1.2 to 1.

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.

Betül Kaçar Honored by the International Society of the Study of the Origin of Life

Betül Kaçar Honored by the International Society of the Study of the Origin of Life

Dr. Kaçar’s research program explores the origins of life, the biology of early Earth, and how understanding life’s emergence and early mechanisms may assist finding life beyond Earth. In addition, she directs a new NASA-funded multimillion-dollar astrobiology research consortium focusing on the evolution of element use in biology across geologic time.

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

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

The five women in new administrative posts are Anna Rua at York College of the City University of New York, Kenya Faulkner at Emory University in Atlanta, Carren Moham at Hesston College in Hesston, Kansas, Kimberly Holmes-Iverson at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Lucretia Taylor at Wichita State University in Kansas.

New Women Deans at Five Colleges and Universities

New Women Deans at Five Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Weiping Wu at Columbia University in New York City, Jennifer Faison Kelly at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, Lisa Macklin at Emory Univerity in Atlanta, Johannah Williams at Nashville State Community College in Tennessee, and Susan Murin at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Joanne Solis-Walker at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, Judith Green McKenzie at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Sophie Esch at rice University in Houston, Andia Augustin-Billy at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, and Jennifer Keys at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

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.

New Administrative Positions for 11 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 11 Women 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.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Chairs of Their Academic Departments

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Hui Cai was named chair of the department of architecture at the University of Kansas and Reeta Rao has been appointed interim head of the department of biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Machelle Pardue is the new chair of biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University and Constance Vale is leading undergraduate architecture at Washington University in St. Louis.

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.

Six Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed to dean positions are Julie Rich t Weber State University in Utah, Versie Johnson-Mallard at Kent State University in Ohio, Dana N. Zimmel at the University of Florida, Diane Dallis-Comentale at Indian University, Leah Fullman at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, and Kimberly Jacob Arriola at Emory University in Atlanta.

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

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

Malinda Maynor Lowery was named the Cahoon Family Professor in American History at Emory University in Atlanta. Maya Tolstoy has been named the Maggie Walker Dean of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington and Ayoka Chenzira was named a Diana King Endowed Professor in Film and Filmmaking, Television and Related Media at Spelman College in Atlanta.

American Heart Association Honors Emory University Scholar Nanette K. Wenger

American Heart Association Honors Emory University Scholar Nanette K. Wenger

The Nanette K. Wenger Award for Best Scientific Publication on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in Women was recently created by the American heart Association to recognize Dr. Wenger’s monumental work and inspire continued research innovation and discovery.

New Administrative Roles for Six Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for Six Women at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative duties are Debbie Snell at Hawai‘i Pacific University, Karissa Morehouse at Merced College in California, Enku Gelaye at Emory University in Atlanta, Elizabeth Boluch Wood at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Stephanie B. Frost at Bowdoin College in Maine, and Virginia C. Robbins at Syracuse University.

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.

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

The Franklin H. Williams Award recognizes ethnically diverse Peace Corps volunteers who have returned from their assignments and have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to civic engagement, service, diversity, inclusion, and world peace.

University of California, Santa Barbara Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Anthropological Association

University of California, Santa Barbara Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Anthropological Association

Suma Ikeuchi, an assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded the Francis K. Hsu Prize for the best book in the anthropology of East Asia.

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.

Emory University Scholar Finds That Women Who Suffer Cardiogenic Shock Get Less Aggressive Treatment Than Men

Emory University Scholar Finds That Women Who Suffer Cardiogenic Shock Get Less Aggressive Treatment Than Men

Investigators found that women were significantly less likely than men to receive coronary angiography, a procedure that uses a special dye and X-rays to detect blockages in heart arteries, to be treated with stents or balloons to open blockages in the arteries, and to have their heart function temporarily supplemented using a mechanical pump.

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Kathleen Cleaver served as the communications secretary of the Black Panther Party. Later in her career, she served on the faculty at the Emory University School of Law.

Universities Appoint Nine Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

Universities Appoint Nine Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

The nine women who have been appointed to university dean positions are Mary Koithan, Brooke Berry, Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Shanna Hagan-Burke, Rachel Dunifon, Lori Schumacher Anderson, Cassandra Hill, Natasha Vijay Munshi, and Karen Sedatole.

Gilda Barbarino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts

Gilda Barbarino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts

A respected researcher in the study of sickle cell disease, Dr. Barabino became dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York in 2013. She also serves as the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor at City College.

Erika James Will Be the First Woman to Lead the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Erika James Will Be the First Woman to Lead the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

When she takes office on July 1, Erika James will be the first woman and the first African American to lead the prestigious business school since its founding in 1881. Since 2014, Dr. James has been serving as dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta.

In Memoriam: Sidney Carolyn Littlefield Kasfir, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Sidney Carolyn Littlefield Kasfir, 1939-2019

After teaching at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dr. Kasfir joined the Emory University faculty in 1989. She was an internationally renowned scholar of contemporary African art.

University of Louisiana-Monroe Honors Long-Time Nursing Professor

University of Louisiana-Monroe Honors Long-Time Nursing Professor

Nancy Albright Lowery taught nursing at the Univesity of Louisiana-Monroe for 40 years including the first class of students at what is now the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing. She was president of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing in the 1980s.

Deboleena Roy Appointed Senior Associate Dean of Faculty at Emory University's College of Arts and Sciences

Deboleena Roy Appointed Senior Associate Dean of Faculty at Emory University’s College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Roy is a professor and chair of the department of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Emory. She also serves as a professor in the department of neuroscience and behavioral biology.