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Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

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

Study Finds Significant Gender Bias in Hiring Physics Faculty

Study Finds Significant Gender Bias in Hiring Physics Faculty

The results showed that both physics and biology professors rated women candidates as more likeable than men. However, physics professors rated male candidates as more competent and hireable than women. In biology, this gender bias was absent.

Avis Proctor Named President of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois

Avis Proctor Named President of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois

Currently, Dr. Proctor serves a president of the North Campus of Broward College in Coconut Creek, Florida. She has 25 years of experience working in multicultural environments as an mathematics educator and academic administrator.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Florida International University's New Mentorship Program for Women in STEM Fields

Florida International University’s New Mentorship Program for Women in STEM Fields

Many of the 600 women from underrepresented groups who have graduated with STEM degrees from the university over the last five years, most likely were never taught by a woman.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Florida International University Study Documents Barriers for Women in the Communications Industry

Florida International University Study Documents Barriers for Women in the Communications Industry

A new report from the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University in Miami, concludes that “women earn less, experience negative company cultures, and still face a glass ceiling in the communications industries.”

Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, Chooses Irma Becerra as Its Next President

Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, Chooses Irma Becerra as Its Next President

Irma Becerra was born in Cuba and was raised in Puerto Rico. For the past four years, she has served as provost and chief academic officer at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. Earlier she served on the faculty of Florida International University in Miami for nearly 30 years.

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.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Being Honored With Notable Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Being Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are J. Ellen Gainor of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Helen Tempest of Florida International University in Miami, Lisa Eby of the University of Montana, and Jennifer Bloom of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

Study Finds No Gender Bias in Hiring of University Philosophy Faculty

Study Finds No Gender Bias in Hiring of University Philosophy Faculty

A new study by Sean Hermanson, an associate professor of philosophy at Florida International University in Miami, finds that men and women are actually hired for full-time faculty positions in philosophy in proportion to the number of men and women earning doctoral degrees in the field.

Florida International University Scholar Appointed to Lead an African University

Florida International University Scholar Appointed to Lead an African University

Ophelia Weeks, who served for more than 30 years on the faculty at Florida International University in Miami, was appointed the fourteenth president of the University of Liberia in Africa. When she takes office, she will be only the second woman to lead the university since its founding in 1951.

Ten Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Major Universities

Ten Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Major 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.

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.

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.

Four Women Who Are Retiring or Leaving Their Current Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Who Are Retiring or Leaving Their Current Posts in Higher Education

The four women who are stepping down are Helen Gonzalez at the University of New Mexico, Barbara Bader at Florida International University in Miami, Victoria Fu, who is assuming professor emerita status at Virginia Tech, and Deborah Armstrong at Syracuse University in New York.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Major Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Caroline Simpson of Florida International University, Deborah Estrin of Cornell Tech in New York, Michelle Personick of Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Doris Taylor of the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, and Cait Lamberton of the University of Pittsburgh.

Here Are 11 Women Faculty Members Who Have New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here Are 11 Women Faculty Members Who Have New Roles at Colleges and Universities

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

Florida International University's New Effort to Prevent Domestic Violence

Florida International University’s New Effort to Prevent Domestic Violence

Florida International University’s International Women, Gender, and Violence Initiative is focused on prevention and education on the issues related to domestic violence on the local, national, and global scale.

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Taking on new roles are Margarita A. Mooney at Princeton Theological Seminary, Martha Mamo at the University of Nebraska, Suzanna Rose at Florida International University, Eve Straussman-Pflanzer at Detroit Institute of Arts, Suzanne Lenhart at the University of Tennessee, Megan J. Mueller at Tufts University, and Cheryl Lyn Walker at Texas A&M University.

University Report Finds a Huge Gender Gap in Communications Industry Employment

University Report Finds a Huge Gender Gap in Communications Industry Employment

A new study led by researchers at the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University in Miami has found a huge gender gap in employment in media-related firms.

A Pair of Women Academics Elected to Lead National Organizations

A Pair of Women Academics Elected to Lead National Organizations

Candace Floyd of the University of Alabama Birmingham is president-elect of the National Neurotrauma Society. Marilys R. Nepomechie of Florida International University is the new president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Florida International University's Research on the Gender Gap in the Nation's Newsrooms

Florida International University’s Research on the Gender Gap in the Nation’s Newsrooms

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University in Miami has teamed up with the American Society of News Editors to collect and analyze data on the presence of women and minorities in the nation’s newsrooms.

Five Women Scholars Selected for Honors From National Associations

Five Women Scholars Selected for Honors From National Associations

The honorees are Elizabeth Belding of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Yolanda T. Moses of the University of California, Riverside, Isis Carbajal de Garcia of Florida International University, Elena T. Carbone of the University of Massachusetts, and Lynda Bonewald from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Five Women Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women appointed to new administrative positions are Jennifer deHart at Unity College, Kerry Chaplin at Vassar College, Erica J. Hashimoto at the University of Georgia, Evelyn Gaiser at Florida International University, and Kelli Thomas at the University of Kansas.

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.

Jennifer Chen to Be the Youngest Graduate of the Florida International University College of Medicine

Jennifer Chen to Be the Youngest Graduate of the Florida International University College of Medicine

Jennifer Chen never graduated from high school. After finishing ninth grade, she enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles at the age of 14. This spring, Chen will be youngest person to graduate from the medical school at Florida International University.

Seven Women Have Been Named to University Administrative Posts

Seven Women Have Been Named to University Administrative Posts

The women in new university administrative posts are Sigal Segev at Florida International, Chanta Haywood at Albany State, Amy Schlesing at the University of Arkansas, Coleen Burrus at Princeton, Juliet Weissman at Cornell Tech, Jenine Culligan at Hollins University, and Karen High at Clemson University.

Two Women Among the Five Finalists to Chair the Department of Architecture at the University of Arkansas

Two Women Among the Five Finalists to Chair the Department of Architecture at the University of Arkansas

W. Elysse Newman is an associate professor and director of advanced studies at Florida International University in Miami and Nichole Wiedemann is an associate professor and director of the Professional Residency Program at the University of Texas.

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Eight Women

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Eight Women

The women taking on new roles are Gayle Colston Barge, Suzanne M. Rivera, Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, Marcie Gardner, Michelle Masucci, Jordana Pomeroy, Genesee Adkins, and Lindsay LeRoy.

In Memoriam: Judy Miles Merritt, 1943-2014

In Memoriam: Judy Miles Merritt, 1943-2014

Judy Merritt was the first woman to serve as a community college president in the state of Alabama. She served as president of Jefferson State Community College from 1979 to June 30, 2014.

This Week's Round-Up of the Appointments of Women to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

This Week’s Round-Up of the Appointments of Women to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Ramona Romero, Zora Mulligan, Alta Mauro, Jenna Colvin, Indira Guzman, LaToya Battle-Brown, Judi Segall, Betty Boatright, Anusha Zechella, Elizabeth R. Dumont, Amy Eichhorst, Maricel Cigales, Jane Schuh, and Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan,

The New Provost at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida

The New Provost at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida

Irma Becerra-Fernandez, who holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, had been serving as vice president in the Office of Engagement at Florida International University in Miami. Earlier she was vice provost for academic affairs and a professor of business administration at FIU.

Florida International University Biologist to Lead National Scientific Society

Florida International University Biologist to Lead National Scientific Society

Maureen Donnelly, associate dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of biological sciences at Florida International University in Miami, was elected president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.