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Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at State Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at State Universities

The four women appointed to named professorships are Jennifer Caplan at the University of Cincinnati, Melody Lo at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Maxine Montgomery at Florida State University, and Eve M. Brank at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Eight Women Administrators Taking on New Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Administrators Taking on New Duties 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.

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State's Carrie Pettus

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State’s Carrie Pettus

Carrie Pettus, associate professor, executive director, and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, received the 2022 Social Policy Researcher Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. Dr. Pettus was honored for her notable research contributions to criminal justice policy reform.

Florida State University Scholar Sarah Eyerly Received the Music in American Culture Award

Florida State University Scholar Sarah Eyerly Received the Music in American Culture Award

Dr. Eyerly was honored by the American Musicological Society for her book, Moravian Soundscapes: A Sonic History of the Moravian Missions in Early Pennsylvania (Indiana University Press, 2020). The book explores Moravian music in eighteenth-century America and the sounds that influenced their religious culture.

Andrea Burrows of the University of Wyoming Elected President of the Association for Science Teacher Education

Andrea Burrows of the University of Wyoming Elected President of the Association for Science Teacher Education

Dr. Burrows has been associated with ASTE for 14 years including serving as the leader of the professional development committee and the conference planning committee as well as being an associate editor of the Journal of Science Teacher Education.

Two Women Provosts Who Are Giving Up Their Posts to Return to Full-Time Faculty Positions

Two Women Provosts Who Are Giving Up Their Posts to Return to Full-Time Faculty Positions

Marie Lynn Miranda, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of the University of Notre Dame, is stepping aside as provost to focus more on children’s environmental health. Florida State University provost and executive vice president for academic affairs Sally McRorie is stepping down as an administrator and returning to the faculty and serving as president of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Daria Willis Will Be the Next President of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland

Daria Willis Will Be the Next President of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland

Dr. Willis currently serves as president of Everett Community College in Washington. Earlier, Dr. Willis was the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Onondaga Community College of the State University of New York and dean of academic studies at Lee College in Baytown, Texas.

Florida State University Scholar Honored by the American Society of Interior Designers

Florida State University Scholar Honored by the American Society of Interior Designers

Jill Pable, professor and chair of the department of interior architecture and design at Florida State University, has received the 2021 Design Luminary Award from the American Society of Interior Designers. The award recognizes Professor Pable’s research on designing healthy spaces that serve homeless people, such as shelters, permanent supportive and transitional housing types.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new roles as deans are Jin Wang at Florida State University, Carla Panzella at the University of Pittsburgh, Tywana Hemby at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, Ashley C. Benson at Luther College in Decorak, Iowa, and Sabine Heinhorst at the University of Southern Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Dorothy Lou Lord, 1942-2021

In Memoriam: Dorothy Lou Lord, 1942-2021

In 1991, Dr. Lord was appointed president of Brunswick Community College in Georgia. She was the first woman to lead a community college in Georgia. During her tenure, she prepared the educational institution for a transition into a four-year college, which was renamed the College of Coastal Georgia.

Five Women Who Will Be Assuming New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Five Women Who Will Be Assuming New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are Natalia Henao-Guerrero at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Kristin Lee at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Ranit Mishori at Georgetown University, Felicia Griffin-Fennell at the University of Massachusetts, and Kathleen Clark at Florida State University.

Florida State Study Finds Health Benefits of Religious Service Participation Do Not Extend to All Women

Florida State Study Finds Health Benefits of Religious Service Participation Do Not Extend to All Women

The researchers found that women who attend sexist religious institutions report significantly worse self-rated health than those attending more inclusive congregations. They found that women who attend sexist congregations have the same health as those who do not attend religious services at all and have worse health than women who attend gender-inclusive churches.

Joanne Li Selected to Lead the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Joanne Li Selected to Lead the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Dr. Li is currently the dean, professor of finance, and holds the Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair in Business in the College of Business at Florida International University in Miami. After her appointment as the priority candidate, she must undergo a 30-day public vetting period before her appointment as chancellor can be made official.

Women in the Health Sciences Face Significant Barriers and the Pandemic Made Things Worse

Women in the Health Sciences Face Significant Barriers and the Pandemic Made Things Worse

In a study conducted prior to the pandemic, scholars at Florida International University found several significant barriers facing early-career women researchers in the health sciences. The authors state that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated women’s opportunities to achieve success in the field.

Florida State University's Karen Oehme to Serve as Chair of the Academic Resilience Consortium

Florida State University’s Karen Oehme to Serve as Chair of the Academic Resilience Consortium

The consortium is an association of over 600 faculty, staff, and higher education students dedicated to understanding and promoting student resilience. Its members include representatives from more than 360 schools in 45 U.S. states and 17 countries, supporting one another in the effort to improve programming and pedagogy and remove systemic barriers to student success.

NASPA Presents an Award for Mentoring Graduate Faculty to Kathy Guthrie of Florida State University

NASPA Presents an Award for Mentoring Graduate Faculty to Kathy Guthrie of Florida State University

Kathy Guthrie, an associate professor in the College of Education at Florida State University, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The award is the highest honor that NASPA gives to a graduate faculty member.

Sally McRorie Appointed President of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Sally McRorie Appointed President of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Dr. McRorie is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Florida State University. The National Association of Schools of Art and Design establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions in Academia

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions in Academia

Taking on new roles are Suzy Hansen at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Sidney Edwards at the University of Louisville, Laurel Fulkerson at Florida State University, Franciska Coleman at the Univerity of Wisconsin Law School, and Ayanna Thompson at Arizona State University.

New Administrative Appointments for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Seven 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.

How Interactions Between Teachers and Other Students Impact Girls' Identity as Scientists

How Interactions Between Teachers and Other Students Impact Girls’ Identity as Scientists

Researchers looked at when and how the girls were recognized for their coding successes during a summer coding camp, and how teachers and peers responded when the girls demonstrated coding skills. The authors noted that even in a camp explicitly designed to bolster girls in the sciences, prevailing stereotypes can undermine best intentions.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Universities

Taking on new assignments are Justine M. Andrews at the University of New Mexico, Charrise Barron at Brown University, Monique Rocca at Colorado State University, Jennifer R. Smith at Washington University in St. Louis, Nicole Patton Terry at Florida State University, and Suzzette Shaw Goldmon at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Tamara Bertrand Jones Awarded the Presidential Medal From the Association for the Study of Higher Education

Tamara Bertrand Jones Awarded the Presidential Medal From the Association for the Study of Higher Education

Tamara Bertrand Jones is an associate professor of higher education in the College of Education at Florida State University. Her research examines the sociocultural influences on socialization during graduate education and the professional experiences of underrepresented populations, particularly Black women, in academia.

Florida State University Exhibit Examines the Role of Women During the World War II Era

Florida State University Exhibit Examines the Role of Women During the World War II Era

“Women at War: At Home and Service in World War II” features the wartime experiences of 12 women of varied backgrounds, sharing their important contributions from the home front to the front lines.

Katelyn Kotlarek Wins the Young Professional Scholarship From the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Katelyn Kotlarek Wins the Young Professional Scholarship From the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Using integrated imaging technology, advanced 3D computer visualization, and acoustic and aerodynamic speech data, Dr. Kotlarek, an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming. examines the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism in children and adults with cleft palate.

In Memoriam: Karen L. Laughlin, 1951-2020

In Memoriam: Karen L. Laughlin, 1951-2020

Dr. Laughlin came to FSU in 1982 and held a joint appointment in English and humanities for several years. She specialized in modern and American drama, critical theory, and women’s studies. Dr. Laughlin served as head of the undergraduate education for the past 17 years.

Dianne Harrison to Postpone Retirement as President of California State University, Northridge

Dianne Harrison to Postpone Retirement as President of California State University, Northridge

Last November, Dianne Harrison, president of California State University, Northridge, announced she would retire on June 30, 2020. Now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Harrison has announced that she will stay on through the fall 20020 semester.

In Memoriam: Rosemary Santana Cooney, 1946-2020

In Memoriam: Rosemary Santana Cooney, 1946-2020

Dr. Clooney began her career at Fordham as an assistant professor of sociology in 1974. She was awarded tenure in 1980 and later served as chair of the department of sociology. In 2000, Professor Clooney was appointed associate dean of Fordham College.

In Memoriam: Betty Lentz Siegal, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Betty Lentz Siegal, 1931-2020

Betty Siegel was president emeritus of Kennesaw State University in Georgia and the first woman to serve as a campus president for an institution in the University System of Georgia.She served as president of what is now Kennesaw State University from 1981 to 2006.

A Significant Safety Issue: Women Firefighters Who Work in Gear Designed for Men

A Significant Safety Issue: Women Firefighters Who Work in Gear Designed for Men

A study finds that due to the fact that most firefighters’ gear is designed for men, women firefighters are hampered in their ability to perform their jobs under dangerous circumstances.

Florida State University's Sharon Nicholson Honored by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany

Florida State University’s Sharon Nicholson Honored by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany

The Humboldt Research Award is granted to researchers whose fundamental discoveries or insights have had a significant impact on their discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Six Women at Colleges and Universities Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women at Colleges and Universities Honored With Notable Awards

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

President of California State University, Northridge Announces She Will Step Down in June

President of California State University, Northridge Announces She Will Step Down in June

Dianne Harrison, president of California State University, Northridge since 2012, announced that she will step down from her post on June 30, 2020. President Harrison’s academic and research areas of expertise include HIV prevention among women and minority populations and higher education issues related to university leadership.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Southern Universities

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Southern Universities

Angela Lauer Chong was appointed dean of students at Florida State University and Teresa Petty will serve as interim dean of the Cato College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

New Administrative Roles in American Higher Education for Thirteen Women

New Administrative Roles in American Higher Education for Thirteen Women

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 in Higher Education Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Linda Tropp of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Patricia Martinez of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kerry Peluso of Florida State University, Lovoria Williams of the University of Kentucky, and Lizabeth Allison of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.