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Distinguished Professor Titles Awarded to Four Women Scholars

Distinguished Professor Titles Awarded to Four Women Scholars

The newly appointed Distinguished Professors are Beth Klein at SUNY-Cortland, Linda Rinaman at Florida State University, Nancy Wicker at the University of Mississippi, and Sarah Wyatt at Ohio University.

Six Women Academics Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Six Women Academics Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new faculty 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.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Positions

Thirteen Women Appointed to Higher Education 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Amelia Parnell Named President of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

Amelia Parnell Named President of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

Dr. Parnell has been with the organization since 2015, serving as vice president for research and policy. Prior to her current role, she was director of research initiatives and director of national survey research for the Association of Institutional Research.

Florida Southern College President Anne Kerr Announces Her Retirement

Florida Southern College President Anne Kerr Announces Her Retirement

“It has been an honor and great blessing to serve as president of what I consider to be the finest small college in the nation,” said Dr. Anne Kerr, who will retire from her presidency at the end of this academic year.

NASPA Recognizes Florida State University's Amy Hecht for Sustained Professional Achievement and Leadership

NASPA Recognizes Florida State University’s Amy Hecht for Sustained Professional Achievement and Leadership

Amy Hecht, vice president for student affairs at Florida State University, has been recognized with the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

The New Provost at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The New Provost at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jennifer Troyer joined the faculty at the university in 1999, beginning as an assistant professor of economics before being named dean of the Belk College of Business in July 2020. A health economist, Dr. Troyer has conducted policy-relevant research on the quality of U.S. nursing homes, the cost-effectiveness of medical interventions, and strategic behavior in the pharmaceutical industry.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Four Women to Endowed Professorships

Universities Announce the Appointment of Four Women to Endowed Professorships

The four women named to endowed professorships are Jeannette M. Wolfe at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Diane Lourdes Dick at the University of Iowa, Fayron Epps at the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, and Meredith McQuerry in the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Marina Halac has been appointed the Stanley Resor (B.A. 1901) Professor of Economics at Yale University. Jessica Ridgway Clayton was named to a Carol Avery Professorship at the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University and Elinor K. Karlsson has been appointed the Dr. Eileen L. Berman and Stanley I. Berman Foundation Chair in Biomedical Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

In Memoriam: Sandra Williams Rackley, 1937-2023

In Memoriam: Sandra Williams Rackley, 1937-2023

Dr. Rackley began her career by joining the faculty of Florida A&M University. She later moved to Florida State University to join the faculty in the College Communication. There she served as associate dean and later dean of undergraduate studies.

New Administrative Duties for Five Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Five 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Increased Rates of Breastfeeding May Negatively Impact Women's Economic Prospects

Increased Rates of Breastfeeding May Negatively Impact Women’s Economic Prospects

Mothers who chose to breastfeed significantly increased their time spent on child care, leading many to reduce their work hours, reduce their positions to part-time or leave the workforce entirely. And that may cause substantially lower wages and earnings down the line.

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.

Florida State's Cathy McClive Earns Prestigious Fellowship From the French Institutes for Advanced Studies

Florida State’s Cathy McClive Earns Prestigious Fellowship From the French Institutes for Advanced Studies

Cathy McClive, the Ben Weider Professor in French Revolutionary Studies at Florida State University, will use her time in France to complete her third book, The Disappearance of Claudine Rouge: Rape, Murder, and Erasure in Eighteenth-Century France.

Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke Is the New Provost at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke Is the New Provost at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey

For the past two years, Dr. Tomlinson-Clarke has been serving as senior vice provost for academic and faculty affairs. Dr. Tomlinson-Clarke joined the faculty at the university in 1989. Her research focuses on the development of culturally responsive interventions to enhance learning.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Lisa R. Braverman at the City University of New York, Stephanie B. Caulder at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Jenelle Pitt-Parker at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Michelle Kazmer at Florida State University, Barbara Jones at Boston University, Lisa A. Crooms-Robinson at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Elsbeth Kalenderian at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Florida State's Jessica Ribeiro Recognized for Her Work on Suicide Prevention

Florida State’s Jessica Ribeiro Recognized for Her Work on Suicide Prevention

Jessica Ribeiro, an associate professor of psychology at Florida State University, has earned the 2023 Edwin S. Shneidman Award from the American Association of Suicidology in recognition of her research into suicide causes and prevention.

Four Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Four Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

The four women appointed to new positions are McLean Fahnestock at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, Julia Carboni at the William D. Ruckelshaus Center — a collaboration between Washington State University and the University of Washington, Emily Pritchard at Florida State University, and Shirlkeymu L. Winston at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women named to endowed professorships are Lilian Garcia-Roig at Florida State University, Pamela K. Woodard at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Kathryn Rand at the University of North Dakota, and Monica Swahn at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Who Have Been 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

How Organizations Can Boost Retainment of Pregnant Women and New Mothers

How Organizations Can Boost Retainment of Pregnant Women and New Mothers

A new study led by Samantha Paustian-Underdahl, the Mary Tilley Bessemer Associate Professor of Business Administration at Florida State University, finds that if companies and other organizations want to ensure pregnant employees and new mothers stay on their payrolls, they’d do well to offer competitive maternity benefits.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Lerzan Aksoy at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University in New York, Megan Ranney at the Yale School of Public Health, Jenise M. Snyder at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, Alma B. Littles at the College of Medicine at Florida State University, and Jennifer Frey at the Honors College at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Nine 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Sabita Manian at Lynchburg University in Virginia, Dorothy E. Mosby at Skidmore College in New York, Lisa Carter at the University of Michigan, Catherine Heyman at High Point University in North Carolina, Alma Littles at Florida State University, Mary Powell at Immaculata University in Pennsylvania, Kate Mamiseishvili at the University of Arkansas, and Rebecca Bichel at the University of North Dakota.

Kristina Whalen Appointed President of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California

Kristina Whalen Appointed President of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California

Dr. Whalen has been serving as vice president of academic services at Las Positas College in Livermore, California. She also serves in a statewide role as vice president of the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers Association. Dr. Whalen will become president of Foothill College on March 31.

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.

Professor Jerrilyn McGregory Wins the Chicago Folklore Prize From the American Folklore Society

Professor Jerrilyn McGregory Wins the Chicago Folklore Prize From the American Folklore Society

Jerrilyn McGregory, a professor of English at Florida State University, was honored for her book on Boxing Day traditions in the Anglicized Caribbean world, which encompasses the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, St. Croix, and St. Kitts.

Florida State's Emily DuVal Named President-Elect of the Animal Behavior Society

Florida State’s Emily DuVal Named President-Elect of the Animal Behavior Society

Dr. DuVal is an animal ecology and evolution expert who specializes in the evolution of complex social behavior in wild birds, such as their courtship and mating processes. Her lab studies cooperation and mate choice of lance-tailed manakins in the tropical forests of Panama as well as nuthatches in the longleaf forest of the Tallahassee area.

In Memoriam: Catherine Ann Schuler, 1952-2022

In Memoriam: Catherine Ann Schuler, 1952-2022

Dr. Schuler did extensive field research in Finland and Russia and was considered an authority on Russian theater. She taught in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland before joining the department of women, gender, and sexuality studies in 2011.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Frances Berry Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Political Science Association

Frances Berry Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Political Science Association

Professor Berry joined the faculty at Florida State University in 1990. She served as director of the Askew School of Public Administration from 2003 to 2009. Dr. Berry has served as president of the Public Management Research Association and president of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.

In Memoriam: Raquel Marie Albarran, 1983-2022

In Memoriam: Raquel Marie Albarran, 1983-2022

Dr. Albarran joined the faculty at Middlebury College in 2018. At the time of her death, she was a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies, on a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Are Taking on 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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of a Dozen Women to Administative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of a Dozen Women to Administative 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.