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Sally McRorie Appointed Provost at Florida State University

Sally McRorie Appointed Provost at Florida State University

Since December 2014, Dr. McRorie has been interim provost at Florida State University. Previously, Dr. McRorie was vice president for faculty development and advancement at the university.

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.

In Memoriam: Margaret Naumann Keyes, 1918-2015

In Memoriam: Margaret Naumann Keyes, 1918-2015

In 1951, Margaret Keyes joined the faculty in the department of home economics at the University of Iowa. She remained on the faculty for 37 years until her retirement and appointment as professor emerita in 1988.

In Memoriam: Mary Theresa Somers Urbano, 1944-2015

In Memoriam: Mary Theresa Somers Urbano, 1944-2015

She was a clinical professor of pediatrics emerita at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1999, she taught at the University of Miami for 20 years.

Seven Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The seven women scholars who have been selected to receive national awards are Beverly Ann Chin, Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski,, Candice L. Odgers, Darcia F. Narvaez, Sandra D. Lane, Heather J. Conrad, and Katherine C. Hendrix.

The New Provost at the University of South Carolina

The New Provost at the University of South Carolina

Joan T.A. Gabel has been serving as dean of the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri in Columbia since 2010. Previously, she taught at Florida State University and Georgia State University.

Girls' Misperception of Their Mathematic Abilities Leads to Low Participation in Some STEM Fields

Girls’ Misperception of Their Mathematic Abilities Leads to Low Participation in Some STEM Fields

New research by three women scholars at Florida State University finds that women and girls tend to shy away from the physical sciences because they have a misperception that they do not have the ability to excel at advanced mathematics.

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Valerie Sheares Ashby at Duke University, Marianne Lewis at the University of Cincinnati, Shannon O’Brien at the University of Montana, Carol D. Edwards at Florida State University, and Mary Margaret Farrell at Clemson University in South Carolina.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been named to key administrative positions at colleges and universities across 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.

President Judith Bense Maps Out Her Future at the University of West Florida

President Judith Bense Maps Out Her Future at the University of West Florida

The board of trustees has extended the contract of President Judith Bense until December 31, 2016. She will have a one-year sabbatical and return to the university in 2018 to teach and conduct research in anthropology and archaeology.

Four Women Named to Lead Academic Associations

Four Women Named to Lead Academic Associations

Taking on leadership roles for academic organizations are Marti Rice of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Marcy Driscoll of Florida State University, Janet Lindemann of the University of South Dakota, and Jennifer Cushman of Ohio University.

Three Women Professors Win Prestigious Book Awards

Three Women Professors Win Prestigious Book Awards

The book award winners are Kathryn Hellerstein of the University of Pennsylvania, Annika A. Culver of Florida State University, and Benedicte Boisseron of the University of Montana.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Business at Colorado State University

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Business at Colorado State University

Beth Walker is chair of the department of marketing at the School of Business at Arizona State University and Caryn Beck-Dudley is dean of the College of Business at Florida State University.

Sixteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here’s is this week’s roundup of appointments of women to high-level administrative posts at colleges and university across the United States.

Ten Women Receive Appointments to University Administrative Posts

Ten Women Receive Appointments to University Administrative Posts

The women in new administrative posts are Maigan Larsen, Cristal Thomas, Usha Rodrigues, Wendy Plant, Tanya Barnes-Jones, Lisa Calvert, Alyson A. Gill, Becky Degen, Meredith Evans, and Charlene E. Wolf-Hall.

Six Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Lindsay R. Wilkerson of Baylor University, Holly Goddard Jones and Chiaki Takagi of the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Nancy J. Miller of Colorado State, Nancy de Grummond of Florida State, and Laura Laster of LeTourneau University.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Nine Women

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Nine Women

The women taking on new administrative roles are Elizabeth D. Liddy, Sherrill Berry Scott, Sally E. McRorie, Cinda Scott, Tracee de Hahn, Meredith Gurley Johnson, Deborah M. Wiltrout, Jona Burton, and Nanci Tessier.

In Memoriam: Charlotte Edwards Maguire, 1918-2014

In Memoriam: Charlotte Edwards Maguire, 1918-2014

Charlotte Maguire was a pioneering pediatrician who was a major force in the establishment of the medical school at Florida State University. She was the only woman in her class at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine.

Garnett Stokes Named Provost at the University of Missouri

Garnett Stokes Named Provost at the University of Missouri

Dr. Stokes has been serving as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Florida State University in Tallahassee. She is a former dean at the University of Georgia. Dr. Stokes will begin her new role on February 1.

Jennine Capo Crucet to Receive the 2015 Hillsdale Award for Fiction

Jennine Capo Crucet to Receive the 2015 Hillsdale Award for Fiction

Jennine Capo Crucet, an assistant professor of creative writing at Florida State University in Tallahassee, will be honored with the 2015 Hillsdale Award for Fiction at the Celebration of Southern Literature in Chattanooga, Tennesse, this coming April.

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

The women in new faculty roles are Mary Ziegler at Florida State University, Sally Cockburn at Hamilton College, Christa Jackson at Iowa State University, Kelly Klump at Michigan State University, Cassi Pittman at Case Western Reserve University, and Laura Lindenfeld at the University of Maine.

Michele Wheatly Is the Only Woman Candidate for President of Florida State University

Michele Wheatly Is the Only Woman Candidate for President of Florida State University

Dr. Wheatly is one of four candidates for the post of president of Florida State University. She is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at West Virginia University.

How to Retain Women in High Tech Fields

How to Retain Women in High Tech Fields

A new study by researchers at Baylor University and Florida State University finds that employers have been focusing on the wrong challenges facing women in the informational technology field. Occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are what need to be addressed if women are to ever feel welcome in IT.

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women taking on new assignments are Viji Murali, Tonia Moody, Pamela Ray, Megan Wilkinson, Mary Purvis, Angie Freeman Shephard, Kim Sims, Jeanette Kowalik, Naomi Powell, Megan Sanders, Lisa Cruces, Andrea Jenkins, and Judith E. Bergtraum.

Two Women Scholars Honored With Awards

Two Women Scholars Honored With Awards

Carol Bocetti, an associate professor at California University of Pennsylvania was recognized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Mirja Perez de Calleja, a doctoral student in philosophy at Florida State University, has won the 2014 Philosophical Explorations Essay Prize.

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are: Nancy L. Jones, Melissa Sanders, Venessa Funches, Joanna Young, Kenyatta Tatum Futterman, Zella Palmer, Linda Allen, Patricia M. Alvarez McHatton, Valerie Day, Nina King, Angela Simmons, Lisa Liseno, Loretta A. Moore, and Erinn Barcomb-Peterson.

Florida State University Scholar to Lead New UTeach STEM Educators Association

Florida State University Scholar to Lead New UTeach STEM Educators Association

Ellen Granger, director of the Office of Science Teaching Activities in the department of biological sciences at Florida State University, has been named the inaugural president of the executive board of UTeach STEM Educators Association (USEA).

In Memoriam: Eliza Timberlake Dresang, 1941-2014

In Memoriam: Eliza Timberlake Dresang, 1941-2014

Dr. Dresang worked for 16 years as a librarian and administrator for the public school district in Madison, Wisconsin, before joining the faculty at Florida State University in 1996. She held endowed chairs at Florida State and later at the University of Washington.

Fifteen Women in New Administrative Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Fifteen Women in New Administrative Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of new on appointments of women to key administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

Does Facebook Use Increase the Risk of Eating Disorders Among College Women?

Does Facebook Use Increase the Risk of Eating Disorders Among College Women?

The research, led a psychology professor at Florida State, found that spending 20 minutes or more on Facebook per day contributes to the risk of eating disorders by reinforcing college women’s concerns about weight and shape and increasing anxiety.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Nine Women

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Nine Women

The women taking on new administrative roles are Enku Galaye, Gild Gely, Sally E. McRorie, Jessica W. Kennedy, Susan Grover, Kristine Paranica, Susan Wilson, Susan Boswell, and Alicia Betsinger.

Ten Women Assuming New Administrative Roles at American Universities

Ten Women Assuming New Administrative Roles at American Universities

The women with new administrative posts are Amy Wohlert, Jana Jasinski, Kimberly Lamparelli, Susie Brubaker-Cole, Jennifer Heisey, Carla Peterson, Diana Jergovic, Apryle M. Cotton, Sara Childs, and Ellen Amsel.

Three Women Competing for a Dean Position at Virginia Tech

Three Women Competing for a Dean Position at Virginia Tech

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has selected three finalists for the position of dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. All three candidates are women.

Garnett Stokes to Lead Florida State University

Garnett Stokes to Lead Florida State University

The new interim president of Florida State University has served since 2011 as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Florida State. Previously, she was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia.