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A Half Dozen Women  Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at Universities

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at Universities

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

Nine Women Scholars in Academia Who Are Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Scholars in Academia Who Are Taking on New Duties

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

In Memoriam: Natalie Larmon, 1981-2018

In Memoriam: Natalie Larmon, 1981-2018

Since 2016, Natalie Larmon was a senior prospect analyst in the Development and Alumni Relations Research & Relationship Management office at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Honors or Awards Presented to Nine Women in the Academic World

Honors or Awards Presented to Nine Women in the Academic World

The women award recipients are Heidi Brady, Robin Aronson, Jacqueline O’Connor, Carol Ebdon, Gao Hong, Annamaria Lusardi, Kelley Wamsley, Arundhati Rao, and Andrea Scott.

In the Twitter Universe of Washington Journalists, Women Tend to Be Ignored

In the Twitter Universe of Washington Journalists, Women Tend to Be Ignored

A new study led by Nikki Usher, an associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, finds that male journalists were three times as likely to retweet posts made by other men than to retweet posts by women journalists.

Shepherd University Extends Contract of President Mary J.C. Hendrix

Shepherd University Extends Contract of President Mary J.C. Hendrix

The board of governors of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, has extended the contract of President Mary J.C. Hendrix for an additional five years. She became the 16th president of the university in 2013. At that time, Dr. Hendrix was the first graduate of the university to be named president in the institution’s 144-year history.

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee is the interim Campus CEO of Manchester Community College in Connecticut. She is a professor of English and has been serving as interim dean of academic affairs at the college. She will serve while a search is conducted for an individual to fill the position on a permanent basis.

Deans by the Dozen: Twelve Women Appointed to New Positions

Deans by the Dozen: Twelve Women Appointed to New Positions

Twelve college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions.

Seven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Duties

Seven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Duties

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

Women Making Progress in Enrollments in MBA Programs

Women Making Progress in Enrollments in MBA Programs

The report finds that women now make up 37.4 percent of the total enrollments at the 51-member business schools affiliated with the Forte Foundation. This is up from 33.4 percent in 2013. Now there are 14 business schools where women make up at least 40 percent of all enrollments. In 2013, there were only two.

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.

Temple University's Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Temple University’s Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

This year the $100,000 Grawemeyer Education Award was given to Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor in the College of Education at Temple University in Philadelphia. Professor Goldrick-Rab is being honored for her research on financing higher education.

Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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

Four Women Among the Five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2017

Four Women Among the Five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2017

The Macy Faculty Scholars program seeks to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in the fields of medicine and nursing. Each scholar receives up to $100,000 in salary support annually for two years. They agree to spend half of their work time on educational reform projects.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

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

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Since 2009, Dr. Blake has been serving as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. When she takes office on August 1, she will become the first woman to serve as president of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Eight Women Assigned to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Assigned to New 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.

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Linda A. Livingstone is a professor of management and dean of the School of Business at George Washington University. When she takes office as president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on June 1, Dr. Livingstone will be the first woman to lead the university in its 172-year history.

In Memoriam: Sydney Hall Blair, 1949-2016

In Memoriam: Sydney Hall Blair, 1949-2016

On December 6, Sydney Blair, an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Virginia, left her class on nonfiction creative writing early, saying she was not feeling well. She died six days later.

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

Debra Saunders-White, the 11th chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, died on November 26. Dr. Saunders-White was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015 and took a medical leave of absence in August 2016.

In Memoriam: Susan Jane Goldsmith Tolchin, 1941-2016

In Memoriam: Susan Jane Goldsmith Tolchin, 1941-2016

Susan Tolchin was a political scientist, educator, and author who taught for 16 years at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She authored or co-authored 10 books on political topics.

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Nineteen Women Who Will Be 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.

Three Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements From University Posts

Three Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements From University Posts

The three women scholars who have announced their retirements are Dianne Martin at George Washington University, Marsha Ternus at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and Elizabeth A. Williams at Oklahoma State University.

In Memoriam: Virginia Anne Myers, 1927-2015

In Memoriam: Virginia Anne Myers, 1927-2015

Virginia A. Myers, the inventor of the Iowa Foil Printer and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa, died last month. She served on the faculty at the University of Iowa for a half century before retiring in 2012.

Group Prenatal Care Sessions Can Lead to Better Maternal and Infant Health

Group Prenatal Care Sessions Can Lead to Better Maternal and Infant Health

A new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health finds that young pregnant women who attended group prenatal care sessions were healthier and had healthier babies than young women who received individual counseling.

University of Pennsylvania Law School Names New Dean of Students

University of Pennsylvania Law School Names New Dean of Students

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has announced the appointment of Monica E. Monroe as its new dean of students. Monroe has been serving as a lecturer in law and as associate dean of students at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

Mary Hendrix Named President of Shepherd University in West Virginia

Mary Hendrix Named President of Shepherd University in West Virginia

Dr. Hendrix has been serving as president and chief scientific officer of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

George Washington University Making Significant Strides in Adding Women to Its Faculty

George Washington University Making Significant Strides in Adding Women to Its Faculty

George Washington University in the nation’s capital reports that women now make up 41 percent of the full-time faculty. This is a 10 percentage point increase over the past decade.

New Women Deans at Five Colleges and Universities

New Women Deans at Five Colleges and Universities

The five women appointed to dean posts are Virginia Roach at Fordham University, Tiffani Blake at the College of New Rochelle, Leslie Johnson at Georgia Highlands College, Pamela Jeffries at George Washington University, and Cristen Kromm at Columbia University.

Joanne Glasser to Step Down as President of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois

Joanne Glasser to Step Down as President of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois

Joanne Glasser is the first woman to serve as president of Bradley University. She has served as president for the past eight years. Previously, she was president of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond from 2001 to 2007.

Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Join the Faculty at George Washington University

Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Join the Faculty at George Washington University

Alison Macfarlane has served as the 15th chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission since July 2012. She is the third woman to hold the post. In January, she will join the faculty at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

In Memoriam: Donna Roudabush Sterling, 1949-2014

In Memoriam: Donna Roudabush Sterling, 1949-2014

Professor Sterling joined the faculty at George Mason University in 1993. She served as director of the Center for Restructuring Education in Science and Technology and was one of only eight Distinguished Service Professors at the university.

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Peters Tidball, 1929-2014

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Peters Tidball, 1929-2014

A long-time professor of physiology at George Washington University in the nation’s capital, Dr. Tidball was one of the nation’s leading advocates of the benefits of women’s colleges.

In Memoriam: Charlotte Elizabeth Williams Conable, 1929-2003

In Memoriam: Charlotte Elizabeth Williams Conable, 1929-2003

Conable served as the public policy project coordinator for the Women’s Studies Program and Policy Center at George Washington University and authored a book about women at Cornell University.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees at Irma Becerra-Fernandez at Florida International, Makaela Kingsley at Wesleyan, Geneva Henry at George Washington, Debra Fickler at Villanova, Lisa McBride at PCOM, Diane Paukstelis at Kansas State, Melissa Wargo at Western Carolina, and Barbara Jones at Boston College.