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A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Head Schools at Major Universities

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Head Schools at Major Universities

Gulsah Akar was appointed head of the School of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech and Karen C. Spence is the new director of the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University. Also, Tusty ten Bensel was named the director of the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Tijana Rajh will lead the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

The new deans are Julie Petherbridge at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, Helen Boucher at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Tamika Wordlow Williams at Belmont University in Nashville, Teri Browne at the University of South Carolina, Michelle Rinehart at Georgia Tech, and Karen Brown at the University of the Virgin Islands.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

Susan Margulies to Head the National Science Foundation's Directorate of Engineering

Susan Margulies to Head the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Engineering

Dr. Margulies, who teaches at Emory University and Georgia Tech, will be the first biomedical engineer to head the directorate, which supports fundamental research, enhances the nation’s innovation through a range of initiatives, and is a driving force behind the training and development of the United States’ engineering workforce.

In Memoriam: Susan Anne Odom, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Susan Anne Odom, 1980-2021

Susan Odom, an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Kentucky, died late last month after falling on the stairs at her home in Lexington, Kentucky. She was 40 years old.

New Assignments or Roles for Eight Women Who Serve as University Faculty Members

New Assignments or Roles for Eight Women Who Serve as University Faculty Members

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.

The National Academy of Engineering Honors MIT's Linda G. Griffith for Innovative Teaching

The National Academy of Engineering Honors MIT’s Linda G. Griffith for Innovative Teaching

Professor Griffith was honored for “the establishment of a new biology-based engineering education, producing a new generation of leaders capable of addressing world problems with innovative biological technologies.”

Eight Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

As we transition from one academic year to the next, there are always many new appointments to dean positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Here is this week’s listing of women who will be serving in dean posts.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Duties

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Duties

Taking on new assignments are Jackie Krasas at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Doris Sung at the University of Southern California, Clancy Wilmott at the University of California Berkeley, Nisha Botchwey at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Cheryl Devuyst at Oklahoma State University.

Four Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

Four Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

Stepping down from their positions are Patricia M. Lampkin at the University of Virginia, Karen P. DePauw at Virginia Tech, Endia Beal at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, and Jeanne H. Balsam at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

New Report Documents the Persistence of a Gender Pay Gap at Federal Scientific Agencies

New Report Documents the Persistence of a Gender Pay Gap at Federal Scientific Agencies

The study found that the pay gaps at organizations such as NOAA and the DOE — agencies focused on traditionally masculine fields such as engineering and physical sciences — were largely the result of men being paid more than women for the same jobs.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Major Universities

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Major Universities

The new deans are Jennifer Tour Chayes at the University of California, Berkeley, Celia R. Hooper at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Maryam Alavi at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Amy Waer at Texas A&M University, Elizabeth Dinkins at Bellarmine University in Louisville, and Janie Pope at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

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

Fifteen 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.

Three Women Named to Regents Positions at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta

Three Women Named to Regents Positions at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta

Margaret L. Loper, the chief scientist of the Information & Communications Laboratory, has been conferred the title of Regents Researcher. Elizabeth Mynatt and Haesun Park have been named Regent Professors in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing.

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Women in Tech

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Women in Tech

The report found that women in tech fields are “portrayed in ways that overemphasize their appearance and sexuality.” They also found that women in tech are often referred to as “exceptional” implying that a woman’s achievements are “abnormal.”

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

The fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts with a desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women at Major Universities in the United States

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women at Major Universities in the United States

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 Who Have Announced Their Intentions to Retire From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

Five Women Who Have Announced Their Intentions to Retire From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

The five women leaving their posts are Wendy Libby, president of Stetson University in Florida, Susan Welch, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Penn State, Catherine Murray-Rust, dean of libraries at Georgia Tech, Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College in New York, and Peggy Bradford, President of Shawnee Community College in Illinois.

Two Women Scholars Who Are Stepping Down From University Positions

Two Women Scholars Who Are Stepping Down From University Positions

Cathy Klimaszewski, associate director and the Ames Curator of Education at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, has retired and Jacqueline Royster, dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will step down this coming summer.

New Administrative Positions for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 11 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.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in the Academic World

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in the Academic World

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.

New Administrative Appointments for 13 Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Appointments for 13 Women 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.

MIT Scholar Finds Gender Bias in Commercial Facial Analysis Programs

MIT Scholar Finds Gender Bias in Commercial Facial Analysis Programs

The study found that commercially available face analysis programs had a very low error rate when determining the gender of light-skinned men. For women who had the darkest skin, the systems failed to accurately determine their gender nearly half the time.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members 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.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members 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.

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

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.

Cynthia Warrick Named the Seventh President of Stillman College in Alabama

Cynthia Warrick Named the Seventh President of Stillman College in Alabama

Dr. Warrick has been serving as interim president since the beginning of the year. In recent years, Dr. Warrick has twice filled the role of interim president at historically Black universities; South Carolina State University and Grambling State University in Louisiana.

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of South Dakota State University

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of South Dakota State University

Zulma R. Toro is executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has held this post since 2013. Previously, Dr. Toro was dean of the College of Engineering at Wichita State University in Kansas.

Percentage of Women Among Early Admits at the Georgia Institute of Technology Reaches a New High

Percentage of Women Among Early Admits at the Georgia Institute of Technology Reaches a New High

In 2015, women made up 41 percent of all students admitted under Georgia Tech’s early action admissions plan. This was an all-time high. But this year, 48 percent of all students admitted under the early action admissions plan are women.

Annette Ranft Named Dean of the Business School at North Carolina State University

Annette Ranft Named Dean of the Business School at North Carolina State University

Currently, Dr. Ranft is the Reagan Professor of Business and the senior associate dean of academic affairs at the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. She will begin her new job at North Carolina State University on July 1.

Research Led By Georgia Tech Scientists Offers Promise for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

Research Led By Georgia Tech Scientists Offers Promise for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

In the United States, about 15,000 women die each year after suffering from ovarian cancer. One reason for the high death rate is because ovarian cancer is difficult to detect. Often by the time ovarian cancer is diagnosed, it has already progressed to an advanced stage.

Georgia Tech Appoints Two Women to Endowed Chairs

Georgia Tech Appoints Two Women to Endowed Chairs

Marilyn Brown was named a Brook H. Byers Professor in the School of Public Policy and Elsa Reichmanis was appointed to a Brook H. Byers Professorship in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women taking on new assignments are Jan Bond, Leanne Wirkkula, Margaret Wagner Dahl, Jacqueline A. Faulkner, Margaret Dimond, Lori Baker-Lloyd, Rachel Fleck, and Carla Lupi

Women at Georgia Tech: Generally Satisfied But Some Issues Remain

Women at Georgia Tech: Generally Satisfied But Some Issues Remain

The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta recently completed a survey of members of the campus community on issues of diversity and inclusiveness. There was a gender gap among the faculty on several key issues.

Six Women Named to New Faculty Posts

Six Women Named to New Faculty Posts

The new appointees are Susan Trout, Christine Evans, Edith Clowes, Dina Khapaeva, Barbara Ehren, and Laurie Anderson.