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Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The women scholars in new roles are Angelica Sanchez at Bard College in Avondale-on-Hudson, New York, Fatemeh Shahedipour-Sandvik of the State University of New York, Stephanie Hicks at the University of Arkansas, Kim Cobb at Brown University in Rhode Island, and Alyssa Panitch, at Georgia Tech and Emory University in Atlanta.

Five Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Five Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

The women in new faculty roles are Lisa J. Kewley at Harvard University, Kathryn Higley at Oregon State University, Deidra Hodges at Florida International University, Maysaa Basha at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Michelle Rinehart at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Taking on new duties are Samira Daroub of the Everglades Research & Education Center of the University of Florida, Lisa Jones at the University of California, San Diego, Carrie Grimes at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Michelle Rinehart at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Anfrea Faber at Wright State University in Ohio.

Cynthia Barnhart Appointed Provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cynthia Barnhart Appointed Provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Barnhart, a Ford Foundation Professor of Engineering and professor of operations research at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has served MIT in a variety of roles. She has been both associate and acting dean of the School of Engineering, and co-director of the Operations Research Center and the Center for Transportation and Logistics, and chancellor.

The Extent of Gender and Racial Bias in Academic Research

The Extent of Gender and Racial Bias in Academic Research

A new study of more than 5 million articles published between 2008 and 2019 — primarily by U.S.-based researchers found that Black, Latino, and women authors are underrepresented in many STEM fields and often appear as authors only in less-cited fields.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Judy Liesveld was appointed dean of the School of Nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Ellen M. Bassett has been selected as the John Portman Dean’s Chair in the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Jessica Lang was appointed dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College of the City University of New York.

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.

Study Finds That Women Often Do Not Receive the Credit They Deserve for Academic Scholarship

Study Finds That Women Often Do Not Receive the Credit They Deserve for Academic Scholarship

According to the study of more than 5,500 researchers in multiple fields, women were significantly more likely than men to report disagreements about who was named on a paper and in the order of authorship. The researchers found this to be particularly true in natural sciences and engineering.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Named Directors of Schools at State Universities

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Named Directors of Schools at State Universities

Paola Sanguinetti has been named the new director of The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. EunSook Kwon is the new chair of the School of Industrial Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Kathleen Vogel has been named the interim director for the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Chairs of Their Academic Departments

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Hui Cai was named chair of the department of architecture at the University of Kansas and Reeta Rao has been appointed interim head of the department of biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Machelle Pardue is the new chair of biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University and Constance Vale is leading undergraduate architecture at Washington University in St. Louis.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Lead Schools at State Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Lead Schools at State Universities

Ece Erdogmus was named chair of the School of Building Construction in the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Sarah J. Tracy is the new interim director of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University and Tracey Rizzuto was appointed interim director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University.

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.