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Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

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.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

The six women scholars assigned new duties are Eve Blau at Harvard University, Alena Allen of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Lea VanderVelde at the University of Iowa, Angela C.M. de Oliveira at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Courtney-Savali Andrews at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, and Amy Fiedler at the University of California, San Francisco.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Kelli Mosteller at Harvard University, Roshaunda Ross-Orta at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jaci Lindburg at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas, Patricia M. Lampkin at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Julie K. Wood at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Moni Guo at the University of Cincinnati, Ella Atkins at Virginia Tech, Ju Yon Kim at Harvard University, Alison Harmon at Montana State University, Tiffiny Tung at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jessie Juarez at South Dakota State University, and Devon Brenner at Mississippi State University.

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

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eleven 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.

Jennifer Mnookin Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer Mnookin Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Since 2015, Dr. Mnookin has been dean of the School of Law and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 2005. Earlier, she was a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law.

After the Pandemic Struck, College-Educated Women Stayed in the Labor Force

After the Pandemic Struck, College-Educated Women Stayed in the Labor Force

The number of women with a college degree and children under age 4 who were “at work” was almost 4 percentage points higher in spring 2021 compared with spring 2018, while mothers of young children without a college degree saw a drop of 4.4 percentage points in their “at work” status.

Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Caroline Tolbert of the University of Iowa and Karen Mossberger of Arizona State University are sharing the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize in Academics from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

Rosephanye Powell Wins the Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award From Harvard University

Rosephanye Powell Wins the Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award From Harvard University

Professor Powell teaches applied voice, art song literature and vocal pedagogy at Auburn University in Alabama. She also serves as the Women’s Chorus conductor and the Auburn University Gospel Choir’s co-conductor.

Two Women Among the Five Winners of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Two Women Among the Five Winners of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The Cleveland Foundation recently announced the winners of its 87th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. The awards are the only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and explores diversity. Two of the winners this year are women: Tiya Miles of Harvard University and Donika Kelly of the University of Iowa.

Four Women Academics Taking on New Faculty Roles

Four Women Academics Taking on New Faculty Roles

Taking on new faculty titles or roles are Ayse Kaya at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Gabriella Coleman at Harvard University, June Hwang, at the University of Rochester in New York, and Shauna Rich Jacobson at the University of South Dakota.

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.

Harvard University's Sheila Jasanoff to Receive the 2022 Holberg Prize

Harvard University’s Sheila Jasanoff to Receive the 2022 Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in July 2003 and was awarded for the first time in 2004. It comes with a cash award valued at approximately $670,000. Professor Jasanoff is being recognized for her pioneering career in the field of science and technology studies.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Reynolds Duffy Touborg, 1944-2022

In Memoriam: Marilyn Reynolds Duffy Touborg, 1944-2022

Marilyn Touberg was the director of communications for the Office of Human Resources at Harvard from 1990 until her retirement in 2004.

Cathy Young Will Be the Next President of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia

Cathy Young Will Be the Next President of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia

Cathy Young currently serves as executive director and senior vice president of Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Massachusetts. Earlier, she was a tenured professor of dance at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Harvard's Leah Somerville to Receive the Troland Research Award From the National Academies of Sciences

Harvard’s Leah Somerville to Receive the Troland Research Award From the National Academies of Sciences

Professor Somerville, who leads the Affective Neuroscience & Development Laboratory at Harvard, was awarded the $75,000 annual prize to support her pioneering research on how brain and psychological development are intertwined during adolescence.

University of Michigan Provost Susan Collins to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

University of Michigan Provost Susan Collins to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Dr. Collins currently is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and professor of economics at the University of Michigan. Previously, she was a professor – and for a decade was the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean – at the university’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Fordham University in New York Appoints Its First Woman President in Its 181-Year History

Fordham University in New York Appoints Its First Woman President in Its 181-Year History

Tania Tetlow has served as president of Loyola New Orleans since August 2018. Prior to being named president of Loyola, she was senior vice president and chief of staff at Tulane University from 2015 to 2018. She is a former federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

The Medieval Academy of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton's Marina Rustow

The Medieval Academy of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton’s Marina Rustow

Marina Rustow, the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and professor of Near Eastern studies and history at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the 2022 Haskins Medal, awarded annually for for a distinguished book in the field of medieval studies.

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Koch Schonberger, 1940-2022

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Koch Schonberger, 1940-2022

Ann Schonberger was a former professor and retired director of the University of Maine Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies program. She came to the University of Maine in 1971 and retired in 2013.

Eiko Maruko Siniawer Appointed Provost at Williams College in Massachusetts

Eiko Maruko Siniawer Appointed Provost at Williams College in Massachusetts

Dr. Siniawer is the ’97, the Class of 1955 Memorial Professor of History and chair of Asian studies at the liberal arts college. She joined the faculty at the college in 2003. A scholar of modern Japan, Professor Siniawer teaches a variety of courses on Japanese history.

In Memoriam: Sheila McCarthy, 1942-2022

In Memoriam: Sheila McCarthy, 1942-2022

Dr. McCarthy taught Russian language and literature at Antioch College, Cornell, and Grinnell College, where she worked for 16 years and earned tenure. She then joined the faculty at Colby College in 1987 and taught there until her retirement in 2009.

Women Medical Students Found to Be Less Assertive in Class Than Their Male Peers

Women Medical Students Found to Be Less Assertive in Class Than Their Male Peers

Researchers found that women both asked and answered fewer questions than men in large in-person classes. They also found that deferential language was more common in questions asked by women than in questions asked by men in large classes. The authors believe that this behavior may lead to gender biases in grading that disadvantage female students and trainees.

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

Dr. Gordon was an assistant professor in the department of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences’ department of anthropology. She held degrees from three different Ivy League universities.

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

Lani Guinier was the first woman of color to be a tenured professor at Harvard Law School. Earlier, she taught for 10 years at the law school of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw is the Promise Institute Professor of Human Rights at the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University. She was honored by the Association of American Law Schools for her work on critical race theory and intersectionality.”

Anita Allen Wins the American Philosophical Association's Highest Honor for Service to Philosophy

Anita Allen Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Highest Honor for Service to Philosophy

Professor Allen is an internationally renowned expert on philosophical dimensions of privacy and data protection law, ethics, bioethics, legal philosophy, women’s rights, and diversity in higher education. In 2018-19, she was the first Black woman to serve as president of the American Philosophical Association.

Five Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Five Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

The Harvard Graduate School of Education has announced the appointment of five faculty members to endowed chairs. All of the appointments went to women: Susan Dynarski, Heather Hill, Nonie Lesaux, Meira Levinson, and Catherine Snow.

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Armstrong has been serving as the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and chair of the department of medicine and physician-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital. She joined the staff at Harvard in 2013.

Jennifer Collins Appointed President of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

Jennifer Collins Appointed President of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

Collins has served since 2014 as the Judge James Noel Dean and professor of law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She was appointed to the law faculty at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2003 and was named associate provost for academic and strategic initiatives in 2010 and vice provost in 2013. She will become president of Rhodes College on July 1.

Harvard Professor Tiya Miles Wins National Book Award in the Nonfiction Category

Harvard Professor Tiya Miles Wins National Book Award in the Nonfiction Category

Tiya Miles has won the National Book Award in the nonfiction category. Professor Miles was honored for her book All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, A Black Family Keepsake.

Suzanne Keen Will Be the Next President of Scripps College in Claremont, California

Suzanne Keen Will Be the Next President of Scripps College in Claremont, California

Dr. Keen is a distinguished scholar and professor of English literature. Since 2018, she has served as vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She is the former dean of the college at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where she served as chair of the English department. She will become president of Scripps College on July 1, 2022.

A Scholar of International Terrorism Will Be the First Woman President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

A Scholar of International Terrorism Will Be the First Woman President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Since 2016, Louise Richardson has been the vice chancellor of the University of Oxford in England. Earlier, she was the first woman to serve as principal and vice-chancellor of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Dr. Richardson served on the faculty at Harvard University for 20 years and was the executive dean of Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She will begin her leadership of the Carnegie Corporation in January 2023.

Cornell's Lillian Lee Honored by the Association for Computational Linguistics

Cornell’s Lillian Lee Honored by the Association for Computational Linguistics

Lillian Lee, the Charles Roy Davis Professor in the departments of computer science and information science in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is being honored for her services as editor of Transactions of the ACL.

Study Finds Academic and Professional Women Are Less Likely to Ask for Extensions to Complete Tasks

Study Finds Academic and Professional Women Are Less Likely to Ask for Extensions to Complete Tasks

A new study led by Ashley V. Whillans, an assistant professor in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business Schools, finds that in professional and academic settings women avoid asking for more time to complete work tasks, even when deadlines are explicitly adjustable, undermining their well-being and task performance.