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Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

The faculty members in new roles are Nikki M. Taylor at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis at Mississippi State University, Pamela R. Metzger at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Stephanie Newbold of Rutgers University-Newark, and Kimberly Ward of the University of Southern Mississippi.

New Administrative Positions for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 14 Women 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.

Cynthia Warrick to Lead Stillman College in Alabama

Cynthia Warrick to Lead Stillman College in Alabama

Cynthia Warrick will serve as interim president beginning on January 3. She is not considered to be a candidate for the position on a permanent basis. In the past, Dr. Warrick has served as interim president at Grambling State University in Louisiana and South Carolina State University.

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

The award winners are Goulda A. Downer of Howard University, Brooke Kreitinger of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Joelle Rollo-Koster of the University of Rhode Island, and Elisia Cohen of the University of Kentucky.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Seven Women 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.

In Memoriam: Ogretta Ann Humphries Vaughn McNeil, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Ogretta Ann Humphries Vaughn McNeil, 1932-2016

Dr. McNeil was the first woman tenure-track faculty member in the psychology department at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. She taught at the college for 27 years.

University of Iowa Names Its New Residence Hall for Alumna Elizabeth Catlett

University of Iowa Names Its New Residence Hall for Alumna Elizabeth Catlett

The University of Iowa is naming its newest residence hall in honor of Elizabeth Catlett, the celebrated artist and the first African American woman to earn a master of fine arts degree at the university.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Gloria Pryor James Is the New Provost at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

Gloria Pryor James Is the New Provost at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

Dr. James is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She has also served as dean for undergraduate studies, professor of communication and executive assistant to the president of Clark Atlanta University in Georgia.

New Roles for 10 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Roles for 10 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

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

Eight Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles and Responsibilities

Eight Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles and Responsibilities

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

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Monique Greenwood at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Susan Parrish at McDaniel College in Westminster Maryland, Regina Barzilay at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tula Goenka at Syracuse University in New York.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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

Walden University Names Its School of Social Work in Honor of Barbara Solomon

Walden University Names Its School of Social Work in Honor of Barbara Solomon

Dr. Solomon played a major role in the development of the social work program at Walden University. Earlier in her career, she was professor, vice provost, and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

A Tribute for an Arizona State University Scholar From the American Historical Association

A Tribute for an Arizona State University Scholar From the American Historical Association

Asuncion Lavrin, professor emerita of history at Arizona State University and a leading scholar on the role of women in the church in colonial Latin America, received the Distinguished Scholarship Award for lifetime contributions from the American Historical Association.

Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The five women appointed to new administrative posts are Monica Scott at Lane College, Pamela L.A. Barkett at Stevenson University, Fatima M. Mncube-Barnes at Howard University, Eileen O’Connor at Yale University, and Joanna Bean at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Barbara B. Hines, professor emerita at Howard University, Frances A. Karnes, a retired professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, C. Riley Auge of the University of Montana, and Ginger Ambler of the College of William and Mary.

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.

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Kristie Ogilvie at Meredith College in North Carolina, Jill Dolan at Princeton University, Sara Thompson at the University of Colorado, Cheryl Wyrick at Cal Poly Pomona, Cheryl Healton at New York University, and Gina S. Brown at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

In Memoriam: Suzan Maria Armstrong-West, 1948-2015

In Memoriam: Suzan Maria Armstrong-West, 1948-2015

Professor Armstrong-West had served on the faculty at Edward Waters College since 2008. Earlier, she was assistant dean of student at the University of Texas at Austin and dean of academic programs at Rutgers University.

Here Are Three New Women Deans

Here Are Three New Women Deans

The three women appointed to dean posts are Carolyn H. Livingston at Carleton College in Minnesota, Mia Tuan at the University of Washington, and Sandra Crewe at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

A Quartet of Women Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Quartet of Women Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women in new administrative positions are Carrolyn J. Bostick at Howard University, Alexis Quinn at Sweet Briar College, Robin B. McFall at Clemson University, and Angeles Kates at Virginia Tech.

Eight Women With New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women With New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women taking on new administrative roles are Rebecca Tsosie, Ann Hild, Carol T. Christ, Fabiola Ehlers-Zavala, Laura Perry Johnson, Sarah F. Cliffe, Jean Gallipeau, and Sandra Austin.

In Memoriam: Tritobia Hayes Benjamin, 1944-2014

In Memoriam: Tritobia Hayes Benjamin, 1944-2014

Dr. Benjamin served for 44 years on the faculty at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She was an accomplished an art historian whose research focused on the works of African American women.

Nine Women Appointed to New University Faculty Positions

Nine Women Appointed to New University Faculty Positions

The women who are in new teaching roles are Elizabeth Bjerke, Kibibi Voloria Mack-Shelton, Brett Gilbert, Joyce Castle, Yuvay Meyers Ferguson, Joan C. Han, Ann S. Masten, Rebecca C. Harris, and Dawn Herd-Clark.

Seven Women Named to Dean Posts in Higher Education

Seven Women Named to Dean Posts in Higher Education

The new deans are Carol Padden at the University of California, San Diego, Marilyn Jordan Taylor at the University of Pennsylvania, Linda Sarna at UCLA, Elizabeth P. Sayrs at Ohio University, Danielle R. Holley-Walker at Howard University, Sarah T. Lubienski at the University of Illinois, and Gail Humphries Mardirosian at Stephens College.

Cynthia Warrick Selected to Lead Grambling State University in Louisiana

Cynthia Warrick Selected to Lead Grambling State University in Louisiana

Dr. Warrick currently serves as senior fellow at the Center for Minority Health Services Research in the College of Pharmacy at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She spent the 2012-13 academic year as interim president of South Carolina State University.

Tricia Bent-Goodley Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal <em>Social Work</em>

Tricia Bent-Goodley Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Social Work

Tricia Bent-Goodley is a professor of social work, director of the doctoral program in social work, chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, and director of the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Duke University's Paula McClain to Lead the Midwest Political Science Association

Duke University’s Paula McClain to Lead the Midwest Political Science Association

Paula D. McClain, professor of political science and public policy and dean of the Graduate School at Duke University, was named president-elect of the Midwest Political Science Association.

Three Women Academics Win Notable Awards

Three Women Academics Win Notable Awards

Ruth Wilson Gilmore was honored by the Association of American Geographers. Kim Tanzer won an award from the Association of College Schools of Architecture and Michelle Albert of Howard University was honored for her work to fight heart disease.

In Memoriam: Lee Thornton, 1942-2013

In Memoriam: Lee Thornton, 1942-2013

Dr. Thornton was the first African American woman to serve as a White House correspondent for a major news network. She taught at Howard University for 14 years and was interim dean of the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Five Women Named to Dean Positions

Five Women Named to Dean Positions

The new deans are Millicent Lownes-Jackson at Tennessee State, Laura Oster-Aaland at North Dakota State, Patricia M. Biesiot at the University of Southern Mississippi, Lorraine Flemming at Howard University, and Susan Tornquist at Oregon State.

Joan Myers Brown Receives the National Medal of Arts

Joan Myers Brown Receives the National Medal of Arts

Brown is the founder of the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts. She serves on the dance faculty at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

The new deans are Suzanne Prevost at the University of Alabama, Natasha Billie at Langston University, Alberta Davis Comer at the University of Utah, Ann Cary at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Sandra Edmonds Crewe at Howard University, and Patricia Davidson at Johns Hopkins University.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Posts

Four Women Appointed to Dean Posts

The new deans are Gracie Lawson-Borders at Howard University, Joyce P. Jacobsen at Wesleyan University, Kathleen Tiemann at Merrimack College, and Susan Gelman at the University of Michigan.