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Jennifer Hinton Has Been Selected to Lead the American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Jennifer Hinton Has Been Selected to Lead the American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Jennifer Hinton is a professor and program director of the recreational therapy program at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She will serve one year as president-elect, followed by one year as president and one year as past-president.

In Memoriam: Agate Nesaule, 1938-2022

In Memoriam: Agate Nesaule, 1938-2022

Dr. Nesule, a native of Latvia, joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1963. There she was a co-founder of the women’s studies department and won many teaching awards. She retired from teaching in 1996 to concentrate on her writing career.

Indiana University Announces the Establishment of the Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business

Indiana University Announces the Establishment of the Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business

The center aims to prepare current and future business leaders to create organizational cultures and instill individual behaviors that advance equality in business operations and create safer work environments.

Amy Dittmar Will Be the Next Provost at Rice University in Houston

Amy Dittmar Will Be the Next Provost at Rice University in Houston

Dr. Dittmar has been serving as senior vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs and professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan. Earlier, she was senior associate dean for graduate programs at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

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

Eight 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new duties are Yakut Gazi at Duke University, Chanelle Reese at the University of Iowa, Jaclyn Rossi at Niagara University, Reneé Watson at Central Michigan University, Julie Payne-Kirchmeier at Indiana University, Mary Duvall at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Romy Riddick at Prinecton University.

Emily Barnes Appointed Provost at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan

Emily Barnes Appointed Provost at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan

Dr. Barnes has been serving as interim president of Cleary University in Howell, Michigan. She is the first woman to lead that educational institution. Before being named interim president, Dr. Barnes was provost  and executive vice president of academic affairs at Cleary University.

Stefanie Niles Will Lead Cottey College, a Women's College in Nevada, Missouri

Stefanie Niles Will Lead Cottey College, a Women’s College in Nevada, Missouri

Dr. Niles comes to Cottey College from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where she has served as vice president for enrollment and communications, a position she has held since 2018.

In Memoriam: Sara Suleri Goodyear, 1953-2022

In Memoriam: Sara Suleri Goodyear, 1953-2022

Dr. Goodyear taught at Williams College in Massachusetts and, for most of her career, at Yale University, beginning in 1983. She was a founding editor of the Yale Journal of Criticism.

Jennifer Grotz of the University of Rochester Wins Poetry Translation Award

Jennifer Grotz of the University of Rochester Wins Poetry Translation Award

Jennifer Grotz, a professor of English at the University of Rochester in New York, is sharing the 2022 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, which recognizes book-length translations of poetry from any language into English.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Roles 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.

Syracuse University Scholar Wins Book Prize for Her Study of Non-Governmental Organizations in Egypt

Syracuse University Scholar Wins Book Prize for Her Study of Non-Governmental Organizations in Egypt

Catherine E. Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York, has been awarded the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.

In Memoriam: Carol Marion Wick, 1932-2021

In Memoriam: Carol Marion Wick, 1932-2021

Dr. Wick joined the history department faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1965. She was promoted to full professor in 1976. Professor Wick served as vice chancellor for academic affairs for four years and also was chair of the faculty and state secretary of the Association of University of Wisconsin Faculty.

In Memoriam: Carmen-Helena Téllez, 1955-2021

In Memoriam: Carmen-Helena Téllez, 1955-2021

Carmen-Helena Téllez, a professor of conducting in the department of music at the University of Notre Dame, died on December 10.

American Political Science Association Recognized Kennesaw State University's Charity Butcher

American Political Science Association Recognized Kennesaw State University’s Charity Butcher

Charity Butcher, a professor of political science at Kennesaw State University in Georgia has been recognized for her contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching with the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Political Science Association.

Indiana University Acquires the Collection of Madeline Kripke, the "Dame of Dictionaries"

Indiana University Acquires the Collection of Madeline Kripke, the “Dame of Dictionaries”

Madeline Kripke, known as the “Dame of Dictionaries,” kept a stockpile in her New York City apartment of more than 20,000 linguistic books and ephemera that was often referred to as the world’s largest and finest dictionary collection. She died in April 2020 of complications from COVID-19.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

The five women appointed to endowed positions are Eneida Mendonca of Indiana University, Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz at the University of Iowa, Emily Greenwood at Princeton University in New Jersey, Jennifer Siegel at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Rachael Gordon at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

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.

Six Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed to dean positions are Julie Rich t Weber State University in Utah, Versie Johnson-Mallard at Kent State University in Ohio, Dana N. Zimmel at the University of Florida, Diane Dallis-Comentale at Indian University, Leah Fullman at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, and Kimberly Jacob Arriola at Emory University in Atlanta.

Summer Johnson McGee Appointed President of Salem Academy and College in North Carolina

Summer Johnson McGee Appointed President of Salem Academy and College in North Carolina

Dr. McGee is the founding and current dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut. Before joining the University of New Haven, Dr. McGee served on the faculty of Loyola University Chicago, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Albany Medical College.

Eight Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

As the end of the academic year is upon us and a new one is ready to dawn, colleges and universities throughout the United States are appointing deans to head their colleges and schools. Here are eight women who have been appointed to dean positions.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Tara Sethia at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Claudia Johnson at Indiana University Bloomington, L.A. Paul at Yale University, and Daphne Pedersen at the University of North Dakoata.

Universities Appoint Three Women Scholars to Endowed Chairs

Universities Appoint Three Women Scholars to Endowed Chairs

Christine Hayes has been appointed the Sterling Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University. Dionne Danns, a professor in the School of Education at Indiana University, and Anna Nagurney, a professor in the department of operations and information management at the University of Massachusetts were also named to endowed chairs.

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Dr. Whitten has served as president of Kennesaw State University in Georgia since 2018. From 2014 to 2018, she was provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier in her career, Dr. Whitten was dean of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions in Academia

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions in Academia

The four women stepping down from their positions are Jerrilee K. Mosier at Ivy Tech Community College, Jerrilee K. Mosier at Youngstown State University in Ohio, Lisabeth Chabot at Ithaca College in New York, and Lauren Robel at Indiana University.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

The four women who are leaving their current posts are Carolyn Walters at Indiana University, Valerie Hotchkiss at Vanderbilt University. Sarah-Jane Leslie at Princeton University, and Nancy McKenzie Dupont at the University of Mississippi.

Modern Language Association Presents Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award to Susan Gubar

Modern Language Association Presents Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award to Susan Gubar

Professor Gubar created groundbreaking works of feminist criticism that uncovered a female literary tradition previously obscured within a traditionally male literary universe.

In Memoriam: Patricia Ann Kearney, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Patricia Ann Kearney, 1943-2020

In her 28-year career at the University of California, Davis from 1974 to 2002, Pat Kearney was involved in every aspect of student housing, ultimately serving as the executive director of Student Housing and Financial Aid.

American Educational Research Association to Honor Lynda Wiest of the University of Nevada

American Educational Research Association to Honor Lynda Wiest of the University of Nevada

Lynda Wiest, professor of mathematics education and educational equity at the University of Nevada, Reno, received the Willystine Goodsell Award which recognizes educators who support women, girls, and education through scholarship, activism, or community building.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Receiving appointments to endowed professorships are Nancy Burke at the University of California, Merced, Anna Mueller at Indiana University in Bloomington, and Jennifer Hevelone-Harper at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Laurie Gutmann was appointed chair for the department of neurology at the Indiana School of Medicine. Kathy Nugent was named chair of the department of clinical and diagnostic sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Mari Chinn was named chair of the department of biosystems and agricultural engineering at Oklahoma State University.

In Memoriam: Suellen Diaconoff, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Suellen Diaconoff, 1940-2020

Suellen Diaconoff taught French at Tufts, North Carolina State, and Case Western Reserve universities before joining the faculty at Colby College in 1986. She retired in 2006.

Women Are More Prominent in "Open Science" Than the Traditional "Reproducibility" Movement

Women Are More Prominent in “Open Science” Than the Traditional “Reproducibility” Movement

The open science movement calls on scientists to share resources so that future research can build on what has been done, ask new questions and advance science. A new study finds that open science promotes greater equity, diversity, and inclusivity than the traditional scientific method.

Indiana University Study Examines Women's Worldwide Use of Dating Apps

Indiana University Study Examines Women’s Worldwide Use of Dating Apps

Researchers surveyed more than 130,000 women in 191 countries. They found that one fifth of all women used dating apps to find sexual partners. The practice was most common in Oceania and least common in Africa and Asia. Women in countries with higher gender inequality reported being more than four times more likely to report sexting than women in more egalitarian regions.

Indiana University Report Examines Gender Differences in Philanthropy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Indiana University Report Examines Gender Differences in Philanthropy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new report from researchers at the Women’s Philanthropy Insitute at Indiana University found that single women were more likely than single men and married/partnered couples to decrease their giving as a result of specific elements of the COVID-19 pandemic during the initial months of the crisis.