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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.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles 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.

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are April Barton at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Bethany Nowviskie at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Sherri Jones at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Maria Donoghue Velleca at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The five women appointed to dean positions are Whitney Witt at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lesley Reid at the University of Alabama, Julia Moffitt at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, Jill Irvine at the University of Oklahoma and Sonya Cooper at New Mexico State University.

Study Finds Women and Men Have Equal Wage Negotiation Skills

Study Finds Women and Men Have Equal Wage Negotiation Skills

A new study from researchers at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the University of Georgia has found that there is no difference in wage negotiation skills between men and women. This contrasts previous beliefs that men are better negotiators than women and therefore are more successful in salary negotiations.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been 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.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Universities

The women appointed to dean posts are Charlene Wolf-Hall at South Dakota State University, Nancy Cohen at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Georgette Chapman Phillips at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Sherine O. Obare at a joint program of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Eight 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.

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts in Higher Education

The new deans are Sarah Shannon at Montana State, Yolanda Pierce at Howard University, Kim Litwack at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sarah N. Roth at Meredith College, Katherine Lavinder at Lehigh University, Patricia Campbell at the University of the Pacific, Michelle Mohr Carney at the University of Kansas, and Kathy Stitts at Winston-Salem State University.

The Next Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

The Next Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Tricia R. Serio currently serves as a professor and chair of the department of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Serio, who holds a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, will begin her new duties at the University of Massachusetts in August.

Why Do Many Women Majoring in STEM Fields Decide to Switch Majors?

Why Do Many Women Majoring in STEM Fields Decide to Switch Majors?

The authors’ analysis found that the prevalence of large lecture classes in many STEM disciplines were unpopular among many women students. A desire to help people and make a difference fueled some women’s passion for STEM fields but caused others to pursue a different degree path.

Empowering Women Can Have A Major Impact on Easing Harm From Climate-Based Disasters

Empowering Women Can Have A Major Impact on Easing Harm From Climate-Based Disasters

The study, by sociologists at Lehigh University and Tulane University, found that women who live in areas of the world where they are economically empowered have a disproportionately positive impact when disaster strikes, greatly reducing the overall devastation and loss of life.

Ten Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles

Ten Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles

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.

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.

A New Leader for Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania

A New Leader for Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Sister Mary Persico will become the 12th president of Marywood University on July 1. Dr. Persico has been serving as executive vice president or Trinity Health in Livonia, Michigan, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation.

Lehigh University Examines the Role of Pornography in Forming Opinions on Gender Violence

Lehigh University Examines the Role of Pornography in Forming Opinions on Gender Violence

The Office of Gender Violence Education and Support at Lehigh University in Bethlehem has developed a new program that allows students to examine the role of pornography in shaping beliefs and behaviors about sexual relations.

New Administrative Posts at Major Universities for 11 Women

New Administrative Posts at Major Universities for 11 Women

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 Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

New Administrative Assignments for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Assignments for 10 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.

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at American Universities

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at American 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.

Martha Narvaez Is the New President of the American Water Resources Association

Martha Narvaez Is the New President of the American Water Resources Association

Martha Narvaez is an associate policy scientist at Water Resources Agency of the Institute for Public Administration and the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware.

In What Situations Are Women Leaders the Most Effective?

In What Situations Are Women Leaders the Most Effective?

A new study by Corinne Post, an associate professor of management at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, found that in business settings women were the most effective as leaders in unifying large groups made up of individuals with diverse specialties and spread across a large geographic area.

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.

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven 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.

Lehigh University Names a STEM Scholarship Program in Honor of Its Departing President

Lehigh University Names a STEM Scholarship Program in Honor of Its Departing President

n 2012, Alice P. Gast, then-president of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, announced the establishment of a $1 million scholarship fund to support young women in STEM disciplines. Now the scholarships have been named in her honor.

A New President for Westmoreland County Community College in Pennsylvania

A New President for Westmoreland County Community College in Pennsylvania

Tuesday Stanley is currently the vice chancellor at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Stanley will begin her duties as president of Westmoreland County Community College on July 1.

Alice Gast to Become President of Imperial College London

Alice Gast to Become President of Imperial College London

Alice P. Gast, the 13th president of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has announced that she will step down this July and will accept the presidency of Imperial College London. She will be the institution’s first woman president.

Georgette Chapman Phillips Named Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University

Georgette Chapman Phillips Named Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University

She currently serves as a professor of real estate and vice dean for technology-enhanced learning at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds joint appointments at the university’s law school and School of Arts & Sciences.

Seven Women Taking On New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven Women Taking On New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The women named to new administrative posts are Jean Davis, Crystal Crockett, Beverly Adams, Maria Anguiano, Ryann Randall, Noel Sloan, and Patricia A. Johnson.

There Are 13 New Women on the Faculty at Lehigh University

There Are 13 New Women on the Faculty at Lehigh University

Lehigh University, the highly ranked educational institution in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has 27 new faculty members this fall. Thirteen of the new faculty members are women.

Three Women Academics Win Whiting Writers' Awards

Three Women Academics Win Whiting Writers’ Awards

The Whiting Writers’ Awards are given annually to 10 emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. Each winner receives $50,000. This year, three of the 10 winners are women who currently teach at universities in the United States.

A Dozen Women in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

A Dozen Women in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

The appointees are: Mary Ellen Gillespie, Katherine Ates, Marilyn Smith, Naomi Sigg, Fiona Murray, Virginia Chapman, Pamela Jeffries, Kimberly Logan, Denise Wilbur, Shari Clarke, Trish Boyles, and Rychetta Watkins.

In Memoriam: Anna Pirscenok Herz, 1922-2013

In Memoriam: Anna Pirscenok Herz, 1922-2013

Dr. Herz was the first woman to be named a full professor and department chair at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. After serving as a nurse during World War II, she earned bachelor’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Pennsylvania.

Lehigh University Program Encourages Middle School Girls to Consider Engineering

Lehigh University Program Encourages Middle School Girls to Consider Engineering

Sixty middle school girls came to the Lehigh campus and conducted several hands on experiments geared toward creating an interest in engineering.

Lehigh University Establishes Scholarships for Women in STEM Fields

Lehigh University Establishes Scholarships for Women in STEM Fields

The scholarship awards will provide tuition assistance and fund research opportunities for four years for two women in each incoming class.