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A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The three new holders of endowed chairs are Gabriela Gonzalez at Louisiana State University, Laura Nasrallah at Yale Divinity School, and Julia Liss at Scripps College in Claremont, California.

Gabriela González Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal <em>Classical and Quantum Gravity</em>

Gabriela González Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Classical and Quantum Gravity

Dr. González is a professor in the department of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University. She is also an experimental physicist with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), where she contributed to the detection of gravitational waves in 2015.

Alisa Plant Appointed Director of Louisiana State University Press

Alisa Plant Appointed Director of Louisiana State University Press

Most recently, Dr. Plant served as editor-in-chief of the University of Nebraska Press, a position she has held since 2015. Under her leadership, the press increased its annual output of titles by 35 percent.

Stacia Haynie Appointed Provost and Executive Vice President at Louisiana State University

Stacia Haynie Appointed Provost and Executive Vice President at Louisiana State University

Dr. Haynie has been serving as interim provost. Earlier, Dr. Haynie was dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is the J.W. Annison Jr. Family Alumni Professor in the department of political science. She joined the faculty at Louisiana State University in 1990.

New Faculty Roles at College and Universities for Seven Women Scholars

New Faculty Roles at College and Universities for Seven Women Scholars

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.

Women Entrepreneurs Are More Successful Than Men in Raising Money on Crowdfunding Platforms

Women Entrepreneurs Are More Successful Than Men in Raising Money on Crowdfunding Platforms

Researchers found that while women seeking funds for start-up ventures have been at a disadvantage to men with traditional funding sources. But crowdfunding investors take the opposite view. These investors tend to believe women are more trustworthy.

Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Awards

Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are M. Cynthia Logsdon of the University of Louisville, Ming Fang He of Georgia Southern University, Karen Skolfield of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Ursula Emery McClure of the University of Louisville.

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Clare Cavanagh of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Kathleen M. Carley of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Ruth Weissman at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Joni Shreve of Louisiana State University.

Kim Hunter Reed Named the Next Commissioner of Higher Education in Louisiana

Kim Hunter Reed Named the Next Commissioner of Higher Education in Louisiana

Dr. Reed currently serves as executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Previously, she was under secretary of education for postsecondary diversity and inclusion in the Obama administration. Earlier in her career, Dr. Reed was chief of staff for the Louisiana Board of Regents and executive vice president of the University of Louisiana System.

Three Women Professors Have Been Appointed to Named Chairs

Three Women Professors Have Been Appointed to Named Chairs

The three women appointed to endowed professorships are Susanne Brenner at Louisiana State University, Julie Ann Sosa at the University of California, San Francisco, and Stephanie Hendrith at Murray State University in Kentucky.

In Memoriam: Cynthia DuBois, 1985-2018

In Memoriam: Cynthia DuBois, 1985-2018

Cynthia DuBois, a Presidential Fellow and research associate in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern Unversity, died earlier this month. She was 32 years old and had suffered from brain cancer.

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The four women who were named to endowed professorships are Hui Wilcox at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Susanne Brenner at Louisiana State University, and Karen Collins and Ellen Thomas at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

A Quartet of Women at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Jessica A. Aslin of Louisiana State University, Diane J. Fisher of the University of Southern Mississippi, Heide Temples of Clemson University in South Carolina, and Vaike Haas of West Virginia University.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

New Duties for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Duties for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

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.

Kim Hunter Reed Appointed to Lead the Colorado Department of Higher Education

Kim Hunter Reed Appointed to Lead the Colorado Department of Higher Education

Dr. Reed served as under secretary of education for postsecondary diversity and inclusion in the Obama administration. Earlier, she was chief of staff for the Louisiana Board of Regents and executive vice president of the University of Louisiana System.

The New Leader of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

The New Leader of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Barbara G. Lyman has served as the chief academic officer at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania since 2008. She will serve as interim president while a national search is conducted for a permanent president. The search will begin later this year.

Two Women Appointed Deans of Schools in STEM-Related Disciplines

Two Women Appointed Deans of Schools in STEM-Related Disciplines

Mary Julia Wornat was named dean of the College of Engineering at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Susan L. Parish will be the next dean of the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston.

Wake Forest University Political Scientist Wins Best Book Award

Wake Forest University Political Scientist Wins Best Book Award

Betina C. Wilkinson, an assistant professor of political science at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received the Best Book Award for Inter-Race Relations from the American Political Science Association.

Notable Honors for Seven Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors for Seven Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

The honorees are Sara Goodkind of the University of Pittsburgh, Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell at Texas A&M University, Ellen Goldring and Donna Segar of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Sandra Yancy McGuire of Louisiana State University, and Maureen Oldham Gallagher of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The five women named to endowed chairs are Haiyan Wang at Purdue University, Nancy Rabalis at Louisiana State University, Lesley Jill Gordon at the University of Alabama, Darlene Clark Hine at Michigan State University, and Hillary Anger Elfenbein at Washington University in St. Louis.

Mississippi State Scholar Is the First Woman to Receive a Prestigious Award in the Geosciences

Mississippi State Scholar Is the First Woman to Receive a Prestigious Award in the Geosciences

Brenda Kirkland, associate professor of geosciences at Mississippi State University, received the Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award at the annual convention of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in Calgary, Alberta.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Hadley Damon, 1924-2016

In Memoriam: Marilyn Hadley Damon, 1924-2016

After graduation from college in 1945, Marilyn Damon taught at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the University of Maryland. She joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1948 and taught there until 1964.

Five Women Academic Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Academic Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Susan F. Haka of Michigan State University, Wendy Freedman of the University of Chicago, Rosalind Epstein Krauss of Columbia University, Saundra Yancy McGuire of Louisiana State University, and Carol Blair of Colorado State University.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Posts at American Universities

Four Women Appointed to Dean Posts at American Universities

The new deans are Maria Fuentes-Martin at Louisiana State University, Margaret Fitzgerald at North Dakota State University, Sue Vessella at Woodbury University in California, and Sarah E. Insley at Yale University.

In Memoriam: Barbara Guillory Thompson, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Barbara Guillory Thompson, 1936-2015

Barbara Guillory Thompson was the first African American women student to live in a dormitory on the Louisiana State University campus. Dr. Thompson later served on the Dillard University faculty for 42 years.

In Memoriam: Ella Lee Kelley, 1948-2015

In Memoriam: Ella Lee Kelley, 1948-2015

Dr. Kelley joined the faculty at Southern University in 1983. She served as chair of the chemistry department at the university and most recently was associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of the Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes Honors College.

New Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities for 13 Women Scholars

New Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities for 13 Women Scholars

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

The Next Chancellor of the Eunice Campus of Louisiana State University

The Next Chancellor of the Eunice Campus of Louisiana State University

Kimberly A. Russell was named chancellor of Louisiana State University Eunice. The university enrolls about 2,700 students and women make up 70 percent of the student body, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education.

New Women Deans Announced at Six Universities

New Women Deans Announced at Six Universities

The new deans at Monica Ponce de Leon at Princeton, Adele Lindenmeyr at Villanova, Elizabeth Lehfeldt at Cleveland State, Diana Hess at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Maureen Ryan at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Michelle Massé at Louisiana State University.

In Memoriam: Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes, 1936-2015

She served as president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and as chancellor of the Southern University System in Louisiana. Dr. Spikes was the first woman in the United States to lead a university system.

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at Major Universities

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at Major Universities

The women in new roles are Erica J. Hashimoto at the University of Georgia, Julia Randall at Wesleyan University, Hilary Blumberg at Yale University, Lydia Conklin at Emory University, Concetta DiRusso at the University of Nebraska, and Carol Berry at Louisiana State University.

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.

In Memoriam: Astrid Merget, 1945-2014

In Memoriam: Astrid Merget, 1945-2014

Dr. Merget joined the faculty at Louisiana State University in 2007 and served as executive vice president and provost from 2007 to 2010. Before coming to LSU, she was dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.