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In Memoriam: Lillian Bridwell-Bowles, 1947-2024

In Memoriam: Lillian Bridwell-Bowles, 1947-2024

As an educator, Dr. Bridwell-Bowles focused her teaching on rhetoric, writing, culture, and women’s and gender studies. She served as a professor of English at the University of Nebraska, the University of Minnesota, and Louisiana State University.

Michelle Johnston Appointed President of Georgia Southwestern State University

Michelle Johnston Appointed President of Georgia Southwestern State University

Dr. Johnston was president of the College of Coastal Georgia. Previously, she served as president of the University of Rio Grande in Ohio and held administrative and faculty positions with the University of Montevallo in Alabama, the University of Louisiana Monroe, and Mississippi State University.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to dean at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

United States Aquaculture Society Presents Distinguished Service Award to Rebecca Lochmann

United States Aquaculture Society Presents Distinguished Service Award to Rebecca Lochmann

Dr. Lochmann has served as a professor of aquaculture and fisheries at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff for the past three decades. She was honored for her leadership and contributions to research, education, and extension efforts in the field of aquaculture.

Eight Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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

Jenna Carpenter Selected to Lead the Mathematical Association of America

Jenna Carpenter Selected to Lead the Mathematical Association of America

Jenna Carpenter is the founding dean of the School of Engineering and professor of engineering at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. She will become president of the association on July 1, 2024. Dr, Carpenter is currently the president of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

The five women scholars who are assuming new assignments are Renee Irvin at the University of Oregon, Andrea Case at Michigan State University, Julia Bullock at Emory University in Atlanta, Aisha Ali-Gombe at Louisiana State University, and Margaret Meserve at the University of Notre Dame.

Stacia Haynie Chosen as the Thirteenth President of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas

Stacia Haynie Chosen as the Thirteenth President of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas

In 2019, Dr. Haynie was named executive vice president and provost at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Earlier, Dr. Haynie was dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the J.W. Annison Jr. Family Alumni Professor in the department of political science. She joined the faculty at LSU in 1990.

Yolanda Page Selected as the Eighth President of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Yolanda Page Selected as the Eighth President of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Since last fall, Dr. Page has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Savannah State University in Georgia. Earlier, she was a professor of English and vice president in the Division of Academic Affairs at Dillard University in New Orleans. Previously, Dr. Page served as dean of arts and sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Dean Positions

the new deans are Shannon Jimenez at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michelle D. Young at the University of California, Berkeley, Kimberly Bissell at Louisiana State University, Barbara Krauthamer at Emory University, Jennifer Jahner at Caltech, Teresa Martin at Michigan State University, Teri Browne at the University of South Carolina, and Shelly Blunt at the University of Southern Indiana.

Lina Bernaola to Become the First Latina President of the Entomology Society of America

Lina Bernaola to Become the First Latina President of the Entomology Society of America

A native of Lima, Peru, Dr. Bernaola’s research focuses on pests that prey on rice crops in Texas. Broadly, her research seeks to identify and develop sustainable and cost-effective management programs for insect pests of rice.

Louisiana State University Debuts an Oral History Project on Women Political Leaders

Louisiana State University Debuts an Oral History Project on Women Political Leaders

The “Louisiana Women in Politics Oral History Project” will provide not only a historical record from important female public figures on some of Louisiana’s most notable chapters in history, but also document their career reflections and how they navigated unexplored, and sometimes, unwelcoming territory.

Louisiana State University Appoints Two Women to Lead Academic Schools

Louisiana State University Appoints Two Women to Lead Academic Schools

Michelle Livermore was appointed director of the School of Social Work and Laura Hensley Choate was named interim director of the School of Education. Both schools are in the College of Human Sciences & Education at the university.

In Memoram: Mary Stobaugh Shambarger, 1935-2022

In Memoram: Mary Stobaugh Shambarger, 1935-2022

Mary Shambarger was the Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music, emerita at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She served on the faculty there for 32 years.

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.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Endowed Professorships

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Endowed Professorships

Graça Vicente, a professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University was named a Boyd Professor at the university. Jacqueline Goldsby has been appointed the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of African American Studies and English at Yale University and Pamela L. Allison has been named to the Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Jinx Coleman Broussard of Louisiana State University Honored for Her Mentoring Work in Public Relations

Jinx Coleman Broussard of Louisiana State University Honored for Her Mentoring Work in Public Relations

Jinx Coleman Broussard, the Bart R. Swanson Endowed Memorial Professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State Univerity, has been selected as the 2021 Bruce K. Berger Educator Honoree from the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. The center is housed at the University of Alabama.

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Debra Pile in the School of Nursing at Wichita State University in Kansas, Deidre Pierson at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Colleen Clark at the University of South Carolina, Cynthia Breazeal at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Pamela Pike at Louisiana State University.

The Eudora Welty Book Prize Is Awarded to Casey Kayser of the University of Arkansas

The Eudora Welty Book Prize Is Awarded to Casey Kayser of the University of Arkansas

Each year, the Mississippi University for Women and the University Press of Mississippi collaborate to award the Welty Prize for an outstanding work of literary scholarship on women’s studies, Southern studies, or modern letters in honor of MUW’s most famous alumna, writer Eudora Welty.

Harvard's Susan Murphy Wins the Van Wijngaarden Award for Using Statistics to Improve Health Care Decision Making

Harvard’s Susan Murphy Wins the Van Wijngaarden Award for Using Statistics to Improve Health Care Decision Making

Susan A. Murphy is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Statistics and of Computer Science and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Her research focuses on developing data analysis methods and experimental designs to improve real-time multi-stage decision-making in mobile health.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Lead Schools at State Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Lead Schools at State Universities

Ece Erdogmus was named chair of the School of Building Construction in the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Sarah J. Tracy is the new interim director of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University and Tracey Rizzuto was appointed interim director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at American Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at American Universities

Appointed to new positions or roles are Shereen Marisol Meraji at the University of California, Berkeley, Jennifer Macalady at Pennsylvania State University, Victoria Zigmont at the University of Mississippi, Deborah Hickman at Purdue University in Indiana, Jamie Simpson at Midland University in Nebraska, Cynthia Peterson at Louisiana State University and Lisa Broidy at the University of New Mexico.

The 2021 Linnean Medal Has Been Awarded to Evolutionary Biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard

The 2021 Linnean Medal Has Been Awarded to Evolutionary Biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard

Dr. West-Eberhard, a research associate in the department of biological sciences at Louisiana State University, was bestowed with the medal from the Linnean Society of London for her “significant contribution to the science of natural history and to the wider natural sciences community.”

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Lead Diversity Efforts in Higher Education

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Lead Diversity Efforts in Higher Education

Taking on new diversity roles are Kortet Mensah at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina, Luz Randolph at Louisiana State University, Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and Nakeshia N. Williams at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

In Memoriam: Ruth Prouse Morgan, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Ruth Prouse Morgan, 1934-2021

Ruth Prouse Morgan served as a professor of political science at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for 20 years. She was the first woman to chair the faculty senate and was the university’s first woman provost.

The American Society for Engineering Education Chooses a New Leader

The American Society for Engineering Education Chooses a New Leader

Jenna Carpenter is the founding dean of the School of Engineering at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Dr. Carpenter will serve a one-year term as president-elect of the 12,000-member society beginning in June, followed by a full year as ASEE president.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Colleges and Universities

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Colleges and Universities

Sara Cook, a professor of business, has been named vice president for academics at Viterbo University in La Crosse Wisconsin. Sadie D. Wilks, an instructor at Louisiana State University, has been given added duties as the school’s new internship coordinator and Natalie Lozinski-Veach is a new assistant professor of German at Arizona State University.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Laurie Owen at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, Peggy Keiper at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Lori Martin at Louisiana State University, Diane Marie Amann at the University of Georgia, and Stacy L. Leeds at Arizona State University.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

Five Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

The five women who have been named to dean positions are Rowena Ortiz-Walters at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Yvonne Gaudelius at Pennsylvania State University, Kristin Sosnowsky at Louisiana State University, Schnavia Smith Hatcher at the University of Alabama, and Mary Finn at Michigan State University.

Baylor University's Trena Wilkerson is the New Leader of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Baylor University’s Trena Wilkerson is the New Leader of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The council, which has more than 30,000 members, is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and publishes books for educators, as well as journals, including the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 and Mathematics Teacher Educator.

Two Women Legal Scholars Named Interim Deans at State University Law Schools

Two Women Legal Scholars Named Interim Deans at State University Law Schools

Melanie B. Jacobs was named interim dean of the College of Law at Michigan State University and Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge has been named interim dean of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.

Louisiana State's Susanne Brenner Named President of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Louisiana State’s Susanne Brenner Named President of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Susanne C. Brenner is a Boyd Professor of the Louisiana State University System. She holds a joint appointment with the department of mathematics and Center for Computation and Technology (CCT). At CCT she is also the associate director for academic affairs.

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina M. Harris holds the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. She joined the faculty at LSU this past summer after teaching at the University of Georgia for more than two decades.

Ohio University's Aimee Edmondson to Lead the American Journalism Historians Association

Ohio University’s Aimee Edmondson to Lead the American Journalism Historians Association

Aimee Edmondson, associate professor of journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is on the leadership track that will result in her being elected president of the American Journalism Historians Association at next fall’s annual conference in Memphis.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

The women appointed to new faculty posts are Stephania Cormier at Louisiana State University’s School of Vetinerary Medicine, Charity Gordon at Georgia State University, Claire Montialoux at the University of California, Berkeley, Lorena Ojeda Dávila at the University of New Mexico and Olivia Aguilar at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.