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Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties 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 Appointments of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

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.

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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of a Dozen Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of a Dozen Women to Administrative Positions

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.

The International Literacy Association Honors Tanya Wright of Michigan State University

The International Literacy Association Honors Tanya Wright of Michigan State University

The Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award from the International Literacy Association recognizes a teacher in higher education who exemplifies outstanding teaching of reading and reading methods and who is an innovative leader, mentor, and scholar within the field of literacy education.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties at Universities

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties at Universities

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

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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

Nine Universities Announce the Appointments of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Nine Universities Announce the Appointments of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

The nine women appointed to university dean positions are Grace Kuo, Angela Bos, Renée McDonald Hutchins, Janet Guthmiller, Justine Reel, Buffy Smith, Melissa J. Perry, Terri Miller, and Linda Aldoory.

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.

Professor Susan Bruce of Boston College Wins Award From the Council for Exceptional Children

Professor Susan Bruce of Boston College Wins Award From the Council for Exceptional Children

Professor Bruce’s career has focused on how students with severe disabilities communicate. The award recognizes remarkable contributions and exemplary leadership, and commitment to the field of education and rehabilitation of students with visual impairments and deafblindness.

Leila Chatti of the University of Wisconsin Awarded the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry

Leila Chatti of the University of Wisconsin Awarded the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry

Tunisian-American poet Leila Chatti, the Mendota Lecturer in Poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named the winner of the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry from the African Poetry Book Fund at the University of Nebraska.

Jennifer Brown Will Be the Next Provost at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Jennifer Brown Will Be the Next Provost at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Dr. Brown is currently the vice provost and dean for undergraduate education at the University of California, Riverside. Prior to joining the University of California, Riverside in 2018, Dr. Brown served as vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at Oregon State University. She began her faculty career at Purdue University in 2004. She will begin her new duties on April 1.

Angela K. Wilson Is the New President of the American Chemical Society

Angela K. Wilson Is the New President of the American Chemical Society

Angela K. Wilson is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Michigan State University. She is a prominent scholar in the fields of theoretical and computational chemistry. Before joining the faculty at Michigan State, Dr. Wilson was the director of the Chemistry Division at the National Science Foundation from 2016 to 2018.

Michigan State's Anna Maria Santiago Recognized by the Association for Community Organization and Social Action

Michigan State’s Anna Maria Santiago Recognized by the Association for Community Organization and Social Action

Anna Maria Santiago is the associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University. She joined the College of Social Science at Michigan State University as a professor of social work in 2015. She is the former holder of the Leona Bevis and Marguerite Haynam Professorship in Community Development at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Jennifer Klein at Yale University, Kjerstin Thorson at Michigan State University, Rosemary Nabaweesi at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and Anne Rimoin at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Gemma Reguera Recognized for Her Efforts to Advance Women in the Field of Microbiology

Gemma Reguera Recognized for Her Efforts to Advance Women in the Field of Microbiology

Gemma Reguera, a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at Michigan State University, received the 2022 Alice C. Evans Award from the American Society for Microbiology for her outstanding contributions toward the full participation and advancement of women in the microbial sciences.

The American Academy of Nursing Chooses the University of Wisconsin's Linda Scott as President-Elect

The American Academy of Nursing Chooses the University of Wisconsin’s Linda Scott as President-Elect

Dr. Scott became the eighth dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. Earlier she was associate dean for academic affairs, director of graduate studies, and urban health at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing.

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.

Laurie Van Egeren Will Be First Woman President of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium

Laurie Van Egeren Will Be First Woman President of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium

Laurie Van Egeren, interim associate provost for university outreach and engagement and an adjunct faculty member in the department of human development and family studies at Michigan State University, will be the next president of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium. Her three-year term begins in October.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to New Faculty Roles

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to New Faculty Roles

Taking on new assignments are Clara Sousa-Silva at Bard College in New York, LeConté Dill at Michigan State University. Jaqueline Lees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Deidra Hodges at Florida International University, Beth A. Ferri at Syracuse University in New York, Esther Schor at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Emily Masghati aat the University of Northern Iowa.

Michigan State's Tenille Gaines Recognized by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Michigan State’s Tenille Gaines Recognized by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Tenille Gaines is the associate director for counseling in Michigan State University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services department. She will receive the Harriet Copher Haynes Diversity Leadership Mentoring Award from the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. The award honors “talented mental health professionals of diverse identities who aspire to become counseling center directors.”

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new titles or assignments are Kerstin Perez at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M. Suzanne Lang at Michigan State University, Jeanette Wing at Columbia University in New York, Dorothy E. Hines at the University of Kansas, Srah Rifky at Virginia Commonwealth University, Christine Rapp Prescott at New York University, and Trimiko Melancon at Michigan State University

Jessie Borgman Shares the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

Jessie Borgman Shares the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

Jessie Borgman is an Instructor in the Writers’ Studio at Arizona State University and an adjunct Instructor at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. is being honored for the book Personal, Accessible, Responsive, Strategic: Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of  Six Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Kelly F. Millenbah at Michigan State University, Kalynda Holton at Tallahassee Community College in Florida, Jillian Wallen at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Cindy Lakers at Texas Tech University, Donna Strum at the University of Mississippi, and Gwenda Richburg Greene at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.

Lisa Jones Appointed President of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely

Lisa Jones Appointed President of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely

In her most recent role, Dr. Lisa Jones served as vice president of student development at the Cedar Valley campus of Dallas College, a Hispanic-serving and predominately Black institution in Lancaster, Texas. Earlier, Dr. Jones served as vice president of student affairs at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan.

Johns Hopkins University's Virginia Roach Recognized for Her Commitment to Improving Public Education

Johns Hopkins University’s Virginia Roach Recognized for Her Commitment to Improving Public Education

Virginia Roach, executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, is this year’s recipient of the New York Academy of Public Education’s Medalist Award, given annually to one individual who demonstrates a commitment to improving the public education system.

Michigan State University Study Examines Why Young Women Do Not Report Sexual Violence

Michigan State University Study Examines Why Young Women Do Not Report Sexual Violence

The researcher found that many of the young women who were raped by their boyfriends had experienced a lot of abuse growing up, which led them to minimize the sexual violence. Additionally, some participants who had been raped noted they had been socialized to believe that forced sex was part of their role as a girlfriend.

Rebecca Johnson Is the First Woman to Lead Oregon State University

Rebecca Johnson Is the First Woman to Lead Oregon State University

Dr. Johnson has served as vice president of OSU-Cascades since 2009 and has been on the university’s faculty since 1984. She will be the leader of the state’s largest university for approximately a year or until a permanent president is in office.

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The four women in new diversity posts are Anita Fernander at the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Amber Benton at the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University, Amber Benton at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and Gretchen Cook-Anderson at IES Abroad.

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.

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The six women appointed to dean posts are Marie T. Nolan at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Dana A. Williams at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Angie Kamath at New York University, Ann E. Auston at Michigan State University, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro at Rice University in Houston, and Deborah Berke at Yale University.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

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

Elena Litchman Recognized by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Elena Litchman Recognized by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Elena Litchman is a professor of aquatic ecology at Michigan State University. She joined the faculty at Michigan State in 2005. Dr. Litchman is perhaps best known for her seminal work developing a trait-based approach for the study of plankton ecology.

Michigan State's Alison Bernstein Honored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Michigan State’s Alison Bernstein Honored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Bernstein, an assistant professor of translational neuroscience in the College of Human Medicine, was honored for her research into the interaction of genetics and environmental exposure, such as how some pesticides alter neurons in the brain that may lead to Parkinson’s disease.

American Accounting Association Honors the Career of Michigan State's Joan Luft

American Accounting Association Honors the Career of Michigan State’s Joan Luft

Joan Luft, the Eli Broad Professor emeritus at the College of Business of Michigan State Univerity, received the Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award from the American Accounting Association, recognizing her significant impact and research in the accounting field.