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Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members 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.

A Major Vote of Confidence for the President of Lafayette College

A Major Vote of Confidence for the President of Lafayette College

In 2013, Alison Byerly was named the first woman president of Lafayette College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Easton, Pennsylvania. The board of trustees of Lafayette College has now extended Dr. Byerly’s contract for an additional five years.

Three Women Scholars Awarded Tenure at Middlebury College in Vermont

Three Women Scholars Awarded Tenure at Middlebury College in Vermont

Recently awarded tenure at Middlebury College in Vermont are three associate professors: Maggie Clinton in Chinese history, Shawna Shapiro in writing and linguistics, and Louisa Stein in film and medial studies.

Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Dr. Collado currently serves as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer for the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. Before joining the staff at Rutgers University-Newark, Dr. Collado was vice president for student affairs and dean of the college at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Three Women Faculty Members at Middlebury College Promoted and Awarded Tenure

Three Women Faculty Members at Middlebury College Promoted and Awarded Tenure

Maggie Clinton was promoted to associate professor of history and Louisa Stein was named an associate professor of film and media studies. Also, Shawna Shapiro is the first faculty member in Middlebury College’s writing program to be granted tenure.

Five Women Faculty Members Given New Assignments

Five Women Faculty Members Given New Assignments

Taking on new duties are Suzanne Shanahan at Duke University, Alyssa Hasty at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Amy Morsman at Middlebury College in Vermont, Keisha R. Callins at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia, and Kathy Yadrick at the University of Southern Mississippi.

President of Middlebury College to Lead the American Academy of Religion

President of Middlebury College to Lead the American Academy of Religion

With more than 9,000 members, the American Academy of Religion is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the critical study of religion. Dr. Patton will serve one year as vice president, one year as president-elect, and then in 2018 will become president of the organization.

New Administrative Roles for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for Eight Women 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.

Middlebury College Appoints Six Women to Tenure-Track Faculty Posts

Middlebury College Appoints Six Women to Tenure-Track Faculty Posts

The new assistant professors are Dima Ayoub in Arabic, Jessyka FInley in American studies, Jessica L’Roe in geography, Jennifer Ortegren in religion, Carly Thomsen in gender, sexuality, and feminist studies, and Kristina Walowski in geology.

In Memoriam: Lena Ivette Santillana, 1968-2016

In Memoriam: Lena Ivette Santillana, 1968-2016

A native of Cuba, Lena Santillana was a long-time faculty and staff member of Middlebury College’s School Abroad in Spain. She also taught at the Spanish School on Middlebury College’s campus in Vermont from 2005 to 2013.

Middlebury College Improves Access to Health Care for Victims of Sexual Assault

Middlebury College Improves Access to Health Care for Victims of Sexual Assault

The agreement with nearby Porter Medical Center increases the number of sexual assault nurse examiners available to Middlebury College students from three to seven.

In Memoriam: Therese Pasquale Maguire, 1948-2016

In Memoriam: Therese Pasquale Maguire, 1948-2016

Dr. Maguire joined the staff at the the University of Massachusetts in 1989 as assistant director of residential academic programs. She also served as a lecturer on short story, fiction, and film.

Middlebury College Grants Tenure to Four Women Faculty Members

Middlebury College Grants Tenure to Four Women Faculty Members

Promoted to associate professor and granted tenure are Leticia Arroyo Abad in economics, Marta Manrique-Gomez in Spanish, Marybeth E. Nevins in anthropology, and Linda E. White in Japanese studies.

In Memoriam: Stella Clifford Gray, 1919-2016

In Memoriam: Stella Clifford Gray, 1919-2016

A native of Maine, Stella Gray began teaching at what is now the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1958. Dr. Gray taught English composition, speech, and literature and was chair of the Humanities Division at the university. The university has established the Stella C. Gray Teaching Excellence Award in her honor.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 11 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for 11 Women Faculty Members

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.

New Administrative Roles for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for 11 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.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen 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.

Two Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Two Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Angela Felecia Epps has been selected as the next dean of the College of Law at Florida A&M University and Baishakhi Taylor is the new dean of students at Middlebury College in Vermont.

American University Launches a Certificate Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

American University Launches a Certificate Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

The School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C., and the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan have entered into partnership to offer a certificate program for women entrepreneurs.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

In Memoriam: Judith A. Layzer, 1962 -2015

In Memoriam: Judith A. Layzer, 1962 -2015

She was a professor of environmental policy in the department of urban studies and planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She had served on MIT’s faculty since 2003.

Middlebury College Gives Promotions and Awards Tenure to Three Women

Middlebury College Gives Promotions and Awards Tenure to Three Women

At high-ranked Middlebury College in Vermont, Joyce Mao was promoted to associate professor of history. Sarah S. Stroup and Jessica Teets were both promoted to associate professor of political science. All three women were awarded tenure.

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars

The honorees are Yeonhwa Park at the University of Massachusetts, Mary Staehle at Rowan University, Beverly Purswell at Virginia Tech, Jennifer West at Duke University, Deborah Waldrop at the University at Buffalo, Eve Adler at Middlebury College, and Janet L. Miller at Columbia University.

New Provosts at Three High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

New Provosts at Three High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

The women who have been named to provost posts are Marie Lynn Miranda at Rice University in Houston, Susan C. Baldridge at Middlebury College in Vermont, and Barbara K. Altmann at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsyvlania.

Four Women Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Four Women Appointed to New Faculty Posts

The women taking on new faculty roles are Mary Erina Driscoll at City College of New York, Susan Burch at Middlebury College, Emilie Hafner-Burton at the University of California, San Diego, and Lucy Hodder at the University of New Hampshire.

Three Women Awarded Tenure at Middlebury College in Vermont

Three Women Awarded Tenure at Middlebury College in Vermont

Middlebury College, the highly rated liberal arts institution in Vermont, has announced the promotion of three women to the rank of associate professor with tenure: Svea Closser, Florence Feiereisen, and Rebeccca Tiger.

The Next President of Middlebury College

The Next President of Middlebury College

Laurie L. Patton was named the next president of Middlebury College in Vermont. She will take office on July 1, 2015. Dr. Patton currently serves as professor of religion and dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University.

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Mary Ann Fuchs, Carla Sanderson, Sharon Tennyson, Cheryl Johnson, Nalia Baloch, Binti Harvey, Susan C. Dolbert, Andrea Greenhoot, Lesia Crumpton-Young, Jodi Kupper, Ellen Anderson, Jenni Evans, Matella Nelson, Jaime Seguin, Debra Fraser Janie Long and Catherine Criswell are the new appointees.

In Memoriam: Nancy Ewald Jackson, 1946-2014

In Memoriam: Nancy Ewald Jackson, 1946-2014

Professor Johnson taught at the University of Washington. She later taught educational psychology at the University of Iowa.

Three Women Faculty Members Promoted at Middlebury College

Three Women Faculty Members Promoted at Middlebury College

Jessica Holmes was promoted to full professor of economics. Lorraine Besser-Jones in philosophy and Amy Yuen in political science were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and granted tenure.

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: Kathryn Wasserman Davis, 1907-2013

In Memoriam: Kathryn Wasserman Davis, 1907-2013

She was the oldest known alumna of Wellesley College (Class of 1928). Over the course of her lifetime, she donated more than $50 million to Wellesley College and funded several other higher education programs.

Carolyn Kuebler to Be Editor of the <em>New England Review</em>

Carolyn Kuebler to Be Editor of the New England Review

A 1990 graduate of Middlebury College with a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Bard College, Kuebler has been managing editor of the literary quarterly since 2004.

Lafayette College Names Its First Woman President

Lafayette College Names Its First Woman President

Alison R. Byerly will become the 17th president of the highly rated liberal arts college in Easton, Pennsylvania. Since 2007 she has been provost and executive vice president at Middlebury College.

Middlebury College Promotes Two Women to Full Professor

Middlebury College Promotes Two Women to Full Professor

Anne K. Knowles was named a full professor of geography and Kathryn Morse was appointed a full professor of history.