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New Faculty Positions for Seven Women Scholars

New Faculty Positions for Seven Women Scholars

Taking on new faculty roles are Jennifer Dawes at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Christine Folch at Duke University, Allison Schachter at Vanderbilt University, Kathy Dhanda at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, Peggy Morton at New York University, Heather Frick at Cornerstone University in Michigan, and Shannon Self-Brown at Georgia State University.

New Endowed Positions for Four Women Scholars

New Endowed Positions for Four Women Scholars

The appointments are Irene Peeva at Cornell University, Rachel Eells at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Joya Misra at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Joan Kee at New York University.

New Faculty Positions for a Dozen Women in Higher Education

New Faculty Positions for a Dozen Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new faculty 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.

Five Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Universities

Five Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Universities

The new provosts are Lois Agnew at Syracuse University, Georgina Dopico at New York University, Michelle Kiec at Commonwealth University in Pennsylvania, Heather Shipley at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Regina Stovall Robinson at Jarvis Christian University in Texas.

African Literature and Culture Society Honors Duriel Harris for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry

African Literature and Culture Society Honors Duriel Harris for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry

Dr. Harris has served as a professor of poetry and poetics at Illinois State University for the past 15 years. Her teaching and academic interests include poetry writing, poetics, and African American literature.

Five Women Appointed to Administrative Leadership Positions at Universities

Five Women Appointed to Administrative Leadership Positions at Universities

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

Illinois State University Honors Anna Smith for Excellence in Literacy Research

Illinois State University Honors Anna Smith for Excellence in Literacy Research

Dr. Smith currently serves as an associate professor of teaching and learning and director of the Education Now Lab at Illinois State University. She was honored for her innovative research into literacy in digital spaces.

Adler University Selects Lisa Coleman as President

Adler University Selects Lisa Coleman as President

Dr. Coleman currently serves as the inaugural senior vice president for global inclusion and strategic innovation at New York University. She will assume the presidency of Adler University in September.

Vanderbilt Professor Lorrie Moore Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Vanderbilt Professor Lorrie Moore Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Lorrie Moore, professor of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, was recognized for her novel I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home. She has authored numerous other publications throughout her four-decades long career, including three other novels, many short-stories, and various works of nonfiction.

In Memoriam: Barbara Jones, 1935-2024

In Memoriam: Barbara Jones, 1935-2024

Dr. Jones was a women’s studies scholar and cultural anthropologist. During her academic career, she taught courses at schools across the country including Merritt College in Oakland, California, where she served as chair of the anthropology department.

Columbia Professor Anne Bogart Awarded for Lifetime Achievement in Non-Profit Theatre Production

Columbia Professor Anne Bogart Awarded for Lifetime Achievement in Non-Profit Theatre Production

Anne Bogart, professor of theatre at Columbia University and co-artistic director of the SITI Company in New York City, has been honored for her over five decades of contributions to non-profit theatre.

In Memoriam: Shani Mott, 1976-2024

In Memoriam: Shani Mott, 1976-2024

Dr. Mott was a lecturer in the department of history and Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University where she worked for the past 16 years. Her academic studies focused on racial language in American popular culture.

American Bar Foundation Honors Suzette Malveaux with Outstanding Service Award

American Bar Foundation Honors Suzette Malveaux with Outstanding Service Award

“I am incredibly honored to receive this lifetime achievement award. I’m so grateful to belong to a community committed to studying and using the law for the public good. Especially now, it’s important to support each other and work together to defend democracy,” said Malveaux, a professor of law at the University of Colorado.

Study Finds High School Biology Textbooks Fail to Differentiate Between Sex and Gender

Study Finds High School Biology Textbooks Fail to Differentiate Between Sex and Gender

“The findings serve as a call to action—it is important that the high school biology curriculum is revised so that it reflects accurate scientific knowledge rather than misguided assumptions that may foster gender stereotyping and discrimination,” says Andrei Cimpian, a professor in the psychology department at New York University.

Meridith Randall Named President of Golden West College in California

Meridith Randall Named President of Golden West College in California

Meridith Randall has been appointed president of Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. She has served in the role on an interim basis since last year.

Rose Hu Honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Rose Hu Honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Rose Hu, associate dean for research at the Utah State University College of Engineering, is this year’s winner of the Women in Communications Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

American Heart Association Bestows Lembright Award on University of Connecticut Researcher

American Heart Association Bestows Lembright Award on University of Connecticut Researcher

Nancy Schmieder Redeker is a professor at the University of Connecticut Schools of Nursing and Medicine, senior associate dean for research, and interim director of the Ph.D. program in nursing. The Lembright Award, established in 1987, is the top award for excellence in research given by the American Heart Association.

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Universities

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at 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.

In Memoriam: Carol Robles-Román, 1962-2023

In Memoriam: Carol Robles-Román, 1962-2023

One of the two longest-serving deputy mayors in the history of the city of New York, Robles-Román served as general counsel to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg during his 12 years in office. Robles-Román also served on the City University of New York board of trustees for 14 years and was most recently general counsel and dean of the faculty at Hunter College in New York City.

Eleven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

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.

In Memoriam: Kimberley Jessica Johnson Evans, 1973-2023

In Memoriam: Kimberley Jessica Johnson Evans, 1973-2023

Dr. Evans joined the Duke University family in 1998 as an internal medicine resident and was named a fellow in nephrology in 2001. She joined the faculty in 2003 and became assistant professor of medicine in 2008.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Mary McCormick, 1963 -2023

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Mary McCormick, 1963 -2023

At the University of Tulsa College of Law, Professor McCormick founded the Immigrant Rights Project. She was the first associate dean of experiential learning, interim dean in the fall 2001 semester, and served for several semesters as the associate dean of academic affairs.

In Memoriam: Evelyn M. Witkin, 1921-2023

In Memoriam: Evelyn M. Witkin, 1921-2023

Evelyn M. Witkin, a professor emerita at Rutgers University in New Jersey, was a world-renowned geneticist who helped to unlock secrets to how DNA damage and DNA repair affect cancer and aging.

Mildred García to Lead the 23-Campus California State University System

Mildred García to Lead the 23-Campus California State University System

Since 2018, Dr. García has been serving as president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Earlier in her career, she served as president of California State University, Fullerton and California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Women Are Slower Than Men on the Path From Mentored to Independent Research in the Biomedical Sciences

Women Are Slower Than Men on the Path From Mentored to Independent Research in the Biomedical Sciences

Researchers examined the percentage of men and women who received National Institute of Health early career awards which included a mentored component over a 10-year period. They then looked at how many of these men and women received R01-equivalent awards (a class of grants that fund specific research projects and provide around $500,000 per year for multiple years) over the next 10-year period. Women trailed men in the transition to the more significant grants.

In Memoriam: Saskia Hamilton, 1967-2023

In Memoriam: Saskia Hamilton, 1967-2023

Saskia Hamilton, a poet, professor of English, and vice provost for academic programs and curriculum at Barnard College in New York City, has died in New York. She was 56 years old. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Hamilton was a graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio. She held a master’s degree from New York […]

Three Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Three Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Julia Steed will become the academic director of the family nurse practitioner program in the School of Nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Nanfu Wang will join the faculty of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute as a Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Susan Richmond, an associate professor of art history at Georgia State University, will become the interim associate dean for the College of the Arts at the university.

Three Nursing Schools Announce the Appointment of New Deans

Three Nursing Schools Announce the Appointment of New Deans

Angela Amar will be the next dean of the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University. Julie McCullough has been appointed dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana and Victoria Vaughan Dickson has been selected to serve as the eleventh dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Universities

Taking on new positions or duties are Jeannine Tang at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Kimberly Christen at Washington State University, Phaedra Corso at Indiana University-Indianapolis, Leslie LaConte at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, and Bree A;lexander at the University of South Carolina.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The five women scholars in new positions or who are taking on new duties are Maggie Han at Auburn University in Alabama, Elizabeth J. Zechmeister at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Misty De Berry in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Heidi Zinzow at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Crista Johnson-Agbakwu at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Linda Mills Appointed the Seventeenth President of New York University

Linda Mills Appointed the Seventeenth President of New York University

Dr. Mills has been serving as vice chancellor and senior vice provost for global programs and university life at NYU. Dr. Mills is also the Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor of Social Work, Public Policy, and Law and has served as the executive director of the NYU Center on Violence and Recovery. Dr. Mills’ principal areas of scholarly focus are trauma, bias, and domestic violence.

New York University Study Finds That Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs Continue to Rise, Particularly for Women

New York University Study Finds That Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs Continue to Rise, Particularly for Women

A new study by researchers at the New York University School of Global Public Health finds that despite improvements in employer-sponsored insurance by the Affordable Care Act, health care costs and out-of-pocket expenditures have continued to rise. This is particularly true for women, according to the study.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Four Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Four Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Gladys M. Ayala at the New York University Long Island School of Medicine, Patricia Bruckenthal at the School of Nursing at Stony Brook University in New York, Danelle Stevens-Watkins at the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, and Khrystyna Sanborn at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Aimee J. Vargas at New York University, Alexis Travis at Michigan State University, Erin Martin Kane at the University of Rochester, Toni Monette at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Angel Riotutar at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Charlene Widener at Northeast Community College in Nebraska, and Hannah Weisman at the University of California, Berkeley.

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

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