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In Memoriam: Mary Anne Fox, 1947-2021

In Memoriam: Mary Anne Fox, 1947-2021

Dr. Fox taught at the University of Texas at Austin for more than 20 years before being named the first woman chancellor of North Carolina State University. She later served as Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.

Maria Gallo Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Maria Gallo Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Since July 2016, Dr. Gallo has been serving as president of Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Earlier, she was dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and chair of the department of agronomy at the University of Florida.

A New Approach to Science Education May Help Reduce the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

A New Approach to Science Education May Help Reduce the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

A new study by researchers at North Carolina State University finds that fifth-grade girls who participated in science classes that were held outdoors had higher average science grades and an increase in a measure of scientific knowledge than girls who participated only in traditional classroom settings.

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed to dean positions are Nicole Stedman at the University of Florida, Nicole Stedman at East Carolina University, Ruth DeFries at Columbia University, Jennifer L. West at the University of Virginia, LaVonda N. Reed at Georgia State University, and Deanna Dannels at North Carolina State University.

Texas Christian University's Deepti Chadee to Lead the Association of College Unions International

Texas Christian University’s Deepti Chadee to Lead the Association of College Unions International

Deepti Chadee is the director of the senior year experience at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She has held that post since January 2019. Earlier, she served for eight years as associate director of student activities and special events at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

In Memoriam: E. Jacquelin Dietz

In Memoriam: E. Jacquelin Dietz

After earning her doctorate, Professor Dietz joined the faculty at North Carolina State University. There, in 1992, she became the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Statistics Education.

Montserrat Fuentes Will Be the Next President of St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas

Montserrat Fuentes Will Be the Next President of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas

Dr. Fuentes has been serving as professor of statistics and executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa. Earlier, she served on the faculty at North Carolina State University and was dean of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Major Research Universities Appoint Four Women to Dean Positions

Major Research Universities Appoint Four Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Maureen Lichtveld at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Doneka Scott for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at North Carolina State University, Michelle Sabick at the University of Denver’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, and Rhea Ballard-Thrower at the University of Chicago Libraries.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Carole Boyce Davies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Denise Hien, at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Kateryna Makova at Pennsylvania State University, and Audrey Jaeger at North Carolina State University.

Women Being Shut Out of College and University Varsity Programs in Esports

Women Being Shut Out of College and University Varsity Programs in Esports

A new study from North Carolina State University reports that the rapidly growing field of collegiate esports is effectively becoming a two-tiered system, with club-level programs that are often supportive of gender diversity being clearly distinct from well-funded varsity programs that are dominated by men.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Department Chairs

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Department Chairs

Xiaojun Qi is the new head of the department of computer science at Utah State University. Nancy Moreno was named chair of the department of education, innovation and technology at the Baylor College of Medicine and Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby is chair of the department of teacher education and learning sciences at North Carolina State University.

Nicole Pride Will Be the First Woman President of West Virginia State University

Nicole Pride Will Be the First Woman President of West Virginia State University

Dr. Pride had been serving as the vice provost for academic strategy and operations at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Earlier she served as associate vice chancellor for university relations and chief of staff for the chancellor of the university.

Southern Methodist University in Dallas Names Its Next Provost

Southern Methodist University in Dallas Names Its Next Provost

Dr. Elizabeth Loboa is a biomedical engineer. She is currently vice chancellor for strategic partnerships and dean and Ketchum Professor of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Earlier, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

A Significant Safety Issue: Women Firefighters Who Work in Gear Designed for Men

A Significant Safety Issue: Women Firefighters Who Work in Gear Designed for Men

A study finds that due to the fact that most firefighters’ gear is designed for men, women firefighters are hampered in their ability to perform their jobs under dangerous circumstances.

Iowa State University Scholar Honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Iowa State University Scholar Honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Misty Lambert, an associate professor of agricultural education at Iowa State University, received the 2019 Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Dr. Lambert joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 2017, after serving as director of teacher education at Oregon State University.

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Women in Tech

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Women in Tech

The report found that women in tech fields are “portrayed in ways that overemphasize their appearance and sexuality.” They also found that women in tech are often referred to as “exceptional” implying that a woman’s achievements are “abnormal.”

In Memoriam: Susan Nutter, 1944-2019

In Memoriam: Susan Nutter, 1944-2019

Susan Nutter was the former vice provost and director of the North Carolina State University Libraries. She served in that role for 20 years before retiring in 2017.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Sixteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Sixteen 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.

Three Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Susan Grant has retired as director of university housing at North Carolina State University. Judith L. Bonner, provost at Mississippi State University, and Kathy Hart, president of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California, announced that they will step down later this year.

The New Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

The New Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Karrie Gibson Dixon has been serving as interim chancellor since April 2018. Before coming to Elizabeth City State University in 2017, Dr. Dixon was a senior administrator for the University of North Carolina System. Most recently, she was vice president for academic and student affairs.

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg Named Provost at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg Named Provost at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth

Currently, Dr. Dahlberg serves as dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University in New York. Prior to her current position, she served as chief academic officer, dean, and professor of electrical engineering at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eleven 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.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members

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.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Marilyn Cochran-Smith of Boston College, Alexandra Finley of Mississippi State University, Esther Ngumbi of the University of Illinois, Kathy Giacomini of the University of California, San Francisco, and Marie Davidian or North Carolina State University.

Karrie Dixon Is the New Leader of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Karrie Dixon Is the New Leader of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Dr. Dixon has been a senior administrator for the University of North Carolina System since 2008. Most recently, she has served as vice president for academic and student affairs overseeing the 17 campuses of the university system.

North Carolina State University Project to Address Perceived Bias in Engineering Education

North Carolina State University Project to Address Perceived Bias in Engineering Education

The new study aims to develop a set of best practices which can be implemented by universities to reduce perceived bias in graduate engineering programs, and possibly for other STEM graduate programs.

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Zakiya Holmes Leggett of North Carolina State University, Brandon Hunt of Georgia Southern University, Cynthia Nance of the University of Arkansas, Noy Holland of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Wanda Heading-Grant of the University of Vermont.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New 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.

Three Women Scholars Appointed Department Chairs at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed Department Chairs at Major Universities

Nita Ahuja was appointed chair of the department of surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. Carolina Cruz-Neira was named interim chair of the department of the computer science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Laurin R. Severin was appointed chair of the department of English at North Carolina State University.

Another Honor for the Writing of University of Kansas Scholar Kij Johnson

Another Honor for the Writing of University of Kansas Scholar Kij Johnson

Kij Johnson, an assistant professor of English at the University of Kansas, received the 2017 World Fantasy Award at the World Fantasy Association convention in San Antonio, Texas. She previously won a Nebula Award for the best short story and a Hugo Award for the nest novella.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres was appointed dean of the Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida. Angela Amar will be the next dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Christine McGahan is the new dean of College of Sciences at North Carolina State University.

Study Examines the Hiring and Retention Rates of Women Faculty in STEM Disciplines

Study Examines the Hiring and Retention Rates of Women Faculty in STEM Disciplines

Among the findings were that female engineering faculty who started as assistant professors were more likely to leave than men, and left without tenure more frequently than men. Time to promotion from associate to full professor took one to two years longer, on average, for women in biological, biomedical and agricultural fields.

Bonnie Rush Is Leading the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Bonnie Rush Is Leading the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Dr. Rush, a professor of internal equine medicine and specializes in equine respiratory disease, is serving as interim dean. She joined the faculty at the veterinary school in 1993 and served as head of the clinical sciences department from 2006 to 2017.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.