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Eight Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Eight Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

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.

Eight Women Leaders Appointed to Administrative Posts

Eight Women Leaders Appointed to Administrative Posts

The appointments are Melissa Smiley at Wayne State University, Lisa Ferrell at North Carolina State University, Shani Crayton at Alabama State University, Jessica Brown at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Naomi Nixon at Florida International University, Kimberly Shiner at California State University Fullerton, Genita Magnum at Delaware State University, and Marie Harf at the University of Pennsylvania

Karen Bullock Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity in Palliative Medicine

Karen Bullock Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity in Palliative Medicine

As an endowed professor at Boston College and scholar at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Bullock’s new award honors her dedication to improving care for underrepresented patient populations in hospice and palliative medicine.

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker, assistant professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University has been honored by the American Association for Anatomy for her outstanding contributions to the field comparative neuroanatomy.

In Memoriam: Nancy Vacc, 1939-2024

In Memoriam: Nancy Vacc, 1939-2024

“Nancy Vacc, with her great heart and generous spirit, not only unselfishly gave the university impactful resources, but helped shape our campus, inform our values, and move us forward,” said Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Six Women Named to Leadership Positions In Higher Education Administration

Six Women Named to Leadership Positions In Higher Education Administration

Appointments include Randy Gomez of Berkeley College, Victoria Benjamin of Colorado State University, Julie Smith of North Carolina State University, Lynda Tieck of Boise State University, Beth Goetz of the University of Iowa, and Andrea LaGatta of SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Meredith College Enters Partnership With North Carolina State University

Meredith College Enters Partnership With North Carolina State University

Meredith College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Raleigh, North Carolina, has entered into an agreement with North Carolina State University that provides priority admission into Meredith’s master’s degree in nutrition–accelerated dietitian nutritionist track to up to four qualified North Carolina State nutrition science undergraduate students.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to University 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.

Four Women Scholars Assigned to New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Four Women Scholars Assigned to New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Erin Rothwell at the University of Utah, Katie Fanning at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Jeanette Davidson at the University of Texas at Austin, and Krista D. Glazewski at North Carolina State University.

Anna J. Egalite Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Anna J. Egalite Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Anna J. Egalite, an associate professor in the College of Education at North Carolina State University who is currently serving as a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, has been selected as the American Educational Research Association Outstanding Reviewer.

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

Ten 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.

Beth Kegley of the University of Arkansas Wins an Award From the American Society of Animal Science

Beth Kegley of the University of Arkansas Wins an Award From the American Society of Animal Science

Professor Kegley’s research focus is the impact of nutrition on the immune response, disease resistance, and growth performance of beef cattle. She teaches graduate-level courses on ruminant nutrition, energetics, and mineral metabolism. She grew up on a dairy, beef, and sheep farm in Virginia.

Meredith College Offers Dual-Degree Program in Aerospace Engineering With North Carolina State University

Meredith College Offers Dual-Degree Program in Aerospace Engineering With North Carolina State University

In the past, Meredith College students majoring in mathematics could earn a second bachelor’s degree in biological, biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering at North Carolina State University. Now for the first time, students at Meredith College that are majoring in mathematics can earn a second bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering.

New Administrative Duties for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Seven 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

The College of Southern Maryland in La Plata Chooses Yolanda Wilson as Its Sixth President

The College of Southern Maryland in La Plata Chooses Yolanda Wilson as Its Sixth President

Dr. Wilson has been serving as vice president of instruction at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. She has been a professor and administrator in the North Carolina and South Carolina community college systems for more than 22 years.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

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.

Six Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Newly appointed to dean positions are Wendy Suzuki at New York University, Claire Gleitman at Ithaca College in New York, Sharon Porterfield at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Amy Hardison Tully at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Paola Sztajn at North Carolina State University, and Staci Simonich at Oregon State University.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Positions as Deans

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Positions as Deans

Kate Meurs has been named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. Leah VanWey has been appointed the next dean of the faculty at Brown Univerity in Rhode Island and Shatrela Washington-Hubbard was named dean of the College of Business & Communication at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.

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.

Hollylynne Lee Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching From Baylor University

Hollylynne Lee Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching From Baylor University

Hollylynne S. Lee is the Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education at North Carolina State University. She was honored by Baylor University in Waco, Texas, for “her design and use of engaging technology tools that facilitate student learning of mathematics and statistics, as well her ability to inspire future teachers in these important fields.”

Tonya Smith-Jackson to Serve as Provost at North Carolina A&T State University

Tonya Smith-Jackson to Serve as Provost at North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Smith Jackson has worked for North Carolina A&T since 2013, most recently as senior vice provost for academic affairs. She originally joined A&T as a professor and chair of the department of industrial and systems engineering. Earlier in her career, she taught at Virginia Tech.

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

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Ten 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.

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.