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Jeanne VanBriesen to Lead the NSF's Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems

Jeanne VanBriesen to Lead the NSF’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems

Dr. VanBriesen joined Carnegie Mellon in 1999 as an assistant professor and was awarded an endowed professorship in 2014. She recently served as the university’s vice provost for faculty and previously served as chair of the Faculty Senate. Dr. VanBriesen’s research focuses on the biodegradation and thermodynamics of microbial systems

Society for Marketing Advances Recognizes the Work of Lisa Scheer of the University of Missouri

Society for Marketing Advances Recognizes the Work of Lisa Scheer of the University of Missouri

Professor Scheer was honored for her highly cited research and her willingness to help mentor younger members of the academic community. Dr. Scheer’s research has more than 11,000 citations on Google Scholar. She has two papers that have been cited more than 2,000 times.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Mary Anderson at the University of West Florida, Katherine Whitaker at Voorhees College in South Carolina, Ana Franco-Watkins at Auburn University in Alabama, Martha Peterson at the University of Kentucky, Allyssa L. Harris at Prairie View &AM University in Texas, Ellen Weinauer at the University of Maine, and Mona Dugo at Northwestern University in Illinois.

Study Examines Gender Differences in Participation in Clinical Trials Compared to Those Affected by a Disease

Study Examines Gender Differences in Participation in Clinical Trials Compared to Those Affected by a Disease

The authors state that clinical trial sample populations should be proportionate to the population affected by the disease, as some diseases are more prevalent or manifest differently in one sex versus the other.  The study is the first to examine sex bias in all U.S. human clinical trials relative to disease burden (the prevalence of disease based on factors such as sex and ethnicity).

Six Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Robin L. Rasor at Duke University, Kimberly D. Whitehead at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, Sarah Klaper at Northwestern University, Lavinia Boxill at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Kimberly Shiner at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and Mary Ritayik at the State University of New York.

Eight Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

As the end of the academic year is upon us and a new one is ready to dawn, colleges and universities throughout the United States are appointing deans to head their colleges and schools. Here are eight women who have been appointed to dean positions.

In Memoriam: Bren Adair Ortega-Murphy, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Bren Adair Ortega-Murphy, 1949-2021

After teaching at Niles College Seminary, from 1978-1983, Dr. Ortega-Murphy worked at Loyola University for 36 years in both the School of Communication and the women’s and gender studies program.

University Study Finds Gender Bias Is Prevalent in the Early Recruitment Phase for Leadership Positions

University Study Finds Gender Bias Is Prevalent in the Early Recruitment Phase for Leadership Positions

Participants were told they had to recruit a male and female leader for an imaginary company. Conservative participants in the group that thought they were communicating with a male candidate picked more positive pieces of information about the position and the company, and those communicating with the female picked less positive information. Political liberals did not exhibit this trend.

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

Ten 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.

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: Dollye Mary Emily Robinson, 1927-2020

In Memoriam: Dollye Mary Emily Robinson, 1927-2020

Robinson began her career at Jackson State University in Mississippi in 1952 as the assistant band director and instructor of music. After a 60-year career at the university, she was named dean emerita in 2012.

Theresa Keeley Wins Book Award From the Duke University Human Rights Center

Theresa Keeley Wins Book Award From the Duke University Human Rights Center

Theresa Keeley, an assistant professor of history at the University of Louisville, was honored for her book on the role of the faith community, in particular the Maryknoll order, on U.S. policy in Central America in the 1980s.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Eight 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.

Catherine Paden Will Be the  Next Provost at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire

Catherine Paden Will Be the Next Provost at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire

Dr. Paden currently services as deputy provost at Simmons University in Boston. She joined Simmons in 2006 as an assistant professor in the department of political science and international relations. Dr. Paden was named dean of undergraduate programs in 2016 and continues in that role today.

Academic Study Examines the Best Way to Increase Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

Academic Study Examines the Best Way to Increase Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

A new working paper of the European Corporate Governance Institute, written by scholars at Washington University, the University of Alabama, and Northwestern University, finds that shareholder influence is more effective in diversifying boards of directors than mandates by governments or financial organizations.

Four Women Named to Endowed Professorships at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

Four Women Named to Endowed Professorships at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

The four women appointed to endowed professorships are Susannah Ottaway at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Robin R. Means Coleman at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Lynn Meskell at the University of Pennsylvania, and Whitney Pirtle at the University of California, Merced.

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago will rename the Special Collections Research Center — the principal steward of the Library’s rare books, manuscripts, and the University Archives — in honor of Hanna Holborn Gray, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and President Emeritus of the University.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

The six women named to diversity posts are Robin R. Means Coleman at Northwestern University, Lisa Guerrero at Washington State University, Jasmine A. Lee at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Andreá Williams at Ohio State University, Yolanda Caldwell at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, and Tiffany Hayden at the University of Kentucky.

In Memoriam: Sonya Orleans Rose, 1935-2020

In Memoriam: Sonya Orleans Rose, 1935-2020

Dr. Rose joined the University of Michigan faculty as a professor of history and sociology in 1993. In 1995, she received an additional appointment as a professor of women’s studies. In 2002, Dr. Rose was appointed the Natalie Zemon Davis Collegiate Professor of History, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.

Jeanne Craig Sinkford Wins the Highest Award Given by the American College of Dentists

Jeanne Craig Sinkford Wins the Highest Award Given by the American College of Dentists

Dr. Sinkford was appointed associate dean at the Howard University College of Dentistry in 1967. In 1975, she broke the gender barrier when she was appointed dean of Howard University College of Dentistry, the first woman to lead a U.S. dental school. She served as dean from 1975 to 1991.

Parneshia Jones Appointed Director of Northwestern University Press

Parneshia Jones Appointed Director of Northwestern University Press

Parneshia Jones joined the Northwestern University Press in 2003 as marketing assistant and served in several progressively more responsible positions. Most recently, she served as editorial director for trade and engagement.

Teresa Woodruff Wins a Prestigious Award From the Endocrine Society

Teresa Woodruff Wins a Prestigious Award From the Endocrine Society

Coining the term oncofertility — the blend of oncology and fertility — Dr. Woodruff, the new provost at Michigan State University, created a now widely-recognized medical field that strives to explore and expand the reproductive options of cancer patients and cancer survivors.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

At some colleges and universities, a hiring freeze has been enacted due to the pandemic. But with the world’s new focus on racism and social justice, the hiring of diversity and inclusion officers at colleges and universities remains at a brisk pace.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

The four women who are leaving their administrative positions are Susan Gennaro at Boston College, Jutta-Annette Page from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Stephanie Smith at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Lindsay Chase-Lansdale of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Northwestern University Appoints Kathleen Hagerty as Its First Woman Provost

Northwestern University Appoints Kathleen Hagerty as Its First Woman Provost

Dr. Hagerty has been serving as an interim provost since April. Earlier, she was interim dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and senior associate dean of faculty and research. Dr. Hagerty, who holds the First Chicago Professorship in Finance, has been on the faculty at the university for more than 30 years.

Northwestern University Scholar Honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Northwestern University Scholar Honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Teri Odom, the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University has been selected for the 2020 Centenary Prize which recognizes scientists who are not citizens of the United Kingdom for high-impact research and exceptional communications skills.

Northwestern University Scholars Examine a Century of Women's Participation in the Film Industry

Northwestern University Scholars Examine a Century of Women’s Participation in the Film Industry

The researchers found that from 1910 to 1920 women actors comprised roughly 40 percent of casts. Women wrote 20 percent of movies, produced 12 percent and directed 5 percent. By 1930, acting roles for women were cut in half; producing and directing roles hit close to zero.

College and Universities That Have Appointed Six Women to Administrative Positions

College and Universities That Have Appointed Six Women to Administrative Positions

Appointed to new administrative posts are Julie Payne-Kirchmeier at Northwestern University, Katherine A. Stanton at Princeton University, Sonya Audria Miller at Florida Memorial University, Linda Kopecky at the University of Nevada at Reno, Katie Callow-Wright at the University of Chicago, and Valora Richardson at Hampton University in Virginia.

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

Karen L. Daniel, professor emerita of law at Northwestern University and the former director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the university, was killed when she was struck by a pick-up truck while she was walking her dog in Oak Park, Illinois.

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

Katherine W. Phillips was the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the director of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at the business school at Columbia University in New York City.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties 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.

In Memoriam: Barbara Uehling Charlton, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Uehling Charlton, 1932-2020

Dr. Charlton was the first and only woman to serve as the permanent chancellor at both the University of Missouri and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Wendy Hadley at the University of Oregon, Teri W. Odom of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Adrienne Morgan at the University of Rochester, Lynne Parker of the University of Tennessee, Barna Saha of the University of California, Berkeley, and Altha Stewart at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

New Study Documents High Levels of Mistreatment of Women Surgical Residents

New Study Documents High Levels of Mistreatment of Women Surgical Residents

The study reports that sexual harassment, verbal/physical abuse and pregnancy/childcare discrimination primarily came from the attending surgeons and other residents. Gender discrimination came mostly from patients and their families.

New Roles in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Six 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.