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Five Women Scholars Named to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Scholars Named to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

†he five women appointed to endowed faculty posts are Paulina Mena at Central College in Iowa, Sarah Ganz Blythe at Harvard University, Sylvie Lorente at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, Janeen Salak-Johnson at Oklahoma State University, and Mary-Hunter “Mae” McDonnell at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Diane Watkins Named Fifteenth President of Northern Oklahoma College

Diane Watkins Named Fifteenth President of Northern Oklahoma College

Diane Watkins has been with the Northern Oklahoma College community for nearly two decades. She has served as vice president of the Stillwater campus for the past five years, and served as the college’s interim president for six months prior to her official appointment.

Beverly Walker-Griffea to Lead the Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential

Beverly Walker-Griffea to Lead the Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential

Dr. Walker-Griffea has been serving as the first woman and first African American president of Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. She has significant experience in community college leadership, having held academic and administrative posts at schools across the country.

Study Finds Gender or Racial Bias in the Workplace Results in Lower Productivity for Everyone

Study Finds Gender or Racial Bias in the Workplace Results in Lower Productivity for Everyone

A new study has found bias in the workplace hurts everyone’s productivity. The authors stress future research is needed to understand the nuances in how different types of discrimination, such as gender and racially-based biases, affect workplace efficiency.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

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

New Dean Appointments for Eight Women Scholars

New Dean Appointments for Eight Women Scholars

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

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

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

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

The faculty in new roles are Meng Zhao at North Carolina A&T State University, Lucia Unrau at Oklahoma State University, Kimberly Cornaggia at Pennsylvania State University, Karen Keaton Jackson at North Carolina Central University, Elizabeth Topp at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Berit Bangoura at the University of Wyoming, and Penny Gordon-Larsen at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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

Eight 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.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Taking on new roles in higher education are Jennifer Borland at Oklahoma State University, Erin Todd Bronchetti at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Terry-Ann Jones at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Genevieve Giuliano at the University of Southern California, and Gloria DiFulvio at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Seven Women Who Have Been Selected for New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Selected for 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Assigned 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Two State Universities Appoint Women to Provost Positions

Two State Universities Appoint Women to Provost Positions

Jeanette Mendez was appointed provost and senior vice president at Oklahoma State University. She has been serving as interim provost since January 2021. Diana Hess, dean of the School of Eucation, is the new interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Two Women Campus Leaders Announce Their Retirements

Two Women Campus Leaders Announce Their Retirements

Pamela Fry, the president of the Tulsa campus of Oklahoma State University, has announced that she will retire in January 2022 after only two and a half years in the position and Cathy Kemper-Pelle, president of Rogue Community College in Grants Pass, Oregon, announced that she plans to retire at the end of June 2022.

The First Woman to Be Named President of a Public Research University in Oklahoma

The First Woman to Be Named President of a Public Research University in Oklahoma

Kayse Shrum has been serving as president of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma, since 2013. She joined the faculty at the medical school in 2002. Earlier, she was a practicing pediatrician in rural Oklahoma.

Kayse Shrum Will Be the First Woman President of Oklahoma State University

Kayse Shrum Will Be the First Woman President of Oklahoma State University

Dr. Shrum has served as president of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa since 2013. A the time of her appointment, she was the youngest and first woman president and dean of a medical school in the state of Oklahoma.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles in Higher Education

Appointed to new positions are Shelley Liu at the University of California, Berkeley, Jazmine Wells at the University of Kentucky, Melissa E. Sanchez at the University of Pennsylvania, Alessandra Morello Gearhart at Oklahoma State University, and Cindy Bethel at Mississippi State University.

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

The five women scholars who are taking on new roles at Natalia Castro Picón at Princeton University in New Jersey, Kathleen Feeley at the University of Redlands in California, Karsonya Whitehead at Loyola University of Maryland, Morgan Pfieffer at Oklahoma State Univerity, and Rhamin Ligon of the University of Maryland.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Laurie Gutmann was appointed chair for the department of neurology at the Indiana School of Medicine. Kathy Nugent was named chair of the department of clinical and diagnostic sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Mari Chinn was named chair of the department of biosystems and agricultural engineering at Oklahoma State University.

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Kittie Pain at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, Amy Diamond at the University of Southern California, Jovette Dew at Oklahoma State University, Donna Gustafson at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Melba V. Pearson at Florida International University in Miami.

Study Led by Scholar at the University of Georgia Finds Gender Gap in Patent Approvals

Study Led by Scholar at the University of Georgia Finds Gender Gap in Patent Approvals

The researchers examined more than 4 million patent applications that were filed between 2000 and 2015. Using data analysis to determine the probability of inventors’ names being from a particular gender, the researchers determined that women inventors from were less likely than men to be approved for patents.

Six Women Faculty Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Faculty Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The six women scholars in new roles are Ana María Martínez at Rice University in Houston, Gail Wilson at Oklahoma State University, Malika Jeffries-EL at Boston University, Shoshana Schechter at Yeshiva University in New York, Anne-Marie Schultz at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and J. Camille Hall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

American Society of Engineering Educators Honors Oklahoma State's Ashlee Ford Versypt

American Society of Engineering Educators Honors Oklahoma State’s Ashlee Ford Versypt

Ashlee Ford Versypt, an assistant professor in Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Ray W. Fahien award from the Chemical Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Educators.

In Memoriam: Ann Ellen Redelfs, 1957-2020

In Memoriam: Ann Ellen Redelfs, 1957-2020

In 1995, Redelfs was appointed director of external communications at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego. In 2002 she was named ssociate director of public programs for the Cornell Ornithology Lab.

Research Shows a Way That Might Increase Retention of Women in College-Level Economics

Research Shows a Way That Might Increase Retention of Women in College-Level Economics

Dr. Ahlstrom’s research found that women college students who took an introductory course on the principles of microeconomics online earned higher grades in a follow-up intermediate microeconomics course than women who took the introductory course in a traditional classroom. This suggests that class format could affect the success of women studying economics.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Duties

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Duties

Taking on new assignments are Jackie Krasas at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Doris Sung at the University of Southern California, Clancy Wilmott at the University of California Berkeley, Nisha Botchwey at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Cheryl Devuyst at Oklahoma State University.

Six Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at American Universities

Six Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at American Universities

Takin on new roles are Yejin Sohn at Ohio University, Rachel Hubbard at Oklahoma State University, Cheryl Wallace at the University of New Mexico, Sharyl Kammerzell at Washington State University, Michelle Meggs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Anne E. Rauh at Syracuse University in New York.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

The five women are Kim Booker in the College of Business at Oklahoma State University, Tonya Butler at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Victoria Sancho Lobis at Pomona College in Claremont, California, Reann LeBlanc at the University of Massachusetts, and Lisa Lesch Palmer at George Washington University.

Melanie Wilcox of Oklahoma State University Wins Three Awards from the American Psychological Association

Melanie Wilcox of Oklahoma State University Wins Three Awards from the American Psychological Association

Dr. Wilcox joined the College of Education, Health and Aviation faculty at Oklahoma State University in 2018. Prior to coming to OSU, Wilcox was an assistant professor and director of the Psychological Services Clinic at Louisiana Tech University.

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

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.

Toni Ivey and Stephanie Hathcock Appointed Co-Leaders of the School of Science and Mathematics Association

Toni Ivey and Stephanie Hathcock Appointed Co-Leaders of the School of Science and Mathematics Association

Toni Ivey is an associate professor of science education and Stephanie Hathcock is an assistant professor of science education at Oklahoma State University. They will serve as co-executive directors of the School of Science and Mathematics Association, which was founded in 1901.

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women 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.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women Scholars 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.

The First Woman President of the Tulsa Campus of Oklahoma State University

The First Woman President of the Tulsa Campus of Oklahoma State University

Dr. Pamela Fry has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Tulsa campus since 2016. She also serves as vice provost and associate vice president of undergraduate education at the flagship campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Earlier, Dr. Fry was dean of the university’s College of Education for six years.

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Taking on new roles are Leslie Babinski at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Ashlee N. Ford Versypt of Oklahoma State University, Tracy Fessenden at Arizona State University, and Amy W. Apon of Clemson University in South Carolina.