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Six Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Six Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Amy Friedman Wilson at the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in Omaha, Celeste M. Watkins-Hayes at the University of Michigan, Christina Economos at Tufts University in Boston, T. Camille Martin-Thomsen at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Vrushali Bokil at Oregon State University, and Mary M. White at South Carolina State University.

Jayathi Murthy Has Been Appointed the Sixteenth President of Oregon State University

Jayathi Murthy Has Been Appointed the Sixteenth President of Oregon State University

Since 2016, Dr. Murthy has been serving as the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was the first woman to hold that position. She was also a professor in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department.

Study Finds Gender Differences in Qualifications for Appointment to the Federal Bench

Study Finds Gender Differences in Qualifications for Appointment to the Federal Bench

A new study by scholars at the University of Louisville, Yale University, and Oregon State University finds that women of color appointed to the federal judiciary typically have a greater depth of professional experiences and are more likely to have previously served as a judge than their White male counterparts.

New Duties for Four Women Scholars at Major Universities

New Duties for Four Women Scholars at Major Universities

The four women scholars taking on new assignments are Karina Nielsen at Oregon State University, Margaret McGovern at the Yale School of Medicine, Anita Plummer at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Katherine Clegg Smith in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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.

Tamzen Stringham Honored by the International Society for Range Management

Tamzen Stringham Honored by the International Society for Range Management

r. Stringham, a professor at the University of Nevada Reno, is the first woman to win the Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award in the 75-year history of the International Society for Range Management.

Five Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Five Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

The women in new faculty roles are Lisa J. Kewley at Harvard University, Kathryn Higley at Oregon State University, Deidra Hodges at Florida International University, Maysaa Basha at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Michelle Rinehart at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Three State Universities That Have Announced the Appointment of Women to Serve as Deans

Three State Universities That Have Announced the Appointment of Women to Serve as Deans

Cynthia Lietz has been appointed dean of the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. Evelyn Fields has been appointed acting dean of the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences at South Carolina State University and Anne-Marie Deitering has been named the Donald and Delpha Campbell Dean of Libraries at Oregon State University.

Oregon State University Research Finds Water Births Are Just as Safe As Traditional Births

Oregon State University Research Finds Water Births Are Just as Safe As Traditional Births

Water birth is offered in some hospitals in the U.S. but is much rarer here than in most developed countries around the world. Only 1.5 percent of people in the U.S. give birth outside of a hospital, and about half of these elect to have a water birth. The results showed that water births were associated with lower risks for several maternal outcomes, including 64 fewer hemorrhages per 10,000 births, and 28 fewer hospitalizations in the first six weeks.

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Faculty Assignments

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Faculty Assignments

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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

Oregon State University Scholars Explore How to Get More Women Students in Advanced Economic Courses

Oregon State University Scholars Explore How to Get More Women Students in Advanced Economic Courses

The study examined whether mass emails telling introductory economic students about promising career and earning opportunities helped increase women’s participation in higher-level economics courses. But these emails appealed more to male students, increasing male enrollment and widening the existing gender gap.

Brenda Thames Will Be the Next President of El Camino Community College in California

Brenda Thames Will Be the Next President of El Camino Community College in California

Dr. Thames has spent more than two decades working for community colleges throughout the state, in instruction, student services. and administration. Most recently she has been serving as president of the Coalinga campus of West Hills College.

Rebecca Johnson Is the First Woman to Lead Oregon State University

Rebecca Johnson Is the First Woman to Lead Oregon State University

Dr. Johnson has served as vice president of OSU-Cascades since 2009 and has been on the university’s faculty since 1984. She will be the leader of the state’s largest university for approximately a year or until a permanent president is in office.

New Assignments for Eight Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Eight Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

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.

Two Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities in the West

Two Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities in the West

Susan Gardner has been named dean of Oregon State University’s College of Education and Katherine McCall was appointed acting dean of the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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

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

Taking on new administrative roles are Kristen Ford at Cornell University, Starsha Jamerson at Mississippi State University, Shanon Anderson at Oregon State University, Naydeen Gonzalez-De Jesus at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Michelle Grimes-Hillman at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, and Karen Boton at the University of Arkansas.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The five women scholars who are taking on new duties are Meenakshi Arora at the University of Alabama, Kendra Sharp of the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, Florastina Payton-Stewart at Xavier Univerity of Louisiana, Emily Sundman at Texas Tech University, and Ruha Benjamin at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Newly appointed to endowed pots are Celeste M. Nelon at Princeton University in New Jersey, Suzanne Bliven Shu at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Karen Lin at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadephia, and Anne-Marie Deitering t Oregon State University.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholar Honored for Her Collection of Short Stories on Rural Kansas

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholar Honored for Her Collection of Short Stories on Rural Kansas

Kate McIntyre, an assistant professor of creative writing at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, is the winner of the 2020 Flannery O’Connor Award. The award, named after famous short story writer and novelist Flannery O’Connor, was established by the University of Georgia Press in 1983.

Research Finds a More Effective Mentoring Formula for Women Faculty in STEM Fields

Research Finds a More Effective Mentoring Formula for Women Faculty in STEM Fields

A new study led by Sandra Petersen, a professor of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, finds that an online mutual-mentoring model can create “trusting and supportive environments” among underrepresented minority women in STEM across academic institutions.

Tara Williams Appointed Dean of the Honors College at the University of Alabama

Tara Williams Appointed Dean of the Honors College at the University of Alabama

Currently, Dr. Williams is a professor of English and associate dean who oversees the honors curriculum at Oregon State University. She joined the faculty at Oregon State in 2004. She will begin her new duties on March 1.

Oregon State University Making Progress in Adding Women to its Engineering Faculty

Oregon State University Making Progress in Adding Women to its Engineering Faculty

Oregon State University reports that 50 of the 200 tenured or tenure-track faculty in the College of Engineering are women. According to the university, that number has more than doubled over the past five years.

In Memoriam: Karen Roth, 1956-2019

In Memoriam: Karen Roth, 1956-2019

A native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Roth began her career at the University of California, Davis in 1986 as the assistant director of residential life in the Office of Student Housing. She left Davis in 2006 to teach at Oregon State University-Cascades and then was director of diversity at Central Oregon Community College.

A Dozen Women Who Have Accepted Appointments to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Accepted Appointments 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.

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.

Sandra Fowler-Hill Is the New Leader of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington

Sandra Fowler-Hill Is the New Leader of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington

Sandra Fowler-Hill has been named interim president of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. Last year, Dr. Fowler-Hill retired as president of the Rock Creek campus of Portland Community College in Oregon. Earlier in her career, Dr. Fowler-Hill served for 19 years in various leadership roles at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members at Universities

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.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 14 Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 14 Women

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

The twelve women appointed to dean posts at major universities are: Amy Falkner, Grace Kuo, Amy Hungerford, Lynn Boyd, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Haifa Abou Samra, Pamela F. Cipriano, Susan McIntosh, Kristi Palmer, Jane Aiken, Safiya George, and Allison Brashear.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

The five women scholars in new roles are Virginia Weiss at Oregon State University, Melody Causby at the University of Southern Mississippi, Angela Linse of Pennsylvania State University, Catherine Crouch of Swarthmore College, and Kathleen Johnston at Indiana University.

New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

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.

Seven Women Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Seven Women Taking on New Faculty Assignments 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.

Julie Murray-Jensen Will Be the Next President of Blackburn College in Illinois

Julie Murray-Jensen Will Be the Next President of Blackburn College in Illinois

Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, is one of the very few educational institutions in the country classified as a “work college.” Students work on campus and receive tuition discounts as a result. Julie Murray-Jensen will become president in January. She has been serving in various roles at Klamath Community College in Oregon.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members 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.

Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson Appointed President of Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson Appointed President of Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Since 2012, Dr. Pehrsson has been serving as dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University. Earlier, she served on the faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Oregon State University and Sam Houston State University in Texas.