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Six Women Faculty  Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties

The six women scholars taking on new duties are Ana López at New Mexico State University, Cynthia Reinhart-King at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Norrisa Haynes at Yale Medical School, Amy Millicent Morris at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Lara B. Fowlerat Pennsylvania State University, and Jennifer Schaller at the University of New Mexico.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Louise Fogel 1952-2022

In Memoriam: Marilyn Louise Fogel 1952-2022

Professor Fogel pioneered the use of different forms of the same chemical element, called isotopes, to understand the life history of organisms, both modern and ancient. In so doing, she helped develop biogeochemistry as a new field of science with many seminal papers in the field and earned herself the moniker ‘isotope queen.’

Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

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.

In Memoriam: Carol Lazzaro-Weis, 1949-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lazzaro-Weis, 1949-2022

Carol Lazzaro-Weis was a professor emerita of French and Italian studies at the University of Missouri. She served as president of the American Association of Italian Studies from 2009 to 2016.

New Women Leaders for Two Regional Campuses of Pennsylvania State University

New Women Leaders for Two Regional Campuses of Pennsylvania State University

Elizabeth J. Wright, an associate professor of English and associate dean was appointed chancellor of the Hazleton campus of Pennsylvania State University. Megan Nagel will serve as interim chancellor and chief academic officer for the coming academic year at Penn State Great Allegheny in McKeesport.

The University of Southern Maine in Portland Names Its Next President

The University of Southern Maine in Portland Names Its Next President

Since 2017, Dr. Edmondson has been the chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Greater Allegheny. Earlier, she was a tenured professor and associate dean in the College of Education and later associate vice president and associate dean for undergraduate education.

Tracy Brundage Appointed President of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia

Tracy Brundage Appointed President of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia

Since 2018, Dr. Brundage has served as the eleventh president of Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania. Earlier, she was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Keystone. Before coming to Keystone, Dr. Brundage served as vice president of workforce development at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles relating to diversity are Inginia Genao at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Jacqueline M. Gatson at the Purdue for Life Foundation, Crasha Townsend at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Dionne Jackson at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

In Memoriam: Susan Welch, 1943-2022

In Memoriam: Susan Welch, 1943-2022

Dr. Welch began her 50-year academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska. She remained on the faculty there for 21 years before coming to Pennsylvania State University in 1991 as dean of the College of Liberal Arts. She served in that role until 2019, the longest-serving dean in the history of the university.

A Pair of Women Who Will Be Serving as Deans

A Pair of Women Who Will Be Serving as Deans

M. Daniele Fallin was appointed the James W. Curran Dean of Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and Kathryn Drager has been named interim dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education at Pennsylvania State University.

Neeli Bendapudi Has Been Selected as the Next President of Pennsylvania State University

Neeli Bendapudi Has Been Selected as the Next President of Pennsylvania State University

When she takes office in the spring, Dr. Bendapudi will be the university’s nineteenth president and the first woman to hold the position. Dr. Bendapudi has been serving as president of the University of Louisville since May 15, 2018. Earlier, Dr. Bendapudi was executive vice chancellor and provost at the flagship campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Andrea Young Will Be the First Woman to Lead Ripon College in Wisconsin in Its 170-Year History

Andrea Young Will Be the First Woman to Lead Ripon College in Wisconsin in Its 170-Year History

Dr. Young currently serves as vice president for finance and director of strategic initiatives at the college. She oversees the business, financial, and information technology functions of the institution. Prior to her role as vice president for finance, Dr. Young served as the acting dean of faculty for a semester and received promotion and tenure to be an associate professor of mathematics in 2016. 

Harvard's Susan Murphy Wins the Van Wijngaarden Award for Using Statistics to Improve Health Care Decision Making

Harvard’s Susan Murphy Wins the Van Wijngaarden Award for Using Statistics to Improve Health Care Decision Making

Susan A. Murphy is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Statistics and of Computer Science and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Her research focuses on developing data analysis methods and experimental designs to improve real-time multi-stage decision-making in mobile health.

Pennsylvania State University's Kimberly Lau Is a Real "Rock" Star

Pennsylvania State University’s Kimberly Lau Is a Real “Rock” Star

Kimberly Lau, assistant professor of geosciences and an associate in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Pennsylvania State University, received the Pre-tenure Excellence Award from the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division of the Geological Society of America. She will be honored at the society annual meeting in Portland, Oregon in October.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Diversity Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Diversity Positions

Taking on new duties relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion are Katrice A. Albert at the University of Kentucky, Cerri A. Banks at Syracuse University in New York, and Wanda B. Knight at Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at American Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at American Universities

Appointed to new positions or roles are Shereen Marisol Meraji at the University of California, Berkeley, Jennifer Macalady at Pennsylvania State University, Victoria Zigmont at the University of Mississippi, Deborah Hickman at Purdue University in Indiana, Jamie Simpson at Midland University in Nebraska, Cynthia Peterson at Louisiana State University and Lisa Broidy at the University of New Mexico.

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

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments 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.

University of Wisconsin Scholar Wins the Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater

University of Wisconsin Scholar Wins the Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater

Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded the 2020 Callaway Prize. The prize, which carries a cash award of $9,000, is given by the department of English at New York University for the best book on drama or theatre published during the previous two years by an American author.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

The women who are retiring or leaving higher education are Robin Morgan at the University of Delaware, Claire Max of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Anne Margulies at Harvard University, Madlyn Hanes at Pennsylvania State University, and Erin Hoffman Harding at the University of Notre Dame.

Four Women Scholars in STEM Fields Named to Head Their Academic Departments

Four Women Scholars in STEM Fields Named to Head Their Academic Departments

The four new department heads are Christa Hestekin in chemical engineering at the University of Arkansas, Mary Frecker in mechanical engineering at Pennsylvania State University, Rebecca Nugent in statistics and data science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Sarah Olson in mathematical sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.

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.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Academia

A Quartet of Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Academia

The four women taking on new faculty roles are Onja Razafindratsima at the University of California, Berkeley, Vyjayanthi Selinger at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, Anne Messman at Wayne State Univerity in Detroit, and Melanie McReynolds at Pennsylvania State University.

Five Universities That Have Appointed Women to Dean Posts

Five Universities That Have Appointed Women to Dean Posts

The new deans are Rhonda M. Gonzales at the Univerity of Denver, Yvonne Gaudelius at Pennsylvania State University, Sara Sanders at the University of Iowa, Christina Christie at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Denise Stephens at the University of Oklahoma.

In Memoriam: Thelma Jean Grossholtz, 1929-2021

In Memoriam: Thelma Jean Grossholtz, 1929-2021

Professor Grossholtz joined the faculty at Mount Holyoke College in 1961 and founded the women’s studies program. She taught politics and women’s studies at the college. She retired in 1999.

Five Women Who Have Announced They Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Five Women Who Have Announced They Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

The five women who are retiring are Mary Ann Rankin at the University of Maryland, Renée A. Middleton at Ohio University, Regina Vasilatos-Younken, at Pennsylvania State University, Glenda Jones at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, and Cassandra Vaughn at Alcorn State Univerity in Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Barbara Nelson Benson, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Nelson Benson, 1940-2020

Dr. Benson joined the faculty of the department of biological sciences at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1973 and taught there until retiring in 2002. She served as department chair and worked as co-director of the Environmental Science Program.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Named to Lead Their Academic Departments

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Named to Lead Their Academic Departments

Adrienne C. Lahti has been named chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Emily Kinsky was appointed head of the department of communication at West Texas A&M University and Adele Turzillo is the new head of the department of animal science at Pennsylvania State University.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

Five Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

The five women who have been named to dean positions are Rowena Ortiz-Walters at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Yvonne Gaudelius at Pennsylvania State University, Kristin Sosnowsky at Louisiana State University, Schnavia Smith Hatcher at the University of Alabama, and Mary Finn at Michigan State University.

Christa Kelleher Wins Early Career Award From the Geological Society of America

Christa Kelleher Wins Early Career Award From the Geological Society of America

Dr. Kelleher, who holds degrees from Lafayette College and Pennsylvania State University, is the first faculty member from Syracuse Univerity to win the early career award in hydrogeology, which is presented each year to only one scientist in the United States.

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

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

Takin on new administrative duties are Karen Craddock at Brown University in Rhode Island, Crate Herbert at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Sara Thorndike at Pennsylvania State University, Julia Yager at Smith College in Massachusetts,. Cathy Light at Caltech, and Emilly Borthwick-Wong at the University of Nevada, Reno.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts

Lisette Garcia has been named assistant vice president of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Pennsylvania State University. Cheryl Waites Spellman is the interim special assistant to the chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Maria Ramirez was appointed the director of equity initiatives at New York University.

Princeton University's Deana Lawson Is the First Photographer to Win the Hugo Boss Prize

Princeton University’s Deana Lawson Is the First Photographer to Win the Hugo Boss Prize

Sponsored by the German fashion house Hugo Boss and presented by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the prize has been awarded biannually since 1996 and was established to “embrace today’s most innovative and critically relevant cultural currents.” The prize is considered among the most prestigious awards within the contemporary art world.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

The women appointed to diversity posts are Norma Holland at the University of Rochester, Fatiah Tourney at the Abu Dhabi campus of New York University, Karen Armstrong at Pennsylvania State University, Stephany Rose Spaulding at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Kamille Dean at Fordham Law School in New York.

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.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Taking on new roles are Claudia Rankine at New York Univerity, Lydia Moland at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Pamela VanHaitsma, at Pennsylvania State University, Fotini Christia at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Heather Nachtmann at the University of Arkansas.