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Rebecca Mattson Receives National Recognition for Exceptional Service as a Law Librarian

Rebecca Mattson Receives National Recognition for Exceptional Service as a Law Librarian

As a professor of legal research and current manager for the Penn State Law eLibrary, Mattson provides research support to her law school faculty peers, trains library and faculty research assistants, and serves as the primary library liaison with law school journals and publications.

Penn State Selects Lindsey Simon-Jones as Interim Chancellor of Its Fayette Campus

Penn State Selects Lindsey Simon-Jones as Interim Chancellor of Its Fayette Campus

Dr. Simon Jones, associate professor of English, has served on the faculty at Pennsylvania State University’s Fayette campus for the past 15 years. She will lead the campus’ academic operations through the end of 2024.

New Faculty Positions for a Dozen Women in Higher Education

New Faculty Positions for a Dozen Women in Higher Education

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.

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.

Dorothy Klimis-Zacas Honored for Outstanding Research in Nutrition Science

Dorothy Klimis-Zacas Honored for Outstanding Research in Nutrition Science

Dr. Klimis-Zacas, professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Maine, was recognized for her research into the cardiovascular and metabolic health benefits of wild blueberries.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Faculty Positions

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

Nancy Williams Honored by American Kinesiology Association for Distinguished Leadership

Nancy Williams Honored by American Kinesiology Association for Distinguished Leadership

Dr. Williams has served as head of the Pennsylvania State University department of kinesiology for over a decade. She was honored for her outstanding contributions to her department and its doctoral program.

Five Women Scholars Selected for Endowed Faculty Positions

Five Women Scholars Selected for Endowed Faculty Positions

The women appointed to endowed chairs are Lea Stewart at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Connie Rogers at the University of Georgia, Sana Karam at Washington University in St. Louis, Barna Saha at the University of California, San Diego, and Réka Albert at Pennsylvania State University.

Pennsylvania State University Appoints Tracy Langkilde as Interim Provost

Pennsylvania State University Appoints Tracy Langkilde as Interim Provost

“I have a deep respect for the shared governance that makes universities work,” said Dr. Langkilde, “and I will be focused on listening to our community and collaborating with academic leaders to strengthen and advance Penn State. 

Nine Women Scholars Selected for Faculty Positions

Nine Women Scholars Selected for 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.

In Memoriam: Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, 1963-2024

In Memoriam: Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, 1963-2024

Dr. Pfeifer-Hill taught biology courses at Northwestern Oklahoma State University for over two decades. During her tenure, she served as chair of the department of natural science for 10 years.

New Administrative Positions for Four Women Leaders

New Administrative Positions for Four Women Leaders

The appointments are Alex Duren at Mississippi University for Women, Adelle Schade at Albright College, Janey Smith Camp at the University of Memphis, and Amber Grove at Pennsylvania State University.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women Professionals

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women Professionals

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: Mary Ann Horn, 1965-2024

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Horn, 1965-2024

Throughout her career, Dr. Horn researched how applied mathematics can be utilized in the biological life science fields. She held academic and leadership appointments at Case Western University, Vanderbilt University, and the National Science Foundation.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The new holders of endowed chairs are Noel Shulz at Washington State University Tri-Cities, Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin at Pennsylvania State University, Kelly Cartwright at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and Wendy Henderson at the University of Pennsylvania.

United States Department of Agriculture Honors Ozzie Abaye for Excellence in Teaching

United States Department of Agriculture Honors Ozzie Abaye for Excellence in Teaching

Ozzie Abaye, the Thomas B. Hutcheson Jr. Professor of Agronomy at Virginia Tech, has received with the 2023 Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Abaye states, “Teaching is not what I do for a living, but what I do to live.”

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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

Megan Nagel Is the New Chancellor of the Greater Allegheny Campus of Pennsylvania State University

Megan Nagel Is the New Chancellor of the Greater Allegheny Campus of Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Nagel joined Penn State Greater Allegheny in 2010 as an assistant professor of chemistry. She earned tenure and was promoted to associate professor of chemistry in 2018. Dr. Nagel has served as interim chancellor since June 2022.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Dean Positions

The women appointed as dean are Tonya L. Peeples at Pennsylvania State University, Kathryn (Katie) Cardarell at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, Emma Savage-Davis at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Sarah Ades at the University of Texas at Austin, Cynthia Nance at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law.

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Universities

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at 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.

Margo DelliCarpini Selected to Lead the Commonwealth Campuses of Pennsylvania State University

Margo DelliCarpini Selected to Lead the Commonwealth Campuses of Pennsylvania State University

Dr. DelliCarpini has been serving as chancellor and dean of Pennsylvania State University Abington. Earlier, she was vice provost for strategic educational partnerships and dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She previously served as professor and dean of the College of Education at Morehead State University in Kentucky

Carey McDougall Is the New Leader of the Penn State Beaver Campus in Monaca

Carey McDougall Is the New Leader of the Penn State Beaver Campus in Monaca

McDougall has served as the chief academic officer at the Beaver campus since 2014. Before coming to Penn State Beaver, she was an associate professor of art at the Stark campus of Kent State University in Ohio.

Universities Announce the Hiring of Seven Women to High-Level Administrative Posts

Universities Announce the Hiring of Seven Women to High-Level 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.

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.

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

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

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Haley Morgan Smith at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, Lynette Yarger at the Schreyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University, and Nicole Del Castillo at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Taking on new roles as deans are Eun-Ok Im at the University of Texas at Austin, Andrea Tapia at Pennsylvania State University, Cindy Juntunen at California State University, Monterrey Bay, Nikesha Nesbitt at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and Molly Land at the University of Connecticut.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

The women appointed dean are Karen Kim at Pennsylvania State University, Donna LaVoie at Saint Louis University in Missouri, Badia Ahad at Emory University in Atlanta, Loretta Griffy at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Patricia Timmons-Goodson at North Carolina Central University.

Kimberly Rogers Appointed the Fifteenth President of Contra Costa College in California

Kimberly Rogers Appointed the Fifteenth President of Contra Costa College in California

Before being named acting president of the college in 2022, Dr. Rogers was vice president for instruction. Earlier in her career, she held academic appointments at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the Université de Haute-Alsace in France.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Taking on new roles are Christine Kim Garcia in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, Jamie Waters at Boston College, Dana R. Fisher at American University in Washington, D.C., Caterina Scoglio at Kansas State University, Ann Marie Stanley at Pennsylvania State University, and Sanya Carley at the University of Pennsylvania.

Radha Pyati Will Be the Next Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University-Berks

Radha Pyati Will Be the Next Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University-Berks

Since 2018, Dr. Pyati has been serving as the dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Prior to her role at West Chester, Dr. Pyati worked at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

Three Women in New University Roles Relating to Diversity

Three Women in New University Roles Relating to Diversity

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Jeanine Staples-Dixon at Pennsylvania State University, Emily Babb at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Noura Allen in the College of Professional Studies at Syracuse University in New York.

Katie McLaughlin to Lead the University of Oregon's Ballmer Institute

Katie McLaughlin to Lead the University of Oregon’s Ballmer Institute

The Ballmer Institute, made possible by a $425 million gift from Steve and Connie Ballmer, seeks to address the growing crisis in children’s behavioral health and well-being. The clinical institute will strive to effect change across family, community, and school aspects of children’s lives.

Penn State's Denise Okafor Wins the Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences

Penn State’s Denise Okafor Wins the Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences

First awarded in 2015, the Mason Award is a highly competitive award that attracts applications from the very best early-career female chemists across the country. Dr. Okafor’s research focuses on understanding how protein function is regulated.

Maureen Perry-Jenkins Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Family Studies

Maureen Perry-Jenkins Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Family Studies

Professor Perry-Jenkins’ research focuses on the ways in which socio-cultural factors such as race, gender, and social class shape work-family processes and are related to the quality of family relationships and the well-being of parents and their children.

Naydeen González-De Jesús Will Be the Thirteenth President of San Antonio College in Texas

Naydeen González-De Jesús Will Be the Thirteenth President of San Antonio College in Texas

Dr. González-De Jesús has been serving the executive vice president of student success at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin. Prior to her position at Milwaukee Area Technical College, Dr. Gonzalez-De Jesus served as the public diplomacy officer for the U.S. embassy in Argentina.