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Ten Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles

Ten Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles

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

Harriet Nembhard to Lead Engineering School at Oregon State University

Harriet Nembhard to Lead Engineering School at Oregon State University

Harriet Nembhard was appointed the director of the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University in Covallis. She will also serve as the Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering at Oregon State.

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The three women scholars who won notable honors are Gul E. Kremer, a professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Iowa State University, Jessica Blois, an environmental scientist at the University of California, Merced, and Jeanna Matthews, an associate professor of computer science at Clarkson University in New York.

Colorado State University Grant Program Promotes Initiatives to Empower Women on Campus

Colorado State University Grant Program Promotes Initiatives to Empower Women on Campus

The Women & Gender Collaborative at Colorado State University is now accepting grant proposals to promote programs that will produce longterm, positive impacts for women at the university. The grant program has been funded by an anonymous donor.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Among those who announced that they are leaving their posts in the academic world is Nancy O. Gray, president of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, since 2005.

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

The appointees are Olufunke A. Fontenot at Albany State, Staci Brennan at Penn State-Mont Alto, Felita Y. Singleton at Portland State, Susan Gibbons at Yale University, Peggy Schmidt at Kansas State, Crystal Hunnicutt at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Rachel Pell at Penn State.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

The nine women faculty members in new positions are Amy Simon, Miranda S. Spivack, Jean Lee Cole, Martine Guyot-Bender, Lesley Cottrell, Mary McKernan McKay, Gena Flynn, Yvette Richarson, and Alethia Cook.

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Tanya Sudia at Baylor University in Texas, Esther Jacobson-Tepfer at the University of Oregon, Karina Maza at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Ann Swinker at Pennsylvania State University, and Elizabeth M. Holloway at Purdue University in Indiana.

Lillian Schumacher Is the First Woman President of Tiffin University in Ohio

Lillian Schumacher Is the First Woman President of Tiffin University in Ohio

Dr. Schumacher has been serving as interim president of the university since January of this year. She had been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Tiffin and had also held the position of dean of the School of Business at the university.

Six Women Named to Positions as Deans

Six Women Named to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Donna Breault at Ashland University in Ohio, DeMethra LaSha Bradley at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Kathleen J. Bieschke at Pennsylvania State University, Tammi Vacha-Haase at Boise State University in Idaho, Sonia A. Hirt at the University of Maryland, and Erin O’Hara O’Connor at Florida State University.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Susan L. Brantley of Pennsylvania State University, Carol A. Landis of the University of Washington, Hava T. Siegelmann of the University of Massachusetts, Wendy E. Parmet of Northeastern University in Boston, and Diane Kerr of Kent State University in Ohio.

Three Women Academics Chosen to Lead Scholarly Associations

Three Women Academics Chosen to Lead Scholarly Associations

The three women elected to lead national or international associations are Janine Wedel of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Marla Miller of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Marie Hardin of Pennsylvania State University.

Notable Honors and Awards for 10 Women Scholars

Notable Honors and Awards for 10 Women Scholars

The honorees are Ruth Harper, Jean Bolognia, M. Lisa Manning, Jennifer Van Hook, Helen Sheehy, Carla Della Datta, Faye W. Gilbert, Jennifer Freyd, Barbara Voorhies and Alexandra Navrotsky

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars at American Universities

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars at American Universities

The honorees are Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, Fay S. Adams of the University of Tennessee, Rebecca U. Thorpe of the University of Washington, Heather Leah Ryerson Fountain of Kutztown University, Rebecca Richards-Kortum of Rice University, Allison Beese of Penn State, and Rita Dove of the University of Virginia.

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women 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.

New Administrative Assignments for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Assignments for 10 Women 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.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

The honorees are Nancy Kleckner of Harvard University, Julia Bryan at Pennsylvania State University, Kelly Chezum of Clarkson University, Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, Susanne Menden-Deuer of the University of Rhode Island, and Cait Lamberton of the University of Pittsburgh.

The Next President of Alverno College in Milwaukee

The Next President of Alverno College in Milwaukee

For the past 18 years, Dr. Andrea Lee has served as president of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She announced last fall that she would be stepping down as president. Dr. Lee served on the Alverno College board of trustees from 2012 to 2015.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Academics

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Academics

The honorees are Peggy Johnson of Penn State, Nancy Leveson of MIT, Nina Caldwell of Maryville University in St. Louis, Sheri Colberg-Ochs of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Isabelle Jouanneau-Fertig of Barnard College in New York City, and Nancy Merner of Auburn University in Alabama.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in the Academic World

Eleven Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in the Academic World

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

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine women from the United States are among the 15 students who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships for master’s degree programs in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 11 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for 11 Women Faculty Members

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

Two Women Scholars Named to Editorial Posts at Leading Academic Journals

Two Women Scholars Named to Editorial Posts at Leading Academic Journals

Rachel Shane, an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, was named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society and Professor Jennifer Van Hook of Pennsylvania State University has been named a co-editor of the journal Demography.

New Positions in Higher Education for Nine Women Scholars

New Positions in Higher Education for Nine Women Scholars

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

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at American Universities

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at American 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.

Lillian Schumacher Named Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University-Beaver

Lillian Schumacher Named Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University-Beaver

Dr. Schumacher has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Tiffin University in Ohio. Before joining the staff at Tiffin in 2010, Dr. Schumacher was the founding director of the global leadership program at the Indiana Institute of Technology.

Virginia Tech's Anisa Zvonkovic to Lead the National Council on Family Relations

Virginia Tech’s Anisa Zvonkovic to Lead the National Council on Family Relations

Dr. Zvonkovic, a professor and chair of the department of human development at Virginia Tech, will serve two years as president-elect followed by two years as president of the multidisciplinary professional organization focused on family research.

Two Women Among Three Finalists for Vice President of Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech

Two Women Among Three Finalists for Vice President of Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech

Theresa S. Mayer and Padma Raghavan, both administrators and Distinguished Professors in the College of Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, are candidates for the job.

Seven Women Scholars Are Honored With Awards of Distinction

Seven Women Scholars Are Honored With Awards of Distinction

The honorees are Sherryl A. Broverman of Duke University, Lydia Kavraki of Rice University, Condoleezza Rice of Stanford University, Lonna Atkeson of the University of New Mexico, Karen Thole and Beverly A. Cigler of Penn State, and Mary Fainsod Katzenstein of Cornell University.

Penn State Professor Wins Book Award From the Poe Studies Association

Penn State Professor Wins Book Award From the Poe Studies Association

Barbara Cantalupo is a professor of English at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus in Center Valley. She is being honored for her book Poe and the Visual Arts (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014).

Four Women Appointed to Department Chairs at Penn State

Four Women Appointed to Department Chairs at Penn State

The four women named department chairs are Amy Allen in philosophy, Kathryn GInes in African American studies, Benedicte Monicat in French and Francophone studies, and Melissa W. Wright in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities 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.

Terri Camesano Honored at the Third International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva

Terri Camesano Honored at the Third International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva

Dr. Camesano is a professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. She was honored for her ongoing research into the use of antimicrobial peptides to prevent catheter-related infections.

Ten Women in New Teaching Roles at U.S. Higher Education Institutions

Ten Women in New Teaching Roles at U.S. Higher Education Institutions

The 10 women with new faculty assignments are Rasha Ahmed, Paula P. Schnurr, Carleen Maitland, Jonda C. McNair, Beth Ann Clayton, Susan Strome, Nicole Hodges Persley, Carrie Kitko, Cerasela Zoica Dinu, and Shaunna Scott.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Chair Their Academic Departments

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Chair Their Academic Departments

Paula T. Hammond was appointed chair of the department of chemical engineering at MIT. Susan Sinnott is chair of the department of material science and engineering at Penn State and Ann M. Mastergeorge is the new chair of the department of human development and family studies at Texas Tech.