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Ten Women Faculty Members in New Positions or Taking on New Duties

Ten Women Faculty Members in New Positions or Taking on New Duties

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.

Women-Owned Money Management Firms Get Only a Trickle of Business From University Endowment Funds

Women-Owned Money Management Firms Get Only a Trickle of Business From University Endowment Funds

The 12 universities that agreed to participate in the survey have more than $195 billion in endowment assets. Of the total, $97.36 billion in assets were under the management of U.S.-based firms as of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021. Of this nearly $100 billion in invested assets, only $4.4 billion was under the management of firms owned by women.

Baylor University Scholar Heading North to Lead St. Mary's University in Calgary, Alberta

Baylor University Scholar Heading North to Lead St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta

Sinda Vanderpool, who has spent her years as a student and an educator in the United States will be the new president and vice-chancellor of St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta, in Canada. When she takes office on July, 1, she will be the first woman to lead the university.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new duties are Yakut Gazi at Duke University, Chanelle Reese at the University of Iowa, Jaclyn Rossi at Niagara University, Reneé Watson at Central Michigan University, Julie Payne-Kirchmeier at Indiana University, Mary Duvall at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Romy Riddick at Prinecton University.

Addressing the Gender Gap in Class Participation in STEM Fields

Addressing the Gender Gap in Class Participation in STEM Fields

Researchers at Princeton University found that women generally speak far less than men in undergraduate engineering classes. Only 20 percent of all comments were made by women. But when classes were taught by women instructors, the gender gap practically disappeared. Also, women were much more likely to speak after another woman had spoken in class.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Former Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman Honored by the Genetics Society of America

Former Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman Honored by the Genetics Society of America

Shirley M. Tilghman, professor emerita of molecular biology and public affairs and former president of Princeton University in New Jersey, is the winner of the 2022 winner of the George W. Beadle Award from the Genetics Society of America for outstanding contributions to the community of genetics researchers.

Five Women Scholars Awarded the Wolf Prize

Five Women Scholars Awarded the Wolf Prize

First awarded in 1978, the Wolf Prize is awarded in the scientific fields of medicine, agriculture, mathematics, chemistry, and physics, as well as art categories. The prizes include a monetary award of $100,000.

The Medieval Academy of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton's Marina Rustow

The Medieval Academy of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton’s Marina Rustow

Marina Rustow, the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and professor of Near Eastern studies and history at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the 2022 Haskins Medal, awarded annually for for a distinguished book in the field of medieval studies.

In Memoriam: Lisa Marie Goddard, 1966-2022

In Memoriam: Lisa Marie Goddard, 1966-2022

Dr. Goddard was a professor, senior research scientist, and former director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society of Columbia University.

Glenda Swan Receives an Award for Her Teaching in the Visual Arts

Glenda Swan Receives an Award for Her Teaching in the Visual Arts

Glenda Swan, an associate professor in the department of art and design at Valdosta State University in Georgia, received the Award for Excellence in Teaching from SECAC, formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference. The award recognized a scholar who demonstrates exceptional command of his or her discipline through the ability to teach effectively, impart knowledge, and inspire students.

In Memoriam: Sara McLanahan, 1940-2021

In Memoriam: Sara McLanahan, 1940-2021

At Princeton Universsity, Professor McLanahan was the founding director of the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and a principal investigator of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a landmark longitudinal study that has for two decades followed nearly 5,000 children born to unwed parents between 1998 and 2000 in 20 large U.S. cities.

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

Dr. Gordon was an assistant professor in the department of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences’ department of anthropology. She held degrees from three different Ivy League universities.

Great Progress Has Been Made But Males Are Still More Likely to Be the Lead Characters in Children's Books

Great Progress Has Been Made But Males Are Still More Likely to Be the Lead Characters in Children’s Books

In a study of children’s books over the past 60 years by scholars at Emory University in Atlanta and Princeton University in New Jersey, male protagonists outnumber female protagonists by a margin of 3 to 1. However, in the last decade, males outnumber females by just 1.2 to 1.

A Group of Five Women Academics Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

A Group of Five Women Academics Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

The five women scholars appointed to new positions are Chie Sakakibara at Syracuse University in New York, Jen Ames Stuart at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Lisa M. Anderson at Arizona State University, Radhika Nagpal at Princeton Univerity in New Jersey, and Nancy Freitag at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Taking on new assignments are Neva Specht at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, Kimberly Mayfield at Holy Names University in Oakland, California, Katja Guenther at Princeton University, Castel V. Sweet at the University of Mississippi, and Stephanie Rachel Speer at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

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

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

The four women scholars appointed to endowed posts at colleges and universities are Rola El-Serag at Rice University in Houston, Catherine Peters at Princeton University in New Jersey, Thelma Hurd at the University of California, Merced, and Valerie Barr at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to New Positions in the Academic World

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to New Positions in the Academic World

Taking on new assignments are at the University of Wisconsin, Julie Wolter at the University of Montana, Janet Chen at Princeton University in New Jersey, Jennifer Karas Montez at Syracuse University in New York, and Kathy Yelick at the University of California, Berkeley.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

The five women appointed to endowed positions are Eneida Mendonca of Indiana University, Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz at the University of Iowa, Emily Greenwood at Princeton University in New Jersey, Jennifer Siegel at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Rachael Gordon at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

New Assignments for Three Women Full Professors at Major Universities

New Assignments for Three Women Full Professors at Major Universities

Emily Carter was appointed professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey. Emily Tanner-Smith, Thomson Professor in the College of Education at the University of Oregon will lead the HEDCO Institute for Evidence-Based Educational Practice at the university and Virginia Doellgast was promoted to full professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to New Faculty Roles

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to New Faculty Roles

Taking on new assignments are Clara Sousa-Silva at Bard College in New York, LeConté Dill at Michigan State University. Jaqueline Lees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Deidra Hodges at Florida International University, Beth A. Ferri at Syracuse University in New York, Esther Schor at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Emily Masghati aat the University of Northern Iowa.

Ten Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Ten 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.

Carol Quillen to Step Down as President of Davidson College in North Carolina

Carol Quillen to Step Down as President of Davidson College in North Carolina

Carol Quillen, president of highly rated Davidson College in North Carolina, announced recently that she will step down from her post at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. She will take a sabbatical year and then return to Davidson College as a professor of history. When she took office in August 2011, Dr. Quillen was the first woman to serve as president of Davidson College.

Elizabeth Paul, a Rising Star in Plasma Physics, Wins Award From the American Physical Society

Elizabeth Paul, a Rising Star in Plasma Physics, Wins Award From the American Physical Society

Elizabeth Paul, a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has won the prestigious and highly competitive 2021 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award, presented by the American Physical Society.

Susan Margulies to Head the National Science Foundation's Directorate of Engineering

Susan Margulies to Head the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Engineering

Dr. Margulies, who teaches at Emory University and Georgia Tech, will be the first biomedical engineer to head the directorate, which supports fundamental research, enhances the nation’s innovation through a range of initiatives, and is a driving force behind the training and development of the United States’ engineering workforce.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Amaney Jamal, at Princeton University, Dayna Cunningham at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Rosemary Blieszner at Virginia Tech, Cynthia Lietz at Arizona State University, Alexandra Murphy at Depaul Univerity in Chicago, Julianne Malveaux at California State University, Los Angeles, and Diane H. Petrella at Kent State University in Ohio.

Berkeley's Jennifer Tour Chayes Honored by the Association for Computing Machinery

Berkeley’s Jennifer Tour Chayes Honored by the Association for Computing Machinery

Dr. Chayes, a professor, dean, and associate provost for the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, was honored for her effective leadership, mentorship, and dedication to diversity during her distinguished career of computer science research, teaching, and institution building.

Sophie Dumont Wins the $250,000 Byers Award for Basic Science

Sophie Dumont Wins the $250,000 Byers Award for Basic Science

Sophie Dumont is an associate professor of bioengineering at the University of California, San Franciso. Her lab focuses on the spindle, a “machine” operating in the middle of the cell to segregate chromosomes and ensures each new cell receives a full set of the genome to perform its function in our bodies whether it’s replication or repair.

Professor Anna Harvey to Lead the Social Science Research Council

Professor Anna Harvey to Lead the Social Science Research Council

Professor Harvey is a professor of politics at New York University. She also serves as the founding director of the Public Safety Lab a community-engaged research initiative that draws on the dual lenses of social science and data science to provide insight into mass incarceration and recommendations for improvement of the criminal justice system.

Melanie Wood Is the First Women in Mathematics to Win a Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Melanie Wood Is the First Women in Mathematics to Win a Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Melanie Wood, professor of mathematics at Harvard University, is the recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation, the organization’s most prestigious prize for scientists under the age of 40 in the United States.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Princeton University

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Princeton University

The four women appointed to endowed professorships at Princeton are Ileana Cristea in molecular biology, Deana Lawson in visual arts, Eve Ostriker in astrophysics, and Sanyu Mojola in sociology and demographics.

Courtney Dressing of the University of California, Berkeley Is a Rising Star in Astronomy

Courtney Dressing of the University of California, Berkeley Is a Rising Star in Astronomy

Courtney Dressing, an assistant professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, has been selected to receive the 2021 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy from the American Astronomical Society for her research on the formation rate, composition, and evolution of planets around red dwarf stars.

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

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

The four women who are leaving their current posts are Carolyn Walters at Indiana University, Valerie Hotchkiss at Vanderbilt University. Sarah-Jane Leslie at Princeton University, and Nancy McKenzie Dupont at the University of Mississippi.

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

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties 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.