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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.

Eight Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Eight Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New 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 or have been assigned new duties.

A Woman's Appearance Impacts Their Perceived Credibility on Sexual Harassment Claims

A Woman’s Appearance Impacts Their Perceived Credibility on Sexual Harassment Claims

A new study by researchers at Colby College in Maine, Princeton University in New Jersey, and the University of Washington finds that women who are young, “conventionally attractive” and appear and act feminine are more likely to be believed when making accusations of sexual harassment than other women.

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

The five women scholars who are taking on new roles at Natalia Castro Picón at Princeton University in New Jersey, Kathleen Feeley at the University of Redlands in California, Karsonya Whitehead at Loyola University of Maryland, Morgan Pfieffer at Oklahoma State Univerity, and Rhamin Ligon of the University of Maryland.

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.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Miriam Felton-Dansky at Bard College in New York, Kyna Shelley at the University of Southern Mississippi, Anita Hazelwood at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Matilde Bombardini at the University of California Berkeley, Filiz Garip at Princeton University, and Ke Dong at Duke University.

Christina Paxson Elected Board Chair of the Association of American Universities

Christina Paxson Elected Board Chair of the Association of American Universities

Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities is composed of 65 of America’s leading research universities that receive about three-fifths of all federal research grant funds. Dr. Paxson has served as Brown University’s nineteenth president and a professor of economics and public policy since July 1, 2012.

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.

Princeton University Announces the Hiring of Five Women to Its Faculty

Princeton University Announces the Hiring of Five Women to Its Faculty

Laura Edwards was appointed professor of history at Princeton University in New Jersey. In addition, four women were appointed to assistant professor positions: Michelle Chan in molecular biology, Adji Bousso Dieng in computer science, Yasaman Ghasempour in electrical engineering, and Yunqing Tang in mathematics.

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new duties or positions are Tina Hernandez-Boussard at Stanford University. Kristina Douglass at Pennsylvania State University, Diana Tamir at Princeton University in New Jersey, Yuri “Lily” Funahashi at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Sarah Runcie at Mihlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Hannah Hazard-Jenkins at West Virginia University.

Michelle Cooke Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award From the International Association for Geoscience

Michelle Cooke Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award From the International Association for Geoscience

The association recognized Professor Cooke for her work as a “foundational leader in accessible and inclusive geoscience teaching in both the classroom and field for over 20 years, all while maintaining a successful research career in geomechanics and structural geology.

Princeton's Olga Russakovsky Honored by the Computing Research Association

Princeton’s Olga Russakovsky Honored by the Computing Research Association

the Anita Borg Early Career Award from the Computing Research Association is given to a woman in computer science or engineering for significant research contributions and service to their profession, especially outreach to women.

Princeton Astrophysicist Jo Dunkley Awarded the Tomossoni Chisesi Prize From the Sapienza University of Roma

Princeton Astrophysicist Jo Dunkley Awarded the Tomossoni Chisesi Prize From the Sapienza University of Roma

The Tomossoni Chisesi Prize encourages and recognizes scientists making outstanding advances in the physical sciences. Dr. Dudley is is being honored for her innovative work exploring the earliest moments of our universe. She is donating the 40,000 Euro prize to the National Society of Black Physicists.

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University's Danielle S. Allen

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University’s Danielle S. Allen

Danielle S. Allen, a University professor and professor of government who also serves as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, has been awarded the John W. Kluge Prize from the Library of Congress. The prize includes a $500,000 award.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

The four women appointed to named professorships are Wendy Cadge at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Penny Kris-Etherton at Pennsylvania State University, Anna Shields at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Susan Madsen at Utah State University.