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Nine New Women Deans at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Nine New Women Deans at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

The nine women deans are: Claire Garcia at Colorado College, Rachel Kyte at Tufts, Susan Catron at the University of California, Davis, Laura Vandeburgh at the University of Oregon, Susan Lozier at Georgia Tech, Gennifer Weisenfeld at Duke, Stephanie Gray at Montana State University, Nicole Pennington at Ohio University, and Wendi S. Williams at Mills College in Oakland.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

The new deans are Verna L. Williams at the University of Cincinnati, Melanie Stein at Ithaca College in New York, Denise Rush as Boston Architectural College, Alexis Abramson at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Janis Terpenney at the University of Tennessee, and Beth McNeil at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Dr. Brickhouse has been serving as provost at Saint Louis University in Missouri. Earlier, she served for 27 years at the University of Delaware in several senior administrative roles including deputy provost, interim provost, deputy dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and director of the School of Education.

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

Eleven 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.

Study Finds That All Students Benefit When More Women Are in Their First College STEM Course

Study Finds That All Students Benefit When More Women Are in Their First College STEM Course

The research team examined data from students enrolled in an engineering program at a large, public, research-intensive university. The results found that an increase in percentage of women students in their first course improves persistence in the major for all students regardless of their gender.

In Memoriam: Rosemary Mariner, 1953-2019

In Memoriam: Rosemary Mariner, 1953-2019

Rosemary Mariner, one of the first women to serve as an aviator in the U.S. Navy, was a resident scholar in the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee. Earlier, she was the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Professor of Military Studies at the National War College.

Duke University's Susan Lozier to Lead the American Geophysical Union

Duke University’s Susan Lozier to Lead the American Geophysical Union

Dr. Lozier has been a Duke faculty member since 1992. She is widely cited for research on large-scale ocean circulation and its links to global climate change. She will begin her two-year term as president-elect of the American Geophysical Union on January 1, 2019, followed by a two-year term as president beginning in 2021.

April Mason to Serve as Provost at New Mexico State University

April Mason to Serve as Provost at New Mexico State University

April C. Mason has been named interim provost at New Mexico State University. She is expected to serve in this new position from November 1st through the current academic year. Most recently, Dr. Mason served as provost and senior vice president at Kansas State University. Prior to Kansas State, she served in both faculty and […]

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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 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.

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women in the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women in the Academic World

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Heidi Anderson Appointed the 16th President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Heidi Anderson Appointed the 16th President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Since September 2017, Dr. Anderson has been special advisor to the president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She served as provost and vice president for academic affairs there from 2015 to 2017.

The Next President of the National Association of School Psychologists

The Next President of the National Association of School Psychologists

Lisa Kelly-Vance, professor of psychology and director of the school psychology graduate program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, has been elected president of the National Association of School Psychologists. She will begin her term as president in July.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

Karen Plaut was named the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Annette Ranft was named the eighth dean of the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University in Alabama.

Purdue University Researchers Developing Home Tool to Detect Risk of Preeclampsia

Purdue University Researchers Developing Home Tool to Detect Risk of Preeclampsia

Researchers at Purdue University are developing a device and an application that will enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to track their susceptibility to develop preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication related to hypertension that can cause organ damage and premature birth.

Beverly Davenport Fired as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Beverly Davenport Fired as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

On March 1, 2017, Beverly Davenport became the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Now 14 months later, she has been placed on administrative leave and will no longer serve as chancellor as of July 1.

Janet Westpheling Elected President of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Janet Westpheling Elected President of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Dr. Westpheling is a professor of genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the genetic engineering of microorganisms to efficiently convert plants into biofuels.

All Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia Are Women

All Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia Are Women

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy has announced a field of four finalists to serve as dean. All four finalists will visit campus by the end of the month for a series of interviews and public presentations. All four finalists are women.

Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California, Names Its Next Provost

Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, Names Its Next Provost

For the past 11 years, Dr. Margaret Kasimatis has served as vice provost for strategic planning and educational effectiveness at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She also held a tenured faculty post in the department of educational leadership at the university.

Two Women Earn Teaching Awards From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Two Women Earn Teaching Awards From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture has selected two scholars to received the 2017 National Excellence in College and University Teaching Award: Suzanne Nielsen of Purdue University and Ann Marie VanDerZanden of Iowa State University.

The New Provost at the University of California, Riverside

The New Provost at the University of California, Riverside

A scholar of bioanalytical chemistry, Dr. Cynthia K. Larive joined the faculty at the University of California, Riverside in 2005. Since coming to the university, she has served as vice provost for undergraduate education, interim dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and chair of the department of chemistry.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips was a professor of psychology and served as provost at the University of Florida, the University at Buffalo, and Arizona State University.

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.

Women Engineering Students Do Better When Paired With Other Women in Class Projects

Women Engineering Students Do Better When Paired With Other Women in Class Projects

Women who are first-year students in engineering tend to get higher grades when they are paired with other women in group projects. Women who are paired with other women in group projects are also more likely than other women to declare engineering as their major.

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Dr. Ross has been serving as dean of engineering and information technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She joined the faculty there in 1995. Dr. Ross’ research focuses on the role of fluid dynamics in infection formation in the human cardiovascular system.

Rita Rossi Colwell Named the Recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board

Rita Rossi Colwell Named the Recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board

The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy.

Two Women Political Scientists at Purdue University to Edit a Major Journal

Two Women Political Scientists at Purdue University to Edit a Major Journal

Nadie E. Brown and Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, both associate professors of political science at Purdue will share duties as lead editor for the journal Politics, Groups and Identities, a publication of the Western Political Science Association.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members 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.

Pareena Lawrence Named the 12th President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Pareena Lawrence Named the 12th President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Dr. Lawrence is the provost and chief academic officer at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Earlier in her career, she was a professor of economics and management and chair of the division of social sciences at the University of Minnesota at Morris.

Beverly Davenport Named Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Beverly Davenport Named Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Since July, Dr. Davenport has been serving as the interim president of the University of Cincinnati. In July 2013, she was appointed senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Cincinnati. She will begin her new duties at the University of Tennessee on March 1.

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 Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The five women named to endowed chairs are Haiyan Wang at Purdue University, Nancy Rabalis at Louisiana State University, Lesley Jill Gordon at the University of Alabama, Darlene Clark Hine at Michigan State University, and Hillary Anger Elfenbein at Washington University in St. Louis.

In Memoriam: Joyce Carol Thomas, 1938-2016

In Memoriam: Joyce Carol Thomas, 1938-2016

Joyce Carol Thomas, the author of more than 30 children’s books and a former college professor, won the National Book Award and the American Book Award in 1983. She taught at several higher educational institutions including Purdue University and the University of Tennessee.