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Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of a Dozen Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of a Dozen Women to Administrative Positions

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: Sharon Elaine Hannum Seager, 1938-2022

In Memoriam: Sharon Elaine Hannum Seager, 1938-2022

Dr. Seager taught for a brief period at what is now Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau before joining the faculty at Ball State University in 1966. Her research focused on nineteenth-century American history and American women’s history. Dr. Seager retired in 2004 after teaching at Ball State for 38 years.

Naomi Halas Named as a Winner of the €200,000 Eni Energy Transition Award

Naomi Halas Named as a Winner of the €200,000 Eni Energy Transition Award

Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is sharing the prestigious 2022 Eni Energy Transition Award for developing light-powered “antenna-reactor” catalysts that can substantially lower the temperatures required for industrial-scale hydrogen production. She is sharing the award with a Rice University colleague, Professor Peter J. A. Nordlander.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties at Universities

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties at Universities

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.

A Dozen Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Administrative Positions

A Dozen Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Administrative Positions

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.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eight 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.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

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.

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.

Amy Dittmar Will Be the Next Provost at Rice University in Houston

Amy Dittmar Will Be the Next Provost at Rice University in Houston

Dr. Dittmar has been serving as senior vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs and professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan. Earlier, she was senior associate dean for graduate programs at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments in Higher Education

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments in Higher Education

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.

Huda Zoghbi Shares the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for 2022

Huda Zoghbi Shares the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for 2022

Huda Zoghbi is a professor of pediatrics, neurology, neuroscience, and molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, the founding director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, and a member of the board of trustees of Rice University in Houston.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Joanne Solis-Walker at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, Judith Green McKenzie at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Sophie Esch at rice University in Houston, Andia Augustin-Billy at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, and Jennifer Keys at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

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.

In Memoriam: Miah Im, 1974-2021

In Memoriam: Miah Im, 1974-2021

Miam Im was director of opera studies at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Before coming to Rice University in 2020, Im was principal coach and conductor of the University of Toronto Opera School and music director of the University of Maryland Opera Studio.

How Marriage, Parenting, and Issue of Work-Life Balance Impact Women Academics' Publication Rates

How Marriage, Parenting, and Issue of Work-Life Balance Impact Women Academics’ Publication Rates

A new study led by Elaine Howard Ecklund, who holds the Herbert S. Autrey chair in social sciences at Rice University in Houston, Texas, found that parenting, marriage, and the strain of maintaining a work-family balance are all factors for women’s success in publishing. But there were differences by global region and academic discipline.

Is the Gender Wage Gap Due to Women's Lack of Assertiveness in Negotiations?

Is the Gender Wage Gap Due to Women’s Lack of Assertiveness in Negotiations?

A recent study led by Denise L. Reyes, a new assistant professor of psychology at the University of Houston, comes to the conclusion that the salary gap between men and women may be due to certain personality traits, specifically – assertiveness. 

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.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

The women faculty in new positions are Veronica Terriquez at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dana Yang at Cornell University, Julea Vlassakis at Rice University in Houston, Diane Thiel at the University of New Mexico, Alena Allen at the University of Arkansas, and Barbara MacKenzie-Wood at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Marina Vannucci is the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Vannucci, who has taught at Rice Univerity since 2007, also holds an adjunct appointment in biostatistics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The six women appointed to dean posts are Marie T. Nolan at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Dana A. Williams at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Angie Kamath at New York University, Ann E. Auston at Michigan State University, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro at Rice University in Houston, and Deborah Berke at Yale University.

Four Women Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The four women named to diversity posts are Harris Akinloye at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Keesha Burke-Henderson at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and Constance Porter, at Rice University in Houston.

Gilda Barabino Is the New President-Elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Gilda Barabino Is the New President-Elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Gilda Barabino is the president of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts. After serving for one year as president-elect, Dr. Barabino will serve one year as AAAS president and then one year as chair of the AAAS Board of Directors.

In Memoriam: Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea, 1972-2021

In Memoriam: Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea, 1972-2021

Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea was an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She joined the Rice University faculty in 2009.

Rice University Scholar Chosen to Lead the Strategic Management Society

Rice University Scholar Chosen to Lead the Strategic Management Society

Yan “Anthea” Zhang, the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is the new president-elect of the Strategic Management Society. She will be president-elect for two years and then become president in 2023.

In Memoriam: Lyn K. Ragsdale, 1954-2020

In Memoriam: Lyn K. Ragsdale, 1954-2020

Dr. Ragsdale’s prolific career in political science education began in 1983 when she joined the faculty at the University of Arizona. In 2006, she was named dean of social sciences at Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 2006.

Six Women Faculty Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Faculty Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The six women scholars in new roles are Ana María Martínez at Rice University in Houston, Gail Wilson at Oklahoma State University, Malika Jeffries-EL at Boston University, Shoshana Schechter at Yeshiva University in New York, Anne-Marie Schultz at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and J. Camille Hall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

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.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Universities

The new deans are Judy L. Postmus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Sarah Rebecca Thomas at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, Teresa L. Knott at Virginia Commonwealth Univerity, Tatum Thomas at DePaul University in Chicago, and Janet Braam at Rice University in Houston.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Six Women

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Six Women

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

In Memoriam: Ann Ellen Redelfs, 1957-2020

In Memoriam: Ann Ellen Redelfs, 1957-2020

In 1995, Redelfs was appointed director of external communications at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego. In 2002 she was named ssociate director of public programs for the Cornell Ornithology Lab.

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned 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.

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

A professor of statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, Dr. Miranda was the university’s Howard R. Hughes Provost from 2015 to 2019. Earlier, she taught at the University of Michigan and Duke Univerity. Dr. Miranda will become provost at the University of Notre Dame on July 1.

Gilda Barbarino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts

Gilda Barbarino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts

A respected researcher in the study of sickle cell disease, Dr. Barabino became dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York in 2013. She also serves as the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor at City College.

Benevolent Sexism at Work Can Negatively Impact New Mothers' Decisions to Return to Their Jobs

Benevolent Sexism at Work Can Negatively Impact New Mothers’ Decisions to Return to Their Jobs

Overall, the authors found that “helpful” behavior at work – regardless of whether the women thought of it as helpful or harmful to their productivity — ultimately made them feel worse about themselves and their workplace abilities and this impacted their plans on returning to the workforce after giving birth.

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

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.