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Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Four Universities

Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Four Universities

The new deans are Kimberly Mutcherson at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey, Hannah Carter at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Linda Kern at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, and Kimberly Foster at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Marybeth Gasman Appointed to the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair in Education at Rutgers University

Marybeth Gasman Appointed to the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair in Education at Rutgers University

Currently, Dr. Gasman holds an endowed chair in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as the founding director of the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions. She is a scholar of American higher education and focuses her research on historically Black colleges and universities.

Mary Feeney Appointed Editor of the <em>Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory</em>

Mary Feeney Appointed Editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

Dr. Feeney is an associate professor and Lincoln Professor of Ethics in Public Affairs in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. She also serves as the associate director of the ASU Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Studies. She will become the journal’s new editor in January.

Rutgers University in New Jersey Launches New Gender Studies Major

Rutgers University in New Jersey Launches New Gender Studies Major

The program is the first of its kind in southern New Jersey. Gail Caputo is the founding director of the gender studies major.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

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.

College-Age Victims of Sexual Violence Experience More Vivid Memories Than Victims of Other Trauma

College-Age Victims of Sexual Violence Experience More Vivid Memories Than Victims of Other Trauma

The researchers examined a large group of college-aged women, more than a third of whom reported being victims of sexual violence. The women who had suffered from sexual abuse reported stronger memories with specific details, including seeing the incident clearly in their mind than women who had experienced other types of trauma..

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Sixteen 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.

Iowa State University Study Finds Persisting Gender Stereotypes Impact Voting Behavior

Iowa State University Study Finds Persisting Gender Stereotypes Impact Voting Behavior

The study found that when there was only one woman on the ballot, participants were just as likely to vote for her as the male candidate, however, when another woman was added, the woman lower on the ballot had more negative evaluations and received less votes.

Four Women Scholars Selected as Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Four Women Scholars Selected as Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Frederick Douglass Book Prize recognizes the best book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition published in the preceding year. It comes with a $25,000 award. The winner of the prize will be announced this fall and be presented in a ceremony in New York City on February 28, 2019. All four finalists are women faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities.

Study Finds College Age Women Who Use Alcohol and Marijuana Far More Likely to Engage in Unsafe Sex

Study Finds College Age Women Who Use Alcohol and Marijuana Far More Likely to Engage in Unsafe Sex

The study, led by Jumi Hayaki, an associate professor of psychology at the College of the Holy Cross, found that when young women drank alcohol and smoked marijuana on the same day, they were more than three times as likely to have unprotected sex than on days when they neither drank or smoked pot.

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

Dr. Johnston served as the second chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Kearney from 1993 to 2002. Previously, she was executive vice president and provost at DePaul University in Chicago.

Brandy Gunsolus Is the First Holder of a Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science Degree

Brandy Gunsolus Is the First Holder of a Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science Degree

Rutgers University launched the new degree program in 2014 to address an ongoing need for greater accuracy and cost efficiency in laboratory testing. It is the first doctoral program in the field at any university in the nation and Dr. Gunsolus is its first graduate.

Five Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to dean positions are Tomiko Brown-Nagin at Harvard University, Adrienne Eaton at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Julie M. Anderson at Winona State University in Minnesota, Kim Crowley at Amarillo College in Texas, and Linda Schadler at the University of Vermont.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Chair Academic Departments at Schools of Public Health

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Chair Academic Departments at Schools of Public Health

Cora E. Lewis was named chair of the department of epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Leslie Kantor was named the inaugural chair of the department of urban-global public health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Rutgers University in Newark New Jersey.

Meditation and Exercise Therapy Can Help Women Recover From Sexual Assault

Meditation and Exercise Therapy Can Help Women Recover From Sexual Assault

A study by researchers at Rutgers University finds that women who were sexually assaulted can learn to decrease negative thoughts and enhance self-worth by a combination of meditation and aerobic exercise. The researchers found that the combination of meditation and exercise was better therapy than either of these activities alone.

Six Universities Appoint Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

Six Universities Appoint Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

Appointed to dean posts are Bridget Terry Long at Harvard University, Constance Relihan at Virginia Commonwealth University, Piyushimita Thakuriah at Rutgers University, Edith Parker at the University of Iowa, Kathryn Graddy at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, and Pauline Sampson at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.

Two Women Scholars Changing Universities to Take Dean Positions

Two Women Scholars Changing Universities to Take Dean Positions

Sharon L. Walker was appointed dean of the College of Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia and Beth Angell will be the next dean of the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Both women will begin their new jobs this summer.

The First Woman President of Peirce College in Philadelphia

The First Woman President of Peirce College in Philadelphia

Mary Ellen Caro has been serving as vice president of enrollment management at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, New Jersey. She has served on the staff there since 2004. When Dr. Caro takes office, she will be the first woman to serve as president in the 153-year history of Peirce College.

In Memoriam: Sarah Delores Cousin Banks, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Sarah Delores Cousin Banks, 1940-2018

After earning a master’s degree, Sarah Banks taught mathematics at Rutgers University-Camden. Completing a doctorate at Rutgers in 1984, she then joined the staff at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she served in a number of roles including associate dean of the Graduate School.

Why Is the Persistence Rate for Women in Philosophy So Low?

Why Is the Persistence Rate for Women in Philosophy So Low?

Heather Demarest, a new assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is the lead author of a study that finds that the participation rate of women in philosophy was affected by students feeling dissimilar to professional philosophers, perhaps even their instructors.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Diane Sevening of the University of South Dakota, Stacy Hawkins of Rutgers University-Camden, Emiliana Borrelli of the University of California, Irvine, Rachel Ivy Clarke of Syracuse University, A. Susana Ramirez of the University of California, Merced, and Lisa Sowie Cahill of Boston College.

The New Dean of the Graduate School of Princeton University

The New Dean of the Graduate School of Princeton University

Sarah-Jane Leslie is the Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy, the vice dean for faculty development in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the director of the Program in Linguistics, and the founding director of the Program in Cognitive Science at Princeton University.

Barnard College's Paige West Earns a Prestigious Book Award

Barnard College’s Paige West Earns a Prestigious Book Award

Paige West, the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College in New York City, received the Distinguished Book Award from Columbia University Press. The award is given to the author of a book that “brings the highest distinction to Columbia University and Columbia University Press for its outstanding contribution to academic and public discourse.”

Rutgers University Scholar Examining Whether There Are Gender Differences in Concussions

Rutgers University Scholar Examining Whether There Are Gender Differences in Concussions

Carrie Esopenko, an assistant professor in the department of rehabilitation and movement science at Rutgers University in New Jersey is conducting research on whether there are gender differences in concussions, recovery time from such injuries, and the psychological effects of concussions on women.

Rutgers University Completes Funding for an Endowed Chair to Honor Gloria Steinem

Rutgers University Completes Funding for an Endowed Chair to Honor Gloria Steinem

The Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies, funded by $3 million in gifts from 425 donors, is a collaboration of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, the School of Communication and Information, and the department of women’s and gender studies.

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.

Teresa Boyer to Direct the New Institute for Women's Leadership at Villanova University

Teresa Boyer to Direct the New Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova University

Since 2008, Dr. Boyer has served as executive director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is also an assistant research professor at Rutgers. Earlier, she was an administrator at the U.S. Department of Education.

The First Woman Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley

The First Woman Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley

Since 2015, Dr. Christ has served as director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education and interim executive vice chancellor and provost at Berkeley. From 2002 to 2013, Dr. Christ was president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Academic Study Finds That Women Perceive That Racists Will Also Be Sexists

Academic Study Finds That Women Perceive That Racists Will Also Be Sexists

Test subjects were given profiles that included clues that the person was either sexist or racist. In follow-up questions, the data showed that women tended to believe that someone expressing racist attitudes would also be sexist.

In Memoriam: Jewell Plummer Cobb, 1924-2017

In Memoriam: Jewell Plummer Cobb, 1924-2017

In 1981, Professor Cobb was appointed president of California State University, Fullerton. She was the first African American women to lead a major university west of the Mississippi River.

The Next President of Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey

The Next President of Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey

The board of trustees of Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, New Jersey, has named Barbara Gaba as the educational institution’s next president. Dr. Gaba has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey.

Elizabeth Scarpelli Named the Inaugural Director of the University of Cincinnati Press

Elizabeth Scarpelli Named the Inaugural Director of the University of Cincinnati Press

Initially, the University of Cincinnati Press will focus on two programs: peer-reviewed scholarly works in social justice and a community engagement imprint featuring the rich history of Cincinnati and its university, especially with respect to social justice themes.

Rutgers Names a Lecture Series in Women's Global Health After an Alumna Who Died in a Terrorist Attack

Rutgers Names a Lecture Series in Women’s Global Health After an Alumna Who Died in a Terrorist Attack

The Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University in New Jersey has established a lecture series in women’s global health to honor Anita Ashok Datar. A 1995 graduate of Rutgers University, Datar was in Africa working to education women on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, when she was killed in a November 2015 terrorist attack in Mali.

Jennifer Orlikoff Named President of Potomac State College in West Virginia

Jennifer Orlikoff Named President of Potomac State College in West Virginia

Jennifer Orlikoff has been serving in the post on an interim basis since July 1. Previously, she was an associate professor of French and director of the Center for Women and Gender Studies at West Virginia University’s flagship campus in Morgantown.