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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.

In Memoriam: Wynetta Devore, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Wynetta Devore, 1929-2020

Dr. Devore began her academic career at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She then taught at Rutgers University before joining the faculty at Syracuse University’s School of Social Work in 1980. She retired in 1999.

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.

New Consortium to Research Concussions Among Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

New Consortium to Research Concussions Among Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Males and females experience IPV, but violence against women tends to result in more severe and chronic injuries. Due to the high degree of physical aggression associated with this type of abuse, there is a significant risk for traumatic brain injury. A new research group is seeking to learn how this head trauma affects cognitive and psychological functioning in women.

Camilla Townsend is the Winner of the $75,000 Cundill History Prize from McGill University

Camilla Townsend is the Winner of the $75,000 Cundill History Prize from McGill University

The award recognizes books that best embody historical scholarship, originality, literary quality, and broad appeal. Professor Townsend, a Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University in New Jersey, was honored for her book Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The three women who have been appointed to serve as diversity officers are Linda Strong-Leek at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Enobong “Anna” Branch at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Shaniqua Crawford at the University of Oklahoma.

Texas Woman's University Scholar's Book  Honored by the National Women's Studies Association

Texas Woman’s University Scholar’s Book Honored by the National Women’s Studies Association

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, an associate professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University, was honored for groundbreaking scholarship in women’s studies that makes significant feminist contributions to the topic of women and labor. T

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Carole Boyce Davies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Denise Hien, at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Kateryna Makova at Pennsylvania State University, and Audrey Jaeger at North Carolina State University.

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Kittie Pain at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, Amy Diamond at the University of Southern California, Jovette Dew at Oklahoma State University, Donna Gustafson at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Melba V. Pearson at Florida International University in Miami.

New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities for Seven Women

New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities for Seven Women

Taking on new roles are Tamara Pearson at Spelman College, Donna Gustafson at Rutgers University, Charleita Richardson at the University of South Florida, Catherine Spear at the University of Southern California, Ereka Williams at Winston-Salem State University, Denise Baclawski at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Taricka Burton at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

In Memoriam: Nadine Taub, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Nadine Taub, 1943-2020

Taub joined the faculty at the Rutgers University School of Law in Newarkmin 1973. There she founded the Women’s Rights Litigation Clinic, the first of its kind in the nation, according to the university.

Rutgers University Debuts New Database of Women Elected Officials

Rutgers University Debuts New Database of Women Elected Officials

The Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University in New Jersey has launched its Women Elected Officials Database that includes every woman officeholder in U.S. history at the federal, statewide elected executive, and state legislative levels. The databasse contains entries for more than 11,000 women officeholders dating back to 1893.

Research Finds a More Effective Mentoring Formula for Women Faculty in STEM Fields

Research Finds a More Effective Mentoring Formula for Women Faculty in STEM Fields

A new study led by Sandra Petersen, a professor of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, finds that an online mutual-mentoring model can create “trusting and supportive environments” among underrepresented minority women in STEM across academic institutions.

The New Executive Director of the College Art Association

The New Executive Director of the College Art Association

Before joining the College Art Association, Omogbai served as a member and past board chair of the New Jersey Historic Trust, one of four landmark entities dedicated to the preservation of the state’s historic and cultural heritage. She also served on Montclair State University’s Advisory Board.

American Sociological Association Gives Career Award to Princeton's Patricia Fernández-Kelly

American Sociological Association Gives Career Award to Princeton’s Patricia Fernández-Kelly

The Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology from the American Sociological Association honors outstanding contributions to sociological practice and work that has facilitated, or served as a model for, the work of others in sociology or outside the discipline.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

Professor Cheryl Wall focused on African-American literature, American literature, and feminist criticism. She first joined the faculty at Rutgers University in 1972. and had planned on retiring this year.

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.

Rutgers Business School Opens a New Center for Women in Business

Rutgers Business School Opens a New Center for Women in Business

The center will work to improve gender equity in the business world by empowering working women and developing women business leaders through a robust network and academic research. Lisa Kaplowitz, an assistant professor of professional practice in finance is the center’s founding director.

Rutgers University Study Finds Stereotypic Images of Gender Roles in the Workforce Persist Online

Rutgers University Study Finds Stereotypic Images of Gender Roles in the Workforce Persist Online

The scholars searched the internet for online images of men and women in four professions – librarian, nurse, computer programmer, and civil engineer. They compared the search results to the gender representation of each occupation according to data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

University of Arkansas Professor Wins an Award for Her Poetry Manuscript

University of Arkansas Professor Wins an Award for Her Poetry Manuscript

Mohja Kahf, a professor in the department of English, the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Program and the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Arkansas, was recently named the winner of the 2020 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

American Society of Criminology Honors "Rock Star" Professor Faye Taxman of George Mason University

American Society of Criminology Honors “Rock Star” Professor Faye Taxman of George Mason University

At the American Society of Criminology award ceremony, Professor Taxman was described as a scholarly “rock star” who has engaged with and moved the field of corrections for more than 30 years.

Katherine Clay Bassard Will Be the Next Provost at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

Katherine Clay Bassard Will Be the Next Provost at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

Dr. Bassard currently serves as a professor of English and interim senior associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Earlier, she was senior vice provost for faculty affairs at VCU.

In Memoriam: Maxine R. Colm, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Maxine R. Colm, 1932-2019

In 1989, Dr. Colm, a high school valedictorian and graduate of Vassar College, became the first woman to be hired as a vice president at the University of Delaware.

Tara Williams Appointed Dean of the Honors College at the University of Alabama

Tara Williams Appointed Dean of the Honors College at the University of Alabama

Currently, Dr. Williams is a professor of English and associate dean who oversees the honors curriculum at Oregon State University. She joined the faculty at Oregon State in 2004. She will begin her new duties on March 1.

Eight Women Faculty at Major Universities Who Are Taking on New Duties

Eight Women Faculty at Major Universities Who Are Taking on New Duties

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 Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Taja-Nia Henderson has been named dean of the Graduate School at Rutgers University. Nancy Allbritton has been named dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Washington and Jeannine Dingus-Eason was named dean of education at Rhode Island College.

In Memoriam: Ann Snitow, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Ann Snitow, 1943-2019

In 1972, Ann Snitow, co-founded the gender studies program at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She also twice founded gender studies programs at The New School in New York City, where she taught for 30 years.

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments 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.

Three Women Scholars to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

Three Women Scholars to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

The Southern Regional Council in conjunction with the University of Georgia, Piedmont College and the Georgia Center for the Book have announced three winners of the 2019 Lillian Smith Book Awards. The three winners are all women with current academic affiliations: Rachel Devlin, Virginia Eubanks, and Vanessa Siddle Walker.

Women May Be Better Leaders Then Men in Crises Where Outcomes Are Predictable

Women May Be Better Leaders Then Men in Crises Where Outcomes Are Predictable

A study led by a professor of management at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, finds that women with stong interpersonal skills are better leaders in crises where there is a clear path to solve the problem. But workers may be more trusting of men when the path to a solution is not apparent.

Tayari Jones Wins Women's Prize for Fiction for Her Book, <em>An American Marriage</em>

Tayari Jones Wins Women’s Prize for Fiction for Her Book, An American Marriage

Professor Jones serves as a professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. An American Marriage tells the story of Celestial and Roy, two Black newlyweds whose pursuit of the American dream is violently interrupted when Roy is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

Lynn Mahoney Will Be the First Woman President of San Francisco State University

Lynn Mahoney Will Be the First Woman President of San Francisco State University

Currently, Dr. Mahoney serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. Previously she served in various roles at California State University, Long Beach including associate vice president for undergraduate studies and interim vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New 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.

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.

Study Finds Gender Imbalance In Children's Television: Onscreen and Behind the Camera

Study Finds Gender Imbalance In Children’s Television: Onscreen and Behind the Camera

The study of American and Canadian television shows, aimed at kids age 12 and under during the fall of 2017, found that the majority of main characters on children’s fictional TV shows are male. Additionally, men are more likely to be the creators, writers, and directors of these shows.