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Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments 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.

Donde Plowman Named Chancellor of the University of Tennessee

Donde Plowman Named Chancellor of the University of Tennessee

Currently Dr. Plowman serves as executive vice chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Earlier in her career, Dr. Plowman served as a professor of management at the University of Tennessee and was head of the university’s management department from 2008 to 2010.

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

The 10 new deans at colleges and universities across the United States are Jennifer Collins, Laura Auricchio, Gwyneth Price, Amy Lauren Fairchild, Raka Ray, Diana Martinelli, Karen Muncaster, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Lori Messinger, and Lisa Dutton.

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

How Giving Women the Right to Vote Boosted Educational Attainment in the United States

How Giving Women the Right to Vote Boosted Educational Attainment in the United States

A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research authored by a group of three women economists, has found that women’s suffrage contributed to an increased retention rate of children in schools. The results showed that education expenditures rose 9 percent in local schools after women got the right to vote.

Sandra J. Doran Appointed to Lead Salem Academy and College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Sandra J. Doran Appointed to Lead Salem Academy and College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Most recently, Doran has served as national program director of the New England Board of Higher Education and as entrepreneur-in-residence at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Earlier, she was chief of staff, vice president, and general counsel at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Andrea Jain Named Editor of the <em>Journal of the American Academy of Religion</em>

Andrea Jain Named Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Andrea Jain is an associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is an expert on South Asian religions as well as the study of yoga.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

In Memoriam: Toni Beck Bosner, 1924-2017

In Memoriam: Toni Beck Bosner, 1924-2017

Toni Beck Bosner joined the faculty at Southern Methodist University in 1962, when the dance program was part of the physical education department. She served on the faculty until 1985 and was founding chair of the dance department.

Seventeen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seventeen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

New Administrative Assignments for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Assignments for 10 Women 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.

In Memoriam: Herma Hill Kay, 1934-2017

In Memoriam: Herma Hill Kay, 1934-2017

Herma Hill Kay served on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law for 57 years. In 1992, she became the first woman dean at the law school.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

The women who have been appointed to dean posts are Carolyn Kapinus at Texas Woman’s University, Michele C. Murray at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Franca R. Barricelli at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. and Elizabeth Killingsworth at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Gillian Conoley of Sonoma State University Is the Winner of a Major Poetry Award

Gillian Conoley of Sonoma State University Is the Winner of a Major Poetry Award

Gillian Conoley, professor and poet-in-residence at Sonoma State University in California, has been chosen as the recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. The award has been given to one poet annually since 1929.

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

The faculty members in new roles are Nikki M. Taylor at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis at Mississippi State University, Pamela R. Metzger at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Stephanie Newbold of Rutgers University-Newark, and Kimberly Ward of the University of Southern Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Pamela Denise Anthony, 1971-2017

In Memoriam: Pamela Denise Anthony, 1971-2017

Pamela D. Anthony, vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. From 2012 to 2016, she was dean of students at Iowa State University.

A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Cheryl Ney was appointed dean of the Charter College Education at California State University, Los Angeles. Elena D. Hicks was named dean of undergraduate admissions at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Mary Klotman was named dean of the Duke University School of Medicine.

Anne Lambright Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Anne Lambright Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Anne Lambright, the Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Language and Culture Studies and dean of academic affairs at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, is the winner of the 26th annual Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize presented by the Modern Language Association.

In Memoriam: Betty Chiles Nixon, 1936-2016

In Memoriam: Betty Chiles Nixon, 1936-2016

Betty Chiles Nixon was the former assistant vice chancellor in the Office of Community, Neighborhoods, and Government Relations at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She served on the staff at the university for 17 years.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women 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.

Suffolk University in Boston Names Its Next President

Suffolk University in Boston Names Its Next President

Margaret McKenna was named the tenth president of Suffolk University in Boston. She was president of Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1985 to 2007. Most recently, McKenna has been teaching at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Study Finds That an Assertiveness Training Program for Teenage Girls May Reduce Sexual Assaults

Study Finds That an Assertiveness Training Program for Teenage Girls May Reduce Sexual Assaults

A new study led by Lorelei Simpson Rowe, a psychologist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, finds that teenage girls who took a virtual reality assertiveness training program were less likely to become victims of sexual assault.

Education Department Finds Southern Methodist University in Violation of Title IX

Education Department Finds Southern Methodist University in Violation of Title IX

The Office for Civil Rights ruled that the university was in violation of Title IX for its lack of prompt and equitable response to accusations of gender-based and sexual harassment and sexual violence on its campus.

Seven Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts at American Universities

Seven Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts at American Universities

The new appointees are Kecia Thomas at the University of Georgia, Ingrid Stafford at Northwestern, Leanne Ketterlin-Geller at Southern Methodist, Klara Jelinkova at Rice, Kristen Dauphinais at the University of North Dakota, Natalie Lutz at the University of Kansas, and Ann Copeland at Penn State.

Four Women in Academia Win National Awards

Four Women in Academia Win National Awards

The four women presented with prestigious awards are Karen Emmerich of the University of Oregon, Irene Leech of Virginia Tech, Rumanda K. Young of Southern Methodist University, and Julie Chobdee of the University of California, Riverside.

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Newly appointed to dean positions are Anita Hufft at Texas Woman’s University, Jennifer M. Collins at Southern Methodist University, Marquetta Faulkner at Meharry Medical College, Miriam L. Wagner at North Carolina A&T State University, and Kelly Otter at Georgetown University.

University Study Finds a Significant Gender Wage Gap for Art Museum Directors

University Study Finds a Significant Gender Wage Gap for Art Museum Directors

The survey results showed that women held 42.6 percent of all art museums directorships that women directors earned, on average, 79 cents for every dollar earned by male directors. At large museums the wage gap was more pronounced.

In Memoriam: Carole Brandt, 1937-2014

In Memoriam: Carole Brandt, 1937-2014

She was dean emerita of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She was the first woman to serve as an academic dean at SMU.

In Memoriam: Sarah Elizabeth McQuillen-Tran, 1979-2014

In Memoriam: Sarah Elizabeth McQuillen-Tran, 1979-2014

She was an assistant professor at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Only 34 years old, she specialized in intellectual property, regulatory, and environmental law.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Margo DelliCarpini at Morehead State University in Kentucky, Laura Bronstein at Binghamton University in New York and Joanne Vogel of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

The Next Dean of the Law School at Southern Methodist University

The Next Dean of the Law School at Southern Methodist University

Jennifer M. Collins currently serves as on the faculty of the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is also vice provost at Wake Forest University.

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are Julie Patterson Forrester at SMU, Tracy Boleware at Tuskegee University, Penny Rue at Wake Forest, Carli Schiffner at Wenatchee Valley College, Janine Sherrier at the University of Delaware, Lucy France at the University of Montana, Susan Neu at Virginia Tech, and Joni Wadley at Ohio University.