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Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities 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.

Stanford University Study Examines the Gender Pay Gap Among Uber Drivers

Stanford University Study Examines the Gender Pay Gap Among Uber Drivers

A study conducted by researchers at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University found that women Uber drivers make 7 percent less per hour than their male counterparts. The discrepancies aren’t the result of unfair compensation packages; instead, driver preferences and constraints create the gaps.

In Memoriam: Trish Del Pozzo, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Trish Del Pozzo, 1943-2019

Trish Del Pozzo, who served as assistant academic secretary at Stanford University for more than three decades. In this role. she was the chief administrator for the Faculty Senate and its committees.

Julia Greer Is the New Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Julia Greer Is the New Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Dr. Greer’s research is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on creating 3-D micro- and nano-architected materials using 3-D lithography, nanofabrication, and additive manufacturing techniques. She joined the faculty at CalTech in 2007 and was promoted to full professor in 2013.

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven Women Faculty Members

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven 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.

In Memoriam: Naomi Quinn, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Naomi Quinn, 1939-2019

Dr. Quinn joined the Duke University faculty in 1972 as an assistant professor. She conducted research on psychological anthropology, exploring how culture is shared, endures, and shapes our lives.

Do Venture Capitalists Show a Bias Against Women Entrepreneurs?

Do Venture Capitalists Show a Bias Against Women Entrepreneurs?

A new study by researchers at Stanford University and the University of British Columbia finds that fictional proposals to venture capitalists sent by entrepreneurs with female-sounding names received more replies than proposals sent with male-sounding names.

University of Wyoming Scholar Honored by the Geological Society of America

University of Wyoming Scholar Honored by the Geological Society of America

Dr. Lau joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming in 2018. She specializes in biogeochemistry, and her research focuses on investigating the causes of environmental changes in Earth’s history.

The Percentage of Questions Asked by Women at Academic Conferences Is Lower Than Attendance Would Suggest

The Percentage of Questions Asked by Women at Academic Conferences Is Lower Than Attendance Would Suggest

Across almost all subdivisions, each with vastly different representation of women, women asked fewer questions than would be expected. Additionally, the research team found that women tended to ask more questions of women speakers, and men asked more questions of male speakers.

Adding Inclusive Message to Marketing Materials Can Increase Women's Participation in Online STEM Courses

Adding Inclusive Message to Marketing Materials Can Increase Women’s Participation in Online STEM Courses

Researchers from Cornell University and Stanford University found that adding a photo of women and an inclusivity statement to a Facebook ad for a computer science course increased the number of women who clicked on the ad by 26 percent.

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.

Three Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in the Stanford University Office of Student Affairs

Three Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in the Stanford University Office of Student Affairs

Emelyn dela Peña has been named associate provost for inclusion, community, and integrative learning. Rosalind Conerly has been named associate dean of students and director of the Black Community Services Center and Elvira Prieto has been promoted to associate dean of students and director of El Centro Chicano y Latino.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven 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.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women From the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women From the Academic World

The honorees are Sandra Faber of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Abigail Latimer of the University of Kentucky, Denise Dowling of the University of Montana, Julie Barnes of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, Amy Gaffney of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and the late Carolyn Lewis Attneave of Stanford University.

Beth Lew-Williams Receives Two Book Awards from the Organization of American Historians

Beth Lew-Williams Receives Two Book Awards from the Organization of American Historians

Dr. Lew-Williams has been an assistant professor of history at Princeton University since 2014. She is a historian of race and migration in the United States, specializing in Asian American history. She was awarded the 2019 Ray Allen Billington Prize the 2019 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians.

Stanford University Study Finds Women-Made Products in Male-Dominated Industries Suffer From Gender Bias

Stanford University Study Finds Women-Made Products in Male-Dominated Industries Suffer From Gender Bias

A new study from Stanford University suggests that gender stereotyping significantly impacts the way we evaluate products, and, in traditionally male-orientated markets, such as beer, power tools, and automobile parts, products made by women can stack up very negatively.

A Pair of Women Academics Who Have Received Notable Honors

A Pair of Women Academics Who Have Received Notable Honors

An academic building at Stanford University has been renamed in honor of Carolyn Lewis Attneave, the founder of the Society of Indian Psychologists and the North American Indian Center in Boston. Cynthia Owsley, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was honored by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Foundation for Eye Research.

Linda Darling-Hammond Appointed President of the California State Board of Education

Linda Darling-Hammond Appointed President of the California State Board of Education

Dr. Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emerita at Stanford University. She is a former president of the American Educational Research Association and a member of the National Academy of Education.

Jenny S. Martinez Appointed the Next Dean of Stanford Law School

Jenny S. Martinez Appointed the Next Dean of Stanford Law School

Professor Martinez joined the Stanford Law School faculty in 2003. Currently, she serves as the Warren Christopher Professor of Practice of International Law and Diplomacy and as a senior fellow of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Professor Martinez will become dean on April 1.

Joyce P. Jacobsen Will Be the  First Woman President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Joyce P. Jacobsen Will Be the First Woman President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Currently, Dr. Jacobsen serves as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. In addition to her administrative positions, Dr. Jacobsen serves as the Andrews Professor of Economics at Wesleyan.

Two Women Scholars Appointed as Co-Editors of the <em>American Journal of Political Science</em>

Two Women Scholars Appointed as Co-Editors of the American Journal of Political Science

Kathleen Dolan and Jennifer L. Lawless have been named co-editors of the American Journal of Political Science, the flagship journal of the Midwest Political Science Association. They will lead the editorial team, consisting of four associate editors and a 56-member editorial board, for a four-year term beginning in June 2019.

University of the Pacific President Pamela Eibeck Announces Plans to Retire

University of the Pacific President Pamela Eibeck Announces Plans to Retire

Dr. Eibeck was named Pacific University’s 24th president in 2009. During her tenure, she integrated the university’s three campuses to operate as one, oversaw a 63 percent growth in graduate school enrollment, and nearly tripled the endowment to over $450 million.

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

Sixteen 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.

Hilary Link Will Be the Next President of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania

Hilary Link Will Be the Next President of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania

Since 2013, Dr. Link has served as dean of Temple University Rome. As the senior Temple University administrator in Rome, she is responsible for all aspects of the Rome campus, which enrolls more than 600 students in graduate and undergraduate programs.

Four Women Appointed to the Faculty at Stanford University in California

Four Women Appointed to the Faculty at Stanford University in California

The new faculty members are Teresa Nicolson in otolaryngology, Sonia Tikoo-Schantz in geophysics, Stephanie Tully in marketing, and Gabrielle Wong-Parodi in earth system science.

Notable Honors and Awards for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors and Awards for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

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

Four Women Scholars Stepping Down From the Their Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Scholars Stepping Down From the Their Posts in Higher Education

The women who have announced they are leaving their posts are Patricia J. Gumport at Stanford University, Elizabeth Crowther president of Rappahannock Community College in Glenns, Virginia, Dorinda Dallmeyer at the University of Georgia, and Jill Hartz at the University of Oregon.

In Memoriam: Sharon Tolbert-Glover, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Sharon Tolbert-Glover, 1940-2018

When Sharon Tolbert-Glover was only 15 years old, she became a nun at the convent of the Servites of Mary in Illinois. When she was assigned to a parish in suburban Chicago, the all-White congregants refused to accept her, causing her to resign from the order. She later had a long career in higher education.

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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 Study Finds One in Ten Low-Income Women Experience Sexual Harassment From Their Landlords

New Study Finds One in Ten Low-Income Women Experience Sexual Harassment From Their Landlords

The harassment included being asked to trade sex for rent, lewd comments, home invasions, and indecent exposure. The women were almost all in their 20s at the time of the incidents and were disproportionately likely to be members of racial and ethnic minority groups.

In Memoriam: Deborah Welles Hardy, 1928-2018

In Memoriam: Deborah Welles Hardy, 1928-2018

In 1968, Dr. Hardy joined the faculty in the department of history at the University of Wyoming, where she later went on to serve as head of the department. She served as president of the Western Social Science Association.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women 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.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine 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.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Lora Taub-Pervizpour has been appointed dean for digital learning at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Tiffany L. Steinwert has been named dean for religious life at Stanford University in California, effective February 2019.

Researchers Find Connection Between Gender Diversity and Research Diversity

Researchers Find Connection Between Gender Diversity and Research Diversity

Londa Schiebinger, the John L. Hinds Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University and colleagues at Aarhus University in Denmark, recently published a paper proposing ways organizations can continue to encourage gender diversity while also supporting diversity in new research directions.