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A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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: Constance Cain Hungerford, 1948-2021

In Memoriam: Constance Cain Hungerford, 1948-2021

Constance Cain Hungerford was the Mari S. Michener Professor Emerita of Art History and Provost Emerita at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She taught at Swarthmore College from 1975 to 2020.

New Administrative Roles for Six Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for Six Women at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative duties are Debbie Snell at Hawai‘i Pacific University, Karissa Morehouse at Merced College in California, Enku Gelaye at Emory University in Atlanta, Elizabeth Boluch Wood at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Stephanie B. Frost at Bowdoin College in Maine, and Virginia C. Robbins at Syracuse University.

Marcella Nunez-Smith Receives the Visionary Leadership Award From the International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Marcella Nunez-Smith Receives the Visionary Leadership Award From the International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Dr. Nunez-Smith, an associate professor and associate dean for health equity research at Yale Medical School, was honored for her work to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and brown communities.

New Faculty Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Six Woman Scholars

New Faculty Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Six Woman Scholars

Taking on new roles are Yara González-Justiniano at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Emily A. Gasser at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Anna Storti at Duke University, Grace Marie Bochenek at the University of Central Florida, Amy Wendt at the University of Wisconsin, and Jessica Kastler at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new titles or roles are Natalia Molina at the Univerity of Southern California, Nine Johnson at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Dianah Wynter at Arizona State University, Sarah Peyre at the University of Rochester, and Grace Musila at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Sara Hiebert Burch of Swarthmore College Recognized for Innovation in the Biology Classroom

Sara Hiebert Burch of Swarthmore College Recognized for Innovation in the Biology Classroom

Professor Hiebert Burch was recognized for her “interactive engagement” activities for her lecture classes. “I eventually moved to a partially ‘flipped’ classroom,” she explains, “so that we could spend more time cementing concepts by using them to solve problems, rather than simply talking about them.”

Four Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Four Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Lilya Yatsunyk was promoted to full professor of chemistry at Swarthmore College. Olga Sendra Ferrer was promoted to associate professor of Spanish at Wesleyan University. Chryl Laird has been named to an endowed assistant professorship at Bowdoin College and Jennifer Redfearn joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members 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.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The three women named to endowed professorships are Christine Suniti Bhat in the College of Education at Ohio University, Pallabi Chakravorty at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and Hanétha Vété-Congolo at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

In Memoriam: Yvette Marie Fallandy, 1926-2021

In Memoriam: Yvette Marie Fallandy, 1926-2021

Dr. Fallandy served on the faculty at Sonoma State University in California for more than three decades. She also served as dean of students and was the first woman to be named vice president of academic affairs.

In Memoriam: Christina Crosby, 1953-2021

In Memoriam: Christina Crosby, 1953-2021

Christina Crosby was a professor of English and professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She joined the faculty at the university in 1982.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

Jianghong Liu has been named the Marjorie O. Rendell Endowed Professor in Healthy Transitions at the University of Pennsylvania. Syd Carpenter was appointed to the Peggy Chan Professorship in Black Studies at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and Gannit Ankori was named the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Colleges and Universities

Emine Fetvaci was appointed to an endowed chair in Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College. Tanja Kral has been named to an endowed chair in nursing science at the University of Pennsylvania and Amanda Bayer was appointed to the Franklin and Betty Barr Chair in Economics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

Susan Poser Appointed President of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York

Susan Poser Appointed President of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York

Dr. Poser has, for the past five years, served as the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois Chicago. Previously, she was dean of the College of Law at the University of Nebraska.

Christina Paxson Elected Board Chair of the Association of American Universities

Christina Paxson Elected Board Chair of the Association of American Universities

Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities is composed of 65 of America’s leading research universities that receive about three-fifths of all federal research grant funds. Dr. Paxson has served as Brown University’s nineteenth president and a professor of economics and public policy since July 1, 2012.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions 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.

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.

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

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

The five new deans are Tomoko Sakomura at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Earnstein Dukes at Texas Tech University, Faiza Khoja at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, Kathy Wolfe at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Jacqueline Hill at Florida Memorial University in Miami Garders.

Three Women Scholars Retire From the Faculty at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Three Women Scholars Retire From the Faculty at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Swarthmore College, the highly rated liberal arts institution in suburban Philadelphia, has announced the retirement of six faculty members, with a combined 213 years of service to the college. Three of the retirees are women: Deb Bergstrand, Sara Hiebert Burch, and Connie Hungerford.

A Quartet of Women Academics Who Have Announced Their Retirements

A Quartet of Women Academics Who Have Announced Their Retirements

The women scholars who are retiring are Karen Uehling at Boise State University in Idaho, Alfreda Brown at Kent State University in Ohio, Jeanine Basinger at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Deb Bergstrand at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

NASA Names Its New Space Telescope After Nancy Grace Roman

NASA Names Its New Space Telescope After Nancy Grace Roman

Although she was the first woman faculty member in the department of astronomy & astrophysics at the Univerity of Chicago, Dr. Roman left the university after determining she would not get tenure. She went on to join the Naval Research Laboratory and NASA.

In Memoriam: Marion Joan Faber, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: Marion Joan Faber, 1944-2020

Marion J. Faber was the Scheuer Family Professor Emerita of Humanities and Professor Emerita of German at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She taught at the highly selective liberal arts college for 30 years.

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.

Four Women Scholars Promoted to Associate Professor and Granted Tenure at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Four Women Scholars Promoted to Associate Professor and Granted Tenure at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Swarthmore College has announced the promotion of seven faculty members from assistant professor to associate professor. They were also awarded tenure. Four of the promotions went to women: Elaine Allard in educational studies, Lei Ouyang Bryant in music, BuYun Chen in music, and Daifeng He in economics.

Three Women Scholars Appointed Full Professor at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Three Women Scholars Appointed Full Professor at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Swarthmore College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in suburban Philadelphia, has announced the promotion of Linda Chen to professor of mathematics. Also promoted to full professor are Bakirathi Mani in English and Tomoko Sakomura in art history.

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

The award honors Dr. Faber, a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, “for her outstanding research on the formation, structure and evolution of galaxies, and for her contributions to the optical design of the Keck Telescopes and other novel astronomical instruments.”

A Dozen Women Who Have Accepted Appointments to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Accepted Appointments 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.

Swarthmore College Acquires Papers of Social Activist, Mira Sharpless Townsend

Swarthmore College Acquires Papers of Social Activist, Mira Sharpless Townsend

Mira Sharpless Townsend was a Philadelphia Quaker who was an advocate for social reform movements of the mid-19th century such as the abolition of slavery and capital punishment and the improvement of prison conditions.

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

Fifteen 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.

In Memoriam: Evan Foldes Travers, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Evan Foldes Travers, 1942-2019

Dr. Travers joined the Swarthmore College faculty in 1975 as a supervisor for secondary school practice teachers. She was the first tenure-track faculty appointment in what is now the department of educational studies. Dr. Travers retired in 2005.

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Mary Schmidt Campbell’s An American Odyssey is a telling biography of the artist Romare Bearden, whose iconic collages conveyed the richness and complexity of African American life in the civil rights era.

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

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

The five women scholars in new roles are Virginia Weiss at Oregon State University, Melody Causby at the University of Southern Mississippi, Angela Linse of Pennsylvania State University, Catherine Crouch of Swarthmore College, and Kathleen Johnston at Indiana University.

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

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Maria Cancian Elected President of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management

Maria Cancian Elected President of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management

Recently, Cancian was named dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has been serving as a professor at the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.