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Texas Southern University in Houston Names Lesia L. Crumpton as Its Next President

Texas Southern University in Houston Names Lesia L. Crumpton as Its Next President

Since 2019, Dr. Crumpton-Youung has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She also was a tenured full professor inf the department of industrial and systems engineering in the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering.

The School Science and Mathematics Association Names Its Next Leader

The School Science and Mathematics Association Names Its Next Leader

Margaret Mohr-Schroeder is a professor of STEM Education and associate dean for clinical preparation and partnerships in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. Her term as president of the School Science and Mathematics Association will begin in 2022.

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Marina Vannucci is the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Vannucci, who has taught at Rice Univerity since 2007, also holds an adjunct appointment in biostatistics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Texas A&M University Study Finds No Gender Gap in Success in Physics Courses

Texas A&M University Study Finds No Gender Gap in Success in Physics Courses

The researchers analyzed both the midterm exam scores and final grades of more than 10,000 Texas A&M students in physics courses over a 10-year period. They found no evidence that male students outperformed women students in these courses.

M. Katherine Banks Chosen to Lead the Flagship Campus of Texas A&M University

M. Katherine Banks Chosen to Lead the Flagship Campus of Texas A&M University

Dr. Banks currently is dean of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M. She also is vice chancellor of engineering and national laboratories for the A&M System — a title she will retain. Before coming to Texas A&M in 2012, she was chair of the department of civil engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Jackie Rees Ulmer will be the next dean of the College of Business at Ohio University and Amy Waer was appointed dean of the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. Robin Carter was named dean of College of Health and Human Services at Sacramento State University and Lynda Coon was appointed interim library dean at the University of Arkansas.

Brandeis University in Massachusetts Appoints Carol Fierke as Provost

Brandeis University in Massachusetts Appoints Carol Fierke as Provost

Since 2017, Dr. Fierke has been provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M University. She also holds professorships in chemistry and biochemistry and has been conducting research on COVID-19. Prior to arriving at Texas A&M, Dr. Fierke spent much of her career at the University of Michigan.

Texas Woman's University Announces New Book Series on Women Leaders

Texas Woman’s University Announces New Book Series on Women Leaders

The TWU Book Series — Pioneering Women: Women Who Blazed Trails and Women Who Lead — has been developed in coordination with Texas A&M Press. The university aims to publish two books a year in the series.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight Women to Administrative Positions

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

Kristin Sobolik Is the New Chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Kristin Sobolik Is the New Chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Dr. Sobolik has served as interim chancellor since last September. Before being named interim chancellor last fall, Dr. Sobolik served as provost and executive vice chancellor at the St. Louis campus since 2017. In 2013, she was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Nations That Allow Exploitation of Women in the Home Also Tend to Have Unstable Governments

Nations That Allow Exploitation of Women in the Home Also Tend to Have Unstable Governments

A new book by women scholars at Texas A&m University and Brigham Young University finds that countries that exploit women within the household have governments that are far more unstable. These countries end up with far worse governments, demographics, economic performance, environmental preservation, and health outcomes.

Factors That Impact Women's Careers After They Take Extended Leave

Factors That Impact Women’s Careers After They Take Extended Leave

A new review, coauthored by Jia Wang, a professor of educational administration and human resource development at Texas A&M University, has identified five factors that can affect a woman’s career after leaving the workforce for a period of time.

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

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities 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: Mary Ruth Patranella, 1920-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Ruth Patranella, 1920-2020

In 1939, Mary Ruth Patranella began her career at Texas A&M University at age 19 in the basement of the college’s poultry house, where she counted eggs for $2 a day. She retired from the university 61 years later at the age of 90.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Monica Adya at the Rutgers University-Camden business school, Valerie A. Johnson at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities at Shaw University in Raleigh, Sarah Gehlert at the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California and Amy Waer at the medical school at Texas A&M University.

Adrien L. Bennings Will Be the Sixth President of Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan

Adrien L. Bennings Will Be the Sixth President of Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan

Dr. Bennings has been serving as vice president for finance and administration at Clovis Community College in Clovis, New Mexico. From 2015 to 2018, she served as the director of the Small Business Development Center at Texas Tech University.

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Nine 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.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Hale Ann Tufan of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Nancy Joy, a professor of horn performance at New Mexico State University, Lora Walsh, a scholar of biblical literature at the University of Arkansas, and Carol A. Fierke, provost and professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Major Universities

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Major Universities

The new deans are Jennifer Tour Chayes at the University of California, Berkeley, Celia R. Hooper at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Maryam Alavi at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Amy Waer at Texas A&M University, Elizabeth Dinkins at Bellarmine University in Louisville, and Janie Pope at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Jacqueline Gill is the First Woman President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Jacqueline Gill is the First Woman President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Currently, Dr. Gill serves as president of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. Before that, she served as vice president of academic affairs and community and industry education at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas.

Trident University's Leandra Hernandez Wins Two Awards From the National Communication Association

Trident University’s Leandra Hernandez Wins Two Awards From the National Communication Association

Leandra Hernandez, a professor in the College of Health and Human Services at Trident University in Cypress, California, received two awards for her scholarship at the annual conference of the National Communication Association that was held recently in Salt Lake City.

Eight Women Faculty Members or College Administrators Who Have Been Selected for Major Awards

Eight Women Faculty Members or College Administrators Who Have Been Selected for Major Awards

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

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.

Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

The women who are stepping down are Katherine Ku at Stanford University, Judy Rose at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Sarah Thomas at Harvard University, Paula Miller at Texas A&M University, Karin M. Wiburg at New Mexico State University, and Diane Herson at the University of Delaware.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Faculty Members 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.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Appointed to 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.

A Round-Up of News on Appointments of Women to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Round-Up of News on Appointments of Women 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.

The Next President of the University of Louisville Will Be Neeli Bendapudi

The Next President of the University of Louisville Will Be Neeli Bendapudi

For the past two years, Dr. Bendapudi has been executive vice chancellor and provost at the flagship campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Earlier, Dr. Bendapudi was the dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business at the University of Kansas School of Business.

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams is dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She will serve one year as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education beginning in June and will become president of the organization in June 2019.

New Assignments for Nine Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Nine Women Faculty Members at Major 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 Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Three women who have been appointed to dean posts, effective this summer are Gayle A. Brazeau at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, Nancy Fahrenwald at Texas A&M University, and Rachel Dunifon at the New York State College of Human Ecology at Cornell University.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The women scholars appointed to endowed chairs are Lori K. Pearson at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Anastasia Muliana at Texas A&M University, Kate Ponto at the University of Kentucky, Bernadette Atuahene at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Gladys McCormick at Syracuse University in New York.

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Appointed to endowed chairs are L. DeAne Lagerquist at St. Olaf College, Angela Banks at Arizona State University, Shannon Monnat at Syracuse University, Barbara Allen at Carleton College, Barbara Barnett at the University of Kansas, and Hong Liang at Texas A&M University.

How the Practice of 'Brideprice' Contributes to International Terrorism

How the Practice of ‘Brideprice’ Contributes to International Terrorism

Widespread in several African nations as well as the Middle East and Asia, the custom of brideprice involves the groom paying the bride’s family for the expenses they incurred while raising her. Men’s inability to pay brideprice leads many of them to join rebel or terrorist groups, say the authors of a new study.

How "Marrying Down" Impacts the Standard of Living of Educated Women

How “Marrying Down” Impacts the Standard of Living of Educated Women

Although women have greatly increased their earnings power through higher education, the overall standard of living for women in married-couple families has not increased because many women are “marrying down” with husbands who are less educated and who earn less money than themselves.