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University of Michigan Professor Carol Fierke Appointed Provost at Texas A&M University

University of Michigan Professor Carol Fierke Appointed Provost at Texas A&M University

Dr. Fierke has been serving as dean of the Rackham Graduate School and vice provost for graduate academic affairs at the University of Michigan. She also was the Jerome and Isabella Karle Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry.

Roberta Trites Is the First American Woman to Win the International Brothers Grimm Award

Roberta Trites Is the First American Woman to Win the International Brothers Grimm Award

Roberta Trites, a distinguished professor of English at Illinois State University will be honored in October by the International Institute for Children’s Literature in Osaka, Japan, for her for outstanding research in children’s literature.

The Next Leader of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

The Next Leader of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Kelly Quintanilla was appointed interim president of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She will assume her new duties on January 1, upon the retirement of current university president Flavius Killebrew. Currently, she is provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Notable Honors for Seven Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors for Seven Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

The honorees are Sara Goodkind of the University of Pittsburgh, Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell at Texas A&M University, Ellen Goldring and Donna Segar of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Sandra Yancy McGuire of Louisiana State University, and Maureen Oldham Gallagher of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Three Women Scholars Win Book Awards

Three Women Scholars Win Book Awards

The winners of book awards are Angela Pulley Hudson, an associate professor of history at Texas A&M University, Harriett Kimbro-Hamilton, an associate professor of human performance and science at Tennessee State University, and Terri L. Snyder, a professor of American studies at California State University, Fullerton.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Major Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Caroline Simpson of Florida International University, Deborah Estrin of Cornell Tech in New York, Michelle Personick of Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Doris Taylor of the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, and Cait Lamberton of the University of Pittsburgh.

Educator Is the Inaugural Winner of an Award Named in Her Honor

Educator Is the Inaugural Winner of an Award Named in Her Honor

The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education has created the Christine A. Stanley Award for Diversity and Inclusion in Educational Development. Dr. Stanley, a professor and administrator at Texas A&M University, is also the inaugural recipient of the award that has been named in her honor.

Mississippi State Scholar Is the First Woman to Receive a Prestigious Award in the Geosciences

Mississippi State Scholar Is the First Woman to Receive a Prestigious Award in the Geosciences

Brenda Kirkland, associate professor of geosciences at Mississippi State University, received the Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award at the annual convention of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in Calgary, Alberta.

Seven Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Susan Galandiuk at the University of Louisville, Monica Biernat at the University of Kansas, Sara Sybesma Tolsma at Northwestern College, Karla McGehee at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, J’Aime Jennings of the University of Louisville, Shana Hagan-Burke at Texas A&M, and Erin Kempker at Mississippi University for Women.

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on 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.

New Administrative Appointments for 10 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments 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.

One Woman Among Three Finalists for Provost at the University of Kansas

One Woman Among Three Finalists for Provost at the University of Kansas

Nelli Bendapudi is the dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business at the University of Kansas School of Business. From 1996 to 2011, she served on the faculty at Ohio State University. She was promoted to full professor of marketing in 2008.

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Taking on new roles are Margarita A. Mooney at Princeton Theological Seminary, Martha Mamo at the University of Nebraska, Suzanna Rose at Florida International University, Eve Straussman-Pflanzer at Detroit Institute of Arts, Suzanne Lenhart at the University of Tennessee, Megan J. Mueller at Tufts University, and Cheryl Lyn Walker at Texas A&M University.

In Memoriam: Susan Alison Wagner, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Susan Alison Wagner, 1950-2016

Dr. Wagner joined the faculty at Texas A&M University as a lecturer in 1977. She remained on the faculty at the university until retiring as an associate professor of kinesiology in February 2016.

In Memoriam: Bettye Lois Grigsby, 1966-2016

In Memoriam: Bettye Lois Grigsby, 1966-2016

Dr. Grigsby was an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She also served as chair of the department of leadership and policy analysis and was chair of the doctorate of education in educational leadership program at the university.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

This week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Michelle Rae Hebl Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Michelle Rae Hebl Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Dr. Hebl is the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychology at Rice University in Houston. She will receive a $250,000 prize and visiting professorship at Baylor University during the Spring 2017 semester.

The Inaugural Winner of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award From the Morris Animal Foundation

The Inaugural Winner of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award From the Morris Animal Foundation

Kathryn M. Meurs is a professor and associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. The award will fund her research on canine mitral valve disease, the most common cause of heart disease in dogs.

Study Finds Significant Rise in Incidents of Rape on Days When a University's Football Team Plays

Study Finds Significant Rise in Incidents of Rape on Days When a University’s Football Team Plays

The data shows that the number of reported rapes increase by 28 percent on days when the university’s football team has a game. When the university football team plays at home, the number of rapes increase by 41 percent.

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

The six women faculty members are Mia Levy at Vanderbilt University, Cris Mayo at West Virginia University, Annalisa Piccorelli at the University of Wyoming, Wendy R. Boswell at Texas A&M University, Verity Harte at Yale University, and Linda Moneyham at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The women academics receiving honors are Katherine L. Knight of Loyola University, Robin Coste Lewis of the University of Southern California, Susan Forster of the Yale School of Medicine, Marcia Ory of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Marie Hvidsten of North Dakota State University and Jody Donovan of Colorado State University.

Study Finds Girls Do Better Academically When Their Teachers Are Women

Study Finds Girls Do Better Academically When Their Teachers Are Women

A new study led by researchers at Texas A&M University finds that girls in Korean middle schools with women teachers scored significantly higher on assessment measures than girls who had male teachers. Korean schools were chosen for the study because all students are assigned classes randomly and not tracked by past academic results.

In Memoriam: Heather Ann Hostetler, 1973-2015

In Memoriam: Heather Ann Hostetler, 1973-2015

Dr. Hostetler was an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She had recently been promoted and granted tenure.

Nine Women Faculty Members Take on New Roles

Nine Women Faculty Members Take on New Roles

The nine women scholars in new posts are Ishita Mukerji at Wesleyan, Lida E. Maxwell at Trinity College, Elizabeth Castelli at Barnard College, Margaret S. Clark at Yale, Caroline Elkins at Harvard, Deborah Vischak at Princeton, Constance W. Ziemian at Bucknell, Jane Parrish at Mississippi State, and Christina Kan at Texas A&M.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Posts at College and Universities

Four Women Appointed to Dean Posts at College and Universities

The four new deans are Meigan C. Aronson at Texas A&M University, Rebecca Zukowski at Resurrection University in Chicago, Mitzi Montoya at Oregon State University, and Cheryl A. Parks at Simmons College in Boston.

New Deans Announced at Six Colleges and Universities

New Deans Announced at Six Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Pamela R. Matthews at Texas A&M University, Sydney Richardson at Salem College, Meera Komarraju at Southern Illinois University, Anne Helmreich at Texas Christian University, Judith Stoddart at Michigan State University and Claudine Gay at Harvard University.

New Faculty Posts for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

New Faculty Posts for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

The women who have been appointed to new faculty positions are Catherine C. Eckel, Beth Bailey, Angie Maxwell, Hee Oh, Marilyn L. Flynn, Lesley Irvine, Collin Roesler, Robin Buell, and Kathleen A. Jamison.

New Women Deans at Five Universities

New Women Deans at Five Universities

The five women in new dean posts are Kelly M. Smith at the University of Kentucky, Donna Rapaccioli at Fordham University, Joyce Alexander at Texas A&M University, Gwendolyn Mahon at Rutgers University, and Joanna Masingila at Syracuse University.

The First Woman to Lead the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

The First Woman to Lead the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

Alyssa Marie Michalke of Schulenburg, Texas, will take over as Commander of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University at the end of the spring semester. She will be the first woman to the lead the Corps of Cadets its 139-year history.

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts at American Universities

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts at American Universities

The women appointed to new posts are Mary W. Helmick, Marquita Chamblee, Barbara A. Chesler, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick, Amy Hook, Michelle Toews, Therese McDevitt, BayLee Long, Sharrika Adams, and Amanda Woodward.

Cynthia Teniente-Matson Appointed President of Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Cynthia Teniente-Matson Appointed President of Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Dr. Teniente-Matson will serve as interim president until the board of regents can finalize her appointment in February. She has been serving as vice president for administration and chief financial officer at California State University, Fresno.

Eileen Hoffman Named President-Elect of the Ocean Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union

Eileen Hoffman Named President-Elect of the Ocean Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union

Eileen E. Hoffman is a professor of ocean, earth, and atmospheric sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She has been on the faculty at Old Dominion since 1989 and was promoted to full professor in 1995.

New Teaching Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Five Women

New Teaching Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Five Women

The women in new teaching roles are Heather Wilson-Robles at Texas A&M University, Sevin Yildiz at Barnard College, Tanjala S. Purnell at Johns Hopkins University, Meredith Steele at Virginia Tech, and Jennifer Borton at Hamilton College.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio President to Take on a New Assignment

Texas A&M University-San Antonio President to Take on a New Assignment

Maria Hernandez Ferrier, the inaugural president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, has announced that she will leave her post on December 31, 2014 in order to become director of development and Mexico relations for the Texas A&M System.

Three Women With Ties to U.S. Universities Named Fellows of AMS International

Three Women With Ties to U.S. Universities Named Fellows of AMS International

The American Society for Metals was founded in 1913. Now known as ASM International, the society is the world’s largest association of metals-focused materials scientists and engineers. Four of the its 26 new fellows are women, three of whom hold current affiliations with American universities.