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New Roles or Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Roles or Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and 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 Educators Recognized With Prestigious Awards

Three Women Educators Recognized With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Marina Picciotto, a professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, Kay K. Sanders from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University, and Stacey Ostby, co-director of the veterinary technology program at North Dakota State University.

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg Named Provost at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg Named Provost at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth

Currently, Dr. Dahlberg serves as dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University in New York. Prior to her current position, she served as chief academic officer, dean, and professor of electrical engineering at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York.

In Memoriam: Margaret J. Barr, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Margaret J. Barr, 1940-2018

Dr. Barr spent 38 years as a student affairs administrator in higher education. After working at Northern Illinois University and Texas Christian University, she served as vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University from 1992 to 2000.

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Significant Honors or Awards

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Significant Honors or Awards

The academic women who have earned prestigious honors are Betsy Wackernagle Bach, Mary Ann Glendon, Christine Wang, Chinyere Oparah, Joyce Longcore, Rebecca Lutte, Mary Uhl-Bien, and Angela Des Jardins.

Texas Christian University Names Institute After Late Faculty Member

Texas Christian University Names Institute After Late Faculty Member

Texas Christian University in Fort Worth announced that it is changing the name of its Institute of Child Development to honor the institute’s co-founder. Dr. Karyn Purvis, who died in April 2016, was the Rees-Jones Director and co-founder of the Institute of Child Development.

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Nineteen Women Who Will Be 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.

In Memoriam: Karyn Sue Brand Purvis, 1949-2016

In Memoriam: Karyn Sue Brand Purvis, 1949-2016

Karyn Purvis was the Rees-Jones Director and co-founder of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She dropped out of college at age 20 but returned at the age of 47 to earn a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D.

New Women Deans Named at Eight Universities

New Women Deans Named at Eight Universities

The women appointed to dean positions are Regina Vasilatos-Younken, Eboni Pringle, Kristie Bunton, Teresa Dahlberg, Lorna Le’Anne Shaw-Berbick, Carol Hixson, Kristina Ropella, and Maryanne Reed.

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.

Two Texas Christian University Scholars Named Co-Editors of <em>The Reading Teacher</em>

Two Texas Christian University Scholars Named Co-Editors of The Reading Teacher

Jan Lacina, a professor of literacy and associate dean for graduate studies and Robin Griffith, an associate professor of literacy education, will co-edit the journal published by the International Literacy Association.

Fayneese Miller Will Be the Next President of Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Fayneese Miller Will Be the Next President of Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Miller currently serves as dean of the College of Education and Social Services and professor of leadership and developmental sciences at the University of Vermont. Previously, she taught for 20 years at Brown University.

Seven Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Seven Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Lynda Coon at the University of Arkansas, Jennifer Bard at the University of Cincinnati, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina at the University of Massachusetts, Susan Tornquist at Oregon State, Susan Weeks at Texas Christian University, Caryn Beck-Dudley at Santa Clara University, and Beth Walker at Colorado State.

New Book Examines How Women Who Have Been Labeled Obese Function in an "Anti-Fat" Society

New Book Examines How Women Who Have Been Labeled Obese Function in an “Anti-Fat” Society

Jeannine A. Gailey, an associate professor of sociology and women and gender studies at Texas Christian University, finds that women who have been labeled obese are both “hypervisible” and “hyperinvisible.”

In Memoriam: Paulette Gail Burns, 1949-2014

In Memoriam: Paulette Gail Burns, 1949-2014

Since 2006, Paulette Burns was dean of the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Before joining the faculty at TCU, she was director of the Tulsa campus of the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing.

A Trio of Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships

A Trio of Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Tina Packer at Boston College, Sandra Russ at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and Mary Uhl-Bien at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth were appointed to endowed chairs.

Fifteen Women in New Administrative Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Fifteen Women in New Administrative Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of new on appointments of women to key administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

Two Women Appointed to Serve as Deans at Leading Southern Universities

Two Women Appointed to Serve as Deans at Leading Southern Universities

Lisa Garvin was named acting dean of the chapel and religious life at Emory University in Atlanta and Susan Weeks was named acting dean of the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Jean Mrasek Takes Over the Chair of the National Panhellenic Conference

Jean Mrasek Takes Over the Chair of the National Panhellenic Conference

Jean M. Mrasek, director of development for the College of Education at Texas Christian University, is now chair of the National Panhellenic Council, an umbrella organization representing 26 national and international member sororities with more than 325,000 members.

Three Women Named to Department Chairs

Three Women Named to Department Chairs

Karen L. Furie at Brown University, Christy Johnson at Cornish College of the Arts, and Laura Prestwood at Texas Christian University were all named department chairs.

TCU Geologist Awarded the Antarctica Service Medal of the United States

TCU Geologist Awarded the Antarctica Service Medal of the United States

Dr. Rhiannon Mayne of Texas Christian University spent six weeks in Antarctica where she collected 1,200 meteorites.

Five Women Academics Win Awards

Five Women Academics Win Awards

Kimberly Ruebel, Estela Mara Bensimon, Jill Beech, Dedra Cantrell, and Karyn Purvis are honored.

Three Notable Faculty Appointments

Three Notable Faculty Appointments

Theresa Welbourne, Virginia Scharff, and Melody Johnson are named to distinguished teaching positions.

Seven Women in New Administrative Posts

Seven Women in New Administrative Posts

Kathy Cavins-Tull is the new vice chancellor for student affairs at Texas Christian University in Forth Worth. She was vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Dr. Cavins-Tull holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Illinois University in Macomb and a doctorate in educational administration from Illinois […]

Significant Appointments of Women to Administrative and Faculty Positions

Significant Appointments of Women to Administrative and Faculty Positions

Kenya Taylor, dean of graduate studies and research at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, was appointed associate vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the university. She has served on the faculty at the university since 1996. Previously she taught in the department of communications disorders at Texas Christian University. Dr. Taylor holds […]