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New Dean Appointments for Seven Women Scholars at Universities

New Dean Appointments for Seven Women Scholars at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed dean at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Adler University Selects Lisa Coleman as President

Adler University Selects Lisa Coleman as President

Dr. Coleman currently serves as the inaugural senior vice president for global inclusion and strategic innovation at New York University. She will assume the presidency of Adler University in September.

Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney Announces Retirement

Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney Announces Retirement

In 2014, Dr. Berger-Sweeney became the first African American and first woman president of Trinity College since its founding in 1823. Over the past decade, the college has experienced growth in enrollment and graduation rates, hired more diverse faculty, and improved campus infrastructure.

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.

Patricia Hill Collins Awarded the $1 Million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture

Patricia Hill Collins Awarded the $1 Million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture

The prize is given annually to an individual whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world. Professor Collins joined the faculty at the University of Maryland in 2005. Earlier, she was the director of the African American Center at Tufts University and spent more than 20 years on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati.

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed University Deans

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed University Deans

the new deans are Denise Bates at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Ann Vail at the University of South Carolina, Merritt McAlister at the University of Florida, Suzanne Raitt at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Dawn McCormack at Samford University in Alabama, Michele Moore at the University of North Florida, Mary W. Stewart at Mississippi State University-Meridian, and Melissa Bledsoe at Missouri State University.

The American Astronomical Society Honors Yale University's Meg Urry With the Distinguished Career Award

The American Astronomical Society Honors Yale University’s Meg Urry With the Distinguished Career Award

The award citation lauded Professor Urry “for her remarkable contributions to our understanding of a wide variety of topics in extragalactic high energy astrophysics, for establishing the unification paradigm of active galactic nuclei, her work on the origin of the extragalactic X-ray background, and for her tireless advocacy and support of women and underrepresented groups in science.”

In Memoriam: Shoshana Levy, 1939-2022

In Memoriam: Shoshana Levy, 1939-2022

Shoshana Levy, a long-time faculty member at Stanford Medical School, died late last year.

In Memoriam: Bobbie Brown Knable, 1936-2022

In Memoriam: Bobbie Brown Knable, 1936-2022

Knable joined the staff at Tufts University in 1970 beginning as an instructor in the English department. In 1980 she was appointed dean of students and remained in that role until her retirement in 2000.

Cheryl Nixon Will Be the First Woman to Lead Berea College in Kentucky

Cheryl Nixon Will Be the First Woman to Lead Berea College in Kentucky

Dr. Nixon, an expert in the history of the novel, is currently the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Prior to that, she was the associate provost, English department chair, and graduate program director at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

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

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

Taking on new administrative jobs are Cigdem Talgar at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Stacey Bradley at the University of South Carolina, Ahyana King at Haverford  College in Pennsylvania, Amy Armstrong at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Jennifer McCarrel at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Tammy Kenber at the University of California, Davis

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The five women appointed to dean posts are Helen Boucher at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Karlene Burrell-McRae at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Toddi Steelman at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Leah Tolbert Lyons at Middle Tennessee State University, and Patricia Rhynders at Trident University International in Chandler, Arizona.

Scheri Fultineer Will Be the Next Leader of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Scheri Fultineer Will Be the Next Leader of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Scheri Fultineer recently served as dean of the Division of Architecture and Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. She also held the roles of interim associate provost of research and was a department head. Earlier, she taught for more than a decade at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Six Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Six Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Amy Friedman Wilson at the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in Omaha, Celeste M. Watkins-Hayes at the University of Michigan, Christina Economos at Tufts University in Boston, T. Camille Martin-Thomsen at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Vrushali Bokil at Oregon State University, and Mary M. White at South Carolina State University.

Universities Announced the Appointment of Four Women to Endowed Professorships

Universities Announced the Appointment of Four Women to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed faculty posts are Erika Lee at Harvard University, Aili Mari Tripp at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chloe E. Bird at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and Laura Guerrero at Arizona State University.

Young Women With Chest Pain Linger Longer in Emergency Room Waiting Areas Than Young Men

Young Women With Chest Pain Linger Longer in Emergency Room Waiting Areas Than Young Men

A new study led by Darcy Banco, chief resident for safety and quality in the department of medicine at New York University Grossman School of Medicine, finds that younger women experiencing chest pain – the most common symptom of a heart attack – wait longer to get care in the emergency room than their respective male counterparts.

Four Women With Current Ties to the Academic World Win Pulitzer Prizes

Four Women With Current Ties to the Academic World Win Pulitzer Prizes

Nicole Eustace and Ada Ferrer of New York University won Pulitzer Prizes in history. Salamishah Tillet of Rutgers University-Newark won in the criticism category and Erin I. Kelly of Tufts University was awarded the prize in biography.

Dalee Sabo Dorough Wins the 2022 International Arctic Science Committee Medal

Dalee Sabo Dorough Wins the 2022 International Arctic Science Committee Medal

Dalee Sambo Dorough, a former faculty member at the University of Alaska Anchorage, was honored for her outstanding achievements in advocating the rights of Indigenous peoples, service to Arctic communities, and her influence as a legal scholar.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Highly Selective Colleges and Universities

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Highly Selective Colleges and Universities

Margaret Vendryes has been appointed dean of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Heather K. Gerken, the Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, has been appointed to a second five-year term as dean of Yale Law School, and Gretchen Long, the Frederick Rudolph ’42 – Class of 1965 Professor of American Culture at Williams College in Massachusetts, will serve as the next dean of the college.

Michaele Whelan Will Be the Ninth President of Wheaton College in Norwood, Massachusetts

Michaele Whelan Will Be the Ninth President of Wheaton College in Norwood, Massachusetts

Since 2013, Dr. Whelan has been provost at Emerson College in Boston. Earlier in her career, she was vice provost for academic affairs at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and associate dean of academic planning and innovation in the Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Caroline Genco to Serve as Provost at Tufts University in Massachusetts

Caroline Genco to Serve as Provost at Tufts University in Massachusetts

Dr. Genco, who holds the Arthur E. Spiller M.D. Endowed Professor in Genetics at Tufts University, has served as vice provost for research for the past two years. Before becoming vice provost for research in 2019, Professor Genco served as chair of the department of immunology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

The new deans are Julie Petherbridge at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, Helen Boucher at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Tamika Wordlow Williams at Belmont University in Nashville, Teri Browne at the University of South Carolina, Michelle Rinehart at Georgia Tech, and Karen Brown at the University of the Virgin Islands.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Delores Albarracín at the University of Pennsylvania, Julie Dash at Spelman College in Atlanta, Suzanne O’Connell at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Amaney Jamal, at Princeton University, Dayna Cunningham at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Rosemary Blieszner at Virginia Tech, Cynthia Lietz at Arizona State University, Alexandra Murphy at Depaul Univerity in Chicago, Julianne Malveaux at California State University, Los Angeles, and Diane H. Petrella at Kent State University in Ohio.

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Janelle Neubauer at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Massachusetts, Yolanda Smith at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Andrea Bordeau at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Virginia McMath at Parkland College in Illinois, Alanna Shanahan at the University of Pennsylvania, and Carey Anne Zucca at Skidmore College in New York.

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.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administration Positions at Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administration Positions at Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Kelly Lucas at the University of Southern Mississippi, Azmera Hammouri-Davis at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Rachel James-Terry at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Keiko Price at Emory University in Atlanta, and Kimberly Reese at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Survey Finds Women and College-Educated People Are More Likely to Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines

Survey Finds Women and College-Educated People Are More Likely to Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines

Overall, 71  percent of adult Americans say they have tried to separate themselves from others to avoid COVID-19. Women are about nine percentage points more likely than men to self-isolate. People with a bachelor’s degree are almost 20 percentage points more likely to self-isolate than those with only a high school diploma.

A Check-Up on Gender Disparities in the Field of Orthopedic Surgery

A Check-Up on Gender Disparities in the Field of Orthopedic Surgery

Women are only 6.5 percent of the members of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The good news is 13 percent of the residents in the field are women. But a new study finds that very large gender gaps persist in the financial arrangments companies make with orthopedic surgeons.

Nine New Women Deans at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Nine New Women Deans at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

The nine women deans are: Claire Garcia at Colorado College, Rachel Kyte at Tufts, Susan Catron at the University of California, Davis, Laura Vandeburgh at the University of Oregon, Susan Lozier at Georgia Tech, Gennifer Weisenfeld at Duke, Stephanie Gray at Montana State University, Nicole Pennington at Ohio University, and Wendi S. Williams at Mills College in Oakland.

New Mexico Governor Appoints Kate O'Neill to Lead the State's Department of Education

New Mexico Governor Appoints Kate O’Neill to Lead the State’s Department of Education

Most recently, Dr. O’Neill served as CEO of the University of New Mexico at Taos. During her tenure, she developed a nationally accredited nursing program and increased the campus’ budget. She first joined the campus in 1994 as an adjunct faculty member.

Nadine Aubry Named Provost of Tufts University in Massachusetts

Nadine Aubry Named Provost of Tufts University in Massachusetts

Currently, Dr. Aubry serves as a University Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. Prior to coming to Northeastern, she served as head of the department of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Heather Silber Mohamed Wins Award for Best Book on Latino Politics

Heather Silber Mohamed Wins Award for Best Book on Latino Politics

Heather Silber Mohamed, a political science professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, was awarded for the Best Book in Latino Politics for 2017 by the Latino Caucus of the American Political Science Association. The honor is given annually to a book that analyzes the political thought and practice of Latinos in the United States.

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence, who served as president of Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, for 10 years, has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. She is the former dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine.

A Trio of Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

A Trio of Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

The three women appointed to endowed chairs are Wenjing Lou, a professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, Nancy S. Koven, a professor of neuroscience at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and Ekaterine Heldwein, a professor of molecular biology at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Massachusetts.