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American Society of Mechanical Engineers Honors Jennifer Wayne With Dedicated Service Award

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Honors Jennifer Wayne With Dedicated Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award “honors the unusual dedicated voluntary service to the society marked by outstanding performance, demonstrated effective leadership, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness.” 

Suri Duitch Is the New Leader of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn

Suri Duitch Is the New Leader of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn

Most recently, Dr. Duitch served as the dean and vice president for academic innovation at Tulane University School of Professional Advancement in New Orleans. Before her time at Tulane, Dr. Duitch worked at the Office of Academic Affairs for a decade at the City University of New York.

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 20 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Ten women academics are among the 20 new MacArthur Fellows.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Wiebke Strehl at Newberry College, Sonja Harris-Haywood at Meharry Medical College, Sarah Banet-Weiser at the University of Pennsylvania, Laurie Garrett-Cobbina at the University of Redlands, Mollye Demosthenidy at Newcomb-Tulane College, Jenna Hyatt at Washington State University, Deleise Wilson at Polk State College, and Mary Gallant at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

In Memoriam: Ana M. López

In Memoriam: Ana M. López

Professor López joined the faculty at Tulane University as an assistant professor in 1985. She was promoted to associate professor in 1991 and full professor in 2014. Since 2000, she had been the director of the university’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute.

Four Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Anita Raj at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, Rhonda Y. Williams at Wayne State University in Detroit, Amy Laurel Fluker at Youngstown State University in Ohio, and Stacey Abrams at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine Women

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

Laurie Joyner Will Be the First Woman President of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin

Laurie Joyner Will Be the First Woman President of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin

Since 2017, Dr. Joyner has been president of St. Xavier University in Chicago. Prior to St. Xavier, Joyner served as president of Wittenberg University in Ohio and in multiple vice presidential and dean roles at Rollins College in Florida. Earlier, Dr. Joyner served on the faculty and held administrative positions of increasing responsibility at Loyola University New Orleans.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris is the new interim dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles. Heather Quire was appointed associate vice chancellor and dean of campus life at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and J. Celeste Lay has been appointed interim dean of Newcomb-Tulane College at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Anne McCall Appointed the Thirteenth President of the College of Wooster in Ohio

Anne McCall Appointed the Thirteenth President of the College of Wooster in Ohio

Dr. McCall has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. Prior to coming to Xavier in 2016, Dr. McCall was dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University in New York.

Universities Appoint Three Women to Diversity Positions

Universities Appoint Three Women to Diversity Positions

Cynthia Pickett has been appointed the presidential associate for inclusion and chief diversity officer at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Tracie Ransom is the assistant dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion at Tulane Law School in New Orleans and Gina Dent is the associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Humanities Division at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Officer Positions at Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Officer Positions at Universities

The new diversity officers are Tina Simpson at the School of Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, Alisa Macksey at La Salle University in Philadelphia, J. Camille Hall at the University of Missouri Kansas City, and Greneda Johnson at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Tulane University's Jesmyn Ward to Receive the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Tulane University’s Jesmyn Ward to Receive the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Jesmyn Ward, a professor of creative writing in the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans, has been announced as the recipient of the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. At 45, Professor Ward will be the youngest person to receive the library’s fiction award. Professor Ward is one of only six writers to receive the National Book Award more than once and the only woman to do so.

In Memoriam: Ann Oliva Boudreaux Metzinger, 1932-2022

In Memoriam: Ann Oliva Boudreaux Metzinger, 1932-2022

in 1967 Dr. Metzinger joined the faculty of the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine with a dual appointment at the Tulane University School of Medicine in maternal-fetal health. She taught at the university for 42 years.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions

Thre three women scholars appointed to endowed positions are Elaine Ying Wang in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kimberly Gramm at Tulane University in New Orleans, and Gwendolyn Scott-Jones of Delaware State University.

Explaining the High-Level of Educational Attainment of Jewish Girls

Explaining the High-Level of Educational Attainment of Jewish Girls

A new study led by Ilana Horwitz, an assistant professor in the department of Jewish studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, finds that girls raised by Jewish parents are 23 percentage points more likely to graduate from college than girls with a non-Jewish upbringing even after accounting for their parents’ socioeconomic status.

Archives of Best-Selling Author Anne Rice Now Available to Researchers at Tulane University

Archives of Best-Selling Author Anne Rice Now Available to Researchers at Tulane University

Anne Rice, who passed away in December 2021, wrote 38 novels across eight series, scripts, plays, and lyrics for multimedia projects. Her bestselling gothic and supernatural fiction includes The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches, which have sold millions of copies internationally.

Jennifer Grotz of the University of Rochester Wins Poetry Translation Award

Jennifer Grotz of the University of Rochester Wins Poetry Translation Award

Jennifer Grotz, a professor of English at the University of Rochester in New York, is sharing the 2022 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, which recognizes book-length translations of poetry from any language into English.

Fordham University in New York Appoints Its First Woman President in Its 181-Year History

Fordham University in New York Appoints Its First Woman President in Its 181-Year History

Tania Tetlow has served as president of Loyola New Orleans since August 2018. Prior to being named president of Loyola, she was senior vice president and chief of staff at Tulane University from 2015 to 2018. She is a former federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Andrea Talentino Will Be the Next President of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois

Andrea Talentino Will Be the Next President of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois

Dr. Talentino currently serves as provost of Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. Before arriving at Nazareth, Dr. Talentino served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norwich University in Vermont. Prior to that, she was an associate dean at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She also has served on the faculty at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Geological Society of America Bestows Award on Tulane University's Cynthia Ebinger

Geological Society of America Bestows Award on Tulane University’s Cynthia Ebinger

Cynthia Ebinger, a professor in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, has won the 2021 George P. Woollard Award from the Geological Society of America. The award honors Professor Ebinger’s “outstanding contributions to geology through the application of the principles and techniques of geophysics.”

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of 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.

Nicole Gasparini of Tulane University in New Orleans Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Nicole Gasparini of Tulane University in New Orleans Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Dr. Gasparini will receive the Marguerite T. Williams Award. which is presented annually and recognizes significant contributions to research and community-building by a mid-career scientist in the field of earth and planetary surface processes.

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Dr. Whitten has served as president of Kennesaw State University in Georgia since 2018. From 2014 to 2018, she was provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier in her career, Dr. Whitten was dean of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.

Tulane University Scholars Develop the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online

Tulane University Scholars Develop the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online

While the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online guide was made with online learning in mind, it can be applied to physical classrooms as well as virtual ones.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed 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.

The Women's Prison Project at Tulane University Wins Award From the American College of Trial Lawyers

The Women’s Prison Project at Tulane University Wins Award From the American College of Trial Lawyers

The Women’s Prison Project is a collaboration between the Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice clinics at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. It focuses on providing legal representation to domestic violence survivors charged or imprisoned after killing an abuser or for having committed crimes under an abuser’s coercion or duress.

New Assignments for Six Women Scholars In Higher Education

New Assignments for Six Women Scholars In Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Anneliese A. Singh at Tulane University in New Orleans, Stefani Gomez at Cedar Crest College in Allentown Pennsylvania, Debra Cohn at Indiana University, Norma Guerra at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Sara Connolly at the University of Illinois, and Cassandra Moseley at the University of Oregon.

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at American Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at American 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: Marjorie Silbermann Cowen, 1941-2019

In Memoriam: Marjorie Silbermann Cowen, 1941-2019

Majorie Cowen had a 16-year career as an administrator and development officer at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, before becoming senior advisor to the president for external affairs at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Are Taking on 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.

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The eight women appointed to dean posts are Oya Tukel at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Lee Skinner at Tulane, Karen Richardson at Princeton, Janet Lohmann at Bowdoin College, Lisa Garcia Bedolla at the University of California, Berkeley, Leslie Grinage at Barnard College, Glenda M. Prime at Morgan State, and Debra Zeifman at Vassar College.

Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Four Universities

Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Four Universities

The new deans are Kimberly Mutcherson at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey, Hannah Carter at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Linda Kern at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, and Kimberly Foster at Tulane University in New Orleans.

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.

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or 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.