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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.

Fourteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

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

Anneliese Singh Elected President of the Society of Counseling Psychology

Anneliese Singh Elected President of the Society of Counseling Psychology

Dr. Singh is the associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. Additionally, she is a professor of counseling in the human services department. Dr. Singh will begin her term as president in January.

Notable Honors or Awards for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors or Awards for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

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

Pamela Whitten Chosen as the Next Leader of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Pamela Whitten Chosen as the Next Leader of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Since 2014, Dr. Whitten has been provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier, she was dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.

Tulane's Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Fiction

Tulane’s Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Fiction

Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University in New Orleans, will receive the fiction award at the 83rd Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Award ceremony in Cleveland this September. She is the only woman to win two National Book Awards.

Four Women With Academic Affiliations Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Four Women With Academic Affiliations Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Four of five finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction this year are women with current affiliations at American universities: Samantha Hunt of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Achy Obejas of Mills College in Oakland, Joan Silber of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, and Jesmyn Ward of Tulane University in New Orleans.

A Shocking Report on Sexual Assault at Tulane University in New Orleans

A Shocking Report on Sexual Assault at Tulane University in New Orleans

More than 40 percent of undergraduate women students at Tulane University who responded to the survey reported that they had been victims of sexual assault since coming to campus. Some 24 percent of undergraduate women respondents reported that they had been raped.

Two Women Academics Win National Book Awards

Two Women Academics Win National Book Awards

Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University, won the National Book Award in fiction and Masha Gessen won the National Book Award in the nonfiction category. Gessen is the John J. McCloy ’16 Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy at Amherst College.

Ladee Hubbard to Receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Ladee Hubbard to Receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Ladee Hubbard, who teaches in the Africana studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, is being honored for her debut novel The Talented Ribkins, the story of an African American family whose members have unique superpowers.

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

Hope Glidden was a professor of French and Francophone studies at Syracuse University in New York. She joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 2010 after teaching at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Negative Campaign Attacks May Hurt Women Candidates More Than Their Male Counterparts

Negative Campaign Attacks May Hurt Women Candidates More Than Their Male Counterparts

A new study by political scientists at West Virginia University and Tulane University in New Orleans, finds that negative campaign advertisements tended to do more damage to women candidates, particularly Democrats, than to male candidates.

Professor Jennifer Grotz Is the First Woman Director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences

Professor Jennifer Grotz Is the First Woman Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

Dr. Grotz is a professor in the department of English at the University of Rochester. Professor Grotz attended the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference in 1995 and has returned every year since, except for one. She joined the staff of the organization in 1997 and was named assistant director in 2005.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Ellis Staton, 1946-2017

In Memoriam: Carolyn Ellis Staton, 1946-2017

Carolyn Ellis Staton, the first woman to hold the position of provost at the University of Mississippi. At Yale law School she was a roommate of Hillary Rodham. The former First Lady and presidential candidate spoke at Dr. Staton’s funeral service.

In Memoriam: Anna Louise Cherrie Epps, 1930-2017

In Memoriam: Anna Louise Cherrie Epps, 1930-2017

In 1997 Dr. Epps was named dean of the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College, making her not only Meharry’s first female dean of the medical school, but also the only African-American woman with a Ph.D. to become dean of a U.S. medical school.

Margee Ensign Appointed President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Margee Ensign Appointed President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

For the past seven years, Dr. Ensign has served as president of the American University of Nigeria in Yola. Before going to Africa, she served as dean of the School of International Studies and associate provost for international initiatives at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Tulane University to Host Summer Program on Women's Literature for High School Students

Tulane University to Host Summer Program on Women’s Literature for High School Students

A group of high school students will spend five days on the Tulane University campus this summer studying women’s literature. The sessions will include a mixture of classroom discussion on assigned readings, group workshops, guest speakers, and independent student projects.

A New Living/Learning Community for Women at Tulane University in New Orleans

A New Living/Learning Community for Women at Tulane University in New Orleans

Women who are members of the Spark Residential Learning Community will have the opportunity to participate in community service projects, have dinners with faculty, take specialized courses on women’s issues, participate in alternative break trips and attend special lectures, film screenings and more.

The Next President of Saint Xavier University in Chicago

The Next President of Saint Xavier University in Chicago

Dr. Laurie Joyner served as the president of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, from 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining Wittenberg in 2012, Dr. Joyner served in a number of senior administrative positions, including provost, at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

Empowering Women Can Have A Major Impact on Easing Harm From Climate-Based Disasters

Empowering Women Can Have A Major Impact on Easing Harm From Climate-Based Disasters

The study, by sociologists at Lehigh University and Tulane University, found that women who live in areas of the world where they are economically empowered have a disproportionately positive impact when disaster strikes, greatly reducing the overall devastation and loss of life.

Georgia Southern University Historian Wins Book Award

Georgia Southern University Historian Wins Book Award

Michelle Haberland, associate professor of history and the former director of women’s and gender studies at Georgia Southern University, won an award from the Southern Historical Association for the best book on the southern working class.

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

New Women Deans at Six Major Universities

New Women Deans at Six Major Universities

Appointed to dean positions are Akirah J. Bradley at the University of Colorado, Mary Loeffelholz at Northeastern University, Alison Carr-Chellman at the University of Idaho, Anne Balsamo at the University of Texas-Dallas, Susamma Barua at California State University, Fullerton and Suri Duitch at Tulane University.

The Next Provost at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans

The Next Provost at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans

Dr. McCall currently serves as dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, a campus of the State University of New York System. Earlier, she served in dean positions at the University of Denver and Tulane University in New Orleans.

Law Professor Wins Book Award from the Law and Society Association

Law Professor Wins Book Award from the Law and Society Association

Felice Batlan is a professor of law and the associate dean for faculty at the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She was honored for her book Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863-1945.

Ila Berman to Lead the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia

Ila Berman to Lead the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia

Currently, Dr. Berman serves as a tenured professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She is the former director of architecture at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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.

Study Finds That Dual-Earner Married-Couple Families Were More Likely to Weather the Recession

Study Finds That Dual-Earner Married-Couple Families Were More Likely to Weather the Recession

A new study authored by Kristin Smith, a family demographer at the Carsey School of Public Policy and research associate professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, finds that American families are increasingly relying on the income of women to make ends meet.

In Memoriam: Barbara Guillory Thompson, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Barbara Guillory Thompson, 1936-2015

Barbara Guillory Thompson was the first African American women student to live in a dormitory on the Louisiana State University campus. Dr. Thompson later served on the Dillard University faculty for 42 years.

New Administrative Posts for 22 Women at U.S. Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for 22 Women at U.S. 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.