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Tara Williams Appointed Dean of the Honors College at the University of Alabama

Tara Williams Appointed Dean of the Honors College at the University of Alabama

Currently, Dr. Williams is a professor of English and associate dean who oversees the honors curriculum at Oregon State University. She joined the faculty at Oregon State in 2004. She will begin her new duties on March 1.

President of California State University, Northridge Announces She Will Step Down in June

President of California State University, Northridge Announces She Will Step Down in June

Dianne Harrison, president of California State University, Northridge since 2012, announced that she will step down from her post on June 30, 2020. President Harrison’s academic and research areas of expertise include HIV prevention among women and minority populations and higher education issues related to university leadership.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Responsibilities at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Responsibilities 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.

For the First Time in History, Women Make Up the Majority of First-Year Law Students at the University of Alabama

For the First Time in History, Women Make Up the Majority of First-Year Law Students at the University of Alabama

This historic milestone at the University of Alabama mirrors a national trend. According to the American Bar Association, women have outnumbered men in law school classrooms across the country since 2016.

Bobbi Knight Chosen to Lead Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

Bobbi Knight Chosen to Lead Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

Knight has served on the college’s board of trustees and is the former vice president of the Birmingham division of Alabama Power. She has been serving as chair of the Birmingham Airport Authority. She will begin her duties as interim president on September 1.

University of Alabama Study Finds That Companies With Women CFOs Are Less Likely to Misreport Financial Data

University of Alabama Study Finds That Companies With Women CFOs Are Less Likely to Misreport Financial Data

A new study led by an associate professor of management in the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama, finds that companies who have a woman as their chief financial officer are less likely to misreport data in financial statements than companies with men as their chief financial officer.

Kent State University in Ohio Honors Its Outgoing President

Kent State University in Ohio Honors Its Outgoing President

Beverly J. Warren, president of Kent State University in Ohio, will step down from her position on June 30, 2019. To recognize her accomplishments over her five-year tenure, the Kent State University board of trustees has voted to name the university’s new Student Recreation and Wellness Center in her honor.

Eight Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Eight Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Jennifer L.W. Carter of Case Western Reserve, Johnetta Betcsh Cole, former president of Spelman College, Rebecca Wright of Barnard College, Amy Blackstone of the University of Maine, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonweath, Jane Huffman of East Stroudsburg University, Megan Pfitzinger Lippe of the University of Alabama, and Mary Atwater at the University of Georgia.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rhodes, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rhodes, 1925-2019

Carolyn Rhodes was professor emerita of English and women’s studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She joined the faculty at the university in 1965 and was instrumental in the founding of the women’s studies program.

Marcheta Evans Will Be the First Woman President of Bloomfield College in New Jersey

Marcheta Evans Will Be the First Woman President of Bloomfield College in New Jersey

Dr. Evans serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier in her career, she served as associate dean and department chair at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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 Deans at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The five women appointed to dean positions are Whitney Witt at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lesley Reid at the University of Alabama, Julia Moffitt at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, Jill Irvine at the University of Oklahoma and Sonya Cooper at New Mexico State University.

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

The women scholars who have been honored are Peggy A. Johnson of Pennsylvania State University, Mercy Mumba of the University of Alabama, Amy Roth McDuffie of Washington State University, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and Paulette Brown Bracy of North Carolina Central University.

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.

University of Alabama Led Study Finds Gender Bias in Dismissal Rates of Corporate CEOs

University of Alabama Led Study Finds Gender Bias in Dismissal Rates of Corporate CEOs

Researchers conducted an analysis of the hiring and firing decisions of publicly traded firms between 2000 and 2014. They found that women CEOs were 45 percent more likely to be fired than their male peers. This is true, according to the research, even when women have produced positive financial results for their firms.

Psychopathic Tendencies in Men Propel Them to Leadership Roles, But the Same Is Not True for Women

Psychopathic Tendencies in Men Propel Them to Leadership Roles, But the Same Is Not True for Women

A new study led by scholars at the University of Alabama finds that men who exhibit some degree of psychopathic behavior are often rewarded by being promoted to leadership positions in organizations, while women who exhibit such tendencies are not.

In Memoriam: Virginia Lee Maxwell George, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Virginia Lee Maxwell George, 1924-2018

Professor George joined the faculty at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 1964 as an instructor of maternal and child nursing. In 1975 she founded the school’s nurse practitioner graduate program and served as director for 15 years.

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Booras, 1930-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Booras, 1930-2018

After earning a master’s degree at the University of Alabama, Booras joined the faculty at Baylor University in 1956. She taught in the communications studies department at Baylor for 39 years.

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars 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.

In Memoriam: Gina Carter-Simmers, 1968-2018

In Memoriam: Gina Carter-Simmers, 1968-2018

Gina Carter-Simmers, the general manager of the public radio station operated by Jackson State University in Mississippi, died late last month after a two-year battle with breast cancer. After her diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer, Carter-Simmers became a staunch advocate for breast cancer survivors.

Marianna Colvin Named the 2018 Social Work Educator of the Year

Marianna Colvin Named the 2018 Social Work Educator of the Year

Marianna Colvin is an assistant professor in the Phyllis Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Colvin combines network analysis and qualitative methods to examine inter-organizational human service delivery systems related to vulnerable children and families.

The Gender Pay Gap Among Corporate CEOs No Longer Exists, University of Alabama Study Says

The Gender Pay Gap Among Corporate CEOs No Longer Exists, University of Alabama Study Says

Using compensation data from Execucomp, the study covers all forms of compensation, including base pay and stock options, from large public firms in the United States from 1996 to 2014. The research team found no gender bias in the remuneration provided to male and female CEOs.

Fannone Jeffers Wins the 2018 Harper Lee Award From the Alabama Writers' Forum

Fannone Jeffers Wins the 2018 Harper Lee Award From the Alabama Writers’ Forum

Fanonne Jeffers, a tenured full professor of creative writing at the University of Oklahoma, will receive the honor during a gala dinner at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville, Alabama, on April 19.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Anjelica Gonzalez of Yale University, Mary-Margaret Chren of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Achsah Guibbory of Barnard College in New York City, and Lamea Shaaban-Magana of the University of Alabama.

Nine Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

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.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Seven 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.

Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles 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.

Four Women From the Academic World Receive Prestigious Honors

Four Women From the Academic World Receive Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Giyeon Kim of the University of Alabama, Cheryl Hitchcock of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Mary Hudson of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and Xihong Lin of Harvard University.

The New President of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

The New President of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Jennifer Greer is the associate provost for administration at the University of Alabama. Dr. Greer has been a member of the association since 1993 and was sworn in as president earlier this month at the association’s annual convention in Chicago.

Alabama State University Professor Wins the 2017 Balcones Poetry Prize

Alabama State University Professor Wins the 2017 Balcones Poetry Prize

Jacqueline Allen Trimble, chair of the department of languages and literatures at Alabama State University in Montgomery, was named as the recipient of the 2017 Balcones Poetry Prize from the Balcones Center for Creative Writing at Austin Community College.

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women 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.

University of Alabama Survey Finds Gender Gap in Perception of Leadership in Public Relations

University of Alabama Survey Finds Gender Gap in Perception of Leadership in Public Relations

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at the University of Alabama has released a new report that found “women’s perceptions of their lack of shared power in decision making, insufficient two-way communication, and devaluing of their opinions are reflected in lower levels of trust in the organization and its culture and less confidence in leaders.”

In Memoriam: Bettye B. Burkhalter, 1941-2017

In Memoriam: Bettye B. Burkhalter, 1941-2017

While at Auburn, Bettye Burkhalter served a graduate professor of education, special assistant to the vice president for research, director of the Auburn University Economic Development Institute, associate provost for assessment and quality improvement and academic affairs.

Teresa Boyer to Direct the New Institute for Women's Leadership at Villanova University

Teresa Boyer to Direct the New Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova University

Since 2008, Dr. Boyer has served as executive director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is also an assistant research professor at Rutgers. Earlier, she was an administrator at the U.S. Department of Education.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected for New Roles or Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected for New Roles or Assignments

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.