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Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

The six women faculty members in new roles are Kelsey Slater at North Dakota State University, Cynthia Russell at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Kalenda Eaton at the University of Oklahoma, Lesley Reed at the University of Alabama, Geraldine McGinty at Cornell University, and Alice Stemle at the University of Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Jane Barton Moore, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Jane Barton Moore, 1935-2021

A pioneering researcher in motor development, Dr. Moore’s academic work advanced the understanding of how children move and learn to move. She also was an influential figure in the development of women’s athletics at Auburn University in Alabama.

Deborah Wiebe Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Work in Child and Family Health

Deborah Wiebe Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Work in Child and Family Health

The Society of Behavioral Medicine honored Dr. Wiebe of the University of California, Merced for a lifetime of dedication to the pursuit of outstanding high-quality research, mentoring, and teaching in the field of child and family health.

Cynthia Anthony Appointed President of Lawson State Community College in Alabama

Cynthia Anthony Appointed President of Lawson State Community College in Alabama

Dr. Anthony has been serving as interim president at the college since September 2020. Prior to her appointment as interim president, Dr. Anthony was interim vice chancellor for student success for the Alabama Community College System.

In Memoriam: Sherrell Virginia Martin, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Sherrell Virginia Martin, 1940-2020

After teaching at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1979 Dr. Martin joined the music department faculty at the Univerity of North Carolina at Wilmington. She taught there for nearly 40 years.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

Five Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

The five women who have been named to dean positions are Rowena Ortiz-Walters at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Yvonne Gaudelius at Pennsylvania State University, Kristin Sosnowsky at Louisiana State University, Schnavia Smith Hatcher at the University of Alabama, and Mary Finn at Michigan State University.

Academic Study Examines the Best Way to Increase Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

Academic Study Examines the Best Way to Increase Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

A new working paper of the European Corporate Governance Institute, written by scholars at Washington University, the University of Alabama, and Northwestern University, finds that shareholder influence is more effective in diversifying boards of directors than mandates by governments or financial organizations.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The five women scholars who are taking on new duties are Meenakshi Arora at the University of Alabama, Kendra Sharp of the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, Florastina Payton-Stewart at Xavier Univerity of Louisiana, Emily Sundman at Texas Tech University, and Ruha Benjamin at Princeton University in New Jersey.

DoVeanna Fulton Is the New Provost at Norfolk State University in Virginia

DoVeanna Fulton Is the New Provost at Norfolk State University in Virginia

For the past eight years, Dr. Fulton has served as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of history, humanities, and languages at the University of Houston–Downtown. Earlier, she taught at the University of Alabama.

Gretchen Wells  Honored With a Mentoring Award From the American Heart Association

Gretchen Wells Honored With a Mentoring Award From the American Heart Association

Gretchen Wells is a professor of medicine and the director of the Women’s Heart Program at the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute at the University of Kentucky. She was honored for her work mentoring women cardiologists.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Cathy Eng was named to the David H. Johnson Chair in Surgical and Medical Oncology at Vanderbilt University. M. Lisa Manning has been named the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics at Syracuse University and Tara Leigh Grove will join the University of Alabama School of Law in August as the Charles E. Tweedy, Jr. Endowed Chairholder in Law.

Dianne Harrison to Postpone Retirement as President of California State University, Northridge

Dianne Harrison to Postpone Retirement as President of California State University, Northridge

Last November, Dianne Harrison, president of California State University, Northridge, announced she would retire on June 30, 2020. Now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Harrison has announced that she will stay on through the fall 20020 semester.

Bobbie Knight Is the New President of Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

Bobbie Knight Is the New President of Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

She has been serving as interim president since August 2019. President Knight is the former vice president of the Birmingham division of Alabama Power and the former chair of the Birmingham Airport Authority.

Suzanne Morse Moomaw to Serve as Director of the University of Virginia Press

Suzanne Morse Moomaw to Serve as Director of the University of Virginia Press

Dr. Moomaw is an associate professor of urban and environmental planning in the university’s School of Architecture and director of the Community Design Research Center. She will begin her duties as director of the University of Virginia Press in January.

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.