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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.

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars in Academia

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars in Academia

The honorees are Catherine J. Randall of the University of Alabama, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan of the University of Kansas, Louise Lamphere of the University of New Mexico, Artletha McSwain of Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Barnie Vander Boegh of the College of Idaho and Kristina Killgrove of the University of West Florida.

University of Iowa Scholar Honored for Her Contributions to Southern Journalism

University of Iowa Scholar Honored for Her Contributions to Southern Journalism

Patricia Foster, a professor of English at the University of Iowa, has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Alabama for her critical contributions to southern journalism or literature.

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty 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.

Seven Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Seven Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The new holders of endowed chairs are Joann B. Sweasy at Yale, Michelle M. Dowd at the University of Alabama, Mary D. Barkley at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Sheri Wilmer at Boston College, Sandra Thomas at the University of Tennessee, Julie Battilana at Harvard and Annette Giesecke at the University of Delaware.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The five women named to endowed chairs are Haiyan Wang at Purdue University, Nancy Rabalis at Louisiana State University, Lesley Jill Gordon at the University of Alabama, Darlene Clark Hine at Michigan State University, and Hillary Anger Elfenbein at Washington University in St. Louis.

In Memoriam: Amanda Ward Penick

In Memoriam: Amanda Ward Penick

Amanda Penick taught at the School of Music at the University of Alabama for 61 years. She was the longest serving tenured faculty member not only at the University of Alabama but in the entire state of Alabama.

Birmingham-Southern College Names Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith as Its Fifteenth President

Birmingham-Southern College Names Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith as Its Fifteenth President

Since 2013, Flaherty-Goldsmith has worked as a pro bono consultant with Human Rights First, a non-profit, nonpartisan human rights organization. Earlier she was chief of staff for the president of Birmingham-Southern College.

Linda Manning Named Director of the University of Alabama Press

Linda Manning Named Director of the University of Alabama Press

Since 2013, Manning has been serving as director of the Northern Illinois University Press in DeKalb, which has about 600 titles currently in print. From 2010 to 2013, Manning was director of marketing for the University of Utah Press.

Twelve Women Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Twelve Women Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

This is the time of year when many scholars are changing jobs and taking on new assignments. Here are 12 women who will be assuming new duties as deans at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Three Women Among the 12 Winners of the 2016 Hertz Fellowships

Three Women Among the 12 Winners of the 2016 Hertz Fellowships

Winners of the prestigious fellowships are awarded full tuition in Ph.D. programs for five years. And they receive an annual stipend. Preference is given to scholars who have a stated preference to pursue science in the public interest.

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

The women appointed to dean positions are Kathryn Chval at the University of Missouri, Camille A. Nelson at American University, Maria Claudia Tomany at North Dakota State, Sandra Witte at Fresno State, Barbara E. Wolfe at the University of Rhode Island, Kay M. Paln at the University of Alabama, and Margaret Raymong at the University of Wisconsin.

Does Sexual Violence Impact the Brains of Women Victims?

Does Sexual Violence Impact the Brains of Women Victims?

A new study led by Tracey Shors, professor of psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, finds that exposure to sexual violence may impact women’s brains by raising their levels of stress hormones which can limit their ability to learn.

Four Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Katherine Yelick of the University of California, Berkeley, Jennifer H. Lundquist of the University of Massachusetts, Jacqueline Kolosov of Texas Tech University, and Sara McDaniel of the University of Alabama.

New Administrative Jobs for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Jobs for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Barbara J. Carroll at Vanderbilt University, Evelyn J. Leggette at Jackson State University, Linda Bonnin at the University of Alabama, Paulette Patterson Dilworth at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Lisa Wilkes at Virginia Tech, and Cindy R. Love at St. Augustine’s University.

Deborah Johnson Is the First Woman to Win the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Deborah Johnson Is the First Woman to Win the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction is administered by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal. Johnson is the first woman and the first African American to win the prize.

Six Women Appointed to New Teaching Posts

Six Women Appointed to New Teaching Posts

The six women in new posts are Jane Kamensky at Harvard University, Melanie Shepherd at Misericordia University, Jennifer F. Hamer at the University of Kansas, Kristina Kleutghen at Washington University, Trudier Harris at the University of Alabama, and Marketa Marvanova at North Dakota State University.

In Memoriam: Ruth Ann Taylor Cade, 1937-2015

In Memoriam: Ruth Ann Taylor Cade, 1937-2015

Dr. Cade was the first women to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at Mississippi State University. She taught mathematics, computer science, and engineering at the University of Southern MIssissippi for 35 years.

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of news of appointments of women to high-level administrative posts at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Judy Bonner to Step Down as President of the University of Alabama

Judy Bonner to Step Down as President of the University of Alabama

Dr. Bonner announced that she will step down from her post no later than September 2015. She plans on taking a sabbatical year and then return to her role as a professor in the department of human nutrition and hospitality at the university.

Honors Bestowed on Five Women Professors

Honors Bestowed on Five Women Professors

The women who won prestigious awards are Melissa Johnson of the University of Alabama, Natalia Peres of the University of Florida, Michelle Moseley-Christian of Virginia Tech, Dorothy D. Dunlop of Northwestern University, and Michela Gallagher of Johns Hopkins University.

University of Alabama Scholar Wins Book Award

University of Alabama Scholar Wins Book Award

Ellen Griffith Spears, an assistant professor in New College and the department of American studies at the University of Alabama is being honored by the medical care section of the American Public Health Association for her book on environmental racism.

In Memoriam: Judy Miles Merritt, 1943-2014

In Memoriam: Judy Miles Merritt, 1943-2014

Judy Merritt was the first woman to serve as a community college president in the state of Alabama. She served as president of Jefferson State Community College from 1979 to June 30, 2014.

University of Alabama Scholar Honored by the American Public Health Association

University of Alabama Scholar Honored by the American Public Health Association

Ellen G. Spears, assistant professor in the department of American studies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, is being honored for her book on the long history of chemical pollution in Anniston, Alabama.

At the University of Alabama, 21 Black Women Accept Bids to Join Sororities

At the University of Alabama, 21 Black Women Accept Bids to Join Sororities

One year after a major uproar when it was revealed that no African American women were offered bids to join sororities at the University of Alabama, the university reports that all 21 Black women who registered for sorority recruitment this year received and accepted a bid.

University of Alabama's Cindy Hope Elected Chair of The Federal Demonstration Partnership

University of Alabama’s Cindy Hope Elected Chair of The Federal Demonstration Partnership

The Federal Demonstration Partnership includes representatives of 10 federal agencies and 119 institutions that receive federal research grants. Members of the group cooperate to identify, test, and implement new, more effective ways of managing the more than $15 billion in federal research grants.

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women taking on new assignments are Viji Murali, Tonia Moody, Pamela Ray, Megan Wilkinson, Mary Purvis, Angie Freeman Shephard, Kim Sims, Jeanette Kowalik, Naomi Powell, Megan Sanders, Lisa Cruces, Andrea Jenkins, and Judith E. Bergtraum.

Seven Women Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Seven Women Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The new deans are Bridgette Young Ross at Emory, Sheryl Fontaine at CalState, Fullerton, Beverly Wendland at Johns Hopkins, Vikki Vandiver at the University of Alabama, Ann B. Bain at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Sharon Lovell at James Madison, and Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman at Winona State.

Ten Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Ten Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Yiyun Li, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Viola L. Acoff, Helen Berman, Phebe Cramer, Nancy Folbre, Janet Corson-Rikert, Nancy Gertner, kacey Di Giacinto, and Dorinda Carter Andrews.

Gender Gap in Olympic Television Coverage Shrinks

Gender Gap in Olympic Television Coverage Shrinks

Men’s events made up 45.4 percent of the total coverage, women’s events were shown 41.4 percent of the time and events with both men and women (pairs figure skating and ice dancing) took up 13.2 percent of the coverage.

Seven Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

The women who are being honored with notable awards are Huda Akil, Suzie Allard, Jionna Carjuzaa, Marie Chisholm-Burns, Maria Hernandez-Reif, Adriana Hofer, and Amanda Jansen.