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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.

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.