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A Quartet of Women in New Administrative Roles at Universities

A Quartet of Women in New Administrative Roles at Universities

Taking on new administrative positions are Susan Baida at a research and action partnership between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, Michelle Hargis Wolfe at the University of Arkansas, De Acker at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Marta Panickar is the inaugural director of research security at the University of Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Susan S. Smyth, 1965-2022

In Memoriam: Susan S. Smyth, 1965-2022

Dr. Smyth began her tenure as dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on June 1, 2021, and continue to work until a few days before her death. Before coming to the University of Arkansas, she was the chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the director of the Gill Heart and Vascular Institute at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Dean of the University of Arkansas Law School Receives Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award

Dean of the University of Arkansas Law School Receives Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award

Nance, the Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law at the school, is serving as dean of the school for a second time. She joined the faculty in 1994 and served as dean from 2006 to 2011. She was the first woman and the first person of color to serve as dean in the school’s then-82-year history. In July 2022, she was named dean for the second time.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new duties are Tanya Paul in the business school at the University of California, Berkeley, Margaret Sova McCabe at the University of Arkansas, Micah Perks at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Sarah Millholland at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ann Wallace of New Jersey City University.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

The women scholars with new roles are Bijal Shah at Boston College Law School, Sandra Eksioglu in the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Rebecca Z. German at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Elizabeth K. Meyer at the University of Virginia, and Wanying Kang at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to New Administrative Roles

Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to New Administrative Roles

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

The six women who have been appointed to new roles are Amy Ralston at Michigan State University, Tomi Obe at the University of Arkansas, Pardis Dabashi at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Sonya Donaldson at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Jennifer Russell at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Mara Revkin at Duke Law School in Durham, North Carolina.

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity in Higher Education

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity in Higher Education

The four women who have been appointed to diversity positions are Victoria Shannon Sahani at Boston University, Shawna Nesbitt at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Nicole Hodges Persley at the University of Kansas, and Barbara Lofton of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Taking on new titles or roles are Kelly Hammond at the University of Arkansas, Krystyn J. Van Vliet at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Dawn Bragg at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Amy E. Keating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tiffany Steele at the University of Rochester in New York, and Deb Welsh at the University of Tennessee.

Shaina Phenix Awarded the Miller Williams Poetry Prize from the University of Arkansas Press

Shaina Phenix Awarded the Miller Williams Poetry Prize from the University of Arkansas Press

Shaina Phenix, an assistant professor of English at Elon University in North Carolina, is the winner of the 2023 Miller Williams Poetry Prize from the University of Arkansas Press. Phenix will receive a cash prize, and her manuscript To Be Named Something Else will be published in the Miller Williams Poetry Series in the spring of 2023.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

The new deans are Kathryn Sloan at the University of Arkansas, Emily Frazier at North Dakota State University, Joi Spencer at the University of California, Riverside, Michelle Clare at the University of Cincinnati, Ethel Scurlock at the University of Mississippi, Whitney Nash at Georgia Southern University, Lisa Owens-Jackson at North Carolina A&T State University, and Elizabeth Yakel at the University of Michigan.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties at Universities

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Officer Positions at Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Officer Positions at Universities

The new diversity officers are Tina Simpson at the School of Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, Alisa Macksey at La Salle University in Philadelphia, J. Camille Hall at the University of Missouri Kansas City, and Greneda Johnson at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

Taking on new duties are Pearl Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta, Suzanne M. Darais at the University of Utah, Sarah Kenehan at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, Stephanie Ricker Schulte at the University of Arkansas, Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Chandice Haste-Jackson at Syracuse University in New York, and Miriam Mara at Arizona State University.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Ten Women Faculty Members in New Positions or Taking on New Duties

Ten Women Faculty Members in New Positions or Taking on New Duties

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

The six women scholars assigned new duties are Eve Blau at Harvard University, Alena Allen of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Lea VanderVelde at the University of Iowa, Angela C.M. de Oliveira at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Courtney-Savali Andrews at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, and Amy Fiedler at the University of California, San Francisco.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The women scholars in new roles are Angelica Sanchez at Bard College in Avondale-on-Hudson, New York, Fatemeh Shahedipour-Sandvik of the State University of New York, Stephanie Hicks at the University of Arkansas, Kim Cobb at Brown University in Rhode Island, and Alyssa Panitch, at Georgia Tech and Emory University in Atlanta.

Six Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The six women in new administrative posts are Jennifer Keyes-Maloney at The College of New Jersey, Sheila Washington at Auburn University in Alabama, Sharron T. Burnett at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida, Heidi LeBlanc at Utah State University, Kenitra Horsley at Queens Universty of Charlotte, and Debbe McLoud at the University of Arkansas.

Two Women Scholars Honored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Two Women Scholars Honored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Ethel Goodstein-Murphree is an architectural historian and professor of architecture and associate dean in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the Univerity of Arkansas and Mitra Kanaani is the director of the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure program at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego.

In Memoram: Mary Stobaugh Shambarger, 1935-2022

In Memoram: Mary Stobaugh Shambarger, 1935-2022

Mary Shambarger was the Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music, emerita at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She served on the faculty there for 32 years.

Ten Women Who Have Been Hired or Promoted to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Hired or Promoted to New Administrative Posts 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.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Roles

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Roles

The six women who have been appointed to new academic posts are Andrea Richa at Arizona State University, Eleni Pellazgu at Berkeley College in New Jersey, Kirsten Pai Buick at the University of New Mexico, Fran Hagstrom at the University of Arkansas, Lisa A. Carey at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Jane Okech at the University of Vermont.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Roles at State Universities

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Roles at State Universities

Susan Goldberg was named vice dean a professor of practice at Arizona State University and Kristie Soares has accepted the position of co-director of LGBTQ Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Also, Jill Wieber Lens is the new associate dean for research and faculty development at the University of Arkansas School of Law and Seretha Williams was appointed chair of the department of English and world languages at Augusta University in Georgia.

Three Women Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Three Women Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Alena Allen has been named interim dean of the School of Law at the University of Arkansas. Kim Creamer will serve as dean of education and social/behavioral sciences. at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, and Raelene Brooks was appointed dean of nursing at the University of Phoenix.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Amy B. Kweskin at Washington Univerity in St. Louis, Rachelle Feldman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Valeda F. Dent at Emory University in Atlanta, Erin Rongers at the University of Arkansas, Maria Rios at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lacey Gordon at Mississippi State University, and Melanie E. Jones at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri, Names Katricia Pierson as Its Next President

Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri, Names Katricia Pierson as Its Next President

Since 2017, Dr. Pierson has been serving as the first woman president of East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. She previously served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at East Central University. Earlier in her career, Dr. Pieerson served on the faculty at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, and at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

The five women scholars in new roles are Jennifer Lodge at Duke University in North Carolina, Tracey Conti at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Lindy Elkins-Tanton at Arizona State University, Angela Williams at the University of Arkansas, and Nicole Roberson at the University of Mississippi.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Lizzie Smith at the University of Alabama, Samantha Rogers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Suzanne Caccamese at Towson University in Maryland, Carolyn Carter at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, Madelyn Jones at the University of Arkansas, Demitra Kirby at Middlebury College in Vermont, and Christa Shileds at Alverno College in Milwaukee.

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.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions 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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The Eudora Welty Book Prize Is Awarded to Casey Kayser of the University of Arkansas

The Eudora Welty Book Prize Is Awarded to Casey Kayser of the University of Arkansas

Each year, the Mississippi University for Women and the University Press of Mississippi collaborate to award the Welty Prize for an outstanding work of literary scholarship on women’s studies, Southern studies, or modern letters in honor of MUW’s most famous alumna, writer Eudora Welty.