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Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments 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.

For Elite University Presidents, The Gender Pay Gap Is Disappearing

For Elite University Presidents, The Gender Pay Gap Is Disappearing

The results of a study led by a scholar at the University of Central Florida show that on average there is a 9 percent compensation difference between male and female university presidents, with women receiving less pay than men on average. But at higher status universities, women presidents are receiving similar levels of total compensation as male presidents.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Posts

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Posts

The four women scholars named to endowed faculty posts are Marcy Lascano at the University of Kansas, Martine Vanryckeghem at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Barbara Kazmierczak at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Serena Zabin at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

University of Central Florida Researchers Develop Forensic Tool to Assist in Sexual Assault Cases

University of Central Florida Researchers Develop Forensic Tool to Assist in Sexual Assault Cases

Candice Bridge, an assistant professor of chemistry, has spent the last two years building and testing a database of condom and lubriabts at the National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida. The goal is to fill in the gaps when DNA evidence is unavailable from a sexual assault crime scene

Nora E. Warshawsky Elected President of the Association of Leadership Service in Nursing

Nora E. Warshawsky Elected President of the Association of Leadership Service in Nursing

Nora E. Warshawsky, professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida, was recently elected to serve a two-year term as president of the Association of Leadership Science in Nursing (formerly known as CGEAN). Before joining the faculty at the University of Central Florida in 2018, Dr. Warshawsky taught at the University of Kentucky.

Study Finds Peer-Based Mentoring Model Increases Women Faculty's Sense of Empowerment

Study Finds Peer-Based Mentoring Model Increases Women Faculty’s Sense of Empowerment

The new mentoring model consisted of a combination of monthly large-group sessions on common topics and self-guided small-group sessions with a focus on peer-to-peer relationships. This method encouraged an environment of sharing that was aimed at increasing retention rates for women faculty members.

College Athletic Powerhouses Earn a Grade of D in Achieving Gender Equity in Leadership Posts

College Athletic Powerhouses Earn a Grade of D in Achieving Gender Equity in Leadership Posts

At the 130 colleges and universities that make up the Football Bowl Subdivision of Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, in the fall of 2018 women made up 16.9 percent of the presidents and 9.2 percent of the athletics directors.

Elizabeth Dooley Named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Central Florida

Elizabeth Dooley Named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Central Florida

Dr. Dooley has worked for the university since 2015 and most recently served as the interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Before coming to the University of Central Florida, Dr. Dooley spent 25 years at West Virginia University.

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New 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.

A Report Card on University Performance on Hiring Women Coaches for Women's Athletic Teams

A Report Card on University Performance on Hiring Women Coaches for Women’s Athletic Teams

Nationwide, women were 41. 5 percent of all head coaches of women’s teams at 86 colleges and universities that were members of seven major athletic conferences. The percentage varied greatly by sport. For example, 95.7 percent of field hockey coaches were women but there were no women head coaches in triathlon or alpine skiing.

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Beverly McKeon, a professor of aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology, Nicole Dawson, an assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of Central Florida, and Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Florida Atlantic University to Launch a Program for Women in Leadership

Florida Atlantic University to Launch a Program for Women in Leadership

Dr. Kathleen Brush, a business executive, consultant, and author, donated $1.3 million to university that will be used to fund the Program for Women in Leadership, which will be named in her honor.

Four Women Academics Named William T. Grant Scholars

Four Women Academics Named William T. Grant Scholars

The four women scholars selected to receive the $350,000 grant awards are Anjali Adukia at the University of Chicago, Rachel H. Farr at the University of Kentucky, Simone Ispa-Landa at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Pamela Wisniewski at the University of Central Florida.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members

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.

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.

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

One of the most striking figures in a new report from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida is that in 2017, women held the head coaching job for only 39.8 percent of all women’s athletic teams in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

AutoNation Cure Bowl in Orlando Raises More Than $3.3 Million for Breast Cancer Research

AutoNation Cure Bowl in Orlando Raises More Than $3.3 Million for Breast Cancer Research

Almost $1 million of the money raised will support the research of Annette Khaled, a professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Medicine at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Dr. Khaled’s research has discovered a peptide that has shown promise in halting breast cancer cells from metastasizing.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres was appointed dean of the Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida. Angela Amar will be the next dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Christine McGahan is the new dean of College of Sciences at North Carolina State University.

University of Central Florida Anthropologist Joanna Mishtal Wins Book Award

University of Central Florida Anthropologist Joanna Mishtal Wins Book Award

Joanna Mishtal, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, was chosen as the recipient of the Adele E. Clark Book Award from the ReproNetwork, an organization of scholars who are concerned with reproductive rights and research.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Are 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.

University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

Adrienne Dove, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Central Florida, was honored for her research on microgravity and dusty plasmas, collisions, and planet formation. She is a strong advocate for increasing the presence of women in physics and space sciences.

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

Richard Lapchick, the lead author of the report, stated that “while there was some improvement for women as athletic administrators, it was negatively balanced by the fact that 45 years after the passage of Title IX, more than 60 percent of all women’s teams are still coached by men.”

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Universities

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Universities

The new deans are Christine Spencer at the University of Baltimore, Karen Allen at Valparaiso University in Indiana, Adrienne Frame at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and Cindy Juntunen at the University of North Dakota.

University Student Is the Youngest Person Ever Elected to the Florida Legislature

University Student Is the Youngest Person Ever Elected to the Florida Legislature

Amber Mariano is a senior majoring in political science at the University of Central Florida. In November, she became the youngest person ever elected to the Florida House of Representatives.

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.

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Taking on new responsibilities are Lauren M. Childs at Virginia Tech, Lori Setton at Washington University in St. Louis, Veronica B. Decker at the University of Central Florida, Wonder Drake at Vanderbilt University, Anne C. Stone at Arizona State University, and Jane Meza at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New 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.

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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

Four Women Who Have Been Named Deans in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Named Deans in Higher Education

The new deans are Elizabeth A. Klonoff at the University of Central Florida, Suzanne Sears at Texas Woman’s University, Ne’Keisha Stepney at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois, and Phyllis Paul at Youngstown State University.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

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

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration

According to a new report from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida, women held the head coaching job for only 38.9 percent of all women’s athletic teams in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Very few athletic directors at colleges and universities are women.

Two Major Universities Name Women Provosts

Two Major Universities Name Women Provosts

Michele G. Wheatly, former provost at West Virginia University, will be the next provost at Syracuse University in New York. Diane Chase, vice provost for academic program quality at the University of Central Florida, was named provost at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

The women who are retiring or leaving their positions are Doris K. Patneau at Oklahoma State University, Peg Kennedy-Dygas at Ohio University, Linda Hennig at the University of Central Florida, and Joan Morrison at North Carolina Central University.

Four Women Named Chair of Their Academic Departments

Four Women Named Chair of Their Academic Departments

The new department chairs are Michele Dudash in natural resource management at South Dakota State University, Catherine Kaukinen in criminal justice at the University of Central Florida, Glenda Gillaspy in biochemstiry at Virginia Tech, and Lisa Kachnic in radiation oncology at Vanderbilt University.

Three Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements

Three Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements

Jacqueline R. Johnson, chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris, Bettye Myers, the Cornaro Professor of Kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University, and Betty Mayer, a professor of nursing at the University of Central Florida, are all retiring.