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

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Tara Righetti is the inaugural Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Policies at the University of Wyoming. Laurens Steed was appointed to the John and Gloria Goering Professorship in Family & Private Business at the University of Cincinnati and Shoshana Keller was appointed the William R. Kenan Professor of History at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

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.

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.

Donna M. Carroll Selected to Lead North Central College in Naperville, Illinois

Donna M. Carroll Selected to Lead North Central College in Naperville, Illinois

Dr. Carroll recently completed a 27-year presidency at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She is expected to lead North Central College for the coming academic year while a search for a permanent president is conducted.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Administrative Positions

Taking on new jobs are Dyann Margolis at the University of Cincinnati, Monique Michelle Dozier at the University of California, Riverside, Heather Christophersen at the University of Notre Dame, Nakita Haynie at the University of Kansas, Allison Morgan Bryant at Howard University, Tina Mammone at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Edvige Jean-François at Georgia State University.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Moni Guo at the University of Cincinnati, Ella Atkins at Virginia Tech, Ju Yon Kim at Harvard University, Alison Harmon at Montana State University, Tiffiny Tung at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jessie Juarez at South Dakota State University, and Devon Brenner at Mississippi State University.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties at Major Universities

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties at Major Universities

Taking on new duties are Zoe Higheagle Strong at Washington State University, Deidre W. Evans at Florida A&M University, Dawn C. Carr at Florida State University, Marisa Anne Pagnattaro at the University of Georgia, Wendy Arons at Carnegie Mellon University, and Ayane Kozasa at the University of Cincinnati.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at State Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at State Universities

The four women appointed to named professorships are Jennifer Caplan at the University of Cincinnati, Melody Lo at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Maxine Montgomery at Florida State University, and Eve M. Brank at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The women appointed deans are Sarah Cook at Georgia State University, Heather Dillaway at Illinois State University, Denise Gormley at the University of Cincinnati, Marla Harris at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, North Carolina, and Leslie Durham at Boise State University in Idaho.

Andrea Burrows of the University of Wyoming Elected President of the Association for Science Teacher Education

Andrea Burrows of the University of Wyoming Elected President of the Association for Science Teacher Education

Dr. Burrows has been associated with ASTE for 14 years including serving as the leader of the professional development committee and the conference planning committee as well as being an associate editor of the Journal of Science Teacher Education.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Emelyn A. dela Peña is the new vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Keisha Love was appointed vice provost for faculty advancement and academic inclusion at the University of Cincinnati and Tomicka Wagstaff was named vice provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

University of Toronto Study Finds Significant Gender Bias in Referrals to Surgeons

University of Toronto Study Finds Significant Gender Bias in Referrals to Surgeons

The study of more than 40 million referrals to 5,660 surgeons from 1997 to 2016, found that male surgeons in Ontario made up 77.5 percent of all surgeons but received 79 percent of referrals from female physicians and 87 percent of referrals from male physicians. And no progress was indicated in the two decades of research data.

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

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Ten 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.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Vanessa K. Valdés at the City University of New York, Robyn Schiffman at the College of DuPage in Illinois, Ahkinyala Cobb-Abdullah at Virginia Union University, Ann Saurbier at West Liberty University in West Virginia, Michelle Scatton-Tessier at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Margaret Hanson at the University of Cincinnati, and Nancy Stoudt at the Pardee RAND Graduate School in California.

Five Women Who Will Be Assuming New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Five Women Who Will Be Assuming New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are Natalia Henao-Guerrero at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Kristin Lee at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Ranit Mishori at Georgetown University, Felicia Griffin-Fennell at the University of Massachusetts, and Kathleen Clark at Florida State University.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The three women taking on diversity roles at universities are Laura Jack at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, Brandi Elliott at the University of Cincinnati, and Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Moon-Sook Park Wins Academic Excellence Award From the Korean-American University Professors Association

Moon-Sook Park Wins Academic Excellence Award From the Korean-American University Professors Association

Moon-Sook Park is an associate professor of voice in the department of music at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Park began her professional singing career in Europe. She made her U.S. debut with a solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2001.

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.

In Memoriam: Nancy Russell Hamant, 1935-2020

In Memoriam: Nancy Russell Hamant, 1935-2020

Dr. Hamat spent more than 40 years on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati. She served as the university’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative from 1986 to her retirement in 2007.

Five Women Who Are Retiring From Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Are Retiring From Colleges and Universities

The women who have or will be stepping down are Kristi A. Nelson, provost at the University of Cincinnati, Barbara Craig at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Leslie Kirwan at Harvard University, Rebekka Wachter at Arizona State University, and Viven G. Fryd at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Analysis Finds That Women Tend to Run More Sophisticated Political Campaigns Than Men

Analysis Finds That Women Tend to Run More Sophisticated Political Campaigns Than Men

A new study by a researcher at the University of Cincinnati finds that women tend to run more sophisticated political campaigns than their male counterparts. Yet, women’s propensity to run superior campaigns has not produced significant success at the ballot box.

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at American Universities

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at American Universities

The women appointed to dean posts are Marlyn Delva at Columbia University, Mary Huff at Bellarmine University, Takita Felder Sumter at Winthrop University, Camilla P. Benbow at Vanderbilt University, Jerri A. Haynes at Tennessee State University and Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Eight Women Who Have Been Selected for Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Selected for Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Lisa D. Ordonez at UC-San Diego, Kristina Odejimi at Bowdoin College, Kathryn Lively at Dartmouth College, Sandra Brown at Southern University, Marianne Lewis at the University of Cincinnati, Laurie Grubbs at Florida State, Joy Williamson-Lott at the University of Washington, and Stephanie J. Rowley at Teachers College of Columbia University.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

The new deans are Verna L. Williams at the University of Cincinnati, Melanie Stein at Ithaca College in New York, Denise Rush as Boston Architectural College, Alexis Abramson at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Janis Terpenney at the University of Tennessee, and Beth McNeil at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

The new deans are Elizabeth Kronk Warner at University of Utah Law, Verna Williams at University of Cincinnati Law, Mei Wei at the College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, and Tamara Brown at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at University of North Texas.

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions 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.

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.

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Academic Assignments

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Academic 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.

Two Women Appointed to Lead Branch Campuses of Major State Universities

Two Women Appointed to Lead Branch Campuses of Major State Universities

Robin Lightner will serve as dean of Blue Ash College, a regional campus of the University of Cincinnati and Alysia Starkey was promoted to interim dean and CEO of the Polytechnic Campus of Kansas State University in Salina.

Kathleen Jagger to Lead Thomas More College in Kentucky

Kathleen Jagger to Lead Thomas More College in Kentucky

Since 2015, Dr. Jagger has served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of Thomas More College. Previously, she was a professor of biology and held several administrative posts at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

Beverly Davenport Fired as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Beverly Davenport Fired as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

On March 1, 2017, Beverly Davenport became the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Now 14 months later, she has been placed on administrative leave and will no longer serve as chancellor as of July 1.

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

Thirteen Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on 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.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Lynn E. Maquat of the University of Rochester in New York, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, Linda Sealy of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, and Anita Tood of the University of Cincinnati.

Kristi A. Nelson Is the New Provost at the University of Cincinnati

Kristi A. Nelson Is the New Provost at the University of Cincinnati

Dr. Nelson had retired from the university in 2015 before being called to serve as interim provost in October 2016. She served on faculty of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning for 36 years. She was senior vice provost for 15 years.