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Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Dr. Brickhouse has been serving as provost at Saint Louis University in Missouri. Earlier, she served for 27 years at the University of Delaware in several senior administrative roles including deputy provost, interim provost, deputy dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and director of the School of Education.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Monica A. Coleman at the University of Delaware, Mimi Pipino at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, Juliet Koss at Scripps College in Claremont, California, Hilary Appel at Claremont McKenna College in California, and Rhea Datta at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women at Major Universities

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

Joan Neff Is the New Leader of the West Virginia Institute of Technology

Joan Neff Is the New Leader of the West Virginia Institute of Technology

Dr. Neff was appointed provost at the university campus this past spring and she will continue to serve in that role. Before coming to the West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Dr. Neff had been serving as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 14 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.

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles 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.

Four New Women Department Chairs at the University of Delaware

Four New Women Department Chairs at the University of Delaware

The new department chairs are Kami Silk in communications, Lu Ann de Cunzo in anthropology, Annette Giesecke in the department of languages, literatures, and cultures, and Vella Fowler in biological sciences.

University of Delaware Susan Walpole Honored by the International Literacy Association

University of Delaware Susan Walpole Honored by the International Literacy Association

Dr. Walpole has developed Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing, an open-access elementary literacy curriculum. The curriculum provides complete lesson plans and support materials online for free. This curriculum, adopted in several schools in Delaware, Maryland, and Georgia, has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

New Administrative Posts for Thirteen Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Thirteen Women at Colleges and Universities

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 Delaware Scholar's Book Honored by the American Political Science Foundation

University of Delaware Scholar’s Book Honored by the American Political Science Foundation

Kara Ellerby, associate professor of political science and international relations at the University of Delaware, has received the Victoria Schuck Award from the American Political Science Association, which is given annually for the best book on women and politics. This award honors the late Victoria Shuck, a political scientist, Mount Holyoke College professor,

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Current Posts in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Current Posts in Higher Education

The seven women who are stepping down are Marcy R. Driscoll at Florida State, Diane B. Call at Queensborough Community College, Florence Schmieg at the University of Delaware, Gabriela Weaver at the University of Massachusetts, Nancy Brickhouse at Saint Louis University, Sarah Jane Flint at Princeton, and Anne D. Yoder at Duke.

Five Women Who Are Retiring From Their Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Are Retiring From Their Posts at Colleges and Universities

The retirees are Julia Zimmerman at Florida State University, Jane Noble-Harvey at the University of Delaware, Verna Fitzsimmons at Kansas State University, Karla Spurlock-Evans at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Rhonda Rogers at Virginia Tech.

Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

The women who are stepping down are Katherine Ku at Stanford University, Judy Rose at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Sarah Thomas at Harvard University, Paula Miller at Texas A&M University, Karin M. Wiburg at New Mexico State University, and Diane Herson at the University of Delaware.

Four Women Scholars Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Four Women Scholars Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

They are Naomi Hanaoka McGloin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Joyce Ice at West Virginia University, Suzanne Reynolds at the Wake Forest University School of Law, and Judith Hough-Goldstein at the University of Delaware.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions

The three women appointed to provost positions are Joan Neff at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley, Robin W. Morgan at the University of Delaware, and DeBrenna LaFa Agbenyiga at Bowie State University in Maryland.

Three Women From Academia Appointed to Leadership Posts in National Organizations

Three Women From Academia Appointed to Leadership Posts in National Organizations

Lisa Feldman Barrett was named president-elect for the Association for Psychological Science. Stephanie Hampton was appointed director of the Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation, and Cindy Holland will lead the American Association for Employment in Education.

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

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed 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.

New Administrative Duties for Seven Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for Seven Women at Colleges and Universities

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

In Memoriam: Meredith Sullivan Chapman

In Memoriam: Meredith Sullivan Chapman

Meredith Chapman was assistant vice president of marketing and creative services at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia. Earlier, she was director of digital communications at the University of Delaware.

New Positions for Eight Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Positions for Eight Women Faculty Members in Academia

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 Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

The five women in new posts are Kristin Stephens-Martinez at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Janet Tate at Oregon State University, Kathryn Coyne at the University of Delaware, Kathleen Foley at the North Atlanta campus of Brenau University in Georgia, and Ann Cary of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

In Memoriam: Catherine V. Bieber

In Memoriam: Catherine V. Bieber

Bieber joined the faculty at the University of Delaware in 1956, She was an associate professor of home economics education and served from 1969 to 1979 as associate dean of what is now the College of Education and Human Development.

In Memoriam: Mary Cornelia Spinks Weil, 1942-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Cornelia Spinks Weil, 1942-2018

Mary Weil was the managing editor of the University of Delaware Messenger, a magazine for alumni and other friends of the university. She worked in the public relations office of the university for 24 years.

Two Young Scholars Aiming to Boost Gender Diversity in the Soil Sciences

Two Young Scholars Aiming to Boost Gender Diversity in the Soil Sciences

Angelia Seyfferth, an assistant professor in the department of plant and soil sciences at the University of Delaware, and Samantha Ying, an assistant professor of soil biogeochemistry at the University of California, Riverside, thought 21 women were going to attend a networking event at a recent convention. Nearly 100 showed up.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Appointed to new faculty roles are LaShanda Korley at the University of Delaware, Julie A. Alison at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, Cherrie Moraga at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Alison Curseen at Boston College and Sonya Clark at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Academia

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Academia

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

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Faculty Members 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.

A Pair of Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

A Pair of Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

Wendy Wood Neeson was appointed to the Edward A. Whitney Endowed Nursing Chair for the Northern Wyoming Community College District and Kristi Kiick was named the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware.

Two Women Scholars Named Department Chairs at Flagship State Universities

Two Women Scholars Named Department Chairs at Flagship State Universities

Frances Cogle Lawrence was appointed chair of the department of personal financial planning in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri and Sue McNeil was named chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Delaware.

Eight Women Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Here is news of eight women scholars who have been appointed to dean positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

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

New Duties or Roles for Eleven Women Faculty Members at U.S. Universities

New Duties or Roles for Eleven Women Faculty Members at U.S. 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 Scholars at Major Universities Taking on New Assignments

Four Scholars at Major Universities Taking on New Assignments

The four women who will be assuming new roles are Paula Pietromonaco of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Erica Kohl-Arenas at the University of California, Davis, Melissa Ianetta at the University of Delaware, and Zina Jarrahi Cinker of Vanderbilt University.

In Memoriam: Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory, 1923-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory, 1923-2017

Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory was an associate professor emerita in the department of individual and family studies (now human development and family studies) at the University of Delaware.

The Gender Pay Gap on Corporate Boards of Directors

The Gender Pay Gap on Corporate Boards of Directors

On the boards of the largest companies that pay their directors at a higher rate, women and minorities are paid less than White men on these large company boards. The pay gap, as much as 9 percent, is due to the fact that women and minorities are less likely to hold leadership positions on these boards.