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A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Posts Relating to Diversity

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Posts Relating to Diversity

Taking on new administrative roles relating to diversity are Alisa Macksey at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Lydia Contreras at the University of Texas at Austin, and Lakesha Butler at University of Florida Health.

Three State Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Three State Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Alexandra Minna Stern will be the new dean of humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles. Beth Virnig has been named dean of the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida and Erika Engel Small was named dean of the College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University.

In Memoriam: Nora Clearman England, 1946-2022

In Memoriam: Nora Clearman England, 1946-2022

Nora England was the Dallas TACA Centennial Professor in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. An expert on the languages of the Mayans, she founded the Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America at the University of Texas.

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Taking on new duties are Samira Daroub of the Everglades Research & Education Center of the University of Florida, Lisa Jones at the University of California, San Diego, Carrie Grimes at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Michelle Rinehart at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Anfrea Faber at Wright State University in Ohio.

Julie H. Sullivan Will Be the First Woman President of Santa Clara University in California

Julie H. Sullivan Will Be the First Woman President of Santa Clara University in California

For the past nine years, Julie Sullivan has been president of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. There she was the first layperson and first woman to serve as president. Prior to joining the University of St. Thomas, Dr. Sullivan was executive vice president and provost at the University of San Diego

University of Florida Study Finds Many Pregnant Women Take Drugs That May Harm Their Unborn Children

University of Florida Study Finds Many Pregnant Women Take Drugs That May Harm Their Unborn Children

In a study of more than 3 million pregnancies, University of Florida researchers found 1 in 16 women were exposed to harmful teratogenic drugs — medications that can cause pregnancy loss, birth defects, and other health problems for the unborn child.

Study Finds Women Patients Were More Likely to Die After Surgery If Their Surgeon Was a Man

Study Finds Women Patients Were More Likely to Die After Surgery If Their Surgeon Was a Man

Researchers analyzed data on 1,320,108 patients who had surgeries between 2007 and 2019. In more than half of these cases, the sex of the surgeon was different than the sex of the patient. The vast majority of these cases were male surgeons operating on women patients. The results showed that women who had male surgeons were more likely to die, experience readmission, or complication within 30-days following surgery than women who had a woman surgeon.

Lori Gonzalez Appointed to Lead the University of Louisville

Lori Gonzalez Appointed to Lead the University of Louisville

Lori Stewart Gonzalez was appointed interim president of the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Since April 2021, Dr. Gonzalez has served as executive vice president and provost at the university. From 2015 to 2020, Dr. Gonzalez was vice chancellor for academic, faculty, and student affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Four Universities Announce the Appointment of Women as Chief Diversity Officers

Four Universities Announce the Appointment of Women as Chief Diversity Officers

Taking on new duties relating to university diversity are Jody C. Randall at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Andrea Cornett-Scott at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia, Marsha McGriff at the Univerity of Florida, and Crystal McCormick Ware at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

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.

St. Catherine University Scholar Wins the Teaching Literature Book Award

St. Catherine University Scholar Wins the Teaching Literature Book Award

Tarshia Stanley, dean of the division of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences, and professor of English at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been selected as the winner of the Teaching Literature Book Award, an international prize for the best book on teaching literature at the college level. The award is presented biennially by the graduate faculty in English at Idaho State University.

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

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

The new deans are Rosario Ceballo at Georgetown University, Venetria K. Patton at the University of Illinois, Andrea Goodwin at the University of Maryland, Sharon Subreenduth at Georgia Southern University, Michelle Corley at Central State University in Ohio, Emmeline de Pillis at the University of La Verne in California, Toneyce S. Randolph at Clinton College in South Carolina, and Linda R. Edwards at the University of Florida -Jacksonville.

Six Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed to dean positions are Julie Rich t Weber State University in Utah, Versie Johnson-Mallard at Kent State University in Ohio, Dana N. Zimmel at the University of Florida, Diane Dallis-Comentale at Indian University, Leah Fullman at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, and Kimberly Jacob Arriola at Emory University in Atlanta.

New Administrative Roles for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative positions are Kara Cattani at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, JoAnn Kunkel at the University of South Dakota, Nancy Lynch at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Christina Cash at the University of Maine, Jenni Crenshaw at Mississippi State University, and Mary G. Parker at the University of Florida.

In Memoriam: Wanda Ruth Hammack Alexander, 1938-2021

In Memoriam: Wanda Ruth Hammack Alexander, 1938-2021

Ruth Alexander was an instrumental figure in the establishment of women’s sports at the University of Florida. Under her leadership, the University of Florida was the first institution in the Southeastern Conference to field women’s intercollegiate athletics.

Maria Gallo Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Maria Gallo Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Since July 2016, Dr. Gallo has been serving as president of Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Earlier, she was dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and chair of the department of agronomy at the University of Florida.

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed to dean positions are Nicole Stedman at the University of Florida, Nicole Stedman at East Carolina University, Ruth DeFries at Columbia University, Jennifer L. West at the University of Virginia, LaVonda N. Reed at Georgia State University, and Deanna Dannels at North Carolina State University.

Five Women Who Have Been Hired to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Hired to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to new positions are Karah L. Gunther at Virginia Commonwealth University, Laura Colson at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Olga Weider at the University of Florida, Marie Williams at Brown Univerity in Providence, Rhode Island, and Jamie Boggs at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

M. Katherine Banks Chosen to Lead the Flagship Campus of Texas A&M University

M. Katherine Banks Chosen to Lead the Flagship Campus of Texas A&M University

Dr. Banks currently is dean of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M. She also is vice chancellor of engineering and national laboratories for the A&M System — a title she will retain. Before coming to Texas A&M in 2012, she was chair of the department of civil engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

In Memoriam: Dina Marie Randazzo, 1975-2021

In Memoriam: Dina Marie Randazzo, 1975-2021

Dr. Randazzo was a respected and admired neuro-oncologist in the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. Her research focused on understanding and treating glioblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer of the brain and spine.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties 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.

The University of Louisville Names Its Next Provost

The University of Louisville Names Its Next Provost

Dr. Lori Stewart Gonzalez currently serves as vice chancellor for academic, faculty, and student affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Before taking this position in 2015, Dr. Gonzalez served as senior advisor to the senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina General Administration.

Study Finds Gender Bias in Evaluations of Graduate Teaching Assistants

Study Finds Gender Bias in Evaluations of Graduate Teaching Assistants

A group of ecology students at the Univerity of Florida participated in an online class where they could not hear the voice of their teaching assistant. Half were shown a picture of a male teaching assistant, the other half were shown a pciture of female. in fact, the teaching assistant for all was a woman. Post-course evaluations showed a gender bias.

Three Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans at Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans at Universities

Angela Grube will be the next dean of the College of Business at Western Carolina Univerity in Cullowhee, North Carolina. LaKeisha L. Harris has been appointed dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Colleen G. Koch will be the first woman to serve as dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Barnali Gupta Will Be the Next Dean of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University

Barnali Gupta Will Be the Next Dean of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University

Dr. Gupta currently serves as professor of economics and associate dean for curriculum in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is the first woman to hold the rank of full professor of economics at the university.

Anne Williamson to Direct the School of Public Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Anne Williamson to Direct the School of Public Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Williamson joins the University of Arkansas at Little Rock from the University of Missouri–Kansas City, where she served as the Victor and Caroline Schutte/Missouri Professor of Urban Affairs and director of the L.P. Cookingham Institute of Urban Affairs. Earlier, she taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Alabama.

The First Woman Editor in Chief of the <em>Latin American Research Review</em>

The First Woman Editor in Chief of the Latin American Research Review

Carmen Martínez-Novo, professor at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, was named the new editor in chief of the Latin American Research Review. She joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 2019 after teaching at the University of Kentucky.

University of Georgia's Alexa Lamm Honored for Agricultural Education and Communication

University of Georgia’s Alexa Lamm Honored for Agricultural Education and Communication

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology award honors outstanding achievement by a scientist, engineer, technologist or other professional working in the agricultural, environmental or food sectors for contributing to the advancement of science in the public policy arena.

Michelle Samuel-Foo of Alabama State University Wins a Major Entomological Award

Michelle Samuel-Foo of Alabama State University Wins a Major Entomological Award

Michelle Samuel-Foo, an assistant professor at Alabama State University, has been selected to receive the Founders Memorial Recognition, one of the highest nationwide honors given by the Entomological Society of America. She is the first African American to earn the award.

Michelle Samuel-Foo Elected President of the Southeastern Entomological Society of America

Michelle Samuel-Foo Elected President of the Southeastern Entomological Society of America

Dr. Samuel-Foo joined the faculty at Alabama State University in 2018. Earlier, she taught for 10 years at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. There, she conducted research on specialty crop pest management.

University of Florida's Janet Krieger Honored for Contributions to Health Education Technology

University of Florida’s Janet Krieger Honored for Contributions to Health Education Technology

Janice Krieger, a professor of advertising and the director of STEM Translational Communication Center at the University of Florida, has been selected to receive the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 2020 Technology Award.

The New President of Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale

The New President of Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale

Dr. Kress has 30 years of community college experience. Most recently, she served as the president of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. Earlier, she spent 20 years at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida.

Tara Williams Appointed Dean of the Honors College at the University of Alabama

Tara Williams Appointed Dean of the Honors College at the University of Alabama

Currently, Dr. Williams is a professor of English and associate dean who oversees the honors curriculum at Oregon State University. She joined the faculty at Oregon State in 2004. She will begin her new duties on March 1.

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for Nine 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 Florida Taste Expert to Be Honored by the American Psychological Association

University of Florida Taste Expert to Be Honored by the American Psychological Association

Linda M. Bartoshuk, the Bushnell Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition and director for psychophysical research for the Center for Smell and Taste at the University of Florida, will receive the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the American Psychological Association.