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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 Georgia Survey Examines Employers' Support of Breastfeeding Mothers

University of Georgia Survey Examines Employers’ Support of Breastfeeding Mothers

A new study by Rachel McCardel, a doctoral student in the College of Public Health, and Heather Padilla, an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior at the University of Georgia, finds that although progress has been made, working mothers still face obstacles in obtaining quality and accessible breastfeeding resources in the workplace.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts at Major Universities

Dawn Cartee director of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Stephanie Reel, the chief information officer and vice provost for information technology at Johns Hopkins University, and Mildred Robinson, the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law are retiring.

University of Georgia Scholar Honored by the American Educational Studies Association

University of Georgia Scholar Honored by the American Educational Studies Association

Cynthia B. Dillard is the Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education in the department of educational theory and practice of the College of Education at the University of Georgia. Dr. Dillard was honored at the association’s annual conference in Baltimore earlier this month.

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina M. Harris holds the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. She joined the faculty at LSU this past summer after teaching at the University of Georgia for more than two decades.

University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Mary Frances Early

University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Mary Frances Early

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. But Mary Frances Early was the first African American to earn a degree from the University of Georgia. She was awarded a master’s degree in music education in August 1962.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

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 Administrative Appointments for Thirteen Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Thirteen Women 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.

In Memoriam: Erin Stewart Lindquist, 1975-2019

In Memoriam: Erin Stewart Lindquist, 1975-2019

Dr. Erin Lindquist first joined the faculty Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2006. She taught courses on biology and environmental sustainability.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

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.

Three Women Scholars to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

Three Women Scholars to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

The Southern Regional Council in conjunction with the University of Georgia, Piedmont College and the Georgia Center for the Book have announced three winners of the 2019 Lillian Smith Book Awards. The three winners are all women with current academic affiliations: Rachel Devlin, Virginia Eubanks, and Vanessa Siddle Walker.

Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

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

Heidi Popham Selected as the New President of Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Heidi Popham Selected as the New President of Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Dr. Popham has worked for Georgia Northwestern Technical College for the past 23 years. Originally, she was hired as the executive assistant to the president. From there, she went on to serve as director of institutional effectiveness, vice president of institutional effectiveness, and most recently, executive vice president.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Here is a large group of women who recently have been appointed to dean positions at educational institutions across the United States.

University of Georgia's Women in Science Organization Establishes the "Females First Grant" Program

University of Georgia’s Women in Science Organization Establishes the “Females First Grant” Program

The group plans to award two to three small grants per year to be used for child care while women members of the organization attend a local or regional conference.

Five Women Scholars in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Scholars in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Takinig on new roles are Irasema Coronado at Arizona State University, Amanda Gosman at the University of California, San Diego, Paula Fass at the University of California, Berkleley, Saara DeWalt at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Karen Whitehill King of the Univerity of Georgia.

Study Finds Increases in Government Contracting Leads to Decreases in Employment Opportunity for Women

Study Finds Increases in Government Contracting Leads to Decreases in Employment Opportunity for Women

According to a new study from the University of Georgia, when governments contract work out to private companies, it leads to decreases in workforce diversity, most noticeably in African American and women participation in top-level positions.

Three Women in Academia Who Have Been Chosen to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Three Women in Academia Who Have Been Chosen to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Kellie R. Casey, director of advocacy at the University of Georgia School of Law, Karen Robinson, associate professor of nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and Margaret Viebrock, director of Chelan and Douglas County extension at Washington State University.

Eight Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Eight Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Jennifer L.W. Carter of Case Western Reserve, Johnetta Betcsh Cole, former president of Spelman College, Rebecca Wright of Barnard College, Amy Blackstone of the University of Maine, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonweath, Jane Huffman of East Stroudsburg University, Megan Pfitzinger Lippe of the University of Alabama, and Mary Atwater at the University of Georgia.

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Katherine Lipari at Mills College in Oakland, California, Samantha Joye at the University of Georgia, Mary Evans of Claremont McKenna College in California, Patricia Prelock at the University of Vermont, and Melanie-Angela Neuilly at Washington State University.

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

The fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts with a desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners.

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in the Academic World

Here is a listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

A Distinguished Group of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

A Distinguished Group of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Named to fill endowed professorships are Linda Haddad at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Shelley E. Zuraw at the University of Georgia, Darcy Freedman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Nancy C. Jordan at the University of Delaware, and Jennifer Adam at Washington State University.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Named Professorships

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Named Professorships

The three women appointed to endowed chairs are Holly Rushmeier at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Usha R. Rodrigues at the University of Georgia, and Gaelyn Garrett at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kim Lee Hughes Elected President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Kim Lee Hughes Elected President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Dr. Lee Hughes currently serves as an assistant professor in the counseling department in the School of Education at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. She will begin her term as president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development in July.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Notable Honors and Awards

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Notable Honors and Awards

The honorees are Katie Ehrlich of the University of Georgia, Patricia Belton Oliver of the University of Houston, Francine Newsome Pfeiffer of Rutgers University, Nikole Bouchard of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Janet Currie of Princeton University, Huiping Zhou of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Sandra Sims of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

New Assignments in Academia for Seven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Academia for Seven Women Scholars

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.

In Memoriam: Anne Firor Scott, 1921-2019

In Memoriam: Anne Firor Scott, 1921-2019

Dr. Scott, an authority on U.S. women’s hitory, was hired as a full-time Duke University faculty member in 1961. In 1980, she became the history department chair. Dr. Scott retired from her position in 1991.

University of Georgia Debuts Exhibit On Women's Marches Held in Washington, D.C.

University of Georgia Debuts Exhibit On Women’s Marches Held in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit explores the branding of the new women’s movement, the connections it shares with historic movements for suffrage and women’s rights in the United States, and how the movement has evolved over time.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Will Be 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.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

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.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on 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.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Shelly Peper Sitton of Oklahoma State University, Chitra Nayak at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Julie Reagan at Georgia Southern University, Judith Aissen of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Amanda Murdie of the University of Georgia, and Aaron Fobian of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.