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Five Women Scholars Selected for Endowed Faculty Positions

Five Women Scholars Selected for Endowed Faculty Positions

The women appointed to endowed chairs are Lea Stewart at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Connie Rogers at the University of Georgia, Sana Karam at Washington University in St. Louis, Barna Saha at the University of California, San Diego, and Réka Albert at Pennsylvania State University.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Shelley Nuss at the University of Georgia, Pamela Moye at Mercer University, Anna Graham at Pellissippi State Community College, and Charity Accurso at the University of Cincinnati.

Study Debunks Theory That Women CEOs Are More Risk-Adverse Than Male Peers

Study Debunks Theory That Women CEOs Are More Risk-Adverse Than Male Peers

Although women CEOs make less acquisitions than men overall, the study found no difference in their levels of acquisitions when they are faced with high levels of scrutiny, such as pressure from stakeholders and media attention.

In Memoriam: Dana Fox, 1957-2024

In Memoriam: Dana Fox, 1957-2024

Throughout the course of her 28 year career, Dana Fox served as a professor of English education, holding faculty appointments at the University of Georgia, the University of Arizona, George State University, and Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

New Administrative Role for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Role for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Sharon P. Pitt at Virginia Tech, Dawn Medley at Drexel University in Philadelphia, d’Andre Willis at the University of Colorado Boulder, ZeNai Brooks at Martin University in Indianapolis, Jill Stephens Walton at the University of Georgia, and Susan Thompson at the University of Oklahoma Polytechnic Institute in Tulsa.

Kelly Lambert Wins the 2023 Science Educator Award From the Society for Neuroscience

Kelly Lambert Wins the 2023 Science Educator Award From the Society for Neuroscience

The award honors neuroscientists who have made significant contributions to educating the public about neuroscience. The award announcement noted that Lambert “deftly merges best practices in education with outstanding science that makes neuroscience accessible, interesting, and fun for both her students and the community at large.”

Increased Rates of Breastfeeding May Negatively Impact Women's Economic Prospects

Increased Rates of Breastfeeding May Negatively Impact Women’s Economic Prospects

Mothers who chose to breastfeed significantly increased their time spent on child care, leading many to reduce their work hours, reduce their positions to part-time or leave the workforce entirely. And that may cause substantially lower wages and earnings down the line.

Women Judges Are Cited Less Often Than Their Male Peers

Women Judges Are Cited Less Often Than Their Male Peers

After analyzing out-of-circuit citations to a sample of more than 2,000 published federal appellate decisions from 2009 to 2016, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of Louisville, the University of Georgia, and Brigham Young University in Utah found that majority opinions written by female judges receive significantly fewer subsequent citations from other courts than those by men.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Margie Lee Wins a Prestigious Award From the American Association of Avian Pathologists

Margie Lee Wins a Prestigious Award From the American Association of Avian Pathologists

Margie Lee, associate dean for research and graduate studies at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Phibro Animal Health Excellence in Poultry Research Award which honors a scholar who has demonstrated sustained excellence in research of poultry disease and health over a period of 20 years or more.

Four Women Named to Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professorships at the University of Georgia

Four Women Named to Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professorships at the University of Georgia

The Meigs Professorship honors scholars who exemplify the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, the value placed on student learning experiences, and the central role instruction plays in the university’s mission.

How Organizations Can Boost Retainment of Pregnant Women and New Mothers

How Organizations Can Boost Retainment of Pregnant Women and New Mothers

A new study led by Samantha Paustian-Underdahl, the Mary Tilley Bessemer Associate Professor of Business Administration at Florida State University, finds that if companies and other organizations want to ensure pregnant employees and new mothers stay on their payrolls, they’d do well to offer competitive maternity benefits.

After 236 Years, the University of Pittsburgh Names Its First Woman Chancellor

After 236 Years, the University of Pittsburgh Names Its First Woman Chancellor

Since 2019, Joan T. A. Gabel was been serving as president and chief executive of the University of Minnesota System and the Twin Cities campus. From 2015 to 2019, she was the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina. Previously, she served as dean of the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business.

Suzanne Smith Appointed the Eighteenth President of SUNY-Potsdam

Suzanne Smith Appointed the Eighteenth President of SUNY-Potsdam

Dr. Smith has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Georgia Southwestern State University since July 1, 2018. She is also a tenured professor in the department of psychology and sociology. Earlier, Dr. Smith was an administrator at Washington State University Vancouver from 1997-2018.

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

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

Katherine McCulloh was named to the newly created Rebecca Blank Professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Artha Gillis will be the inaugural holder of the RNPH Board Advisors Term Chair in Psychiatry at UCLA, and Jenna Jambeck was named the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering at the University of Georgia.

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties at Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

New Duties For Five Women Scholars at State Universities

New Duties For Five Women Scholars at State Universities

Taking on new assignments are Lorena N. Lacersa at the University of Georgia, Sara D. Nelson at Iowa State University, Hongmei Li-Byarlay at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, Stacy Gee Hollins at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, and Jessica Gurevitch at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

the newly appointed deans are Anna Westerstahl Stenport at the University of Georgia, Martha Hurley at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, Heidi Appel in the Honors College at the University of Houston, Katherine L. Gantz at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Danielle Dennis at the University of Rhode Island, and Sarah Shreeves at the University of Utah.

Ashley Duggan Wins a Best Book Award From the National Communication Association

Ashley Duggan Wins a Best Book Award From the National Communication Association

Synthesizing empirical evidence and associated theoretical constructs from the literature on health/illness in close relationships, Professor Duggan’s book compares foundational assumptions of research on relational processes and research on health and illness.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Nicole Uphold at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, Emily Sarver at Virginia Tech, Juanita Johnson-Bailey at the University of Georgia, and Jennifer Ross-Wolff at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

University of Georgia Marine Scientist Wins Award for Deep-Water Ocean Exploration

University of Georgia Marine Scientist Wins Award for Deep-Water Ocean Exploration

Samantha Joye, Regents’ Professor, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, and professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia, has been honored by the Marine Technology Society and the Society for Underwater Technology.

University of Georgia Scholar Wins Award From the American Political Science Association

University of Georgia Scholar Wins Award From the American Political Science Association

Susan Brodie Haire, a professor in the department of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, is being honored for her record of service that demonstrates a career-long dedication to improving the profession through mentorship, teaching, and service.

State Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

State Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed deans are Beth Mayer-Davis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Leslee Battle at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Margaret A. Amstutz at the University of Georgia, Paula Montgomery at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Amy Ellen Schwartz at the University of Delaware, and Jenna Hyatt at Washington State University.

Women Who Identify as Feminists - and Their Daughters - Tend to Have More Positive Views of Their Body Image

Women Who Identify as Feminists – and Their Daughters – Tend to Have More Positive Views of Their Body Image

A new study, led by Analisa Arroyo, an associate professor of communications studies in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the Univerity of Georgia, finds that mothers, who identify as feminists, as well as their daughters, felt more positively about their bodies and less shame about how their bodies look than those who don’t ascribe to feminist ideals.

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments in Higher Education

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

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.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Taking on new assignments are Kanako Okuda at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Imani N. S. Munyaka at the University of California, San Diego, Debora Halbert at the University of Hawai’i System, Libby V. Morris at the University of Georgia, Phillis Isabella Sheppard at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Julie A. Furst-Bowe at Arkansas Tech University.

In Memoriam: Valerie Jean Boyd, 1963-2022

In Memoriam: Valerie Jean Boyd, 1963-2022

Valerie Boyd was an award-winning author and served as the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence and director of the master of fine arts in narrative nonfiction program at the University of Georgia.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new roles are Ruth McCelland-Nugent at Augusta University in Georgia, Marisa Anne Pagnattaro at the University of Georgia, Janice Nicholson at Mississippi State University, Danielle Dick at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Sierra Young at Utah State University.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties at Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties at Universities

The five women scholars taking on new assignments are Madhavi Kadakia at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Carla Schwan at the University of Georgia, Katherine Ankerson at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Theresa Pietsch at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, and Diane Bailey at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

In Memoriam: Shirley Ann Mathis McBay, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Shirley Ann Mathis McBay, 1935-2021

Shirley McBay enrolled in college at the age of 15. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Georgia and had a long academic career at Spelman College in Atlanta and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Three Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Three Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Anisa M. Zvonkovic has been named dean of the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Catherine Staub has been named as the next dean of the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Carolyn C. Meltzer was appointed dean of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

Cathy Cox Has Been Appointed President of Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville

Cathy Cox Has Been Appointed President of Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville

Since 2017, Cox has been serving as dean of Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia. Earlier, she was president of Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia, for 10 years. Cox served two terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and later was the first woman in the state’s history to be elected Secretary of State in Georgia.

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major 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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

Teresa MacCartney Appointed Acting Chancellor of the University System of Georgia

Teresa MacCartney Appointed Acting Chancellor of the University System of Georgia

Since 2019, MacCartney has served as executive vice chancellor for administration. In this role, she managed the university system’s day-to-day management of departments that include cybersecurity, leadership and institutional development, economic development, legal affairs, organizational effectiveness, human resources, real estate and facilities, internal audits, and safety and security.