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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.

Kimberly Ballard-Washington Is the New President of Savannah State University in Georgia

Kimberly Ballard-Washington Is the New President of Savannah State University in Georgia

Kimberly Ballard-Washington has served as interim president since July 2019. Earlier, she was associate vice chancellor for legal affairs for the University System of Georgia and is the former associate director of legal affairs for the flagship campus of the University of Georgia in Athens.

University of Georgia Study Finds Persisting Gender Gap in a Large Federal Government Agency

University of Georgia Study Finds Persisting Gender Gap in a Large Federal Government Agency

While women still earn about 80 cents on the dollar compared to men, one would expect that the federal government would be a leader in pay equity, But a new study led by researchers at the University of Georgia finds that women continue to be paid less than men at one of the government’s largest agencies.

New College of Florida Appoints Patricia Okker as its Next President

New College of Florida Appoints Patricia Okker as its Next President

Dr. Okker has served as dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri since 2017. She joined the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of English in 1990. From 2005 to 2011, Professor Okker chaired the English department at the university.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The five women who have been named to dean positions are Stacy Reeder at the Univerity of Oklahoma, Linda Plank at Baylor University in Texas, Amy Schweinle at the Univerity of South Dakota, Joanna Grabski at Arizona State University, and Sonia Altizer at the University of Georgia.

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Dr. Whitten has served as president of Kennesaw State University in Georgia since 2018. From 2014 to 2018, she was provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier in her career, Dr. Whitten was dean of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.

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

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine 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.

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McBee, 1924-2021

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McBee, 1924-2021

Dr. McBee held many positions at the University of Georgia including dean of women and vice president of academic affairs. She also served as an associate professor of psychology and an associate professor of higher education.

Paid Maternal Leave Has Long-Term Health Benefits for Women Who Receive It

Paid Maternal Leave Has Long-Term Health Benefits for Women Who Receive It

The results of a study of a large group of women who gave birth in the late 1970s showed that women who were given paid maternal leave had lower blood pressure, a lower body mass index, lower cholesterol levels, were less likely to smoke, and more likely to exercise when they reached the age of 40.

Antoinette Landor of the University of Missouri Wins Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Antoinette Landor of the University of Missouri Wins Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Antoinette Landor, associate professor in the department of human development and family science in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri, was recently named the 2020 Undergraduate Research Mentor by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Laurie Owen at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, Peggy Keiper at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Lori Martin at Louisiana State University, Diane Marie Amann at the University of Georgia, and Stacy L. Leeds at Arizona State University.

New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on New roles are Stephanie Coleman at East Carolina University, Agnessa Vartanova at the University of Colorado, Erin Hedlun at Evangel University in Missouri, Mary Jo Daniel at the University of New Mexico, Lily E. West at the University of Virginia, and Nontalie Morrow at the University of Georgia.

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

The Franklin H. Williams Award recognizes ethnically diverse Peace Corps volunteers who have returned from their assignments and have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to civic engagement, service, diversity, inclusion, and world peace.

New Administrative Appointments for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Seven 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.

Women's Political Leanings Impact Their Responses to Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

Women’s Political Leanings Impact Their Responses to Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

A new study by Alexa Bankert, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Georgia, found that liberal women – when experiencing discrimination – turn toward direct political action like volunteering for a campaign, while conservative women do not show a similar increase in their political engagement.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The three women scholars appointed to endowed chairs are Sally Walker in Geology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the Univerity of Georgia, Becky Barlow in the School of Forestry at Auburn University in Alabama, and Carole Boyce Davies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

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.

New Positions or Roles for Eight Women Scholars in Higher Education

New Positions or Roles for Eight Women Scholars 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.

Daughters of Feminist Women Have a Significant Positive Influence on Their Mothers' Psyche

Daughters of Feminist Women Have a Significant Positive Influence on Their Mothers’ Psyche

A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia and the University of Kansas finds that not only do feminist mothers have more self-assured feminist daughters, their young adult daughters’ voices have a significant, positive psychological influence on their mothers.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Universities

The five women scholars taking on new assignments are Melanie K. Prusakowski at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Cheryl Holder at Florida International University, Ashley Steffens at the University of Georgia, Kim Warren at the University of Kansas, and Camille Wilson at the University of Michigan.

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.

Carol A. Watson of the University of Georgia Honored by the American Association of Law Libraries

Carol A. Watson of the University of Georgia Honored by the American Association of Law Libraries

Carol A. Watson, director of the Law Library at the University of Georgia, has received the American Association of Law Libraries’ Hall of Fame Award. Established in 2009, this honor recognizes association members who have made significant, substantial and long-standing contributions to the profession of legal information management.

New Administrative Positions for Women at Seven Universities

New Administrative Positions for Women at Seven 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.

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.

A Dozen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women 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.

New Administrative Appointments for Seven Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments 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.

Cynthia Dillard Wins Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Foundations of Education

Cynthia Dillard Wins Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Foundations of Education

Each year, the award is presented by the American Educational Studies Association to an individual “who has published significantly influential works, excels in mentorship, provides leadership and growth to the academic field and has a reputation in educational foundations.”

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.