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

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

Taking on new faculty assignments are Jodi Byrd at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Liza Comita at Yale University School of the Environment, Stacy Creel at the University of Southern Mississippi, Michelle Scherer at the University of Iowa, and Beth Wahler at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Celine Parreñas Shimizu at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Amanda Thein at the University of Iowa, Danica Hays at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Debra J. Barksdale at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Molly Gribb at Bradley University in Illinois, and Deborah LaVine at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the first time in its history, the University of Michigan has named an academic building to honor a woman. The building that houses the Life Sciences Institute, a hub for bioscience research, will be known as Mary Sue Coleman Hall. Dr. Coleman was president of the university from 2002 to 2014.

University of Iowa Names Barbara J. Wilson as its Next President

University of Iowa Names Barbara J. Wilson as its Next President

Since 2016, Dr. Wilson has served as executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs for the University of Illinois System. Earlier at the University of Illinois, she served as the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and as head of the department of communication.

In Memoriam: Frances Degen Horowitz, 1932-2021

In Memoriam: Frances Degen Horowitz, 1932-2021

Dr. Horowitz served as president of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York from 1991 to 2005. Earlier, Dr. Horowitz distinguished herself as a developmental psychologist and administrator at the University of Kansas.

Five Universities That Have Appointed Women to Dean Posts

Five Universities That Have Appointed Women to Dean Posts

The new deans are Rhonda M. Gonzales at the Univerity of Denver, Yvonne Gaudelius at Pennsylvania State University, Sara Sanders at the University of Iowa, Christina Christie at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Denise Stephens at the University of Oklahoma.

University of Virginia Scholar Wins the 2021 Rilke Prize Awarded to a Mid-Career Poet

University of Virginia Scholar Wins the 2021 Rilke Prize Awarded to a Mid-Career Poet

Since 2012, the University of North Texas’s department of English has awarded the annual Rilke Prize to recognize exceptional artistry and vision by a mid-career poet. The prize is named after the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926).

Jessica McHugh to Lead the Children and Youth Section of the American Occupational Therapy Association

Jessica McHugh to Lead the Children and Youth Section of the American Occupational Therapy Association

Jessica McHugh is an assistant professor in the department of occupational therapy at the University of South Dakota. Dr. McHugh’s teaching is focused on pediatrics and early interventions. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she conducts research in pediatric neurodevelopment and issues related to vision and youth occupations.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Major Universities

Taking on new roles in diversity equity and inclusion are Valeria J. Martinez at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Elizabeth Tovar at the University of Iowa, and Anju Reejhsinghani at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wake Forest University Appoints Susan R. Wente as Its Fourteenth - and First Woman - President

Wake Forest University Appoints Susan R. Wente as Its Fourteenth – and First Woman – President

Currently, Dr. Wente serves as provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She has been on the Vanderbilt faculty since 2002. Dr. Wente began her teaching career at Washington University’s School of Medicine.

Modern Language Association Presents Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award to Susan Gubar

Modern Language Association Presents Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award to Susan Gubar

Professor Gubar created groundbreaking works of feminist criticism that uncovered a female literary tradition previously obscured within a traditionally male literary universe.

Montserrat Fuentes Will Be the Next President of St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas

Montserrat Fuentes Will Be the Next President of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas

Dr. Fuentes has been serving as professor of statistics and executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa. Earlier, she served on the faculty at North Carolina State University and was dean of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Flagship State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Flagship State Universities

Amy Kristof-Brown was appointed dean of the College of Business at the Univerity of Iowa. Camellia Okpodu was appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming and Adrian Parr will be the next dean of the College of Design at the University of Oregon.

Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

Dr. Hill currently serves as dean of the College and professor of English and Africana studies at the university. Prior to joining Washington and Lee, Hill was associate vice president and interim chief diversity officer at the University of Iowa, where she was an associate professor of English and African American studies.

University of Chicago's Eve Ewing Honored at the Iowa City Book Festival

University of Chicago’s Eve Ewing Honored at the Iowa City Book Festival

Eve Ewing is an assistant professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. The Paul Engle Prize honors writers who demonstrate a pioneering spirit in the world of literature and a commitment to engaging with the issues of the day.

Cynthia Nances Named Chair-Elect of the the American Bar Foundation Fellows

Cynthia Nances Named Chair-Elect of the the American Bar Foundation Fellows

The foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization with a mission to expand knowledge and advance justice through innovative, interdisciplinary, and rigorous empirical research on law, legal processes, and legal institutions. Professor Nance holds an endowed chair and is the former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

The four women appointed to dean positions are Sara Sanders at the University of Iowa, Carmenita D. Higginbotham at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Linda Nichols at the University of Louisnana at Lafayette, and Loury Ollison Floyd at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at American 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.

In Memoriam: Helen Pittas Damico, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Helen Pittas Damico, 1931-2020

Helen Damico was professor emerita of medieval language and literature at the University of New Mexico. A native of Greece, she taught at the university for 31 years.

Kristin Sobolik Is the New Chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Kristin Sobolik Is the New Chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Dr. Sobolik has served as interim chancellor since last September. Before being named interim chancellor last fall, Dr. Sobolik served as provost and executive vice chancellor at the St. Louis campus since 2017. In 2013, she was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

In Memoriam: Denise Michelle Chapman Montgomery, 1959-2020

In Memoriam: Denise Michelle Chapman Montgomery, 1959-2020

Dr. Montgomery was the founding dean of the College of Health Sciences at Alabama State University. Earlier in her career, she taught at Langston University in Oklahoma and Florida A&M University.

Princeton University Scholar Earns the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

Princeton University Scholar Earns the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

Yiyun Li, professor of creative writing at Princeton, is being honored. The award is given to the author of a book-length work of any genre for its originality, merit, and impact, and that has broken new ground by reshaping the boundaries of its form and signaling strong potential for lasting influence.

Debra Schwinn to Be the Ninth President of Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida

Debra Schwinn to Be the Ninth President of Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida

Dr. Schwinn has served as associate vice president for medical affairs, dean of the Carver College of Medicine, and professor of anesthesiology, pharmacology, and biochemistry at the University of Iowa. She earned a medical degree at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Three Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at State Universities

Harriet B. Nembhard was appointed dean of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. Mari Castañeda has been named dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Northern Colorado has appointed SherRhonda Gibbs as dean of its College of Business.

Hollins University Associate Professor and Novelist Jessie van Eerden Wins Fiction Award

Hollins University Associate Professor and Novelist Jessie van Eerden Wins Fiction Award

Jessie van Eerden, associate professor of creative writing at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction. The award recognizes daring, original, and innovative writing.

In Memoriam: Jane Whitaker Mead, 1958-2019

In Memoriam: Jane Whitaker Mead, 1958-2019

For many years Jane Mead, an accomplished poet and educator, served as poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In 1973, Dr. Lynch joined the faculty at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She taught biology there for almost 20 years. In 1992, Dr. Lynch accepted an appointment as dean of the Graduate School, vice chancellor for research, and professor of ecological and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Boise State University's Emily Ruskovich Wins the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award

Boise State University’s Emily Ruskovich Wins the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award

Emily Ruskovich, an assistant professor in the department of theatre, film, and creative writing at Boise State University, was honored for her novel Idaho. The award is given by the Dublin, Ireland city council and comes with a prize of 100,000 euros.

Tayari Jones Wins Women's Prize for Fiction for Her Book, <em>An American Marriage</em>

Tayari Jones Wins Women’s Prize for Fiction for Her Book, An American Marriage

Professor Jones serves as a professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. An American Marriage tells the story of Celestial and Roy, two Black newlyweds whose pursuit of the American dream is violently interrupted when Roy is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

Four Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

The four women faculty members in new roles are Karen B. Gaskill at Catawba College in North Carolina, Claire Gmachi at Princeton University in New Jersey, Kelli V. Randall at Lingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, and Tammie Walker at the University of Iowa.

Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State-Operated Universities

Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State-Operated Universities

Nancy Niemi has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Montserrat Fuentes has been named executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa.

Rachelle Karstens Appointed the Eleventh President of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa

Rachelle Karstens Appointed the Eleventh President of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa

President Karstens came to Briar Cliff University in May 2017 as chief of staff to the university’s president. When the university’s president resigned two months later, Karstens was named interim president. She has now been appointed to the position on a permanent basis.

Deans by the Dozen: Twelve Women Appointed to New Positions

Deans by the Dozen: Twelve Women Appointed to New Positions

Twelve college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.