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Four Women Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Officers at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Officers at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties relating to diversity are Alesia LeSane at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Amanda Ybarra at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington, Nkenge Friday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Jamila Jefferson-Jones at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Adding More Active Learning Spaces Can Increase Retention of Women in Undergraduate STEM Programs

Adding More Active Learning Spaces Can Increase Retention of Women in Undergraduate STEM Programs

A study conducted at the University of Kansas found that the vast majority of undergraduate students who wanted to take classes in active learning spaces were women. The study found that those who participate in active learning classrooms are the most likely to succeed and go on to graduate-level study. But active learning space classes are limited.

Three Women Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors at the University of Kansas

Three Women Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas has announced that five faculty members have been elevated to the rank of Distinguished Professor. Three of those appointed Distinguished Professors are women: Sharon Billings in ecology and evolutionary biology, Marta Caminero-Santangelo in English, and Lisa Wolf-Wendel in educational leadership and policy studies.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

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.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Administrative Positions

Taking on new jobs are Dyann Margolis at the University of Cincinnati, Monique Michelle Dozier at the University of California, Riverside, Heather Christophersen at the University of Notre Dame, Nakita Haynie at the University of Kansas, Allison Morgan Bryant at Howard University, Tina Mammone at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Edvige Jean-François at Georgia State University.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Kelli Mosteller at Harvard University, Roshaunda Ross-Orta at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jaci Lindburg at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas, Patricia M. Lampkin at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Julie K. Wood at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Emily Witt of the University of Kansas

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Emily Witt of the University of Kansas

The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize from the Association of Women in Mathematics grants a midcareer mathematician a residential fellowship in the Cornell University mathematics department without teaching obligations.

Six Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Six Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos at Seattle University, Irene at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Aisha Jackson at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Sydney Pursel at the University of Kansas, Kimberly Kvaal at the University of Puget Sound, and Kawanna Leggett at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative assignments are Karen Tumlinson at Central College in Pella, Iowa, Karen Tumlinson at the University of Washington, Angela B. Abraham at the University of Massachusetts, Gina Wyant at the University of Kansas, Amanda DuBose at Syracuse University in New York, and Xeturah Woodley at Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Janet Gooch Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Illinois Springfield

Janet Gooch Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Illinois Springfield

Dr. Gooch has been executive vice president and provost at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, since 2017. She has been an administrator and member of the faculty at the university since 1995. She is a professor in the department of communication disorders and served as dean of the Health Sciences and Education.

JuliAnn Mazachek Selected to Be the Next President of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas

JuliAnn Mazachek Selected to Be the Next President of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas

Dr. Mazachek has been serving as vice president for academic affairs, chief academic officer, and associate professor at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She joined the faculty there in 1992. Since 2002, she has also served as president and CEO of the Washburn University Foundation.

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State's Carrie Pettus

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State’s Carrie Pettus

Carrie Pettus, associate professor, executive director, and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, received the 2022 Social Policy Researcher Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. Dr. Pettus was honored for her notable research contributions to criminal justice policy reform.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

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.

In Memoriam: Margaret L. Crist

In Memoriam: Margaret L. Crist

Margo Crist served as assistant director of libraries at the Univerity of Michigan from 1990 to 1997. Then she was appointed director of libraries at the University of Massachusetts.

Neeli Bendapudi Has Been Selected as the Next President of Pennsylvania State University

Neeli Bendapudi Has Been Selected as the Next President of Pennsylvania State University

When she takes office in the spring, Dr. Bendapudi will be the university’s nineteenth president and the first woman to hold the position. Dr. Bendapudi has been serving as president of the University of Louisville since May 15, 2018. Earlier, Dr. Bendapudi was executive vice chancellor and provost at the flagship campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

The First Woman to Win Sandia National Laboratories' International Meshing Roundtable Fellow Award

The First Woman to Win Sandia National Laboratories’ International Meshing Roundtable Fellow Award

Suzanne Shontz is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas. Mesh generation — or meshing — is the mathematical and computational process of building items out of many shapes. It is used for simulation analysis and rendering models in the fields of engineering, medicine, and even fashion — leading to a better understanding of structures and processes.

Increased Access to Collaborative Learning Classrooms Could Help Close the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

Increased Access to Collaborative Learning Classrooms Could Help Close the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

A new study from researchers at the University of Kansas found women preferred active learning classrooms as opposed to traditional lectures. Increased accessibility to such learning environments could be a key to ensuring there are welcoming places for women where they can engage with instructors and peers while they learn, stay enrolled, and move on to careers in STEM fields.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten 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.

The American Society for Cell Biology Honors Donna Ginther of the University of Kansas

The American Society for Cell Biology Honors Donna Ginther of the University of Kansas

Donna Ginther, the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas, is being recognized for “leadership in alerting the scientific community to the serious problem of racial inequity in research funding at the NIH and continuing to call for change.” She will be honored at the society’s annual convention in December.

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

The four women appointed to diversity posts are Angela Marquez at the Community College of Aurora in Colorado, Natara Gray at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas, and Randi Congleton at the University of Pittsburgh.

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

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

Taking on new titles or assignments are Kerstin Perez at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M. Suzanne Lang at Michigan State University, Jeanette Wing at Columbia University in New York, Dorothy E. Hines at the University of Kansas, Srah Rifky at Virginia Commonwealth University, Christine Rapp Prescott at New York University, and Trimiko Melancon at Michigan State University

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Chairs of Their Academic Departments

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Hui Cai was named chair of the department of architecture at the University of Kansas and Reeta Rao has been appointed interim head of the department of biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Machelle Pardue is the new chair of biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University and Constance Vale is leading undergraduate architecture at Washington University in St. Louis.

In Memoriam: Judith Ann Dellinger Kasper, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Judith Ann Dellinger Kasper, 1949-2021

Dr. Kasper joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 1987 and was promoted to full professor in 1999. Professor Kasper was perhaps best known for a National Health and Aging Trends Study that conducts annual in-person interviews with 8,000 older Americans garnering data on late-life disability trends for use by researchers around the country.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The women recently hired to diversity positions are Elaina Sutley in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas, Tashiana Bryant-Myrick at the California Institute of Technology, and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.

New Faculty Assignments, Duties, or Ranks for Seven Women Scholars in Academia

New Faculty Assignments, Duties, or Ranks for Seven Women Scholars in Academia

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.

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.

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.

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at American Universities

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at American 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.

Vanderbilt University's Jerri Rook Honored for Her Work on Drug Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease Patients

Vanderbilt University’s Jerri Rook Honored for Her Work on Drug Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

As director of in vivo and behavioral pharmacology at the Vanderbilt University Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, Rook’s research focus over the past 10 years has been on developing treatments for the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

University of Utah Leader to Become President of Strada Impact in April

University of Utah Leader to Become President of Strada Impact in April

Ruth V. Watkins, president of the University of Utah since 2018, announced that she has accepted a position as president of Strada Impact, where she will drive Strada Education Network’s national research, philanthropy, policy, and thought leadership with the goal of improving students’ access to college, degree completion and career connections.

Northwestern University Study Examines Men and Women's Perceptions of the Ultra-Thin Body Type

Northwestern University Study Examines Men and Women’s Perceptions of the Ultra-Thin Body Type

The authors conclude that “men do not find the ultra-thin body ideal for women as attractive as women believe men do. These gender-based misconceptions may contribute to the negative effects of viewing ultra-thin media images on women’s body image.”

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars 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 or have been assigned new duties.

American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of Kristin Bowman-James

American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of Kristin Bowman-James

Kristin Bowman-James, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, will be the recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry. She is only the second woman to receive the award since its inception in 1962.