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New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 11 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: Toni Kay Johnson, 1956-2016

In Memoriam: Toni Kay Johnson, 1956-2016

Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2005 and was promoted to associate professor in 2012. Before joining the University of Kansas faculty, Dr. Johnson taught in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.

Four Women Executives in Higher Education Are Leaving Their Posts

Four Women Executives in Higher Education Are Leaving Their Posts

The four women stepping down from administration positions are Monica C. Barrett at Rutgers University, Iris E. Harvey at Kent State University, Theresa Gordzica at the University of Kansas, and Debbie Harmison White at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Iowa State University Announces Finalists for Senior Vice President of Student Affairs

Iowa State University Announces Finalists for Senior Vice President of Student Affairs

One of the three finalists for the position is a woman. Lori Ressor is vice president for student affairs at the University of North Dakota. She has served in this position since 2011.

New Administrative Posts for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Anne Ehrlich at Knox College, Leisa Julian at the University of Kansas, Allyson Cannon at West Virginia University, Kathy Barnard at the University of Idaho, Johnese Spisso at UCLA, and Clothilde Hewlett at the University of California, Berkeley.

In Memoriam: Patricia A. Howard, 1951-2015

In Memoriam: Patricia A. Howard, 1951-2015

Patricia Howard was a professor and vice chair in the department of pharmacy practice at the University of Kansas and a professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She taught at the university for 32 years.

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees are Padma Raghavan at Vanderbilt University, Elizabeth Canning at the College of the Holy Cross, Julie Hooper at the University of California, Berkeley, Precious Porras at the University of Kansas, and Connie Merriman at Old Dominion University.

Sally McRorie Appointed Provost at Florida State University

Sally McRorie Appointed Provost at Florida State University

Since December 2014, Dr. McRorie has been interim provost at Florida State University. Previously, Dr. McRorie was vice president for faculty development and advancement at the university.

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at U.S. Universities

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at U.S. Universities

The scholars taking on new assignments are Jeralynn S. Cossman of West Virginia University, Mary C. Banwart at the University of Kansas, Emily Hammer at West Texas A&M University, Candis Pizzetta at Jackson State University, Cynthia Brok at the University of Wyoming, and Susannah J. Ural at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Jamel Santa Cruze Bell to Lead Eureka College in Illinois

Jamel Santa Cruze Bell to Lead Eureka College in Illinois

The board of trustees of Eureka College in Illinois has named Jamel Santa Cruze Bell as interim president of the educational institution, effective July 1, 2016. She currently serves as vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives.

University of Kansas Scholars Assess the Status of Women in U.S. Army Special Forces

University of Kansas Scholars Assess the Status of Women in U.S. Army Special Forces

Scholars at the University of Kansas, in conjunction with the Women’s Foundation and Army Research Institute, have released the results of Project Diane, which assessed the status of women in the Special Operations units of the American military.

Bernadette Gray-Little Named Board Chair at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities

Bernadette Gray-Little Named Board Chair at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities

The Association of Public Land-grant Universities is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 238 public research universities and land-grant institutions. Dr. Gray-Little has been chancellor of the University of Kansas since 2009.

The Founding Dean of the Medical School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Founding Dean of the Medical School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Barbara Atkinson, a professor emerita at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, has spent the past 18 months as planning dean at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In this role she has hired faculty and staff, raised funds, and developed curriculum.

Seven Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Seven Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Taking on new roles are Tameka E. Lester at Georgia State, Paula Grammas at the University of Rhode Island, Althema Etzioni at Tuskegee University, Karrie Shogren at the University of Kansas, Amber McLendon at Campbell University, Leslie Greenberg at the University of Nevada, and Alicia Kae Koger at the University of Oklahoma.

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women 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.

University of Kansas Establishes a New Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

University of Kansas Establishes a New Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

The new center will employ a director and two educators who will provide violence awareness and risk reduction programming related to sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and bystander intervention.

One Woman Among Four Candidates for Dean of the University of Kansas Libraries

One Woman Among Four Candidates for Dean of the University of Kansas Libraries

A field of four candidates has been announced for the post of Dean of the University of Kansas Libraries. Only one is a woman. Christine Avery is the senior director of Commonwealth Campus Libraries and Strategic Projects at Pennsylvania State University.

Three Women Are Finalists for Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kansas

Three Women Are Finalists for Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kansas

The candidates are Ruth Ann Atchley, a professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, Anne L Birberick, a vice provost at Northern Illinois University, and DeAngela Burns-Wallace an assistant vice provost at the University of Missouri.

Study Finds That Women in Academic Medicine Have to "Manage Their Femininity"

Study Finds That Women in Academic Medicine Have to “Manage Their Femininity”

A new study presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Sociological Association by Emily Jones, a Ph.D. student in sociology at the University of Kansas, has found that women tend to mask their gender in order to succeed in academic medicine.

Research Finds Women Were Disproportionately Quarantined for Venereal Diseases in Early 1900s

Research Finds Women Were Disproportionately Quarantined for Venereal Diseases in Early 1900s

New research by Nicole Perry, a Ph.D. student in sociology at the University of Kansas, documents that that low-income women were disproportionately quarantined in prisons to prevent the further spread of venereal diseases in the post-World War I period.

Nineteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nineteen Women 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.

Explaining the Gender Gap in Some STEM Fields: Lower Mathematics Training in K-12 Years

Explaining the Gender Gap in Some STEM Fields: Lower Mathematics Training in K-12 Years

A new analysis of scores on the Graduate Record Examination shows that women are not as well-trained in mathematics as men and this alone explains the large gender gap in STEM fields where mastery of mathematics is essential.

Ten Women in New Teaching Roles at U.S. Higher Education Institutions

Ten Women in New Teaching Roles at U.S. Higher Education Institutions

The 10 women with new faculty assignments are Rasha Ahmed, Paula P. Schnurr, Carleen Maitland, Jonda C. McNair, Beth Ann Clayton, Susan Strome, Nicole Hodges Persley, Carrie Kitko, Cerasela Zoica Dinu, and Shaunna Scott.

The Earnings Boost From a College Degree Benefits Men More Than Women

The Earnings Boost From a College Degree Benefits Men More Than Women

Researchers at the University of Kansas found that lifetime earnings for men with a college degree, including those with a graduate degree, were $1,130,000 more than for men who only graduated from high school. For women the comparable figure was $792,000.

Historian Examines the Role of Women Guards in Nazi Concentration Camps

Historian Examines the Role of Women Guards in Nazi Concentration Camps

Women guards at Nazi concentrations camps have been portrayed as highly cruel and sadistic, even more so than male guards. But research shows that this perception may not be accurate and may have more to do a different expectation of women in terms of behavior.

New Administrative Posts for 22 Women at U.S. Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for 22 Women at U.S. 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 Roles for 19 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for 19 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.

A Dozen Women Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Kansas

A Dozen Women Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas has announced the promotion of 30 faculty members to the rank of full professor. Of the 30 faculty members who were promoted to full professor, 12 are women.

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Nicole Tami, Evelyn A. Edney, Barbara Will, MaryAnne Young, Teesa Brunson, Ellen Granberg, Ann Ardis, Precious Porras, and Jacqueline Higgs Caldwell.

Independent Book Publishers Association Honors University of Kansas' Barbara Kerr

Independent Book Publishers Association Honors University of Kansas’ Barbara Kerr

Barbara A. Kerr, the Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas, received was honored by the Independent Book Publishers Association for her book Smart Girls in the 21st Century.

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women in Higher Education

The nine women who have been appointed to administrative posts at colleges and universities are Carrie Okinaga, Celina Clarich Polanco, Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Elisabeth Medvedow, Beth Winkelstein, Elizabeth Smith, Alice Holland, Nicole Gibbs, and Heidi L. Tracey.

Sheila Bair Named the 28th President of Washington College

Sheila Bair Named the 28th President of Washington College

Sheila Bair served as chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation fro 2006 to 2011. Earlier, she was Dean’s Professor of Financial Regulatory Policy in the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She will be first woman president of Washington College.

Three Women in Top-Level Posts in Higher Education Announce Their Retirements

Three Women in Top-Level Posts in Higher Education Announce Their Retirements

Sally Roberts, an associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Education, Patricia C. Donohue, president of Mercer County Community College in New Jersey, and Denise A. Roche, president of D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, are all stepping down.

Five Women Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women appointed to new administrative positions are Jennifer deHart at Unity College, Kerry Chaplin at Vassar College, Erica J. Hashimoto at the University of Georgia, Evelyn Gaiser at Florida International University, and Kelli Thomas at the University of Kansas.

Six Women Appointed to New Teaching Posts

Six Women Appointed to New Teaching Posts

The six women in new posts are Jane Kamensky at Harvard University, Melanie Shepherd at Misericordia University, Jennifer F. Hamer at the University of Kansas, Kristina Kleutghen at Washington University, Trudier Harris at the University of Alabama, and Marketa Marvanova at North Dakota State University.