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In Memoriam: Carolyn Sundy, 1951-2020

In Memoriam: Carolyn Sundy, 1951-2020

More than 40 years ago, Dr. Sundy joined the staff at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College to head up the college’s Upward Bound program.

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

Taking on new duties are Nancy Cox at the University of Kentucky, Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin at Pennsylvania State University, Kristen H. Lagattuta at the University of California, Davis, Shatema Threadcraft at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Tammy Kahrig at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

University of Kentucky's Cheryl Matias Honored by the American Educational Research Association

University of Kentucky’s Cheryl Matias Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Professor Cheryl Matias’ research and teaching are primarily focused on racial justice in education. But, she also is committed to efforts to remove barriers in academia that often impact women, faculty of color, and mothers.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Kajal Gulati at Purdue University, Krystle Kuhs at the University of Kentucky, Gillian Ice at Ohio University, Bridget Willeford at Mississippi State University, Lindsey Gustafson at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Colette Morrow at Purdue University Northwest.

The First Woman Editor in Chief of the <em>Latin American Research Review</em>

The First Woman Editor in Chief of the Latin American Research Review

Carmen Martínez-Novo, professor at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, was named the new editor in chief of the Latin American Research Review. She joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 2019 after teaching at the University of Kentucky.

Gretchen Wells  Honored With a Mentoring Award From the American Heart Association

Gretchen Wells Honored With a Mentoring Award From the American Heart Association

Gretchen Wells is a professor of medicine and the director of the Women’s Heart Program at the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute at the University of Kentucky. She was honored for her work mentoring women cardiologists.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Named to endowed chairs are Sarah Abrevaya Stein at the University of California, Los Angeles, Pamela Hill at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Wendy Cadge at Brandeis University in Waltham Massachusetts, Brooke E. Blevins at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania.

University of Nebraska Scholar Honored by the National Association of School Psychologists

University of Nebraska Scholar Honored by the National Association of School Psychologists

Beth Doll, professor of educational psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of School Psychologists. The award recognizes outstanding school psychologists who have had a national impact on the field.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or 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.

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

A Significant Safety Issue: Women Firefighters Who Work in Gear Designed for Men

A Significant Safety Issue: Women Firefighters Who Work in Gear Designed for Men

A study finds that due to the fact that most firefighters’ gear is designed for men, women firefighters are hampered in their ability to perform their jobs under dangerous circumstances.

Mary Chandler Bolin Receives Award From the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Mary Chandler Bolin Receives Award From the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Mary Chandler Bolin hs been the director of the University of Kentucky Counseling Center since 1998. Dr. Bolin was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to campus mental health.

University of Kentucky's Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

University of Kentucky’s Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Frederick Douglass Book Prize was established in 1999 and recognizes the best book published in English on slavery, resistance or abolition. The award and a $25,000 prize are presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University.

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.

Angela Dearinger Is the New Commissioner of Public Health in Kentucky

Angela Dearinger Is the New Commissioner of Public Health in Kentucky

Dr. Dearinger is assistant dean of accreditation with the Graduate Medical Education office and an associate professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She will remain a member of the university faculty during her service to the state.

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.

New Duties for 10 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Duties for 10 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and 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.

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Colleges and 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.

University of Kentucky Scholar Named the Outstanding Community Development Educator

University of Kentucky Scholar Named the Outstanding Community Development Educator

Rosalind Harris, an associate professor in the department of community leadership and development at the University of Kentucky, has won the 2019 Outstanding Community Development Educator Award from the Community Development Society.

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven Women Faculty Members

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven Women Faculty Members

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.

Why Are Women College Athletes More Prone to Concussions Than Their Male Peers?

Why Are Women College Athletes More Prone to Concussions Than Their Male Peers?

The reasons that women athletes have nearly double the risk of concussion compared to their male counterparts are not clear. Possible factors include head and neck strength, hormonal differences, and a difference in the reporting habits of a concussion between boys and girls.

Kathie Stromile Golden Is the New Provost of Mississippi Valley State University

Kathie Stromile Golden Is the New Provost of Mississippi Valley State University

Most recently, Dr. Golden served as director of international programs and special assistant to the President’s Office at MVSU. Prior to that, she served as MVSU’s associate vice president for academic affairs.

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Linda Tropp of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Patricia Martinez of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kerry Peluso of Florida State University, Lovoria Williams of the University of Kentucky, and Lizabeth Allison of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

In Memoriam: Joan Callahan, 1946-2019

In Memoriam: Joan Callahan, 1946-2019

In 1986, Dr. Callahan joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky, where she taught philosophy for the remainder of career. There she was director of what is now the Gender and Women’s Studies Program from 1998 to 2002 and again from 2003 to 2007. She retired in 2011.

Study Finds Lack of Women Tenured Faculty at Doctoral Level Institutions

Study Finds Lack of Women Tenured Faculty at Doctoral Level Institutions

The study, led by a dean at the University of Kentucky, found that the overall number of women in faculty positions is nearing that of men. However, The results found that only 32.6 percent of tenured faculty at doctoral level institutions are women.

Eleven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Eleven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, Jennifer D. Greer, Sian Mooney, Bonnie Rush, Elizabeth Skomp, Kimberly Lawless, Andra Basu, Coleen Pugh, Adrea Lawrence, Deborah Rifenbary, and Zoe Woodell Locklear.

Notable Honors or Awards for Six Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors or Awards for Six Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

The honorees are Phyllis Worthy Dawkins of Bennett College in North Carolina, Jessica Jensen of North Dakota State University, Kim LaScola Needy of the University of Arkansas, Diana Fishbein of Pennsylvania State University, Maria Shirey of the University of Alabama at Birmingham , and Margaret Readdy of the University of Kentucky.

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.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Here is a large group of women who recently have been appointed to dean positions at educational institutions across the United States.

Three University Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three University Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Crisann McCloy, a senior financial and business analyst at the University of Kentucky, Stacy Goad Williams, a research associate professor and director of the Center for Training Transportation Professionals at the University of Arkansas, and Margaret H. Wright, Silver Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at New York University.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Nine Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Nine Women Faculty Members

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 Named University Research Professors at the University of Kentucky

Eight Women Scholars Named University Research Professors at the University of Kentucky

The eight women named research professors at the University of Kentucky are Susan Gardner, Anne Filson, Beth Rous, Donna Wilcock, Misook Chung, Patricia Rippetoe Freeman, Svetla Slavova, and Julie Cerel.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

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.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women From the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women From the Academic World

The honorees are Sandra Faber of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Abigail Latimer of the University of Kentucky, Denise Dowling of the University of Montana, Julie Barnes of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, Amy Gaffney of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and the late Carolyn Lewis Attneave of Stanford University.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rhodes, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rhodes, 1925-2019

Carolyn Rhodes was professor emerita of English and women’s studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She joined the faculty at the university in 1965 and was instrumental in the founding of the women’s studies program.