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Four Women Named to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roles in Higher Education

Four Women Named to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roles in Higher Education

The appointments to diversity positions are Tamara Clegg at the University of Maryland, Christina Runge at the University of Southern California, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán at St. Catherine University, and Kendriana Price at the University of Kentucky.

In Memoriam: Doris Wilkinson, 1936-2024

In Memoriam: Doris Wilkinson, 1936-2024

Dr. Wilkinson was a member of the University of Kentucky’s first African American undergraduate class, graduating with a degree in sociology in 1958. Nine years later, she returned to her alma mater as the university’s first Black woman to hold a full-time faculty position.

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

The women appointed to endowed faculty positions are Tiffany Messer at the University of Kentucky, April Kloxin at the University of Delaware, Michelle Olsen at Virginia Tech, and Rachel Levin at Pomona College.

Five Women Professors Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

Five Women Professors Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

The women appointed to endowed positions are Yoon Kange at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Alison Gustafson at the University of Kentucky, Rachel Rebouché at Temple University, Durba Ghosh at Cornell University, and Denise Morgan at Western Carolina University.

Six Women Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Positions

Six Women Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Positions

The appointments are Evangeline Pointer at South Carolina State University, Lisa Uherick at Virginia Tech, Katie Dickens at the University of Kentucky, Cherron Hoppes at Notre Dame de Namur University in California, Meghan McCord-Zaro at Robert Wood Johnson University, and Jill Geisler Wheeler at the University of Arkansas.

New Faculty Appointments for Seven Women Scholars

New Faculty Appointments for Seven Women Scholars

The faculty appointments are Havva Zorluel Özer at Syracuse University, Crystal Fleming at Smith College, Haleh Ardebili at the University of Houston, Kirsten Greenidge at Boston University, Karen Mainess at Loma Linda University, Cynthia Cole at the University of Kentucky, and Donica Hadley at James Madison University.

Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions

Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions

The deans are Heather Bush at the University of Kentucky, Susan Rowan at the University of Illinois Chicago, Patricia Sanchez Abril at the University of Miami, Marcilynn Burke at Tulane University, LaVonda Reed at the University of Baltimore, Jenna Shim at the University of Wyoming, Kalea Benner at Indiana University, Sheila Yeh at the University of Northern Colorado, Tracy Linderholm at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Franita Tolson at the University of Southern California, and Carol Dawnson-Rose at the University of California, San Francisco.

In Memoriam: Barbara Burns, 1941-2024

In Memoriam: Barbara Burns, 1941-2024

Dr. Burns was a member of the Duke University faculty for over three decades where she served as a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the services effectiveness research program.

New Academic Positions for Three Women Scholars

New Academic Positions for Three Women Scholars

Scholars Katherine Hartmann, Alexandra Aylward, and Anamika Dubey are taking on new roles at the University of Kentucky, the University of Nevada Reno, and Washington State University, respectively.

Donna Hedgepath Will Be the First Woman President of Wayland Baptist University

Donna Hedgepath Will Be the First Woman President of Wayland Baptist University

Current provost of Campbellsville University in Kentucky, Donna Hedgepath, has been named president of Wayland Baptist University in Texas, making her the first woman to be selected for the position.

Survey Finds Surgical Residents Face a Multitude of Obstacles in Order to Breastfeed

Survey Finds Surgical Residents Face a Multitude of Obstacles in Order to Breastfeed

In a survey, more than 40 percent of women surgical residents reported a lack of a dedicated lactation room at work. For those who did have a room to pump breast milk, 37 percent did not have an accessible place to store milk.

Nancy Johnson Is the New Leader of Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Kentucky

Nancy Johnson Is the New Leader of Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Kentucky

Dr. Johnson retired as provost of Big Sandy Community and Technical College in 2016 and has remained an active local community member. She has served president, vice president, treasurer, and board member of the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce; and president, and vice president of the Prestonsburg Chapter of Rotary International.

Seven Women Appointed to Administrative Jobs at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Appointed to Administrative Jobs 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Four Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Four Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Gladys M. Ayala at the New York University Long Island School of Medicine, Patricia Bruckenthal at the School of Nursing at Stony Brook University in New York, Danelle Stevens-Watkins at the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, and Khrystyna Sanborn at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois.

In Memoriam: Susan S. Smyth, 1965-2022

In Memoriam: Susan S. Smyth, 1965-2022

Dr. Smyth began her tenure as dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on June 1, 2021, and continue to work until a few days before her death. Before coming to the University of Arkansas, she was the chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the director of the Gill Heart and Vascular Institute at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Syracuse University's Jamie Winders Recognized by the Center for Migration Studies

Syracuse University’s Jamie Winders Recognized by the Center for Migration Studies

Dr. Winders, who is a professor of geography and associate provost for faculty affairs at Syracuse University, was honored for her contributions to the International Migration Review, the Center for Migration Studies’ flagship journal which she edited from October 2017 until June 2022.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles or Duties

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles or Duties

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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Four Women Deans

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Four Women Deans

Rosalie Mainous has been named the sixth dean of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing and Amber Kautzman was appointed interim dean of STEM Education at Jamestown Community College in New York. Holly Powell Kennedy will be the interim dean of the Yale School of Nursing and Jennifer K. Rushlow has been named dean of the newly announced Vermont School for the Environment.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Deborah Gross was appointed the Charles “Jim” and Marjorie Kade Professor of the Sciences at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Melynda J. Price has been appointed as the inaugural J. David Rosenberg Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky and Katja Seim was appointed the inaugural Sharon Oster Professor of Economics and Management at Yale University.

Five Women Academics Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Five Women Academics Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The five women appointed to name professorships are Irith Pomeranz at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Isabel Escobar at the University of Kentucky, Emily Wakild at Boise State University in Idaho, Cynthia Wolberger at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Roxane Gay at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Colleges and Universities Have Appointed Nine Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Have Appointed Nine Women Scholars to Dean Positions

The nine women appointed to dean positions are Yuqing Melanie Wu, Keren Yarhi-Milo, Akilah Carter-Francique, Deborah R. Marinski, Kimberly Griffin, Alyssa Crittenden, Kimberly White-Smith, Glenda Gillaspy, and Ana M. Franco-Watkins.

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.

University of Kentucky's Linda Dwoskin Honored for Research on Methamphetamine Use Disorders

University of Kentucky’s Linda Dwoskin Honored for Research on Methamphetamine Use Disorders

Linda Dwoskin is the senior associate vice president for research and a professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky. She has been chosen as the recipient of the 2022 Innovator Award from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.

Nikky Finney Selected to Receive the 2022 Thomas Robinson Prize for Southern Literature

Nikky Finney Selected to Receive the 2022 Thomas Robinson Prize for Southern Literature

Nikky Finney, the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina, will be honored in April by the Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

Lori Gonzalez Appointed to Lead the University of Louisville

Lori Gonzalez Appointed to Lead the University of Louisville

Lori Stewart Gonzalez was appointed interim president of the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Since April 2021, Dr. Gonzalez has served as executive vice president and provost at the university. From 2015 to 2020, Dr. Gonzalez was vice chancellor for academic, faculty, and student affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Diversity Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Diversity Positions

Taking on new duties relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion are Katrice A. Albert at the University of Kentucky, Cerri A. Banks at Syracuse University in New York, and Wanda B. Knight at Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg.

University of Kentucky Scholar Named President of the Association for Popular Music Education

University of Kentucky Scholar Named President of the Association for Popular Music Education

Martina Vasil is an associate professor of music education at the University of Kentucky. She teaches undergraduate courses in general music methods and graduate courses in music education research and popular music education. Her primary research interests are popular music education, children’s musical culture, and mentoring practices in music teacher education.

Evelyn Parrish of the University of Kentucky Is the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Evelyn Parrish of the University of Kentucky Is the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Dr. Parrish, an associate professor and the assistant dean of accreditation and strategic outcomes for the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky, will be honored at the annual conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association in Louisville in October. She is being recognized for standout clinical leadership and for providing exceptional mental health patient service and care.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Mary Anderson at the University of West Florida, Katherine Whitaker at Voorhees College in South Carolina, Ana Franco-Watkins at Auburn University in Alabama, Martha Peterson at the University of Kentucky, Allyssa L. Harris at Prairie View &AM University in Texas, Ellen Weinauer at the University of Maine, and Mona Dugo at Northwestern University in Illinois.

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Honors University of Kentucky Neuroscientist

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Honors University of Kentucky Neuroscientist

Jill Turner, an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, concentrates her research on the pharmacogenomics of addiction, which is a way of applying precision medicine to patients with substance use disorders. She focuses on creating therapy specific to the patient instead of using a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

The School Science and Mathematics Association Names Its Next Leader

The School Science and Mathematics Association Names Its Next Leader

Margaret Mohr-Schroeder is a professor of STEM Education and associate dean for clinical preparation and partnerships in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. Her term as president of the School Science and Mathematics Association will begin in 2022.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight 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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

In Memoriam: Wanda Ruth Hammack Alexander, 1938-2021

In Memoriam: Wanda Ruth Hammack Alexander, 1938-2021

Ruth Alexander was an instrumental figure in the establishment of women’s sports at the University of Florida. Under her leadership, the University of Florida was the first institution in the Southeastern Conference to field women’s intercollegiate athletics.

In Memoriam: Susan Anne Odom, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Susan Anne Odom, 1980-2021

Susan Odom, an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Kentucky, died late last month after falling on the stairs at her home in Lexington, Kentucky. She was 40 years old.

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.