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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.

Rita Colwell Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Society for Microbiology

Rita Colwell Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Society for Microbiology

In the 1960s, Dr. Colwell was the first researcher in the U.S. to develop a computer program to analyze bacteriological data. Her life-saving contributions in the areas of global infectious diseases, water, and health have earned her numerous prestigious awards including the National Medal of Science

In Memoriam: Bernice Sigman, 1936-2024

In Memoriam: Bernice Sigman, 1936-2024

Dr. Sigman was a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she later taught pediatrics and served as associate dean for student affairs.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Positions at Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Positions at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new faculty positions at universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Study Finds Women Early-Career Scientists Significantly Less Likely to Receive Grant Funding Than Male Peers

Study Finds Women Early-Career Scientists Significantly Less Likely to Receive Grant Funding Than Male Peers

Achieving tenure is crucial for education professionals to gain academic freedom in their work and pursue research initiatives. However, a new study has found men are twice as likely as women to hold a tenured academic position in the life science fields.

Nine Women Scholars Selected for Faculty Positions

Nine Women Scholars Selected for Faculty Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new faculty 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.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Perloff, 1931-2024

In Memoriam: Marjorie Perloff, 1931-2024

Dr. Perloff was a professor emerita of English with Stanford University, where she taught for 14 years. She was a scholar of contemporary and experimental poetry, authoring over a dozen books throughout her lifetime.

In Memoriam: Ramona Edelin, 1945-2024

In Memoriam: Ramona Edelin, 1945-2024

Dr. Edelin founded the first African American studies program at Northeastern University in 1972. She is credited for helping to introduce the term “African American” into American vernacular.

In Memoriam: Lissa Jean Yogan, 1959-2024

In Memoriam: Lissa Jean Yogan, 1959-2024

Lissa Jean Yogan had a four-decades long career in higher education, including nearly 30 years as a faculty member in the department of sociology and criminology at Valparaiso University in Indiana.

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 Administrative Positions for Eight Women Professionals

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women Professionals

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.

Caltech's Shu-ou Shan Recognized for Her Research on Molecular Machines in Protein Folding

Caltech’s Shu-ou Shan Recognized for Her Research on Molecular Machines in Protein Folding

The National Academy of Science has honored Shu-ou Shan with their Award in Molecular Biology. Dr. Shan is the Altair Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology where she studies biochemistry and molecular biophysics.

In Memoriam: Catherine Ann Pierre, 1970-2023

In Memoriam: Catherine Ann Pierre, 1970-2023

Pierre arrived at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 2003 as associate editor of Johns Hopkins Magazine, becoming its editor in 2007. She then served as editorial director of the university’s central communications office, interim vice president for communications, director of communications, and senior director of integrated marketing.

Patricia Hill Collins Awarded the $1 Million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture

Patricia Hill Collins Awarded the $1 Million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture

The prize is given annually to an individual whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world. Professor Collins joined the faculty at the University of Maryland in 2005. Earlier, she was the director of the African American Center at Tufts University and spent more than 20 years on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans of Pharmacy Schools

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans of Pharmacy Schools

Rae Matsumoto has been appointed dean of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai’i Hilo. Kerry LaPlante, was named dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island and Sarah Michel has been named dean of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

National Bureau of Economic Research Creates New Working Group on Gender in the Economy

National Bureau of Economic Research Creates New Working Group on Gender in the Economy

The Working Group will take a broad approach to analyzing gender-related disparities in economic outcomes, and in studying how limited access to education, labor market opportunities, formal financial services, along with disempowering social norms and gender-biased laws and institutions, can create them.

Mississippi State University Scholar Named Editor-in-Chief of the <em>Journal of Applied Remote Sensing</em>

Mississippi State University Scholar Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Qian “Jenny” Du is the Bobby Shackouls Professor at Mississippi State University. Before joining the faculty at Mississippi State in 2004, Dr. Du was an assistant professor in the department of electrical engineering and computer science at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, from 2000 to 2004.

In Memoriam: Mary A. Kilbourne Matossian, 1930-2023

In Memoriam: Mary A. Kilbourne Matossian, 1930-2023

Mary Kilbourn Matossia was a noted historian who was an expert on Armenia. She taught for 31 years at the University of Maryland.

Eastern Oregon University Names Kelly A. Ryan as Its Next President

Eastern Oregon University Names Kelly A. Ryan as Its Next President

Dr. Ryan currently serves as the interim chancellor at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany. Before being named interim chancellor, Dr. Ryan served in several roles at the university, including executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, dean of the school of social sciences, coordinator for the department of history, and professor of history.

In Memoriam: Misti Hewatt Yang, 1979-2023

In Memoriam: Misti Hewatt Yang, 1979-2023

Since 2021, Dr. Yang served as the Mellon Assistant Professor of the Public Communication of Science and Technology at Vanderbilt University, where she taught courses such as “The Rhetoric of Technoscience,” “Public Communication of Science,” and “Ethics in Science and Technology Communication.”

In Memoriam: Karen Anne Kobolka Farber, 1949-2023

In Memoriam: Karen Anne Kobolka Farber, 1949-2023

Dr. Farber held senior executive-level university appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and California Polytechnic University Pomona. She was then appointed assistant vice chancellor of the California State University System and then associate vice chancellor for the University of Maryland System, before joining the faculty at the University of Virginia.

KerryAnn O'Meara Named Provost at Teachers College of Columbia University

KerryAnn O’Meara Named Provost at Teachers College of Columbia University

Dr. O’Meara currently serves as a professor of higher education and as special assistant to the provost for strategic initiatives, at the University of Maryland. Before joining the University of Maryland, Dr. O’Meara held academic appointments at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Scholars Provide a Blueprint for Ending the Gender Pay Gap in Organizations

Scholars Provide a Blueprint for Ending the Gender Pay Gap in Organizations

A new study by scholars at the University of Florida, the University of Maryland, and Villanova University in Pennsylvania, found that businesses can close gender pay gaps, reward high performance and improve their compensation strategy by identifying the true source of pay inequity and fairly allocating raises to the most underpaid women.

Deb Niemeier to Receive the Franklin Institute's Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

Deb Niemeier to Receive the Franklin Institute’s Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

The Bower Award, which comes with a $250,000 cash prize, honors Professor Niemeier for “pioneering the advancement and application of knowledge at the intersections among infrastructure, environment, public health, and equity through groundbreaking research on transportation systems and climate-related hazards.”

In Memoriam: Marie Smith Davidson, 1937-2022

In Memoriam: Marie Smith Davidson, 1937-2022

Dr. Davidson joined the College of Education at the University of Maryland in 1971. In 1978, she served as the acting associate dean for graduate students and research before becoming the assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs in 1982. After six years, she went on to become the executive assistant and then chief of staff to the university president, William E. Kirwan. 

In Memoriam: Catherine Ann Schuler, 1952-2022

In Memoriam: Catherine Ann Schuler, 1952-2022

Dr. Schuler did extensive field research in Finland and Russia and was considered an authority on Russian theater. She taught in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland before joining the department of women, gender, and sexuality studies in 2011.

The College of Southern Maryland in La Plata Chooses Yolanda Wilson as Its Sixth President

The College of Southern Maryland in La Plata Chooses Yolanda Wilson as Its Sixth President

Dr. Wilson has been serving as vice president of instruction at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. She has been a professor and administrator in the North Carolina and South Carolina community college systems for more than 22 years.

Anne Killen is the New Provost at the Northeast College of Health Sciences in Seneca Falls, New York

Anne Killen is the New Provost at the Northeast College of Health Sciences in Seneca Falls, New York

Dr. Killen has been with Northeast College since 2017, when she joined as vice president of academic affairs. Before coming to Northeast, she was associate vice president of the Center for Professional Studies and an assistant professor of management at Keuka College in New York.

Sylvia Trent-Adams Appointed President of the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth

Sylvia Trent-Adams Appointed President of the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth

Before joining the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 2020, Dr. Trent-Adams was Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps., then she was named Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health. Early in her career, She was a nurse officer in the U.S. Army and a research nurse at the University of Maryland.

A Check-Up on the Progress of Women in Academic Radiology

A Check-Up on the Progress of Women in Academic Radiology

In 2019, women were more than 51 percent of all students enrolling in U.S. medical schools. But women were only 27 percent of all residents in radiology. Although progress has been made, women remained vastly underrepresented in radiology faculty at U.S. medical schools.

Alison Buckley Appointed President of the State University of New York Ulster

Alison Buckley Appointed President of the State University of New York Ulster

Dr. Buckley has been serving as vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Connecticut State Community Colleges in New Britain. She previously served as associate vice president for enrollment services at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. 

Eight Women Have Been Appointed Deans at Major Universities

Eight Women Have Been Appointed Deans at Major Universities

The new deans are Susan Rivera at the University of Maryland, Robin Suzanne Poston at Southern Methodist University, Rachel Carnell at Cleveland State University, Andrea Woody at the University of Washington, Shelley Dionne at SUNY Binghamton, Nicole M. Westrick at Morgan State University, Tricia Seifert at Montana State University, and Virginia Franke Kleist at Wayne State University in Detroit.

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.

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Since 2018, Dr. Ford has been serving as dean of School of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina. Before becoming dean at Elon, she was a professor of public relations in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York.

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Ingrid Guerra-López at George Mason University in Virginia, Susan Shelangoskie at Siena Height University in Michigan, Marianne Baernholdt at the University of Virginia, Nandita Mani at the University of Massachusetts, Stephanie Shonekan at the University of Maryland, and Jolie Graybill at North Dakota State University.