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Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at 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 Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

Angela Byars-Winston, professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected to lead a committee of the National Academy of Sciences that will seek to identify the best mentoring techniques to bring more women and members of underrepresented groups into STEM fields.

Wake Forest University's Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Wake Forest University’s Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Penny Rue, vice president for campus life at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was elected board chair of NASPA, the nation’s leading organization for student affairs professionals in higher education.

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

Before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1966, Dr. Bogue taught at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the University of Western Ontario. She served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin for a quarter century before retiring in 1991.

Five Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

Five Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

The honorees are Camilla P. Benbow of Vanderbilt University, Linda Clement of the University of Maryland, College Park, Katherine Flowers of Mississippi State University, Mary M. Case of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Polina Anikeeva of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In Memoriam: Leslie Rosenberg Wolfe, 1943-2017

In Memoriam: Leslie Rosenberg Wolfe, 1943-2017

Leslie R. Wolfe was the long-time director of the Center for Women Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. She is perhaps best known for her 1989 report that exposed gender bias in the SAT college entrance examination that allegedly caused women to score lower on the test than men.

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.

Merodie Hancock Selected to Be the Fourth President of Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey

Merodie Hancock Selected to Be the Fourth President of Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey

Since 2013, Dr. Hancock has served as president of Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, New York, a campus of the State University of New York System. Earlier, Dr. Hancock was the vice president of the Global Campus of Central Michigan University.

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at State Universities

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at State 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.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia

Patsy Eubanks Owens is a professor of landscape architecture and environmental design at the University of California, Davis and Sonia Hirt is dean and professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles 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.

University of Arkansas Scholar Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

University of Arkansas Scholar Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

Lisa M. Corrigan is an associate professor in the department of communication and director of the gender studies program at the University of Arkansas. Her book explores the role of prison in the emergence of the Black Power movement.

Scholarly Study Finds a Possible Contributing Factor to the High Maternal Mortality Rate in the United States

Scholarly Study Finds a Possible Contributing Factor to the High Maternal Mortality Rate in the United States

Researchers surveyed a large group of postpartum nurses in hospitals across the country. All respondents were members of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. The researchers found that many of these nurses were not properly informed of the dangers mother face after giving birth

Women Leaders in College Sports to Honor Pat Griffin of the University of Massachusetts

Women Leaders in College Sports to Honor Pat Griffin of the University of Massachusetts

Pat Griffin, professor emerita of education at the University of Massachusetts, will be honored for outstanding achievement and dedication to the advancement of women in leadership, administration, and intercollegiate athletics.

Barbara Kline Pope Named the Next Director of the Johns Hopkins University Press

Barbara Kline Pope Named the Next Director of the Johns Hopkins University Press

The Johns Hopkins University Press, established in 1878, fields the largest journal publishing operation of any university press in the United States with more than 85 journals in a wide range of disciplines. The press also publishes about 150 new books each year.

Ten Women in Academia Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Positions

Ten Women in Academia Who Will Be Taking on New 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.

Eight Women Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Here is news of eight women scholars who have been appointed to dean positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Eight Women Assigned to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Assigned to New Administrative Positions 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.

Rita Rossi Colwell Named the Recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board

Rita Rossi Colwell Named the Recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board

The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected for New Roles or Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected for New Roles or 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.

Margee Ensign Appointed President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Margee Ensign Appointed President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

For the past seven years, Dr. Ensign has served as president of the American University of Nigeria in Yola. Before going to Africa, she served as dean of the School of International Studies and associate provost for international initiatives at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Hunter College Scholar Wins the 2016 University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize

Hunter College Scholar Wins the 2016 University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize

Lynda Klich, an assistant professor in the department of art and art history at Hunter College, won the award for her manuscript entitled The Noisemakers: Estridentismo, Vanguardism, and Social Action in Postrevolutionary Mexico (1921-1927). The book will be published by the University of California Press.

Barbara Mikulski Joins the Faculty at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

Barbara Mikulski Joins the Faculty at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

Barbara A. Mikulski holds the record as longest-tenured senator from the state of Maryland and served in the U.S. Congress longer than any woman in U.S. history. She was named a professor of public policy and adviser to the president of Johns Hopkins University.

New Administrative Positions for Five Women at American Universities

New Administrative Positions for Five Women at American Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Anna Rodriguez at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Emily Stamas at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Julie Lenzer at the University of Maryland, College Park, Laura Fine at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Renata Engel at Pennsylvania State University.

A Persisting Gender Gap in Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty Positons

A Persisting Gender Gap in Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty Positons

Women now are a significant majority of all students enrolled in higher education and all students who earn degrees. But women still do not hold anywhere near a majority of faculty positions in higher education, particularly at the higher levels.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars at Major Universities

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars at Major Universities

The honorees are Dana Priest of the University of Maryland, Rosemary Chapin at the University of Kansas, Meredith Bond at Cleveland State University, Kristen Parent at Michigan State University, Sue Crawford at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and Shelly Clevenger of Illinois State University.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments 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.

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

Taking one new assignments are Lourdes Estrada at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Cathryn R. Newton at Syracuse University in New York, Amanda Bailey at the University of Maryland, Catherine Larochelle at Virginia Tech, Keisha Bentley-Edwards at Duke University in North Carolina, and Kim Fridkin at Arizona State University.

Research Uncovers an Alarming Trend in Maternal Mortality in the United States

Research Uncovers an Alarming Trend in Maternal Mortality in the United States

According to a new study led by a demographer at the University of Maryland, of the 31 countries reporting data on maternal mortality to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States ranked 30th. Only Mexico had a higher rate of maternal mortality.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Hadley Damon, 1924-2016

In Memoriam: Marilyn Hadley Damon, 1924-2016

After graduation from college in 1945, Marilyn Damon taught at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the University of Maryland. She joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1948 and taught there until 1964.

Six Women Named to Positions as Deans

Six Women Named to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Donna Breault at Ashland University in Ohio, DeMethra LaSha Bradley at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Kathleen J. Bieschke at Pennsylvania State University, Tammi Vacha-Haase at Boise State University in Idaho, Sonia A. Hirt at the University of Maryland, and Erin O’Hara O’Connor at Florida State University.

In Memoriam: Debra Schwartz, 1956-2016

In Memoriam: Debra Schwartz, 1956-2016

Dr. Schwartz taught courses in composition and business writing at Arizona State since 2011. Earlier she was a book editor for Greenwood Press.

Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities Appointed to New Posts

Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities Appointed to New Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

West Virginia University Scholar Honored by the Organization of American Historians

West Virginia University Scholar Honored by the Organization of American Historians

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, a professor of history in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia, won the 2016 David Montgomery Award for the best book on American labor or working-class history.

In Memoriam: Susan Archer Mann, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Susan Archer Mann, 1950-2016

Dr. Mann taught at the University of New Orleans for more than 30 years. There, she was one of the founders of the women’s studies program and the University of New Orleans Women’s Center.