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Laura Godfrey Honored by the American Association of Biological Anthropologists

Laura Godfrey Honored by the American Association of Biological Anthropologists

Dr. Godfrey, professor emerita of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has conducted research in numerous areas, including primate evolution, paleobiology, functional morphology, evolutionary ecology, and extinction.

Linda Griffin Honored for Her Work in Sports Pedagogy

Linda Griffin Honored for Her Work in Sports Pedagogy

Dr. Griffin is an expert in games-centered approaches to teaching and learning sport-related games, and she applies those best practices to teaching her undergraduate courses with the goal of helping students understand the connections between contemporary sport, society, and culture.

Five Women Faculty Members in New Posts or Taking on New Duties

Five Women Faculty Members in New Posts or Taking on New Duties

The five women scholars with new assignments are Aparna Kumar at Emory University in Atlanta, Pari Riahi at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kiara Winans at Virginia Tech, Amanda Blair at South Dakota State University, and Clare Croft at the University of Michigan.

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Positions or Duties

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Positions 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.

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Duties at Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Duties at Universities

Taking on new duties are Lynne McLandsborough at the University of Massachusetts, Melanie E. Loehwing at Mississippi State University, Saida Grundy at Boston University, Linda C. Samuels at Washington University in St. Louis, Beth Belmont at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Bonnie Dow at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Taryn Loyd at the University of Arkansas.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The women appointed to endowed chairs are Mary Andrianopoulos at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lydia Lindsey at North Carolina Central University, Jill Locke at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, and Sherrilyn Ifill at the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments relating to diversity are Chloe Poston at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Tanyka M. Barber at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and E. Cheryl Ponder at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Posts Relating to Diversity

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Posts Relating to Diversity

Taking on new duties relating to diversity at universities are Bi Awosika at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dorothy Hines at the University of Kansas, Jai-Me Potter-Rutledge for the School of Public Health at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Diversity Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Diversity Positions

Sofiya Alhassan is the new associate dean for inclusion and engagement for the Graduate School of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Keona Lewis has been named assistant provost for academic diversity and inclusion at the University of Notre Dame and Heidi Tasa is the inaugural dean of global diversity and inclusion for Vincennes University in Indiana.

The Importance of Women Mentors to Undergraduate Women Students in Engineering

The Importance of Women Mentors to Undergraduate Women Students in Engineering

A new study conducted at the University of Massachusetts Amherst finds that when first-year female STEM students are mentored by women student peers, the positive ripple effect lasts throughout their undergraduate years and into their postgraduate lives, enhancing the mentee’s subjective experience as well as objective academic outcomes. 

Maureen Perry-Jenkins Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Family Studies

Maureen Perry-Jenkins Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Family Studies

Professor Perry-Jenkins’ research focuses on the ways in which socio-cultural factors such as race, gender, and social class shape work-family processes and are related to the quality of family relationships and the well-being of parents and their children.

University of Massachusetts Scholar Recognized for Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Actigraphy

University of Massachusetts Scholar Recognized for Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Actigraphy

Patty Freedson, professor emerita of kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was honored for developing and validating methods for estimating physical activity and sedentary behavior from wearable accelerometers.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

Rashanda Booker is the inaugural chief diversity officer at Fresno State University in California. Cara Takakjian has been named associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Dan’Talisha Deans was appointed the director of development for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at the University of Pittsburgh.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties at Universities

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties at Universities

Taking on new assignments are Neelam Azad at Hampton University in Virginia, Gretchen Minton at Montana State University, Amber Polk at Florida International University in Miami, Laura Vandenberg at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Adrienne Brown at the University of Chicago, and Molly Ohainie at the University of California, Berkeley.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions 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.

Julie Brigham-Grette Was Awarded the Distinguished Career Award from the American Quaternary Association

Julie Brigham-Grette Was Awarded the Distinguished Career Award from the American Quaternary Association

The Quaternary period embraces the most recent of the three periods of the Cenozoic Era which began nearly 2.6 million years ago and continues to this day. The award honors someone with a decades-long commitment to and positive impact within Quaternary science.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Endowed Professorships

The four women who have been named to endowed chairs are Cynthia E. Rogers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Jane Springer at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Joya Misra at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Kish Parella at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.

Four Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Roles as Diversity Officers

Four Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Roles as Diversity Officers

The four women who have been appointed to administrative roles relating to diversity are Rochelle D. Smith at Saint Louis University in Missouri, Jane Irungu at Utah State University, Brianna Williams at Norfolk State University in Virginia, and Alaina Macaulay at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

The six women scholars assigned new duties are Eve Blau at Harvard University, Alena Allen of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Lea VanderVelde at the University of Iowa, Angela C.M. de Oliveira at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Courtney-Savali Andrews at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, and Amy Fiedler at the University of California, San Francisco.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative responsibilities relating to diversity are Tiffany Baffour at the University of Utah, AJ Mazaris at Salem College in Winton-Salem, North Carolina, E. Cheryl Ponder at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Malika Carter at James Madson University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions

Thre three women scholars appointed to endowed positions are Elaine Ying Wang in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kimberly Gramm at Tulane University in New Orleans, and Gwendolyn Scott-Jones of Delaware State University.

Study Examines Gender Inequalities in Academic Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Study Examines Gender Inequalities in Academic Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The researchers write that “improving representation in innovation would shift the very nature of knowledge production, leading to the development of inventions aimed at improving the lives of people who have been traditionally marginalized or harmed by inventions.”

New Administrative Positions for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Nine 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.

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.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Amy B. Kweskin at Washington Univerity in St. Louis, Rachelle Feldman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Valeda F. Dent at Emory University in Atlanta, Erin Rongers at the University of Arkansas, Maria Rios at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lacey Gordon at Mississippi State University, and Melanie E. Jones at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Hired to Serve in New Administrative Positions In Higher Education

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Hired to Serve in 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.

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major 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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

Universities Appoint Three Women Scholars to Endowed Chairs

Universities Appoint Three Women Scholars to Endowed Chairs

Christine Hayes has been appointed the Sterling Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University. Dionne Danns, a professor in the School of Education at Indiana University, and Anna Nagurney, a professor in the department of operations and information management at the University of Massachusetts were also named to endowed chairs.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Names the Next Dean of Its Graduate School

University of Massachusetts Amherst Names the Next Dean of Its Graduate School

Jacqueline Urla is chair and professor of anthropology in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a linguistic and political anthropologist who has conducted long-term ethnographic research on Basque language and cultural politics.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

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

Five Universities Have Appointed Women to Dean Positions

Five Universities Have Appointed Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Rae Matsumoto at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, Desha L. Williams at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, Allison Vorderstrasse at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Heather R. Parker at Saint Leo University in Florida, and Marianne Collins at Winona State University in Minnesota.

New Administrative Appointments for Thirteen Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Thirteen 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.