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Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Dean Positions

Appointed to dean posts are Carey Busch at Ohio University, Janice Naegele at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Eboni Nelson at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Maria Donoghue Velleca at the College of William and Mary, and Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachuhsetts at Amherst.

Ximena Zúñiga Received the Lifetime Achievement Award From the American College Personnel Association

Ximena Zúñiga Received the Lifetime Achievement Award From the American College Personnel Association

Ximena Zúñiga, professor of social justice education in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was the recipient of the College Student Educators International Lifetime Achievement Award.

Katherine Douglas Is the New Leader of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York

Katherine Douglas Is the New Leader of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York

Dr. Douglas has worked in community college education for more than 40 years and was most recently president at Corning Community College in Steuben County, New York. She retired in June 2019 after eight years as president of that college.

Three Women Scholars From Flagship State Universities to Receive Franklin Institute Awards

Three Women Scholars From Flagship State Universities to Receive Franklin Institute Awards

The honorees are Barbra Partee, a professor emerita of linguistics and philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Monica G. Turner, the Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Margaret M. Murnane, a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Laetitia La Follette Is the New President of the Archaeological Institute of America

Laetitia La Follette Is the New President of the Archaeological Institute of America

Laetitia La Follette is an associate professor and chair of the department of history of art and architecture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has taught at the university since 1987. Dr. La Follette specializes in the physical culture of the ancient Mediterranean and the protection of cultural heritage.

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.

Research Finds That Mental Health Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Should Be Different for Men and Women

Research Finds That Mental Health Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Should Be Different for Men and Women

A study led by Elizabeth Evans, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, concludes that gender-tailored methods to address the harmful mental health effects of childhood adversity may help alleviate the current opioid crisis and make treatment more effective.

Three Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at State Universities

Harriet B. Nembhard was appointed dean of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. Mari Castañeda has been named dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Northern Colorado has appointed SherRhonda Gibbs as dean of its College of Business.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

The five women are Kim Booker in the College of Business at Oklahoma State University, Tonya Butler at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Victoria Sancho Lobis at Pomona College in Claremont, California, Reann LeBlanc at the University of Massachusetts, and Lisa Lesch Palmer at George Washington University.

Study Finds a Persistent Gender Pay Gap in Federal Scientific Departments and Agencies

Study Finds a Persistent Gender Pay Gap in Federal Scientific Departments and Agencies

The results showed that in the agencies based on physical sciences and engineering – the sciences culturally framed as more masculine – the researchers found that more of the pay gap can be attributed to inequalities within jobs, or “within-job discrimination,” so that men are paid more than women in the exact same jobs at the same agency locations. I

Professor Paula Pietromonaco Wins Award From the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Professor Paula Pietromonaco Wins Award From the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Dr. Pietromonaco, professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, focuses her research on how basic psychological processes that arise in the context of people’s close relationships such as dating and marital relationships might impact relationship outcomes as well as emotional and physical health over time.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Ruchi Amin of East Carolina University, Karen Giuliano of the University of Massachusetts, Maria Narayani Lasala-Blanco of Arizona State University, Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Rita Dove of the University of Virginia, and Meredith Neville-Shepard of the University of Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Tracie Gibson

In Memoriam: Tracie Gibson

Dr. Gibson joined the staff at the University of Massachusetts in 2017. Before coming to Amherst, Dr. Gibson served on the faculty at the University of Texas-Permian Basin and later at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine 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.

New Report Documents the Persistence of a Gender Pay Gap at Federal Scientific Agencies

New Report Documents the Persistence of a Gender Pay Gap at Federal Scientific Agencies

The study found that the pay gaps at organizations such as NOAA and the DOE — agencies focused on traditionally masculine fields such as engineering and physical sciences — were largely the result of men being paid more than women for the same jobs.

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties 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.

Benevolent Sexism at Work Can Negatively Impact New Mothers' Decisions to Return to Their Jobs

Benevolent Sexism at Work Can Negatively Impact New Mothers’ Decisions to Return to Their Jobs

Overall, the authors found that “helpful” behavior at work – regardless of whether the women thought of it as helpful or harmful to their productivity — ultimately made them feel worse about themselves and their workplace abilities and this impacted their plans on returning to the workforce after giving birth.

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.

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are MiYoung Kwon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Leykia Nulan at the University of Massachusetts, Anny Berry Somers at UNC-Greensboro, Janelle M. Walter at Baylor University, Gilda A. Barabino at CCNY, Ethel Frese at Saint Louis University, and Sandra San Miguel at Purdue University.

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.

In Memoriam: Gellestrina DiMaggio, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Gellestrina DiMaggio, 1923-2018

Professor DiMaggio joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts as a nursing instructor in 1954. An expert in maternal-child nursing, she and three other women were the first faculty members in what later became the College of Nursing.

Dorcas Davis Bowles to Serve as Provost at Clark Atlanta University

Dorcas Davis Bowles to Serve as Provost at Clark Atlanta University

Dr. Bowles served as provost at Clark Atlanta University from 2003 to 2008 and she served as dean of the university’s School of Social Work on three different occasions. Earlier in her career, Dr. Bowles was a professor and acting dean of the School of Social Work at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

A Pair of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Universities in New England

A Pair of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Universities in New England

Juli Wade was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest academic unit at the University of Connecticut and Anne P. Massey was named the next dean of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Both women will take on their new duties this coming summer.

Two Thirds of Women Who File Sexual Harassment Claims Face Retaliation From Their Employers

Two Thirds of Women Who File Sexual Harassment Claims Face Retaliation From Their Employers

A new study by scholars at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, examined more than 46,000 complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or fair employment practices agencies at the state level between 2012 and 2016. Some 68 percent of all employees who filed sexual harassment complaints reported some form of retaliation from their employers.

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at State Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at State 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.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women in the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women in the Academic World

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

New Duties for Three Women Faculty Members at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

New Duties for Three Women Faculty Members at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Taking on new assignments are Michelle Budig, a professor of sociology, Claire Hamilton, an associate professor of education, and Laura Valdiviezo, an associate professor of education.

Fifteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Fifteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Sixteen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Sixteen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

The New President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

The New President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

For the past two years, Dr. Salomon-Fernandez has served as president of Cumberland County College in Vineland, New Jersey. Earlier, she held several positions at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, including interim president.

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars 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.

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

The five award winners are Mindy Brashears at Texas Tech University, Torrey Trust at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Rene Revis Shingles at Central Michigan University, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes at Boston College, and Anna Griswold, who recently retired from Pennsylvania State University.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members 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 Trio of Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Beverly McKeon, a professor of aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology, Nicole Dawson, an assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of Central Florida, and Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.