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Irena Lasiecka is the First Woman to Win the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award

Irena Lasiecka is the First Woman to Win the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award

Irena Lasiecka is a professor and chair of the department of mathematical sciences at the University of Memphis. She is the first woman to receive the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award from the American Automatic Control Council in its 40-year history.

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Mary Schmidt Campbell’s An American Odyssey is a telling biography of the artist Romare Bearden, whose iconic collages conveyed the richness and complexity of African American life in the civil rights era.

Five Colleges and Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Five Colleges and Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The five women appointed to new positions as dean are Alison Cullen at the University of Washington, Katherine Traylor Schaftzin at the University of mMemphis, Yolanda Cooper at Emory University in Atlanta, Natalie Person at Rhodes College in Memphis, and Joan R.M. Bullock at Texas Southern University in Houston.

In Memoriam: Alta Newman Lane, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Alta Newman Lane, 1927-2018

Dr. Alta Lane joined the Baylor University faculty in 1981 when she became the coordinator for the interior design program in the department of family and consumer sciences. She retired in 1997 and was named professor emerita.

Ten Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Ten Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

The new deans are Kathryn Ann Moler, Marsha Horton, Priscilla Mora, Katharine Traylor Schaffzin, Jeanne Widen, Lenetta R. Lee, Holllis Robbins, Elizabeth M.Z. Farmer, Laura Burian, and Avis E. Hinkson.

Deans by the Dozen: Twelve Women Appointed to New Positions

Deans by the Dozen: Twelve Women Appointed to New Positions

Twelve college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions.

The Gender Pay Gap Among Corporate CEOs No Longer Exists, University of Alabama Study Says

The Gender Pay Gap Among Corporate CEOs No Longer Exists, University of Alabama Study Says

Using compensation data from Execucomp, the study covers all forms of compensation, including base pay and stock options, from large public firms in the United States from 1996 to 2014. The research team found no gender bias in the remuneration provided to male and female CEOs.

The Next Provost at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas

The Next Provost at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas

Dr. Alyson A. Gill has been serving as associate provost for instructional innovation at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She also was an associate professor of art history at the university. Earlier, she served for 15 years on the faculty at Arkansas State University.

Laura Monks Named President of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville

Laura Monks Named President of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville

Since March 2016, Monks has been assistant director of the Shelbyville campus. Earlier, Monks had a 23-year career at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, Tennessee, including stints as dean of students and director of athletics.

Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan Names Its Next Provost

Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan Names Its Next Provost

Maria Cimitile joined the faculty at Grand Valley State University in 1999 as an assistant professor of philosophy. She has served as associate dean for students and curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and for the past two years has been associate vice president for academic affairs.

Four Women Selected for Named Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Selected for Named Professorships at Major Universities

The women holding named professorships are Marcy C. Purnell at the University of Memphis, Samantha Power at Harvard University, Rachel Green at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Gordana Vunjak-Novakic at Columbia University in New York City.

In Memoriam: Joy Theresa DeSensi, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Joy Theresa DeSensi, 1945-2017

Professor DeSensi served on the faculty at the University of Tennessee for nearly 40 years. She served as professor and chair of the department of kinesiology, recreation, and sports studies and as associate dean for the university’s Graduate School.

In Memoriam: Lennette Johnson Ivy, 1953-2016

In Memoriam: Lennette Johnson Ivy, 1953-2016

Professor Ivy joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 1990. She served as clinical supervisor in speech pathology, an assistant and associate professor, and chair of the department of communication sciences and disorders.

New Administrative Duties for 18 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 18 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.

The Few Universities Where Women Are a Majority of Ph.D. Recipients in Philosophy

The Few Universities Where Women Are a Majority of Ph.D. Recipients in Philosophy

Of the 86 Ph.D. programs in philosophy studied, women earned on average 29.3 percent of all doctorates awarded in the field from 2004 to 2014. Only six universities had a majority of women graduates in their Ph.D. programs in philosophy. The University of Memphis had the highest percentage of women among Ph.D. recipients in philosophy.

The Next Chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District

The Next Chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District

The community college district includes Cypress College with about 16,000 students, Fullerton College with about 25,000 students, and an extensive School of Continuing Education. Dr. Marshall is currently president of Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California.

Three Women Professors Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Women Professors Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Amina Khalifa El-Ashmawy, a professor of chemistry at Collin College in Texas, Anna Brickhouse, University Professor of English and American studies at the University of Virginia, and Katherine Grace Hendrix, a professor of communication at the University of Memphis.

Seven Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The seven women scholars who have been selected to receive national awards are Beverly Ann Chin, Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski,, Candice L. Odgers, Darcia F. Narvaez, Sandra D. Lane, Heather J. Conrad, and Katherine C. Hendrix.

In Memoriam: Sheree Lynette Faulk Watson, 1956-2015

In Memoriam: Sheree Lynette Faulk Watson, 1956-2015

Dr. Watson was an associate professor of psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her research focused on the behavior of the Garnett’s bushbaby, a small prosimian primate.

The New Provost at the University of Memphis

The New Provost at the University of Memphis

Karen Weddle-West has been serving as interim provost since last May. Previously, she was vice provost for graduate programs and the director of diversity initiatives at the university.

Honors and Awards for Seven Women From the Academic World

Honors and Awards for Seven Women From the Academic World

The honorees are Lisa Feigenson of Johns Hopkins, Hilary Close of the University of Hawaii, Bess Pierce of Virginia Tech, Aida Hurtado of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Jann Warren-FIndley of Arizona State, Rosie Phillips Bingham of the University of Memphis, and Amelia Jones of the University of Southern California.

In Memoriam: Charlotte Edwards Maguire, 1918-2014

In Memoriam: Charlotte Edwards Maguire, 1918-2014

Charlotte Maguire was a pioneering pediatrician who was a major force in the establishment of the medical school at Florida State University. She was the only woman in her class at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine.

Seven Women Among the 63 New Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

Seven Women Among the 63 New Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

The seven women elected fellows of the American Mathematical Society are Irena Lasiecka, Kristin E. Lauter, Gordana Matic, Irina Mitrea, Andrea R. Nahmod, Brooke Shipley, and Christina Sormani.

Rutgers University Scholar Wins National Book Award

Rutgers University Scholar Wins National Book Award

Ruth Feldstein, an associate professor of history at the Newark, New Jersey campus of Rutgers University, has been selected to receive the National Book Award for 2013 from the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, Cathy Grimes, Ginny Painter, Marjolie Leonard, Pamela Dumas Serfes, Jill Oswaks, Jamina Scippio-McFadden, Shokrina Radpour Beering, Priscilla Salant, Lauren Ross, Renee Wells, and Julie Hopwood.

Four Women Named Provosts

Four Women Named Provosts

The new provosts are Wneying Yu at Jacksonville University in Florida, Felcia McInnis Nave at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, Beth Ingram at North Dakota State University and Karen Weddle-West at the University of Memphis in Tennessee.

A Dozen Women in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

A Dozen Women in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

The appointees are: Mary Ellen Gillespie, Katherine Ates, Marilyn Smith, Naomi Sigg, Fiona Murray, Virginia Chapman, Pamela Jeffries, Kimberly Logan, Denise Wilbur, Shari Clarke, Trish Boyles, and Rychetta Watkins.

University of Memphis Scholar to Chair the GRE Board

University of Memphis Scholar to Chair the GRE Board

Karen Weddle-West, dean of the Graduate School at the University of Memphis, was named chair-elect of the Graduate Record Examination Board. Dr. Weddle-West also serves as vice provost for academic affairs and director of diversity initiatives at the University of Memphis.

University of Memphis Psychologist Named Editor of a Prestigious Journal

University of Memphis Psychologist Named Editor of a Prestigious Journal

J. Gayle Beck, who holds the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Clinical Psychology at the University of Memphis, has been named editor of the flagship journal of the Society of Clinical Psychology.

Lisa M. Klesges to Lead the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Lisa M. Klesges to Lead the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Lisa M. Klesges, dean of the School of Public Health and professor of epidemiology and social and behavioral sciences at the University of Memphis, will serve one year as president-elect and then assume the presidency of the organization in April 2014.

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women with new administrative roles are Liliana Rodriguez, Emily Engleschall, Treby Williams, Kari Alldredge, Julie Graves, Fran Hagstrom, Amy Chasteen Miller, Nicole Raimondi, Lesa Hatley Major, and Katherine Aiken.

The President of the University of Memphis Announces Her Retirement

The President of the University of Memphis Announces Her Retirement

Shirley C. Raines, president of the University of Memphis, has announced that she will step down from her post on June 30. She was named the 11th president of the university in 2001. She is the only woman to have held the position.

Kudos for Book by University of Memphis' Kristen Iversen

Kudos for Book by University of Memphis’ Kristen Iversen

The director of the master of fine arts program in creative writing at the University of Memphis has won numerous awards for her book on growing up near the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant in Colorado.

The First Woman Dean of the College of Business at the University of Louisville

The First Woman Dean of the College of Business at the University of Louisville

Carolyn M. Callahan will become dean in July 2014. She is currently the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting and director of the School of Accountancy at the University of Memphis in Tennessee.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

The four women named to endowed chairs are Sunghee Tak at the University of Memphis, Anne Eichmann at Yale, Elize Glaze at Coastal Carolina, and Constance Campbell at Georgia Southern University.