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The Eudora Welty Book Prize Is Awarded to Casey Kayser of the University of Arkansas

The Eudora Welty Book Prize Is Awarded to Casey Kayser of the University of Arkansas

Each year, the Mississippi University for Women and the University Press of Mississippi collaborate to award the Welty Prize for an outstanding work of literary scholarship on women’s studies, Southern studies, or modern letters in honor of MUW’s most famous alumna, writer Eudora Welty.

Amanda Hinnant Wins the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award

Amanda Hinnant Wins the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award

Amanda Hinnant is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Columbia. The award recognizes a woman who has represented fellow women in the academy through personal excellence and high standards in journalism education. The award is given for exceptional merit, not on an annual basis.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed Athletic Directors at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed Athletic Directors at Colleges and Universities

The new athletics directors are Desiree Reed-Francois at the University of Missouri at Columbia, Alecia Shields-Gadson at Delaware State University, Jacquelyn Jeanne “JJ” Antoine at Salem Academy and College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Tammy A. Bagby at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

Society for Marketing Advances Recognizes the Work of Lisa Scheer of the University of Missouri

Society for Marketing Advances Recognizes the Work of Lisa Scheer of the University of Missouri

Professor Scheer was honored for her highly cited research and her willingness to help mentor younger members of the academic community. Dr. Scheer’s research has more than 11,000 citations on Google Scholar. She has two papers that have been cited more than 2,000 times.

Christine Holt Selected to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Hope-Texarkana

Christine Holt Selected to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Hope-Texarkana

Dr. Holt currently serves as chief of staff for the University of Missouri System. She previously served as associate provost at the University of Missouri at Columbia and dean of academic administration at Northern Virginia Community College.

New College of Florida Appoints Patricia Okker as its Next President

New College of Florida Appoints Patricia Okker as its Next President

Dr. Okker has served as dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri since 2017. She joined the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of English in 1990. From 2005 to 2011, Professor Okker chaired the English department at the university.

Antoinette Landor of the University of Missouri Wins Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Antoinette Landor of the University of Missouri Wins Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Antoinette Landor, associate professor in the department of human development and family science in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri, was recently named the 2020 Undergraduate Research Mentor by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

University of Missouri's Marsha Richens Wins a Top Honor in the Field of Consumer Research

University of Missouri’s Marsha Richens Wins a Top Honor in the Field of Consumer Research

Marsha Richins is a professor of marketing who holds the Bailey K. Howard World Book Chair of Marketing at the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri. was named a 2020 Association of Consumer Research Fellow. She is only the 30th person to be honored with the designation since the organization was founded in 1980.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholar Honored for Her Collection of Short Stories on Rural Kansas

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholar Honored for Her Collection of Short Stories on Rural Kansas

Kate McIntyre, an assistant professor of creative writing at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, is the winner of the 2020 Flannery O’Connor Award. The award, named after famous short story writer and novelist Flannery O’Connor, was established by the University of Georgia Press in 1983.

The Gender Gap in Reading Skills for Adolescents Can Predict the Gender Gap in College Enrollments

The Gender Gap in Reading Skills for Adolescents Can Predict the Gender Gap in College Enrollments

Researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Essex in England found that the combination of both the national reading proficiency levels of 15-year-old boys and girls and the social attitudes toward girls attending university can predict the enrollment in tertiary education 5 years later.

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities 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.

Southern Methodist University in Dallas Names Its Next Provost

Southern Methodist University in Dallas Names Its Next Provost

Dr. Elizabeth Loboa is a biomedical engineer. She is currently vice chancellor for strategic partnerships and dean and Ketchum Professor of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Earlier, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

In Memoriam: Barbara Uehling Charlton, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Uehling Charlton, 1932-2020

Dr. Charlton was the first and only woman to serve as the permanent chancellor at both the University of Missouri and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ohio University's Aimee Edmondson to Lead the American Journalism Historians Association

Ohio University’s Aimee Edmondson to Lead the American Journalism Historians Association

Aimee Edmondson, associate professor of journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is on the leadership track that will result in her being elected president of the American Journalism Historians Association at next fall’s annual conference in Memphis.

Anne Cafer Wins Donald W. Littrell Award from the Community Development Society

Anne Cafer Wins Donald W. Littrell Award from the Community Development Society

Anne Cafer is an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Mississippi. As an emerging leader in the community development field, Dr. Cafer combines research, teaching, and on-the-ground practitioner work in both the Mississippi Delta and several African countries.

Iowa State University Scholar Honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Iowa State University Scholar Honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Misty Lambert, an associate professor of agricultural education at Iowa State University, received the 2019 Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Dr. Lambert joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 2017, after serving as director of teacher education at Oregon State University.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 11 Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 11 Women

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

In Memoriam: Oma Sue Snider, 1945-2019

In Memoriam: Oma Sue Snider, 1945-2019

Dr. Snider began her career at the University of Delaware in 1983. She was a longtime professor and extension food safety and nutrition specialist who retired in January 2019.

Study Shows How Women Students in Entrepreneurship Overcome Obstacles to Success

Study Shows How Women Students in Entrepreneurship Overcome Obstacles to Success

Through interviews with students and faculty as well as classroom observations, the study found that women preparing for entrepreneurial careers shared three common characteristics: they were high-achieving “super women,” they face real adversity, and they benefited from close relationships with mentors, family, and friends.

New Study Finds One in Ten Low-Income Women Experience Sexual Harassment From Their Landlords

New Study Finds One in Ten Low-Income Women Experience Sexual Harassment From Their Landlords

The harassment included being asked to trade sex for rent, lewd comments, home invasions, and indecent exposure. The women were almost all in their 20s at the time of the incidents and were disproportionately likely to be members of racial and ethnic minority groups.

A Pair of Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions at Flagship State Universities

A Pair of Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions at Flagship State Universities

Latha Ramchand was appointed provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri and Libby V. Morris was named interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Georgia.

The First Woman to Lead the West Plains Campus of Missouri State University

The First Woman to Lead the West Plains Campus of Missouri State University

Dr. Lawler was an adjunct faculty member at Missouri State University from 1984 to 2002. She joined the staff at Ozarks Technical Community College in 1997 and rose to the rank of provost and vice chancellor for academic and student affairs.

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.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

The five women appointed to dean positions are Renee Cheng at the University of Washington, Peggy Rajski at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Sarah A. Mustillo at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Carolyn Henry at the University of Missouri, and Emma Dench at Harvard University.

Jane Wood to Be the Tenth President of Bluffton University in Ohio

Jane Wood to Be the Tenth President of Bluffton University in Ohio

Dr. Jane Wood currently serves as vice president for academic affairs and dean of Mount Marty College, a Benedictine liberal arts educational institution in Yankton, South Dakota. She will become the tenth president of Bluffton University on July 1.

Five Women Scholars Named to Positions as Deans

Five Women Scholars Named to Positions as Deans

The women appointed to dean posts are Lynn Mauer at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, Donna Nickitas at Rutgers University-Camden in New Jersey, Toddi Steelman at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Elisabeth Young at Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Carolyn Henry at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri.

Garnett Stokes Will Be the First Woman President of the University of New Mexico

Garnett Stokes Will Be the First Woman President of the University of New Mexico

Since February 2015, Dr. Stokes has been serving as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Before joining the administration at the University of Missouri she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Florida State University.

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for President of the University of New Mexico

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for President of the University of New Mexico

Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs for Lehman College of the City University of New York and Garnett S. Stokes is provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Study Examines the Gender Wage Gap for Faculty at Public Universities

Study Examines the Gender Wage Gap for Faculty at Public Universities

The study determined that on average, women earned $23,000 less than men. The authors found that wage gaps were largely due to three factors: amount of work experience, research productivity and field of expertise. The gender wage is driven predominantly by underrepresentation in science and math intensive fields.

Two Women Scholars Named Department Chairs at Flagship State Universities

Two Women Scholars Named Department Chairs at Flagship State Universities

Frances Cogle Lawrence was appointed chair of the department of personal financial planning in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri and Sue McNeil was named chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Delaware.

The New President of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

The New President of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Jennifer Greer is the associate provost for administration at the University of Alabama. Dr. Greer has been a member of the association since 1993 and was sworn in as president earlier this month at the association’s annual convention in Chicago.

Gail Baker Is the New Provost at the University of San Diego

Gail Baker Is the New Provost at the University of San Diego

Since 2006 Dr. Baker had been serving as dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Earlier, she was a professor in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.

New Duties or Posts for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Posts for 14 Women Faculty Members

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.

In Memoriam: Lynna Merle Williams, 1951-2017

In Memoriam: Lynna Merle Williams, 1951-2017

Lynna Williams was an associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta. An accomplished short story writer, she joined the faculty at Emory University in 1990 and was the second person to direct the university’s creative writing program.

The New Provost at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

The New Provost at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Since 2009, Dr. Pam Benoit has served as executive vice president and provost at Ohio University in Athens. Earlier in her career, Dr. Benoit was chair of the department of communications at the University of Missouri and served on the faculty at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.