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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.

University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

Adrienne Dove, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Central Florida, was honored for her research on microgravity and dusty plasmas, collisions, and planet formation. She is a strong advocate for increasing the presence of women in physics and space sciences.

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level Posts in Academia

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level Posts in Academia

The four women retiring from the their university posts are Judith M. Cole at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Karen M. Sowers at the University of Tennessee, Iris Rosa at Indiana University, and Catherine C. Scroggs at the University of Missouri.

Two Women Named Dean at Major Law Schools

Two Women Named Dean at Major Law Schools

Joan R.M. Bullock has been named the next dean of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, and Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky has been selected as the next dean of the University of Missouri School of Law. Both will take office on July 1.

University of Missouri Opens New Center on Diversity in the Media

University of Missouri Opens New Center on Diversity in the Media

Lissa Behm-Morawitz, an associate professor of communication at the University of Missouri, has been named a co-director of the new center. The new center will examine all aspects of diversity in both traditional and new media.

The Gender Pay Gap on Corporate Boards of Directors

The Gender Pay Gap on Corporate Boards of Directors

On the boards of the largest companies that pay their directors at a higher rate, women and minorities are paid less than White men on these large company boards. The pay gap, as much as 9 percent, is due to the fact that women and minorities are less likely to hold leadership positions on these boards.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Veterinary School at the University of Georgia

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Veterinary School at the University of Georgia

All four candidates will visit the veterinary school by February 15 to meet with members of the college community and to make a public presentation. Three of the four candidates are women.

In Memoriam: Kitty Lee Gardner Dickerson, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Kitty Lee Gardner Dickerson, 1940-2017

Kitty Dickerson was a professor emerita and former chair of the department of textile and apparel management at the University of Missouri. She held a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of Ohio University

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of Ohio University

Pam Benoit is the current executive vice president and provost at Ohio University. She joined the staff at Ohio University in 2009. Previously, she served as vice provost of advanced studies and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri.

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for Provost at the University of Arkansas

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for Provost at the University of Arkansas

Sheryl Tucker is the associate vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. She is also a professor of chemistry at the university.

Zora Mulligan Named Commissioner of the Missouri Department of Higher Education

Zora Mulligan Named Commissioner of the Missouri Department of Higher Education

Zora Mulligan has been serving as chief of staff for the president of the University of Missouri System. She has served in that role since 2014. From 2010 to 2014, she was the executive director of the Missouri Community College System.

Two Women Musicians Earn Milestone Appointments at Major Universities

Two Women Musicians Earn Milestone Appointments at Major Universities

Elizabeth Kerns McCann of the University of Minnesota is the first woman to direct a marching band in the Big 10 Conference and newly appointed Erin Cooper of the University of Missouri is the only woman director of a marching band in the 14-member Southeastern Conference.

New Deans Are Named at Eight Colleges and Universities

New Deans Are Named at Eight Colleges and Universities

The women who have been appointed to dean posts are Jane E. Carreiro, Sara Rosen, Laura Bertonazzi, Patricia A. Okker, Sharon Walker, Paula O’Loughlin, Gloria Jones-Johnson, and Ingrid C. Burke.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With 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.

Aliki Barnstone Is the New Poet Laureate of the State of Missouri

Aliki Barnstone Is the New Poet Laureate of the State of Missouri

Aliki Barnstone is a professor of English in the creative writing program at the University of Missouri in Columbia. She has also taught at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Beloit College, Marquette University, Bucknell University, the University of South Dakota, and was writer-in-residence at Villanova University.

Eight Women Appointed to Executive Posts in College and University Administrations

Eight Women Appointed to Executive Posts in College and University Administrations

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

University of Missouri Program Trains Nursing School Students to Identify Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

University of Missouri Program Trains Nursing School Students to Identify Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

The new program at the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri, uses simulation training and is the first such program used in undergraduate nursing education in the United States, according to the university.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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.

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

The women appointed to dean positions are Kathryn Chval at the University of Missouri, Camille A. Nelson at American University, Maria Claudia Tomany at North Dakota State, Sandra Witte at Fresno State, Barbara E. Wolfe at the University of Rhode Island, Kay M. Paln at the University of Alabama, and Margaret Raymong at the University of Wisconsin.

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Eight 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.

University of Missouri Finds No Systemic Gender Wage Gap in Most Academic Departments

University of Missouri Finds No Systemic Gender Wage Gap in Most Academic Departments

The Faculty Council report found that the gender wage gap could be explained by differences in research productivity, rank, and administrative experience. But perhaps the larger question is: “Does gender play a role in why women had less administrative experience, were at lower academic ranks, and had lower research activity?”

Three Women Are Finalists for Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kansas

Three Women Are Finalists for Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kansas

The candidates are Ruth Ann Atchley, a professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, Anne L Birberick, a vice provost at Northern Illinois University, and DeAngela Burns-Wallace an assistant vice provost at the University of Missouri.

Elizabeth Loboa Will Head the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri

Elizabeth Loboa Will Head the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri

Dr. Loboa has been serving as a professor of material science and engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where she was the director of the Cell Mechanics Laboratory. She will become dean at the University of Missouri on October 15.

Virginia Tech Scholar Earns Three Awards from the American Society of Interior Designers

Virginia Tech Scholar Earns Three Awards from the American Society of Interior Designers

Lisa Tucker is an associate professor and chair of the interior design program in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. She will be honored for service to the society, for support of the interior design profession, and for outstanding scholarship.

University of Missouri Debuts Oral History Project on Women in Journalism

University of Missouri Debuts Oral History Project on Women in Journalism

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri has established an oral history project chronicling the battle for gender equality in journalism.

Independent Book Publishers Association Honors University of Kansas' Barbara Kerr

Independent Book Publishers Association Honors University of Kansas’ Barbara Kerr

Barbara A. Kerr, the Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas, received was honored by the Independent Book Publishers Association for her book Smart Girls in the 21st Century.

Jessica Bailey to Lead Fort Valley State University

Jessica Bailey to Lead Fort Valley State University

Jessica Bailey will serve as acting president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia until July 1 when current president Ivelaw Griffith leaves office. On July 1, Dr. Bailey will become interim president of the university.

Rose-Marie Muzika Is a Finalist for Dean of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia

Rose-Marie Muzika Is a Finalist for Dean of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia

Rose-Marie Muzika is a professor of forest ecology and associate director of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Eleven Women Appointed to New University Administrative Posts

Eleven Women Appointed to New University Administrative Posts

The new appointees are Lisa A. Holstrom, Karen Engelbourg, Theresa Johansson, Ellen Eardly, Dorothy Stripling, Jodi Goldstein, Lynn Holleran, Canan Bilen-Green, Christa Johnson, Jennifer A Scott, and Susan K. Cerovsky.

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism

Sonya Forte Duhe is a professor and director of the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University in New Orleans and Esther Thorson is a professor and associate dean for graduate study at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.