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Three Women Are Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico

Three Women Are Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico

The three women finalists are Donna Riley of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Anne Skaja Robinson of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Iris Rivero of the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.

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

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

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.

The University of Pittsburgh Names Christine Kasper Dean of Its School of Nursing

The University of Pittsburgh Names Christine Kasper Dean of Its School of Nursing

For the past four years, Dr. Kasper has served as dean of the University of New Mexico’s College of Nursing. Before joining the University of New Mexico faculty, Dr. Kasper served as a senior nurse executive in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Nursing Services. She will begin her new job on January 1.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of a Dozen Women to Administative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of a Dozen Women to Administative Positions

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.

Felicia Smith of the University of New Mexico Honored by the American Society of Mammalogists

Felicia Smith of the University of New Mexico Honored by the American Society of Mammalogists

As a mammologist, Dr. Smith focuses her research interests on paleoecological and evolutionary research — specifically the effects of climatic change and biodiversity loss on mammals. Professor Smith has published three books or edited volumes, and over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

In Memoriam: Anne Bail Howard, 1927-2022

In Memoriam: Anne Bail Howard, 1927-2022

Professor Howard taught and directed the remedial English program at the University of New Mexico before joining the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno in 1963. She was the only woman on the English department faculty at that time. She taught at the university for 37 years and was instrumental in the establishment of the women’s studies program.

Six Women Faculty  Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties

The six women scholars taking on new duties are Ana López at New Mexico State University, Cynthia Reinhart-King at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Norrisa Haynes at Yale Medical School, Amy Millicent Morris at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Lara B. Fowlerat Pennsylvania State University, and Jennifer Schaller at the University of New Mexico.

Two Women Stepping Down From Campus Leadership

Two Women Stepping Down From Campus Leadership

Alice V. Letteney, chancellor of the Valencia campus of the University of New Mexico, has announced that she will retire on July 31 and Lynn Morton, president of Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina will retire at the end of the academic year.

Pamela Cheek Honored for Her Book on Women Authors of the Eighteenth Century

Pamela Cheek Honored for Her Book on Women Authors of the Eighteenth Century

Pamela L. Cheek, associate provost of student success and professor of French and comparative literary studies at the University of New Mexico, has been awarded the 2022 Lauren Shannon Prize from the Navonic Institute for European Studies, which is housed at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Roles

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Roles

The six women who have been appointed to new academic posts are Andrea Richa at Arizona State University, Eleni Pellazgu at Berkeley College in New Jersey, Kirsten Pai Buick at the University of New Mexico, Fran Hagstrom at the University of Arkansas, Lisa A. Carey at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Jane Okech at the University of Vermont.

In Memoriam: Deborah Clarke Rifenbary, 1950-2021

In Memoriam: Deborah Clarke Rifenbary, 1950-2021

Dr. Rifenbary joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 1990 as an assistant professor of counselor education. In addition to serving as interim dean, she served as chair of the department of individual, family, and community education. Dr. Rifenbary retired in 2020.

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

Nine 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.

New Administrative Positions for 11 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 11 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.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Assigned to New Roles

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Assigned to New Roles

Taking on new roles are Laura J. Crossey at the University of New Mexico, Michelle Effros at Caltech, Erin H. Moore at Shaw University in North Carolina, Myriam Heiman at MIT, Tania Bruguera at Harvard University, Luzita Vela at the University of Arkansas, Francine Berman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and La Toya Hart at Jackson Stte University in Mississippi.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at American Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at American Universities

Appointed to new positions or roles are Shereen Marisol Meraji at the University of California, Berkeley, Jennifer Macalady at Pennsylvania State University, Victoria Zigmont at the University of Mississippi, Deborah Hickman at Purdue University in Indiana, Jamie Simpson at Midland University in Nebraska, Cynthia Peterson at Louisiana State University and Lisa Broidy at the University of New Mexico.

Mary Gutierrez Named Chancellor of the Taos Campus of the University of New Mexico

Mary Gutierrez Named Chancellor of the Taos Campus of the University of New Mexico

Dr. Gutierrez has been serving as vice president of instruction at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California. She also was an instructor in educational leadership at San Francisco State University. Earlier, Dr. Gitierrez was dean of language arts and as acting president at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, and associate dean at Cascadia College in Bothel, Washington.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

The women faculty in new positions are Veronica Terriquez at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dana Yang at Cornell University, Julea Vlassakis at Rice University in Houston, Diane Thiel at the University of New Mexico, Alena Allen at the University of Arkansas, and Barbara MacKenzie-Wood at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Faculty Assignments

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Faculty Assignments

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.

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the first time in its history, the University of Michigan has named an academic building to honor a woman. The building that houses the Life Sciences Institute, a hub for bioscience research, will be known as Mary Sue Coleman Hall. Dr. Coleman was president of the university from 2002 to 2014.

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

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

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 Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities for Nine Women

New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities for Nine 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.

New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on New roles are Stephanie Coleman at East Carolina University, Agnessa Vartanova at the University of Colorado, Erin Hedlun at Evangel University in Missouri, Mary Jo Daniel at the University of New Mexico, Lily E. West at the University of Virginia, and Nontalie Morrow at the University of Georgia.

University of New Mexico Scholar Named Chair-Elect of the Council of Graduate Schools

University of New Mexico Scholar Named Chair-Elect of the Council of Graduate Schools

Julie Coonrod is a professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering and dean of graduate studies at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Coonrod will serve as chair-elect during 2021 and become chair of the Council of Graduate Schools on January 1, 2022. 

College and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Administrative Positions

College and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative duties are Donna Wrublewski at the California Institute of Technology, Laquitha Bonds at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin, Ellen Fisher at the University of New Mexico, Jana Blick at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Rebecca Armstrong-English at Dillard University in New Orleans.

In Memoriam: Hannah Marie Colton, 1991-2020

In Memoriam: Hannah Marie Colton, 1991-2020

Hannah Colton was the news director for KUNM, the public broadcasting station of the University of New Mexico.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Universities

Taking on new assignments are Justine M. Andrews at the University of New Mexico, Charrise Barron at Brown University, Monique Rocca at Colorado State University, Jennifer R. Smith at Washington University in St. Louis, Nicole Patton Terry at Florida State University, and Suzzette Shaw Goldmon at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

New Positions or Roles for Eight Women Scholars in Higher Education

New Positions or Roles for Eight Women Scholars 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.

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New High-Level Administrative Duties in the Academic World

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New High-Level Administrative Duties in the Academic World

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: Janet Roebuck, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Janet Roebuck, 1943-2020

Dr. Roebuck joined the faculty in the history department at the University of New Mexico in 1969 and taught there for 30 years. Throughout her career, she advocated for the advancement of women into the senior ranks of the faculty and into higher administrative offices.

Five Women From the Academic World Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Five Women From the Academic World Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

The women leaving their college or university posts are Jane Fernandez, president of Guilford College in North Carolina, Kim Kloeppel at the University of New Mexico, Claire Kaplan at the University of Virginia, Lynn M. Morgan at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Karen Hammond at Boise State University in Idaho.

Linda Mayo Wins the Applied Research Ethics National Association Legacy Award

Linda Mayo Wins the Applied Research Ethics National Association Legacy Award

Among her duties at the University of New Mexico, Linda Mayo promotes the safety and protection of those involved in human research by providing support, guidance, and education to research faculty and students to facilitate sound and ethical research.

In Memoriam: Anne Lee Madsen, 1946-2020

In Memoriam: Anne Lee Madsen, 1946-2020

Dr. madsen served on the faculty at the Univerity of New Mexico for 25 years, retiring as an associate professor of elementary education. She also served the university as associate dean of the College of Education.

Eight Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

As we transition from one academic year to the next, there are always many new appointments to dean positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Here is this week’s listing of women who will be serving in dean posts.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles 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.

In Memoriam: Helen Pittas Damico, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Helen Pittas Damico, 1931-2020

Helen Damico was professor emerita of medieval language and literature at the University of New Mexico. A native of Greece, she taught at the university for 31 years.