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In Memoriam:  Trudy Harrington Becker, 1961-2022

In Memoriam: Trudy Harrington Becker, 1961-2022

Dr. Becker began her career at Virginia Tech in 1991. In addition to her role as senior instructor in the history department, she served as associate chair of the department from 2011 to 2016.

Deborah Thomas Appointed the Chief Academic Officer at Texas A&M University-Galveston

Deborah Thomas Appointed the Chief Academic Officer at Texas A&M University-Galveston

Dr. Thomas joined the university as an assistant professor in 2004. She is now a full professor of oceanography. Professor Thomas’ research applies the chemical composition of marine sediments toward the reconstruction of past climate, with a particular interest in the climate dynamics of globally warm periods of time in Earth’s history.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

State Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

State Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed deans are Beth Mayer-Davis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Leslee Battle at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Margaret A. Amstutz at the University of Georgia, Paula Montgomery at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Amy Ellen Schwartz at the University of Delaware, and Jenna Hyatt at Washington State University.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Six Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Six Women Scholars to Dean Positions

The new deans are Anne Hogan at Ithaca College in New York, Deborah Baldwin at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Brandy Houlk Larmon at the Mississippi University for Women, Graciela Mochkofsky at the City University of New York, Mary Simmons at Florida A&M University, and Nancy Messonnier at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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.

Deans by the Dozen: Large Group of Women Scholars in New Leadership Positions

Deans by the Dozen: Large Group of Women Scholars in New Leadership Positions

The 12 new deans are Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri, Autumn Tooms Cyprès, Deborah M. Cady Melzer. Melinda R. Roberts, Kathy Giacomini, Mary Stromberger, Linda Haddad, Valerie Howard, Sonya Hardin, Cindy D. Kam, Andrea Hickerson, and Vicki Ellingrod.

Nine Universities Announce the Appointments of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Nine Universities Announce the Appointments of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

The nine women appointed to university dean positions are Grace Kuo, Angela Bos, Renée McDonald Hutchins, Janet Guthmiller, Justine Reel, Buffy Smith, Melissa J. Perry, Terri Miller, and Linda Aldoory.

Research Examines Gender Pay Gap for Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Examines Gender Pay Gap for Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University-wide, women faculty members on average had a annual salary of $89,943. Men on the university’s faculty had an average salary of $108,668. Thus, the average salary for women faculty members was only 83 percent of the average salaries of men on the faculty.

In Memoriam: Kelly Ann Machovec, 1978-2022

In Memoriam: Kelly Ann Machovec, 1978-2022

Dr. Machovec, a pediatric anesthesiologist and an associate professor at Duke University, focused her research primarily on the hemostasis management of children following open heart surgery performed on cardiopulmonary bypass.

Valerie Sheares Ashby Will Be First Woman President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Valerie Sheares Ashby Will Be First Woman President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Since 2015, Dr. Ashby has been dean of the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. From 2003 to 2105, Dr. Ashby served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, she chaired the chemistry department from 2012 to 2015.

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State's Carrie Pettus

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State’s Carrie Pettus

Carrie Pettus, associate professor, executive director, and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, received the 2022 Social Policy Researcher Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. Dr. Pettus was honored for her notable research contributions to criminal justice policy reform.

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

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.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Amy B. Kweskin at Washington Univerity in St. Louis, Rachelle Feldman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Valeda F. Dent at Emory University in Atlanta, Erin Rongers at the University of Arkansas, Maria Rios at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lacey Gordon at Mississippi State University, and Melanie E. Jones at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Tonya Smith-Jackson to Serve as Provost at North Carolina A&T State University

Tonya Smith-Jackson to Serve as Provost at North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Smith Jackson has worked for North Carolina A&T since 2013, most recently as senior vice provost for academic affairs. She originally joined A&T as a professor and chair of the department of industrial and systems engineering. Earlier in her career, she taught at Virginia Tech.

Duke University's Terrie Moffitt Has Been Selected to Receive the 2022 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Duke University’s Terrie Moffitt Has Been Selected to Receive the 2022 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Dr. Moffitt, a Duke University psychologist and King’s College, London, social development professor, discovered two types of antisocial behavior in juveniles. One persists from early childhood to adulthood, is relatively rare, and is seen mostly in males, while the other occurs only in adolescence and is seen in both males and females. Her insights have changed the way the courts prosecute juveniles.

Seven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The women in new administrative posts are Krupal Amin at the University of North Carolina at Chaple Hill, Danielle Sims Brooks at Wiley College in Texas, Katie Tyler at North Dakota State University, Camaron Loritts at Wake Forest University, Beth Kramer at Simmons University in Boston, Dominique Moye at California State University, Northridge, and Sarah Brown at Northwestern University.

Study Finds That Women Often Do Not Receive the Credit They Deserve for Academic Scholarship

Study Finds That Women Often Do Not Receive the Credit They Deserve for Academic Scholarship

According to the study of more than 5,500 researchers in multiple fields, women were significantly more likely than men to report disagreements about who was named on a paper and in the order of authorship. The researchers found this to be particularly true in natural sciences and engineering.

Journalist Meredith Clark to Lead a New Academic Center at Northeastern University in Boston

Journalist Meredith Clark to Lead a New Academic Center at Northeastern University in Boston

Meredith Clark has been named the founding director of the Center for Communications, Media Innovation and Social Change in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University in Boston. Dr. Clark, who is a former print journalist for the Tallahassee Democrat and the Raleigh News & Observer will hold the rank of associate professor.

Three Women Deans at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Are Retiring

Three Women Deans at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Are Retiring

Nena Peragallo Montano, dean of the School of Nursing, Terry Rhodes, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and Susan King, dean of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media will be stepping down in 2022.

Markita del Carpio Landry Wins a Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Markita del Carpio Landry Wins a Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Markita del Carpio Landry, an assistant professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, is being honored for the development of probes to visualize neurochemical communication in the brain, and for breakthroughs in gene-editing technologies with applications for agriculture and the development of edible biologic drugs.

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

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

The new deans are Rose Cuison-Villazor at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey, Ramona Denby-Brinson at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecilia Konchar Farr at West Liberty University in West Virginia, Danielle Dennis at the University of Rhode Island, Karen C. Goff at Oberlin College in Ohio, Pamela Padilla at the University of North Texas, and Melissa Lubin at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Nikole Hannah-Jones Will Teach at Howard University Instead of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nikole Hannah-Jones Will Teach at Howard University Instead of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professor Hannah-Jones a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has been covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. She is the creator of the landmark 1619 Project which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in what would become the United States by examining slavery’s modern legacy.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new duties in diversity equity, and inclusion are Andrea Guzman at the University of Central Florida, Leah Cox at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Meshea L. Poore of West Virginia University, who was elected president of the Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

Jennifer Pollack Is the New Leader of the American Physiological Society

Jennifer Pollack Is the New Leader of the American Physiological Society

Dr. Pollack professor in the Division of Nephrology in the department of medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also serves as co-director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences Predoctoral Training Program.

M. Katherine Banks Chosen to Lead the Flagship Campus of Texas A&M University

M. Katherine Banks Chosen to Lead the Flagship Campus of Texas A&M University

Dr. Banks currently is dean of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M. She also is vice chancellor of engineering and national laboratories for the A&M System — a title she will retain. Before coming to Texas A&M in 2012, she was chair of the department of civil engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Two Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

Two Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

Dina López, professor of geological sciences at Ohio University has retired and been granted emerita status and Judith Cone, vice chancellor for innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will retire in April.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties 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.

Study Finds Early Academic Excellence Does Not Lead to Future Occupational Success

Study Finds Early Academic Excellence Does Not Lead to Future Occupational Success

A study by women sociologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of British Columbia found that women parents who achieved straight A’s in high schools supervised on average about the same number of employees as did male students who flunked their high school courses.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The five women named to endowed chairs are Maureen Kohi at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sheara Williams Jennings at the University of Houston, Karla Klein Murdock at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, Lauren Barron at Baylor University in texas, and Andrea Westby at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

Vanessa Perry is the associate dean for faculty and research and professor of marketing at the George Washington University School of Business. She has been actively involved with The PhD Project, a national nonprofit organization that works to increase the diversity of business school faculty through mentorship.

How to Reduce the Child Penalty in Incomes After Women Give Birth

How to Reduce the Child Penalty in Incomes After Women Give Birth

A new study finds that after giving birth women’s incomes on average drop significantly — by about 40 percent in the United States. And this so-called “child penalty” lingers for years. The researchers also found that subsidized high-quality child care reduces the child penalty by 25 percent.

Kathleen Harring Is the Thirteenth President of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Kathleen Harring Is the Thirteenth President of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Dr. Harring as served as interim president since last summer. In 2017, she was named provost at the college. Dr. Harring has been on the faculty in the college’s psychology department since 1984.