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Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Angela Kashuba is the new dean of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dawn Brown McNair was appointed dean of mathematics and sciences at Livingstone College and Doze Y. Butler has been named dean of the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Women CEOs Increase Company Performance and Lower the Gender Wage Gap

Women CEOs Increase Company Performance and Lower the Gender Wage Gap

The study found that if a firm had a workforce that was at least 20 percent women and was led by a woman, there was a 14 percent increase in sales over other firms. The study also found that in firms led by a woman, the wage gap among the 25 percent highest-paid workers was reduced by 10 percent over firms led by men.

Cynthia Lightfoot Is Now Serving as Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University Brandywine

Cynthia Lightfoot Is Now Serving as Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University Brandywine

Dr. Lightfoot first joined the Pennsylvania State University Brandywine community in 1998 as an associate professor of human development and family studies. She was named director of academic affairs at the branch campus of Penn State in July 2014.

Kathleen Harring Selected to Lead Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Kathleen Harring Selected to Lead Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Since April 2017, Dr. Harring has served as provost of Muhlenberg College. Previously she held other roles at the college including vice president and dean of institutional effectiveness and planning, dean of institutional assessment and academic planning, and chair of the psychology department.

LaKeesha Walrond Will Be the First Woman President of New York Theological Seminary

LaKeesha Walrond Will Be the First Woman President of New York Theological Seminary

Dr. Walrond has served as the executive pastor of the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York, for over 10 years. When she assumes the presidency of the New York Theological Seminary on June 3, 2019, she will be the first woman to lead the educational institution.

In Memoriam: Claire Hill Collins, 1975-2019

In Memoriam: Claire Hill Collins, 1975-2019

Claire Collins was assistant to the chancellor at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She began her career at the university in 2010 as an administrative assistant in the Public Policy Institute.

Three Women Scholars Honored With a Book Award From the American Musicological Society

Three Women Scholars Honored With a Book Award From the American Musicological Society

The honorees are Maureen Carr, a Distinguished Professor of Music at Pennsylvania State University, Severine Neff, professor emerita of music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Gretchen Horlacher, professor of music at Indiana University.

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

A WIAReport analysis of the list of the 75 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine finds that 29, or 39 percent, are women. Just two years ago, women were just 30 percent of the new members.

Fifteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Fifteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Princeton's Tera Hunter Wins Book Award From the Organization of American Historians

Princeton’s Tera Hunter Wins Book Award From the Organization of American Historians

Tera W. Hunter, a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the Mary Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History from the Organization of American Historians.

All Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia Are Women

All Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia Are Women

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy has announced a field of four finalists to serve as dean. All four finalists will visit campus by the end of the month for a series of interviews and public presentations. All four finalists are women.

Doris Tsao Selected as Winner of the 2018 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Doris Tsao Selected as Winner of the 2018 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

The award is given out by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine for a seminal discovery in neuroscience. CalTech Professor Doris Tsao is being honored for “major contributions to our understanding of how the brain recognizes human faces.”

Juliette Bell to Step Down From Presidency of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Juliette Bell to Step Down From Presidency of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Dr. Bell became president of the university on July 1, 2012. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Bell was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. In retirement, she plans to write a book on her journey from the cotton fields of Alabama to the presidency of a state university.

Indiana University Astrobiologist Will Be NASA's New Planetary Protection Officer

Indiana University Astrobiologist Will Be NASA’s New Planetary Protection Officer

Lisa Pratt, Provost Professor in the department of earth and atmospheric sciences at Indiana University, will be assigned the lofty responsibility of protecting the Earth from potential contamination by extraterrestrial life forms, such as microorganisms that could live in the ice on Mars.

Kristi A. Nelson Is the New Provost at the University of Cincinnati

Kristi A. Nelson Is the New Provost at the University of Cincinnati

Dr. Nelson had retired from the university in 2015 before being called to serve as interim provost in October 2016. She served on faculty of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning for 36 years. She was senior vice provost for 15 years.

Three Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Three Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Leila Mansouri is a new assistant professor of English at Scripps College. Angela Lewis, was named interim chair of political science at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and M. Sue Kirkman was named chair of the National Diabetes Education Program.

Five Women Named to the Nineteenth Class of George Mitchell Scholars

Five Women Named to the Nineteenth Class of George Mitchell Scholars

Winners of the prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarships are selected to pursue a year of postgraduate study at universities on the island of Ireland. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit, leadership, and service. This year, five of the 12 Mitchell Scholars are women.

Geography Scholar Files a Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Against the University of North Carolina

Geography Scholar Files a Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Against the University of North Carolina

The suit alleges gender discrimination and retaliation against associate professor of geography Altha Cravey after she raised concerns about sexual and racial discrimination at the university.

University of North Carolina Psychologist Wins the $100,000 Tang Prize

University of North Carolina Psychologist Wins the $100,000 Tang Prize

Barbara L. Frederickson is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is being honored by the Tang Foundation of Toronto, Canada, for “exceptional contributions to the well-being of humanity.”

Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New 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 or have been assigned new duties.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Nine 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.

College Women Who Hold on to Traditional Gender Stereotypes May Be Prone to Unhealthy Relationships

College Women Who Hold on to Traditional Gender Stereotypes May Be Prone to Unhealthy Relationships

A new study led by Stacey J.T. Hust, an associate professor in the College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, finds that women college students who held traditional stereotypes on the role of women in society were less likely to refuse unwanted sexual advances.

Former Assistant Attorney General Named to Lead the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City

Former Assistant Attorney General Named to Lead the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City

When she takes office on August 1, Karol V. Mason will be the first woman and the first person of color to serve as president of the college. She served as an assistant attorney general during the Obama administration and was the director of the Office of Justice Programs.

Vanderbilt University's Kimryn Rathmell to Lead the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Vanderbilt University’s Kimryn Rathmell to Lead the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Professor Rathmell is the Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University and the director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is also the associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

In Memoriam: Amanda Kinzer, 1972-2017

In Memoriam: Amanda Kinzer, 1972-2017

Amanda Kinzer was the director of the dance program and an associate professor in the department of communication in theatre arts at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

University of Rochester Scholar Wins Prize for Best First Book

University of Rochester Scholar Wins Prize for Best First Book

Supritha Rajan, an associate professor of English at the University of Rochester in New York, was recently honored at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in Philadelphia for her book on nineteenth-century economics in Britain.

The Next Dean of the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts

The Next Dean of the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts

Cynthia I. Gersti-Pepin currently serves as professor of educational leadership and policy studies and associate dean of the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont. She will begin her new assignment at the University of Massachusetts on July 1.

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.

Bernadette Gray-Little to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of Kansas

Bernadette Gray-Little to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of Kansas

Bernadette Gray-Little, the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas, announced that she will step down at the end of the current academic year. When she was named chancellor in 2009, Dr. Gray-Little became the first woman in history to hold the position.

A Quartet of New Deans at Colleges and Universities

A Quartet of New Deans at Colleges and Universities

Thew new deans are Karen Emmons at the Harvard School of Public Health, Lisa Kirtman at California State University, Fullerton, Nilda Peragallo Montano at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kristine Southard at the College of New Rochelle in New York.

Five Women Scientists Named Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

Five Women Scientists Named Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

The honor is awarded to young scholars in biomedical science “who have shown great promise in revealing new pathways to advance human health.” Five of the seven 2016 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars are women.

New Administrative Jobs for 16 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Jobs for 16 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.

Five Women Scholars to Be Honored With Major Awards

Five Women Scholars to Be Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Jean Folkerts, a dean emerita at the University of North Carolina, Joanne Yestramski of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Rashida Khakoo of West Virginia University, Roshni Kulkarni of Michigan State University, and novelist Angela Flournoy, who has taught at several universities.

New Administrative Posts at Major Universities for 11 Women

New Administrative Posts at Major Universities 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.

Three American Women Among the Seven Finalists for the George Washington Prize

Three American Women Among the Seven Finalists for the George Washington Prize

The $50,000 prize recognizes the best book on the nation’s founding era. Among the authors who are finalists for the award are Mary Sarah Bilder of the Boston College Law School, Kathleen Duval of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Janet Polasky of the University of New Hampshire.