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In Memoriam: Cynthia V. Clemons

In Memoriam: Cynthia V. Clemons

Cynthia V. Clemons was a professor and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Studies at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She had also served as dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Education at the college.

Annette Ranft Named Dean of the Business School at North Carolina State University

Annette Ranft Named Dean of the Business School at North Carolina State University

Currently, Dr. Ranft is the Reagan Professor of Business and the senior associate dean of academic affairs at the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. She will begin her new job at North Carolina State University on July 1.

Dixie Lee Thompson Is a Finalist for Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee

Dixie Lee Thompson Is a Finalist for Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville has announced three finalists for the position of vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. Dixie Lee Thompson, a professor of kinesiology at the university, is the only woman among the three finalists.

Ashley Leeds to Head the International Studies Association

Ashley Leeds to Head the International Studies Association

Ashley Leeds, professor and chair of the department of political science at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is the new president-elect of the International Studies Association. She will become president of the association in March 2017.

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.

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties 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.

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.

University of Maryland's Debra Shapiro Now Leads the Academy of Management

University of Maryland’s Debra Shapiro Now Leads the Academy of Management

Deborah L. Shapiro is a professor in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland at College Park. She will lead the 20,000-member Academy of Management for the next year.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Kethleen Lowney of Valdosta State University in Georgia, Andrea Modica at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Sarah G. Holterhoff at Valparaiso University in Indiana, Daniell Walsh at East Carolina University, Judith Cone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Jennifer Katona at the City University of New York.

The First Woman Dean at the Wake Forest University School of Law

The First Woman Dean at the Wake Forest University School of Law

Suzanne Reynolds has served as interim dean for the past year. From 2010 until her appointment as interim dean, she served as executive associate dean for academic affairs. She joined the law school’s faculty in 1981.

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

Until February 2015, Dr. Exum was vice provost for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Earlier she held high level posts at Ohio University, Purdue University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Next President of Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota

The Next President of Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota

Since 2010 Jose-Marie Griffiths has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. She is the former dean of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Four University Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four University Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Rebecca Campbell of Michigan State University, Keiko Torii of the University of Washington, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, professor emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Nancy Krieger of the Harvard School of Public Health.

Two Women Stepping Down From High-Level University Administrative Posts

Two Women Stepping Down From High-Level University Administrative Posts

Beth Miller, senior associate athletics director and senior woman administrator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Sharon Davie, the founding director of the University of Virginia Women’s Center, are retiring this summer.

Company Ranks the Most Influential Deans of Nursing in the United States

Company Ranks the Most Influential Deans of Nursing in the United States

Mometrix Test Preparation recently published a list of “The 30 Most Influential Deans of Nursing in the United States.” Twenty-eight of the 30 influential deans are women. Leading the rankings is Patricia Davidson, dean of nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of news of appointments of women to high-level administrative posts at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Women Often Don't Take Leadership Roles in Companies That They Own

Women Often Don’t Take Leadership Roles in Companies That They Own

A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, finds that in companies co-owned by men and women, women rarely take on the leadership role.

Two Women Stepping Down From High-Level Academic Posts

Two Women Stepping Down From High-Level Academic Posts

Karen M. Gill, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will return to teaching at the end of the academic year. Maryann Jones, has stepped down as president of the Charleston School of Law.

The New Leader of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University

The New Leader of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University

Sue Carter has been appointed director of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington. The institute was founded in 1947 by Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the study of human sexuality.

In Memoriam:  Michelle Parthenia Winn-Pigford, 1966-2014

In Memoriam: Michelle Parthenia Winn-Pigford, 1966-2014

Michelle Winn was an associate professor of nephrology at the Duke University Medical Center. Throughout her career, Dr. Winn was a strong advocate for advancing the careers of women and underrepresented minorities in medicine and science.

In Memoriam: JoAnn Carmin, 1958-2014

In Memoriam: JoAnn Carmin, 1958-2014

Dr. Carmin, an associate professor of environmental policy and planning, served on the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2003. Her recent research focused on how cities around the world were dealing with the issue of climate change.

Study Finds Gender Pay Gap Widens When Workers Are Rehired After Layoffs

Study Finds Gender Pay Gap Widens When Workers Are Rehired After Layoffs

A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that when a company lays off workers and then rehires them once the economic situation improves, the gender pay gap tends to widen.

Mandated Counseling Significantly Reduces a Repeat of Intimate Partner Violence

Mandated Counseling Significantly Reduces a Repeat of Intimate Partner Violence

A study lead by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, found that women who completed a mandatory intimate-partner violence program were less likely to be victimized again and were more likely to leave an abusive spouse or partner.

Six Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women taking on new administrative roles are Ashley Biancho at Lafayette College, Paquita Davis-Friday at Baruch College, Lisa Woodward-Mink at Sacramento State, Christi Hurt at the University of North Carolina, Sharon Belden Castonguay at Wesleyan, and Maureen Redeker at Kansas State.

Carol Folt Selected as the Next Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carol Folt Selected as the Next Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Folt, who has been serving as interim president of Dartmouth College, will be the first woman chancellor of the Chapel Hill campus, where women make up 58 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Significant Appointments of Women to Administrative and Faculty Positions

Significant Appointments of Women to Administrative and Faculty Positions

Kenya Taylor, dean of graduate studies and research at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, was appointed associate vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the university. She has served on the faculty at the university since 1996. Previously she taught in the department of communications disorders at Texas Christian University. Dr. Taylor holds […]