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New Dean Appointments for a Dozen Women in Academia

New Dean Appointments for a Dozen Women in Academia

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new dean 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.

Eight Women Named to Dean Positions at Universities Across the United States

Eight Women Named to Dean Positions at Universities Across the United States

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to dean positions at universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Five Women Appointed to Administrative Leadership Positions at Universities

Five Women Appointed to Administrative Leadership Positions at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

The New President of the American College of Sports Medicine

The New President of the American College of Sports Medicine

Stella L. Volpe is department head and professor of the department of human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. Dr. Volpe’s research focuses on obesity and diabetes prevention using nutrition and exercise interventions, mineral supplementation, and by altering the environment to result in greater physical activity and healthy eating.

In Memoriam: Ruby Leila Wilson, 1931-2023

In Memoriam: Ruby Leila Wilson, 1931-2023

Dr. Wilson began her academic career as an instructor in advanced medical-surgical nursing at Duke University in 1955. She was appointed dean of the Duke University School of Nursing in 1971 and served in that role until 1984 when she was appointed assistant to the chancellor for health affairs at Duke.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans

Thew new deans are Nadya Mason at the University of Chicago, Lisa Gardner at Florida A&M University, Kimberly Reeve at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey, Janice Kaushal at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Cheryl Hunter at the University of North Dakota, and Eboni Zamani-Gallaher at the University of Pittsburgh.

Emory University's Jennifer Adamski to Lead the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Emory University’s Jennifer Adamski to Lead the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Dr. Adamski is an associate professor and program director of the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta. She is also a critical care acute care nurse practitioner for the Critical Care Flight team at Cleveland Clinic, the first in the nation to have a nurse practitioner-managed flight team.

In Memoriam: Catherine Elizabeth Pope

In Memoriam: Catherine Elizabeth Pope

Katie Pope was the associate vice chancellor for strategic operations and planning in the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Earlier in her career, she was the deputy Title IX coordinator at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and then Title IX coordinator at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

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

Nine 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.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Aimee Arias at the College of Charleston, Mary Lois White, at Louisiana State University-Shreveport, Ruth Wittmann-Price at Thomas Edison State University, Frances Vavrus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Mary Crossley at the University of Pittsburgh, Maria P. Gindhart at Marshall University in West Virginia, Melina Hale at the University of Chicago, and Nicole Dafoe at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Karen Anne Kobolka Farber, 1949-2023

In Memoriam: Karen Anne Kobolka Farber, 1949-2023

Dr. Farber held senior executive-level university appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and California Polytechnic University Pomona. She was then appointed assistant vice chancellor of the California State University System and then associate vice chancellor for the University of Maryland System, before joining the faculty at the University of Virginia.

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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

After 236 Years, the University of Pittsburgh Names Its First Woman Chancellor

After 236 Years, the University of Pittsburgh Names Its First Woman Chancellor

Since 2019, Joan T. A. Gabel was been serving as president and chief executive of the University of Minnesota System and the Twin Cities campus. From 2015 to 2019, she was the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina. Previously, she served as dean of the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business.

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties at Research Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties at Research Universities

Taking on new assignments at major research universities are Yvette Conley at the University of Pittsburgh, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati at the University of Southern California, Meghan L. O’Sullivan at the Kennedy School of Harvard University, Sabine Stanley at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Ying Huang at North Dakota State University.

A Quartet of Women in New Administrative Roles at Universities

A Quartet of Women in New Administrative Roles at Universities

Taking on new administrative positions are Susan Baida at a research and action partnership between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, Michelle Hargis Wolfe at the University of Arkansas, De Acker at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Marta Panickar is the inaugural director of research security at the University of Mississippi.

Four Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles at Major Universities

Four Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles at Major Universities

Appointed to new positions or taking on new duties are Lorgia García Peña at Princeton University in New Jersey, Heather Smith at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mary Frances Luce at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Kyaien Conner at the University of Pittsburgh.

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for Eight 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

Rashanda Booker is the inaugural chief diversity officer at Fresno State University in California. Cara Takakjian has been named associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Dan’Talisha Deans was appointed the director of development for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at the University of Pittsburgh.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named Leaders of Their Academic Departments

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named Leaders of Their Academic Departments

The four women who were named chairs of academic departments are Reshma Jagsi at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, Carlayne E. Jackson at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Jennifer Ogle at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Mary Hawk in the School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.

Julie Fiez and Lori Holt Are the New Leaders of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh

Julie Fiez and Lori Holt Are the New Leaders of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh

The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition is a collaboration of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The center provides students and faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh to connect formally and informally in graduate training, undergraduate research opportunities, and collaboration clusters, which encourage joint publications and grant submissions.

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.

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected to Lead National Associations

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected to Lead National Associations

Xiuli Liu, of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected president of the Chinese American Pathologists Association. Octavia Peck Palmer, an associate professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, was named president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and Amanda Bettencourt, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is the new president of the American Association of Critical Nurses.

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Universities

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at 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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

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

Jill M. Baren Will Be the First Woman President of Lake Forest College in Illinois

Jill M. Baren Will Be the First Woman President of Lake Forest College in Illinois

Dr. Baren currently serves as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She will become the 14th president of Lake Forest College in July.

New Study Examines Impact of Industrial Robots on the Male and Female Workforces

New Study Examines Impact of Industrial Robots on the Male and Female Workforces

In 741 U.S. regions that were more exposed to industrial robots, the research team found a statistical decline in men’s wages and workforce participation. They also saw a decline in marriage stability, marriage fertility, and the earning power of men. Men’s decreased income translated into a reduction in the gender income gap by 4.2 percent and the workforce-participation gender gap by 2.1 percent.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

The five women scholars in new roles are Jennifer Lodge at Duke University in North Carolina, Tracey Conti at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Lindy Elkins-Tanton at Arizona State University, Angela Williams at the University of Arkansas, and Nicole Roberson at the University of Mississippi.

University of Pittsburgh's Pamela Moalli Shares the $1 Million Magee Prize

University of Pittsburgh’s Pamela Moalli Shares the $1 Million Magee Prize

Pamela Moalli is the director of urogynecology and pelvic reconstruction surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s  Magee-Womens Hospital and the Magee-Womens Research Institute. She and her research team were honored for their work to develop new biomaterials to repair tissue loss in women with compromised vaginal structure and function.

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

taking on new roles are Sandra Ryeom at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dana Franz at Mississippi State University, Melissa Bilec at the University of Pittsburgh, D’Jaris Coles-White at Western Michigan University, and Mary McKay at Washington University in St. Louis.

Women Archaeologists Negatively Impacted by the Pandemic More Than Their Male Peers

Women Archaeologists Negatively Impacted by the Pandemic More Than Their Male Peers

A new study led by Julie Hoggarth, an associate professor of anthropology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, surveyed a large group of professional archaeologists on their experiences of job loss; economic, workload, research and training impacts; and changes in personal responsibilities after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

The four women appointed to diversity posts are Angela Marquez at the Community College of Aurora in Colorado, Natara Gray at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas, and Randi Congleton at the University of Pittsburgh.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

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 Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new roles as deans are Jin Wang at Florida State University, Carla Panzella at the University of Pittsburgh, Tywana Hemby at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, Ashley C. Benson at Luther College in Decorak, Iowa, and Sabine Heinhorst at the University of Southern Mississippi.

New Assignments or Roles for Eight Women Who Serve as University Faculty Members

New Assignments or Roles for Eight Women Who Serve as University 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.

Alyson Stover Selected to Lead the American Occupational Therapy Association

Alyson Stover Selected to Lead the American Occupational Therapy Association

Alyson Stover is an assistant professor of occupational therapy in the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Stover is the first Pitt occupational therapy alumnus or faculty member to ever be selected to hold this national position.