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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.

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new diversity assignments are Jin Feng at Grinnell College in Iowa, Jessica Harris at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Rosta Farzan at the University of Pittsburgh, Precious Porras at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and Marilyn Clark at the University of Kentucky.

Study Led by UCLA Faculty Finds Prenatal Stress of Mothers May Negatively Impact a Child's Aging Process

Study Led by UCLA Faculty Finds Prenatal Stress of Mothers May Negatively Impact a Child’s Aging Process

The researchers found evidence that maternal stress during pregnancy adversely affects the length of a baby’s telomeres — the small pieces of DNA at the ends of chromosomes. Shortened telomeres have been linked to a higher risk of cancers, cardiovascular and other diseases, and earlier death.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Maysa Akbar of Yale University was named chief diversity officer for the American Psychological Association. Lorie Johnson-Osho is the new director of faculty diversity and development at the Univerity of Pittsburgh and Eboni Britt was named executive director of strategic communications in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Syracuse University.

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.

Major Research Universities Appoint Four Women to Dean Positions

Major Research Universities Appoint Four Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Maureen Lichtveld at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Doneka Scott for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at North Carolina State University, Michelle Sabick at the University of Denver’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, and Rhea Ballard-Thrower at the University of Chicago Libraries.

The University of Oregon Appoints Carol A. Stabile to Lead its Clark Honors College

The University of Oregon Appoints Carol A. Stabile to Lead its Clark Honors College

Dr. Stabile is a professor of journalism and communication and has been serving as the associate dean for strategic initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences. From 2008 to 2014, Professor Stabile was the director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon.

University of Louisville's Manju Ahuja Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Academy of Management

University of Louisville’s Manju Ahuja Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Academy of Management

Dr. Ahuja, Frazier Family Professor of Computer Information Systems in the University of Louisville College of Business, received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management’s Organizational Communication and Information Systems division.

University of Pittsburgh's Sharon Alvarez to Lead the Academy of Management

University of Pittsburgh’s Sharon Alvarez to Lead the Academy of Management

Sharon Alvarez is the Thomas W. Olofson Chair in Entrepreneurship and professor of business administration at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She will serve a five-year term in leadership posts, culminating as president of the Academy of Management.

Jill M. Baren is the New Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Jill M. Baren is the New Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Dr. Baren comes to the University of the Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania where she has been serving as a professor of emergency medicine, pediatrics, and medical ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine. She was chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Penn from 2011 to 2017, where she was the first woman to hold the position.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maxine Moose Bruhns, 1924-2020

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maxine Moose Bruhns, 1924-2020

E. Maxine Bruhns served as the director of the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs at the University of Pittsburgh for more than half a century.

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to dean positions are Cheryl Anderson at the University of California, San Diego, Sharon Wise at Utica College in New York, Diana Hess at the University of Wisconsin, Judith A. Ponticell at the University of South Florida, Jasmine Alinder at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Carissa Schively Slotterback at the University of Pittsburgh.

New Roles or Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Roles or Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

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.

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

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment 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.

The New President of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

The New President of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Victoria L. Bastecki-Perez has been selected to serve as the college’s sixth president. She has been serving as interim president so the appointment is effective immediately. Dr. Bastecki-Perez has been on the staff at the college since 1996 and was provost and vice president for academic affairs before being named interim president.

Robin Garrell Named President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Robin Garrell Named President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

For the past nine years, Dr. Garrell has served as vice provost of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 1991 and serves as professor of chemistry and professor of bioengineering.

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities 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.

The Inaugural Director of the Nursing School at Grove City College in Pennsylvania

The Inaugural Director of the Nursing School at Grove City College in Pennsylvania

Dr. Janey Roach comes to Grove City College from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Schools of Nursing where she was the director of faculty affairs at Shadyside School of Nursing. She previously served on the faculty of UPMC’s St. Margaret Hospital School of Nursing.

University of Arkansas Scholar Honored by the American Society for Engineering Management

University of Arkansas Scholar Honored by the American Society for Engineering Management

Heather Nachtmann is the associate dean for research and professor of industrial engineering at the University of Arkansas. Professor Nachtmann also serves as the director of the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center and the Mack-Blackwell Transportation Center at the University of Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Lucie S. Kelly, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Lucie S. Kelly, 1925-2019

At Columbia, Dr. Kelly had a joint appointment as professor of public health and nursing in the School of Nursing and professor of public health and associate dean of academic affairs in the School of Public Health.

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Colleges and Universities

The women appointed to endowed facaulty positions are Betty S. Lai in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, Elsa Reichmanis at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Nicole Mitchell at the University of Pittsburgh, and Kirsten Davison at the Boston College School of Social Work.

Five Women Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

The women appointed to named chairs are Diane K. Denis at the University of Pittsburgh, Catriona MacLeod at the University of Chicago, Suzanne Berger at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hanna Pickard at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Carolyn Kitch at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Research Finds That Reproductive Coercion Impacts One of Eight Sexually-Active Teenage Girls

Research Finds That Reproductive Coercion Impacts One of Eight Sexually-Active Teenage Girls

A new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh finds that 1 in 8 sexually active high school girls had experienced reproductive coercion within the three months prior to the survey. Reproductive coercion is a form of relationship abuse that includes pressuring a partner to become pregnant when they don’t want to be.