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A Quartet of Women Named to Dean Positions at State Universities

A Quartet of Women Named to Dean Positions at State Universities

The new deans are Alison Harmon at Montana State University in Bozeman, JoAnn Slama Lighty at Boise State University in Idaho, Laura Bloomberg at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Sarah Gehlert at the University of South Carolina.

The Next President of Horry Georgetown Technical College in South Carolina

The Next President of Horry Georgetown Technical College in South Carolina

Marilyn Fore has been serving as senior vice president for academic affairs at the college. She has been employed by the college since 1974. Dr. Fore will become president of Horry Georgetown Technical College on April 1.

Wesleyan College in Georgia Appoints Vivia Fowler as Its Next President

Wesleyan College in Georgia Appoints Vivia Fowler as Its Next President

Since 2007, Dr. Fowler has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wesleyan College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Fowler is an ordained deacon in The United Methodist Church.

More Accolades for the Books of Carole Boston Weatherford

More Accolades for the Books of Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford, a professor of English at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, has been selected to receive the Randolph Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Book Award from the American Library Association.

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

Ann Johnson, an associate professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University in Ithaca New York. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at Cornell in 2015. Previously, she was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Seven Women 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.

Fayetteville State University's Carole Boston Weatherford Wins a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Fayetteville State University’s Carole Boston Weatherford Wins a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards recognize the best books of the year for children and young adults. This is the 50th year the awards have been presented.

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.

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 Katherine O’Dair at Harvard, Kimberlee Kae Kidwell and Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell at the University of Illinois, Susan Fliss at Smith College, Christine Hailey at Texas State, Lenora Campbell at North Carolina A&T, Susan Mehrer at Dartmouth, and Cheryl Addy at the University of South Carolina.

University of South Carolina Upstate Names an Interim Chancellor

University of South Carolina Upstate Names an Interim Chancellor

For the past year, Mary Anne Fitzpatrick has been serving as vice president for planning for the University of South Carolina System. Previously, she was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina.

Study Examines Drink Spiking on College Campuses

Study Examines Drink Spiking on College Campuses

Nearly 8 percent of all respondents to the survey reported that they had been drugged without their knowledge and 21 percent of these victims were men. Of the 460 victims who had been drugged, 56 students said they had been subjected to unwanted sexual touching and 25 reported being raped.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

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

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia

Among the candidates are Judy L. Postmus, an associate professor of social work and the founder of the Center on Violence Against Women & Children at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Anna Scheyett, a professor and dean of the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina.

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

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

New Roles for 12 Women Faculty Members

New Roles for 12 Women Faculty Members

Here is news of a dozen women faculty members who are taking on new duties at colleges, universities, or professional associations.

Ten Women Taking on New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Taking on New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

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

The New Provost at the University of South Carolina

The New Provost at the University of South Carolina

Joan T.A. Gabel has been serving as dean of the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri in Columbia since 2010. Previously, she taught at Florida State University and Georgia State University.

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts at American Universities

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts at American Universities

The women appointed to new posts are Mary W. Helmick, Marquita Chamblee, Barbara A. Chesler, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick, Amy Hook, Michelle Toews, Therese McDevitt, BayLee Long, Sharrika Adams, and Amanda Woodward.

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

The appointees are Genevieve Robert at Bates College, Lora Weiss at Georgia Tech, Nimmi Ramanujam at Duke University, Kristen Seay at the University of South Carolina, Lisa Park Boush at the University of Connecticut, Ann Marie Kinnell at the University of Southern Mississippi and Smita Bhati at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Eleven Women to Serve in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eleven Women to Serve in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here are brief biographies of 11 women who have or soon will be assuming new administrative roles at colleges and universities across the United States.

Alice Taylor-Colbert to Lead the Union Campus of the University of South Carolina

Alice Taylor-Colbert to Lead the Union Campus of the University of South Carolina

Since 2010, she has served as associate vice president for academic affairs at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina. Previously, she spent 21 years on the faculty at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia.

Two Women Named Carolina Distinguished Professors

Two Women Named Carolina Distinguished Professors

The University of South Carolina in Columbia has named six faculty members Carolina Distinguished Professors. Two of the new appointees – Robyn Hunt professor of theatre and dance and Mitzi Nagarkatti professor in the medical school – are women.

Chancellor Selected for Palmetto College at the University of South Carolina

Chancellor Selected for Palmetto College at the University of South Carolina

Susan Elkins, vice president of extended programs and regional development and dean of the College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Tennessee Technological University in Cookesville, has been chosen as the inaugural chancellor of Palmetto College at the University of South Carolina.

Three Women in New Teaching Positions

Three Women in New Teaching Positions

Cristina Rodriguez is joining the faculty at Yale Law School, Nikky Finney was named to an endowed chair at the University of South Carolina, and Eriz Suzuki has joined the English department faculty at Emory University in Atlanta.

Four Women Academics Honored With Awards

Four Women Academics Honored With Awards

The honorees are Julie Schwarz of Washington University, Ulrike Heine of Clemson University, Nancy Freeman of the University of South Carolina, and Mercedes Prieto of Florida International University.

Palmetto College at the University of South Carolina Announces Finalists for Chancellor

Palmetto College at the University of South Carolina Announces Finalists for Chancellor

Two of the four finalists are women: Susan Elkins is a vice president at Tennessee Technological University and Monica Orozco is an assistant provost at Florida Atlantic University.

Six Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Donna Shalala, Mary Lou Soffa, Pamela Hallock-Muller, Mary Ann Fitzpatric, Elizabeth Andress, and Michelle Scollo.

Three Women in New Faculty Posts

Three Women in New Faculty Posts

Tiffany Ana Lopez now holds a named chair at the University of California Riverside. Atiya Kai Stokes Brown was promoted at Bucknell University and Birgitta Johnson was hired to the faculty at the University of South Carolina.

Jeannette Andrews to Lead the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina

Jeannette Andrews to Lead the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina

Currently, she is associate dean for research at the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Nursing.

Augusta National's First Women Members Both Have Ties to the Academic World

Augusta National’s First Women Members Both Have Ties to the Academic World

Stanford University professor Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore, the financier who has donated many millions of dollars to universities in South Carolina are the first women members of the nation’s most famous private golf club.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Amy Finkelstein of MIT, Carolyn Vallas of the University of Virginia, Allison Hyngstrom of Marquette University, Jennifer Larson of the University of North Dakota, and Patricia DeCoursey of the University of South Carolina.

Four Women Academics Are Honored

Four Women Academics Are Honored

Marilyn Gugliucci, Jennifer Thomas, Mary Beth Poston, and Harriet Hamilton win prestigious awards.

Six Women Awarded Prestigious Honors

Six Women Awarded Prestigious Honors

Here is news of six academic women who have recently received, or will receive, distinguished awards.

Three Sociologists Win Awards for Their Book on the Changing American Family

Three Sociologists Win Awards for Their Book on the Changing American Family

Co-authors Lala Steelman, Catherine Bolzendahl, and Claudia Geist gather in several book awards.

Two Physicians Join the Faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Two Physicians Join the Faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Allison Westcott and Allison Giddings will be full-time clinical faculty members in the department of obstetrics and gynecology.