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Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

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.

Six Women Who Have Been Named Deans at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Named Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Julia M. Ritter at the University of Southern California, Keshia Elder at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Sonia Kreidenweis at Colorado State University, Amy Falkner at Ithaca College in New York, Lisa A. Freeman at the University of Illinois Chicago, and Stacey Altman at East Carolina University in Greenville, Nrth Carolna.

University of Southern California Study Looks at the Status of Women in the Recording Industry

University of Southern California Study Looks at the Status of Women in the Recording Industry

In 2021, 23.3 percent of artists on the Billboard Hot 100 Year-End Chart were women. Women were 14.4 percent of the songwriters of these hit songs. For producers, women held only 3.9 percent of all producing positions across the songs on the 2021 Billboard Hot 100 Year-End Charts.

Study Finds Gender Differences in Approvals for U.S. Citizenship

Study Finds Gender Differences in Approvals for U.S. Citizenship

A new study led by Emily Ryo, a professor of law and sociology at the University of Southern California, finds that there are gender gaps in who is approved for citizenship during the naturalization process.

In Memoriam: Constance Ahrons, 1937-2021

In Memoriam: Constance Ahrons, 1937-2021

Constance Ahrons, emeritus professor of sociology in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California, passed away at the age of 84. Dr. Ahrons was perhaps best known for her book The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart.

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Taking on new assignments are Tarina Kang at the University of Southern California, Cynthia Osborne at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Airea D. Matthews of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and Teresa Seefeldt of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at South Dakota State University.

Duke University's Terrie Moffitt Has Been Selected to Receive the 2022 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Duke University’s Terrie Moffitt Has Been Selected to Receive the 2022 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Dr. Moffitt, a Duke University psychologist and King’s College, London, social development professor, discovered two types of antisocial behavior in juveniles. One persists from early childhood to adulthood, is relatively rare, and is seen mostly in males, while the other occurs only in adolescence and is seen in both males and females. Her insights have changed the way the courts prosecute juveniles.

Two Women Professors Share the Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health

Two Women Professors Share the Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health

The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health, which carries an honorarium of $150,000, is awarded annually the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to recognize individuals whose contributions have made a profound and lasting impact in advancing the understanding of mental health and improving the lives of people who are living with mental illness.

In Memoriam: Edra Charlotte Bogle, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Edra Charlotte Bogle, 1934-2021

Dr. Bogle began her career in the academic world as a librarian at what is now Western Oregon University. Dr. Bogle joined the English department faculty at the University of North Texas in 1968 and continued to teach there until 2004.

Undergraduate Business Programs at the University of Southern California Reach Gender Parity

Undergraduate Business Programs at the University of Southern California Reach Gender Parity

For the first time, the undergraduate business administration degree program at the Marshall School of Business of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has reached gender parity in its first-year class. Women make up 52 percent of the incoming Class of 2025. Two years ago, women made up 43 percent of the incoming class.

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

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

Taking on new roles in diversity are Tacquice Wiggan Davis at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, Michelle Carter at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Nickey Woods at the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California, and Shawnboda Mead at the University of Mississippi.

Carnegie Mellon University Scholar Honored by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon University Scholar Honored by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Fei Fang’s research uses game theory and machine learning to handle real-world challenges such as security, environmental sustainability, food security, and mobility. Her work has helped rangers and local communities combat poaching and to reduce food insecurity. Since 2013, her research has been used by the U.S. Coast to protect the Staten Island Ferry in New York City

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight 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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Three Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Three Women to Dean Positions

Maureen Raymo was appointed co-founding dean of the Columbia Climate School. Emily Roxworthy was named dean of the School of Dramatic Arts at the University of Southern California and Susan Brocksmith was appointed dean of the College of Business and Public Service at Vincennes University in Indiana.

Norma Riccucci Wins Award for Her Contribution to the Scientific Study of Bureaucracy

Norma Riccucci Wins Award for Her Contribution to the Scientific Study of Bureaucracy

Norma Riccucci is a Board of Governors Distinguished Professor on the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. She received the Herbert Simon Award from the Midwest Political Science Association for her research on street-level bureaucracy and representative bureaucracy.

In Memoriam: Helena Yli-Renko

In Memoriam: Helena Yli-Renko

Helena Yli-Renko was a professor of clinical entrepreneurship and the former director of the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California. She had taught at the university since 2003.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new titles or roles are Natalia Molina at the Univerity of Southern California, Nine Johnson at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Dianah Wynter at Arizona State University, Sarah Peyre at the University of Rochester, and Grace Musila at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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.

In Memoriam:  Phoebe Stone Liebig, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: Phoebe Stone Liebig, 1933-2021

Phoebe Liebig was a professor emerita of gerontology at the University of Southern California. Her research largely focused on public policies and their effects on older adults in communities throughout the U.S. and across the world, including Fulbright-supported study in India.

Three Women Appointed to Serve as Diversity Officers at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Appointed to Serve as Diversity Officers at Colleges and Universities

The three women who have been appointed to diversity positions are Michelle Foster at Colorado State University, Anita Dashiell-Sparks at the University of Southern California, and Kristina Marshall at Baker College in Michigan.

Christine Johnson McPhail Is the New President of Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Christine Johnson McPhail Is the New President of Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Dr. McPhail has been serving as a professor of practice at the John E. Roueche Center for Community College Leadership at Kansas State University. Earlier, she was director of the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University in Baltimore and president of Cypress College in California.

In Memoriam: Kathleen Ell, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Kathleen Ell, 1939-2021

Professor Ell joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in 1980 and was promoted to full professor in 1991. She was the first researcher to link depression with an increase in mortality among coronary care patients.

In Memoriam: Katharine Hill Coleman, 1955-2021

In Memoriam: Katharine Hill Coleman, 1955-2021

Coleman joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in 1983. She was the first woman faculty member to be awarded tenure in the field of design and was promoted to full professor in 1986.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Hired to University Diversity Posts

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Hired to University Diversity Posts

The three women who have been appointed to new diversity positions at major universities are Nicoli Richardson at the University of Southern California, Roe Bubar, at Colorado State University, and Stephanie A. Roth at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. All three women hold juris doctorates.

Rice University Scholar Chosen to Lead the Strategic Management Society

Rice University Scholar Chosen to Lead the Strategic Management Society

Yan “Anthea” Zhang, the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is the new president-elect of the Strategic Management Society. She will be president-elect for two years and then become president in 2023.

The University of Southern California Appoints Three Women to Prestigious Faculty Posts

The University of Southern California Appoints Three Women to Prestigious Faculty Posts

Estela Mara Bensimon of the Rossier School of Education was named a University Professor. Susan Forsburg, a professor of biological sciences, and Mahta Moghaddam, the holder of the Ming Hsieh Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been appointed Distinguished Professors.

Erica Muhl Has Been Chosen as the First Woman President of the Berklee College of Music in Boston

Erica Muhl Has Been Chosen as the First Woman President of the Berklee College of Music in Boston

Dr. Muhl comes to Berklee College after a distinguished 30-year career at the University of Southern California, where she was dean and founding executive director of the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation and the former associate dean of the Thornton School of Music.

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Kittie Pain at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, Amy Diamond at the University of Southern California, Jovette Dew at Oklahoma State University, Donna Gustafson at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Melba V. Pearson at Florida International University in Miami.

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.

In Memoriam: Virginia James Tufte, 1918-2020

In Memoriam: Virginia James Tufte, 1918-2020

Dr. Tufte joined the English departmeny faculty at the University of Southern California in 1964. She also was a founder of the univerity’s program for the Study of Women and Men in Society, a predecessor of gender and sexuality studies. She retired from teaching in 1989.

Selenne Bañuelos Wins Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Selenne Bañuelos Wins Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Selenne Bañuelos, an associate professor of mathematics at California State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo, California, recently won the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching.

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities in the United States

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities in the United States

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

Gender Differences in the Economic and Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gender Differences in the Economic and Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Among the findings of the new study is that for those holding the same job since March, 64 percent of college-educated mothers reported by early June that they had reduced their working hours at some point since March, compared to 36 percent of college-educated fathers.

How to Reduce the Child Penalty in Incomes After Women Give Birth

How to Reduce the Child Penalty in Incomes After Women Give Birth

A new study finds that after giving birth women’s incomes on average drop significantly — by about 40 percent in the United States. And this so-called “child penalty” lingers for years. The researchers also found that subsidized high-quality child care reduces the child penalty by 25 percent.