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Coppin State University President Maria Thompson to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Coppin State University President Maria Thompson to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Maria Thompson,the first woman president of Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland, has announced she will retire at the end of the academic year after overcoming recent health challenges. She became president of Coppin State University in 2015.

In Memoriam: Rita Sutherland Purdy, 1941-2018

In Memoriam: Rita Sutherland Purdy, 1941-2018

Professor Purdy joined the faculty at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 1996 as chair of family and consumer sciences and served as a professor until she retired in 2009. Earlier, she was a professor and dean of undergraduate programs for College of Human Resources at Virginia Tech.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Major 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.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Dozen 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.

Elizabeth Elliott Has Been Selected to Lead the Educational Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi

Elizabeth Elliott Has Been Selected to Lead the Educational Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi

Elizabeth M. Elliott is a professor in the College of Education and director of the Family Resource Center at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Meyers. She has taught at Florida Gulf Coast University since 2001 and has been a member of Kappa Delta Pi since 1995. She will become president of the organization in 2020.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

New Administrative Jobs for 16 Women at College and Universities Throughout the United States

New Administrative Jobs for 16 Women at College and Universities Throughout 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.

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.

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Sixteen Women Taking on New Assignments at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has announced a wide range of new appointments and promotions. Sixteen women are taking on high-level new assignments.

Four Women Faculty Members in New Roles at Major Research Universities

Four Women Faculty Members in New Roles at Major Research 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.

University of Tennessee Debuts Online Archive of the Works of Artist Catherine Wiley

University of Tennessee Debuts Online Archive of the Works of Artist Catherine Wiley

Wiley enrolled at the University of Tennessee in 1895, only a few years after women were first admitted to the institution. After studying art in New York, she returned to Knoxville to teach freehand drawing at the University of Tennessee from 1905 to 1918.

Beverly Davenport Fired as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Beverly Davenport Fired as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

On March 1, 2017, Beverly Davenport became the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Now 14 months later, she has been placed on administrative leave and will no longer serve as chancellor as of July 1.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 10 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.

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University of Tennessee Appoints Four Women to Chair Academic Units

Kirsten Block was named head of Latin American/Caribbean Studies program. Verle Keppens was appointed chair of the department of materials science and engineering. Christine Shepardson was named chair of the Middle Eastern Studies program and Maria Stehle was appointed chair of the Cinema Studies program.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

New Administrative Roles for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities Across the United States

New Administrative Roles for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities Across 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.

New Administrative Positions for Seventeen Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Seventeen 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.

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University Study Finds Adverse Psychological Effects for Women Who Work in “Breastaurants”

A new study led by Dawn Szymanski, a professor at the University of Tennessee, has determined that women who work in restaurants that require the wait staff to wear revealing outfits, are at higher risk for anxiety and eating disorders. Many of the women who work in these restaurants are college students.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Marvella Ford at South Carolina State University, Marianne Janack at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Valerie Hansen at Yale University, Marcia Hoy at the University of Tennessee, and Lynne M. Thomas at the University of Illinois.

Four Women Scholars Have Announced Their Intention to Retire

Four Women Scholars Have Announced Their Intention to Retire

Stepping down from their posts are Ruth Darling at the University of Tennessee, Darlene Clark Hine at Northwestern University, Lisa Brown at Washington State University-Spokane, and Sheila V. Adams at Mississippi University for Women.

University of Tennessee Scholar Wins the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

University of Tennessee Scholar Wins the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Joy Harjo, a professor of English at the University of Tennessee, is being recognized for lifetime achievement in poetry. She will receive a $100,000 prize and will be honored at a ceremony in Chicago on June 12.

New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Dozen Women

New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Dozen Women

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

New High-Level Administrative Jobs in Higher Education for Eight Women

New High-Level Administrative Jobs in Higher Education for Eight Women

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

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level Posts in Academia

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level Posts in Academia

The four women retiring from the their university posts are Judith M. Cole at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Karen M. Sowers at the University of Tennessee, Iris Rosa at Indiana University, and Catherine C. Scroggs at the University of Missouri.

Kay Kimball to Lead the Machias Campus of the University of Maine

Kay Kimball to Lead the Machias Campus of the University of Maine

Dr. Kimball has been serving as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Machias campus of University of Maine. She joined the faculty at the university in 1999 as an assistant professor of history.

In Memoriam: Joy Theresa DeSensi, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Joy Theresa DeSensi, 1945-2017

Professor DeSensi served on the faculty at the University of Tennessee for nearly 40 years. She served as professor and chair of the department of kinesiology, recreation, and sports studies and as associate dean for the university’s Graduate School.

Vanderbilt University's Melissa Kaufman Honored by the Society of Urodynamics

Vanderbilt University’s Melissa Kaufman Honored by the Society of Urodynamics

The Zimskind Award from the Society of Urodynamics is given to an early career professional who has made significant contributions in basic and clinical research to the field of lower urinary tract and female pelvic floor dysfunction and has shown great potential for continuing and progressive scholarship.

Altha Stewart Named President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association

Altha Stewart Named President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association

Altha Stewart, an associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, will serve one year as president elect and then lead the association for a year, beginning in May 2018.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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.

Six Women Scholars Selected to Receive Distinguished Awards

Six Women Scholars Selected to Receive Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Li-Huei Tsai of MIT, Ami Radunskaya of Pomona College in California, Michelle Brown of the University of Tennessee, Patricia Vittum of the University of Massachusetts, Kathleen Lane of the University of Kansas, and Rachel Halverson of the University of Idaho.

Beverly Davenport Named Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Beverly Davenport Named Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Since July, Dr. Davenport has been serving as the interim president of the University of Cincinnati. In July 2013, she was appointed senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Cincinnati. She will begin her new duties at the University of Tennessee on March 1.

New Roles for Nine Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Roles for Nine Women Faculty Members 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.

Missy Hopper of Mississippi State University to Lead Phi Kappa Phi

Missy Hopper of Mississippi State University to Lead Phi Kappa Phi

The honor society was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine. It is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Since its founding, more than 1 million members have been inducted into the honorary society.

Seven Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Seven Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The new holders of endowed chairs are Joann B. Sweasy at Yale, Michelle M. Dowd at the University of Alabama, Mary D. Barkley at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Sheri Wilmer at Boston College, Sandra Thomas at the University of Tennessee, Julie Battilana at Harvard and Annette Giesecke at the University of Delaware.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.