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Four Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

The new women deans are Susan Anderson at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Ellen McIntyre at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Theodorea Regina Berry at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and Carol Johnson at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

University of Tennessee Names Its Writing Center After Alumna and Supporter Judith Herbert

University of Tennessee Names Its Writing Center After Alumna and Supporter Judith Herbert

Judith Herbert and her husband set up an Excellence in Writing Endowment in 2017 to support undergraduate tutoring, services to upper-division students who are not English majors, and the development of workshops for faculty across academic disciplines to discuss best practices for designing and assessing writing assignments.

Eight Women Faculty at Major Universities Who Are Taking on New Duties

Eight Women Faculty at Major Universities Who Are Taking on New Duties

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: Linda Ann Irwin-DeVitis, 1948-2019

In Memoriam: Linda Ann Irwin-DeVitis, 1948-2019

Linda Irwin-DeVitis served as dean of the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, from 2010 to 2013.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Rachel Beatty Riedl was named to an endowed chair in the department of government at Cornell University. Victoria Niederhauser now holds an endowed chair in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, and Velma McBride Murry, who holds an endowed chair, was named University Professor at Vanderbilt University.

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The four women who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Isabela Mares at Yale University, Camellia Okpodu at Xavier University of Louisiana, Victoria Niederhauser at the Univerity of Tennessee College of Nursing, and Ellen Pawlikowski at the School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.

The New Director of the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island

The New Director of the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island

Dr. Danielle Dennis had been serving as an associate professor of literacy studies and co-coordinator of the Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program at the University of South Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in language and literacy education from the University of Tennessee.

National Association of Fellowships Advisors Names Inaugural Service Award After Suzanne McCray

National Association of Fellowships Advisors Names Inaugural Service Award After Suzanne McCray

Dr. McCray currently serves as an associate professor of higher education in the College of Education and Health Professions and vice provost for enrollment at the University of Arkansas. Earlier, She was associate dean of the Honors College and director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at the University of Arkansas.

Joy Harjo Has Been Selected as the Poet Laureate of the United States

Joy Harjo Has Been Selected as the Poet Laureate of the United States

Professor Harjo recently stepped down from her post as the John C. Hodges Chair of Excellence in the department of English at the University of Tennessee. Earlier she served is a professor of English and American Indian studies at the University of Illinois. She has also taught at Arizona State University, the University of Colorado, the University of Arizona, and the University of New Mexico.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members at 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.

In Memoriam: Kristi Larkin Havens, 1964-2019

In Memoriam: Kristi Larkin Havens, 1964-2019

Dr. Havens joined the University of Tennessee’s department of English in 1996 as a lecturer. She taught courses on composition, public writing, women in American literature, and African-American literature.

Donde Plowman Named Chancellor of the University of Tennessee

Donde Plowman Named Chancellor of the University of Tennessee

Currently Dr. Plowman serves as executive vice chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Earlier in her career, Dr. Plowman served as a professor of management at the University of Tennessee and was head of the university’s management department from 2008 to 2010.

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

The 10 new deans at colleges and universities across the United States are Jennifer Collins, Laura Auricchio, Gwyneth Price, Amy Lauren Fairchild, Raka Ray, Diana Martinelli, Karen Muncaster, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Lori Messinger, and Lisa Dutton.

Seven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

The seven scholars taking on new roles are: Misty G. Anderson at the University of Tennessee, Ann McKee at Boston University, Anne Applebaum at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Meg Meloy at Pennsylvania State University, Ann Setzer at DePaul University in Chicago, Jacqueline Z. Bergman at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and Julie Trivitt at the University of Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth E. Howell

In Memoriam: Elizabeth E. Howell

Dr. Howell first joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee in 1988 as an assistant professor. She was the first woman to be recruited into the department of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology since its founding 25 years earlier.

A Half Dozen Women  Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at Universities

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at 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.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

The new deans are Verna L. Williams at the University of Cincinnati, Melanie Stein at Ithaca College in New York, Denise Rush as Boston Architectural College, Alexis Abramson at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Janis Terpenney at the University of Tennessee, and Beth McNeil at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Study Examines Obstacles Women Face in Climbing the Faculty Academic Ladder

Study Examines Obstacles Women Face in Climbing the Faculty Academic Ladder

In a new report for the Brookings Institution, Bridget Turner Kelly, an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, finds that women are making slow progress in closing the gender gap in the highest levels of college and university faculty.

Ellen Neufeldt Appointed President of California State University, San Marcos

Ellen Neufeldt Appointed President of California State University, San Marcos

Currently, Dr. Neufeldt serves as the founding vice president for student engagement and enrollment services at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Earlier in her career, she served as vice president for student affairs at Salisbury University in Maryland and as assistant vice president of student development at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant to Lead the American Board of Forensic Anthropology

MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant to Lead the American Board of Forensic Anthropology

Dr. Tersigni-Tarrant serves as an associate professor of anatomy in the Center for Anatomical Science and Education and the department of surgery, and as an adjunct professor of pathology at Saint Louis University.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to High-Level 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.

In Memoriam: Rosemary Mariner, 1953-2019

In Memoriam: Rosemary Mariner, 1953-2019

Rosemary Mariner, one of the first women to serve as an aviator in the U.S. Navy, was a resident scholar in the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee. Earlier, she was the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Professor of Military Studies at the National War College.

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.