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In Memoriam: Barbara Arnstine, 1934-2024

In Memoriam: Barbara Arnstine, 1934-2024

For over 25 years, Dr. Arnstine served as a professor of education at California State University, Sacramento, where she taught courses on teacher preparation and the philosophy of education.

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

The appointments are Rong Huang at Purdue University, Jing Tsu at Yale University, Leslie Wolf at Georgia State University, and Hae Won Shin at the University of Tennessee.

In Memoriam: Peggy Hedrick Deierhoi, 1934-2024

In Memoriam: Peggy Hedrick Deierhoi, 1934-2024

Her higher education experience included academic appointments at the University of Tennessee and Georgia Perimeter College. After she retired, Deierhoi served the lifelong learning programs at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. and Florida Atlantic University.

New Duties for Seven Women Scholars at Universities

New Duties for Seven Women Scholars at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Girl Scout Leader Agenia Walker Clark Will Be the Next President of Fisk University in Nashville

Girl Scout Leader Agenia Walker Clark Will Be the Next President of Fisk University in Nashville

For the past 19 years, Dr. Clark has been CEO of the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. Prior to the Girl Scouts, Dr. Clark was the vice president of human resources for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, senior director of human resources at Vanderbilt University, and directed human resources for Canadian telecommunications provider Nortel Networks.

Joy Harjo Awarded Yale University's Bollingen Prize for American Poetry

Joy Harjo Awarded Yale University’s Bollingen Prize for American Poetry

The Bollingen Prize, established by Paul Mellon in 1949, is awarded biennially by Yale University Library through Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library to an American poet for the best book published during the previous two years or for lifetime achievement in poetry. The prize includes a cash award of $175,000.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles or Duties

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles or Duties

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties 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 Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Taking on new titles or roles are Kelly Hammond at the University of Arkansas, Krystyn J. Van Vliet at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Dawn Bragg at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Amy E. Keating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tiffany Steele at the University of Rochester in New York, and Deb Welsh at the University of Tennessee.

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

Thirteen 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six Women

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six Women

The six women who have been appointed to administrative posts are Sarah Chinniah at the University of Missouri, Carrie Castille at the University of Tennessee, Amikaeyla Gaston at the California Jazz Conservatory. Jana Rosinski at Syracuse University, Micki Kidder at the University of Notre Dame, LaNiece R. Tyree at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

In Memoriam: Jane Barton Moore, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Jane Barton Moore, 1935-2021

A pioneering researcher in motor development, Dr. Moore’s academic work advanced the understanding of how children move and learn to move. She also was an influential figure in the development of women’s athletics at Auburn University in Alabama.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 10 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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

The Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee Names Its Inaugural Executive Director

The Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee Names Its Inaugural Executive Director

Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee, established last year to align the expertise and infrastructure of U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the university in support of world-leading research and talent development.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Dean Positions

Lisa Hammersley was appointed dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Sacramento State University in California. Ashley M. Stokes was appointed dean of University of Tennessee Extension and Karen K. Petersen has been named dean of the Kendall College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.

The University of Louisville Names Its Next Provost

The University of Louisville Names Its Next Provost

Dr. Lori Stewart Gonzalez currently serves as vice chancellor for academic, faculty, and student affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Before taking this position in 2015, Dr. Gonzalez served as senior advisor to the senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina General Administration.

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.

Six Women Faculty Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Faculty Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The six women scholars in new roles are Ana María Martínez at Rice University in Houston, Gail Wilson at Oklahoma State University, Malika Jeffries-EL at Boston University, Shoshana Schechter at Yeshiva University in New York, Anne-Marie Schultz at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and J. Camille Hall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, Selects its Fourteenth President

Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, Selects its Fourteenth President

Dr. Alisa White is currently president of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She previously served as vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas at Tyler and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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 Inaugural Provost at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee

The Inaugural Provost at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee

Debbie Murray has been appointed to the newly created position of provost at Lee University. Dr. Murray holds the rank of distinguished professor of education at Lee University. She joined the Lee faculty in 1980 and has been serving as vice president for academic affairs since 2013.

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Wendy Hadley at the University of Oregon, Teri W. Odom of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Adrienne Morgan at the University of Rochester, Lynne Parker of the University of Tennessee, Barna Saha of the University of California, Berkeley, and Altha Stewart at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Nine 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.

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.