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The Next Provost at the University of Texas at Austin

The Next Provost at the University of Texas at Austin

Since 2014, Sharon Wood has been serving as dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas. She joined the faculty at the university in 1994. Professor Wood is internationally recognized for her research on the earthquake response of reinforced concrete structures.

Baylor University Scholar's Risk Reduction Intervention Aims to Help Young Women in the Juvenile Justice System

Baylor University Scholar’s Risk Reduction Intervention Aims to Help Young Women in the Juvenile Justice System

Young women involved in the juvenile justice system are 3.5 times more likely to have a child compared to non-delinquent youth and 30 percent have been pregnant one or more times. Additionally, this population experiences high rates of marijuana and alcohol use as well as high rates of sexually transmitted infections.

In Memoriam: Mary Anne Fox, 1947-2021

In Memoriam: Mary Anne Fox, 1947-2021

Dr. Fox taught at the University of Texas at Austin for more than 20 years before being named the first woman chancellor of North Carolina State University. She later served as Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Marina Vannucci is the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Vannucci, who has taught at Rice Univerity since 2007, also holds an adjunct appointment in biostatistics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

St. Lawrence University in New York Names Kathryn Morris as Its Nineteenth President

St. Lawrence University in New York Names Kathryn Morris as Its Nineteenth President

For the past eight years, Dr. Morris has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Earlier, Dr. Morris served as a professor of psychology and was chair of that department at Butler. Her areas of expertise include social psychology, the psychology of gender, methodology, and statistics.

Vanderbilt University's Vanessa Beasley to Lead the Rhetoric Society of America

Vanderbilt University’s Vanessa Beasley to Lead the Rhetoric Society of America

Dr. Beasley is an associate professor of communication and associate provost and dean of residential faculty at Vanderbilt University. Before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2008, Professor Beasley taught at Texas A&M University, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and the University of Georgia.

Elena Past of Wayne State University Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Elena Past of Wayne State University Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Elena Past, professor of Italian at Wayne State University in Detroit, was selected to receive the Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Modern Language Association. The award honors an outstanding book in the field of Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian.

University of Missouri's Marsha Richens Wins a Top Honor in the Field of Consumer Research

University of Missouri’s Marsha Richens Wins a Top Honor in the Field of Consumer Research

Marsha Richins is a professor of marketing who holds the Bailey K. Howard World Book Chair of Marketing at the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri. was named a 2020 Association of Consumer Research Fellow. She is only the 30th person to be honored with the designation since the organization was founded in 1980.

University of New Mexico Scholar Named Chair-Elect of the Council of Graduate Schools

University of New Mexico Scholar Named Chair-Elect of the Council of Graduate Schools

Julie Coonrod is a professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering and dean of graduate studies at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Coonrod will serve as chair-elect during 2021 and become chair of the Council of Graduate Schools on January 1, 2022. 

Cheri Canon Honored by the American Association for Women in Radiology

Cheri Canon Honored by the American Association for Women in Radiology

Cheri Canon, the Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been selected to receive the 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award from the American Association for Women in Radiology. The award is the association’s highest honor.

Stefani Hicswa Will Be the First Woman Chancellor of Montana State University Billings

Stefani Hicswa Will Be the First Woman Chancellor of Montana State University Billings

Dr. Hicswa currently serves as president of Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to Northwest College, Hicswa served for seven years as president of Miles Community College in Miles City, Montana. She will become the chancellor of Montana State University Billings on January 11.

Tamara Bertrand Jones Awarded the Presidential Medal From the Association for the Study of Higher Education

Tamara Bertrand Jones Awarded the Presidential Medal From the Association for the Study of Higher Education

Tamara Bertrand Jones is an associate professor of higher education in the College of Education at Florida State University. Her research examines the sociocultural influences on socialization during graduate education and the professional experiences of underrepresented populations, particularly Black women, in academia.

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.

Cheri Canon Is the New President of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments

Cheri Canon Is the New President of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments

Cheri L. Canon holds the Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She is the second woman to serve as president of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, a nonprofit that aims to advance the art and science of radiology.

Karen Whitney to Lead the University of Illinois at Springfield

Karen Whitney to Lead the University of Illinois at Springfield

Dr. Whitney is the president emerita of Clarion University in Pennsylvania and recently served as interim chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Before leading Clarion, Dr. Whitney was vice chancellor for student life at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis from 1999 through 2010.

Organization of American Historians Bestows Award on Cornell University's Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

Organization of American Historians Bestows Award on Cornell University’s Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

Dr. Martínez-Matsuda has received the 2020 Binkley-Stephenson Award from the Organization of American Historians. The award is presented for the best research paper to have appeared in the last 12 months in the Journal of American History.

The Next President of Stony Book University of the State University of New York System

The Next President of Stony Book University of the State University of New York System

Maurie McInnis is a cultural historian and since 2016 has served as executive vice president and provost at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she spent nearly 20 years at the University of Virginia, rising to the post of vice provost for academic affairs. She will become president of Stony Brook University on July 1.

In Memoriam: Rosemary Santana Cooney, 1946-2020

In Memoriam: Rosemary Santana Cooney, 1946-2020

Dr. Clooney began her career at Fordham as an assistant professor of sociology in 1974. She was awarded tenure in 1980 and later served as chair of the department of sociology. In 2000, Professor Clooney was appointed associate dean of Fordham College.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Claudia Mora will be the next dean of the School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Kimberly Wallin was appointed dean of the College of Mathematics and Science at North Dakota State University and Amy Kristof-Brown was named interim dean of the College of Business at the University of Iowa.

Teresa Lozano Long Awarded the National Humanities Medal at a White House Ceremony

Teresa Lozano Long Awarded the National Humanities Medal at a White House Ceremony

Teresa Lozano Long is an educator who, with her husband, has been a major benefactor of the University of Texas. The valedictorian of her high school class in Texas, Dr. Long went on to be the first Hispanic woman to earn a doctorate in health and physical education at the University of Texas at Austin.

Kendra Scott and the University of Texas Establish the Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute

Kendra Scott and the University of Texas Establish the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute

Kendra Scott is a fashion designer who got her start in Austin and has created a billion-dollar company with retail stores and an extensive online business. Scott has a history of supporting women’s causes.

Rachel Crosen Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Rachel Crosen Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Since 2016, Dr. Crosen has served as dean of the College of Social Science at Michigan State University. She is also a Michigan State University Foundation Professor of economics. Earlier in her career, Professor Crosen served as dean of the School of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington.

University of Texas to Offer a Five-Year, Dual Degree Program in Women's and Gender Studies

University of Texas to Offer a Five-Year, Dual Degree Program in Women’s and Gender Studies

Undergraduate students who major in women’s and gender studies within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas may begin graduate courses their junior year if they meet the academic requirements.

Teresa Sullivan to Serve as Provost at Michigan State University

Teresa Sullivan to Serve as Provost at Michigan State University

Teresa Sullivan is the former president of the University of Virginia. Earlier in her career, she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan.

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven Women Faculty Members

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven 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.

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Elected to the Presidential Track of SPIE

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Elected to the Presidential Track of SPIE

Dr. Mahadevan-Jansen currently serves as the Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She will become president of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics in 2022.

Oklahoma State University Scholar Says Artificial Intelligence Can Eliminate Bias in the Hiring Process

Oklahoma State University Scholar Says Artificial Intelligence Can Eliminate Bias in the Hiring Process

Kimberly Houser, a professor of legal studies in the College of Business at Oklahoma State University, argues that using machine decision-making through artificial intelligence (AI) can remove unconscious bias and “noise” from the hiring and promotion process and begin making the workplace reflect a diverse society.

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.

Jacqueline Gill is the First Woman President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Jacqueline Gill is the First Woman President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Currently, Dr. Gill serves as president of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. Before that, she served as vice president of academic affairs and community and industry education at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas.

University of Texas Acquires Papers of Acclaimed Author Rachel Cusk

University of Texas Acquires Papers of Acclaimed Author Rachel Cusk

The materials reflect Cusk’s personal writing process within 16 notebooks and in additional papers and documents. The notebooks also include teaching notes, occasional journal entries, drawings by her children, appointment details, and records of everyday life.

Kellie Flood Named Clinician of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society

Kellie Flood Named Clinician of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society

Dr. Flood is an associate professor, director of gerontology, geriatrics, and palliative care, and a scientist at the Comprehensive Center for Health Aging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was honored for her efforts to expand the impact of geriatrics expertise and leadership for thousands of older adults across the nation.

In Memoriam: Lorraine Elizabeth Green Branham, 1952-2019

In Memoriam: Lorraine Elizabeth Green Branham, 1952-2019

A long-time journalist Lorraine Branham became dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York in 2008.

Anna Maria Hong Wins Norma Faber Book Award From the Poetry Society of America

Anna Maria Hong Wins Norma Faber Book Award From the Poetry Society of America

Anna Maria Hong is a creative writing faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont. Earlier, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, the University of California, Los Angeles, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Washington Bothell.

Karen Uhlenbeck Is the First Woman to Be Awarded the 2019 Abel Prize

Karen Uhlenbeck Is the First Woman to Be Awarded the 2019 Abel Prize

The award, modeled after the Nobel Prize, is considered the top international award in the field of mathematics. Dr. Uhlenbeck will receive the award, which comes with a monetary prize of approximately $700,000, at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway on May 21.

Eight Women Named Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates by the National Resources Center

Eight Women Named Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates by the National Resources Center

The National Resources Center at the University of South Carolina recently named 10 educators as 2019 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates. Out of the 10 recipients, eight were women.