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Universities Announced the Appointment of Two Women to Provost Positions

Universities Announced the Appointment of Two Women to Provost Positions

Mitzi M. Montoya was appointed provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Utah and Rebecca Kohn will be the next vice president for academic affairs at Elon University in North Carolina, effective January 2.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties at Universities

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties 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.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

Taking on new duties are Pearl Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta, Suzanne M. Darais at the University of Utah, Sarah Kenehan at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, Stephanie Ricker Schulte at the University of Arkansas, Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Chandice Haste-Jackson at Syracuse University in New York, and Miriam Mara at Arizona State University.

Lisa Diamond Has Been Chosen to Lead the International Academy of Sex Research

Lisa Diamond Has Been Chosen to Lead the International Academy of Sex Research

Lisa Diamond is a distinguished professor of developmental psychology, health psychology, and gender studies at the University of Utah. She has taught at the university since 1999. Her research focuses on sexuality, gender and intimate relationships, and their implications for health and well-being over the life course.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Taking on New Roles or Duties at Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Who Taking on New Roles or Duties at Universities

Taking on new duties are Sarah Mollman at South Dakota State University, Laura Freeman at Virginia Tech, Carol Loranger at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Robin R. Davis at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Elizabeth Otto at the University at Buffalo, and Rachael Hess at the University of Utah.

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 administrative responsibilities relating to diversity are Tiffany Baffour at the University of Utah, AJ Mazaris at Salem College in Winton-Salem, North Carolina, E. Cheryl Ponder at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Malika Carter at James Madson University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The five women appointed to dean positions are Michelle M. Camacho at the University of Utah, Melanie Bloom at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, C. Debra M. Furr-Holden at New York University, Stacey Harris at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Kimberly R. Moffitt at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Hollis Robbins has accepted an offer to serve as the next dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Utah and Roberta Waite will be the dean of the Georgetown University School of Nursing. Both appointments are effective on July 1.

Pamela Cipriano of the University of Virginia Is the New President of the International Council of Nurses

Pamela Cipriano of the University of Virginia Is the New President of the International Council of Nurses

The International Council of Nurses is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, representing more than 27 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals.

Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, Has Appointed Karla McCain as Provost

Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, Has Appointed Karla McCain as Provost

Dr. McCain joins Blackburn College – one of only 10 federally recognized work colleges in the United States – after nearly 20 years at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. There she served as associate vice president for academic affairs and professor of chemistry.

Catching Perpetrators of Groping Sexual Assaults

Catching Perpetrators of Groping Sexual Assaults

For the past 10 years, Julie Valentine, a professor of nursing at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, has been at the forefront of making touch DNA evidence collection a standard practice in groping cases. She has created a standard form for sexual assault medical examiners to collect touch DNA evidence from survivors’ skin and clothing.

University Study Finds Gender Bias Is Prevalent in the Early Recruitment Phase for Leadership Positions

University Study Finds Gender Bias Is Prevalent in the Early Recruitment Phase for Leadership Positions

Participants were told they had to recruit a male and female leader for an imaginary company. Conservative participants in the group that thought they were communicating with a male candidate picked more positive pieces of information about the position and the company, and those communicating with the female picked less positive information. Political liberals did not exhibit this trend.

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at American Universities

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at American 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.

University of Utah Leader to Become President of Strada Impact in April

University of Utah Leader to Become President of Strada Impact in April

Ruth V. Watkins, president of the University of Utah since 2018, announced that she has accepted a position as president of Strada Impact, where she will drive Strada Education Network’s national research, philanthropy, policy, and thought leadership with the goal of improving students’ access to college, degree completion and career connections.

Colorado State's Ellen Fisher Honored by the American Vacuum Society

Colorado State’s Ellen Fisher Honored by the American Vacuum Society

Dr. Fisher’s research group provides insight into the fundamental chemistry of very complex systems, namely plasmas. Plasmas are partially ionized gases that have a plethora of different types of reactive species, which the group works on deconstructing to better understand each one.

Cathy Sandeen Will Be the Next President of California State University, East Bay

Cathy Sandeen Will Be the Next President of California State University, East Bay

Since September 2018, Dr. Sandeen has been serving as chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage. Prior to that role, Dr. Sandeen was chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin Extension. She will become president of California State University, East Bay on January 4.

American Society for Cell Biology Recognizes the Research of Dartmouth's Prachee Avasthi

American Society for Cell Biology Recognizes the Research of Dartmouth’s Prachee Avasthi

The 2020 Women in Cell Biology Junior Award for Excellence in Research is given each year “to a woman who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology, is developing a strong independent research program, and exhibits the potential for continuing at a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.”

In Memoriam: Alice Billings Thompson Clark, 1926-2020

In Memoriam: Alice Billings Thompson Clark, 1926-2020

Dr. Clark She moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota, in 1965 and joined the faculty at the University of North Dakota. When she was later named vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Clark became the first woman to hold a high-level administrative post at a university in North Dakota.

Universities Appoint Nine Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

Universities Appoint Nine Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

The nine women who have been appointed to university dean positions are Mary Koithan, Brooke Berry, Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Shanna Hagan-Burke, Rachel Dunifon, Lori Schumacher Anderson, Cassandra Hill, Natasha Vijay Munshi, and Karen Sedatole.

Five Women Scholars Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Paula Groves Price at North Carolina A&T State University, Nancy Songer at the University of Utah, Baishakhi Taylor at Smith College in Northampton, Massachuetts, Andrea Goldsmith at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Susan T. Gordon at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Roberta Herman of the Joslin Diabetes Center, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Jennifer Daniel at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Cheryl A. Brown of Stanford University, Kerry Case at the University of Utah, and Nadirah Pippen at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

In Memoriam: Lesley Aileen Hales Clyde, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Lesley Aileen Hales Clyde, 1926-2019

Lesley Aileen Hales Clyde, an educator and long-time member of the Utah Board of Regents and an advocate for gender equality, died on Christmas Eve.

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: Ruth Trinidad Galván

In Memoriam: Ruth Trinidad Galván

Ruth Trinidad Galván, an associate professor in the department of language, literacy and sociocultural studies at the University of New Mexico. She was also affiliated with the women’s studies program and the department of Chicana and Chicano studies.

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments 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 or have been assigned new duties.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Eleven Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to 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.

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

A Dozen 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.

Eight Women Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Eight Women Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters recently inducted 11 individuals into the 250-member honorary society. New members are elected only upon the death of other members. Of the 11 new members, eight are women.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

The new deans are Elizabeth Kronk Warner at University of Utah Law, Verna Williams at University of Cincinnati Law, Mei Wei at the College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, and Tamara Brown at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at University of North Texas.

Terry Tempest Williams Wins the Robert Kirsch Award from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>

Terry Tempest Williams Wins the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times

Terry Tempest Williams, writer-in-residence at Harvard Divinity School, will receive the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times. According to the newspaper, the award is a lifetime achievement prize “given to a writer with a substantial connection to the American West.”

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Posts for Seven 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 in Higher Education for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for 14 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.