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Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles 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.

In Memoriam: Jill Mattuck Tarule, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Jill Mattuck Tarule, 1943-2019

Over a long career in higher education, Dr. Tarule taught at Goddard College in Plainfied, Vermont, Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the University of Vermont.

The U.S. Medical Schools That Had the Largest Percentage of Women Matriculants in 2018

The U.S. Medical Schools That Had the Largest Percentage of Women Matriculants in 2018

Women made up 51.6 percent of first-time, first-year students at U.S. medical schools in 2018. Women were 66 percent of new medical students at the University of New Mexico, the highest percentage in the nation. The lowest percentage of women matriculatns was at the medical school of the University of South Dakota.

Karrin Wilks to Lead the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City

Karrin Wilks to Lead the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City

Dr. Wilks has been serving as senior vice president and provost at the college since 2014 and has been with the City University of New York for eight years. Earlier, Dr. Wilks was senior vice president at Vermont State Colleges. She will become interim president of the CUNY campus on September 1.

The New Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

The New Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Since 2013, Dr. Nancy J. Cable has been serving as president of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. Earlier in her career, Dr. Cable was vice president and senior adviser to the president at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson College in North Carolina.

Five Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to dean positions are Tomiko Brown-Nagin at Harvard University, Adrienne Eaton at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Julie M. Anderson at Winona State University in Minnesota, Kim Crowley at Amarillo College in Texas, and Linda Schadler at the University of Vermont.

The Next President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

The Next President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

Dr. Nelson is currently the director of the Sustainability Institute and deputy chief Sustainability Officer at the University of New Hampshire. Before going to the University of New Hampshire, she served on the faculty at Tufts University in Massachusetts for 25 years.

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Zakiya Holmes Leggett of North Carolina State University, Brandon Hunt of Georgia Southern University, Cynthia Nance of the University of Arkansas, Noy Holland of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Wanda Heading-Grant of the University of Vermont.

The First Woman President of Vermont Technical College

The First Woman President of Vermont Technical College

Patricia Moulton has served as secretary for the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor and Commissioner for Economic Development for the state.

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

The women in new roles are Azra Aksamija at MIT, Catherine B. Stroud at Williams College in Massachusetts, Robin White at Virginia Tech, Deb Markowitz at the University of Vermont, Kathleen Sprows Cummings of the University of Notre Dame, and Clare McCabe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Five Women Academics Are Honored with Notable Awards

Five Women Academics Are Honored with Notable Awards

The honorees are Joy Spanabel Emery, professor emerita at the University of Rhode Island, Terrie E. Moffitt of Duke University in North Carolina, Stacie Raucci at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Linda P. Fried of Columbia University in New York City, and Yvonne Janssen-Heininger of the University of Vermont.

The Next Dean of the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts

The Next Dean of the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts

Cynthia I. Gersti-Pepin currently serves as professor of educational leadership and policy studies and associate dean of the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont. She will begin her new assignment at the University of Massachusetts on July 1.

New Global Study Finds a Closing Gender Gap in Education Is Not Closing the Economic Gender Gap

New Global Study Finds a Closing Gender Gap in Education Is Not Closing the Economic Gender Gap

Worldwide women are closing the gender gap in education. But a new study by economist Stephanie Seguino of the University of Vermont finds that these educational gains have failed to close the gender gap in income or political representation.

Study Finds That Dual-Earner Married-Couple Families Were More Likely to Weather the Recession

Study Finds That Dual-Earner Married-Couple Families Were More Likely to Weather the Recession

A new study authored by Kristin Smith, a family demographer at the Carsey School of Public Policy and research associate professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, finds that American families are increasingly relying on the income of women to make ends meet.

Four Women Academics Named Deans at Major Universities

Four Women Academics Named Deans at Major Universities

The women named deans are Danielle B. McDonald at the University of South Florida, Renae Chesnut at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Farah C. Muscadin at Chicago State University, and Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin at the University of Vermont.

Six Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Juanita Johnson-Bailey of the University of Georgia, Rae Silver of Barnard College, Maria Harrison of Cornell University, Lois Zook-Gerdau of Muskingum University, Barbara E. Hagler of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and Wanda Heading-Grant of the University of Vermont.

Fayneese Miller Will Be the Next President of Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Fayneese Miller Will Be the Next President of Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Miller currently serves as dean of the College of Education and Social Services and professor of leadership and developmental sciences at the University of Vermont. Previously, she taught for 20 years at Brown University.

Two Medical School Professors Appointed to High-Level Government Research Posts

Two Medical School Professors Appointed to High-Level Government Research Posts

Naomi Fukagawa of the University of Vermont will director the Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, and Holly Lisanby of Duke University was named director of the Division of Translational Research for the National Institute of Mental Health.

Eleven Women With New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women With New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

The women with new administrative roles in higher education are Sherrie Weldon, Tonia Moody, Monica Kimbrell, Nell Russell, Elizabeth Breul O’Rourke, Carolina Cruz-Neira, Stacey Kostell, Alexandrina Deschamps, Ann Saterbak, Diana Boyd, and Maria Mayberry.

Four Women Named to Dean Positions

Four Women Named to Dean Positions

The four women who have or will become deans are Laura Burton at Duke University, Graciela Slesaransky-Poe at Arcadia University, Ann Larson at the University of Louisville, and Nancy Mathews at the University of Vermont.

Eight Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women with new administrative jobs are Melissa Lavitt, Rhonda Risser, Shelly Berkley, Maria O’Mara, Cathi Cody-Hudson, Joyce A. Ingram, Paula Dias, and Rosa Isela Cervates.

University of Vermont Scholar to Chair National Commitee on Geological Sciences

University of Vermont Scholar to Chair National Commitee on Geological Sciences

Melody Brown Burkins, senior director for research and strategic initiatives at the University of Vermont, has been named chair of the U.S. National Committee to the International Union for Geological Sciences.

University of Vermont Professor Honored for Online Education Efforts

University of Vermont Professor Honored for Online Education Efforts

Betty Rambur, professor of health policy and nursing at the University of Vermont, received the Excellence in Online Teaching Award from the Sloan Consortium of Newburyport, Massachusetts. She has designed and taught five online courses over the past three years.

Elizabeth Greene Wins the 2013 Equine Science Award

Elizabeth Greene Wins the 2013 Equine Science Award

Elizabeth Greene, professor in the department of animal science at the University of Vermont, was honored for her teaching and research on horse health, safety, pasture management, and the equine business.

Eight Women Faculty Members in New Posts

Eight Women Faculty Members in New Posts

Taking on new roles are Kathleen Flake, Sarah Banet-Weiser, JoAnn M. Emmel, Ingrid Nelson, Agustina Giraudy, Virginia Zimmerman, Kelly Lombardo, and Nancy Everhart.

The Next President of Keene State College

The Next President of Keene State College

Anne E. Huot has served for the past six years as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the College of Brockport, part of the State University of New York system. She will take on her new role in July.

University of Vermont Names Four Women to Assistant Professor Positions

University of Vermont Names Four Women to Assistant Professor Positions

The new faculty members are Stephanie McKay, Melissa Willard-Foster, Lindsey Moses, and Sabrina Greenwood.

Meredith Hay Is One of Five Finalists for the Presidency of the University of Vermont

Meredith Hay Is One of Five Finalists for the Presidency of the University of Vermont

She was a finalist for the presidency of the University of New Mexico and currently is one of three finalists for chancellor of the University of Maine system.

University of Vermont Fraternity Suspended for Issuing an Offensive Survey

University of Vermont Fraternity Suspended for Issuing an Offensive Survey

The survey asked, “If you could rape someone, who would it be?”

Four Women Who Were Named to the Faculty at the University of Vermont

Four Women Who Were Named to the Faculty at the University of Vermont

There are 30 new faculty members at University of Vermont this fall. Here are brief profiles of four women named to the faculty.

Nutritionist Named to Endowed Professorship at the University of Vermont

Nutritionist Named to Endowed Professorship at the University of Vermont

Rachel K. Johnson will be the inaugural holder of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ first endowed chair.