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Five Women From the Academic World Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Five Women From the Academic World Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

The women leaving their college or university posts are Jane Fernandez, president of Guilford College in North Carolina, Kim Kloeppel at the University of New Mexico, Claire Kaplan at the University of Virginia, Lynn M. Morgan at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Karen Hammond at Boise State University in Idaho.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

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.

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Teagan Decker at UNC Pembroke, Leslie Cornick at the University of Washington Bothell, Nicole Thorne Jenkins at the University of Virginia, Polly D. Boruff-Jones at Oakland University, Lisa Landreman at Willamette University, Stephanie Dance-Barnes at DePaul University, and Jennifer Troyer at UNC-Charlotte.

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: Barbara Ann Kelly

In Memoriam: Barbara Ann Kelly

In 1971, BarbaKelly was appointed assistant director of intramurals and physical education at the University of Virginia, becoming the first full-time female athletic staff member at the university. She remained on the athletics department staff until her retirement in 2009.

Four Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

Four Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

Stepping down from their positions are Patricia M. Lampkin at the University of Virginia, Karen P. DePauw at Virginia Tech, Endia Beal at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, and Jeanne H. Balsam at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts at Major Universities

Dawn Cartee director of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Stephanie Reel, the chief information officer and vice provost for information technology at Johns Hopkins University, and Mildred Robinson, the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law are retiring.

Suzanne Morse Moomaw to Serve as Director of the University of Virginia Press

Suzanne Morse Moomaw to Serve as Director of the University of Virginia Press

Dr. Moomaw is an associate professor of urban and environmental planning in the university’s School of Architecture and director of the Community Design Research Center. She will begin her duties as director of the University of Virginia Press in January.

University of Kentucky's Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

University of Kentucky’s Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Frederick Douglass Book Prize was established in 1999 and recognizes the best book published in English on slavery, resistance or abolition. The award and a $25,000 prize are presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Ruchi Amin of East Carolina University, Karen Giuliano of the University of Massachusetts, Maria Narayani Lasala-Blanco of Arizona State University, Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Rita Dove of the University of Virginia, and Meredith Neville-Shepard of the University of Arkansas.

Central New Mexico Community College Appoints Tracy Hartzler as Its Next President

Central New Mexico Community College Appoints Tracy Hartzler as Its Next President

Hartzler is currently the college’s vice president for finance and operations. She first joined the staff at the college in 2015. Hartzler is expected to take over for Katharine Winograd, who has led the Albuquerque community college for the past 12 years sometime in early 2020.

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.

University of Virginia to Lead Multi-Year Study on Autism Differences Between Boys and Girls

University of Virginia to Lead Multi-Year Study on Autism Differences Between Boys and Girls

Currently, there is a lack of information about autism’s manifestation in girls, and boys are four times as likely to be diagnosed with the condition. This means that many girls are never diagnosed and could be missing out on beneficial interventions.

In Memoriam: Karenne Gayle Wood, 1960-2019

In Memoriam: Karenne Gayle Wood, 1960-2019

Karenne Wood was the director Virginia Indian Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and taught in the anthropology department at the University of Virginia.

University Study Finds That Women Are Far More Likely Than Men to Suffer Injuries in Car Crashes

University Study Finds That Women Are Far More Likely Than Men to Suffer Injuries in Car Crashes

Increased emphasis on safety technology has generally reduced serious injuries in automobile crashes over the past decade. But a new study led by researchers at the University of Virginia has found that the reduction in injuries does not apply to women as much as it does for men.

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.

Debra Tucci Named Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Debra Tucci Named Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Currently, Dr. Tucci is a professor of surgery and director of the cochlear implant program in the Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina. She has been a member of the Duke faculty since 1993, when she co-founded the Duke Hearing Center.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education 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.

Audrey Bilger Will Be the First Women President of Reed College in Portland, Oregon

Audrey Bilger Will Be the First Women President of Reed College in Portland, Oregon

Currently, Dr. Bilger serves as vice president for academic affairs, dean of the college, and professor of English at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Earlier in her career, she spent 22 years at Claremont McKenna College.

Report Shows Large Gender Pay Gap Among University of Virginia Faculty

Report Shows Large Gender Pay Gap Among University of Virginia Faculty

According to a new report based on data obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request by editors at The Cavalier Daily, the student newspaper at the University of Virginia, women faculty earned an average of $33,939 less than male faculty in 2018-2019.

Rebecca Rowley Named President of Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico

Rebecca Rowley Named President of Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico

Since 2011, Dr. Rowley has served as president of Clovis Community College in New Mexico. Earlier, she was executive vice president of academics and student services and an English faculty member at Clovis Community College.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

The twelve women appointed to dean posts at major universities are: Amy Falkner, Grace Kuo, Amy Hungerford, Lynn Boyd, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Haifa Abou Samra, Pamela F. Cipriano, Susan McIntosh, Kristi Palmer, Jane Aiken, Safiya George, and Allison Brashear.

Two Women Scholars Appointed as Co-Editors of the <em>American Journal of Political Science</em>

Two Women Scholars Appointed as Co-Editors of the American Journal of Political Science

Kathleen Dolan and Jennifer L. Lawless have been named co-editors of the American Journal of Political Science, the flagship journal of the Midwest Political Science Association. They will lead the editorial team, consisting of four associate editors and a 56-member editorial board, for a four-year term beginning in June 2019.

Three Generations of Women at the Univerity of Virginia Who Have Worked to Shrink the Gender Gap in Architecture

Three Generations of Women at the Univerity of Virginia Who Have Worked to Shrink the Gender Gap in Architecture

Currently, only 18 percent of practicing architects are women, despite women representing 50 percent of architecture students. Here are three women at the University of Virginia who have worked to shrink the gender gap in the field.

University of Virginia Law School Team Aids Legal Effort to Improve Health Care at a Women's Prison

University of Virginia Law School Team Aids Legal Effort to Improve Health Care at a Women’s Prison

Alumni and students from the University of Virginia School of Law were on a legal team that recently won an injunction against officials at the Virginia Department of Corrections that mandates improve healthcare for women at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women in Troy, Virginia.

Study Finds That Women Who Attend Highly Selective Colleges Are Less Likely to Marry

Study Finds That Women Who Attend Highly Selective Colleges Are Less Likely to Marry

The study found that women who graduated from a selective college were nearly four percentage points less likely to have been married by the time they reached their late 30s than women who attended less selective schools.

A Strong Vote of Confidence for Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith

A Strong Vote of Confidence for Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith, who took office as the 15th president of highly rated Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania on July 1, 2015, has had her contract extended through 2025. Before becoming president of Swarthmore College, Dr. Smith was dean of the college and the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University.

Clark University's Janette Greenwood Wins Historic New England Book Prize

Clark University’s Janette Greenwood Wins Historic New England Book Prize

Dr. Greenwood’s award-winning book presents 83 never-before published portraits reproduced from William Bullard’s glass negatives, which depict African-Americans and Native Americans from the ethnically diverse Beaver Brook neighborhood in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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.

New Study Finds One in Ten Low-Income Women Experience Sexual Harassment From Their Landlords

New Study Finds One in Ten Low-Income Women Experience Sexual Harassment From Their Landlords

The harassment included being asked to trade sex for rent, lewd comments, home invasions, and indecent exposure. The women were almost all in their 20s at the time of the incidents and were disproportionately likely to be members of racial and ethnic minority groups.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Universities

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Universities

Leaving their posts are Dorrie K. Fontaine, dean of nursing at the University of Virginia, Elizabeth Grabau a professor of plant pathology at Virginia Tech, Barbara Laverdiere, director of dining services at Boston University, and Ranjanaa Devi, director of the Asian Arts and Culture program at University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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.

University of Delaware Susan Walpole Honored by the International Literacy Association

University of Delaware Susan Walpole Honored by the International Literacy Association

Dr. Walpole has developed Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing, an open-access elementary literacy curriculum. The curriculum provides complete lesson plans and support materials online for free. This curriculum, adopted in several schools in Delaware, Maryland, and Georgia, has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

Eight Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in the Academic World

Eight Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in the Academic World

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Stanford Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill Appointed Provost at the University of Virginia

Stanford Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill Appointed Provost at the University of Virginia

Professor Magill has led Stanford Law School for the past six years. Earlier, she spent 15 years on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is an expert on administrative law and constitutional structure. She will become provost at the University of Virginia in the summer of 2019.