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Dora Clayton-Jones Named President of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates

Dora Clayton-Jones Named President of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates

Dr. Clayton-Jones currently serves as an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has also taught at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Baylor University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Concordia University.

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.

Linda Smith Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Experimental Psychologists

Linda Smith Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Experimental Psychologists

Dr. Smith is a Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. She is being honored for extensive and significant research on human cognitive development, as well as her ongoing career, which has shaped the essential framework of her field.

Jann Luciana Joseph Will Be the Next President of Georgia Gwinnett College

Jann Luciana Joseph Will Be the Next President of Georgia Gwinnett College

Currently, Dr. Joseph serves as interim chancellor of Indiana University South Bend. She was executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the South Bend campus before she was asked to step into her current role. Earlier in her career, she served as dean of the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University.

Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak Named Provost at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania

Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak Named Provost at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania

Currently, Mermann-Jozwiak serves as professor of English and women’s and gender studies and as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She will become provost at Bucknell University on June 1.

Study Finds No Evidence of Bias in First Stage of National Institutes of Health Grant Review Process

Study Finds No Evidence of Bias in First Stage of National Institutes of Health Grant Review Process

A new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found that bias towards women and Black scientists is unlikely in the initial phase of the process the National Institutes of Health uses to review applications for grants.

Maria Cancian Elected President of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management

Maria Cancian Elected President of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management

Recently, Cancian was named dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has been serving as a professor at the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The First Woman President of the University of Rochester

The First Woman President of the University of Rochester

Sarah Mangelsdorf was appointed President of the University of Rochester in New York. When she takes office in the summer of 2019, she will be the first woman to serve as president of the university. She is currently the provost and a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.

Laura Olson Elected President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

Laura Olson Elected President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

Dr. Olson is J. Strom Thurmond Professor of Political Science at Clemson University in South Carolina. She focuses her research on contemporary religion, civic engagement, and American politics. For five years, she served as as editor of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 14 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 or have been assigned new duties.

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Faculty Members 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.

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft to Step Down After 19 Years at the Helm

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft to Step Down After 19 Years at the Helm

Since Dr. Genshaft became president in 2000, the university has seen enrollment increase by 40 percent. Graduation rates and research grant levels have tripled and the university’s endowment grew from $254 million to $480 million.

New Administrative Posts for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Eight Women 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.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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 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.

Fifteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Fifteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

New Administrative Appointments for 13 Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Appointments for 13 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.

Four Women Scholars Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Four Women Scholars Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

They are Naomi Hanaoka McGloin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Joyce Ice at West Virginia University, Suzanne Reynolds at the Wake Forest University School of Law, and Judith Hough-Goldstein at the University of Delaware.

A Round-Up of News on Appointments of Women to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Round-Up of News on Appointments of Women to 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.

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From their Posts in Academia

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From their Posts in Academia

Retiring or leaving their positions are Marylou Pausewang Gelfer, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Heather M. Young, founding dean of nursing at the University of California, Davis, and Lori Berquam, dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wayne State University Scholar Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Wayne State University Scholar Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Min Yu, an assistant professor of teacher education in the College of Education at Wayne State University in Detroit, received the Outstanding Book Recognition Award from the Curriculum Studies Division of the American Educational Research Association.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline A. DeWalt, 1952-2017

In Memoriam: Jacqueline A. DeWalt, 1952-2017

Jacqueline DeWalt was the former long-time director of the Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Education (PEOPLE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

They are: Julie Dash at Spelman College in Atlanta, Kristy Kelly at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ruth Kleinpell and Mariann Plano at Vanderbilt University, Deana A. Rohlinger at Florida State University, Carolyn Roberts at Yale University, and Karen Davies at the University of South Dakota.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at American Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at American 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.

New Appointments or Duties for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Appointments or Duties for 10 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.

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Anne Whisnant at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, Eileen Kae Kintner at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Susan Kaech at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Kosali Simon at Indiana University in Bloomington.

In Memoriam: Stella Clifford Gray, 1919-2016

In Memoriam: Stella Clifford Gray, 1919-2016

A native of Maine, Stella Gray began teaching at what is now the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1958. Dr. Gray taught English composition, speech, and literature and was chair of the Humanities Division at the university. The university has established the Stella C. Gray Teaching Excellence Award in her honor.

In Memoriam: Barbara Zakrzewska Borowiecki, 1924-2016

In Memoriam: Barbara Zakrzewska Borowiecki, 1924-2016

Barbara Z. Borowiecki taught geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for 32 years. A native of Warsaw, Poland, she lived through the Nazi occupation and came to the United States in 1947 at the age of 23.

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

Nine 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.

Michigan State's Patricia Soranno Named the Founding Editor-in-Chief of a New Journal

Michigan State’s Patricia Soranno Named the Founding Editor-in-Chief of a New Journal

Patricia Soranno, a professor in the department of fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University, has been named the founding editor-in-chief of the new journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters.

New Women Deans Announced at Six Universities

New Women Deans Announced at Six Universities

The new deans at Monica Ponce de Leon at Princeton, Adele Lindenmeyr at Villanova, Elizabeth Lehfeldt at Cleveland State, Diana Hess at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Maureen Ryan at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Michelle Massé at Louisiana State University.

In Memoriam: Eliza Timberlake Dresang, 1941-2014

In Memoriam: Eliza Timberlake Dresang, 1941-2014

Dr. Dresang worked for 16 years as a librarian and administrator for the public school district in Madison, Wisconsin, before joining the faculty at Florida State University in 1996. She held endowed chairs at Florida State and later at the University of Washington.

In Memoriam: Edith Dixon, 1951-2014

In Memoriam: Edith Dixon, 1951-2014

Edith Dixon, a senior academic librarian with the technology group at Memorial Library on the campus of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, died when she was reportedly struck by a truck on a Madison street on January 16.