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In Memoriam: Mary Ann Swedlund Knudten, 1935-2022

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Swedlund Knudten, 1935-2022

After teaching at Marquette University, in 1980 Mary Knudten was named dean and CEO of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha. She served in that position until her retirement in 1999.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Taking on new faculty roles are Debra Bangasser at Georgia State University, Leah Lowe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jennifer Simmons at the University of Mississippi, Belle Rose Ragins at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Charmaine A. Nelson at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Heather Ross at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.

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

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

Taking on new titles or roles are Georgia Perakis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tara T. Green at the University of Houston, Leah Lowe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Amanda Pintore at Arizona State University, Belle Rose Ragins at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Amanda McLeroy at the University of Rochester in New York, and Danielle Graham at the University of Arkansas.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles 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.

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

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eleven 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Michigan State's Anna Maria Santiago Recognized by the Association for Community Organization and Social Action

Michigan State’s Anna Maria Santiago Recognized by the Association for Community Organization and Social Action

Anna Maria Santiago is the associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University. She joined the College of Social Science at Michigan State University as a professor of social work in 2015. She is the former holder of the Leona Bevis and Marguerite Haynam Professorship in Community Development at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

In Memoriam: Carol Elder Baumann, 1932-2021

In Memoriam: Carol Elder Baumann, 1932-2021

After obtaining her Ph.D at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Dr. Baumann joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served there for four years before joining the faculty at the Milwaukee campus. She taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for 35 years.

Kimberly Blaeser Honored by the Native Writers Circle of the Americas for Lifetime Achievement

Kimberly Blaeser Honored by the Native Writers Circle of the Americas for Lifetime Achievement

A faculty member affiliated with the English department and the American Indian Studies Program, Professor Blaeser specializes in poetry and creative nonfiction writing. An award-winning poet, Dr. Blaeser has published eight books including five poetry collections as well as short stories, creative nonfiction, and scholarship.

New Assignments for Eight Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Eight Women Scholars 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.

The University of Oregon Appoints Carol A. Stabile to Lead its Clark Honors College

The University of Oregon Appoints Carol A. Stabile to Lead its Clark Honors College

Dr. Stabile is a professor of journalism and communication and has been serving as the associate dean for strategic initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences. From 2008 to 2014, Professor Stabile was the director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon.

Eight Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

As we transition from one academic year to the next, there are always many new appointments to dean positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Here is this week’s listing of women who will be serving in dean posts.

Marquette University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Conference on College Composition and Communication

Marquette University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Conference on College Composition and Communication

Elizabeth Angeli, who recently was promoted to associate professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee, was honored for her book on how emergency medical service professionals employ rhetoric to make decisions and communicate in unpredictable situations.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New or Expanded Roles in the Academic World

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New or Expanded Roles in the Academic World

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 Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Notable Honors and Awards

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Notable Honors and Awards

The honorees are Katie Ehrlich of the University of Georgia, Patricia Belton Oliver of the University of Houston, Francine Newsome Pfeiffer of Rutgers University, Nikole Bouchard of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Janet Currie of Princeton University, Huiping Zhou of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Sandra Sims of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Researcher Finds Women Still Largely Underrepresented on Corporate Boards of Directors

Researcher Finds Women Still Largely Underrepresented on Corporate Boards of Directors

In 2017, women occupied just 22 percent of seats on the board of directors of companies in the S&P 500 index. And, Dr. Maria Goranova, who teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and authored the study, maintains that S&P 500 boards are generally more diverse than the boards of midsize and small companies.

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.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Four Women Faculty Members Share Book Prize From the National Council of Teachers of English

Four Women Faculty Members Share Book Prize From the National Council of Teachers of English

Four of the five authors of the award-winning book have faculty affiliations at universities in the United States: Donna L. Pasternak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Heidi L. Hallman at the University of Kansas, Laura Renzi at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Leslie S. Rush of the University of Wyoming.

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars 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.

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.

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.

New Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

Taking on new positions are Tracy Boyer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Elizabeth Klarich at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Romie de Guise-Langlois at the University of Massachusetts, Kammie Takahashi at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Grace Ledbetter at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

Mary Lynn Boscardin Chosen to Lead the Council for Exceptional Children

Mary Lynn Boscardin Chosen to Lead the Council for Exceptional Children

Mary Lynn Boscardin is a professor of special education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Professor Boscardin will serve as president-elect during 2018 and become president of the council on January 1, 2019.

In Memoriam: Mary Miriam Cochran, 1963-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Miriam Cochran, 1963-2017

Mary Cochran taught dance at Mills College in Oakland, California, and Barnard College in New York City and was a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for 12 years.

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.

Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles 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.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Study Seeks to End Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival Rates

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Study Seeks to End Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival Rates

A new research project led by Alice Yan at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks to determine if a program aimed at increasing exercise among women who have had breast cancer can contribute to a reduction in the racial disparity in breast cancer survival rates.

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts in Higher Education

The new deans are Sarah Shannon at Montana State, Yolanda Pierce at Howard University, Kim Litwack at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sarah N. Roth at Meredith College, Katherine Lavinder at Lehigh University, Patricia Campbell at the University of the Pacific, Michelle Mohr Carney at the University of Kansas, and Kathy Stitts at Winston-Salem State University.

Survey Reveals Reasons Why Women Leave Engineering

Survey Reveals Reasons Why Women Leave Engineering

The study, lead by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, found that the field of engineering has one of the highest rates of attrition for women among all the STEM disciplines. And the high turnover rates continue despite efforts to improve the recruitment and retention rate of women in the field.

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members 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.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Large State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Large State Universities

The three women scholars appointed to endowed chairs are Laura Peracchio at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Maya Steinitz at the University of Iowa College of Law, and Ashlea Bennett Milburn at the University of Arkansas.

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 23 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows, 12 are women. All but one have current ties to the academic world.

Nancy Zimpher Announces She Will Step Down as Chancellor of the State University of New York

Nancy Zimpher Announces She Will Step Down as Chancellor of the State University of New York

Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York System, announced that she will step down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. She has been chancellor of the 64-campus system for the past seven years.

Mount Mary University President to Step Down in 2017

Mount Mary University President to Step Down in 2017

Eileen Mihm Schwalbach has been president of the university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since 2009 and has served on the full-time faculty there since 1997. The university’s undergraduate programs are open only to women and currently enroll about 860 students.

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.