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Ten Women Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts 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.

President Emerita Nancy Oliver Gray Returns to Lead Hollins University as Interim President

President Emerita Nancy Oliver Gray Returns to Lead Hollins University as Interim President

Gray served as the 11th president of Hollins University for 12 years before her retirement in 2017. Now she will return after her successor, Pareena Lawrence, announced that she was stepping down after only two years “to pursue her long-standing interest in international education and development.”

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

The women leaving their posts in academia are Melissa Thomas-Hunt at Vanderbilt University, Julie A. Hodge at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, Dorothy Leland, chancellor of the University of California, Merced, Melissa R. Hyatt at Johns Hopkins University, Marie Lynn Miranda at Rice University in Houston, and Diane Cole Ahl at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Two Women Alumni Honored as Vanderbilt University Trailblazers

Two Women Alumni Honored as Vanderbilt University Trailblazers

In 1879, Kate Lupton was Vanderbilt’s first woman graduate. Dorothy Wingfield Phillips was the first African American woman to receive an undergraduate degree from the university in 1967. Portraits of both women will be displayed in Kirkland Hall.

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

A Dozen 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.

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.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

The five women scholars in new roles in higher education are Elizabeth Meadows at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Filiz Garip at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Kathryn McKee at the University of Mississippi, Colleen Johnson of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and Katherine Lewis at Syracuse University in New York.

Universities Appoint Six Women to Dean Posts

Universities Appoint Six Women to Dean Posts

The new deans are Michèle Alexandre at Stetson University in Florida, Kristine L. Blair at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Bernadette Boden-Albala at the University of California, Irvine, Melissa Gresalfi at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Julia DeLoia at Hollins University in Virginia, and Teresa Reed at the University of Louisville.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Bethany Rittle-Johnson at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Debra Fischer at Yale University in Connecticut, Jane Aiken at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Pearl K. Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta, and Tami Bond at Colorado State University.

Federal Cap on Monetary Damages for Workplace Sexual Harassment Lowers Incentive for Firms to Combat It

Federal Cap on Monetary Damages for Workplace Sexual Harassment Lowers Incentive for Firms to Combat It

According to a study from an economist at Vanderbilt University, the current federal cap on monetary damages for workplace sexual harassment is far too low. Thus firms have little or no incentive to take stronger measures to prevent the behavior. The author, Joni Hersch, believes that one of the reasons sexual misconduct is prevalent in the […]

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

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.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Named Professorships

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Named Professorships

The three women appointed to endowed chairs are Holly Rushmeier at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Usha R. Rodrigues at the University of Georgia, and Gaelyn Garrett at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gianna Mosser is the Next Leader of the Vanderbilt University Press

Gianna Mosser is the Next Leader of the Vanderbilt University Press

Gianna Mosser has been serving as editor-in-chief of the Northwestern University Press in Illinois. She joined Northwestern University Press in 2009 as journal managing editor and project editor. She later worked in acquisitions as an assistant editor and acquisitions editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2016.

In Memoriam: June Stewart, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: June Stewart, 1940-2019

Stewart began her career at Vanderbilt in 1973 as a secretary in the sports information office. In 1993, she was named associate athletics director and remained in that position until her retirement in 2001.

Study Finds Women's Hormonal Cycles May Make Them More Prone to Drug Addiction and Relapse

Study Finds Women’s Hormonal Cycles May Make Them More Prone to Drug Addiction and Relapse

Assistant professor of pharmacology Erin Calipari and colleagues observed that women represent a particularly large percentage of drug addicts but addiction studies have primary focused on the mechanisms underlying addiction effects in men.

Nine Women Scholars in Academia Who Are Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Scholars in Academia Who Are Taking on New Duties

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.

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.

In Memoriam: Barbara Tsakirgis, 1954-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara Tsakirgis, 1954-2019

Dr. Tsakirgis first joined the Vanderbilt University faculty in 1984. Her academic research focused on the complex relationship between private and public spaces and the experiences of households and communities in the ancient Mediterranean world.

In Memoriam: Yvonne Young Clark, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Yvonne Young Clark, 1929-2019

In 1956, Professor Clark joined the faculty at what was then Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State University in Nashville. Clark retired as a professor emerita in 2011 at what is now Tennessee State University after serving on the faculty for 55 years.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven 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.

Southern Illinois University Students Investigate German Women's Resistance to the Nazi Regime

Southern Illinois University Students Investigate German Women’s Resistance to the Nazi Regime

The students are translating into English a set of biographies that were gathered for an exhibit by the German Resistance Research Council in Frankfurt. Until now, these stories have never been available to non-German readers.

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Chair Positions at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Chair Positions at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Recently appointed to endowed professorships are Ruth M. Kleinpell in nursing, Lynne W. Stevenson in cardiovascular medicine, Holly Tuck in humanties, and Lisa R. Young in pediatric medicine.

Prestigious Awards Presented to Five Women Professors

Prestigious Awards Presented to Five Women Professors

The honorees are Daret St. Clair at the University of Kentucky, Elif Babul at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Rachel Beane at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, Gina Athena Ulysse at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Laurie E. Cutting at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Positions for Eight 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.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

Appointed to new faculty posts are Yan Long at the University of California, Berkeley, Jeanette Bauchat at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Deborah Kelly at Pennsylvania State University, Michelene Chi at Arizona State University and Cathy Whitlock in the Montana University System.

Notable Honors or Awards for 11 Women With Ties to American Higher Education

Notable Honors or Awards for 11 Women With Ties to American Higher Education

Here is a listing of women faculty members or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

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.

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.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Taiyon J. Coleman of St. Catherine University in Minnesota, Judit Moschkovich at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Maureen Perry-Jenkins at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Cynthia A. Reinhart-King at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Lauren Sansing at Yale University, and Dana Cloud at Syracuse University in New York.

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Are 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.

Patricia Sims Named President of J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College In Alabama

Patricia Sims Named President of J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College In Alabama

Dr. Sims has 25 years of experience in K-12 and higher education. Most recently, she was the dean of the College of Education at Athens State University in Alabama. Before that, she was the director of student services management and dean of instructional and student services at Drake State.

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.

Two Vanderbilt University Women Stepping Down From Leadership Roles

Two Vanderbilt University Women Stepping Down From Leadership Roles

Bonnie Miller, senior associate dean for health sciences education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Mona Frederick, executive director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at the university will leave their posts at the end of the academic year.

In Memoriam: Colleen Marie Conway-Welch, 1944-2018

In Memoriam: Colleen Marie Conway-Welch, 1944-2018

Colleen Conway-Welch served as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for 29 years. During her time as dean, Dr. Conway-Welch established an accelerated master’s degree program, a Ph.D. program and a doctor of nursing practice program.

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.