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Three Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

C. Cybele Raver was named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University. Renée T. White will be the next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the New School in New York City and Linda Essig was appointed provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at CUNY’s Baruch College.

New Faculty Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Six Woman Scholars

New Faculty Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Six Woman Scholars

Taking on new roles are Yara González-Justiniano at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Emily A. Gasser at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Anna Storti at Duke University, Grace Marie Bochenek at the University of Central Florida, Amy Wendt at the University of Wisconsin, and Jessica Kastler at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

The four women appointed to endowed poitions are Mildred C. Joyner at the Howard University School of Social Work in Washington, D.C., Karen Barkey at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Melissa R. Kaufman at the Vanderbilt Universsity School of Medicine in Nashville and Juliet M. Brodie at Stanford University.

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

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

Taking on new administrative roles are Meghan E. Kass at Simmons University in Boston, Karin Wikoff at Ithaca College in New York, Autumn Lewis Spicher at the University of Arkansas, Sally Parker at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Julie Hail Flory at Washington University in St. Louis.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

The four women who are leaving their current posts are Carolyn Walters at Indiana University, Valerie Hotchkiss at Vanderbilt University. Sarah-Jane Leslie at Princeton University, and Nancy McKenzie Dupont at the University of Mississippi.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

The scholars in new roles are Terrah Foster Akard at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Terrah Foster Akard at Trident University International, Rachel Bean at Cornell University, Kim Fagan at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ijeoma Opara at Yale University, and Kimberly Hall at Mississippi State University.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The women appointed to dean posts are Pamela R. Jeffries at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Indy Burke at Yale University, Rhea Ballard-Thrower at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Diane Ring at Boston College Law School, Trisha Clement-Montgomery at the University of Kentucky, and Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh at Butler University in Indianapolis.

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at American Universities

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at American 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.

Vanderbilt University's Vanessa Beasley to Lead the Rhetoric Society of America

Vanderbilt University’s Vanessa Beasley to Lead the Rhetoric Society of America

Dr. Beasley is an associate professor of communication and associate provost and dean of residential faculty at Vanderbilt University. Before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2008, Professor Beasley taught at Texas A&M University, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and the University of Georgia.

In Memoriam: Ruth Grace Zibart, 1919-2020

In Memoriam: Ruth Grace Zibart, 1919-2020

Ruth Grace Zibart was a professor of French, emerita, and the first woman to serve as associate dean of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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.

Wake Forest University Appoints Susan R. Wente as Its Fourteenth - and First Woman - President

Wake Forest University Appoints Susan R. Wente as Its Fourteenth – and First Woman – President

Currently, Dr. Wente serves as provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She has been on the Vanderbilt faculty since 2002. Dr. Wente began her teaching career at Washington University’s School of Medicine.

New Faculty Roles at Major Universities for Seven Women

New Faculty Roles at Major Universities for Seven Women

Taking on new roles are Wanda Heading-Grant at Carnegie Mellon University, Hope M. Anderson at Arizona State University, Julia Ballenger at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Samar S. Ali at Vanderbilt Unversity, Vivian Ibrahim at the University of Mississippi, Nichole Chapel Anderson at Texas Tech University, and Anne Hubbell at New Mexico State University.

In Memoriam: Kate Payne, 1957-2021

In Memoriam: Kate Payne, 1957-2021

Kate Payne was an associate professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was a clinical ethicist and member of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to University 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.

Vanderbilt University's Jerri Rook Honored for Her Work on Drug Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease Patients

Vanderbilt University’s Jerri Rook Honored for Her Work on Drug Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

As director of in vivo and behavioral pharmacology at the Vanderbilt University Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, Rook’s research focus over the past 10 years has been on developing treatments for the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

University of New Mexico Scholar Named Chair-Elect of the Council of Graduate Schools

University of New Mexico Scholar Named Chair-Elect of the Council of Graduate Schools

Julie Coonrod is a professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering and dean of graduate studies at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Coonrod will serve as chair-elect during 2021 and become chair of the Council of Graduate Schools on January 1, 2022. 

College and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Administrative Positions

College and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative duties are Donna Wrublewski at the California Institute of Technology, Laquitha Bonds at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin, Ellen Fisher at the University of New Mexico, Jana Blick at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Rebecca Armstrong-English at Dillard University in New Orleans.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Hired to University Diversity Posts

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Hired to University Diversity Posts

The three women who have been appointed to new diversity positions at major universities are Nicoli Richardson at the University of Southern California, Roe Bubar, at Colorado State University, and Stephanie A. Roth at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. All three women hold juris doctorates.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions at Colleges and Universities

The five women who are leaving their posts are Suzanne Mellon, president of Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Jill Thorngren, a dean at South Dakota State University, Ruth Spencer, director of human resources at Vassar College in New York, Susan Fritz, provost at the University of Nebraska, and Katharine Brooks, director of the Career Center at Vanderbilt University.

Five Women Who Are Retiring From Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Are Retiring From Colleges and Universities

The women who have or will be stepping down are Kristi A. Nelson, provost at the University of Cincinnati, Barbara Craig at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Leslie Kirwan at Harvard University, Rebekka Wachter at Arizona State University, and Viven G. Fryd at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

Taking on new duties are Nancy Cox at the University of Kentucky, Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin at Pennsylvania State University, Kristen H. Lagattuta at the University of California, Davis, Shatema Threadcraft at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Tammy Kahrig at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Vanderbilt University's Ashley Smith Honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers

Vanderbilt University’s Ashley Smith Honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers

The Richard H. Nettleton Outstanding Practitioner Advisor Award recognizes civil engineering professionals who serve as practitioner advisors and show outstanding leadership and involvement in student chapters at universities.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

The women leaving their posts are Susan Cole at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Linda D. Norman at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Theresa McBride at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Judi Henry at Texas Tech University, and Mary Galvin at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

New Appointments for a Half Dozen Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Appointments for a Half Dozen Women Faculty Members at Universities

The women scholars taking on new roles are Fathima Wakeel at Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Rachel Finley at Arizona State University, Elaine Shuey at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, Susan Dynarski at Harvard University, Amy Campbell at the University of Illinois at Chicago, aand Christianne Roumie at Vanderbilt University.

New Administrative Roles for Six Women at Universities

New Administrative Roles for Six Women at Universities

Taking on new duties are Anne Garcia at Ohio State University, Yasmine Farley at Fayetteville, State University in North Carolina, Nicole Crawford at the University of Wyoming, Kristine Kelly at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Claudia Guzmán at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Kenyatta Randall at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

The Psychological Distress Endured by Women With Family Members in Prison

The Psychological Distress Endured by Women With Family Members in Prison

A new study led by Evelyn J. Patterson, an associate professor of psychology at Vanderbilt Univerity in Nashville, finds that this high incarceration rate of family members causes higher levels of depressive symptoms and psychological distress among women than previously understood.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at Major 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 Maine Scholar Honored by the Phycological Society of America

University of Maine Scholar Honored by the Phycological Society of America

Susan Brawley is a professor of plant biology in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. She research, was honored for her research which integrates cell biology, algal ecology, and genomics to advance understanding of macroalgal reproduction and development.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

At some colleges and universities, a hiring freeze has been enacted due to the pandemic. But with the world’s new focus on racism and social justice, the hiring of diversity and inclusion officers at colleges and universities remains at a brisk pace.

In Memoriam: Sara Lissa Hutchison Hampshire, 1949-2020

In Memoriam: Sara Lissa Hutchison Hampshire, 1949-2020

Sara Hutchinson Hampshire was the first nurse practitioner to work with the Occupational and Student Health Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Vanderbilt's Erin Calipari Wins Award From the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Vanderbilt’s Erin Calipari Wins Award From the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Erin Calipari, an assistant professor of pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, was honored for research on “cutting-edge techniques to outline the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms that underlie both adaptive and maladaptive processes in reward, motivation, and associative learning.”

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Undertaking New Assignments in Academia

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Undertaking New Assignments in Academia

The women scholars who are taking on new roles are Andrea Burrows at the University of Wyoming, Kristine Lang at Colorado College, Jodie Dionne-Odom at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Elizabeth Meyerand at the University of Wisconsin, and Julianne Vernon at Vanderbilt University.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

A Dozen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women 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.