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Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

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 Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Ten 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.

In Memoriam: Donna J. Webb, 1967-2017

In Memoriam: Donna J. Webb, 1967-2017

Donna J. Webb joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University in 2005 and conducted research on cell motility and its role in cancer metastasis.

Four Scholars at Major Universities Taking on New Assignments

Four Scholars at Major Universities Taking on New Assignments

The four women who will be assuming new roles are Paula Pietromonaco of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Erica Kohl-Arenas at the University of California, Davis, Melissa Ianetta at the University of Delaware, and Zina Jarrahi Cinker of Vanderbilt University.

New High-Level Administrative Jobs in Higher Education for Eight Women

New High-Level Administrative Jobs in Higher Education for Eight Women

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 Kimryn Rathmell to Lead the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Vanderbilt University’s Kimryn Rathmell to Lead the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Professor Rathmell is the Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University and the director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is also the associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Allyson Leggett Watson at the University of South Florida, Soyeon Shim at the University of Wisconsin, Carol Strohecker at the University of Minnesota, Kathryn Graff low at Bates College in Maine, Ann Walters Robertson at the University of Chicago, and Bonnie J. Dow at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

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.

Vanderbilt University's Melissa Kaufman Honored by the Society of Urodynamics

Vanderbilt University’s Melissa Kaufman Honored by the Society of Urodynamics

The Zimskind Award from the Society of Urodynamics is given to an early career professional who has made significant contributions in basic and clinical research to the field of lower urinary tract and female pelvic floor dysfunction and has shown great potential for continuing and progressive scholarship.

In Memoriam: Vivien Alice Casagrande, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Vivien Alice Casagrande, 1942-2017

Vivien Casagrande was a research professor of cell and development biology, a professor of ophthamology and visual sciences, and a professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University. She had taught at Vanderbilt since 1975.

Five Women in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five Women in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The women in new administrative roles are Angela Blanton at Carnegie Mellon University, Betsy Asserson at Montana State University, Katrina Briscoe at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, Sara Judge at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Pilar Prather at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Dr. Collado currently serves as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer for the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. Before joining the staff at Rutgers University-Newark, Dr. Collado was vice president for student affairs and dean of the college at Middlebury College in Vermont.

New Administrative Posts for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Kallie Bila Michels at the University of Michigan, Katie Rae at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gina Sanchez Gibau at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Anne Van Arsdall at Colorado State University, Jennifer Barut at Vanderbilt University, and Lori A. Ross at the University of Cincinnati.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Earned Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Earned Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Annemarie Vaccaro of the University of Rhode Island, Hortense Spillers at Vanderbilt University, Krishna Winston at Wesleyan University, Ona Renner-Fahey at the University of Montana, Bettye M. Clark at Clark Atlanta University, and Melissa Luke at Syracuse University.

Five Women Faculty Members Given New Assignments

Five Women Faculty Members Given New Assignments

Taking on new duties are Suzanne Shanahan at Duke University, Alyssa Hasty at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Amy Morsman at Middlebury College in Vermont, Keisha R. Callins at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia, and Kathy Yadrick at the University of Southern Mississippi.

New Roles for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Colleges and Universities

New Roles for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Tomoko Sakomura at Swarthmore College, Aimee Bender at the University of Southern California, Anne C. Stone at Arizona State University, Ann-Catherine Sullivan at Norfolk State University in Virginia, Canan Dagdeviren at MIT, Lori Rolando at Vanderbilt University, and Raina Merchant at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Ten 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.

In Memoriam: Courtney Salters Henderson, 1975-2017

In Memoriam: Courtney Salters Henderson, 1975-2017

A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, Salters Henderson joined the staff at Vanderbilt University in 1998 as an admissions counselor. In 2005 she was appointed director of student organizations and served in that post at the time of her death.

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

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

Stepping down from their current posts are Nasrin Jewell at St. Catherine University, Mary Spilde at Lane Community College in Oregon, Carol M. Swain at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Deborah Jenson at Duke University in North Carolina, and Nancy Winship at Brandeis University in Massachusetts,

New Administrative Appointments for 14 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for 14 Women 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.

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

The women in new roles are Azra Aksamija at MIT, Catherine B. Stroud at Williams College in Massachusetts, Robin White at Virginia Tech, Deb Markowitz at the University of Vermont, Kathleen Sprows Cummings of the University of Notre Dame, and Clare McCabe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

In Memoriam: Mary Aquin O'Neill, 1941-2016

In Memoriam: Mary Aquin O’Neill, 1941-2016

Sister Mary Aquin O’Neill was a theologian who taught at many colleges and universities and was the co-founder of Mount Saint Agnes Theological Center for Women in Baltimore, Maryland,

New Administrative Positions for Five Women at American Universities

New Administrative Positions for Five Women at American Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Anna Rodriguez at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Emily Stamas at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Julie Lenzer at the University of Maryland, College Park, Laura Fine at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Renata Engel at Pennsylvania State University.

Elaine Fuchs Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Elaine Fuchs Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Dr. Fuchs is the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor at Rockefeller University in New York City. The Vanderbilt Prize honors women scientists with a stellar record of research accomplishments who have made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science.

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Taking on new responsibilities are Lauren M. Childs at Virginia Tech, Lori Setton at Washington University in St. Louis, Veronica B. Decker at the University of Central Florida, Wonder Drake at Vanderbilt University, Anne C. Stone at Arizona State University, and Jane Meza at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Two Women Scholars Chosen to Lead National Organizations

Two Women Scholars Chosen to Lead National Organizations

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan of the University of Kansas, was chosen as the 2017 Global Chair of the Women in Engineering Committee of the Institute of Engineering and Electronics Engineers. Lisa Kachnic, chair of radiation oncology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was elected president of the American Board of Radiology.

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

Taking one new assignments are Lourdes Estrada at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Cathryn R. Newton at Syracuse University in New York, Amanda Bailey at the University of Maryland, Catherine Larochelle at Virginia Tech, Keisha Bentley-Edwards at Duke University in North Carolina, and Kim Fridkin at Arizona State University.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Named to endowed chairs are Elizabeth McRae at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, W. Kimryn Rathwell at Vanderbilt Univeraity in Nashville, tennessee, and Rhiannon Mayne at texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are: Tajana Rosing at the University of California, San Diego, Bonnie Berger at MIT, Mae C. Jemison at Indiana University, and Lynn S. Fuchs at Vanderbilt University.

Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Selected to Receive a $250,000 Heinz Award

Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Selected to Receive a $250,000 Heinz Award

Michelle Alexander is a visiting professor at the Union Theological Seminary and a senior fellow at the Ford Foundation. Earlier, she taught at Ohio State University and Stanford Law School. Professor alexander is being honored for her research on racial disparities in incarceration rates.

Notable Honors for Seven Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors for Seven Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

The honorees are Sara Goodkind of the University of Pittsburgh, Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell at Texas A&M University, Ellen Goldring and Donna Segar of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Sandra Yancy McGuire of Louisiana State University, and Maureen Oldham Gallagher of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Jane Hepburn Barr, 1927-2016

In Memoriam: Jane Hepburn Barr, 1927-2016

From 1989 to 1998, Jane Barr taught two seminars at the Vanderbilt Divinity School: Women in Church and Society to 500 C.E. and Women in Church and Society from 500 to 1400.

New Administrative Duties for 18 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 18 Women 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.

In Memoriam: Betty Chiles Nixon, 1936-2016

In Memoriam: Betty Chiles Nixon, 1936-2016

Betty Chiles Nixon was the former assistant vice chancellor in the Office of Community, Neighborhoods, and Government Relations at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She served on the staff at the university for 17 years.

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Six 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.