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New Faculty Positions for Seven Women Scholars

New Faculty Positions for Seven Women Scholars

Taking on new faculty roles are Jennifer Dawes at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Christine Folch at Duke University, Allison Schachter at Vanderbilt University, Kathy Dhanda at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, Peggy Morton at New York University, Heather Frick at Cornerstone University in Michigan, and Shannon Self-Brown at Georgia State University.

American Association of Law Libraries Honors Ellie Campbell for Leveraging Artificial Intelligence in Legal Research

American Association of Law Libraries Honors Ellie Campbell for Leveraging Artificial Intelligence in Legal Research

Professor Campbell was honored for her article, “Critical Legal Research, Artificial Intelligence, and Systemic Racism: Teaching with Jim Crow Text-Mining,” which discusses a UNC initiative to use artificial intelligence to identify racially based laws passed in North Carolina between 1865 and 1967.

In Memoriam: Mildred Stahlman, 1922-2024

In Memoriam: Mildred Stahlman, 1922-2024

Dr. Stahlam began her career at the Vanderbilt University medical school in 1951 and remained on the faculty until her death. She was a pioneer in advancing the treatment for lung disease in premature infants and established one of the first newborn intensive care units dedicated to treating babies with respiratory complications.

Fifteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Fifteen Women 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Claire Jiménez Wins Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Claire Jiménez Wins Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Dr. Jiménez, an assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina, was honored for her novel, What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez.

American Society of Clinical Oncology Recognizes Jennifer Pietenpol for Contributions to Cancer Research

American Society of Clinical Oncology Recognizes Jennifer Pietenpol for Contributions to Cancer Research

Dr. Pietenpol has been a faculty member with Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee for the past three decades. She currently serves as executive vice president for research and chief scientific and strategy officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Vanderbilt University Names Eight Women Professors to Endowed Chairs

Vanderbilt University Names Eight Women Professors to Endowed Chairs

Vanderbilt University has appointed Lola Chambless, Catherine Fuchs, Emily Greble, Dana Nelson, Yolanda Pierce, Melissa Rose, Lauren Sudeall, and Jessica Trounstine to endowed chairs.

Isabel Gauthier Honored for Her Contributions to the Field of Vision Science

Isabel Gauthier Honored for Her Contributions to the Field of Vision Science

The Vision Sciences Society has honored Isabel Gauthier, professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, for her scholarly contributions to the vision science field. She has been a member of the Vanderbilt University faculty for the past 25 years.

American Comparative Literature Association Honors Four Women Scholars for Co-Edited Collection of Essays

American Comparative Literature Association Honors Four Women Scholars for Co-Edited Collection of Essays

Pooja Rangan, Akshya Saxena, Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, and Pavitra Sundar were honored for their co-edited collection of essays Thinking with an Accent: Toward a New Object, Method, and Practice.

Vanderbilt Professor Lorrie Moore Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Vanderbilt Professor Lorrie Moore Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Lorrie Moore, professor of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, was recognized for her novel I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home. She has authored numerous other publications throughout her four-decades long career, including three other novels, many short-stories, and various works of nonfiction.

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Horn, 1965-2024

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Horn, 1965-2024

Throughout her career, Dr. Horn researched how applied mathematics can be utilized in the biological life science fields. She held academic and leadership appointments at Case Western University, Vanderbilt University, and the National Science Foundation.

Manya Whitaker Will Be the New Leader of Colorado College

Manya Whitaker Will Be the New Leader of Colorado College

Colorado College executive vice president and chief of staff, Manya Whitaker, has been elevated to interim president effective July 1. Her selection follows the resignation of Colorado College’s first woman of color president, L. Song Richardson.

Four Professionals Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four Professionals Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Jeremi London, Sheleta Camadra-Webb, and Alexandra Pirkle are taking on new diversity leadership positions at three prestigious universities.

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.

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

The four women faculty members in new roles are Summer Sherburne Hawkins at the Boston College School of Social Work, Erin Calipari at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Vikkie McCarthy at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Hannah Rodrigue at the University of Nevada Reno.

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

The women faculty taking on new duties are Mary E. Graham at Syracuse University in New York, Heather Congdon at the University of Maryland Baltimore, Tracey Sharpley-Whiting at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Maja Husar Holmes at the University of Kansas.

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

The women faculty in new roles are Anne Marie Lennon at the University of Pittsburgh, Michelle Richardson at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Jane Freedman at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jallicia A. Jolly at Amherst College in Massachusetts, Kristala L. J. Prather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Michelle Olsen at Virginia Tech.

Kimryn Rathmell Has Been Named Director of the National Cancer Institute

Kimryn Rathmell Has Been Named Director of the National Cancer Institute

Kimryn Rathmell is the Hugh Jackson Professor of Medicine and chair of the department of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Rathmell will become the seventeenth director of the National Cancer Institute and only the second woman to hold this position leading the nation’s fight against cancer.

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Universities

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 20 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Ten women academics are among the 20 new MacArthur Fellows.

Universities Announce New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members

Universities Announce New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members

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.

Biophysics Society Recognizes the Research of Vanderbilt University's Nancy Carrasco

Biophysics Society Recognizes the Research of Vanderbilt University’s Nancy Carrasco

Nancy Carrasco, Joe C. Davis Chair in Biomedical Science and chair of the department of molecular physiology and biophysics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, is being honored for work to define and characterize the sodium/iodide transporter that is essential for synthesizing thyroid hormone and then translating these findings into important medical applications.

Girl Scout Leader Agenia Walker Clark Will Be the Next President of Fisk University in Nashville

Girl Scout Leader Agenia Walker Clark Will Be the Next President of Fisk University in Nashville

For the past 19 years, Dr. Clark has been CEO of the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. Prior to the Girl Scouts, Dr. Clark was the vice president of human resources for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, senior director of human resources at Vanderbilt University, and directed human resources for Canadian telecommunications provider Nortel Networks.

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

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

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.

Study Finds Women Ask for Raises and Promotions At Similar or Higher Rates Than Men

Study Finds Women Ask for Raises and Promotions At Similar or Higher Rates Than Men

A new study by women scholars at the University of California, Berkeley and Vanderbilt University in Nashville debunks the gender pay gap myth that “women don’t ask for raises.” The study found that women attempt salary negotiations as much or more than men do, but are more likely to be rejected.

Universities Offer New Assignments to Eight Women Scholars

Universities Offer New Assignments to Eight Women Scholars

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.

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Duties

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Duties

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.

In Memoriam: Gale Aileen Harrison, 1945-2023

In Memoriam: Gale Aileen Harrison, 1945-2023

Dr. Harrison began her teaching career at Floyd Junior College in Rome, Georgia, which is now Georgia Highlands College. In the late 1980s, she joined the political science department at what is now Georgia Southern University in Statesboro

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles in Higher Education

The six women scholars who are taking on new duties are Preeti Sivasankar at Purdue University in Indiana, Stefanie Johnson at the University of Colorado Boulder, Lynda Gardner at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Lorann Stallones of Colorado State University, Kim Dooley at Texas A&M University, and Laurie Cutting a Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

The American Society of Human Genetics to Honor Vanderbilt University's Nancy Cox

The American Society of Human Genetics to Honor Vanderbilt University’s Nancy Cox

Professor Cox, who joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2015 after teaching at the University of Chicago, has focused her research on developing novel quantitative genetic methods to identify and characterize genetic variations that contribute to common human diseases and related complex traits, including diabetes and psychiatric disorders.

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.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Duties at Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Duties at Universities

Taking on new duties are Lynne McLandsborough at the University of Massachusetts, Melanie E. Loehwing at Mississippi State University, Saida Grundy at Boston University, Linda C. Samuels at Washington University in St. Louis, Beth Belmont at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Bonnie Dow at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Taryn Loyd at the University of Arkansas.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

The women faculty members taking on new roles are Bandana Purkayastha at the University of Connecticut, Paula Austin at Boston University, Kelly Pender at Virginia Tech, Katia Obraczka at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Kari Nadeau at the School of Public Health at Harvard University, Mary Klotman at Duke University in Durham North Carolina, and Megan Saylor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

The American Academy of Religion Honors Vanderbilt University's Yolanda Pierce

The American Academy of Religion Honors Vanderbilt University’s Yolanda Pierce

Yolanda Pierce, who is the new dean of the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, has won the 2023 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion. From 2017 to 2023, she wad dean of the Howard University Divinity School.

College of Saint Mary in Omaha Appoints Heather A. Smith as Its Eighth President

College of Saint Mary in Omaha Appoints Heather A. Smith as Its Eighth President

For the past five years, Heather A. Smith, a healthcare administrator, has served as vice president of ambulatory services and previously vice president of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha.