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Six Women Faculty  Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties

The six women scholars taking on new duties are Ana López at New Mexico State University, Cynthia Reinhart-King at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Norrisa Haynes at Yale Medical School, Amy Millicent Morris at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Lara B. Fowlerat Pennsylvania State University, and Jennifer Schaller at the University of New Mexico.

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.

Ten Women Faculty Members in New Positions or Taking on New Duties

Ten Women Faculty Members in New Positions or Taking on New 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.

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

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

Taking on new administrative roles are Kelli Mosteller at Harvard University, Roshaunda Ross-Orta at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jaci Lindburg at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas, Patricia M. Lampkin at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Julie K. Wood at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Vanessa Beasley Will Be the First Woman President of Trinity University in San Antonio

Vanessa Beasley Will Be the First Woman President of Trinity University in San Antonio

Since 2018, Dr. Beasley has served as vice provost for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was an associate professor of communication studies at the university and held an affiliate position in political science.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Moni Guo at the University of Cincinnati, Ella Atkins at Virginia Tech, Ju Yon Kim at Harvard University, Alison Harmon at Montana State University, Tiffiny Tung at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jessie Juarez at South Dakota State University, and Devon Brenner at Mississippi State University.

Deans by the Dozen: Large Group of Women Scholars in New Leadership Positions

Deans by the Dozen: Large Group of Women Scholars in New Leadership Positions

The 12 new deans are Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri, Autumn Tooms Cyprès, Deborah M. Cady Melzer. Melinda R. Roberts, Kathy Giacomini, Mary Stromberger, Linda Haddad, Valerie Howard, Sonya Hardin, Cindy D. Kam, Andrea Hickerson, and Vicki Ellingrod.

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.

In Memoriam: Arthuryne J. Welch-Taylor, 1917-2022

In Memoriam: Arthuryne J. Welch-Taylor, 1917-2022

Arthuryne Welch-Taylor taught at Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M University in Texas, and what is now the University of the District of Columbia.

In Memoriam: Marice Moylan Wolfe, 1935-2022

In Memoriam: Marice Moylan Wolfe, 1935-2022

In 1973, Wolfe was hired to be head the special collections unit of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt. Two years later she became the first woman to be appointed university archivist, a position she held for 27 years.

Six Women Assigned New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Assigned New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Amanda Hellman at Vanderbilt University, Hope Stockton at Auburn University, Tamara Michel Josserand at the University of Washington, Catherine Edmonds at North Carolina Central University, Nicola Ziady at Old Dominion University, and Germaine Gross at Grinnell College in Iowa.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Taking on new assignments are Kanako Okuda at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Imani N. S. Munyaka at the University of California, San Diego, Debora Halbert at the University of Hawai’i System, Libby V. Morris at the University of Georgia, Phillis Isabella Sheppard at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Julie A. Furst-Bowe at Arkansas Tech University.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

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 Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Taking on new duties are Samira Daroub of the Everglades Research & Education Center of the University of Florida, Lisa Jones at the University of California, San Diego, Carrie Grimes at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Michelle Rinehart at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Anfrea Faber at Wright State University in Ohio.

Two American Women Historians Receive the $300,000 Dan David Prize

Two American Women Historians Receive the $300,000 Dan David Prize

The Dan David Prize is the largest history prize in the world. It is awarded by the Dan David Foundation at Tel Aviv University in Israel to up to nine early and mid-career scholars and practitioners in the historical disciplines. The honor comes with a $300,000 prize. Kimberly Welch of Vanderbilt University and Kristina Richardson of Queens College are among the winners.

Vanderbilt University's Kelly Holley-Bockelmann Earns Mentor Award

Vanderbilt University’s Kelly Holley-Bockelmann Earns Mentor Award

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Stevenson Professor of Physics at Vanderbilt University, has received the 2022 Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The award is for individuals who have mentored significant numbers of underrepresented students who are working toward doctorates in STEM.

Five Women Faculty Members Appointed to New University Positions

Five Women Faculty Members Appointed to New University Positions

Taking on new duties are Terrah Akard at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Michelle Williams at the University of Connecticut, Gabrielle Allen at the University of Wyoming, Paula Fitzpatrick at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and Kim Dupree Jones at the School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta.

Mautra Jones Appointed the Eleventh President of Oklahoma City Community College

Mautra Jones Appointed the Eleventh President of Oklahoma City Community College

Dr. Jones has been serving as vice president of institutional advancement and external affairs at Langston University. She is the site administrator for the university’s Oklahoma City campus, as well as the executive director of the Langston University Foundation. She will become president of Oklahoma City Community College on March 1.

In Memoriam: Deborah Clarke Rifenbary, 1950-2021

In Memoriam: Deborah Clarke Rifenbary, 1950-2021

Dr. Rifenbary joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 1990 as an assistant professor of counselor education. In addition to serving as interim dean, she served as chair of the department of individual, family, and community education. Dr. Rifenbary retired in 2020.

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

Nine 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.

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Taking on new assignments are Tarina Kang at the University of Southern California, Cynthia Osborne at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Airea D. Matthews of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and Teresa Seefeldt of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at South Dakota State University.

Study Finds Women Patients Were More Likely to Die After Surgery If Their Surgeon Was a Man

Study Finds Women Patients Were More Likely to Die After Surgery If Their Surgeon Was a Man

Researchers analyzed data on 1,320,108 patients who had surgeries between 2007 and 2019. In more than half of these cases, the sex of the surgeon was different than the sex of the patient. The vast majority of these cases were male surgeons operating on women patients. The results showed that women who had male surgeons were more likely to die, experience readmission, or complication within 30-days following surgery than women who had a woman surgeon.

Colleges and Universities Have Announced the Appointment of Three Women to Endowed Professorships

Colleges and Universities Have Announced the Appointment of Three Women to Endowed Professorships

Pamela R. Jeffries has been named to the Valere Potter Distinguished Chair in Nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.Regina Stevens-Truss was named to the the Dorothy H. Heyl Senior Endowed Chair in Chemistry at Kalamazoo College in Michigan and Jillian Scheer has been named the inaugural Cobb-Jones Professor of Clinical Psychology at Syracuse University in New York.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative duties are Erin Martinovich at Alfred University in New York, Penya M. Moses at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Robyn Fergus at Colorado State University, Terri Stewart at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, Cat Alves at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Jennifer Bischoff at Vanderbilt University, and Courtney Chartier at Columbia University.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Take on New Duties

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Take on New Duties

Taking on new assignments are Jill Irvine at the University of Vermont, Charreau Bell, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Meagen Rosenthal at the University of Mississippi, Kerry Lee at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and Anita Oberbauer at the University of California, Davis.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Lizzie Smith at the University of Alabama, Samantha Rogers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Suzanne Caccamese at Towson University in Maryland, Carolyn Carter at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, Madelyn Jones at the University of Arkansas, Demitra Kirby at Middlebury College in Vermont, and Christa Shileds at Alverno College in Milwaukee.

Vanderbilt University's Cynthia Reinhart-King Will Lead the Biomedical Engineering Society

Vanderbilt University’s Cynthia Reinhart-King Will Lead the Biomedical Engineering Society

Professor Reinhart-King, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, is a cellular bioengineer whose seminal work on extracellular matrices has contributed to a breakthrough in understanding tumor formation. The citations of her cellular bioengineering research number in the thousands.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new roles related to diversity in higher education are Tekita R. Bankhead at Mississippi State University, Sonja Rucker at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Felysha Jenkins at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Is the New President-Elect of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Is the New President-Elect of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen is the Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering, director of the Biophotonics Center, and a professor of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Mahadevan-Jansen, who joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1996, will become president of the society in 2022.

Vanderbilt University's Consuelo Wilkins Will Be Honored for Her Work in Promoting Health Equity

Vanderbilt University’s Consuelo Wilkins Will Be Honored for Her Work in Promoting Health Equity

Dr. Wilkins is senior vice president for health equity and inclusive excellence at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for health equity and inclusive excellence in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She will be honored during a ceremony at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia on November 4.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties

The women scholars in new roles are Laura McCabe at Michigan State University, Phillis Isabella Sheppard at Vanderbilt University, Rebecca Saxe at MIT, Kirsten T. Edwards at Florida International University, Mari Boor at North Dakota State University, Pamela M. Norris at George Washington University, and Tekla Ali Johnson at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New Yrk.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

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 Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Assigned 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.

Candice McQueen Will Be the First Woman President of Lipscomb University in Nashville

Candice McQueen Will Be the First Woman President of Lipscomb University in Nashville

Dr. McQueen most recently served as CEO of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, a national nonprofit founded by the Milken Education Foundation. She is the former commissioner of education for the state of Tennessee. Earlier she was dean of the College of Education at Lipscomb University.

Aisha Francis Is First Woman President of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston

Aisha Francis Is First Woman President of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston

Previously, Dr. Francis was the college’s chief executive officer at the institute overseeing the day-to-day operations of the college. Earlier, she served as chief of staff to the institute’s president. Prior to joining BFIT, she served as the managing director of development for Harvard Medical School.