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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.

A Large Gender Gap Remains in Faculty Positions at Vanderbilt University

A Large Gender Gap Remains in Faculty Positions at Vanderbilt University

Women equal men in undrgraduate enrollments and women are 58 percent of all graduate students and all staff at the university. Yet, women are only 30 percent of the tenured or tenure-track faculty and only 21 percent of the full professors.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

In Memoriam: Peggy Ann Brainerd Way, 1931-2016

In Memoriam: Peggy Ann Brainerd Way, 1931-2016

Peggy Ann Brainerd Way was the first woman to hold a full-time faculty post at Vanderbult Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee, and the first woman to hold a full-time faculty position at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Seventeen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Seventeen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

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.

Here Are 11 Women Faculty Members Who Have New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here Are 11 Women Faculty Members Who Have New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

Research Finds That High School Vocational Training Benefits Men More Than Women

Research Finds That High School Vocational Training Benefits Men More Than Women

The study found that high school training in blue-collar communities reduced both men’s and women’s odds of enrolling in a four-year college but led to different outcomes for men and women when they looked for jobs.

University Study Finds a Major Gender Gap in State Judgeship Appointments

University Study Finds a Major Gender Gap in State Judgeship Appointments

The authors assembled a database of more than 10,000 state judges who hear about 90 percent of all court cases in the United States, according to the authors. They found that no state had a judiciary that equaled the percentage of women in the state’s population.

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Tanya Sudia at Baylor University in Texas, Esther Jacobson-Tepfer at the University of Oregon, Karina Maza at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Ann Swinker at Pennsylvania State University, and Elizabeth M. Holloway at Purdue University in Indiana.

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

The honorees are Debora Rodrigues (University of Houston), Patricia Colleen Murphy (Arizona State), Sharmila Majumdar (UCSF) , Erika Zimmerman (Western Carolina), Karen Bankston (University of Cincinnati), Pam Soltis (University of Florida), Shirley T. Frye (North Carolina A&T), and Cecilia Mo (Vanderbilt).

Three Women Professors Announce Their Retirements

Three Women Professors Announce Their Retirements

Stepping down from their teaching posts are Gladys Keeton at Texas Woman’s University, Marilyn Rhie at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Bonnie S. Slovis at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

New Duties or Titles for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Titles for Eight Women Faculty Members

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Nineteen Women Who Will Be 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.