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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.

Susanna Baxter Will Be the Next President of LaGrange College in Georgia

Susanna Baxter Will Be the Next President of LaGrange College in Georgia

For the past decade, Dr. Baxrer has been serving as president of the Georgia Independent College Association. In 2000, she joined the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association as head of member services and grants, eventually becoming chief operating officer in 2007.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Executive Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Executive Posts in Higher Education

The women who are leaving their posts in higher education leadership are Susie Stalcup at Vanderbilt Univerity, Evelynn Ellis at Dartmouth College, Mary Kay Helling at South Dakota State University, and Karen Scolforo, president of Castleton State University in Vermont.

Erin Calipari of Vanderbilt University Wins an Early Career Award in Neuropharmacology

Erin Calipari of Vanderbilt University Wins an Early Career Award in Neuropharmacology

Dr. Calipari is an assistant professor of pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been selected to receive the 2020 Division for Neuropharmacology Early Career Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Cathy Eng was named to the David H. Johnson Chair in Surgical and Medical Oncology at Vanderbilt University. M. Lisa Manning has been named the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics at Syracuse University and Tara Leigh Grove will join the University of Alabama School of Law in August as the Charles E. Tweedy, Jr. Endowed Chairholder in Law.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Karen Tani was named the Seaman Family University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Linda Dusman has been named to the Bearman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Cathy Eng was appointed to the David H. Johnson Chair in Surgical and Medical Oncology at Vanderbilt University.

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at American Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women 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.

Colleges and Universities That Have Appointed 10 Women to New Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities That Have Appointed 10 Women to New 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.

Candice Storey Lee Is the First Woman Athletic Director at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Candice Storey Lee Is the First Woman Athletic Director at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Dr. Lee has been serving as associate vice chancellor and deputy athletic director. She has been the department’s senior woman administrator for the athletics program since 2004. Dr. Lee was a four-year varsity letter winner in basketball and holds three degrees from Vanderbilt University.

In Memoriam: Barbara C. Bowen, 1937-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara C. Bowen, 1937-2019

Barbara Bowen was a professor of French emerita at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She was the first women to chair an academic department in the university’s College of Arts and Science.

Vanderbilt University's Susie Adams Named the 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Vanderbilt University’s Susie Adams Named the 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

As academic director of Vanderbilt’s psychiatric program for two decades, Dr. Adams transitioned its clinical nurse specialist program into one of the first three psychiatric nurse practitioner programs in the nation. She is also a past president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Vanderbilt University in Nashville Appoints Three Women to Endowed Professorships

Vanderbilt University in Nashville Appoints Three Women to Endowed Professorships

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced the appointment of eight scholars to endowed chairs. Three of these appointments went to women: Nancy Carrasco and Sandra F. Simmons in the School of Medicine and Sarah E. Igo in history.

Nancy Brown Appointed to Serve as the Next Dean of Yale Medical School

Nancy Brown Appointed to Serve as the Next Dean of Yale Medical School

Brown is currently the Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor and chair of the department of medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She will become dean of Yale Medical School on February 1, 2020.

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven Women Faculty Members

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven Women Faculty Members

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.

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.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

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 Half Dozen Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at American Universities

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at American Universities

The women appointed to dean posts are Marlyn Delva at Columbia University, Mary Huff at Bellarmine University, Takita Felder Sumter at Winthrop University, Camilla P. Benbow at Vanderbilt University, Jerri A. Haynes at Tennessee State University and Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Sandra Barnes Wins the  the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award From the American Sociological Association

Sandra Barnes Wins the the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award From the American Sociological Association

Sandra L. Barnes is a professor of human and organizational development at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, with a joint appointment at Vanderbilt Divinity School. As an urban sociologist, Barnes’ research has historically focused on the adaptability and resiliency of poor and working-class individuals.

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Elected to the Presidential Track of SPIE

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Elected to the Presidential Track of SPIE

Dr. Mahadevan-Jansen currently serves as the Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She will become president of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics in 2022.

Ten Women Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts 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.