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Karen Petersen Will Be the Thirteenth President and Second Woman to Lead Hendrix College in Arkansas

Karen Petersen Will Be the Thirteenth President and Second Woman to Lead Hendrix College in Arkansas

Dr. Petersen currently serves as a professor of political science and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. Earlier, Dr. Petersen served for nearly 16 years at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. In addition to being a faculty member, she served in three progressively responsible leadership roles culminating with her tenure as dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

Ellen Granberg Will Be the First Woman President of George Washington University

Ellen Granberg Will Be the First Woman President of George Washington University

Dr. Granberg is a sociologist who currently serves as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Before coming to RIT in 2018, she was a professor of sociology, department chair, associate provost for faculty affairs, and senior associate provost at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Taking on new roles are Parastoo Abtahi at Princeton University in New Jersey, Karen Plaut at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Marni Shoemaker in the School of Health and Consumer Sciences at South Dakota State University, Katherine Friedman at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Daniela Salvemini at Saint Louis University.

Allison Schachter of Vanderbilt University Recognized for Her Translation of Yiddish Short Stories

Allison Schachter of Vanderbilt University Recognized for Her Translation of Yiddish Short Stories

Allison Schachter, associate professor of Jewish studies and English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, was awarded the Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies from the Modern Language Association of America. She is sharing the award with her colleague Jordan Finkin of Hebrew Union College in New York.

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

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

Vanderbilt's Nicole Joseph Recognized by the Association for Women in Mathematics

Vanderbilt’s Nicole Joseph Recognized by the Association for Women in Mathematics

Dr. Joseph’s research stems from her own experience growing up feeling alone as a Black girl in a mathematics class where other students didn’t look like her. Her experiences shaped her drive to tell the stories of Black girls and women and how they differ from their White girl and Black male counterparts.

Lisa Monteggia of Vanderbilt University Shares the Anna-Monika Prize for Research on Depressive Disorders

Lisa Monteggia of Vanderbilt University Shares the Anna-Monika Prize for Research on Depressive Disorders

Professor Monteggia and her Vanderbilt colleague Ege Kavalali are being honored for their work on rapid mechanisms of action of ketamine as an antidepressant. They identified a brain-derived neurotrophic factor and its receptor are required in the hippocampus for ketamine to produce antidepressant effects.

In Memoriam: Willa Elaine Johnson, 1957-2022

In Memoriam: Willa Elaine Johnson, 1957-2022

Dr. Johnson taught at the University of Mississippi for 23 years. Colleagues remember her as a “renaissance woman” who was an expert in many disciplines, fluent in multiple languages, and an artist.

Six Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Universities

Six Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Universities

Taking on new faculty roles are Sana Khan Hussaini at San Francisco State University, Desirée Plata at MIT, Kristen Granger at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Alexandra Navrotsky at Arizona State University, Sharon Jacobs at the University of California, Berkeley, and Claire Jiménez at the University of South Carolina.

Elizabeth Rider Is the New President of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Rider Is the New President of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania

Dr. Rider has been serving as transitional president since January. She has spent the majority of her academic career at Elizabethtown College teaching psychology and serving in various administrative roles including provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties or Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties or Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Jessica Logan at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, K. Avvirin Gray at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Meredith Frazier at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Stefanie Jegelka at MIT, Amy Harder at the University of Connecticut Extension, and Catherine Hill at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

New Administrative Roles for Eight Women at U.S. Universities

New Administrative Roles for Eight Women at U.S. 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.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

The six women who have been appointed to new roles are Amy Ralston at Michigan State University, Tomi Obe at the University of Arkansas, Pardis Dabashi at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Sonya Donaldson at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Jennifer Russell at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Mara Revkin at Duke Law School in Durham, North Carolina.

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

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

The five women academics in new roles are Shirin Saeidi at the University of Arkansas, Wendy Goldberg in the School of Theatre in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University, Cristina Zeped in Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, Pelin Bicen at Suffolk University in Boston, and Ann-Marie Knoblauch in the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech.

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Nine 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Nine Women Faculty Members in New Roles or Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Faculty Members in New Roles 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.

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

New Roles in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

New Roles in Higher Education for 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.

Colleges and Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Nine Women Administrators

Colleges and Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Nine Women Administrators

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.

Amy Shelton Selected to Lead the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

Amy Shelton Selected to Lead the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, founded in 1979 by a Johns Hopkins psychology professor, is a world leader in gifted education. The center identifies top pre-college learners in grades K through 12 and provides challenging summer residential programs, distance education, international programs, and family academic programs. Professor Shelton joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 2002.

Does Using Gender-Neutral Language Impact Stereotypes of Women in Leadership Positions?

Does Using Gender-Neutral Language Impact Stereotypes of Women in Leadership Positions?

A new study led by Allison M.N. Archer of the University of Houston and co-authored by Cindy D. Kam of Vanderbilt University in Nashville examined the effects of using gender-neutral language such as “chair” versus traditional terms such as “chairman.”

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Taking on new faculty roles are Debra Bangasser at Georgia State University, Leah Lowe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jennifer Simmons at the University of Mississippi, Belle Rose Ragins at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Charmaine A. Nelson at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Heather Ross at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new titles or roles are Georgia Perakis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tara T. Green at the University of Houston, Leah Lowe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Amanda Pintore at Arizona State University, Belle Rose Ragins at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Amanda McLeroy at the University of Rochester in New York, and Danielle Graham at the University of Arkansas.

New Titles or Duties for Six Women Scholars

New Titles or Duties for Six Women Scholars

Taking on new titles or roles are Jennifer Escalas at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Rebecca Rainer Pauly, at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Lindsey Reymore at Arizona State University, Pernella Rowena Deams at Talladega College in Alabama, Linda Holzer at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Virginia Rougon Chavis, a professor of graphic design at the University of Mississippi.

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.