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Seven Women Named to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Named to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Patricia Ruiz at the University of Pennsylvania, China Jude at Chadron State College, Renai Bodley at Virginia Tech, Xuxa Rodríguez at Duke University, Lori McMahon at the University of Virginia, Alyson Paul at the University of North Georgia, and Jackie Davis at Northwestern College.

Margaret Ellis Honored for Contributions to Undergraduate Computer Science Education and Research Opportunities

Margaret Ellis Honored for Contributions to Undergraduate Computer Science Education and Research Opportunities

Ellis is an associate professor of practice in the department of computer science at Virginia Tech. She teaches introductory computer sciences courses and develops undergraduate course curriculum and research opportunities.

Six Women Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Positions

Six Women Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Positions

The appointments are Evangeline Pointer at South Carolina State University, Lisa Uherick at Virginia Tech, Katie Dickens at the University of Kentucky, Cherron Hoppes at Notre Dame de Namur University in California, Meghan McCord-Zaro at Robert Wood Johnson University, and Jill Geisler Wheeler at the University of Arkansas.

New Diversity and Inclusion Appointments for Four Women Leaders

New Diversity and Inclusion Appointments for Four Women Leaders

The women appointed to diversity positions in higher education are Marilyn Ortega at Virginia Tech, Christine Navia at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Ha Nguyen at Pierce College in Washington, and Renee Wells at Queens University of Charlotte North Carolina.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Positions

Thirteen Women Appointed to Higher Education 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.

New Faculty Positions for Three Women Scholars

New Faculty Positions for Three Women Scholars

The new faculty appointments are Nidhi Pashine at Syracuse University, Jacqueline Brooks at Tuskegee University, and Kang Xia at Virginia Tech.

Seven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Universities

Seven 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.

Study Debunks Theory That Women CEOs Are More Risk-Adverse Than Male Peers

Study Debunks Theory That Women CEOs Are More Risk-Adverse Than Male Peers

Although women CEOs make less acquisitions than men overall, the study found no difference in their levels of acquisitions when they are faced with high levels of scrutiny, such as pressure from stakeholders and media attention.

In Memoriam: Barbara Reeves, 1944-2024

In Memoriam: Barbara Reeves, 1944-2024

Barbara Reeves spent over two decades serving the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, where she taught courses on the history of science. She also taught at Cornell University, Ohio State University, and Harvard University earlier in her career.

A Quartet of Women Named to New Faculty Positions

A Quartet of Women Named to New Faculty Positions

The new faculty are Esther Jones at Brown University, Meike van der Heijden at Virginia Tech, Sally Santen at the University of Cincinnati, and Lynn Dobrunz at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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.

Mary Boyce Receives the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering

Mary Boyce Receives the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering

“I am deeply honored to receive the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal,” said Dr. Boyce, professor and former provost of Columbia University. “I feel that this recognition reflects my collaborative work with so many talented students, postdocs, and colleagues over many years.”

United States Department of Agriculture Honors Ozzie Abaye for Excellence in Teaching

United States Department of Agriculture Honors Ozzie Abaye for Excellence in Teaching

Ozzie Abaye, the Thomas B. Hutcheson Jr. Professor of Agronomy at Virginia Tech, has received with the 2023 Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Abaye states, “Teaching is not what I do for a living, but what I do to live.”

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Appointments include Rebecca Robinson at Oregon State University, Lydia Sermons at Howard University, Holly Jensen at Harvard University, Kameron Causey at Albany State University, Lynanne Jamison at Virginia Commonwealth University, Jamie Lucero at Virginia Tech, Suzanne Wones at the University of California, and Amy Jackson at the University of New Mexico

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Honors Jennifer Wayne With Dedicated Service Award

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Honors Jennifer Wayne With Dedicated Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award “honors the unusual dedicated voluntary service to the society marked by outstanding performance, demonstrated effective leadership, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness.” 

Virginia Tech Study Finds Gender Differences in Fears About the COVID-19 Pandemic

Virginia Tech Study Finds Gender Differences in Fears About the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new study by researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University finds that women express more fear than men over the health aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the fact that men are more likely to die from complications of the virus. Men worry more than women over the economic impact of the pandemic.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.