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Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Carolyn Meier was named professor emerita at Virginia Tech. Susan Baldridge, provost at Middlebury College, and Patricia E. Beeson, provost at the University of Pittsburgh, will be leaving their administrative posts and return to tenured faculty positions.

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Carolyn Dever, provost at Dartmouth College, is stepping down to return to teaching. Gloriana Waters, vice chancellor at the City University of New York and Deborah Cook, professor of business information technologies at Virginia Tech, are retiring.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Academia

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Academia

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

Notre Dame's Jennifer Tank to Lead the Society for Freshwater Science

Notre Dame’s Jennifer Tank to Lead the Society for Freshwater Science

Jennifer Tank is the Galla Professor of Biological Sciences and director of the Environmental Change Initiative at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She will serve as president-elect of the Society for Freshwater Science until May 2018, when she will become president.

Two Women Named to Positions as Deans

Two Women Named to Positions as Deans

Rosemary Blieszner was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Sheilah M. Paul is the founding dean of the new School of Education at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York System.

Virginia Tech's Susan Day Honored by the International Society of Arboriculture

Virginia Tech’s Susan Day Honored by the International Society of Arboriculture

Dr. Day’s research focuses on finding practical information to improve tree health and canopy cover in urban environments. She has recently studied soil profile rebuilding, a technique to rehabilitating soils degraded by land development.

Hollins University Partners With Virginia Tech to Give Women Students Research Opportunities

Hollins University Partners With Virginia Tech to Give Women Students Research Opportunities

Hollins University, the educational institution for women in Roanoke, Virginia, has signed an agreement with the Global Change Center at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University that will lead to summer research opportunities for Hollins University students at Virginia Tech.

New Administrative Positions for Seventeen Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Seventeen 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.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

A Trio of Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Sharon I. Bull, director of library services Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, Em Claire Knowles, an assistant dean at Simmons College in Boston, and Nancy Gard McGehee, a professor of hospitality and tourism management at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Academic Positions

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Academic Positions

The women appointed to endowed posts are Jameela Lares at the University of Southern Mississippi, Janice Naegele at Wesleyan University, Anne Jarvis at Princeton University, Amber Barnato at Dartmouth College, Annaleena Parhankangas at South Dakota State University, and Su Fang Ng at Virginia Tech.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New University Roles

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New University Roles

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.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles 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.

University of California, Davis Scholar to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

University of California, Davis Scholar to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

Isabel Montanez, the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor at the University of California, Davis, is being honored for her scientific contributions to geology, her service to the society, and for mentoring young women geoscientists. She will be honored at the society’s annual meeting in October.

Five Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level Academic Positions

Five Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level Academic Positions

They are Joan Hirt, a professor of educational leadership at Virginia Tech, Laurel Jones, president of Cabrillo College in California, Dian Fox, a professor of Hispanic studies at Brandeis University, Milla Cozart Riggio, a professor of English at Trinity College in Connecticut, and Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University.

Virginia Tech Scholar Wins National Award for Excellence in Safety Engineering

Virginia Tech Scholar Wins National Award for Excellence in Safety Engineering

Dr. Myra Blanco is the principal investigator of four current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration projects. These involve in-depth evaluations of semi-automated-vehicle functions, heavy-vehicle crash warning interfaces, vehicle electronic systems safety, and vehicle-to-vehicle and driver-vehicle interface characteristics.

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Dr. Ross has been serving as dean of engineering and information technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She joined the faculty there in 1995. Dr. Ross’ research focuses on the role of fluid dynamics in infection formation in the human cardiovascular system.

New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Dozen Women

New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Dozen Women

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

New Positions or Duties for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Positions or Duties for Eight Women Faculty Members 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.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 10 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.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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.

Two Women Appointed to Dean Posts at the University of California, Davis

Two Women Appointed to Dean Posts at the University of California, Davis

At the University of California, Davis, Lauren E. Lindstrom was named the next dean of the School of Education and Elizabeth Spiller was named dean of the College of Letters and Science.

In Memoriam: Kitty Lee Gardner Dickerson, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Kitty Lee Gardner Dickerson, 1940-2017

Kitty Dickerson was a professor emerita and former chair of the department of textile and apparel management at the University of Missouri. She held a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.

New Administrative Positions for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 14 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.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Leadership Posts at Major Journals

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Leadership Posts at Major Journals

Laura Sands, professor of gerentology in the department of human development at Virginia Tech, has been named editor-in-chief of the new journal Innovation in Aging. Korina Jocson, associate professor of education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was named editor of Equity & Excellence in Education, the official journal of the university’s College of Education.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments 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.

New Initiative at Virginia Tech Aims to Boost Women's Leadership Opportunities

New Initiative at Virginia Tech Aims to Boost Women’s Leadership Opportunities

Fourteen women have established the Inspiring Women in Lifetime Leadership (I WILL) initiative at Virginia Tech. The group, made up of alumnae, faculty, staff and other friends of the university, seeks to develop educational leadership opportunities for women at the university and beyond.

In Memoriam: Rebecca Gilmore Fay, 1978-2017

In Memoriam: Rebecca Gilmore Fay, 1978-2017

Rebecca Fay, an assistant professor of accounting at East Carolina Univerity in Greenville, North Carolina, died on January 2 in the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, from injuries suffered in an automobile crash. She was 38 years old and the mother of two young children.

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.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 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.

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

The honorees are Tisha Lewis Ellison of the University of Georgia, Lori Pompa of Temple University, Patricia M. Dove at Virginia Tech, Kristina Killgrove of the Unversity of West Florida, Elizabeth McNally at Northwestern University and Naomi Ehrich Leonard of Princeton University.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

The four women are Kimberly G. Walker at Washington University in St. Louis, Barbara Ryder at Virginia Tech, Lynn Garafola at Barnard College in New York City, and Ann R. Britt, president of Martin Community College in Williamston, North Carolina.

Two Women Academics Are Leaving Their Posts at Major Universities

Two Women Academics Are Leaving Their Posts at Major Universities

Gail Steketee, dean of the School of Social Work at Boston University in Massachusetts, has announced that she will step down at the end of the academic year and Carol Burch-Brown was named professor of art emerita at Virginia Tech.

New Administrative Roles for Five Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Roles for Five Women at Major Universities

Taking on new administrative duties are Sky K. Sampson at Western Carolina University, Shontay Delalue at Brown University in Rhode Island, Sarah Mouton at the University of Louisiana Monroe, Debbie McLoud at the University of Arkansas, and Susan Gill at Virginia Tech.

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.