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Wanda Brown Takes Over as President of the American Library Association

Wanda Brown Takes Over as President of the American Library Association

Wanda Brown, the director of library services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, is the new president of the American Library Association. Founded in 1853, the ALA is the largest library association in the world with more than 57,000 members.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

The twelve women appointed to dean posts at major universities are: Amy Falkner, Grace Kuo, Amy Hungerford, Lynn Boyd, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Haifa Abou Samra, Pamela F. Cipriano, Susan McIntosh, Kristi Palmer, Jane Aiken, Safiya George, and Allison Brashear.

Study Finds That All Students Benefit When More Women Are in Their First College STEM Course

Study Finds That All Students Benefit When More Women Are in Their First College STEM Course

The research team examined data from students enrolled in an engineering program at a large, public, research-intensive university. The results found that an increase in percentage of women students in their first course improves persistence in the major for all students regardless of their gender.

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.

Study Finds Women Are Less Likely to Be Rewarded for Work-Place Innovations than Men

Study Finds Women Are Less Likely to Be Rewarded for Work-Place Innovations than Men

The researchers found that managers, no matter their gender, struggle with a “think innovation-think male” bias when conducting performance reviews. They found that women employees received better performance ratings when their levels of innovative work behaviors were low.

In Memoriam: Gail R. O'Day (1954-2018)

In Memoriam: Gail R. O’Day (1954-2018)

Dr. O’Day was dean of the School of Divinity and professor of the New Testament at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She served as dean from 2010 to June 30, 2018.

Four Women Scholars Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Four Women Scholars Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

They are Naomi Hanaoka McGloin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Joyce Ice at West Virginia University, Suzanne Reynolds at the Wake Forest University School of Law, and Judith Hough-Goldstein at the University of Delaware.

Eight Women Named to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Named 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.

Winston-Salem State University's Wanda Brown to Lead the American Library Association

Winston-Salem State University’s Wanda Brown to Lead the American Library Association

Wanda K. Brown, the director of library services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, was named president-elect of the 57,000-member American Library Association. She will serve as president-elect for one year and then will take over the presidency at the conclusion of the association’s 2019 annual meeting.

Wake Forest University's Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Wake Forest University’s Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Penny Rue, vice president for campus life at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was elected board chair of NASPA, the nation’s leading organization for student affairs professionals in higher education.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions 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.

Women Engineering Students Do Better When Paired With Other Women in Class Projects

Women Engineering Students Do Better When Paired With Other Women in Class Projects

Women who are first-year students in engineering tend to get higher grades when they are paired with other women in group projects. Women who are paired with other women in group projects are also more likely than other women to declare engineering as their major.

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members 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.

Four Women Among This Year's 15 Churchill Scholars

Four Women Among This Year’s 15 Churchill Scholars

Churchill Scholars will study for master’s degrees in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England. Of the 15 Churchill Scholarships awarded this year, four went to women. A year ago, nine of the 15 winners of Churchill Scholarships were women.

Five Women Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Five Women Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Olga Pierrakos at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Elena Litchman at Michigan State University, Laura Hill at the University of Arkansas, Kristee Willett at the University of Pennsylvania, and Jiexin Wang at the Worthington campus of Pennsylvania State University.

Wake Forest University Honors its Late Faculty Member, Maya Angelou

Wake Forest University Honors its Late Faculty Member, Maya Angelou

Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, announced that its newest residence hall will be named to honor Maya Angelou, who served as the Reynolds Professor of American studies at the university from 1982 until her death in 2014.

The Next President of Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania

The Next President of Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania

Dr. Jacquelyn Fetrow currently serves as vice president of academic affairs at the University of Richmond in Virginia. Earlier, she was the Reynolds Professor of Computational Physics at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Wake Forest University Political Scientist Wins Best Book Award

Wake Forest University Political Scientist Wins Best Book Award

Betina C. Wilkinson, an assistant professor of political science at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received the Best Book Award for Inter-Race Relations from the American Political Science Association.

Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities Appointed to New Posts

Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities Appointed to New Posts

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 With New Administrative Posts at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Nineteen Women With New Administrative Posts at U.S. 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.

The First Woman Dean at the Wake Forest University School of Law

The First Woman Dean at the Wake Forest University School of Law

Suzanne Reynolds has served as interim dean for the past year. From 2010 until her appointment as interim dean, she served as executive associate dean for academic affairs. She joined the law school’s faculty in 1981.

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

Until February 2015, Dr. Exum was vice provost for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Earlier she held high level posts at Ohio University, Purdue University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions at U.S. Universities

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions at U.S. Universities

The new deans are Carla Swearingen at John Brown University in Arkansas, Michelle Gillespie at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, Ruby Perry at Tuskegee University in Alabama, and Vanessa Beasley at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

Eight Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women in new administrative positions are Breona M. Hayes, Kay Wolf, Sondra Schreiber, Leanne M. Shank, Allyson Zazulia, Leandra Celaya, Tanya L. Jachimiak, and Eileen G. McLoughlin.

New University Faculty Appointments for Seven Women

New University Faculty Appointments for Seven Women

The appointees are Susan Altizer at the University of Georgia, Maria Chudnovsky at Princeton University, Nadine Finigan-Carr at the University of Maryland-Baltimore, Robin Hunicke at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Sarah L. Harris at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Kami Chavis Simmons at Wake Forest University, and Abby Walker at Virginia Tech.

Fifteen Women Appointed to Senior-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fifteen Women Appointed to Senior-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Betty A. Block, Pamela L. Jennings, Carlia Smith, Claudia Donald, Stephanie McGowan, Sue B. Workman, Cori Fata-Hartley, Doreen D. Edwards, Linda Bonnin, Cynthia J. Cyrus, Cindy Weinstein, Malika Roman Isler, Alice C. Stewart, LLJuna Weir, and Stephanie Garst.

In Memoriam: Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

In Memoriam: Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

Maya Angelou, author, poet, dancer, actress, civil rights activist, and the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, has died, at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was 86 years old.

Five Women in New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Five Women in New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Women in new teaching roles are Elodie Ghedin at New York University, Melissa Harris-Perry at Wake Forest, Mary Ellen Poole at the University of Texas, Pat Mulroy at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Connie Kohler at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

The Next Dean of the Law School at Southern Methodist University

The Next Dean of the Law School at Southern Methodist University

Jennifer M. Collins currently serves as on the faculty of the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is also vice provost at Wake Forest University.

Three Women Scholars in New Teaching Posts

Three Women Scholars in New Teaching Posts

Michelle Gillespie is the first holder of a Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. Lydia Barnett is a new assistant professor of history at Bates College and Stacy Patterson has joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Fourteen Women in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Fourteen Women in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Here is a collection of new appointments of women to administrative posts at colleges and universities across the United States.

Wake Forest University Scholar to Lead the White House Office on Faith-Based Initiatives

Wake Forest University Scholar to Lead the White House Office on Faith-Based Initiatives

Sinc 2004 she has been serving as the director of the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. She is the former executive director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life in Washington, D.C.

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are Julie Patterson Forrester at SMU, Tracy Boleware at Tuskegee University, Penny Rue at Wake Forest, Carli Schiffner at Wenatchee Valley College, Janine Sherrier at the University of Delaware, Lucy France at the University of Montana, Susan Neu at Virginia Tech, and Joni Wadley at Ohio University.

Wake Forest University Opens Its New Women's Center

Wake Forest University Opens Its New Women’s Center

The center is under the direction of Paige Meltzer who came to Wake Forest from Harvard University. She holds a Ph.D. in women’s history from Brown University.

Retention of Women in STEM Fields: Role Models May Not Be an Important Factor

Retention of Women in STEM Fields: Role Models May Not Be an Important Factor

Research by Amanda L. Griffith of Wake Forest University finds that female role models in faculty posts appear to have no direct impact on course taking or degree pursuits.