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

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles 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.

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at American Universities

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Meenakshi Wadhwa Wins the 2021 J. Lawrence Smith Medal from the National Academy of Sciences

Meenakshi Wadhwa Wins the 2021 J. Lawrence Smith Medal from the National Academy of Sciences

Meenakshi Wadhwa is the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. The J. Lawrence Smith Medal is awarded every three years for recent original and meritorious investigations of meteoric bodies.

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.

Wake Forest University Appoints Susan R. Wente as Its Fourteenth - and First Woman - President

Wake Forest University Appoints Susan R. Wente as Its Fourteenth – and First Woman – President

Currently, Dr. Wente serves as provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She has been on the Vanderbilt faculty since 2002. Dr. Wente began her teaching career at Washington University’s School of Medicine.

Erika Hille Rinker Wins Award From the American Association of Teachers of German

Erika Hille Rinker Wins Award From the American Association of Teachers of German

Erika Hille Rinker, an associate professor of German at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was awarded the distinguished 2020 Checkpoint Charlie Foundation Teacher Award by the American Association of Teachers of German.

Academic Study Examines the Best Way to Increase Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

Academic Study Examines the Best Way to Increase Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

A new working paper of the European Corporate Governance Institute, written by scholars at Washington University, the University of Alabama, and Northwestern University, finds that shareholder influence is more effective in diversifying boards of directors than mandates by governments or financial organizations.

New Administrative Positions for Seven Women in American Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Seven Women in American 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.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Universities

Taking on new assignments are Justine M. Andrews at the University of New Mexico, Charrise Barron at Brown University, Monique Rocca at Colorado State University, Jennifer R. Smith at Washington University in St. Louis, Nicole Patton Terry at Florida State University, and Suzzette Shaw Goldmon at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Study Finds That the Pandemic Has Widened the Gender Gap in Work Hours

Study Finds That the Pandemic Has Widened the Gender Gap in Work Hours

A new study led by Caitlyn Collins, a sociologist at Washington University in St. Louis, finds that between March and April, mothers’ work hours fell four to five times as much as fathers’ work hours. While mothers scaled back their work hours by about 5 percent, or two hours per week, fathers’ work hours remained largely stable.

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

Vanessa Perry is the associate dean for faculty and research and professor of marketing at the George Washington University School of Business. She has been actively involved with The PhD Project, a national nonprofit organization that works to increase the diversity of business school faculty through mentorship.

Eight Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Are Assuming 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.

Three Women Scholars Who Were Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Who Were Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The women appointed to endowed chairs are Susan Trolier-McKinstry at Pennsylvania State University, Sarah Lamb at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and Adia Harvey Wingfield at Washington University in St. Louis.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New University Administrative Roles

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New University Administrative Roles

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 Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

The new deans are Paula S. Bontempi at the University of Rhode Island, Ophelie Rowe-Allen at the University of New Haven in Connecticut, Kathryn Boor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Shelley Johnson at Florida A&M University, Laurie Maffly-Kipp at Washington University in St. Louis and Heidi Henschel Pellett at Central Washington University.

Dianne Harrison to Postpone Retirement as President of California State University, Northridge

Dianne Harrison to Postpone Retirement as President of California State University, Northridge

Last November, Dianne Harrison, president of California State University, Northridge, announced she would retire on June 30, 2020. Now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Harrison has announced that she will stay on through the fall 20020 semester.

Five Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Five Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Appointed to new posts are Chandler Short at McPherson College in Kansas, Sandra Marin at Florida Atlantic University, Whitney Brown at the University of Alaska at Anchorage, Lynda Heaney at Washington University in St. Louis and Lisa A. Keegan at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Lori White Will Be the First Woman to Lead DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana

Lori White Will Be the First Woman to Lead DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana

Dr. White has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs at Washington University in St. Louis. Earlier, she worked as vice president for student affairs and clinical professor of education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Dr. White will become president of DePauw University on July 1.

Two Women Professors Share a National Jewish Book Prize

Two Women Professors Share a National Jewish Book Prize

Nancy E. Berg, professor of Hebrew language and literature at Washington University in St. Louis and Naomi Sokoloff, a professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of Washington in Seattle were presented with the National Jewish Book Award in the anthologies and collections category.

Four Women Retiring From High-Level Positions at Major Universities

Four Women Retiring From High-Level Positions at Major Universities

The four women who have announced their retirements from university administrative pots are Teresa Phillips at Tennessee State University, Jill D. Friedman at Washington University in St. Louis, E. Royce Harper at the University of Michigan, and Almeda Jacks at Clemson University in South Carolina.

President of California State University, Northridge Announces She Will Step Down in June

President of California State University, Northridge Announces She Will Step Down in June

Dianne Harrison, president of California State University, Northridge since 2012, announced that she will step down from her post on June 30, 2020. President Harrison’s academic and research areas of expertise include HIV prevention among women and minority populations and higher education issues related to university leadership.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Seven 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.

Karen Viskupic Named President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Karen Viskupic Named President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Karen Viskupic is an assistant research professor of geosciences at Boise State University in Idaho. She works with geoscience faculty on curriculum development and assessment, advises all undergraduate geoscience students, and works on several campus-wide initiatives to improve undergraduate and graduate STEM student success. 

Eight Women Faculty at Major Universities Who Are Taking on New Duties

Eight Women Faculty at Major Universities Who Are Taking on 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.

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.

In Memoriam: Roberta Coleman, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Roberta Coleman, 1938-2019

Dr. Coleman joined the faculty at the University of Delaware and taught there until her retirement in 2009. In 1985, she became the first woman to receive the University’s Francis Alison Award, the University of Delaware’s highest faculty honor.

Fifteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Fifteen Women Who Have Been 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.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Provosts

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Provosts

Marion Crain was appointed interim provost at Washington University in St. Louis and Angela M. Salas is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Framingham State University in Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Shirley Bradley LeFlore, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Shirley Bradley LeFlore, 1940-2019

In addition to serving as poet laureate for the city of St. Louis, LeFlore was an educator. She was the first African American assistant dean of students at what is now Webster University in Missouri.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions in Academia

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions in Academia

The women leaving their posts are Ellen Smiley at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Barbara A. Schaal at Washington University in St. Louis, Patricia Henry at Harvard University, Sharon Hunt at the University of Arkansas, and Mari Anne Phillips at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in the Academic World

Here is a listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

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

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles 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 Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

The four women appointed to endowed professorships are Marla F. Frederick at Emory University in Atlanta, Amy Hauft at Washington University in St. Louis, Chen-Yu Li at Indiana University, and Paula M. Vertino at the University of Rochester in New York.

Study Finds Women's Brains Appear Metabolically Three Years Younger Than Men's

Study Finds Women’s Brains Appear Metabolically Three Years Younger Than Men’s

A new study by scholars at the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis has found that women’s brains appear to be about three years younger than men’s of the same chronological age, metabolically speaking. The researchers believe these findings could be one clue to why women tend to stay mentally sharp longer than men.

In Memoriam: Irene Leota Moore Wright, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Irene Leota Moore Wright, 1927-2019

Throughout her career, Dr. Wright held faculty positions as Atlanta University, Clark College, Spelman College, Tuskegee Institute, Albany State College, and Saint Louis University.