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Eight Women Appointed to Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to Administrative Roles 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.

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.

Laurie Bernotsky Will Be the Next President of West Chester University in Pennsylvania

Laurie Bernotsky Will Be the Next President of West Chester University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Bernotsky has been serving as acting president of PennWest University on loan from her post as executive vice president and provost at West Chester University. Prior to becoming executive vice president and provost, Dr. Bernotsky served as West Chester University’s associate provost and dean of the Graduate School.

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

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to Dean Positions

The women named deans are Ah-Hyung Park at UCLA, Hopi Hoekstra at Harvard University, Jill Dixon at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, Twinette Johnson at the University of the District of Columbia, Mary Margaret Frank at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Heather Woofter at the University of Texas at Austin, Sharonda Ragland at Virginia Union University, and Camille Su-Lin Johnson at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities

Taking on new roles are Cheryl Neale-McFall at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, Margie Lee at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Amy Cook at Stony Brook University in New York, and Karen Jones at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Radha Pyati Will Be the Next Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University-Berks

Radha Pyati Will Be the Next Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University-Berks

Since 2018, Dr. Pyati has been serving as the dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Prior to her role at West Chester, Dr. Pyati worked at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

In Memoriam: Linda Pickthorne Fletcher

In Memoriam: Linda Pickthorne Fletcher

Linda Fletcher served as dean of the business schools at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and the Univerity of Tennessee Chattanooga. In 1964, she was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in applied economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Five Universities Have Appointed Women to Dean Positions

Five Universities Have Appointed Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Rae Matsumoto at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, Desha L. Williams at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, Allison Vorderstrasse at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Heather R. Parker at Saint Leo University in Florida, and Marianne Collins at Winona State University in Minnesota.

Four Women Faculty Members Share Book Prize From the National Council of Teachers of English

Four Women Faculty Members Share Book Prize From the National Council of Teachers of English

Four of the five authors of the award-winning book have faculty affiliations at universities in the United States: Donna L. Pasternak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Heidi L. Hallman at the University of Kansas, Laura Renzi at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Leslie S. Rush of the University of Wyoming.

Mount Holyoke College's Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

Mount Holyoke College’s Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

M. Darby Dyer, the Kennedy Schelkunoff Professor of Astronomy and chair of the department of astronomy at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, was honored for lifetime achievement by the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Publication Rates of Ph.D. Students

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Publication Rates of Ph.D. Students

A new study by researchers at Indiana University, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Illinois found that doctoral students who are men tended to publish more papers than doctoral students who are women. The pattern was particularly true in STEM fields.

Martha Potvin Named Provost at Springfield College in Massachusetts

Martha Potvin Named Provost at Springfield College in Massachusetts

Dr. Potvin has been serving as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Montana State University. Earlier in her career, she served for 16 years on the biology faculty at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Two Women Scholars Share an Award for the Best Book in Feminist Studies in Popular Culture

Two Women Scholars Share an Award for the Best Book in Feminist Studies in Popular Culture

Cari Carpenter, associate professor of English at West Virginia University and Carolyn Sorisio, professor of English at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, share an award for their edited volume on Sarah Winnemucca, author and activist for American Indian rights.

The New Director of the Women's Center at Vanderbilt University

The New Director of the Women’s Center at Vanderbilt University

Dr. Adale Sholock has served for nearly the past five years as director of the Women’s Center at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she also taught in the women’s and gender studies program.