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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.