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University of Kentucky Scholar Named President of the Association for Popular Music Education

University of Kentucky Scholar Named President of the Association for Popular Music Education

Martina Vasil is an associate professor of music education at the University of Kentucky. She teaches undergraduate courses in general music methods and graduate courses in music education research and popular music education. Her primary research interests are popular music education, children’s musical culture, and mentoring practices in music teacher education.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new duties in diversity equity, and inclusion are Andrea Guzman at the University of Central Florida, Leah Cox at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Meshea L. Poore of West Virginia University, who was elected president of the Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Honors University of Kentucky Neuroscientist

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Honors University of Kentucky Neuroscientist

Jill Turner, an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, concentrates her research on the pharmacogenomics of addiction, which is a way of applying precision medicine to patients with substance use disorders. She focuses on creating therapy specific to the patient instead of using a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Names Lynda A. Szymanski as Provost

Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Names Lynda A. Szymanski as Provost

When she takes office on July 1, Dr. Szymanski will be the inaugural provost at the liberal arts college. Since 1998, she has served on the faculty and held numerous administrative positions at St. Catherine Univerity in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Anne Flanagan, 1952-2021

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Anne Flanagan, 1952-2021

Elizabeth A. Flanagan was the first woman to lead fundraising efforts at Virginia Tech. She served as vice president for development and university relations from 2000 to 2015.

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new duties or positions are Tina Hernandez-Boussard at Stanford University. Kristina Douglass at Pennsylvania State University, Diana Tamir at Princeton University in New Jersey, Yuri “Lily” Funahashi at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Sarah Runcie at Mihlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Hannah Hazard-Jenkins at West Virginia University.

The New President of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

The New President of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Dr. Pamela Alderman served most recently as the dean of the Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences, chair of the department of nursing, and professor of nursing at the University of Charleston in West Virginia. She began her new duties on May 11.

Penn State's Laurie Badzek to Receive the Leadership in Ethics Award From the American Nurses Association

Penn State’s Laurie Badzek to Receive the Leadership in Ethics Award From the American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association award was created to recognize a registered nurse who has authentically demonstrated the highest standards of ethics and leadership in their daily practice, served as an ethical role model, and promoted ethical dialogue and scholarship.

In Memoriam: Steveda Chepko, 1949-2020

In Memoriam: Steveda Chepko, 1949-2020

Dr. Chepko was appointed assistant dean at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2017. Earlier, Dr., Chekpo served as chair of the department of physical education, sport and human performance at Winthrop University in Rock Hill South Carolina.

Hollins University Associate Professor and Novelist Jessie van Eerden Wins Fiction Award

Hollins University Associate Professor and Novelist Jessie van Eerden Wins Fiction Award

Jessie van Eerden, associate professor of creative writing at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction. The award recognizes daring, original, and innovative writing.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed 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.

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.

Kim Garza Named Mentor of the Year by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

Kim Garza Named Mentor of the Year by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

Kim Garza is an associate professor in the department of health outcomes research and policy in the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in Alabama. She states “I left a career in clinical pharmacy practice to become a faculty member because of my strong passion for graduate education and student mentoring.”

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.

West Virginia University Scholars Developing a Toolkit to Help Boost Women Faculty in STEM

West Virginia University Scholars Developing a Toolkit to Help Boost Women Faculty in STEM

The research team, led by Kasi Jackson, director of the ADVANCE Center and a professor of women’s and gender studies, and Sharon Bird, director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at West Virginia University, is creating a toolkit that institutions can use to identify pathways to successful faculty diversity initiatives for women in STEM disciplines.

A Dozen Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments 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.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members at 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.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Maria del Guadalupe “Lupe” Davidson at West Virginia University, Yelena Baraz at Princeton University in New Jersey, Susanne Fusso at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut, Katharine Knowlton at Virginia Tech, and Tina M. Harris at Louisiana State University.

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Lesley Lokko at City College of New York, Angela Kashuba at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Susan Beth Estes at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Mariette DiChristina at Boston University, Robin L. Hughes at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Melissa Sturge-Apple at the University of Rochester, and Sue Day Perroots at West Virginia University.

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.

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

The 10 new deans at colleges and universities across the United States are Jennifer Collins, Laura Auricchio, Gwyneth Price, Amy Lauren Fairchild, Raka Ray, Diana Martinelli, Karen Muncaster, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Lori Messinger, and Lisa Dutton.

Women Faculty in Agricultural Disciplines Continue to Face Sexism, Study Finds

Women Faculty in Agricultural Disciplines Continue to Face Sexism, Study Finds

Women faculty at land grant institutions and universities with an agricultural education or extension program felt that sexism was prevalent among their respective agriculture departments. These sexist behaviors include toxic work environments, unhealthy competition, inappropriate interactions, and policy violations.

Joyce McConnell Appointed President of Colorado State University in Fort Collins

Joyce McConnell Appointed President of Colorado State University in Fort Collins

Currently, Professor McConnell serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at West Virginia University; a role she has held since 2014. In addition to her administrative role, she serves as the Thomas R. Goodwin Professor of Law at the university. She will become president of Colorado State University on July 1.

National Survey Finds Gender Pay Gap Among Social Work Faculty in Higher Education

National Survey Finds Gender Pay Gap Among Social Work Faculty in Higher Education

Women make up the majority of all social work faculty, but were more likely than men to hold less prestigious ranks. Women social work faculty make less than their male counterparts by nearly $6,000 year. Also, women experience a greater salary penalty when they teach in undergraduate-only social work programs.

Carolyn Long Returns As President of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Carolyn Long Returns As President of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Carolyn Long has been serving as interim chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission since July 2018. Earlier she was the president of of West Virginia University Institute of technology from 2011 to 2018.

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.

Joan Neff Is the New Leader of the West Virginia Institute of Technology

Joan Neff Is the New Leader of the West Virginia Institute of Technology

Dr. Neff was appointed provost at the university campus this past spring and she will continue to serve in that role. Before coming to the West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Dr. Neff had been serving as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

Danette Johnson Named Chief Academic Officer at Kalamazoo College in Michigan

Danette Johnson Named Chief Academic Officer at Kalamazoo College in Michigan

Dr. Johnson has been serving as a tenured professor and vice provost at Ithaca College in New York. Prior to teaching at Ithaca College, she had been a faculty member at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Texas Tech University. Dr. Johnson is the former executive director and president of the Eastern Communication Association.

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Thew new deans are Tamara F. Lawson at the St. Thomas University School of Law in Florida, Joann Bangs at Cottey College in Missouri, Sarah Feldner at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Karen Diaz at West Virginia University, and Sujata Moorti at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

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

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New 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.

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women at Colleges and University Across the United States

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women at Colleges and University Across the United States

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 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.

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments 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.