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Cynthia Owsley Honored for Her 30-Year Career in Vision Impairment Research

Cynthia Owsley Honored for Her 30-Year Career in Vision Impairment Research

Cynthia Owsley, who holds the Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology and is the director of the Clinical Research Unit of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is being recognized by the nonprofit organization Prevent Blindness.

A Round-Up of News on Appointments of Women to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Round-Up of News on Appointments of Women to Administrative Posts 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.

The Next Executive Director of the Modern Language Association

The Next Executive Director of the Modern Language Association

Dr. Paula M. Krebs will resign her positions as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts in order to take on her new duties at the Modern Language Association on August 1. The association has more than 24,000 members in 100 countries around the world.

Joyce Loveday Appointed President of Clover Park Technical College

Joyce Loveday Appointed President of Clover Park Technical College

The college, in Lakewood, Washington, enrolls about 3,700 students. Women make up 64 percent of the student body. Dr. Loveday has been on the staff at the college since 2002 and has been serving as interim president since June 2016.

Wheaton College Professor Is a Member of the 50 State Marathon Club

Wheaton College Professor Is a Member of the 50 State Marathon Club

Annette Tomal, an associate professor of business and economics at Wheaton College in Illinois, recently completed a 26.2-mile marathon in Pocatello, Idaho. She has now completed running a marathon in all 50 states.

In Memoriam: Alvera Mickelsen, 1919-2016

In Memoriam: Alvera Mickelsen, 1919-2016

Alvera Mickelsen was a Christian feminist scholar and former professor at Wheaton College in Illinois and Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Next Provost at Wheaton College in Illinois

The Next Provost at Wheaton College in Illinois

Margaret DuPlissis Diddams currently serves as assistant provost at Seattle Pacific University in Washington State. She has been on the faculty there since 1993. Dr. Diddams will begin her role as provost at Wheaton College on June 1

In Memoriam: Linda Haenlein Peterson, 1948-2015

In Memoriam: Linda Haenlein Peterson, 1948-2015

Linda H. Peterson was the Neil Gray Jr. Professor of English at Yale University. She served on the Yale faculty for 38 years and was chair of the university’s English department for seven years.

Notable Appointments of Women in Higher Education

Notable Appointments of Women in Higher Education

Rachel Gartner was named director of Jewish chaplaincy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She will assume her new position in August. Currently Gartner is rabbi and executive director of the Hillel chapter at Miami University in Ohio. Rabbi Gartner is a graduate of Barnard College in New York City and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College […]

Elizabeth Augusta Stoffregen May (1907-2011)

Elizabeth Augusta Stoffregen May (1907-2011)

Elizabeth S. May, an educator who was the first woman appointed to the board of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, has died at her home in Harvard, Massachusetts, at the age of 103.