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Transitions: Indiana U. at Bloomington Selects New President; 2021 Guggenheim Fellows Named

Pamela Whitten will become president of Indiana U. at Bloomington.

CHIEF EXECUTIVES
Appointments
Brad Carson, a professor of public policy at the University of Virginia and former U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Oklahoma, will become president of the University of Tulsa on July 1.

Melissa Gonzalez, president of Houston Community College Southeast, has been named president of Lone Star College-Kingwood.

Donald J. Green, president of Georgia Highlands College, has been named president of Point Park University. He will succeed Paul Hennigan, who plans to retire.

Daniel Heimmermann, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas-Permian Basin, has been named chancellor of the University of South Carolina at Aiken. He will succeed Sandra Jordan, who plans to retire.

William Heineman, provost at Northern Essex Community College, has been named president of North Shore Community College.

Rebecca Johnson, vice president at Oregon State University at Cascades, will become interim president of Oregon State University on May 1. She will replace Edward Feser, who has served as acting president since F. King Alexander resigned.

Donald P. Lofe Jr., interim president of Westminster College since June, will become president of the Missouri college in July.

Tim McDonald, executive vice president at Lanier Technical College, has been named president of the college.

Marc B. Parlange, provost and senior vice president at Monash University in Australia, will become president of the University of Rhode Island on August 1. He will succeed David M. Dooley, who plans to retire.

Anne M. Prisco, former president of Felician University, will become president of Holy Family University on July 12. She will be the first lay person to lead the university.

Mark A. Roberts, interim president of Reinhardt University, has been named to the post permanently.

Glenn M. Sulmasy, provost and chief academic officer at Bryant University, has been named president of Nichols College. He will succeed Susan West Engelkemeyer, who plans to retire.

Pamela Whitten, president of Kennesaw State University, will become president of Indiana University at Bloomington on July 1. She will be the first woman to lead the university and will succeed Michael A. McRobbie, who plans to retire.

Cedric T. Wins, a retired major general in the U.S. Army who has served as interim superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute since November, has been named the institute’s first Black superintendent.

Resignations
Scott Rule, chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College, plans to step down on June 30.

Retirements
Donna M. Carroll, president of Dominican University since 1994, plans to retire in June.

Jerrilee K. Mosier, chancellor of the Ivy Tech Community College campuses at Fort Wayne and Warsaw, plans to retire on September 10.

Linda Schott, president of Southern Oregon University since 2016, plans to retire at the end of the year.

CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS
Appointments
Lorin Basden Arnold, a professor of communication and former provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at New Paltz, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kutztown University.

Erika Nash Cameron, an associate professor and department chair in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego, will become provost and vice president for academic affairs at Palo Alto University.

Robert U. Fischer Jr., dean of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University, will become provost and vice president for academic affairs at Western Kentucky University on July 1.

Amy B. Hietapelto, dean of the Labovitz School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota at Duluth, has been named interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the university.

David H. Jackson Jr., associate provost for graduate education and dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Research, and Continuing Education at Florida A&M University, will become provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina Central University on July 1.

Don Payne, interim vice president for academic affairs and academic dean at the Denver Seminary since January, has been named to the post permanently.

Hal S. Stern, former dean of the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences and founding chair of the department of statistics at the University of California at Irvine, has been named provost and executive vice chancellor.

David M. Ward, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, has been named senior vice president and provost at Wilkes University.

William O. Washington, vice president of student life at Bethel University, has been named vice president and dean of student life at Moody Bible Institute.

OTHER TOP ADMINISTRATORS
Appointments
Randy Barfield, interim vice president for finance and administration at Delaware Valley University, has been named to the post permanently.

Sheila Caldwell

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Sheila Caldwell

Sheila Caldwell, chief intercultural engagement officer at Wheaton College, in Illinois, has been named the first vice president for antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion and chief diversity officer for the Southern Illinois University system.

J. Derham Cole Jr., interim chancellor of the University of South Carolina-Upstate, has been named vice president for system affairs at the University of South Carolina.

Heidi Hoskinson, vice president for enrollment management and registrar at Rogers State University, has been named vice president for enrollment management at Bethel College, in Kansas.

Lisa Howie, a director in the Yale University Investments Office, has been named the first chief investment officer at Smith College.

Laura Jack, vice president for communications at Colgate University, has been named acting chief diversity officer.

Seandra Mitchell, an adviser for the National Society of Black Engineers at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, has been named vice president for student affairs and campus inclusion.

Basil Andrew Stewart, vice president for finance and chief financial officer for Lasell University, has been named vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer at Western New England University.

Michele Thompson, a senior manager at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, in Japan, has been named vice president for enrollment management at Cleary University.

Donica Thomas Varner, vice president and general counsel at Oberlin College, has been named vice president and general counsel at Cornell University.

Jim Bergstrom and Abe Weldy, both senior directors of investments at the Indiana University Foundation, have been named co-chief investment officers of the foundation.

Resignations
Trey Falwell, vice president for university operations at Liberty University, is “no longer employed by the university.”

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Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at the University of Michigan, plans to step down at the end of the year.

DEANS
Appointments
Elaine K. Carey, dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Science at Purdue University Northwest, will become dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oakland University on June 30.

Kristie Cerling, associate dean in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Houston Baptist University, has been named dean of the college.

Stephen H. Craft, dean of the Michael E. Stephens College of Business at the University of Montevallo, will become dean of the Q. William Hammack Jr. School of Business at Oglethorpe University on July 1.

Katie Evans, a professor at Louisiana Tech University, will become dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Houston Baptist University on July 1.

Roger A. Fairfax Jr., a research professor of law and founding director of the Criminal Law and Policy Initiative at George Washington University, has been named dean of the Washington College of Law at American University.

Nicola Foote, vice dean of the honors college at Arizona State University, will become dean of the University Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh on July 1.

Joanna Grabski, director of the School of Art at Arizona State University, has been named dean of the university’s College of Integrative Science and Arts.

Katherine E. Gregory, associate chief nursing officer for women’s and newborn health, research, and innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, has been named dean of the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College.

Ed Grier, dean of the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

Gretchen Hofmeister, a professor of chemistry at Carleton College, has been named dean of the college.

Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, chair of the Berkeley Division of the Senate and a professor of demography and sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, has been named the executive dean of the College of Letters & Science.

Veronica McComb

Veronica McComb

Veronica McComb, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lenoir-Rhyne University, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Bryant University.

Elizabeth Orwin, a professor and chair of the department of engineering at Harvey Mudd College, will become dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at University of the Pacific on July 16.

Stephen Pachuta, a retired rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and former chief of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, has been named dean of the School of Dentistry at West Virginia University.

Linda Plank, interim dean of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing at Baylor University, has been named to the post permanently.

Vojislava Pophristic, a professor of chemistry and interim dean of the Misher College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, has been named dean of the College of Science & Mathematics at Rowan University.

Stacy Reeder, interim dean of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma since February 2020, has been named to the post permanently.

Rick Satterlee, vice president for student life at Manhattan College, will become the first dean of student development and campus life at York College of Pennsylvania on July 1.

Galen Schneider, executive associate dean and associate dean for faculty in the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa, has been named the interim dean of the college after David Johnsen stepped down.

Retirements
A.C. (Buddy) Himes, dean of the College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University, plans to retire on May 31.

Judith Westphal, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, plans to retire in July.

OTHER ADMINISTRATORS
Appointments
Juliet M. Brodie, director of the Community Law Clinic at Stanford University, has been named faculty director of the university’s Haas Center for Public Service.

Jonathan Falwell, senior pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church and former president of Liberty University Jerry Falwell Jr.’s brother, has been named campus pastor at Liberty University.

Jeffrey M. Hunt, senior lecturer in classics at Baylor University, has been named director of the university scholars program.

Lauren Onkey, senior director at NPR Music, has been named director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University.

Sally Parker, senior assistant provost at Vanderbilt University, has been named chief of staff in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations.

Randale L. Richmond, senior associate athletic director at Old Dominion University, has been named director of athletics at Kent State University.

Autumn Lewis Spicher, associate director of placement and operations for the Arkansas Academy for Educational Equity, has been named director of development for the Honors College at the University of Arkansas.

DeVon Wilson, assistant dean, diversity coordinator, and director for the Center for Academic Excellence in the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has been named the college’s associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

FACULTY
Appointments
Frank Bruni, a columnist at The New York Times, will leave to become a professor of the practice for journalism and public policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.

TENURE AWARDS
The following professors were awarded tenure at their institutions. If a faculty rank is not included, the faculty member is being promoted to the rank of associate professor. The changes take effect on varying dates.

Hood College
Teresa Bean, law and criminal justice
Alan Goldenbach, journalism
Christy Graybeal, to professor of education and mathematics

Kalamazoo College
Santiago Salinas, biology
Dwight Williams, chemistry

GUGGENHEIM FELLOWS
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced this year’s fellows. Of the 184 fellows named this year, 125 are in academe. They are listed here with their academic affiliation and the subjects of their projects. The full list of 2021 fellows can be found on the foundation’s website.

Amy Adler, professor and chair of visual arts at the University of California at San Diego, fine arts
Ufuk Akcigit, professor of economics at the University of Chicago, economics
Sama Alshaibi, professor of photography, video, and imaging at the University of Arizona, photography
Priyanga Amarasekare, professor of ecology and evolution at the University of California at Los Angeles, biology
R. Lanier Anderson, professor of philosophy at Stanford University, philosophy
Ali Anooshahr, professor of history at the University of California at Davis, South and Southeast Asian studies
Ephraim Asili, professor of film and electronic arts at Bard College, film-video
Brandon Ballengée, a postdoctoral researcher in the biological sciences department at Louisiana State University, fine arts
Vincent Barletta, associate professor of comparative literature and Iberian and Latin American cultures at Stanford University, medieval and Renaissance history
Ellen Bass, faculty in writing at Pacific University, poetry
Marisa Anne Bass, associate professor of art history at Yale University, early modern studies
Ashkan Behzadi, lecturer in discipline in the department of music at Columbia University, music composition
Joshua Bennett, assistant professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College, American literature
William Bialek, professor in physics at Princeton University, physics
Dara Birnbaum, professor in the Masters of Fine Arts Program at the School of Visual Arts, fine arts
Alexandre Blais, professor of physics at the Université de Sherbrooke, physics
L.M. Bogad, professor of political performance in the department of theater and dance at the University of California at Davis, theater arts and performance studies
Adriana Darielle Mejía Briscoe, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California at Irvine, biology
A.K. Burns, distinguished lecturer of art and art history at the City University of New York Hunter College, fine arts
Keith L. Camacho, professor of Asian American studies at the University of California at Los Angeles, anthropology and cultural studies
Crystal Z. Campbell, Harvard Radcliffe Film Study Center & David and Roberta Logie Fellow at Harvard University, fine arts
Enrique Chagoya, professor of art and art history at Stanford University, fine arts
Christopher J. Chang, professor of chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, chemistry
Alexander Chee, associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College, general nonfiction
Peter Hewitt Christensen, associate professor of art history and visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester, architecture, planning, and design
Kamari Clarke, professor of anthropology at the University of California at Los Angeles, anthropology and cultural studies
Raúl Coronado, associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of California at Berkeley, American literature
Robyn Creswell, associate professor of comparative literature at Yale University, literary criticism
Julie Nelson Davis, professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania, fine-arts research
Elizabeth Mary DeLoughrey, professor of English at the University of California at Los Angeles, literary criticism
Donnacha Dennehy, professor of music at Princeton University, music composition
Mesmin Destin, associate professor of psychology and education at Northwestern University, psychology
Zosha Di Castri, assistant professor of music composition at Columbia University, music composition
Suhas Diggavi, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles, engineering
Simon Doubleday, professor of history at Hofstra University, medieval and Renaissance history
Tarek El-Ariss, professor of Middle Eastern studies at Dartmouth College, literary criticism
Tommie-Waheed Evans, faculty member at the University of the Arts, choreography
Lenore Fahrig, professor of biology at Carleton University, geography and environmental studies
Oscar E. Fernandez, associate professor of mathematics at Wellesley College, applied mathematics
Lilian Garcia-Roig, professor of art at Florida State University, fine arts
John S. Garrison, professor of English at Grinnell College, English literature
William Giraldi, lecturer in writing at Boston University, general nonfiction
David Goldstein, associate professor of linguistics and Indo-European studies at the University of California at Los Angeles, linguistics
Michelle Grabner, professor of painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, fine arts
Emily Joan Greble, associate professor of German, Russian, and East European studies at Vanderbilt University, European and Latin American history
Farah Jasmine Griffin, department chair and professor of African American and African diaspora studies at Columbia University, general nonfiction
Michael Gubser, professor of European cultural history at James Madison University, intellectual and cultural history
Diana Guerrero-Maciá, professor of fiber and material studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, fine arts
Cindy Hahamovitch, professor of history at the University of Georgia, United States history
Sidney R. Hemming, professor of earth and environmental sciences and geochemistry at Columbia University, earth science
Guanglei Hong, professor of comparative human development at the University of Chicago, education
Steven P. Hopkins, professor of religion at Swarthmore College, religion
Mitchell S. Jackson, assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of Chicago, fiction
Zig Jackson, professor of photography at Savannah College of Art and Design, photography
Lochlann Jain, professor of anthropology at Stanford University, history of science, technology, and economics
Victoria Johnson, professor of urban policy and planning at the City University of New York Hunter College, biography
Reece Jones, professor of geography and environment at the University of Hawaii, geography and environmental studies
Tayari Jones, professor of English and creative writing at Emory University, fiction
Joan Judge, professor of history at York University, East Asian studies
Vicky Kalogera, professor of physics and astronomy and director of CIERA at Northwestern University, astronomy/astrophysics
Amalia D. Kessler, professor of international legal studies and professor (by courtesy) of history at Stanford University, constitutional studies
Paul J. Kosmin, professor of ancient history at Harvard University, classics
Seth Koven, professor of history and poetics at Rutgers University, intellectual and cultural history
Richard Kraft, professor of photography at Orange Coast College, film-video
Eugenia Kumacheva, university professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto, chemistry
Stephen Kuusisto, university professor and director of interdisciplinary programs and outreach at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, poetry
Jennifer Lackey, professor of philosophy and director of the Northwestern Prison Education Program at Northwestern University, philosophy
Ken Light, professor of photojournalism at the University of California at Berkeley, photography
Sandra Lim, associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, poetry
Irene E. Lusztig, professor of film and digital media at the University of California at Santa Cruz, film-video
Jill Magid, adjunct professor for sculpture at Cooper Union, film-video
Stephen Marc, professor of art at Arizona State University, photography
Isabela Mares, professor of political science at Yale University, political science
Miya Masaoka, associate professor of practice and director of the MFA Sound Art Program at Columbia University, music composition
Daniel Mason, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University, fiction
Atif Mian, professor of economics, public policy, and finance at Princeton University, economics
Amira Mittermaier, professor of the study of religion and of anthropology at the University of Toronto, religion
Tracie Morris, professor of poetry at the University of Iowa, poetry
Kevin J. Mumford, professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States history
Susan Murray, professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University, film, video, and new media studies
Jason Nieh, professor of computer science at Columbia University, computer science
Chon Noriega, professor of film, television, and digital media at the University of California at Los Angeles, fine-arts research
Kevin Lewis O’Neill, director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies and professor of the study of religion at the University of Toronto, anthropology and cultural studies
Pepón Osorio, professor in the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, fine arts
Laura Otis, professor of English at Emory University, English literature
Imani Perry, professor of African American studies at Princeton University, intellectual and cultural history
Steven Phelps, professor of integrative biology and the Center for Brain, Behavior and Evolution at the University of Texas at Austin, neuroscience
Seth D. Pollak, professor in the department of psychology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, psychology
Lisa Pon, professor of art history at the University of Southern California, fine arts research
Bianca Premo, professor of history at Florida International University, European and Latin American history
Laurence Ralph, professor of anthropology at Princeton University, anthropology and cultural studies
Ronit Ricci, professor and Sternberg-Tamir chair in comparative cultures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, South and Southeast Asian studies
Jonathan A. Rodden, professor of political science at Stanford University, political science
John A. Rogers, professor of materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and neurological surgery (and by courtesy electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and chemistry) at Northwestern University, engineering
Julia Rudolph, professor of history at North Carolina State University, law
Debarati Sanyal, professor of French at the University of California at Berkeley, European and Latin American literature
Rebecca Schneider, professor of modern culture and media at Brown University, theater arts and performance studies
Todd David Shepard, professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University, European and Latin American history
Cauleen Smith, faculty in the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts, film-video
Jane South, chair of fine arts at Pratt Institute, fine arts
Beth Stephens, professor of art at the University of California at Santa Cruz, film-video
Ron Tarver, associate professor of art at Swarthmore College, photography
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University, United States history
Roberto José Tejada, professor in the department of English at the University of Houston, poetry
F. Akif Tezcan, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California at San Diego, chemistry
Heather Ann Thompson, collegiate professor of history and African American studies at the University of Michigan, United States history
Melissa Thorne, assistant professor of studio art at the University at Albany, part of the State University of New York, fine arts
Michael Tonry, professor of criminal law and policy at the University of Minnesota, law
James Tweedie, professor of cinema and media studies at the University of Washington, film, video, and new media studies
Rodrigo Valenzuela, assistant professor of photography at the University of California at Los Angeles, photography
Laura van den Berg, senior lecturer in the department of English at Harvard University, fiction
Chris Verene, associate professor of photography at the City University of New York College of Staten Island, photography
Elio Villafranca, teacher of jazz at the Juilliard School, music composition
Connie Voisine, professor and director in the department of English at New Mexico State University, poetry
Roslyn Weiss, professor of philosophy at Lehigh University, philosophy
Tisa Wenger, associate professor of American religious history at Yale University, religion
Paige West, professor of anthropology at Barnard College, anthropology and cultural studies
Patrick C M Wong, professor of linguistics and modern languages at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, linguistics
Mark Wunderlich, director of the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College, poetry
Paul Yoon, senior lecturer in the department of English at Harvard University, fiction
Katherine Young, assistant professor of composition at Emory University, music composition
Nina C. Young, assistant professor of composition at the University of Southern California, music composition
Tara Zahra, professor of history at the University of Chicago, European and Latin American history
Kate Zambreno, chair in environmental writing at Sarah Lawrence College, general nonfiction
Geneviève Zubrzycki, professor of sociology at the University of Michigan, sociology

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DEATHS
William Gamson, a retired professor of sociology at Boston College and creator of a game that became an inspiration for the fantasy-sports industry, died on March 23. He was 87.

Red Gendron, hockey coach at the University of Maine, died on April 9. He was 63.

Vartan Gregorian, a former president of Brown University, died on April 15. He was 87. Gregorian led Brown from 1989 until 1997. He also served as president of the New York Public Library and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Henry (Hank) Huckaby, former chancellor of the University System of Georgia, died on April 14. He was 79. Huckaby served as chancellor from 2011 until his retirement in 2017.

Arnett C. Mace Jr., a former senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Georgia, died on April 12. He was 83. Mace also previously served as dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the university.

John McNeil, a professor emeritus of education at the University of California at Los Angeles, died on April 10. He was 101.

Robert F. Miller, a former professor of neuroscience and surgery and former chair of the department of physiology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, died on March 1. He was 81.

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M. Richard Rose, who served as president of the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1979 to 1992, died on April 10. He was 88.

Lee Vernon Stiff, a professor emeritus of mathematics education and associate dean for faculty and academic affairs at North Carolina State University, died on March 19.

Frank Pascale Tirro, dean of the School of Music at Yale University from 1980 to 1989, died on March 28.

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