Member News: Promotions at University of Missouri and Miami University

In the latest NCFR member news...

NCFR is pleased to report on several of its members' recent new roles and positions within their universities. Congratulations to the following members below.

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University of Missouri

Brenda J. Lohman, Ph.D., chair and professor of the Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS), has been named the interim dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Read more.

Christine M. Proulx, Ph.D., associate professor of HDFS has accepted the position of interim department chair for the 2020-2021 academic year. Dr. Proulx joined the department in 2007.  She brings considerable leadership experience to the role, having served as the interim chair for the 2018-2019 academic year. Read more.

Antoinette M. Landor, Ph.D., assistant professor and co-founder/associate director of the Center for Body Image Research and Policy, will serve as the Millsap Professorship of Diversity and Multicultural Studies for the 2020-2021 academic year. This summer, Dr. Landor was the recipient of the UM System President's Award for Early Career Excellence. Dr. Landor has a nationally recognized research program that is breaking new ground and pushing the field to think more complexly about how colorism and racism shapes individual, relational, and family health and functioning. Read more.

Miami University

M. Elise Radina, Ph.D., CFLE, chair and professor in the Department of Family Science & Social Work, has been named associate dean of faculty development and graduate studies. 

Katherine A. Kuvalanka, Ph.D., associate professor of Family Science, has been named interim chair and professor of the Department of Family Science & Social Work.

Anthony G. James, Jr., Ph.D., CFLE, associate professor and director of Family Science programs, will become interim vice president for institutional diversity. Dr. James was co-chair this year of the university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion task force that is proposing ways to advance Miami’s longstanding commitment to equality and social justice. Read more.