Women Faculty Featured in WIA Report

Four Wesleyan women faculty members are featured in the June 30 Women in Academia Report.

According to the article, “Wesleyan University, the highly regarded liberal arts institution in Middletown, Connecticut, has promoted three women to full professor. Another woman was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor.”

Lori Gruen, who has taught at Wesleyan since 2000, was promoted to full professor of philosophy. Her research focuses on the ethical treatment of animals. Professor Gruen holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.

Magda Teter was promoted to full professor of history and named the Jeremy Zwelling Professor of Jewish Studies. She has taught at Wesleyan since 2000. She is a graduate of the University of Warsaw in Poland. Professor Teter holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Elizabeth Willis was named full professor and appointed the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing. Professor Willis has been on the Wesleyan faculty since 2002. She is a poet and a scholar of poetry. Dr. Willis is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and earned a Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Mary Alice Haddad, who has served on the Wesleyan faculty since 2004, was promoted to associate professor of government and granted tenure. She is the author of Politics and Volunteering in Japan: A Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2007). She is completing work on a second book entitled, Building Democracy in Japan, scheduled for publication by Cambridge University Press next year. Dr. Haddad is a graduate of Amherst College and earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D at the University of Washington.