Timeline of Faculty Leaders, 1953-2010
Rita Levi-Montalcini, MD
Professor of Zoology & Biology - The first woman promoted to full professor in the natural sciences, College of Arts & Sciences.
Jessie L. Ternberg, MD
Professor of Surgery - The first woman surgical resident at Barnes Hospital in 1954; the first female chief resident and surgeon at the School of Medicine, 1958. Helps create the Division of Pediatric Surgery and is named its first chief in 1972. In 1973, is the first woman elected as head of the School of Medicine's Faculty.
Liselotte "Lilo" Dieckmann
Professor and Chair of German Department - Dieckmann is promoted to full professor in 1959, and from 1963 - 1967 is the first woman to chair an academic department.
Paula J. Clayton, MD
Professor of Psychiatry - Made chief resident at Barnes and Renard Hospitals in 1964. Clayton is promoted to assistant professor in 1967, associate professor in 1972, and full professor 1974. An internationally recognized researcher, she is the first to define "mania and schizoaffective disorders."
Jane Loevinger (Weissman)
Professor of Psychology - She is promoted to full professor in 1970 and is the first William A. Stuckenberg Professor of Human Values and Moral Development.
Dean of Architecture - Weese is the first woman selected as dean of a professional school.
Linda J. Nicholson
Professor of History - Nicholson is appointed the first Stiritz Distinguished Professor of Women's Studies, in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Department Chair of Developmental Biology - She is the first woman to chair a School of Medicine department without the qualifier of "acting" or "interim."