Rodin, Judith

Rodin, Judith

(1944–  ) university president, psychologist; born in Philadelphia, Pa. At the psychology department at Yale University (1972–92) she established a link between eating disorders and the relationship between mothers and daughters. She chaired the department (1989–91) and was promoted to dean of the graduate school and then Yale's provost in 1992. She became the first woman president of any Ivy League school in 1994 when she became president of her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania.