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K-State Today

February 23, 2016



Thirty-six K-State faculty members granted sabbatical leave

By Ruth Dyer

Kansas State University is granting sabbatical leave to 36 faculty members during the 2016–2017 academic year.

The purpose of a sabbatical leave is to provide a faculty member with the opportunity for scholarly and professional enrichment. Sabbatical leaves allow faculty members to pursue advanced study, conduct research studies, engage in scholarly and creative activities, or secure appropriate industrial or professional experience. Once faculty members return from their sabbaticals, they are expected to share the knowledge and experience they gained with their students, colleagues and the Kansas State University community.

Faculty members being granted sabbatical leave include:

Joyce Baptist, family studies and human services; Sam Bell, political science; Louise Breen, history; Micheal Brouk, animal sciences and industry; Matthew Brueseke, geology; Fred Burrack, music, theatre, and dance; Brett DePaola, physics; Jessica Falcone, sociology, anthropology and social work; Bret Flanders, physics; John Fliter, political science; John Harrington Jr., geography; Daniel Higgins, chemistry; Mohammad Hosni, mechanical and nuclear engineering; Daniel Hoyt, English; Andrew Ivanov, physics; Marilyn Kaff, special education, counseling and student affairs; Migette Kaup, apparel, textiles, and interior design; Steve Keeley, horticulture, forestry and recreation resources; Lotta Larson, curriculum and instruction; Melody LeHew, apparel, textiles, and interior design; Laurel Littrell, K-State Libraries; Michael McGlynn, architecture; Samuel Mwangi, journalism and mass communications; Kara Northway, English; Joshua Oppenheim, music, theatre, and dance; David Pickering, music, theatre and dance; Gerald Reeck, biochemistry and molecular biophysics; Amy Rosine Underwood, music, theatre, and dance; Brett Sandercock, biology; Charles Sanders, history; Joseph Sanders, English; Noel Schulz, electrical and computer engineering; David Seamon, architecture; Chris Sorensen, physics; Diane Swanson, management; and Eugene Vasserman, computer and information sciences.