February 18, 2013
A step up: Faculty earn promotions, tenure
Seventy-one Kansas State University faculty members are receiving promotions in rank, while 43 faculty members are earning tenure.
The promotions include 26 faculty members to the rank of full professor, 43 faculty members to the rank of associate professor with tenure, and two faculty members to the rank of clinical associate professor. The promotions and tenure go into effect at the start of the university's 2013 fiscal year on July 1.
Faculty members who have earned promotion to full professor are:
Sajid Alavi, grain science and industry; Laura Armbrust, clinical sciences; Dale Bremer, horticulture, forestry and recreational resources; Chairat Chuwonganant, finance; Robert Clark, modern languages; Elizabeth G. Davis, clinical sciences; Erick DeWolf, plant pathology; Dann Fisher, accounting; Thomas Gould, journalism and mass communications; Sherry Haar, apparel, textiles and interior design; Shuting Lei, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; Laurel Littrell, library planning and assessment, K-State Libraries; Bala Natarajan, electrical and computer engineering; Jeffrey M. Peterson, agricultural economics; Reginald Pittman, music, theatre, and dance; P.V. Vara Prasad, agronomy; Hayder Rasheed, civil engineering; N. Sanjay Rebello, physics; Caterina Scoglio, electrical and computer engineering; Jishu Shi, anatomy and physiology; Thomas Vontz, curriculum and instruction; Shannon Washburn, communications and agricultural education; Christine Wilson, agricultural economics; Naomi Wood, English; Greg Zolnerowich, entomology; and Ludek Zurek, entomology.
Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are:
Jared Anderson, family studies and human services; Kristy Archuleta, family studies and human services; Blake Belanger, landscape architecture and regional and community planning; Thomas Bell, faculty and graduate services, K-State Libraries; Matthew Brueseke, geology; Mary Copple, modern languages; Peri da Silva, economics; Douglas Dow, art; Jason Ellis, communications and agricultural education; Fred Hasler, architectural engineering and construction science; Terry Houser, animal sciences and industry; Chris Little, plant pathology; Katherine Karlin, English; Laura Kanost, modern languages; Donald Kurtz, sociology, anthropology and social work; Lotta Larson, curriculum and instruction; Nora Lewis, music, theatre, and dance; Wendy Matlock, English; Michael McGlynn, architecture; Kendra McLauchlan, geography; Kristin Michel, biology; John Morris, accounting; Jesse Nippert, biology; Elisabeth Pankl, faculty and graduate services, K-State Libraries; DeAnn Presley, agronomy; Amy Rankin, clinical sciences; Kyle Riding, civil engineering; Kevin Roberts, hospitality management and dietetics; Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, agronomy; Matthew Sanderson, sociology, anthropology and social work; Doug Shoup, agronomy, Southeast Area Extension Office, Chanute; Craig Spencer, mathematics; Esther Swilley, marketing; Joseph Ugrin, accounting; Amy Rosine Underwood, music, theatre, and dance; Dan Volok, mathematics; Justin Waggoner, animal sciences and industry, Southwest Area Extension Office, Garden City; Robert Weaber, animal sciences and industry; Frank Weyher, sociology, anthropology and social work; Brett Wong, kinesiology; Spencer Wood, sociology, anthropology and social work; Weixin Yao, statistics; and Julie Yu-Oppenheim, music, theatre, and dance.
Maria Ferrer, clinical sciences, and Matt Miesner, clinical sciences, have earned promotion to clinical associate professor.