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K-State Today

March 18, 2011



More than 60 K-State faculty members earn promotions, tenure

By Emily Vietti

Kansas State University is promoting 14 faculty members to full professor, 43 to associate professor with tenure and three to clinical associate professor. Two current associate professors also are receiving tenure.

K-State President Kirk Schulz has approved the promotions and tenure, which go into effect July 1.

Promoted to full professor are: Sally Bailey, communication studies, theater and dance; James Bloodgood, management; Scott DeLoach, computing and information sciences; Stewart Duncan, extension specialist in crops and soils, Northeast Area Extension office; Ike Ehie, management; Keith Harmoney, Agricultural Research Center, Hays; Hikaru Hanawa Peterson, agricultural economics; Michael Herman, biology; Richard Hesse, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Dong Li, economics; Douglas Powell, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Yong-Cheng Shi, grain science and industry; Alice Trussell, faculty and graduate services, K-State Libraries; and Donghai Wang, biological and agricultural engineering.

Promoted to associate professor with tenure are: Koushik Adhikari, human nutrition; Andrew Arana, philosophy; Marne Arthaud-Day, management; Jennifer Bormann, animal sciences and industry; Barry Bradford, animal sciences and industry; Gangshu "George" Cai, management; Ricardo Castano-Bernard, mathematics; Kyeong-Ok Chang, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Viktor Chikan, chemistry; Slawomir Dobrzanski, music; Sherry Fleming, biology; Timothy Frey, special education, counseling and student affairs; Kelly Getty, animal sciences and industry; Tanya Gonzalez, English; Lynn Hancock, biology; Gerald Hoehn, mathematics; Elaine Johannes, family studies and human services; Megan Kennelly, plant pathology; Tandalayo Kidd, human nutrition; Jeong-Hee Kim, curriculum and instruction; Joy Kozar, apparel, textiles and interior design; Amy Lara, philosophy; Cathie Lavis, horticulture, forestry and recreation resources; Anne Longmuir, English; Heather McCrea, history; Nancy Muturi, journalism and mass communications; Virginia Naibo, mathematics; Sanjeev Narayanan, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Nathan Nelson, agronomy; Kingsley Olibe, accounting; Patricia Payne, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Chris Reinhardt, animal sciences and industry; Kraig Roozeboom, agronomy; Debra Sellers, family studies and human services; Lee Skabelund, landscape architecture and regional and community planning; Timothy Steffensmeier, communication studies, theater and dance; Scott Tanona, philosophy; James Teagarden, special education, counseling and student affairs; Ellen Urton, undergraduate and community services, K-State Libraries; Kathleen Voecks, communication studies, theater and dance; Anna Whitfield, plant pathology; Tian Xia, agricultural economics; and Wenqiao Yuan, biological and agricultural engineering.

Promoted to clinical associate professor are: Mary Bagladi-Swanson, clinical sciences; Shelie Laflin, clinical sciences; and Susan Nelson, clinical sciences.

Earning tenure are the following faculty members, both associate professors: Gary Brase, psychology; and Junehee Kwon, hospitality management and dietetics.