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Source: Melissa Linenberger, 785-532-4392
News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415,

Friday, March 12, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is promoting 18 faculty members to full professor, 34 to associate professor with tenure, and is awarding tenure to four faculty members.

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

Promoted to full professor are: Laurie Bagby, political science; Raymond Cloyd, entomology; John Crespi, agriculture economics; Joel DeRouchey, animal sciences and industry; Karen Garrett, plant pathology; Kurt Gartner, music; Bruce Glymour, philosophy; Kenneth Harkin, clinical sciences; Craig Harms, kinesiology; Keith Hohn, chemical engineering; Barney King, aviation; Charles Martin, geography; Jane Mertz Garcia, family studies and human services; Christopher Pinner, mathematics; Jacqueline Spears, secondary education; David Steward, civil engineering; Harold Trick, plant pathology; and Robert Wolf, biological and agriculture engineering.

Promoted to associate professor with tenure are: Vincent Amanor-Boadu, agricultural economics; Jennifer Askey, modern languages; Timothy Bower, engineering technology; Johann Coetzee, clinical sciences; Melinda Daniels, geography; Michael Dudek, apparel, textiles and interior design; Xiang Fang, mathematics; Todd Gabbard, architecture; William Genereux, engineering technology; Glen Horton-Smith, physics; Takashi Ito, chemistry; Julia Keen, architectural engineering and construction science; Butch KuKanich, anatomy and physiology; Thomas Logan, architectural engineering and construction science; Andrew Long, political science; Lester Loschky, psychology; Diego Maldonado, mathematics; Yurii Maravin, physics; Jeremy Marshall, entomology; Leland McKinney, grain science and industry; Christy Moran Craft, special education, counseling and student affairs; Brian Olson, agronomy and Northwest Area Extension office, Colby; Julie Pentz, communication studies, theater and dance; Eduard Plett, engineering technology; Andrew Smith, aviation; Lisa Tatonetti, English; Mark Ungerer, biology; Haiyan Wang, statistics; Brian Washburn, physics; Michael Wesch, sociology, anthropology and social work; Brad White, clinical sciences; Jeff Whitworth, entomology; Samantha Wisely, biology; and Jianming Yu, agronomy.

Earning tenure are the following faculty members, all associate professors, are: Yong Cheng Shi, grain science and industry; Kimberly Kirkpatrick, psychology; Caterina Scoglio, electrical and computer engineering; and Masaaki Tamura, anatomy and physiology.