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Kansas State University promotes 62 faculty members, 40 receive tenure

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

 


MANHATTAN — Sixty-two Kansas State University faculty members are earning promotions in rank while 32 faculty members are earning tenure.

The promotions include 30 faculty members to the rank of associate professor with tenure, 31 faculty members to the rank of full professor, one faculty member to the rank of clinical associate professor and two faculty members were granted tenure. Promotions and tenure go into effect at the beginning of the 2015 fiscal year on June 8.

Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz and Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason will congratulate all newly tenured and promoted faculty members at a reception in the spring.

"Each of our new tenured and promoted faculty members have made significant contributions through their teaching, scholarly endeavors and service to their departments and colleges, as well as to the university, and we celebrate these outstanding achievements with them," Mason said.

Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are: Lauri Baker, communications and agricultural education; Sam Bell, political science; Nora Bello, statistics; Earl Brown, modern languages; Ray Buyle, architectural engineering and construction science; Sabri Ciftci, political science; Jason Coleman, undergraduate and community services for K-State Libraries; Satoris Culbertson, management; Barbara DeSanto, journalism and mass communications; Juan Du, statistics; Amy Hageman, accounting; Katie Heinrich, kinesiology; Mary Lynn Higginbotham, clinical sciences; Andrew Ivanov, physics; D. Elizabeth Kiss, family studies and human services; Katherine Stenske KuKanich, clinical sciences; Melinda Stafford Markham, family studies and human services; Behrooz Mirafzal, electrical and computer engineering; Kristen Mulready-Stone, history; Mervi Pakaste, art; Don Phillippi, architectural engineering and construction science; David Pickering, music; Sarah Reznikoff, mathematics; Kathrin Schrick, biology; Gurpreet Singh, mechanical and nuclear engineering; Christopher Toomajian, plant pathology; Caroline Tushabe, women's studies; Jennifer Vellenga, theatre; Andrew Wefald, educational leadership; and Anna Marie Wytko, music.

Earning promotion to full professor are: Christine Aikens, chemistry; Vincent Amanor-Boadu, agricultural economics; Micheal Brouk, animal sciences and industry; Mary Cain, psychological sciences; Kyeong-Ok Chang, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Tim Dalton, agricultural economics; Bronwyn Fees, family studies and human services; Carolyn Ferguson, biology; Walter Fick, agronomy; Joye Gordon, journalism and mass communications; David Grieger, animal sciences and industry; Mark Haub, human nutrition; Derek Hillard, modern languages; Michele Janette, English; Loretta Johnson, biology; Ari Jumpponen, biology; Migette Kaup, apparel, textiles and interior design; Julia Keen, architectural engineering and construction science; Saeed Khan, engineering technology; S. Butch Kukanich, anatomy and physiology; John Maginnis, mathematics; Diego Maldonado, mathematics; J.P. Michaud, entomology; Gerard Middendorf, sociology; Mark Parillo, history; Christopher Reinhardt, animal sciences and industry; Robby, computing and information sciences; Thomas Schermerhorn, clinical sciences; Lisa Tatonetti, English; Han Yu, English; and Jeffrey Zacharakis, educational leadership.

Earning promotion to clinical associate professor is Christopher Blevins, clinical sciences.

Earning tenure is Kakali Bhattacharya, educational leadership; and Clifford A. Robb, family studies and human services.

Source

Susana Valdovinos
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Written by

Lauren Meehan
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At a glance

Promotions include 30 faculty members to the rank of associate professor with tenure, 31 faculty members to the rank of full professor, one faculty member to the rank of clinical associate professor and two faculty members were granted tenure.

Notable quote

"Each of our new tenured and promoted faculty members have made significant contributions through their teaching, scholarly endeavors and service."

– April Mason, provost and senior vice president.