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K-State Today

April 2, 2019

Kansas State University promotes 78 faculty members, 48 receive tenure

Submitted by Brian Niehoff

Seventy-eight Kansas State University faculty members are receiving promotions in rank, with 48 faculty members earning tenure.

The promotions include 25 faculty members to the rank of full professor, 46 faculty members to the rank of associate professor with tenure, two faculty members receiving tenure, four faculty members to the rank of clinical professor and three members to the rank of clinical associate professor.

"Promotion and tenure recognize the outstanding achievements of our faculty in teaching, research and scholarship, and service, and I am delighted to celebrate these contributions with them," said Charles Taber, provost and executive vice president. "Congratulations to all of our newly tenured and promoted faculty." 

Earning promotion to full professor are Tian Xia, agricultural economics; DeAnn Presley, agronomy; Gretchen Sassenrath, agronomy; Teresa Douthit, animal sciences and industry; Brian McCornack, entomology; Hulya Dogan, grain science and industry; Charles Stark, grain science and industry; Christopher Little, plant pathology; Erika Geisbrecht, biochemistry and molecular biophysics; Martha Mather, biology; Kristin Michel, biology; Jesse Nippert, biology; Angela Hubler, gender, women, and sexuality studies; Marcellus M. Caldas, geography; Jeffrey S. Smith, geography; Julie Pentz, music, theatre, and dance; Jennifer Vellenga, music, theatre, and dance; Julie Yu-Oppenheim, music, theatre, and dance; Brian Washburn, physics; Kevin Murry, curriculum and instruction; Christy Craft, special education, counseling and student affairs; Sonya Lutter, family studies and human services; Richard Rosenkranz, food, nutrition, dietetics and health; Sara K. Kearns, academic services; and Waithaka Mwangi, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology. 

Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are Terry Griffin, agricultural economics; Keith Harris, agricultural economics; Nelson Villoria, agricultural economics; Doohong Min, agronomy; Eduardo Santos, agronomy; Jaymelynn Farney, animal sciences and industry; Sara Gragg, animal sciences and industry; Travis O'Quinn, animal sciences and industry; Megan Rolf, animal sciences and industry; Sarah Zukoff, entomology; Jared Hoyle, horticulture and natural resources; Ryan Sharp, horticulture and natural resources; Sanzhen Liu, plant pathology; Genevieve Baudoin, architecture; Judy Gordon, architecture; Rebecca Hackemann-Bahlmann, art; Timothy Durrett, biochemistry and molecular biophysics; W. Alice Boyle, biology; Jocelyn McDonald, biology; Leilei Shen, economics; Steffi Dippold, English; Valerie Padilla Carroll, gender, women, and sexuality studies; Harlan Weaver, gender, women, and sexuality studies; David Defries, history; Thomas Hallaq, journalism and mass communications; Majid Jaberi-Douraki, mathematics; Kathleen Antonioli, modern languages; Graham Leach-Krouse, philosophy; Rosa Terlazzo, philosophy; Zhiwei Zhang, political science; Terry Mason, accounting; Benjamin Hardy Johnson, finance; Tareque Nasser, finance; Sabuhi Sardarli, finance; Jonathan Aguilar, biological and agricultural engineering; Ajay Sharda, biological and agricultural engineering; Bin Liu, chemical engineering; Stacey Kulesza, civil engineering; Melanie Derby, mechanical and nuclear engineering; Jeremy Roberts, mechanical and nuclear engineering; Stuart Heckman, family studies and human services; Kristin Pelczarski, family studies and human services; Bradford Wiles, family studies and human services; Kadri Koppel, food, nutrition, dietetics and health; Sara Rosenkranz, food, nutrition, dietetics and health; and Jichul Jang, hospitality management. 

Earning tenure are Gaea Hock, communications and agricultural education; and Arnaud J. Temme, geography.

Earning promotion to clinical professor are Mary Bagladi-Swanson, clinical sciences; Emily Klocke, clinical sciences; Matt Miesner, clinical sciences; and Jianfa Bai, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology.

Earning promotion to clinical associate professor are Charan Ganta, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Gregg Hanzlicek, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; and Lalitha Peddireddi, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology.