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K-State Today

March 31, 2021

Kansas State University promotes 77 faculty members, 46 receive tenure

Submitted by Office of the Provost

Seventy-seven Kansas State University faculty members are receiving promotions in rank, with 46 faculty members earning tenure.

The promotions include 28 faculty members to the rank of full professor, 46 faculty members to the rank of associate professor with tenure, one faculty member to the rank of clinical professor and two 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 Jesse Tack, agricultural economics; Ignacio Ciampitti, agronomy; Krishna Jagadish, agronomy; Jayendra Amamcharla, animal sciences and industry; Cassie Jones, animal sciences and industry; Jesse Poland, plant pathology; Katie Page, landscape architecture and regional & community planning; Shireen Roshanravan, American ethnic studies; Michael "Michi" Tobler, biology; Wendy Matlock, English; Sarah Reznikoff, mathematics; Ilia Zharkov, mathematics; Melinda Cro, modern languages; Andrew Ivanov, physics; Artem Rudenko, physics; Sabri Ciftci, political science; Carla Machain, political science; Anna Wytko, School of Music, Theatre and Dance; Lisa Melander, sociology, anthropology, and social work; Kevin Steinmetz, sociology, anthropology, and social work; Deepak Subramony, curriculum and instruction; Ray Buyle, architectural engineering and construction science; Pavithra Prabhakar, computer science; Behrooz Mirafzal, electrical and computer engineering; Chi "John" Wu, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; Gurpreet Singh, mechanical and nuclear engineering; Brian Lindshield, food, nutrition, dietetics and health; and Kate KuKanich, clinical sciences

Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are Ed Perry, agricultural economics; Gabe Sampson, agricultural economics; Jisang Yu, agricultural economics; Colby Moorberg, agronomy; James Lattimer, animal sciences and industry; Anthony Tarpoff, animal sciences and industry; Valentina Trinetta, animal sciences and industry; Yonghui Li, grain sciences and industry; Chad Paulk, grain sciences and industry; Yi Zheng, grain sciences and industry; Nicholas Wallace, biology; Anuja Madan, English; Thomas Sarmiento, English; Shirley Tung, English; Brice LaCroix, geology; Xiannan Li, mathematics; Dinh Nguyen, mathematics; Rustam Sadykov, mathematics; Rebecca Bender, modern languages; Laura Rivera, modern languages; Amelia Hicks, philosophy; Kate Digby, School of Music, Theatre and Dance; David Mackay, School of Music, Theatre and Dance; Shannon Skelton, School of Music, Theatre and Dance; Travis Linnemann, sociology, anthropology, and social work; Gyuhyeong Goh, statistics; Trevor Hefley, statistics; Michael Higgins, statistics; Cen Wu, statistics; Jia Liang, educational leadership; Shannon Casebeer, architectural engineering and construction science; Katie Loughmiller, architectural engineering and construction science; Ryan Hansen, chemical engineering; Eric Fitzsimmons, civil engineering; Prathap Parameswaran, civil engineering; Arslan Munir, computer science; David Thompson, electrical and computer engineering; Hongyu Wu, electrical and computer engineering; Dong Lin, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; Amir Bahadori, mechanical and nuclear engineering; Walter McNeil, mechanical and nuclear engineering; Erin Yelland, applied human sciences; Zhoumeng Lin, anatomy and physiology; Raelene Wouda, clinical sciences; Natalia Cernicchiaro, diagnostic medicine/pathobiology; and Ryan Otto, academic services.

Chris Blevins, clinical sciences, earned promotion to clinical professor.

Cathryn Sparks, anatomy and physiology, and Jason Grady, clinical sciences, earned promotion to clinical associate professor.

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