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K-State Today

April 7, 2022

Kansas State University promotes 61 faculty members, 30 receive tenure

Submitted by Tanya Gonzalez

Sixty-one Kansas State University faculty members are receiving promotions in rank, with 30 faculty members earning tenure. 

The promotions include 29 faculty members to the rank of full professor, 23 faculty members to the rank of to associate professor with tenure, two additional faculty members earning tenure and seven additional faculty promotions.

"K-State has excellent faculty who are central to the academic success of this university," said Charles Taber, provost and executive vice president. "We are proud of the outstanding achievements of these newly tenured and promoted faculty in teaching, RSCAD and service. I am delighted to celebrate these professional milestones with them, and look forward to their continued success. Congratulations to all."

Earning promotion to full professor are Xiaomao Lin, agronomy; Ramasamy Perumal, agronomy; Guorong Zhang, agronomy; Cheryl Boyer, horticulture and natural resources; Cary Rivard, horticulture and natural resources; Vibhavari Jani, interior architecture and industrial design; Traci Brimhall, English; Katherine Karlin, English; Mary Kohn, English; Cameron Leader-Picone, English; Arnaud Temme, geography and geospatial sciences; Raluca Cozma, journalism and mass communications; Sam Mwangi, journalism and mass communications; Nathan Albin, mathematics; Anna Zemlyanova, mathematics; Necia Chronister, modern languages; Phillip Payne, music, theatre, and dance; Ben Stark, music, theatre, and dance; Jeremy Schmit, physics; J. Spencer Clark, curriculum and instruction; Placidus Amama, chemical engineering; Jared Durtschi, applied human sciences; Melinda Markham, applied human sciences; Glade Topham, applied human sciences; Elizabeth Kiss, personal financial planning; Martin Seay, personal financial planning; Justin Kastner, diagnostic medicine/pathobiology; and Siny Joseph, integrated studies. Chris Jones, civil engineering, was promoted to full professor with tenure.

Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are Jessie Vipham, animal sciences and industry; Umut Yucel, animal sciences and industry; David Cook, plant pathology; Kutay Guler, interior architecture and industrial design; Audrey Joslin, geography and geospatial sciences; Karin Goldberg, geology; Lizaveta Ihnatsyeva, mathematics; Loren Greenman, physics; James T. Laverty, physics; Jin Lee, psychological sciences; Jung Sim Jun, sociology, anthropology, and social work; Kristen Kremer, sociology, anthropology, and social work; Suzanne Porath, curriculum and instruction; Vicki Sherbert, curriculum and instruction; Jessica Lane, special education, counseling and student affairs; Vahid Rahmani, biological and agricultural engineering; Jungkwun Kim, electrical and computer engineering; Anthony Ferraro, applied human sciences; Megan Niederwerder, diagnostic medicine/pathobiology; Kathryn Reif, diagnostic medicine/pathobiology; Carol Sevin, academic services; Kendra Spahr, academic services; Ryan Leimkuehler, university archives and special collections.

Additional faculty members earning tenure include George Amariucai, computer science, and Scott Thompson, mechanical and nuclear engineering.

Jagger Harvey, plant pathology, earned promotion to research professor.

Deanna Retzlaff, animal sciences and industry, earned promotion to teaching professor. 

Judy Klimek, anatomy and physiology, and David Rankin, clinical sciences, earned promotion to clinical professor. 

Dal-Hoe Koo, plant pathology, earned promotion to research associate professor. 

Alison Page Adams, applied and interdisciplinary studies, earned promotion to teaching associate professor. 

Jeridy Oetken, applied human sciences, earned promotion to clinical associate professor.

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