UNCG Campus Weekly

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40 faculty promoted, awarded tenure

UNCG has promoted 40 faculty members for the 2011-12 academic year.

“The review for promotion is rigorous,” said Provost David H. Perrin. “These faculty, who have distinguished themselves through outstanding teaching, research and service, are to be congratulated for the confidence bestowed upon them by their colleagues and the administration of UNCG.”

Eight faculty members have been promoted from associate professor to full professor:

  • Matthew Barr, Department of Media Studies;
  • Michael J. Burns, Department of Music Performance;
  • Alice E. Haddy, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry;
  • Nancy J. Hodges, Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies;
  • Bruce K. Kirchoff, Department of Biology;
  • Stephen Q. Ruzicka, Department of History;
  • Sandra J. Shultz, Department of Kinesiology; and
  • Kenneth A. Snowden, Department of Economics.

Twenty-one faculty members have been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and awarded permanent tenure:

  • Gregory C. Bell, Department of Mathematics and Statistics;
  • Christopher M. Cassidy, Department of Art;
  • Norman H.L. Chiu, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry;
  • Duane A. Cyrus, Department of Dance;
  • James B. Douglass, Department of Music Performance;
  • Kevin M. Geraldi, Department of Music Performance;
  • Belinda J. Hardin, Department of Specialized Education Services;
  • Maura K. Heyn, Department of Classical Studies;
  • Dayong Huang, Department of Accounting and Finance;
  • Watson W. Jennison, Department of History;
  • Etsuko Kinefuchi, Department of Communication Studies;
  • Anatoly Miroshnichenko, Department of Physics and Astronomy;
  • Christine E. Murray, Department of Counseling and Educational Development;
  • Clara J. O’Brien, Department of Music Performance;
  • Irna Priore, Department of Composition, Ethnomusicology, Musicology and Theory;
  • Mark Rifkin, Department of English;
  • Alejandro H. Rutty, Department of Composition, Ethnomusicology, Musicology and Theory;
  • Lili Sahakyan, Department of Psychology;
  • Margaret R. Savoca, Department of Nutrition;
  • Carisa R. Showden, Department of Political Science; and
  • Kittichai Watchravesringkan, Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies.

Tenure was awarded to:

  • Mark E. Elliott, Department of History;
  • Christine M. Fischer, University Libraries; and
  • Fabrice Lehoucq, Department of Political Science.

Eight clinical and academic professional faculty members have been promoted:

  • Jenny C. Clapp, Department of Parent/Child, was promoted from clinical associate professor to clinical professor.
  • Jacqueline K. DeBrew, Department of Community Practice, was promoted from clinical associate professor to clinical professor.
  • Lisa G. Fox-Thomas, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, was promoted from academic professional assistant professor to academic professional associate professor.
  • Diana M. McHenry, Department of Parent/Child, was promoted from clinical instructor to clinical assistant professor.
  • Linda J. McNeal, Department of Adult Health, was promoted from clinical associate professor to clinical professor.
  • Sharon U. Mims, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, was promoted from academic professional instructor to academic professional assistant professor.
  • Connie M. Rankin, Department of Community Practice, was promoted from clinical instructor to clinical assistant professor.
  • Amy W. Strickland, Department of Nutrition, was promoted from academic professional instructor to academic professional assistant professor.

By Dan Nonte