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34 honored at 2018 Promotion and Tenure Celebration

Thirty-four faculty members were honored last week at the Promotion and Tenure celebration, a UNC Greensboro event that was established in 2006 by University Libraries and the Office of the Provost.

“This event celebrates the culmination of a great deal of hard work over a long time,” said Provost Dana Dunn in welcoming remarks. Dunn also spoke about the gratifying element of reviewing tenure qualifications.

“There’s nothing more validating about this university and our faculty than to read about your accomplishments.”

Dean of University Libraries Dr. Martin Halbert and Chancellor Frank D. Gilliam, Jr. also addressed the honorees  and their colleagues and families.

“The vision for our university depends on you, the faculty. We value your ingenuity, your service, your perseverance, your dedication and your gift for critical thinking that you pass on to the next generation of scholars,” said Chancellor Gilliam.


“We all stand on the shoulders of others and can reflect on those who helped us along the way. Mentor younger faculty. Help them achieve what you achieved. It’s about those who supported you, and those you support.”

On display were favorite books chosen by the honored faculty members. As part of the promotion and tenure tradition, each honoree was invited to choose a book and write a comment about why it was important to them. The books are now part of the University Libraries collection, and each will have a commemorative bookplate acknowledging the faculty member’s achievement. A display of the books is now viewable on the first floor of Jackson Library, and the selections are also listed at http://library.uncg.edu/recognition.



The honorees and their departments:

Dr. Anne Brady, Kinesiology

Dr. Guy Capuzzo,* Music

Dr. Brian Clarida, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations

Mr. Duane A. Cyrus,* Dance

Ms. Guylène Deasy, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Dr. Jing Deng,* Computer Science

Dr. Keith M. Erikson,* Nutrition

Mrs. Maria Mercedes Freeman, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Dr. Ashleigh Gallagher, Psychology

Dr. Dora Gicheva, Economics

Dr. Lauren A. Haldeman,* Nutrition

Dr. Ellen D. Haskell,* Religious Studies

Dr. Heather M. Helms,* Human Development and Family Studies

Dr. Linda L. Hestenes, Human Development and Family Studies

Dr. Dayong Huang,* Accounting and Finance

Dr. Andrea G. Hunter, Human Development and Family Studies

Dr. Robert Bradley Johnson, Teacher Education and Higher Education

Dr. Jeffrey D. Labban, Office of Research, HHS

Dr. Kristine Lundgren,* Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. David C. McDuffie, Religious Studies

Mr. Mark Moser, History

Dr. Christine E. Murray,* Counseling and Educational Development

Dr. Abigail L. Pack, Music

Dr. Kelly A. Lowther Pereira, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Dr. Carrie M. Rosario, Public Health Education

Dr. Meiqing Sun, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Dr. Danielle Swick, Social Work

Dr. Denise A. Tucker, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Robert A. Wells,* Music

Dr. Eric J. Willie, Music

Dr. Welborn E. Young,* Music

Dr. Haimeng Zhang, Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Qibin Zhang, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Melody Zoch, Teacher Education and Higher Education

*Honoree’s second recognition; granted tenure and/or promoted in a prior year.

By Susan Kirby-Smith
Photography by Victor Ayala