Trustees Approve Promotions, Tenure, Emeriti Status, Sabbaticals for 2019-2020 Academic Year

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ATLANTA – Mercer’s Board of Trustees approved promotions, tenure, emeriti status and sabbaticals for faculty from the University’s 12 schools and colleges, as well as the University Library, during its April 26 meeting:

Promotions, Tenure and Emeriti Status

College of Liberal Arts:

  • Amy Borchardt, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Sylvia Bridges, promoted to senior lecturer
  • Kevin Bucholtz, promoted to professor
  • Elizabeth Harper, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Matthew Harper, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Randy Harshbarger, promoted to associate professor emeritus
  • Amy Nichols-Belo, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Chinekwu Obidoa, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Jeffrey Pullen, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Creighton Rosental, promoted to professor
  • Anya Krugovoy Silver, promoted to professor emerita (posthumous)
  • Barry Stephenson, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Doug Thompson, promoted to professor 

School of Law:

  • Anthony Baldwin, promoted to professor emeritus
  • Richard Creswell, promoted to professor emeritus
  • Jessica Feinberg, promoted to professor
  • Christopher Wells, promoted to associate professor emeritus

School of Business and Economics:

  • Lloyd J.F. Southern, promoted to professor emeritus

School of Engineering:

  • Pam Estes Brewer, promoted to professor
  • Anthony Choi, promoted to professor
  • Stephen Hill, awarded tenure
  • Richard Kunz, promoted to professor emeritus
  • Makhin Thitsa, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure

College of Education:

  • Allison C. Gilmore, promoted to professor emerita
  • Carol Isaac, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Vicki Luther, awarded tenure
  • Bruce E. Sliger, promoted to professor emeritus
  • Michelle Vaughn, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Vincent Youngbauer, promoted to associate professor

School of Theology:

  • Thomas B. Slater, promoted to professor emeritus

Penfield College:

  • Wesley Barker, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Vikraman Baskaran, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Suneetha B. Manyam, promoted to professor, awarded tenure

School of Music:

  • Richard Kosowski, promoted to professor
  • Kathryn White, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure

School of Medicine:

  • Karen Baker, promoted to associate professor
  • William Bina, promoted to professor emeritus
  • David Byck, promoted to professor
  • Susan Cline, promoted to professor
  • Tim Connelly, promoted to associate professor
  • Monique Davis-Smith, promoted to professor
  • Marcia Hutchinson, promoted to professor emerita
  • Farrah Khatoon, promoted to associate professor
  • Richard McCann, promoted to professor
  • Robert McKallip, promoted to professor
  • Kim Meeks, promoted to associate professor
  • Samuel Murray, promoted to professor emeritus
  • Anthony Royek, promoted to professor
  • Nancy Sokkary, promoted to associate professor
  • Stephen Thacker, promoted to associate professor
  • Kristjan Thompson, promoted to associate professor
  • Robert Visalli, promoted to professor
  • Jacob Warren, promoted to professor
  • Rudolfs K. Zalups, promoted to professor emeritus

College of Nursing:

  • Stephanie Bennett, promoted to clinical assistant professor
  • Lana M. Chase, promoted to associate professor emerita
  • JoEllen Dattilo, promoted to professor emerita
  • Susan S. Gunby, promoted to professor emerita
  • Helen F. Hodges, promoted to professor emerita
  • Freida F. Payne, promoted to professor emerita
  • Daphnee Stewart, promoted to clinical assistant professor

College of Health Professions:

  • Cheryl Gaddis, promoted to associate professor
  • Henry Heard, promoted to clinical associate professor
  • William Holcomb, awarded tenure
  • Craig Marker, promoted to professor, awarded tenure
  • Mary Mathis, promoted to associate professor
  • David Taylor, promoted to clinical associate professor
  • Joy Thomas, awarded tenure
  • Nannette Turner, promoted to professor

University Library:

  • Molly Kernan, promoted to assistant professor
  • Christian Pham, promoted to assistant professor

Sabbaticals

College of Liberal Arts:

  • Kevin Honeycutt, fall 2019
  • Frank Macke, spring 2020
  • Matt Marone, spring 2020
  • Eric O’Dell, fall 2019
  • Doug Thompson, spring 2020
  • Carolyn Yackel, academic year 2019-2020
  • Amy Wiles, fall 2019

School of Law:

  • Jessica Feinberg, fall 2019
  • Patrick Longan, fall 2019
  • Karen Sneddon, fall 2019

School of Business and Economics:

  • Susan Gilbert, fall 2019

School of Theology:

  • David Garber, spring 2020
  • David Gushee, fall 2019

Penfield College:

  • Caroline Brackette, fall 2019
  • Lynn Clemons, fall 2019

 

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