Thirty-seven faculty members receive promotions

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KALAMAZOO--The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees approved the promotions of 37 faculty members at its June 7 meeting.

Seventeen faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor, 13 to associate professor, and seven to master faculty specialist. All of the promotions are effective with the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year.

Promoted to professor

  • Dr. Todd J. Barkman, biological sciences
  • Dr. Jonathan Bush, English
  • Dr. Kuanchin Chen, business information systems
  • Dr. Kieran J. Fogarty, occupational therapy
  • Dr. Barbara J. Frazier, family and consumer sciences
  • Dr. Terrell L. Hodge, mathematics
  • Dr. Yvette D. Hyter, speech pathology and audiology
  • Dr. Pairin Katerattanakul, business information systems
  • Dr. Steve Kohler, biological sciences
  • Dr. Yirong Mo, chemistry
  • Dr. Annegret Paul, mathematics
  • Dr. Stephanie M. Peterson, psychology
  • Dr. Eric M. Sauer, counselor education and counseling psychology
  • Dr. Bilinda Straight, anthropology
  • Dr. Jeffrey Strom, mathematics
  • Dr. Judith Swisher, finance and commercial law
  • Dr. Devrim Yaman, finance and commercial law

Promoted to associate professor

  • Sheila Bair, University Libraries
  • Dr. Manuel A. Bautista, physics
  • Dr. William J. Charland, art
  • Dr. Christian L. Coryn, educational leadership, research and technology
  • Dr. Scott Cowan, music
  • Edward Eckel, University Libraries
  • Dr. Susan Freeman, gender and women’s studies
  • Dr. Chien-juh Gu, sociology
  • Dr. Melinda Koelling, mathematics
  • Dr. D. Steven Mackey, mathematics
  • Thisbe E. Nissen, English
  • Dr. Glinda Rawls, counseling services
  • Dr. Mark W. St. Martin, counseling services

Promoted to master faculty specialist

  • Jan M. Gabel-Goes, business information systems
  • Dr. Asghar Kayani, physics
  • Glen P. Langworthy, aviation sciences
  • David W. Montgomery, music
  • Susan Nelson, nursing
  • Mary E.B. Stahl, nursing
  • Gay S. Walker, physician assistant/holistic health