Forty-one faculty members receive promotions

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KALAMAZOO—The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees approved the promotions of 41 faculty members at its June 12 meeting.

Twenty faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor, 16 to associate professor, four to master faculty specialist and one to faculty specialist II. All of the promotions are effective with the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year.

Promoted to professor

  • Dr. Suzan F. Ayers, Department of Human Performance and Health Education
  • Dr. Robert J. Balik, Department of Finance and Commercial Law
  • D. Jay Berkow, Department of Theatre
  • Dr. Amy B. Curtis, Department of Physician Assistant
  • Dr. Muralidhar K. Ghantasala, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Dr. C. James Hueng, Department of Economics
  • Dr. Mark Hurwitz, Department of Political Science
  • Dr. Mitch Kachun, Department of History
  • Dr. Mitchel J. Keil, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Dr. Jun-Seok Oh, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Dr. Muhammad A. Razi, Department of Business Information Systems
  • Edward A. Roth, School of Music
  • Dr. Michael J. Ryan, Department of Economics
  • Dr. Thomas V. Scannell, Department of Management
  • Dr. Roberta J. Schultz, Department of Marketing
  • Dr. Laura T. Spielvogel, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr. Mary Ann Stark, Bronson School of Nursing
  • Dr. Eric Vangsnes, Department of Physician Assistant
  • Dr. Ineke F. Way, School of Social Work
  • Dr. Richard W. Zinser, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Promoted to associate professor

  • Dr. Kelly D. Ackerson, Bronson School of Nursing
  • Dr. Barbara A. Barton, School of Social Work
  • Dr. Luigi A. Berto, Department of History
  • George Boston, University Libraries
  • Dr. Sharie Falan, Bronson School of Nursing
  • Dr. Lucius F. Hallett IV, Department of Geography
  • Dr. Brian S. Horvitz, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • Dr. Jeffrey N. Jones, Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
  • Dr. Dae Shik Kim, Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • Dr. Mariam Konate, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Dr. Helen Lee, Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • Dr. Gellert Mezei, Department of Chemistry
  • Dianna E. Sachs, University Libraries
  • Dr. Rika Saito, Department of World Languages and Literatures
  • Dr. Jessaca K. Spybrook, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • Dr. Li Yang, Department of Geography

Promoted to master faculty specialist

  • Alice DeYoung, Bronson School of Nursing
  • Janice Maatman, School of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Dominic Nicolai, Department of Aviation Sciences
  • Barbara L. Sagara, Department of Business Information Systems

Promoted to faculty specialist II

  • Steven W. Tkachuk, Department of Aviation Sciences