Trustees approve 26 faculty for tenure

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KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees approved the tenure of 26 faculty members at its June 10 meeting, effective with the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year.

Faculty granted tenure

The names of those granted tenure, along with their unit or program affiliations, are:

  • Dr. Mary L. Anderson, Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology.
  • Dr. Upul B. Attanayake, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering.
  • Lori J. Brown, Department of Aviation Sciences.
  • Dr. Ann Chapleau, Department of Occupational Therapy.
  • Dr. Kirsty J. Eisenhart, Department of Mathematics.
  • Dr. Jacqueline Eng, Department of Anthropology.
  • Dr. Claudia Fajardo, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Dr. Sharon Gill, Department of Biological Sciences.
  • Dr. Ramakishna Guda, Department of Chemistry.
  • Dr. Whitney D. Gunter, Department of Sociology.
  • Dr. Peter A. Gustafson, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Amy M. Gyorkos, Department of Human Performance and Health Education.
  • Dr. Robert L. Harrison, Department of Marketing.
  • Stephen J. Hasenick, Department of Aviation Sciences.
  • Dr. Denise Keele, Department of Political Science.
  • Susan E. King-Barry, Department of Physician Assistant.
  • Carrie C. Leatherman, University Libraries.
  • Adriane Little, Frostic School of Art.
  • Dr. Dennis P. Metro-Roland, Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies.
  • Dr. Rajib Paul, Department of Statistics.
  • Gail Y. Rouscher, Department of Aviation Sciences.
  • Dr. Xiaoyun Shao, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering.
  • Megan Slayter, Department of Dance.
  • Dr. Vivan I.P. Steemers, Department of World Languages and Literatures.
  • Dr. Andre Venter, Department of Chemistry.
  • Geoffrey R. Whitehurst, Department of Aviation Sciences.