WMU News

Faculty members granted tenure

July 25, 1997

KALAMAZOO -- Twenty-one faculty members were approved for tenure by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees July 25. The appointments are effective with the beginning of the 1997-98 academic year.

The faculty members and their departments, by academic rank, are: professor -- Dr. R.V. Krishnamurthy, geology.

Associate professor -- Dr. Nora Berrah, physics; Dr. Linda J. Borish, history; Dr. Liwana S. Bringelson, industrial and manufacturing engineering; Dr. Susan M. Carlson, sociology; Dr. Margie J. Geasler, family and consumer sciences; Dr. Jerry W. Gilley, education and professional development; Dr. John Jellies, biological sciences; Dr. Bharti J. Katbamna, speech pathology and audiology; Dr. Stephen B. Malcolm, biological sciences; Dr. John Martino, mathematics and statistics; Dr. Joshua Naranjo, mathematics and statistics; Dr. Galen E. Rike, University libraries; Dr. Tal L. Simmons, anthropology; Dennis K. Strasser, University libraries; Dr. Mercedes Tasende, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. Grace C. Tiffany, English; and Dr. Elizabeth Whitten, special education.

Assistant professor -- Dr. Lisa E. Baker, psychology; Patrick A. Benton, aviation sciences; and Mary Jo Peterson, family and consumer sciences.

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