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Promotions of 49 faculty members approved

June 25, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- The promotions of 49 faculty members at Western Michigan University were approved June 25 by the WMU Board of Trustees.

Eighteen faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor and 31 to associate professor. All promotions are effective with the beginning of the 1999-2000 academic year.

The faculty members and their departments, by the academic rank to which they are being promoted, are: professor -- Dr. Ariel L.H. Anderson, teaching, learning, and leadership; Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur, construction engineering, materials engineering and industrial design; Dr. Nora Berrah, physics; Dr. William W. Cobern, teaching, learning, and leadership; Dr. Janet L. Coryell, history; Dr. James P. D'Mello, finance and commercial law; Dr. Karim Essani, biological sciences; Dr. Paul Farber, educational studies; Dr. Daniel C. Jacobson, music; Mr. Thomas Knific, music; Dr. Maija Petersons, family and consumer sciences; Dr. Elaine L. Phillips, University Counseling and Testing Center; Dr. Richard E. Plank, marketing; Dr. Gwen G. Raaberg, English; Ms. Christine M. Smith, music; Dr. Jay S. Treiman, mathematics and statistics; Mr. Bruce J. Uchimura, music; and Dr. Allen Zagarell, anthropology.

Associate professor -- Dr. Steven B. Bertman, chemistry; Dr. Clement Burns, physics; Dr. Susan H. Edgerton, teaching, learning and leadership; Dr. Alexander Enyedi, biological sciences; Ms. Sharon L. Garber, dance; Dr. Garrison W. Greenwood, electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Norman W. Hawker, finance and commercial law; Dr. Joan F. Herrington, theatre; Dr. James W. Kamman, mechanical and aeronautical engineering; Dr. Michelle Kominz, geosciences; Dr. William W. Liou, mechanical and aeronautical engineering; Dr. Irma M. Lopez, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. Molly Lynde-Recchia, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. Niloufer Mackey, mathematics and statistics; Dr. Timothy McGrew, philosophy; Dr. Ann Miles, anthropology; Dr. Mark Orbe, communication; Dr. Kenneth C. O'Shaughnessy, management; Dr. Robert A. Peters, public affairs and administration; Dr. Gerald Pillsbury, educational studies; Dr. Neil A. Pinney, political science; Dr. John Saillant, English; Dr. Anil Sawhney, construction engineering, materials engineering and industrial design; Dr. Jianping Shen, teaching learning and leadership; Dr. Michael D. Slack, mathematics and statistics; Dr. Andrea B. Smith, teaching, learning and leadership; Dr. Jocelyn D. Steinke, English; Dr. Kristin Szylvian, history; Dr. Donna M. Talbot, counselor education and counseling psychology; Dr. Laura R. Van Zoest, mathematics and statistics; and Dr. Susan Weinger, social work.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu


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