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Leaves granted to 27 faculty members

Dec. 15, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- A total of 26 Western Michigan University faculty members were granted sabbatical leaves Dec. 11 by the WMU Board of Trustees. In addition, trustees granted a professional development leave for Dr. Paul E. Szarmach, director of the Medieval Institute, effective Aug. 7, 2000, through Dec. 10, 2000.

Granted sabbatical leaves for the entire 2000-2001 academic year were: Dr. Lisa E. Baker, associate professor of psychology; Dr. David A. Barnes, associate professor of geosciences; Dr. Jan L. Bedrosian, professor of speech, pathology and audiology; Dr. Christine A. Browning, associate professor of mathematics and statistics; Dr. Susan M. Carlson, associate professor of sociology; Dr. Sung G. Chung, professor of physics; Trudy Cobb, associate professor of dance; James R. Daniels, professor of theatre; Dr. Katherine Joslin, professor of English; Dr. John A. Kapenga, associate professor of computer science; Dr. Hanjoon Lee, professor of marketing; Bruce Naftel, associate professor of art; Dr. Paul V. Pancella, associate professor of physics; Dr. Gwendolyn Rose, associate professor of music; Dr. Ajay A. Samant, associate professor of finance and commercial law; Dr. Robert A. Wertkin, professor of social work; and Dr. Stephen L. Zegree, professor of music.

Sabbatical leaves for these faculty members also were approved: Dr. Gary E. Bigelow, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, for winter 2001; Dr. Jody A. Brylinsky, associate professor of health, physical education and recreation, for fall 2000; Dr. Elen C. Cutrim, assistant professor of geography, for fall 2000; Dr. John B. Dilworth, associate professor of philosophy, for winter 2001; Dr. Arthur E. Falk, professor of philosophy, for fall 2000 and fall 2001; Dr. Gerald E. Markle, professor of sociology, for winter 2001; Dr. Robert I. Moss, associate professor of health, physical education and recreation, for fall 2000; Dr. Christopher J. Schmidt, professor of geosciences, for winter 2001; and Dr. Benjamin C. Wilson, professor of black Americana studies, for fall 2000.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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