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Thirty faculty members granted tenure

June 28, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Thirty faculty members were approved for tenure by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees June 23. The appointments are effective with the beginning of the 2000-01 academic year.

The faculty members and their departments, by academic rank are:

Professor -- Dr. Van Cooley, teaching, learning and leadership.

Associate professor -- Dr. Thomas Amos, university libraries; Dr. Steven Bertman, chemistry; Dr. Clement Burns, physics; Dr. John Chateauneuf, chemistry; Dr. Susan Edgerton, teaching, learning and leadership; Dr. Sharon Garber, dance; Dr. Janos Grantner, electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Chansheng He, geography; Dr. Keith Hearit, communication; Dr. Gunther Hega, political science; Dr. Joan Herrington, theatre; Dr. Elaine Jayne, university libraries; Dr. Michelle Kominz, geosciences; Dr. Joyce Kubiski, art; Dr. Yuri Ledyaev, mathematics and statistics; Dr. Irma Lopez, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. Tracey Mabrey, social work; Dr. Niloufer Mackey, mathematics and statistics; Dr. Ann Miles, anthropology; Dr. Koorosh Naghshineh, mechanical and aeronautical engineering; Dr. Regena Fails Nelson, teaching, learning and leadership; Dr. Mark Orbe, communication; Dr. John Saillant, English; Dr. Jianping Shen, teaching, learning and leadership; Dr. Andrea Smith, teaching, learning and leadership; Dr. Jocelyn Steinke, English; Dr. Laura VanZoest, mathematics and statistics; Dr. Brian Wilson, comparative religion; and Dr. Qiji Zhu, mathematics and statistics.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 616 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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