Trustees approve faculty promotions
May 21, 2002
KALAMAZOO -- The promotions of 63 faculty members at Western Michigan University were approved May 17 by the WMU Board of Trustees.
Sixteen faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor and 41 to associate professor. Four faculty members also were promoted to the position of associate academic career specialist and two others to assistant academic career specialist. All of the promotions are effective with the beginning of the 2002-03 academic year.
The faculty members and their academic units, by the academic rank or position to which they are being promoted, are:
Professor -- Dr. Donald L. Alexander, economics; Dr. Susan L. Caulfield, sociology; Dr. Michael J. Clark, speech pathology and audiology; Dr. Richard G. Cooper, occupational therapy; Dr. Paul A. Johnston, English; Dr. Steven N. Lipkin, communication; Dr. Patrick H. Munley, counselor education and counseling psychology; Gwendolyn Nagle, theatre; Dr. Richard M. Oxhandler, University Counseling and Testing Center; Dr. Paul V. Pancella, physics; Dr. Cindee Peterson, occupational therapy; Dr. Karen F. Thomas, teaching, learning and leadership; Dr. Daneen Wardrop, English; Dr. Mark V. Wheeler, economics; Dr. Victor C. Xiong, history; and Dr. Huizhong Zhou, economics.
Associate professor -- Dr. Hideko Abe, Asian and Middle Eastern languages; Dr. Paula Andrasi, University Counseling and Testing Center; Dr. Johnson A. Asumadu, electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Blair S. Balden, aviation; Dr. Bruce E. Bejcek, biological sciences; Dr. Sandra L. Borden, communication; Dr. Jose A. Brandao, history; Dr. Marlene R. Breu, family and consumer sciences; Dr. Steven E. Butt, industrial and manufacturing engineering; Dr. Christine A. Byrd, biological sciences; Dr. Paul Clements, political science; Dr. J.D. Dolan, English; Dr. Bruce G. Ferrin, marketing; Dr. Lauren Freedman, teaching, learning and leadership; Dr. Harold Glasser, Environmental Institute; Dr. James A. Henry, social work; Dr. Vyachaslav G. Karpov, sociology; Dr. Mitchel J. Keil, industrial and manufacturing engineering; Dr. Kathleen Kline, mathematics; Dr. Kirk T. Korista, physics; Dr. Ashlyn K. Kuersten, political science; Dr. Linda Law, health, physical education and recreation; Dr. Linda A. LeBlanc, psychology; Dr. Ho Sung Lee, mechanical and aeronautical engineering; Dr. Barbara S. Liggett, public affairs and administration; Dr. Yuanlong Liu, health, physical education and recreation; Richard G. Long, blind rehabilitation; Charles LoVerme, art; Dr. Timothy B. Palmer, management; Dr. Stanley Paul, occupational therapy; Dr. Michael E. Raines, mathematics; Dr. Alan I. Rea, business information systems; Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, industrial and manufacturing engineering; Dr. Arezoo Rojhani, family and consumer sciences; Dr. Thomas V. Scannell, management; Dr. D. DeWayne Shoemaker, biological sciences; Dr. John M. Spitsbergen, biological sciences; Dr. Jyh-Horng "Mike" Tarn, business information systems; Dr. Li Yang, computer science; Dr. Allison Young, teaching, learning and leadership; and Dr. Jiabei Zhang, health, physical education and recreation.
Associate academic career specialist -- Illa M. Baker, Career English Language Center for International Students; Joel Boyd, Career English Language Center for International Students; Sherrill D. Busboom, physician assistant; and Dr. Edo Weits, community health services.
Assistant academic career specialist -- Jo W. Cornell, business information systems, and Thomas E. Swartz, industrial and manufacturing engineering.
Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org