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Promotions of 53 WMU faculty members approved

May 27, 2010

KALAMAZOO--The promotions of 53 faculty members at Western Michigan University were approved by the WMU Board of Trustees at its May 26 conference-call meeting.

Twenty-one faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor, while 28 were promoted to associate professor. In addition, three faculty members were promoted to master faculty specialist and one to faculty specialist II. All of the promotions are effective with the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year.

Promoted to full professor

  • Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader, electrical and computer engineering
  • Dr. Mary Z. Anderson, counselor education and counseling psychology
  • Dr. Robert L. Anemone, anthropology
  • Dr. Louann A. Bierlein-Palmer, educational leadership, research and technology
  • Dr. Gary H. Bischof, counselor education and counseling psychology
  • Sharon L. Garber, dance
  • Dr. Harold Glasser, environmental studies
  • Dr. Susan Hoffman, political science
  • Dr. Vyacheslav G. Karpov, sociology
  • Matthew A. Knewtson, theatre
  • Dr. Tetyana S. Koshmanova, teaching, learning and educational studies
  • Dr. Mary D. Lagerwey, nursing
  • Dr. Gary D. Lawson, speech pathology and audiology
  • Dr. Michael G. Miller, health, physical education and recreation
  • Dr. Alexandra Pekarovicova, paper engineering, chemical engineering and imaging
  • Dr. William G. Rantz, aviation
  • Dr. Eve Salisbury, English
  • Dr. Christina Stamper, management
  • Dr. Ann Veeck, marketing
  • Dr. Robert S. Wall Emerson, blindness and low vision studies
  • Dr. Steven Ziebarth, mathematics

Promoted to associate professor

  • Dr. Fritz Allhoff, philosophy
  • Dr. Allison L. Baer, special education and literacy studies
  • Dr. Kathleen M. Baker, geography
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bradburn, English
  • Maira Bundza, University Libraries
  • Dr. Carla Chase, occupational therapy
  • Dr. Jon D. Davis, mathematics
  • Dr. Liang Dong, electrical and computer engineering
  • Dr. Autumn Edwards, communication
  • Dr. Anthony Ellis, English
  • Dr. Lin Foulk, music
  • Dr. Olivia G. Gabor-Peirce, foreign languages
  • Dr. Elena Gapova, sociology
  • Caroline E. Gore, art
  • Dr. Jill M. Hermann-Wilmarth, special education and literacy studies
  • Dr. Pamela Hoppe, biological sciences
  • Dr. Cynthia Klekar, English
  • Dr. Todd Kuchta, English
  • Dr. Priscilla A. Lambert, political science
  • Dr. David J. Meade, manufacturing engineering
  • Ginger Y. Owen, art
  • Dr. Kenneth Prewitt, music
  • Dr. Eli Rubin, history
  • Dr. Scott Slawinski, English
  • Dr. Jacinda M. Swanson, political science
  • Dr. Mary-Louise Totton, art
  • Dr. Maarten Vonhof, biological sciences
  • Dr. Kristina Wirtz, anthropology

Promoted to master faculty specialist

  • Michael Braun, Spanish
  • Cheryl H. Lyon-Jenness, history
  • Slobodan Urdarevik, industrial and manufacturing engineering

Promoted to faculty specialist II

  • Philip G. Walcott, physician assistant
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Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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