WMU News

Board approves promotion of 46 faculty members

June 27, 1997

KALAMAZOO -- The promotions of 46 faculty members at Western Michigan University were approved June 27 by the WMU Board of Trustees.

Twenty-one faculty members were promoted to full professors and 25 to associate professors. All promotions are effective with the beginning of the 1997-98 academic year.

The faculty members and their departments, by the academic rank to which they are being promoted, are:

Professor -- Dr. Raja G. Aravamuthan, paper and printing science and engineering; Dr. Judah Ari-Gur, mechanical and aeronautical engineering; Dr. Sisay Asefa, economics; Dr. Thomas A. Carey, management; Dr. Christopher S.K. Cho, mechanical and aeronautical engineering; James R. Daniels, theatre; Dr. Linda L. Dannison, family and consumer sciences; Dr. Alyce M. Dickinson, psychology; Dr. E. Rozanne Elder, history; Dr. David A. Guth, blind rehabilitation; Dr. Carolyn J. Harris, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. Wei-Chiao Huang, economics; Dr. Katherine Joslin, English; Dr. R.V. Krishnamurthy, geology; Dr. Inayat U. Mangla, finance and commercial law; Dr. Ben C. Pinkowski, computer science; Dr. Susan Ponchillia, blind rehabilitation; Dr. Herman U. Teichert, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. Vladimir V. Tsukruk, construction engineering, materials engineering and industrial design; Patricia F. VanderMeer, University libraries; and Bradley A. Wong, music.

Associate professor -- Dr. Eskander Alvi, economics; Dr. Linda J. Borish, history; Dr. Allen Carey-Webb, English; Dr. Susan M. Carlson, sociology; Dr. Robin Clark, art; Dr. Richard A. Digby-Junger, English; Dr. Janet S. Dynak, education and professional development; Dr. David J. Flanagan, management; Dr. Luis R. Gamez, English; Dr. Srinivas Garimella, mechanical and aeronautical engineering; Dr. John Jellies, biological sciences; Dr. Stephen B. Malcolm, biological sciences; Dr. Larry A. Mallak, industrial and manufacturing engineering; Dr. Martin S. Meloche, marketing; Dr. Claudio D. Milman, management; Dr. Koorosh Naghshineh, mechanical and aeronautical engineering; Dr. Joshua Naranjo, mathematics and statistics; Dr. Michael Nassaney, anthropology; Dr. Sam N. Ramrattan, industrial and manufacturing engineering; Dr. Kathleen M. Reding, public affairs and administration; Dr. Mark S. Richardson, English; Dr. Ajay A. Samant, financial and commercial law; Dr. Martine Sauret, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. Karen Thomas, education and professional development; and Dr. Carol A. VanAuken-Haight, finance and commercial law.

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