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Faculty promotions approved by trustees

June 30, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The promotions of 45 faculty members at Western Michigan University were approved June 23 by the WMU Board of Trustees.

Seventeen faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor and 25 to associate professor. Three others were promoted to the positions of associate academic career specialist. All professor and associate professor promotions are effective with the beginning of the 2000-01 academic year.

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

Professor -- Dr. Christine Browning, mathematics and statistics; Dr. James Butterfield, political science; Dr. Van Cooley, teaching, learning and leadership; Dr. Nancy Eimers, English; Dr. Paul Engelmann, industrial and manufacturing engineering; Dr. Tarun Gupta, industrial and manufacturing engineering; Dr. Gunilla Holm, teaching, learning and leadership; Dr. Emmanuel Kamber, physics; Dr. Sheldon Langsam, accountancy; Dr. Yuri Ledyaev, mathematics and statistics; Dr. Nina Nelson, dance; Dr. Dasha Nisula, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. Richard O'Hearn, music; Dr. William Olsen, English; Dr. Pamela Rooney, business information systems; Dr. Jack Ruhl, accountancy; and Dr. David Smith, music.

Associate professor -- Dr. Robert Aardema, aviation; Dr. Patrick Benton, aviation; Dr. Barbara Brotherton, art; Dr. John Chateauneuf, chemistry; Dr. John Clark, political science; Dr. Kevin Corder, political science; Dr. Elen Cutrim, geography; Dr. Kristal Ehrhardt, psychology; Dr. Tycho Fredericks, industrial and manufacturing engineering; Dr. Thomas Gorcyca, physics; Dr. Chansheng He, geography; Dr. Keith Hearit, communication; Dr. Gunther Hega, political science; Dr. Elaine Jayne, university libraries; Dr. Joyce Kubiski, art; Dr. John Lychner, music; Dr. Tracey Mabrey, social work; Dr. Regena Fails Nelson, teaching, learning and leadership; Dr. Betty Parker, marketing; Dr. Mary Jo Peterson, family and consumer sciences; Dr. Lori Sims, music; Dr. Paul Solomon, art; Dr. Karen Wicklund, music; Dr. Brian Wilson, comparative religion; and Dr. Ping Zhang, mathematics and statistics.

Associate academic career specialist -- Dr. John Nielsen, social work, effective July 1, 1999; Dr. Radu Teodorescu, computer science, effective July 1, 1999; and Dr. Georgina Hill, English, effective Aug. 9, 1999.

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

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