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Thirty-five faculty members granted tenure

July 16, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Thirty-five faculty members were approved for tenure by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees July 16. The tenured appointments are effective with the beginning of the 2003-04 academic year.

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

Associate professor--Dr. Hideko Abe, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages; Dr. Jose A. Brandao, Department of History; Dr. Paula S. Brush, Department of Sociology; Dr. Steven E. Butt, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; Dr. Sime Curkovic, Department of Management; Dr. Bruce G. Ferrin, Department of Marketing; Dr. Thomas W. Gorczyca, Department of Physics; Dr. James A. Henry, School of Social Work; Dr. David N. Hurtt, Department of Accountancy; Dr. Kathleen M. Kline, Department of Mathematics; Dr. Kirk T. Korista, Department of Physics; Dr. Ashlyn K. Kuersten, Department of Political Science; Dr. Linda A. LeBlanc, Department of Psychology; Dr. Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj, Department of Statistics; Dr. Timothy B. Palmer, Department of Management; Dr. Peter E. Parker, Department of Paper and Printing Science and Engineering; Dr. Michael E. Raines, Department of Mathematics; Dr. Thomas V. Scannell, Department of Management; Dr. Nancy M. Schullery, Department of Business Information Systems; Lori Sims, School of Music; Dr. Jyh-Horng "Mike" Tarn, Department of Business Information Systems; and Dr. Gary L. Wegenke, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership.

Assistant professor--Dr. Daniel P. Cassidy, Department of Geosciences; Dr. Charles "Jay" Emerson, Department of Geography; Dr. Steven Kohler, Environmental Studies Program; Dr. David Lemberg, Department of Geography; Dr. Debra Lindstrom-Hazel, Department of Occupational Therapy; Dr. Allison J. McFarland, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Dr. Timothy J. Michael, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Dr. Damon A. Miller, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Dr. James R. Palmitessa, Department of History; Dr. Gwen A. Tarbox, Department of English; and Dr. Ann Veeck, Department of Marketing.

Master faculty specialist--Dr. Georgina B. Hill, Department of English, and Dr. Radu Teodorescu, Department of Mathematics.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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