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Board grants leaves to 35 faculty members

KALAMAZOO--During its Dec. 17 meeting, the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees granted a professional development leave to one faculty member and sabbatical leaves to 34 others.

The professional development leave is effective for the 2011 spring semester and was granted to Dr. Kristin Szylvian in the Department of History.

All of the sabbatical leaves will take place in the 2011-12 academic year. Those granted sabbaticals, along with their academic units, are:

  • Dr. JoAnn L. Atkin, Department of Marketing
  • Dr. Nora Berrah, Department of Physics
  • Maira Bundza, University Libraries
  • Dr. Kuanchin Chen, Department of Business Information Systems
  • Sue Ellen Christian, School of Communication
  • Dr. Janet L. Coryell, Department of History
  • Cat L. Crotchett, Gwen Frostic School of Art
  • Dr. Sime Curkovic, Department of Management
  • Dr. Anthony Ellis, Department of English
  • Dr. Robert Wall Emerson, Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • Dr. Olivia Gabor-Peirce, Department of Foreign Languages
  • Dr. Richard A. Gershon, School of Communication
  • Dr. Debra Lindstrom Hazel, Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Dr. Michelle Kominz, Department of Geosciences
  • Dr. Ashlyn K. Kuersten, Department of Political Science
  • Dr. David Kutzko, Department of Foreign Languages
  • Dr. David Lemberg, Department of Geography
  • Dr. William W. Liou, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Dr. Lisa Minnick, Department of English
  • Dr. Mustafa K. Mirzeler, Department of English
  • Judy L. Moonert, School of Music
  • Mustafa Mughazy, Department of Foreign Languages
  • Dr. Debasri Mukherjee, Department of Economics
  • Dr. Amy Naugle, Department of Psychology
  • Dr. John S. Petrovic, Department of Mathematics
  • Dr. Kapseong Ro, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Dr. Silvia Rossbach, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Jana K. Schulman, Department of English
  • Dr. Roger Y. Tang, Department of Accountancy
  • Dr. John A. Tanis, Department of Physics
  • Dr. Laura R. Van Zoest, Department of Mathematics
  • Dr. Maarten Vonhof, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Delores D. Walcott, University Counseling and Testing Center
  • Dr. Alan H. Wuosmaa, Department of Physics
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