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EMU regents approve 47 faculty promotions, grant tenure to 30

by Ward Mullens, Published June 24, 2009

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YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents granted promotions for 47 faculty members and tenure for 30 at its regular meeting June 23.
Probationary faculty under consideration for tenure are evaluated by standards provided in the Eastern Michigan University/Eastern Michigan University – American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Master Agreement. An interim evaluation reviews the applicant’s instructional effectiveness and service. A full evaluation also reviews those two performance areas and the applicant’s scholarly and/or creative activity. A series of favorable probationary evaluations and a favorable, final full evaluation leads to a recommendation for tenure.
Faculty who have served at least the requisite years in rank who apply for promotion are evaluated by standards provided by the EMU-AAUP Master Agreement and individual evaluation documents that have been established for each academic department. Evaluations and standards address three areas of review: instructional effectiveness, scholarly and/or creative activity and service. A favorable promotion review results in a recommendation for promotion.
Faculty who were promoted and granted tenure are:

  • Ryan Molloy, associate professor, art;
  • Faison Gibson, associate professor, computer information systems;
  • Melanie Schuessler, associate professor, communication, media and theatre arts;
  • Li Zhang, associate professor, computer science;
  • Charles Cunningham, associate professor, English language and literature;
  • Thomas Kovacs, associate professor, geography and geology;
  • William Welsh, associate professor, geography and geology;
  • Steven Ramold, associate professor, history and philosophy;

 

  • Brian Bruya, associate professor, history and philosophy;
  • Anthony Moreno, associate professor, School of Health Promotion and Human Performance;
  • Joan Cowdery, associate professor, School of Health Promotion and Human Performance;
  • Brenda Riemer, associate professor, School of Health Promotion and Human Performance;
  • Morgan Milner, associate professor, management;
  • Tamara Loverich, associate professor, psychology;
  • Anahita Mistry, associate professor, School of Health Sciences;
  • Diane Fox, associate professor, School of Nursing;
  • Pamela Becker, associate professor, School of Technology Studies;
  • Nancy Harbour, associate professor, School of Technology Studies;
  • Solange Simoes, associate professor, sociology, anthropology and criminology;
  • Gilbert Stiefel, associate professor, special education;
  • Philip Smith, associate professor, special education;
  • Karen Schulte, associate professor, special education;
  • Linda Polter, associate professor, special education;
  • Ann Orr, associate professor, special education;
  • Steven Camron, associate professor, special education;
  • Brigid Beaubien, associate professor, teacher education;
  • Alexander Popko, associate professor, world languages;
  • Deanna Mihaly, associate professor, world languages.

 

Faculty members who received promotions only and their new titles are:

  • Edwin Etter, associate professor, accounting and finance;
  • Leslie Atzmon, professor, art;
  • Tim Friebe, professor, chemistry;
  • Huei Lee, professor, computer information systems;
  • Pirooz Aghssa, professor, communication, media and theatre arts;
  • Augustine Ikeji, professor, computer science;

  • Jennifer Rice, associate professor, economics;
  • Russell Olwell, professor, history and philosophy;
  • Perry Francis, professor, leadership and counseling;
  • Bruce Carroll, associate professor, political science;
  • James Stein,  professor, School of Engineering Technology;
  • Judith Brooks, professor, School of Health Sciences;
  • Tsu-Yin Wu, professor, School of Nursing;
  • Sema Kalaian, professor, School of Technology Studies;
  • Philip Cardon, professor, School of Technology Studies;
  • Denise Reiling, professor, sociology, anthropology and criminology;
  • Toni Stokes Jones, professor, teacher education;
  • Margrit Zinggeler, professor, world languages;
  • Wendy Wang, professor, world languages.

 

Faculty members who received tenure appointments only include:

  • Hedeel Evans, associate professor, chemistry;
  • Katherine Pittsley, assistant professor, library.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

Ward Mullens

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