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EMU regents approve 42 faculty promotions, grant tenure to 24

by Ward Mullens, Published June 21, 2011

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YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents granted promotions for 42 faculty members and tenure for 24 at its regular meeting June 15.

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 - instructor (two years), assistant professor (four or five years) and associate professor (five years) - and 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 received both a promotion and were granted tenure are:

  • Stephen Blair, associate professor, mathematics;
  • Susan Booth, associate professor, communication, media and theatre arts;
  • Sally Burton-Hoyle, associate professor, special education;
  • Derrick Fries, associate professor, special education;
  • Jennifer Fritz, associate professor, social work;
  • Rubina Haque, associate professor, school of health sciences;
  • Carla Harryman, associate professor, English language and literature;
  • Stephen Jefferson, associate professor, psychology;

 

  • Amy Johnson, associate professor, chemistry;
  • William LaGore, associate professor, accounting and finance;
  • Aaron Liepman, associate professor, biology;
  • Amy Sacksteder, associate professor, art;
  • Sheila Sasser, associate professor, marketing;
  • Tanweer Shapla, associate professor, mathematics;
  • Tsai-Shan Shen, associate professor, communication, media and theatre arts;
  • Philip Simmons, associate professor, communication, media and theatre arts;
  • John Staunton, associate professor, English language and literature;
  • Robert Teehan, associate professor, School of Technology Studies;
  • Barbara Walters, associate professor, social work;
  • Linda Williams, associate professor, teacher education;
  • Gregg Wilmes, associate professor, chemistry;

 

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

 

  • Ruth Armitage, professor, chemistry;
  • Donald Babcock, professor, music and dance;
  • Martha Baiyee, professor, teacher education;
  • William Baker, professor, English language and literature;
  • Joe Bishop, professor, teacher education;
  • Ovidiu Calin, professor, mathematics;
  • Devika Choudhuri, professor, leadership and counseling;
  • Carla Damiano, professor, world languages;
  • Ronald Delph, professor, history and philosophy;
  • Christine Hume, professor, English language and literature;
  • Benedict Ilozer, professor, School of Engineering Technology;
  • Rhonda Longworth, professor, political science;
  • Stephen McGregor, professor, health promotion and human performance;
  • Richard Nation, professor, history and philosophy;
  • Barry Pyle, professor, political science;
  • Joel Schoenhals, professor, music and dance;
  • Eric Shulz, professor, management;
  • Cara Shillington, professor, biology;
  • James Sweet, assistant professor, health promotion and human performance;
  • Andrea Tange, professor, English language and literature;
  • Donna Woodiel, professor, health promotion and human performance;

 

Faculty members who received tenure appointments only include:

 

  • Sarah Fabian, assistant professor, library;
  • Suzanne Gray, assistant professor, library.
  • Robert Stevens, assistant professor, library.

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Ward Mullens

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