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June 16, 2004
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EMU regents approve 31 faculty promotions, grant tenure to 25

YPSILANTI — Thirty-one Eastern Michigan University faculty members were promoted and 25 were granted tenure by the EMU Board of Regents at its regular meeting June 15.

Faculty who apply for promotion are evaluated by standards provided in the Eastern Michigan University/Eastern Michigan University –American Association of University Professors Master Agreement and individual evaluation documents established for each academic department. Evaluation and standards address instructional effectiveness, scholarly and/or creative activity, and service.

Newly-hired tenure-track faculty, who are on probation, are evaluated annually in accordance with the EMU/EMU AAUP’s contract. Faculty are evaluated on instructional effectiveness, service, and scholarly and/or creative activity. Favorable probationary evaluations and a favorable, final full evaluation lead to a recommendation for tenure.

            Of the 25 newly-tenured faculty, 19 also were on the list of those promoted.

Faculty who were promoted and granted tenure are:

Peggy Alford-Trewn, associate professor, nursing;

Jeffery Armstrong, associate professor, health, physical education, recreation and dance;

Leslie Atzmon, associate professor, art;

Judith Brooks, associate professor, human environment consumer resources;

Philip Cardon, associate professor, business technology education;

John Dorsey, associate professor, music;

Ellen Hoffman, associate professor, teacher education;

Sherry Jerome, associate professor, health, physical education, recreation and dance;

Toni Stokes Jones, associate professor, teacher education;

Huei Lee associate professor, computer information systems;

Sheldon Levine, associate professor, health, physical education, recreation and dance;

Chris Mayda, associate professor, geography and geology;

Julia Nims, associate professor, library;

Russell Olwell, associate professor, history and philosophy;

Daniel Ray, associate professor, business technology education;

Denise Reiling, associate professor, sociology, anthropology and criminology;

            • Wendy Wang, professor, foreign language and bilingual studies;

            • Tsu-yin Wu, associate professor, nursing; and

Margrit Zinggeler, associate professor, foreign language and bilingual studies;

            Faculty members who received promotions and their new titles are:

Elizabeth Bucciarelli, associate professor, library;

Rita Bullard, professor, library;

Craig Dionne, professor, English;

Beth Edwards, professor, marketing;

Carol Freedman-Doan, professor, psychology;

Augustine Ikeji, associate professor, computer science;

Linda Lewis-White, professor, teacher education;

Susan Moeller, professor, accounting and finance;

Lynn Nybell, professor, social work;

Theresa Seibert, professor, communication and theatre arts;

Lizbeth Stevens, associate professor, special education;

Darcelle White, professor, business technology education;

Faculty members who received tenure appointments only include:

Geffrey Colon, assistant professor, health, physical education, recreation and dance;

Subhas Ghosh, professor, human, environmental consumer resources;

Susan Gregory, associate professor, human, environmental consumer resources;

Jodi Johnson, assistant professor, health, physical education, recreation and dance;

Kathlyn Parker, assistant professor, special education; and

John Tonkovich, associate professor, special education.

Lecturers who received promotions are:

            Judy Block, lecturer II, library;

            • Clarinda Flannery, lecturer II, English;

            • Allison Hall, lecturer II, foreign language and bilingual studies;

            • Brendan Kelly, lecturer II, communication and theatre arts;

            • Mary Koral, lecturer II, English;

            • Pamela Landau, lecturer II, psychology;

            • Monica Lowe, lecturer II, human, environmental and consumer resources;

            • Christopher Meloche, lecturer III, communication and theatre arts;

Karen Schaumann-Beltran, lecturer II, sociology, anthropology and criminology; and

            • Courtney Schoolmaster, lecturer II, English.

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