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June 19, 2007
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EMU regents approve 48 faculty promotions, grant tenure to 30

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents granted promotions for 48 faculty members and tenure for 30 at its regular meeting June 19.

Faculty who apply for promotion are evaluated by standards provided in the Eastern Michigan University/Eastern Michigan University – American Association of University Professors (AAUP) master agreement and individual evaluation documents established for each academic department. Evaluation 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 30 newly-tenured faculty, 27 also were on the list of those promoted.

Faculty who were promoted and granted tenure are:

  • Lois Mahoney, associate professor, accounting and finance;
  • Andrew Maniotes, associate professor, art;
  • Steven Francoeur, associate professor, biology;
  • Lawrence Kolopajlo, associate professor, chemistry;
  • Harriet Lindsey, associate professor, chemistry;
  • Sock Chung, associate professor, computer information services;
  • Benjamin Keller, associate professor,, computer science;
  • Krishnakumari Narayanan, associate professor, computer science;
  • Christine Tanner, associate professor, communication and theatre arts;
  • Abigail Coykendall, associate professor, English language and literature;
  • Robin Lucy, associate professor, English language and literature;
  • Christine Clark, associate professor, geography and geology;
  • Hugh Semple, associate professor, geography and geology;
  • Crissie Frye, associate professor, management;
  • Dawn Pearcy, associate professor, marketing;
  • Bingwu Wang, associate professor, mathematics;
  • Judith Kullberg, associate professor, political science;
  • Claudia Petrescu, associate professor, political science;
  • Steven Huprich, associate professor, psychology
  • Vijaykumar Mannari, associate professor, School of Engineering Technology;
  • William Moylan, associate professor, School of Engineering Technology;
  • Jianhua Wang, associate professor, School of Engineering Technology;
  • Karen Carney, associate professor, special education;
  • Sarah Ginsberg, associate professor, special education;
  • Jacquelyn McGinnis, associate professor, special education;
  • Nancy Copeland, associate professor, teacher education;
  • Ethan Lowenstein, associate professor, teacher education.

Faculty members who received promotions and their new titles are:

  • Peter Bednekoff, professor, biology;
  • Steven Pernecky, professor, chemistry;
  • Matthew Evett, professor, computer science;
  • William Sverdlik, professor, computer science;
  • Lori Burlingame, professor, English language and literature;
  • Rebecca Sipe, professor, English language and literature;
  • Hitomi Oketani-Lobbezoo, professor, Foreign Language and Bilingual Studies;
  • Michael Bradley, professor, geography and geology;
  • Jill Dieterle, professor, history and philosophy;
  • Elizabeth Broughton, professor, leadership and counseling;
  • Suzanne Dugger, professor, leadership and counseling;
  • Ernest Behringer, professor, physics and astronomy;
  • Paul Leighton, professor, sociology, anthropology and criminology;
  • David Clifford, professor, School of Health Sciences;
  • David Thomas, professor, School of Health Sciences;
  • Mark Ragg, professor, School of Social Work;
  • Philip Rufe, assistant professor, School of Engineering Technology;
  • Anthony Adamski, professor, School of Technology Studies.
  • Lidia Lee, professor, special education.

Faculty members who received tenure appointments only include:

  • Byron Bond, professor, communication and theatre arts;
  • Anthony Aristar, professor, English language and literature;
  • Perry Francis, associate professor, leadership and counseling.

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