2-22-18 Weekly Three


Here is this Week’s Three:

Promotion and Tenure – I am pleased to announce the 37 faculty members who recently received promotion and/or tenure and two librarians who were promoted. This is a significant accomplishment in their academic careers and acknowledgement of their dedication to teaching, research and scholarship, professional engagement, and service. Please join me in congratulating our outstanding faculty colleagues.

Promotion to Full Professor

Catherine Almquist, Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering

Bryan Ashenbaum, Management

Nazan Bautista, Teacher Education

Bruce Drushel, Media, Journalism and Film

Anne Farrell, Accountancy

Julia Guichard, Theatre

Lena Lee, Teacher Education

Heidi McKee, English

Terry Nixon, Finance

Vaishali Raval, Psychology

Nicole Thesz, German, Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Culture

Kumar Vickram Singh, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Lisa Weems, Educational Leadership

Tenure and Promotion to Full Professor

Jessica Sparks, Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering


Tim Holcomb, Management

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

Jason Berberich, Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering

Dawn Blitz, Biology

Per Bloland, Music

Po-Chang Chen, Accountancy

Elise Clerkin, Psychology

Theresa Conover, Justice and Community Studies

Linh Dich, English/ Languages, Literatures, and Writing

Caleb Eckhardt, Mathematics

John Forren, Justice and Community Studies

Tyler Henry, Finance

Anthony James, Jr., Family Science and Social Work

Ziying Jiang, Geography/Social and Behavioral Sciences

Thomas Mays, Commerce

Stephanie Nicely, Nursing

Richard Page, Chemistry and Biochemistry

David Perez II, Educational Leadership

Dhananjai Rao, Computer Science and Software Engineering

John Schaefer, Anthropology/Social and Behavioral Sciences

Leland Spencer, Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies

April Smith, Psychology

Promotion to Principal Librarian

Jacqueline Johnson, University Libraries

Elias Tzoc, University Libraries

Regional Campus Enrollment - I want to recognize our colleagues at the Miami Regionals. This semester, enrollment increased at both the Middletown and Hamilton campuses for the first time in several years. Congratulations and thank you to Interim Dean Cathy Bishop-Clark and the faculty and staff at the Regionals for their efforts and commitment to making these important gains.

Reminder - Tech Fee Proposal Process Changes - The University Senate IT Policy Committee has revised the timeline for submission, review, and awarding of Student Technology Fee competitive proposal awards. For the FY19 funding cycle, the entire proposal submission, review and award process will take place during the fall semester. A detailed schedule with deadlines and the timeline can be found here.

Until next week,