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Board approves promotions, tenure

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting May 17 at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center. Regents also awarded emeritus status to retiring faculty and staff.

College of Arts and Sciences

Associate professors Vicki Baker, PhD, (music), Jordan Fuchs, MFA, (dance) and Manal Omary, PhD, (chemistry and biochemistry) were promoted to professor.

Christina Bejarano, PhD, incoming chair of the department of multicultural women’s and gender studies, was granted tenure at the rank of professor.

Assistant professors who were promoted to associate professor and granted tenure were Matthew Brown, PhD, and Dundee Lackey, PhD, (English, speech and foreign languages); Brandi Falley, PhD, and David Gardner, PhD, (mathematics and computer science); Tina Gumienny, PhD, (biology); Matthew Henley, PhD, (dance); Parker Hevron, PhD, (history and political science); Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan (chemistry and biochemistry); Claudia Pyland, PhD, and John Terrizzi, PhD, (psychology and philosophy); and Danielle Woolery, DMA, and Michael Zanders, PhD (music).

College of Business

Associate professor Kerry Webb, PhD, (management), was promoted to professor.

Assistant professors promoted to associate professor and granted tenure were Maria Barua, PhD, (international business); Christopher Harris, PhD, (management); and Jeffrey Radighieri, PhD, (marketing).

College of Health Sciences

Associate professor Shanil Juma, Ph.D., (nutrition and food sciences), was promoted to professor.

Associate clinical professor Lizbeth Spoonts (dental hygiene), was promoted to clinical professor.

Assistant professors promoted to associate professor and granted tenure were Wayne Brewer, PhD, (physical therapy, Houston); Rhett Rigby, PhD, (kinesiology); and Asha Vas, PhD, (occupational therapy, Dallas).

College of Nursing

Associate professors Catherine Bailey, PhD, (Dallas) and Robin Toms, PhD, (Houston) were promoted to professor.

Associate professors who were promoted to professor and granted tenure were Houston faculty Paula Clutter, PhD, Joan Edwards, PhD and Susan Mellott, PhD.

Associate clinical professors Vi Ho, PhD, (Houston) and Jennifer Wilson, DNP, (Dallas) were promoted to clinical professor.

Associate professor Mikyoung Lee, PhD, was granted tenure.

Assistant professor Becky Spencer, PhD, was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. Assistant clinical professors promoted to associate clinical professor were Jennifer Milligan, Suzanne Scheller, and Michele Trinka (Dallas).

College of Professional Education

Associate professors promoted to professor were Nerissa Gillum, PhD, Elizabeth McCarroll, PhD, and Lin Moore, PhD, (family sciences), and Diane Myers, PhD, (teacher education).

Assistant professors Amy Burke (reading) and Minkowan Goo, PhD, (teacher education) were promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.

Emeritus

Regents awarded emeritus status to several retiring faculty and staff. Donald E. Edwards, PhD, was named chair and professor of mathematics and computer science emeritus. Nancy DiMarco, PhD, was named professor of nutrition emerita. Diane Gregory, PhD, was named associate professor of art emerita. Kathy DeOrnellas, PhD, was named professor of psychology emerita. Claudia Hagg, PhD., and Anne Simpson, Ph.D., were named professors of reading emerita. Jane Pemberton, Ph.D., was named professor of special education emerita.

Retiring College of Nursing – Houston faculty Lene Symes, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Anne Young, EdD, were named professors of nursing emerita. Carissa Enright (Dallas) was named associate clinical professor of nursing emerita. Michael Mistric, PhD, (Houston) was named associate clinical professor of nursing emeritus. Marie Rhemann (Houston) was named assistant clinical professor of nursing emerita. Lisa Silliman-French, PhD, was named professor of kinesiology emerita.