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Board of Regents approves promotions, tenure

The Texas Woman's University Board of Regents approved promotion and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting May 17.

Faculty promotions/tenure, effective Sept. 1, are:


College of Arts & Sciences


Lecturer II Mandy Biggers, PhD (Biology) was promoted to senior lecturer.

Lecturer I faculty promoted to lecturer II were:

  • Jennifer Danley-Scott, PhD (Political Science)
  • Samanthi Kottegoda, PhD (Biology)
  • Yunxiang Li, PhD (Chemistry)
  • Deepani Tennakoon, PhD (Biology)

Assistant professors promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure were:

  • William Benner, PhD (Spanish)
  • Clare Brock, PhD (Political Science)
  • Megan Griffiths (Photography)
  • Julie Libersat (Art, Design, and Technology)
  • Robby Petros, PhD (Chemistry)
  • Emarely Rosa-D├ívila, PhD (Social Work)


College of Business


Assistant professor Megan Burke, PhD (Accounting and Finance) was promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure.


College of Health Sciences


Assistant professors promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure were:

  • Christopher Bolinger, PhD (Communication Sciences)
  • Xiaofen Du, PhD (Nutrition & Food Sciences)
  • Heather Roberts, PhD (Occupational Therapy)

Assistant professor Jodi Thomas, DPT (Physical Therapy) was promoted to associate professor.

Associate professors promoted to professor were:

  • Wayne Brewer, PhD (Physical Therapy)
  • Pei-Fen Chang, PhD (Occupational Therapy)
  • June Levitt, PhD (Communication Sciences)
  • Suh-Jen Lin, PhD (Physical Therapy)
  • Marilyn Massey-Stokes, EdD (Health Studies)

Assistant clinical professor Deborah Testerman (Dental Hygiene) was promoted to associate clinical professor.

Associate clinical professors promoted to clinical professor were:

  • William Sit, PhD (Occupational Therapy)
  • Amy Teague (Dental Hygiene)

Associate professor/associate director Asha Vas, PhD (Occupational Therapy) was promoted to professor/associate director.

Professor/associate director Martin Rice, PhD, (Occupational Therapy) was awarded tenure.


College of Nursing


Assistant clinical professors promoted to associate clinical professor were:

  • Susan Chrostowski, DNP
  • Jayne Dunlap, DNP
  • Joyce Ennis, PhD

Associate clinical professor Susan Quisenberry, DNP, was promoted to clinical professor.

Associate professor Misty Richmond, PhD, was awarded tenure.

Associate clinical professor/interim assistant dean Kristine Morris, PhD, was promoted to clinical professor/interim assistant dean.


College of Professional Education


Associate professor Mandy Stewart, PhD (Literacy & Learning) was promoted to professor.

Assistant professors promoted to associate professor were:

  • Catherine Dutton, PhD (Family Studies)
  • Randa Keeley, PhD (Teacher Education)
  • Aimee Myers, PhD (Teacher Education)