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Regents approve faculty promotions, tenure

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents on May 20 approved promotion and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting.

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

 

College of Arts and Sciences

 

Assistant professors promoted to associate professor and granted tenure were:

  • Ashley Bender (English, Denton)
  • Samuel (Carter) Biggers (Music, Denton)
  • Paul Bones (Sociology, Denton)
  • Jonathan Gratch (Computer Science, Denton)
  • Elisa Na (Psychology, Denton)
  • Catalina Pislariu (Biology, Denton)
  • Paul Thomas (Music, Denton)
  • Wen Xu (Computer Science, Denton)

Associate professors promoted to professor were:

  • Mary Anderson (Chemistry & Biochemistry, Denton)
  • Brian Fehler (English, Denton)
  • Katherine Landdeck (History, Denton)

Associate professor Jessica Gullion (Sociology, Denton) was promoted to professor/associate dean.

 

College of Business

 

Assistant professor Zhen Li (Denton) was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.

Associate professor Derek Crews (Denton) was promoted to professor.

Associate professor/associate dean Dewaynna Horn (Houston) was promoted to professor/associate dean.

 

College of Health Sciences

 

Assistant professors promoted to associate professor and granted tenure were:

  • Kathleen Davis (Nutrition & Food Sciences, Denton)
  • Helen Everts (Nutrition & Food Sciences, Denton)
  • Hui-Ting Goh (Physical Therapy, Dallas)
  • Monique LeMieux (Nutrition & Food Sciences, Denton)
  • Mindy Menn (Kinesiology, Denton)
  • Bita Payesteh (Communication Sciences, Denton)
  • Martin Rosario (Physical Therapy, Dallas)

Assistant clinical professor Catherine Lynch (Communication Sciences, Denton) was promoted to associate clinical professor.

Associate clinical professor Kimberly Mory (Communication Sciences, Denton) was promoted to clinical professor.

 

College of Nursing

 

Associate professors promoted to professor were:

  • Mikyoung Lee (Denton)
  • Fuqin Liu (Denton)

Associate professor/associate dean Damon Cottrell (Dallas) was promoted to professor/associate dean and granted tenure.

 

College of Professional Education

 

Assistant professor Amanda Hurlbut (Teacher Education, Denton) was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.

Associate professor Jorge Figueroa (Teacher Education, Denton) was promoted to professor/vice provost and granted tenure.