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MTSU honors newly tenured, promoted faculty at rec...

MTSU honors newly tenured, promoted faculty at reception

MTSU recognized and honored 53 newly tenured and/or promoted faculty members at a recent reception in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.

Newly tenured faculty and their respective colleges are:

  • Behavioral and Health Sciences — Cathy A. Cooper, School of Nursing, associate professor; Mark C. Frame, psychology, associate professor; and Barbara F. Turnage, social work, professor.
  • Education — Amy L. Childre, elementary and special education, professor.
  • Liberal Arts — Maria K. Bachman, English, professor; John P. Donovan, art, associate professor; Kyle D. Kennedy, speech and theatre, associate professor; and Gregory N. Reish, School of Music/Center for Popular Music, professor.

Newly promoted faculty and their respective colleges are:

  • Basic and Applied Sciences — Mark J. Abolins, geosciences, professor; Daniel B. Erenso, physics and astronomy, professor; Mary B. Farone, biology, professor; Matthew Klukowski, biology, professor; and D. Christopher Stephens, mathematical sciences, professor.
  • Behavioral and Health Sciences — Richard S. Farley, health and human performance, professor; Minsoo Kang, health and human performance, professor; and Lisa M. Sheehan-Smith, human sciences, professor.
  • Business — Mamit Deme, economics and finance, professor; and M. Wayne Rollins, business communication and entrepreneurship, professor.
  • Education — Becky B. Alexander, elementary and special education, associate professor; and Kyle A. Butler, educational leadership, professor.
  • Liberal Arts — Debrah C. Sickler-Voigt, art, professor.
  • Mass Communication — Sanjay Asthana, School of Journalism, professor; and Jennifer B. Woodard, electronic media communication, professor.
  • University College — Marva S. Lucas, university studies, professor; and Scott N. McDaniel, university studies, professor.

Faculty who are both newly tenured and promoted are, by college:

  • Basic and Applied Sciences — Patricia J. Boda, geosciences, associate professor; Andrea M. Georgiou, aerospace, associate professor; Christopher R. Herlihy, biology, associate professor; and Nathanael Smith, physics and astronomy, associate professor.
  • Behavioral and Health Sciences — Gina R. Pisut, human sciences, associate professor.
  • Business — Charles F. Beauchamp, economics and finance, associate professor; Juanita G. Brooks, computer information systems, associate professor; Diane R. Edmondson, management and marketing, associate professor; Daniel L. Morrell, management and marketing, associate professor; Deana M. Raffo, management and marketing, associate professor; and Min Zhao, economics and finance, associate professor.
  • Education — Terry L. Goodin, educational leadership, associate professor; and Cheryl J. Hitchcock, elementary and special education, associate professor.
  • Liberal Arts — Priya Ananth, foreign languages and literatures, associate professor; Julie A.M. Barger, English, associate professor; Meredith H. Dye, sociology and anthropology, associate professor; Amy S. Kaufman, English, associate professor; M. Dawn McCormack, history, associate professor; Ann M. McCullough, foreign languages and literatures, associate professor; and Kari S. Neely, foreign languages and literatures, associate professor.
  • Mass Communication — Leon Alligood, School of Journalism, associate professor; Tricia M. Farwell, School of Journalism, associate professor; Matthew M. Foglia, recording industry, professor; Katherine A. Foss, School of Journalism, associate professor; Philip A. Loubere, School of Journalism, associate professor; and Jason B. Reineke, School of Journalism, associate professor.
  • James E. Walker Library — Christy A. Groves, associate professor; and Jason M. Vance, associate professor.

MTSU recognizes its newly tenured and promoted faculty members each fall with a special ceremony. The professors have earned their new status during the preceding academic year.

— Gina E. Fann (gina.fann@mtsu.edu)

Dr. Bud Fischer, center left, dean of MTSU’s College of Basic and Applied Sciences, joins University Provost Brad Bartel, right, to congratulate newly promoted and tenured faculty members in the college during the university’s recent reception in the James Union Building. From left are aerospace professor Andrea M. Georgiou, biology professor Matthew Klukowski, Fischer, geosciences professors Mark J. Abolins and Patricia J. Boda, physics and astronomy professor Nathanael Smith, and Bartel. Not pictured are physics and astronomy professor Daniel B. Erenso, biology professors Mary B. Farone and Christopher R. Herlihy, and mathematical sciences professor D. Christopher Stephens. (MTSU photos by Andy Heidt)

Dr. Terry Whiteside, center, dean of MTSU’s College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, joins University Provost Brad Bartel, right, to congratulate newly promoted and tenured faculty members in the college during the university’s recent reception. From left are Minsoo Kang, health and human performance professor; social work professor Barbara F. Turnage; Lisa M. Sheehan-Smith, human sciences professor; Whiteside; psychology professor Mark C. Frame; nursing professor Cathy A. Cooper; and Bartel. Not pictured are health and human performance professor Richard S. Farley and human sciences professor Gina R. Pisut.

Dr. David Foote, left, associate dean of MTSU’s Jones College of Business, joins University Provost Brad Bartel, right, to congratulate newly promoted and tenured faculty members in the college during the university’s recent reception. From left are Foote, economics and finance professors Kevin Zhao and Mamit Deme, computer information systems professor Juanita G. Brooks, management and marketing professors Deana M. Raffo and Daniel L. Morrell, and Bartel. Not pictured are economics and finance professor Charles F. Beauchamp, management and marketing professor Diane R. Edmondson and business communication and entrepreneurship professor M. Wayne Rollins.

MTSU Provost Brad Bartel, left, congratulates newly promoted and tenured professors in the College of Education during the university’s recent reception. From left are Bartel, elementary and special education professors Cheryl J. Hitchcock and Becky B. Alexander and educational leadership professors Kyle A. Butler and Terry L. Goodin. Not pictured is elementary and special education professor Amy L. Childre.

MTSU Provost Brad Bartel, left, joins Dr. Karen Peterson, fourth from right, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, to congratulate the college’s newly promoted and tenured professors during the university’s recent reception. From left are Bartel, foreign languages and literatures professor Ann M. McCullough, English professor Maria K. Bachman, art professors John P. Donovan and Debrah C. Sickler-Voigt, history professor M. Dawn McCormack, Peterson, sociology and anthropology professor Meredith H. Dye, speech and theatre professor Kyle D. Kennedy and English professor Julie A.M. Barger. Not pictured are foreign languages and literatures professors Priya Ananth and Kari S. Neely, English professor Amy S. Kaufman and music professor Gregory N. Reish.

MTSU Provost Brad Bartel and College of Mass Communication dean Ken Paulson, center left and right, congratulate the college’s newly promoted and tenured professors during the university’s recent reception. From left are journalism professors Jason B. Reineke, Philip A. Loubere, Leon Alligood and Tricia M. Farwell; Bartel; Paulson; journalism professor Katherine A. Foss; recording industry professor Matthew M. Foglia; journalism professor Sanjay Asthana; electronic media communication professor Jennifer B. Woodard; and Dr. Zeny Panol, associate dean of the college.

Dr. Mike Boyle, left, dean of MTSU’s University College, joins University Provost Brad Bartel, right, to congratulate recently promoted university studies professors Scott N. McDaniel and Marva S. Lucas during the university’s recent reception in the James Union Building.

MTSU Provost Brad Bartel, left, joins David Nelson, right, chair of collection development and management for the university’s James E. Walker Library, to congratulate the library’s newly promoted and tenured professors during the university’s recent reception in the James Union Building. From left are Bartel, professors Jason Vance and Christy Groves, and Nelson.

 


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