Newly tenured and promoted faculty

Congratulations to the following faculty members who were promoted or received tenure or both following Board action on April 23. The faculty members are listed by college.

Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences

Tenure and promotion to associate professor

Forcey, Stefan A., Associate Professor, Mathematics
Habtzghi, Desale, Associate Professor, Statistics
O'Sullivan, Terrence M., Associate Professor, Political Science
Pipps, Val S., Associate Professor, Communication
Samangy, Anthony J., Associate Professor, Art
Senko, John M., Associate Professor, Geosciences
Tang, Tang, Associate Professor, Communication
Whitmore, Julie, Associate Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences
Xi, Juan, Associate Professor, Sociology

Promotion to professor

Biddinger, Mary, Professor, English
Diefendorff, James M., Professor, Psychology
Nunn, Hillary M., Professor, English


College of Business Administration

Tenure and promotion to associate professor

DeGregorio, Federico, Associate Professor, Marketing
Dey, Asoke K., Associate Professor, Management
Goodell, John W., Associate Professor, Finance


College of Education

Tenure and promotion to associate professor

Koskey, Kristin L., Associate Professor, Education, Educational Foundations & Leadership
Makki, Nidaa, Associate Professor, Education, Curricular & Instructional Studies
Sangganjanavanich, Varunee F., Associate Professor, Counseling

Promotion to professor

Spickard Prettyman,Sandra, Professor, Education, Educational Foundations & Leadership


College of Engineering

Tenure and promotion to associate professor

Chandy, Abhilash J., Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Engeberg, Erik D., Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Liu, Lingyun, Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Mittal, Gaurav, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Sozer, Yilmaz, Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Wang, Shengyong, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Promotion to distinguished professor

Ju, Lu-Kwang, Distinguished Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Promotion to professor

Patnaik, Anil, Professor, Civil Engineering


College of Health Professions

Tenure and promotion to associate professor

Graor, Christine H., Associate Professor, Nursing
Lee, Seungbum, Associate Professor, Education, Sport Science & Wellness Education
Murrock, Carolyn J., Associate Professor, Nursing

Tenure and promoted to professor

Houston, K. Todd, Professor, Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology


College of Polymer Science/Polymer Engineering

Promotion to professor

Becker, Matthew L., Professor, Polymer Science


School of Law

Promotion to distinguished professor

Huhn, Wilson, Distinguished Professor, Law, Law – Instruction

Promotion to associate professor

Barnes, Gail Kristen, Associate Professor, Law - Instruction


Summit College

Tenure and promotion to associate professor

Biddle, Stacia Elizabeth, Associate Professor, Respiratory Therapy Technology, Allied Health Technology,
Byrne, Michelle W., Associate Professor, Technical Writing & Composition, Associate Studies
Chronister, Kelli A., Associate Professor, Respiratory Therapy Technology, Allied Health Technology

Promotion to professor

Arter, Roland K., Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Engineering & Science Technology
Kropff, Janet S., Professor, Computer Information Systems, Business Technology


University Libraries

Tenure and promotion to associate professor

Lazar, Lisa A., Associate Professor, Bibliography, UL Research & Learning Services
Mascaro, Michelle J., Associate Professor, Bibliography, UL Electronic Services
Stitz, Tammy A., Associate Professor, Bibliography, UL Science & Technology


Wayne College