Announcement of promotions in rank and initial five-year contracts for members of the University faculty

Upon recommendations from of the Faculty Retention and Promotion Committee, the Grants, Leave and Sabbatical Committee, and the University Provost, Dr. Linda Peterson, Sister Linda Bevilacqua has approved promotions in rank, initial five-year contracts and sabbaticals for the following members of the University faculty.

Promotion in Rank

Dr. Ruth Ban, Associate Professor of Education
Dr. Ferrona Beason, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dr. Bretton C. Engle, Associate Professor of Social Work
Dr. David Feldman, Associate Professor of Psychology
Dr. Nickesia S. Gordon, Associate Professor of Communication
Dr. Denna Grant, Associate Professor Theology
Dr. Christoph J. Hengartner, Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Xiaotang Hu, Professor of Biology
Dr. Lisa Konczal, Professor of Criminology and Sociology
Dr. Constance M. Mier, Professor of Sport & Exercise Sciences
Doreen C. Parkhurst, MD, FACEP, Professor of Medical Education
Dr. Fernando M. Perez, Associate Professor of Criminology and Sociology
Dr. Donna Lynn Rice, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dr. Brenda Schoffstall, Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Mark S. Smith, Associate Professor of Social Work
Dr. Nauris Tamulevicius, Associate Professor of Sport & Exercise Sciences

Initial Five-Year Contract

Dr. Ruth Ban, Associate Professor of Education
Dr. Ferrona Beason, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dr. Claire Egret, Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Science
Dr. Bretton C. Engle, Associate Professor of Social Work
Dr. David Feldman, Associate Professor of Psychology
Dr. Javier Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Nickesia S. Gordon, Associate Professor of Communication
Ms. Virginia Hackett, MS, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dr. Lois K. Haid, Associate Professor of Education
Dr. David J. Romano, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Mitchell Rosenwald, Associate Professor of Social Work
Dr. Brenda Schoffstall, Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Karen Shatz, Assistant Professor of Counseling

Sabbaticals for Fall Semester 2013

Dr. James Haralambides, College of Arts & Sciences, Math & Computer Science Department
Dr. Hugh Murphy, College of Arts & Sciences, Fine Arts Department
Dr. Pedro Gonzalez, College of Arts & Sciences, Theology & Philosophy Department

Sabbaticals for Spring Semester 2014

Dr. Yu-Wai Peter Lin, College of Arts & Sciences, Biology Department
Dr. Giselle Rios, College of Arts & Sciences, Fine Arts Department

Additionally, following Dr. Peterson’s agreement with the actions of the School of Law Retention, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Sister Linda announces promotions in rank and the issuance of tenure for the following members of the Law School faculty:

Promotion in Rank for Law School Faculty

Susan Bendlin, JD, Associate Professor of Law
Seema Mohapatra, JD, Associate Professor of Law
Carlo Pedrioli, JD, Associate Professor of Law

Issuance of Tenure

Eang Ngov, JD, Associate Professor of Law

Please offer CONGRATULATIONS to all of our colleagues.

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