Trustees Approve Promotions, Tenure, Emeriti Status and Sabbaticals for 2016-17 Academic Year

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Jesse Mercer statue

SAVANNAH – Mercer's Board of Trustees approved promotions, tenure, emeriti status and sabbaticals for faculty from the University's 12 schools and colleges, as well as the University Libraries, during its April 22 meeting:

Promotions, Tenure and Emeriti Status:

College of Liberal Arts

John Chalfa, promoted to associate professor emeritus

Thomas Glennon, promoted to professor emeritus

Christopher Grant, promoted to professor

Anita Olson Gustafson, awarded tenure

Mary Hope McIlwain, promoted to professor

Tanya Sharon, promoted to professor

Laurie White, promoted to professor emerita

Marian Zielinski, promoted to professor emerita

Katharine Northcutt, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

Amy Wiles, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

Walter F. George School of Law

Isaac (Zack) Buck, promoted to associate professor

Jessica Feinberg, awarded tenure

Oren Griffin, promoted to professor

College of Pharmacy

James W. Bartling, promoted to associate professor emeritus

School of Medicine

Marie Dent, promoted to professor (administrative track)

Fred S. Girton, promoted to professor emeritus of family medicine

Daniel V. Hagan, promoted to professor emeritus of anesthesiology

Natalie M. Hogan, promoted to associate professor (clinical educator)

John A. Hudson, promoted to professor emeritus of internal medicine/cardiology

Joshua E. Lane, promoted to associate professor (clinical track)

Umesh Narsinghani, promoted to professor (non-tenure clinical track)

Monali Sakhalkar, promoted to associate professor (clinical track)

Sylvia Shellenberger, promoted to professor emerita of psychology

Jean R. Sumner, awarded tenure and promoted to professor and dean

Jerome P. Tift, promoted to professor emeritus of pathology

Joseph M. Van De Water, promoted to professor emeritus of surgery

Robert J. Visalli, awarded tenure

School of Engineering

George Hayhoe, promoted to professor emeritus

Sinjae Hyun, promoted to professor

Jack Mahaney, promoted to associate professor emeritus

Tift College of Education

Sharon Augustine, awarded tenure

Jacquelyn Culpepper, promoted to associate professor emerita

Andrew Grunzke, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

Jeffrey Hall, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

Sybil Keesbury, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

Ronald Knorr, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

Margaret Morris, promoted to professor emerita

Albert Stramiello, promoted to professor emeritus

James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology

R. Alan Culpepper, promoted to dean emeritus and professor emeritus of New Testament

Penfield College

Donald Redmond, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

Karen O'Neill Lacey, promoted to associate professor emerita of English

College of Health Professions

Lisa M. Lundquist, awarded tenure and promoted to professor

University Libraries

Amy Gratz, promoted to assistant professor

Sabbaticals

College of Liberal Arts

William J. Jenkins, spring 2017

Charlotte Thomas, academic year 2016-2017

Walter F. George School of Law

Teri McMurtry-Chubb, spring 2017

School of Engineering

Sinjae Hyun, fall 2016

Tift College of Education

debra leigh walls rosenstein, spring 2017

Jane West Sinner, fall 2017

James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology

Thomas Slater, fall 2016

Graham Walker, spring 2017

Penfield College

Fred Bongiovanni, spring 2017

Charles Roberts, academic year 2016-2017

Zipangani Vokhiwa, fall 2016