Trustees Approve Promotions, Tenure, Emeriti Status, Sabbaticals for 2019-2020 Academic Year

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ATLANTA – 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 Library, during its April 26 meeting:

Promotions, Tenure and Emeriti Status

College of Liberal Arts:

  • Amy Borchardt, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Sylvia Bridges, promoted to senior lecturer
  • Kevin Bucholtz, promoted to professor
  • Elizabeth Harper, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Matthew Harper, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Randy Harshbarger, promoted to associate professor emeritus
  • Amy Nichols-Belo, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Chinekwu Obidoa, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Jeffrey Pullen, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Creighton Rosental, promoted to professor
  • Anya Krugovoy Silver, promoted to professor emerita (posthumous)
  • Barry Stephenson, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Doug Thompson, promoted to professor 

School of Law:

  • Anthony Baldwin, promoted to professor emeritus
  • Richard Creswell, promoted to professor emeritus
  • Jessica Feinberg, promoted to professor
  • Christopher Wells, promoted to associate professor emeritus

School of Business and Economics:

  • Lloyd J.F. Southern, promoted to professor emeritus

School of Engineering:

  • Pam Estes Brewer, promoted to professor
  • Anthony Choi, promoted to professor
  • Stephen Hill, awarded tenure
  • Richard Kunz, promoted to professor emeritus
  • Makhin Thitsa, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure

College of Education:

  • Allison C. Gilmore, promoted to professor emerita
  • Carol Isaac, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Vicki Luther, awarded tenure
  • Bruce E. Sliger, promoted to professor emeritus
  • Michelle Vaughn, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Vincent Youngbauer, promoted to associate professor

School of Theology:

  • Thomas B. Slater, promoted to professor emeritus

Penfield College:

  • Wesley Barker, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Vikraman Baskaran, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Suneetha B. Manyam, promoted to professor, awarded tenure

School of Music:

  • Richard Kosowski, promoted to professor
  • Kathryn White, promoted to associate professor, awarded tenure

School of Medicine:

  • Karen Baker, promoted to associate professor
  • William Bina, promoted to professor emeritus
  • David Byck, promoted to professor
  • Susan Cline, promoted to professor
  • Tim Connelly, promoted to associate professor
  • Monique Davis-Smith, promoted to professor
  • Marcia Hutchinson, promoted to professor emerita
  • Farrah Khatoon, promoted to associate professor
  • Richard McCann, promoted to professor
  • Robert McKallip, promoted to professor
  • Kim Meeks, promoted to associate professor
  • Samuel Murray, promoted to professor emeritus
  • Anthony Royek, promoted to professor
  • Nancy Sokkary, promoted to associate professor
  • Stephen Thacker, promoted to associate professor
  • Kristjan Thompson, promoted to associate professor
  • Robert Visalli, promoted to professor
  • Jacob Warren, promoted to professor
  • Rudolfs K. Zalups, promoted to professor emeritus

College of Nursing:

  • Stephanie Bennett, promoted to clinical assistant professor
  • Lana M. Chase, promoted to associate professor emerita
  • JoEllen Dattilo, promoted to professor emerita
  • Susan S. Gunby, promoted to professor emerita
  • Helen F. Hodges, promoted to professor emerita
  • Freida F. Payne, promoted to professor emerita
  • Daphnee Stewart, promoted to clinical assistant professor

College of Health Professions:

  • Cheryl Gaddis, promoted to associate professor
  • Henry Heard, promoted to clinical associate professor
  • William Holcomb, awarded tenure
  • Craig Marker, promoted to professor, awarded tenure
  • Mary Mathis, promoted to associate professor
  • David Taylor, promoted to clinical associate professor
  • Joy Thomas, awarded tenure
  • Nannette Turner, promoted to professor

University Library:

  • Molly Kernan, promoted to assistant professor
  • Christian Pham, promoted to assistant professor

Sabbaticals

College of Liberal Arts:

  • Kevin Honeycutt, fall 2019
  • Frank Macke, spring 2020
  • Matt Marone, spring 2020
  • Eric O’Dell, fall 2019
  • Doug Thompson, spring 2020
  • Carolyn Yackel, academic year 2019-2020
  • Amy Wiles, fall 2019

School of Law:

  • Jessica Feinberg, fall 2019
  • Patrick Longan, fall 2019
  • Karen Sneddon, fall 2019

School of Business and Economics:

  • Susan Gilbert, fall 2019

School of Theology:

  • David Garber, spring 2020
  • David Gushee, fall 2019

Penfield College:

  • Caroline Brackette, fall 2019
  • Lynn Clemons, fall 2019

 

Kyle Sears
Kyle is the director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he coordinates hometown and university news releases and serves as editor of the News@Mercer e-newsletter and Reach magazine.​