Trustees approve tenure for 18 faculty members

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KALAMAZOO—The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees approved the tenure of 18 faculty members at its June 12 meeting, effective with the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year.

Faculty granted tenure

The names of those granted tenure, along with their unit or program affiliations, are:

Dr. Kelly D. Ackerson, Bronson School of Nursing

Dr. Barbara A. Barton, School of Social Work

Dr. Luigi A. Berto, Department of History

George A. Boston, University Libraries

Alice DeYoung, Bronson School of Nursing

Dr. Sharie Falan, Bronson School of Nursing

Dr. Lucius F. Hallett IV, Department of Geography

Dr. Brian S. Horvitz, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

Dr. Jeffrey N. Jones, Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

Dr. Dae Shik Kim, Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies

Dr. Mariam Konate, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Dr. Helen Lee, Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies

Dr. Gellert Mezei, Department of Chemistry

Dianna E. Sachs, University Libraries

Dr. Rika Saito, Department of World Languages and Literatures

Dr. Jessaca K. Spybrook, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

Philip G. Walcott, Department of Physician Assistant

Dr. Li Yang, Department of Geography