Sabbatical leaves granted to 37 faculty members

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KALAMAZOO—During its Dec. 5 meeting, the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees granted sabbatical leaves to 37 faculty members.

Fourteen faculty members were granted leaves by the semester. The remaining 23 faculty members were granted leaves for the full 2014-15 academic year and will be on leave during both the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.

Fall 2014 semester

  • Dr. Bruce E. Bejcek, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Elena Gapova, Department of Sociology
  • Dr. Barry Goetz, Department of Sociology
  • Dr. Michael Millar, Department of Spanish
  • Dr. Michael G. Miller, Department of Human Performance and Health Education
  • Lori Sims, School of Music
  • Dr. Judith Swisher, Department of Finance and Commercial Law
  • Dr. Stephen M. Tasko, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

 Fall 2014 and fall 2015 semesters

  • Dr. Susan Steuer, University Libraries

 Spring 2015 semester

  • Dr. Lucius F. Hallett IV, Department of Geography
  • Dr. Margaret Joyce, Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering (effective date change).
  • Dr. Pairin Katerattanakul, Department of Business Information Systems
  • Dr. Cynthia Jo Klekar, Department of English
  • Dr.  Caroline B. Webber, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

 Full 2014-15 academic year

  • Dr. David A. Barnes, Department of Geosciences
  • Dr. Linda J. Borish, Department of History
  • Dr. Kristal E. Ehrhardt, Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies
  • Dr. Autumn Edwards, School of Communication
  • Dr. Harold Glasser, Environmental Studies Program
  • Dr. Theresa J. Grant, Department of Mathematics
  • Edward L. Harkness, Frostic School of Art
  • James A. Hopfensperger, Frostic School of Art
  • Dr. Jeffrey N. Jones, Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
  • Dr. Katherine Joslin, Department of English
  • Dr. Mitch Kachun, Department of History
  • Dr. Tianshu Liu, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Dr. Timothy McGrew, Department of Philosophy
  • Dr. Gary J. Miron, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • Dr. Holly J. Nibert, Department of Spanish
  • Ginger Y. Owen, Frostic School of Art
  • Dr. Susan V. Piazza, Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies
  • Dr. Susan Pozo, Department of Economics
  • Dr. Rika Saito, Department of World Languages and Literatures
  • Dr. Eve Salisbury, Department of English
  • Dr. Laura T. Spielvogel, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr. Ann Veeck, Department of Marketing
  • Dr. Yuan-kang Wang, Department of Sociology