WMU trustees approve faculty tenure and promotions

contact: Cheryl Roland
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees approved the tenure of 23 faculty members and promotions of 33 faculty members at its June 3 meeting, effective with the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

Faculty granted tenure

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

  • David Areaux, Department of Physician Assistant.
  • Dr. David Benac, Department of History.
  • Dr. Scott Boerma, School of Music.
  • Dr. James Cousins, Department of History.
  • Dr. Amy Damashek, Department of Psychology.
  • Linda Dove, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Dr. Andrzej Dudek, Department of Mathematics.
  • Dr. Lofton Durham, Department of Theatre.
  • Kathleen Langan, University Libraries.
  • Glen Langworthy, Department of Aviation Sciences.
  • Dr. Adam Manley, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Dr. Dennis McCrumb, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology.
  • Dennis McFall, Department of Aviation Sciences.
  • Dr. Heather McGee, Department of Psychology.
  • Dr. Alhassan Mumuni, Department of Marketing.
  • Dominic Nicolai, Department of Aviation Sciences.
  • Dr. Natalio Ohanna, Department of Spanish.
  • Dr. Staci Perryman-Clark, Department of English.
  • Dr. Timothy Ready, Department of Sociology.
  • Ryan Seiler, Department of Aviation Sciences.
  • Yuanliang Sun, Frostic School of Art.
  • Kathryn Wagner, Department of Theatre.
  • James Whittles, Department of Aviation Sciences.

Faculty promoted to professor

  • Dr. Ala Al-Fuqaha, Department of Computer Science.
  • Dr. Julie Apker, School of Communication.
  • Michele Behr, University Libraries.
  • Sue Ellen Christian, School of Communication.
  • David Curwen, Department of Dance.
  • Dr. Jill Hermann-Wilmarth, Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies.
  • Dr. Ok-Kyeong Kim, Department of Mathematics.
  • Dr. Mustafa Mirzeler, Department of English.
  • Dr. Mustafa Mughazy, Department of World Languages and Literatures.
  • Dr. Debasri Mukherjee, Department of Economics.
  • Dr. Jennifer Palthe, Department of Management.
  • Dr. Shaila Rao, Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies.
  • Dr. Gwendolynn Rose, School of Music.
  • Dr. Kevin Wanner, Department of Comparative Religion.
  • Dr. Kristina Wirtz, Department of Anthropology.
  • Dr. Takashi Yoshida, Department of History.

Faculty promoted to associate professor

  • David Areaux, Department of Physician Assistant.
  • Dr. Amy Damashek, Department of Psychology.
  • Dr. Andrzej Dudek, Department of Mathematics.
  • Dr. Lofton Durham, Department of Theatre.
  • Kathleen Langan, University Libraries.
  • Dr. Adam Manley, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Dr. Heather McGee, Department of Psychology.
  • Dr. Natalio Ohanna, Department of Spanish.
  • Dr. Staci Perryman-Clark, Department of English.
  • Yuanliang Sun, Frostic School of Art.
  • Kathryn Wagner, Department of Theatre.

Faculty promoted to Master Faculty Specialist

  • Dr. James Cousins, Department of History.
  • Bryce Dickey, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Dr. Mary Peterson, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Faculty promoted to Faculty Specialist II

  • Dr. Tracy DeMars, Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies.
  • Linda Dove, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Annette Hamel, School of Communication.

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Other news from the June 3 Board of Trustees meeting
Trustees vote to keep WMU within the state tuition cap | June 3, 2015
Board approves WMU 2015-16 operating budget of $388 million | June 3, 2015