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Trustees approve promotions of 36 faculty members

June 26, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- The promotions of 36 faculty members at Western Michigan University were approved June 26 by the WMU Board of Trustees.

Twenty faculty members were promoted to full professors and 16 to associate professors. All promotions are effective with the beginning of the 1998-99 academic year.

The faculty members and their departments, by the academic rank to which they are being promoted, are: professor -- Dr. Roberta M. Allen, business information systems; Dr. Craig S. Arnold, music; Dr. Thomas C. Bailey, English; Dr. Jan L. Bedrosian, speech pathology and audiology; Dr. Debra S. Berkey, health, physical education and recreation; Dr. David A. Burnie, finance and commercial law; Dr. Sung G. Chung, physics; Dr. Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, English; Dr. Ajay K. Gupta, computer science; Dr. David J. Hartmann, sociology; Marcia A. Kingsley, University libraries; Renata A. Knific, music; Dr. Joseph Kretovics, education and professional development; Dr. Bernardine M. Lacey, nursing; Dr. Hanjoon Lee, marketing; Dr. David M. Lyth, industrial and manufacturing engineering; Dr. Robert F. Reck, marketing; Dr. Cynthia Running-Johnson, foreign languages and literatures; Frederick Z. Sitkins, industrial and manufacturing engineering; and Lindsey A. Thomas, dance.

Associate professor -- Dr. Lisa E. Baker, psychology; Dr. Robert J. Bensley, health, physical education and recreation; Dr. Karen R. Blaisure, counselor education and counseling psychology; Dr. Sylvia Culp, philosophy; Dr. Wendy Z. Ford, communication; Dr. Matthew L. Higgins, economics; Dr. Catherine J. Julien, history; Dr. C.R. Krishnaswamy, finance and commercial law; Dr. Lisa Paulius, physics; Dr. Craig A. Peterson, finance and commercial law; Dr. G. Thomas Ray, education and professional development; Dr. Wendy Rose, music; Dr. Larry J. Simon, history; Dr. Zoann K. Snyder-Joy, sociology; Patricia B. Viard, family and consumer sciences; and Dr. Qiji Zhu, mathematics and statistics.

Media contact: Ruth Stevens, 616 387-8400, ruth.stevens@wmich.edu


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