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Faculty promotions approved by trustees

July 16, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The promotions of 45 faculty members at Western Michigan University were approved July 16 by the WMU Board of Trustees.

Twenty-four faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor and 20 to associate professor. One additional faculty member was promoted to the position of master faculty specialist. All promotions are effective with the beginning of the 2003-04 academic year.

The faculty members and their departments, by the academic rank to which they are being promoted, are:

Professor: Dr. E. Brooks Applegate, educational studies; Dr. Ben J. Atchison, occupational therapy; Dr. Jody A. Brylinsky, health, physical education and recreation; Dr. David L. Code, music; Dr. John B. Dilworth, philosophy; Dr. Marianne Frauenknecht, health, physical education and recreation; Dr. John W. Gesink, electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Bernard T. Han, business and information systems; Dr. Joan F. Herrington, theatre; Dr. Bharti J. Katbamna, speech pathology and audiology; Dr. Daniel Kujawski, mechanical and aeronautical engineering; Dr. David E. Little, music; Dr. Ali M. Metwalli, finance and commercial law; Dr. John Saillant, English; Dr. Ajay A. Samant, finance and commercial law; Dr. Frank L. Severance, electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Ralph Tanner, electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Mercedes Tasende, foreign languages; Dr. Grace C. Tiffany, English; Dr. Gregory Veeck, geography; Dr. Allen Webb, English; Dr. Gary L. Wegenke, college of education; Dr. Elizabeth Whitten, educational studies; and Dr. Quiji (Jim) Zhu, mathematics.

Associate professor: Dr. Paula S. Brush, sociology; Dr. Daniel P. Cassidy, geosciences; Dr. Charles Emerson, geography; James H. Kendrick, community health services; Dr. Steven Kohler, environmental studies; Dr. David Lemberg, geography; Dr. Debra Lindstrom-Hazel, occupational therapy; Dr. Vincent Lyon-Callo, anthropology; Dr. Allison J. McFarland, health, physical education and recreation; Dr. Timothy J. Michael, health, physical education and recreation; Dr. Damon A. Miller, electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Tabitha Mingus, mathematics; Dr. James R. Palmitessa, history; Dr. David S. Reinhold, chemistry; Roberta J. Schultz, marketing; Dr. Christina Stamper, management; Dr. Gwen A. Tarbox, English; Dr. Ann Veeck, marketing; Dr. Bret Wagner, management; and Dr. Steven Ziebarth, mathematics.

Master Faculty Specialist: Thomas C. Marks, Career Language Center for International Students.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu


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