Kansas University has announced decisions on promotions and tenure for faculty on its Lawrence campus.
The following appointments have been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents:
To full professor
Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka, theatre and women, gender and sexuality studies; Mahasweta Banerjee, social welfare; Philip Barnard, English; Nancy Baym, communication studies; Tailan Chi, business; Heather Desaire, chemistry; Rick Devlin, geology; Luis Gonzalez, geology; Stephen Hasiotis, geology; John Kelly, ecology and evolutionary biology; Jenn-Tai Liang, chemical and petroleum engineering; Erik Lundquist, molecular biosciences; Charles Marsh, journalism; Mikhail Medvedev, physics and astronomy; Robert Parsons, civil, environmental and architectural engineering; Mahbub Rasdid, architecture; Sherri Rice, curriculum and teaching; Margaret Severson, social welfare; Ric Steele, psychology and applied behavioral sciences; Daniel Stevenson, religious studies; Andrew Torrance, law; Jon Tunge, chemistry; and Melanie Wilson, law.
To associate professor with tenure
Yoshiaki Azuma, molecular biosciences; Rafe Brown, ecology and evolutionary biology and Natural History Museum; Julia Broxholm, music; Matthew Burke, visual art; Paulyn Cartwright, ecology and evolutionary biology; Kelly Chong, sociology; Wai Chong, civil, environmental and architectural engineering; Gregory Cushman, history; David Davido, molecular biosciences; Roberto de Guzman, molecular biosciences; Alesha Doan, political science; Alison Gabriele, linguistics; Omri Gillath, psychology; Holly Goerdel, public administration; Majid Hannoum, anthropology, African and African-American studies; Jun Luke Huan, electrical engineering and computer sciences; Wonpil Im, molecular bioscience/bioinformatics; Toni Johnson, social welfare; Dongbin Kim, educational leadership and policy studies; Johnny Kim, social welfare; Jeong-Yeon Lee, business; Carl Leuschen, electrical engineering and computer science; Brent Metz, anthropology; Ebenezer Obadare, sociology; Myunghyun Oh, mathematics; Yajaira Padilla, Spanish and Portuguese; Lizette Peter, curriculum and teaching; Forrest L. Pierce, music; Eugene Rankey, geology; Scott Reinardy, journalism; Samira Sayeh, French and Italian; Paul Scott, French and Italian; Steven Spooner, music; Kimberly Swanson, French and Italian; Michael Taylor, geology; William Torrence, linguistics; Kim Warren, history; and Nathaniel Wood, history.
To tenure only
Suman Mallik, business; James Sterbenz, electrical engineering and computer science.
To associate librarian with tenure
Tami Albin; Jon Giullian.
To full librarian
To tenure only librarians
To clinical professor
Jean Philips, law; Suzanne Valdez, law.
Research and graduate studies
Kathleen Baggett, Life Span Institute, to associate research professor; Joseph Buzhardt Jr., Life Span Institute, to associate research professor; Jianwen Fang, molecular structures group, to associate scientist; Craig Freeman, Kansas Biological Survey, to senior scientist; David Lindeman, Life Span Institute, to senior scientist; Stan Charles McCool, Tertiary Oil Recovery Project, to senior scientist; Susan Palmer, Life Span Institute, to research professor; Wendy Parent, Life Span Institute, to research professor.