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Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotions or tenure for 65 faculty members on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, KU announced Friday.
The awardees are:
To full professor:
Ruth Ann Atchley, psychology; Luis Corteguera, history; Cynthia Colwell Dunn, music; Stephen Egbert, geography and senior scientist, Kansas Biological Survey; Peter Herlihy, geography; John Hoopes, anthropology; Danny Marfatia, physics and astronomy; Adolfo Matamoros, civil, environmental and architectural engineering; Jeff Moran, history; Michael Murray, physics and astronomy; Susan Scholz, business; Milena Stanislavova, mathematics; John Staniunas, theatre; Jeff Staudinger, pharmacology and toxicology; Sherrie Tucker, American studies; Michael Vitevitch, psychology; and Susan Williams, chemical and petroleum engineering.
To associate professor with tenure:
Brian D. Ackley, molecular biosciences; Christina Bejarano, political science; Caroline Bennett, civil, environmental and architectural engineering; Benjamin Chappell, American studies; Jay Childers, communication studies; Michael M. Davidson, music; Christopher Depcik, mechanical engineering; Claudia L. Dozier, applied behavioral sciences; William Elliott III, social welfare; M. Laird Forrest, pharmaceutical chemistry; Jeff Hall, communication studies; Heidi L. Hallman, curriculum and teaching; David M. Hansen, psychology and research in education; Mark T. Holder, ecology and evolutionary biology; Timothy Jackson, chemistry; David Kevin Johnson, psychology and associate scientist, gerontology; Jay Truman Johnson, geography; Maki Kaneko, art history; ChangHwan Kim, sociology; Prasad Kulkarni, electrical engineering and computer science; Mark Landau, psychology; Tracey LaPierre, sociology; Young-Jin Lee, educational leadership and policy studies; Craig Marshall, geology; Craig McLaughlin, aerospace engineering; David B. Mechem, geography; Meagan Patterson, psychology and research in education; Paul Popiel, music; Gregory Rudnick, physics and astronomy; Argun Saatcioglu, educational leadership and policy studies; Philip Stinson, classics; Belinda Sturm, civil, environmental and architectural engineering; Nina Vyatkina, Germanic language and literatures; Crispin Williams, east Asian languages and cultures; Yan (Diana) Wu, business; and Zheng (Jane) Zhao, business.
James Basham, special education; and Clinton D. Chadwick, business.
To associate librarian:
Amalia Monroe-Gullick, University Libraries; Christopher Steadham, Wheat Law Library; and William Blake Wilson, Wheat Law Library.
Whitney Baker, University Libraries; and Fran Devlin, University Libraries.
In Research and Graduate Studies:
Janis Bulgren, Center for Research on Learning, to research professor; Gaisheng Liu, Kansas Geological Survey, to associate scientist; Kerry Newell, Kansas Geological Survey, to associate scientist; Patricia Noonan, Center for Research on Learning, to associate research professor; and Xinkun Wang, Higuchi Bioscience Center, to associate research professor.
KU also announced promotions or tenure for 56 faculty members at the KU Medical Center.