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06/10/2013

Tenure, Promotions and Emeritus Status Announced for Faculty

Quick Facts

 The 10 retiring faculty members have contributed a combined total of 185 years of service.
 The Division of Academic Affairs also presented at the June 7 Board of Trustees meeting the names of the faculty members who earned tenure or promotion after an extensive review process this year.

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Debra Boyd
ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Winthrop Board of Trustees approved 10 retiring faculty members for emeritus status and heard about the latest faculty tenure and promotions at the June 7 quarterly meeting.

The 10 retiring faculty members have contributed a combined total of 185 years of service. They are: Kent Foster, associate professor of computer science; Kenneth Gordon, professor of Spanish and department chair; Ron Green, professor and former chair of social work; Susan Green, professor of education; Barbara Heinemann, associate professor of Spanish; Danella Kasparek, assistant professor of education; Cecile Leung, professor of French; Marguerite Quintelli-Neary, professor of English; Jean Wells, assistant professor at Dacus Library; and Mary Beth Young, associate professor of dance.

The Division of Academic Affairs also presented the names of the faculty members who earned tenure or promotion after an extensive review process this year. Faculty members received notification in late April from President Anthony DiGiorgio about these awards.

Debra Boyd, vice president for academic affairs, noted that “these faculty members have performed well in all areas of evaluation and have made substantial contributions to student learning and development, scholarship in their disciplines, and professional stewardship. Their commitment to our students and their support of the university are noteworthy.”

The 18 faculty members granted tenure are: in the College of Arts and Sciences, Matthew Hayes, psychology; Robert Prickett, English; Joseph Rusinko, mathematics; and Scott Werts, geology; in the College of Business Administration, Melissa Carsten and Malayka Klimchak, management; Barbara Pierce, accounting; and Laura Ullrich, economics; in the Richard W. Riley College of Education, Judy Britt, elementary education; Kelly Costner, middle level education; Jennifer Jordan, counseling; Debra Leach, special education; Kavin Ming, reading; Tenisha Powell, early childhood education; and Susan Reichelt, family and consumer science; and in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, David Wohl, theatre; Stephanie Milling, dance; and Jason Tselentis, design.

There were 18 faculty members promoted to professor or associate professor. Promoted to the rank of professor are: in the College of Arts and Sciences, Leigh Armistead, psychology; in the Richard W. Riley College of Education, Shelley Hamill, PE/health; and in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Tom Stanley, Marge Moody and Shaun Cassidy, fine arts; and Katherine Kinsey, music.

Promoted to the rank of associate professor from assistant professor are: in the College of Arts and Sciences, Matthew Hayes, psychology; Robert Prickett, English; Joseph Rusinko, mathematics; and Scott Werts, geology; in the College of Business Administration, Melissa Carsten and Malayka Klimchak, management; and in the Richard W. Riley College of Education, Judy Britt, elementary education; Kelly Costner, middle level education; Debra Leach, special education; Kavin Ming, reading; Tenisha Powell, early childhood education; and Janet Wojcik, exercise science.

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