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05/09/2014

Tenure, Promotions and Emeritus Status Announced for Faculty

Quick Facts

 The 11 retiring faculty members have contributed a combined total of 249 years of service.
 Seven faculty members were granted tenure.
 There were 23 faculty members promoted to professor or associate professor.

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Winthrop University Board of Trustees approved 11 retiring faculty members for emeritus status and heard about the latest faculty tenure and promotions at the May 9 board meeting.

The 11 retiring faculty members have contributed a combined total of 249 years of service. They are: Carlos Caballero, assistant professor of mathematics; J. William Click, professor of mass communication; Rory Cornish, professor of history; James Scott Ely, associate professor of English (posthumous); Robert Gorman, professor of library science; Heakyung Lee, professor of mathematics; Susan Lyman, associate professor of social work; Ameda Manetta, associate professor of social work; Mesgun Sebhatu, professor of physics; Pravda Stoeva-Popova, associate professor of biology; and Jonatha Vare, professor of education.

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.

The seven faculty members granted tenure are: in the College of Arts and Sciences, Heather Evans-Anderson, biology; and Jason Hulbert, chemistry; in the College of Business Administration, Willis Lewis and Brooke Stanley, finance; in the Richard W. Riley College of Education, Lisa Harris, counseling, leadership and educational studies; Diana Murdock, curriculum and pedagogy; and in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Kristen Wonderlich, music.

There were 23 faculty members promoted to professor or associate professor. Promoted to the rank of professor are: in the College of Arts and Sciences, Adolphus Belk, political science; Jack DeRochi, English; Jennifer Disney, political science; Robin Lammi, chemistry; Merry Sleigh-Ritzer, psychology; Takita Sumter, chemistry; and Kristi Westover, biology; in the College of Business Administration, Emma Jane Riddle, management; Will Thacker, computer science; Richard W. Riley College of Education, Lisa Johnson, education; Elke Schneider and Bradley Witzel, counseling, leadership and educational studies; in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Gerry Derksen, design; and L.H. Dickert, music.

Promoted to the rank of associate professor from assistant professor are: in the College of Arts and Sciences, Heather Evans-Anderson, biology; Jason Hurlbert, chemistry; and Maria Clara Paulino, interdisciplinary studies; in the College of Business Administration, Willis Lewis and Brooke Stanley, finance; in the Richard W. Riley College of Education, Lisa Harris, counseling, leadership and educational studies; and Diana Murdock, curriculum and pedagogy; and in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Jennifer Belk, interior design; and Kristen Wonderlich, music.

For more information, please contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or email longshawj@winthrop.edu.


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