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Faculty excellence: Promotions and tenure spring 2014

Margie Haak, professor in chemistry

Moving onward and upward

The College of Science is proud to congratulate the following faculty for receiving promotions and/or tenure this spring.

“Congratulations on your exceptional achievements which have earned you promotion and/or tenure,” says College of Science dean Sastry Pantula.

“Your efforts are instrumental in advancing the College, building a vibrant research center and creating a stimulating learning environment for our science students and the OSU community at large.”

Tremendous consideration goes into each promotion and tenure decision. The dean’s office, department chairs, promotions and tenure committee members, faculty, external reviewers, students who offer letters of support, and of course the individual faculty member spends many hours preparing, processing and reviewing the documentation. The process is extremely rigorous in order to award the best candidates for promotion and/or tenure.

Special thanks to our College of Science Promotions and Tenure Committee for devoting a significant time this spring engaged in the review process.

Biochemistry & Biophysics Department

Dr. Kevin Ahern has been appointed as Full Professor in Biochemistry and Biophysics and granted indefinite tenure, effective September 16, 2014.

Dr. Adrian Gombart has been awarded indefinite tenure as Associate Professor in Biochemistry and Biophysics, effective September 16, 2014.

Chemistry Department

Margie Haak will be promoted to Senior Instructor II of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2014.

Dr. Richard Nafshun will be promoted to Senior Instructor II of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2014.

Dr. Christine Pastorek will be promoted to Senior Instructor II of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2014.

Mathematics Department

Dr. Nathan Gibson will be promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematics and granted indefinite tenure, effective September 16, 2014.

Dr. Stephen Scarborough will be promoted to Senior Instructor 1, effective September 16, 2014.

Physics Department

Dr. David Roundy will be promoted to Associate Professor of Physics and granted indefinite tenure, effective September 16, 2014.

Dr. Guenter Schneider will be promoted to Associate Professor of Physics and granted indefinite tenure, effective September 16, 2014.