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Faculty excellence: Promotions and tenure 2016

Davide Lazzati, Associate Professor of Physics

Celebrating faculty excellence in science

The College of Science is proud to congratulate the following faculty for receiving promotions and/or tenure for the 2015-16 academic year.

“P&T decisions are one of the most important parts of my job, and it is great to recognize such outstanding faculty,” said Sastry G. Pantula, dean of the College of Science.

“The success of our students is directly related to the success of our faculty. Not only are they leaders in science, but they are also mentors to our students, the next generation of leaders in science.”

Tremendous consideration goes into each promotion and tenure decision. The provost office, the dean’s office, department heads, promotion and tenure committee members, faculty, external reviewers, student evaluation committees, and of course the individual faculty members all spend 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 Promotion and Tenure Committee for devoting a significant time engaged in the intense review process.

Congratulations! You all have earned well-deserved pats on the back.

Chemistry Department

Dr. Marita Barth has been promoted to Senior Instructor I of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2016.

Dr. Chong Fang will be promoted to Associate Professor of Chemistry and granted indefinite tenure, effective September 16, 2016.

Dr. May Nyman will be promoted to Professor of Chemistry and granted indefinite tenure, effective September 16, 2016.

Integrative Biology Department

Dr. Lori Kayes has been promoted to Senior Instructor I of Integrative Biology, effective July 1, 2016.

Dr. Devon Quick has been promoted to Senior Instructor I of Integrative Biology, effective July 1, 2016.

Mathematics Department

Stephanie Bowers has been promoted to Senior Instructor I of Mathematics, effective September 16, 2016.

Dr. Radu Dascaliuc will be promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and granted indefinite tenure, effective September 16, 2016.

Dr. Marie Franzosa has been promoted to Senior Instructor II of Mathematics, effective September 16, 2016.

Scott Peterson has been promoted to Senior Instructor II of Mathematics, effective September 16, 2016.

Lyn Riverstone has been promoted to Senior Instructor I of Mathematics, effective September 16, 2016.

Microbiology Department

Dr. Rebecca Vega-Thurber will be promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and granted indefinite tenure, effective September 16, 2016.

Physics Department

Dr. Davide Lazzati will be granted indefinite tenure as Associate Professor of Physics, effective, September 16, 2016.

Dr. Kenneth Charles(KC) Walsh has been promoted to Senior Instructor I of Physics, effective September 16, 2016.

Statistics Department

Dr. Sarah Emerson will be promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics and granted indefinite tenure, effective September 16, 2016.

Jeffrey Kollath has been to Senior Instructor II of Statistics, effective September 16, 2016.


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