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Chancellor announces faculty awarded promotion and tenure for 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The bronze Jayhawk statue in front of Strong Hall, KU's central administration building.LAWRENCE — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 88 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses.

Girod, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Neeli Bendapudi, who chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure on the Lawrence campus, and Dr. Robert Simari, executive vice chancellor at the KU Medical Center, issued a joint statement of congratulations.

“KU’s dedicated scholars and educators address the challenges of our changing world and ensure this university moves forward as a major research institution. Congratulations to the exceptional faculty and researchers who’ve reached the next milestone in their careers. Across all our campuses, KU faculty deliver comprehensive research and outstanding educational experiences and take part in professional, clinical and service activities required of their fields. Their enthusiasm and involvement further our mission of educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world. The commitment they have to ensure students succeed is inspiring.

“The University Committees on Promotion and Tenure on both campuses did an excellent job evaluating the many eligible candidates. We hope the entire university will join us in recognizing and cheering these educators who have devoted their talents and energy to uphold the institution's ideals through research, teaching and service.”

At the KU Lawrence and Edwards campuses

To professor

  • Shawn Alexander, African & African-American studies
  • Nancy Brady, speech-language-hearing
  • Julia Broxholm, music
  • Paula Fite, applied behavioral science/psychology
  • Alison Gabriele, linguistics
  • Phil Gallagher, health, sport & exercise sciences
  • Heidi Hallman, curriculum & teaching
  • Timothy Jackson, chemistry
  • Jay Johnson, geography & atmospheric science
  • ChangHwan Kim, sociology
  • Terry Koenig, social welfare
  • Prasad Kulkarni, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Stuart Macdonald, molecular biosciences
  • David Mechem, geography & atmospheric science
  • Yoonmi Nam, visual art
  • Mariya Omelicheva, political science
  • Forrest Pierce, music
  • Paul Popiel, music
  • Eugene Rankey, geology
  • Gregory Rudnick, physics & astronomy
  • Paola Sanguinetti, architecture
  • Steven Schrock, civil engineering
  • Antonio Simoes, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Dave Tell, communication studies
  • Marta Vicente, history
  • Nina Vyatkina, Germanic languages & literatures

To senior scientist/professor

  • Daniel Reuman, Kansas Biological Survey, ecology & evolutionary biology

To clinical professor

  • Elizabeth Cateforis, law
  • Karen Moeller, pharmacy practice

To associate professor with tenure

  • Becci Akin, social welfare
  • Reza Barati, chemical & petroleum engineering
  • Jane Barnette, theatre
  • Marie Grace Brown, history
  • Wai-Lun Chan, physics & astronomy
  • Thomas DeLuca, educational leadership & policy studies
  • Phillip Drake, English
  • Kelsie Forbush, psychology
  • Terri Friedline, social welfare
  • Erin Frykholm, philosophy
  • Brian Gordon, health, sport & exercise sciences
  • Tim Hossler, design
  • Marike Janzen, humanities
  • David Jarmolowicz, applied behavioral science
  • Kij Bergdis Johnson, English
  • Megan Kaminski, English
  • Ani Kokobobo, Slavic languages & literatures
  • Thomas Kubick, accounting
  • Jennifer Kurth, special education
  • Jonathan Lamb, English
  • Bradley Lane, public affairs & administration
  • Yexin “Jessica” Li, marketing
  • Jason Matejkowski, social welfare
  • Veronique Mathieu, music
  • Andrew McKenzie, linguistics
  • Sanako Mitsugi, East Asian languages & cultures
  • James Moreno, dance
  • David Rahn, geography & atmospheric science
  • Emily Rauscher, sociology
  • Sarah Robins, philosophy
  • Benjamin Rosenthal, visual art
  • Robert Schwaller, history
  • Paul Stock, sociology/environmental studies
  • Peter Zazzali, theatre
  • Yong Zeng, chemistry
  • Andrew Zinn, social welfare

KU Libraries

  • Michiko Ito, to librarian
  • Rebecca Schulte, to librarian
  • R. Scott Hanrath, to associate librarian with tenure
  • Musa Olaka, to associate librarian with tenure

Academic staff promotion, effective Fiscal Year 2018

  • Vicki Collie-Akers, Life Span Institute, to associate research professor
  • Justin Douglas, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab, to senior scientist
  • Scott Harris, communication studies, to senior specialist
  • Jon Smith, Kansas Geological Survey, to associate scientist

 

At KU Medical Center

To professor, previously tenured

  • In-Young Choi, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Neurology
  • Lane Christenson, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
  • George Enders, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Paige Geiger, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
  • Tomoo Iwakuma, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Cancer Biology
  • Kim Kimminau, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Family Medicine
  • Alexey Ladokhin, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Biochemistry
  • Phil Lee, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
  • Jules Nazzaro, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Neurosurgery
  • Soumen Paul, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Brenda Rongish, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • John Stanford, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
  • John Thyfault, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

To professor, tenure awarded

  • Nelda Godfrey, School of Nursing - Kansas City
  • Jean Hall, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Health Policy & Management

To associate professor with tenure

  • Devin Koestler, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Biostatistics
  • Tiangang Li, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics
  • Crystal Lumpkins, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Family Medicine
  • Michele Pritchard, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics
  • Carla Sabus, School of Health Professions - Kansas City Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, Zamierowski Institute for Experiential Learning
  • Jeffrey Statland, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Neurology

To professor (affiliate track, Stowers Institute, volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Jennifer Gerton, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Biochemistry

To professor on clinical scholar track (nontenure track)

  • Daniel Aires, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Kathleen Davis, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Pediatrics
  • Edward Hunter, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Mehrdad Maz, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Prashant Pandya, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Yelizaveta Shnayder, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Otolaryngology

To associate professor on clinical scholar track (nontenure track)

  • Raed Al-Rajabi, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Ryan Ash, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Radiology
  • John Bonino, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • James Butterworth, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Katie Dennis, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Peter DiPasco, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Surgery
  • Wissam El Atrouni, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Thomas Fahrbach, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Radiology
  • Carrie Francis, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Otolaryngology
  • Selina Gierer, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Aditi Gupta, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Kassem Hammoud, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Gretchen Homan, School of Medicine - Wichita Department of Pediatrics
  • R. Sean Jackson, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Seth Jacob, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Anesthesiology
  • Rudruidee Karnchanasorn, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Nicole Klaus, School of Medicine - Wichita Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Lindy Landzaat, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Colleen Lechtenberg, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Neurology
  • John Leever, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Radiology
  • Heather Male, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Kirk Miller, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Radiology
  • Tara Neil, School of Medicine - Wichita Department of Family & Community Medicine
  • Kelli Netson, School of Medicine - Wichita Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Jody Olson, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Mark Perry, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Radiology
  • Lewis Satterwhite, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Elena Sidorenko, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Ashley Simmons, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Christian Sinclair, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Margaret Smith, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Family Medicine
  • Mohammad Taha, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Jamie Wagner, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine

To professor (clinical track, nontenture track)

  • Priyanka Sharma, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine

To clinical professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Debora Daniels, School of Health Professions - Kansas City Department of Hearing & Speech
  • Charles McGuire, School of Medicine - Wichita Department of Radiology

To clinical professor (clinical track, volunteer, nontenure track)

  • John Gatti, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Urology
  • Talkad Raghuveer, School of Medicine - Wichita Department of Pediatrics
  • Robert Weatherly, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Otolaryngology

To clinical associate professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Martha Baird, School of Nursing - Kansas City
  • Wendi Born, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Family Medicine
  • Philip Dooley, School of Medicine - Wichita Department of Family & Community Medicine
  • Kathrin Husmann, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Neurology
  • Kelly Kreisler, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Pediatrics
  • Courtney Marsh, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ziyan Pessetto, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Annie Reising, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Tahira Zufer, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Family Medicine

To clinical associate professor (clinical track, volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Sheryl Beard, School of Medicine - Wichita Department of Family & Community Medicine
  • Amy Curry, School of Medicine - Wichita Department of Family & Community Medicine
  • Sarah Houssayni, School of Medicine - Wichita Department of Family & Community Medicine
  • Daniel Prohaska, School of Medicine - Wichita Department of Orthopaedics
  • Yeruva Madhu Reddy, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Trip Zorn, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Surgery

To clinical assistant professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Breah Chambers, School of Nursing - Kansas City
  • Alyson Luckenbach, School of Nursing - Kansas City
  • Elizabeth Young, School of Nursing - Kansas City

To professor (educator track, with tenure)

  • Ellen Averett, School of Medicine - Kansas City Department of Health Policy & Management

To research associate professor (research track, nontenure track)

  • Emily Cramer, School of Nursing - Kansas City

To research associate professor (research track, volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Jessie Huisinga, School of Health Professions - Kansas City Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science.
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