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Chancellor announces faculty awarded promotion and tenure for fall 2017

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

LAWRENCE — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 62 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 77 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses.

Chancellor Gray-Little, along with Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Neeli Bendapudi, who chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure on the Lawrence campus, and Dr. Douglas Girod, executive vice chancellor at the KU Medical Center, issued a joint statement of congratulations.

“This is an important career milestone achieved only by exceptional faculty and researchers. They are to be congratulated. KU’s dedicated scholars and educators are addressing the challenges of our changing world and driving this university forward as a major research institution. The faculty on our dynamic campuses deliver comprehensive research and outstanding educational experiences, and take part in professional, clinical and service activities required of their field. Their service, passion for their disciplines, and dedication to students is inspiring and is at the core of KU’s vision to educate leaders, build healthy communities and make discoveries that change the world.

“The University Committees on Promotion and Tenure on both campuses did an excellent job evaluating the many eligible candidates. We encourage all members of the university community to reach out to these educators and share appreciation for their hard work.”

At the KU Lawrence and Edwards Campuses

To full professor

  • Yoshiaki Azuma, molecular bioscience
  • Tamara Baker-Thomas, psychology
  • Barbara Barnett, journalism & mass communications
  • Barbara Bradley, curriculum & teaching
  • Paulyn Cartwright, ecology & evolutionary biology
  • Clint Chadwick, business
  • Stuart Day, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Stephen Dickey, Slavic languages and literatures
  • Tamara Falicov, film & media studies
  • Laird Forrest, pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Lisa Friis, mechanical engineering
  • Omri Gillath, psychology
  • Nils Gore, architecture
  • Tanya Hartman, visual art
  • P. Scott Hefty, molecular bioscience
  • Lena Hileman, ecology & evolutionary biology
  • Tien Lee, journalism & mass communications
  • Steve Leisring, music
  • Xingong Li, geography & atmospheric science
  • Patricia Lowe, educational psychology
  • Margaret Marco, music
  • Sanjay Mishra, business
  • Mary Morningstar, special education
  • Robert Moyle, ecology & evolutionary biology/senior curator, Biodiversity Institute
  • Uma Outka, law, with tenure
  • Steve Spooner, music
  • Michael Taylor, geology
  • Jonathan Templin, educational psychology
  • Georgios Tsoflias, geology
  • Margot Versteeg, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Yan Zhang, communication studies
  • Hui Zhao, physics & astronomy

To Associate Professor with Tenure

  • Ferhat Akbas, business
  • Ryan Altman, medicinal chemistry
  • Mazhar Arikan, business
  • Peter Bobkowski, journalism & mass communications
  • Jody Brook, social welfare
  • Hongyi Cai, civil, environmental & architectural engineering
  • Hyesun Cho, curriculum & teaching
  • Jacob Dakon, music
  • Elizabeth Esch, American studies
  • Germain Halegoua, film & media studies
  • Trent Herda, health, sport & exercise science
  • Yunfeng Jiang, mathematics
  • Michael Kirkendoll, music
  • Melinda Leko, special education
  • Fengjun Li, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Adi Masli, business
  • Erik Scott, history
  • Shuanglin Shao, mathematics
  • Randy Stotler, geology
  • Jason Travers, special education
  • Yang Yi, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Jiso Yoon, political science

Tenure only

  • Joe Colistra, associate professor, design
  • Suzanne Shontz, associate professor, electrical engineering & computer science

KU Libraries

  • Jon Giullian, to librarian                     
  • Elspeth Healey, to associate librarian

Academic staff promotion, effective Fiscal Year 2017

  • Marcellino Berardo, Applied English Center, to associate specialist                          
  • Elizabeth Gould, Applied English Center, to associate specialist                              
  • Jude Kastens, Kansas Biological Survey, to associate research professor      
  • Molly Steed, Pharmacy Practice, to clinical associate professor         

 

At the KU Medical Center Campuses

To professor (previously tenured)

  • Navneet Dhillon, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Wen-Xing Ding, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics
  • Aron Fenton, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Joseph Fontes, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Patricia Kluding, School of Health Professions Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
  • Xiaogang Li, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Jonathan Mahnken, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Biostatistics
  • Susana Patton, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Pediatrics
  • Liskin Swint-Kruse, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Shahid Umar, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Surgery
  • Darren Wallace, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • John Wood, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
  • Wolfram Zueckert, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology

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

  • Kausik Si, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

To associate professor with tenure

  • Brian Andrews, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Julie Carlsten Christianson, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Qi Chen, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics
  • Jeremy Chien, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Cancer Biology
  • Babalola Faseru, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Moben Mirza, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Urology
  • Reena Rao, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Irfan Saadi, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Ryan Schroeder, School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Psychiatry
  • Chad Slawson, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Pamela Tran, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Jo Wick, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Biostatistics

To associate professor on clinical scholar track (nontenure track)

  • Michael Abraham, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Neurology
  • John Ashcraft, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Surgery
  • Dhaval Bhavsar, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Plastic Surgery
  • James Birch Jr., School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Family Medicine
  • Roukoz Chamoun, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Neurosurgery
  • Koji Ebersole, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Neurosurgery
  • Shelby Fishback, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Radiology
  • Kiran Kakarala, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Otolaryngology
  • Shobana Kubendran, School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Pediatrics
  • Michael Lewis, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Pediatrics
  • Joel Mermis, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Jay Nachtigal, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Anesthesiology
  • Atta Nawabi, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Surgery
  • Jeffrey Norvell, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Alan Reeves, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Radiology
  • Dawood Sayed, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Anesthesiology
  • Siddharthan Sivamurthy, School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Pediatrics
  • Tracy Williams, School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Abdulraheem Yacoub, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine

To professor on clinical scholar track (nontenure track)

  • Wendy Biggs, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Family Medicine
  • Paul Camarata, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Neurosurgery
  • Deon Cox Hayley, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Mark Cunningham, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Talal Khan, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Anesthesiology
  • Monica Kurylo, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Science
  • Da Zhang, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Timothy Schmitt, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Surgery

To clinical assistant professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Regina “Gina” H. Johnson, School of Nursing-Kansas City
  • Heather Nelson-Brantley, School of Nursing-Kansas City

To clinical associate professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • LaVerne Manos, School of Nursing-Kansas City

To clinical associate professor (clinical track, full-time, nontenure track)

  • Marc Parrish, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

To clinical associate professor (clinical track, part-time, nontenure track)

  • Susan Sharp, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Science
  • Utku Uysal, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Neurology

To clinical professor (clinical track, part-time, nontenure track)

  • Joy Weydert, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Pediatrics

To professor (clinical track, part-time, nontenure track)

  • Amit Rastogi, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine

To professor (clinical track, volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Sharad Mathur, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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

  • Rajat Barua, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Internal Medicine
  • Eric Ecklund-Johnson, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Neurology
  • Akash Joshi, School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Radiology
  • Caleb Pearson, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Neurology
  • Wassim Shaheen, School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Internal Medicine
  • Shadi Shahouri, School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Internal Medicine
  • Erin Stahl, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Ophthalmology
  • Patty Tenofsky, School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Surgery
  • Jonathan Wilcher, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Emergency Medicine

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

  • Rangarai Selvarangan, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

To associate professor (educator track, part-time, with tenure)

  • C. Scott Owings, School of Medicine-Salina Department of Family Medicine

To professor (educator track, full-time, with tenure)

  • Nancy Davis, School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Family and Community Medicine

To research associate professor (research track, part-time, nontenure track)

  • Gina Berg, School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Family and Community Medicine

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

  • Matthew Gibson, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

To research associate professor (research track, full-time, nontenure track)

  • Eric Vidoni, School of Medicine-Kansas City Department of Neurology
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