Promotions for 63, Tenure for 40 Kansas State University Faculty Members

MANHATTAN — Sixty-three Kansas State University faculty members are receiving promotions in rank, while 40 faculty members are earning tenure. ksu seal

The promotions include 24 faculty members to the rank of full professor, 39 faculty members to the rank of associate professor with tenure and one associate professor was granted tenure. The promotions and tenure go into effect at the start of the university’s 2015 fiscal year on June 8.

Earning promotion to full professor are:Patricia Ackerman, arts, sciences and business; Katsura Asano, biology; Gary Brase, psychological sciences; Fred Burrack, music, theatre, and dance, and assessment office; Bongsug Chae, management; Kathy Brockway, arts, sciences and business; Geraldine Craig, art; Sunanda Dissanayake, civil engineering; Bill Dunn, mechanical and nuclear engineering; Asad Esmaeily, civil engineering; Philip Gayle, economics; Fred Guzek, arts, sciences and business; Stacy Hutchinson, biological and agricultural engineering; Takashi Ito, chemistry; Rhonda Janke, horticulture, forestry and recreation resources; Kimberly Kramer, architectural engineering and construction science; Laszlo Kulcsar, sociology, anthropology and social work; Melody LeHew, apparel, textiles, and interior design; Max Lu, geography; Mitchell Neilsen, computing and information sciences; Lorena Passarelli, biology; David Renter, diagnostic medicine/pathobiology; Alysia Starkey, K-State Salina library; and Anna Zolkiewska, biochemistry and molecular biophysics.

Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are: Kevin Bernstein, art; Ivan Blank, mathematics; Cheryl Boyer, horticulture, forestry and recreation resources; Sonya Britt, family studies and human services; Jason Brody, landscape architecture/regional & community planning; Marcellus Caldas, geography; Gayle Doll, family studies and human services; Teresa Douthit, animal sciences and industry; Jessica Falcone, sociology, anthropology and social work; Alisa Garni, sociology, anthropology and social work; Howard Hahn, landscape architecture/regional & community planning; Brianne Heidbreder, political science; Kim Hiller Connell, apparel, textiles, and interior design; Nathan Howe, architecture; Daniel Hoyt, English; Jon Hunt, landscape architecture/regional & community planning; Hyung-Chan Kim, apparel, textiles, and interior design; Katie Kingery-Page, landscape architecture/regional & community planning; Alison Knoblauch, English; Vinod Kumarappan, physics; Katrina Lewis, interior architecture & product design; Brian Lindshield, human nutrition; Cynthia Logan, K-State Libraries undergraduate and community services; Steven Maxwell, music, theatre, and dance; Brian McCornack, entomology; Lisa Melander, sociology, anthropology and social work; Kara Northway, English; Joshua Oppenheim, music, theatre, and dance; Lisa Pohlman, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Natalia Rojkovskaia, mathematics; Richard Rosenkranz, human nutrition; Shireen Roshanravan, women’s studies; Kevin Sauer, hospitality management and dietetics; Ben Stark; music, theatre, and dance; Joe Sutliff Sanders, English; Robert Szoszkiewicz, physics; Patricia Thompson, music, theatre, and dance; Mary Tolar, educational leadership; and Ilia Zharkov, mathematics.

Earning tenure is Vibhavari Jani, associate professor of interior architecture & product design.

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