Faculty promotions, tenure announced

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved the following promotions and appointments of tenure at KU.

TO FULL PROFESSOR

Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka, theatre and women, gender and sexuality studies

Mahasweta Banerjee, social welfare

Philip Barnard, English

Nancy Baym, communication studies

Tailan Chi, business

Heather Desaire, chemistry

Rick Devlin, geology

Luis Gonzalez, geology

Stephen Hasiotis, geology

John Kelly, ecology and evolutionary biology

Jenn-Tai Liang, chemical and petroleum engineering

Erik Lundquist, molecular biosciences

Charles Marsh, journalism

Mikhail Medvedev, physics and astronomy

Robert Parsons, civil, environmental and architectural engineering

Mahbub Rasdid, architecture

Sherri Rice, curriculum and teaching

Margaret Severson, social welfare

Ric Steele, psychology and applied behavioral sciences

Daniel Stevenson, religious studies

Andrew Torrance, law

Jon Tunge, chemistry

Melanie Wilson, law

TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WITH TENURE

Yoshiaki Azuma, molecular biosciences

Rafe Brown, ecology and evolutionary biology and Natural History Museum

Julia Broxholm, music

Matthew Burke, visual art

Paulyn Cartwright, ecology and evolutionary biology

Kelly Chong, sociology

Wai Chong, civil, environmental and architectural engineering

Gregory Cushman, history

David Davido, molecular biosciences

Roberto deGuzman, molecular biosciences

Alesha Doan, political science

Alison Gabriele, linguistics

Omri Gillath, psychology

Holly Goerdel, public administration

Majid Hannoum, anthropology, African and African-American studies

Jun Luke Huan, electrical engineering and computer sciences

Wonpil Im, molecular bioscience/bioinformatics

Toni Johnson, social welfare

Dongbin Kim, educational leadership and policy studies

Johnny Kim, social welfare

Jeong-Yeon Lee, business

Carl Leuschen, electrical engineering and computer science

Brent Metz, anthropology

Ebenezer Obadare, sociology

Myunghyun Oh, mathematics

Yajaira Padilla, Spanish and Portuguese

Lizette Peter, curriculum and teaching

Forrest L. Pierce, music

Eugene Rankey, geology

Scott Reinardy, journalism

Samira Sayeh, French and Italian

Paul Scott, French and Italian

Steven Spooner, music

Kimberly Swanson, French and Italian

Michael Taylor, geology

William Torrence, linguistics

Kim Warren, history

Nathaniel Wood, history

TO TENURE ONLY

Suman Mallik, business

James Sterbenz, electrical engineering and computer science

TO ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN WITH TENURE

Tami Albin

Jon Giullian

TO FULL LIBRARIAN

Geoffrey Husic

TO TENURE ONLY — LIBRARIANS

Sara Morris

TO CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Jean Philips, law

Suzanne Valdez, law

RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES

Kathleen Baggett, Life Span Institute, to associate research professor

Joseph Buzhardt Jr., Life Span Institute, to associate research professor

Jianwen Fang, molecular structures group, to associate scientist

Craig Freeman, Kansas Biological Survey, to senior scientist

David Lindeman, Life Span Institute, to senior scientist

Stan Charles McCool, Tertiary Oil Recovery Project, to senior scientist

Susan Palmer, Life Span Institute, to research professor

Wendy Parent, Life Span Institute, to research professor

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