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Chancellor announces faculty awarded promotion and tenure for fall 2019

Mon, 04/29/2019

A blooming tree graces the main entrance of Strong Hall in early spring.LAWRENCE - Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure, where indicated, for 78 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 73 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses.

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

“This is an important milestone for these exceptional faculty and scholars. They have dedicated their career toward advancing knowledge, and we hope the entire university community will join us in recognizing and celebrating these individuals. They’ve worked hard and applied their talents and energy to achieve the institution’s ideals through research, teaching and service. In doing so they embody KU’s mission of educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.

“The University Committees on Promotion and Tenure on both campuses did an excellent job evaluating the many eligible candidates. 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.”

At the KU Lawrence and Edwards campuses

To professor

  • Caroline Bennett, civil, environmental & architectural engineering
  • Hannah Britton, women, gender & sexuality studies/political science
  • Kelly Chong, sociology
  • Shannon Criss, architecture
  • Hai Long Dao, mathematics
  • David Davido, molecular biosciences
  • Chris Depcik, mechanical engineering
  • Brian Donovan, sociology
  • Robert Fiorentino, linguistics
  • Mary Fry, health, sport & exercise science
  • Jeffrey Hall, communication studies
  • Majid Hannoum, anthropology
  • John Keating, economics
  • Van Kelly, French, Francophone & Italian studies
  • John Kennedy, political science
  • Shawn Keshmiri, aerospace engineering
  • Mark Landau, psychology
  • Mechele Leon, theatre and dance
  • Andres Lepage, civil, environmental & architectural engineering
  • Carlton Leuschen, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Marie-Alice L'Heureux, architecture
  • Bo Luo, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Suman Mallik, supply chain management
  • Laura Mielke, English
  • Laura Moriarty, English
  • Mark Mort, ecology & evolutionary biology
  • Jennifer Ng, curriculum & teaching
  • Maria Orive, ecology & evolutionary biology
  • Steven Padget, architecture
  • Edward Peltier, civil, environmental & architectural engineering
  • Belinda Sturm, civil, environmental & architectural engineering
  • Maria Velasco, visual art
  • David Weis, chemistry
  • Jide Wintoki, finance
  • Lua Yuille, law
  • Stephanie Zelnick, music

To associate professor with tenure

  • Subini Ancy Annamma, special education
  • Nazli Avdan, political science
  • Jordan Bass, health, sport & exercise science
  • Katie Batza, women, gender & sexuality studies
  • Joseph Brewer, environmental studies
  • Jonathan Brumberg, speech-language-hearing: sciences and disorders
  • Hui Cai, architecture
  • Marco Caricato, chemistry
  • Juliana Carlson, social welfare
  • Haiyang Chao, aerospace engineering
  • Andrew Denning, history
  • Abbey Dvorak, music therapy
  • Jessica Gerschultz, African & African-American studies
  • Farhan Karim, architecture
  • Minyoung Kim, international business
  • Kevin Leonard, chemical & petroleum engineering
  • Remy Lequesne, civil, environmental & architectural engineering
  • Jian Li, civil, environmental and architectural engineering
  • Lin Liu, mechanical engineering
  • Lindsey Ward Lyles, urban planning program
  • Ahreum Maeng, marketing
  • Corey Maley, philosophy
  • Brittany Melton, pharmacy practice
  • Patrick Miller, political science
  • Martin Nedbal, musicology
  • Eileen Nutting, philosophy
  • Matthew O'Reilly, civil, environmental & architectural engineering
  • Bradley Osborn, music theory
  • Alessandro Salandrino, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Benjamin Sikes, ecology & evolutionary biology
  • David Slusky, economics
  • Terry Soo, mathematics
  • Daniel Tapia Takaki, physics & astronomy
  • Dai “Dan” Tran, civil, environmental & architectural engineering
  • James R. Walters, ecology & evolutionary biology
  • Amber Watts, psychology
  • Heechul Yun, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Liqin Zhao, pharmacology & toxicology

KU Libraries

  • Amalia Monroe-Gulick, to librarian
  • Betsaida Reyes, to associate librarian with tenure

Academic staff promotion

  • Jilu Li, to associate research professor, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
  • Kate Meyer, to associate curator, Spencer Museum of Art
  • Benjamin Sikes, to associate scientist, Kansas Biological Survey

 

At KU Medical Center

To professor (previously tenured)

  • Mazin Al-Kasspooles, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Surgery
  • Christie Befort, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health   
  • Fariba Behbod, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine        
  • Joseph LeMaster, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Family Medicine
  • Joshua Mammen, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Surgery 
  • Hiroshi Nishimune, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology    
  • Nicole Nollen, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health    
  • Gregory Unruh, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Anesthesiology   

To associate professor with tenure

  • Stephen Jernigan, School of Health Professions - Kansas City, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
  • Joan Lewis-Wambi, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Cancer Biology
  • Shin Hye Park, School of Nursing - Kansas City
  • Subhrajit Saha, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Radiation Oncology         

Tenure awarded (at current rank of associate professor)

  • Sufi Thomas, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Otolaryngology       
  • Christopher Ward, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Internal Medicine       

To professor on clinical scholar track (nontenure track)

  • Eyad Al-hihi, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Internal Medicine    
  • Joaquina Baranda, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Internal Medicine        
  • Rajib Bhattacharya, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Internal Medicine      
  • Qamar Khan, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Internal Medicine   
  • Stephen Lassen, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Pediatrics
  • Isaac Opole, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Internal Medicine     
  • Yunxia Wang, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Neurology  

To associate professor on clinical scholar track (nontenure track)

  • Abebe Abebe, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Internal Medicine  
  • David Beahm, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Otolaryngology     
  • John Bracken, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Anesthesiology      
  • Edward Braun, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Anesthesiology    
  • Meagan Dwyer, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences         
  • Sarah Eickmeyer, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation   
  • Brian Everist, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Radiology   
  • Mark Hamblin, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Jennifer Hansen, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Anesthesiology  
  • Neville Irani, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Radiology    
  • Shannon Kraft, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Otolaryngology   
  • Patrick Landazuri, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Neurology       
  • Luke Ledbetter, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Radiology
  • Eugene Lee, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Urology        
  • Chaitali Mahajan, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Pediatrics          
  • Kenneth Marshall, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Emergency Medicine  
  • Lucas Meek, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Radiology     
  • Andrea Nicol, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Anesthesiology      
  • Apurva Panchal, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Pediatrics
  • Andrew Park, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Emergency Medicine          
  • Michael Rippee, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Neurology           
  • J. Paul Schroeppel, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Orthopedic Surgery    
  • Samuel Akidiva, School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Laurie Gwyn, School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Pediatrics
  • Nathan Tofteland, School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Jennifer Wipperman, School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Family and Community Medicine

To education associate professor (educational track, nontenure track)

  • Pamela Barnes, School of Nursing - Kansas City

To clinical assistant professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Kendra Ford, School of Nursing - Kansas City

To clinical associate professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Mehmood Hashmi, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Sheila McGreevy, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Melissa Rockford, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Dory Sabata, School of Health Professions - Kansas City, Department of Occupational Therapy Education
  • Trent Davis, School of Medicine - Salina, Department of Neurology
  • Christopher Graber, School of Medicine - Salina, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Henry Reed, School of Medicine - Salina, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Christopher Rupe, School of Medicine - Salina, Department of Surgery
  • Christopher Ebberwein, School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Darren Farley, School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Kevin Miller, School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Kimberly Molik, School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Surgery
  • Justin Sandall, School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Kyle Vincent, School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Surgery

To clinical professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Moya Peterson, School of Nursing - Kansas City                   
  • Kamran Ali, School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Radiology

To associate professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Grace Brouillette, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Pediatrics
  • Padma Poddutoori, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Internal Medicine      
  • Courtney Rhudy, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Internal Medicine          
  • Margaret O'Hara, School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

To research professor (research track, nontenure track)

  • Lisa Sanderson Cox, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Zhiming “William” Suo, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Neurology          

To research associate professor (research track, nontenure track)

  • Niaman Nazir, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Hongmin Ni, School of Medicine - Kansas City, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics.


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