Texas Tech University

Board of Regents Grants Tenure and Promotion to Faculty Members

 

March 6, 2015

The board's move increases Texas Tech's base of tenured faculty.

Board of Regents Grant Tenure to Six Faculty Members

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents granted tenure and promotion to a number of faculty during their meeting March 6.

These individuals bring the number of full-time tenured faculty at Texas Tech to 813. There are a total of 1,099 tenured and tenure-track faculty at the university. After these appointments, the percentage of tenure track faculty who have been awarded tenure will be 73.9 percent.

Below is a listing of faculty who received tenure and promotion, promotion in academic rank, and appointments with tenure.

Tenure and Promotion

Those receiving tenure and promotion are:

  • Erica Irlbeck, Ed.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources;
  • Shaikh Rahman, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources;
  • Ryan Rathmann, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Animal and Food Science, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources;
  • Glen Ritchie, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Plant and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources;
  • Rudolph Ritz, Ed.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources;
  • Jyotsna Sharma, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Plant and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources;
  • Clemens Krempner, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Sara Guengerich, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Allison Whitney, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Kamaleshwar Singh, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Alan Barenberg, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Paul Bjerk, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Karlos Hill, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Abigail Swingen, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Jamie Gorman, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Martina Klein, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Shannon Rinaldo, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Area of Marketing, Rawls College of Business Administration;
  • Rodney Thomas, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Area of Marketing, Rawls College of Business Administration;
  • Fanni Coward, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education;
  • Havinder Gill, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Whitacre College of Engineering;
  • Akbar Siami Namin, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Computer Science, Whitacre College of Engineering;
  • Chang-Dong Yeo, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Whitacre College of Engineering;
  • Jamie Cooper, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences College of Human Sciences;
  • Sara Dodd, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Sciences;
  • Debajyoti Pati, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Design, College of Human Sciences;
  • Ian Barba, MS, from assistant librarian to associate librarian, Library;
  • Ryan Litsey, MLS, from assistant librarian to associate librarian, Library;
  • Kimberly Vardeman, MLS, from assistant librarian to associate librarian, Library;
  • Ali Duffy, MFA, from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Visual and Performing Arts;
  • Stephen Jones, MM, from assistant professor to associate professor, School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts.
  • Mei-Fang Lin, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Tenure

Those receiving tenure are:

  • Thomas Maccarone, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Sang-Wook Bae, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, Whitacre College of Engineering;
  • Tewodros Ghebrab, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, Whitacre College of Engineering;
  • Sunho Lim, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Computer Science, Whitacre College of Engineering;
  • Stephen Black, J.D., associate professor, School of Law.
  • Promotion in Academic Rank

Those receiving promotion in academic rank are:

  • Todd Brashears, Ed.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources;
  • Chance Brooks, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Animal and Food Science, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources;
  • John Beusterien, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Randy McBee, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department History, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Razvan Gelca, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Ruey-Jen Jang, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Robert McDonald, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Area of Marketing; Rawls College of Business Administration;
  • Tyge Payne, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Area of Management; Rawls College of Business Administration;
  • Janet Froeschle, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership, College of Education;
  • Bret Hendricks, Ed.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education;
  • Valerie Paton, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership, College of Education;
  • Stephen Bayne, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Whitacre College of Engineering;
  • Xinzhong Chen, Dr. Eng., from associate professor to professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, Whitacre College of Engineering;
  • Deborah Fowler, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Hospitality and Retail Management, College of Human Sciences;
  • Jason Whiting, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Community, Family and Addiction Services, College of Human Sciences;
  • Sally Henry, J.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, School of Law;
  • Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., from associate archivist to archivist, Library;
  • Keith Dye, Ed.D., from associate professor to professor, School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts;
  • Robin Germany, MFA, from associate professor to professor, School of Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts;
  • Juan Granados, MFA, from associate professor to professor, School of Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts;
  • Kevin Wass, DMA, from associate professor to professor, School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts.