Texas Tech University

Board of Regents Grants Tenure and Promotion to Faculty Members

Administration Building Tower - imageThe Texas Tech University System Board of Regents granted tenure and promotion to a number of faculty during its February meeting.

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

Tenure and Promotion

Those receiving tenure and promotion are:

  • Ryan Cassidy, M.S., from assistant librarian to associate librarian, University Library;
  • Yong Chen, Ph.D., from assistant to associate professor, Department of Computer Science, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., College of Engineering;
  • Gordon Christopher, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., College of Engineering;
  • Kirsten Cook, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, School of Accounting, Jerry S. Rawls College of Business;
  • Wesley Dotson, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership, College of Education;
  • Leif Ellingson, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Michael Findlater, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Raymond Flores, Ed.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Teacher Education, College of Education;
  • Lisaann Gittner, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • DeLeith Gossett, J.D., from associate professor to professor, School of Law;
  • Sally Henry, J.D., from associate professor to professor, School of Law;
  • Wendy Humphrey, J.D., from associate professor to professor, School of Law;
  • Michael Jordan, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Ali Nejat, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., College of Engineering;
  • James Sheng, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., College of Engineering;
  • Dustin Sweet, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Geosciences, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Ryan Williams, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources;
  • Weile Yan, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., College of Engineering;
  • Le Yang, M.L.I.S., from assistant librarian to associate librarian, University Library.

Tenure

The faculty members receiving tenure are:

  • Michael Noel, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Yi-Jing Wu, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Accounting, Jerry S. Rawls College of Business.

Promotion in Academic Rank

Those receiving promotion in academic rank are:

  • Ayrton Bernussi, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., College of Engineering;
  • Paul Bolls, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Public Relations, College of Media and Communication;
  • Costica Bradatan, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Honors College;
  • Marsha Callender, M.S., from associate librarian to librarian, University Library;
  • Dorothy Chansky, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, School of Theatre and Dance, J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts;
  • Kelly Cukrowicz, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Mayukh Dass, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Area of Marketing, Jerry S. Rawls College of Business;
  • Charlotte Dunham, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Gary Fleischman, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, School of Accounting, Jerry S. Rawls College of Business;
  • Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Laura Heinz, M.S., from associate librarian to librarian, University Library;
  • Cynthia Henry, M.L.S., from associate librarian to librarian, University Library;
  • Patrick Hughes, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Media and Communication;
  • Sandra Huston, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Personal Financial Planning, College of Human Sciences;
  • Sam Jackson, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources;
  • Charlene Kalenkoski, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Personal Financial Planning, College of Human Sciences;
  • Deena Katz, B.S., C.F.P., from associate professor to professor, Department of Personal Financial Planning, College of Human Sciences;
  • Thomas Maccarone, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • John Mankowski, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., College of Engineering;
  • Carmen Pereira-Muro, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Elizabeth Sharp, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences;
  • Robert Sherwin, J.D., from assistant professor to associate professor, School of Law;
  • Brian Still, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences;