Texas Tech University

Board of Regents Grants Tenure and Promotion to Faculty Members

The 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

  • Miguel Aguirre-Urreta, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Area of Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences, Rawls College of Business
  • Eric Allen, D.M.A, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, School of Music, J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Will Armstrong, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Area of Finance, Rawls College of Business
  • Rishi Batra, J.D., associate professor to professor and tenure, School of Law
  • Yoojin Chae, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences
  • Annie Chalex-Boyle, M.M., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, School of Music, J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Catherine Christopher, J.D., associate professor to professor and tenure, School of Law
  • Hyo Jung (Julie) Chang, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Hospitality and Retail Management, College of Human Sciences
  • Alessandra Corsi, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences
  • David Forrest, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, School of Music, J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Souparno Ghosh, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Melissa Gotlieb, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Advertising, College of Media and Communication
  • Golden Kumar, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering
  • Stephen Meserve, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sheon Heidi Montgomery, M.S.I., assistant archivist to associate archivist and tenure, Vietnam Center and Archive, Institute for Peace and Conflict, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kristen Moore, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Diego Pascual y Cabo, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Allison Pease, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Natural Resources Management, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Michael Pearl, J.D., associate professor to professor and tenure, School of Law
  • Tracy Pearl, J.D., associate professor to professor and tenure, School of Law
  • Peter Raab, M. Arch., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, College of Architecture
  • Eric Rasmussen, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Public Relations, College of Media and Communication
  • Andrea Romi, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Area of Accounting, Rawls College of Business
  • Cameron Saffell, Ph.D. assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Museum Science, Museum of Texas Tech University
  • Melanie Sarge, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Advertising, College of Media and Communication
  • Brie Sherwin, J.D., Ph.D., associate professor to professor and tenure, School of Law
  • Robert Sherw in, J.D., associate professor to professor and tenure, School of Law
  • Emily Skidmore, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Amelia Talley, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Robin Verble, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Natural Resources Management, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Heather Warren-Crow, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, School of Art, J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Heidi Winkler, M.S., assistant librarian to associate librarian and tenure, University Libraries

Promotion in Academic Rank

  • Noureddine Abidi, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Michael Ballou , Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Kanika Batra, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Curtis Bauer, Ph.D. associate professor to professor, Department of English , College of Arts and Sciences
  • Keith Brigham, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Area of Management , Rawls College of Business
  • Jaclyn Canas-Carrell , Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology , College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kurt Caswell , M.F.A., associate professor to professor, Honors College
  • Claudia Cogliser , Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Area of Management, Rawls College of Business
  • Malinda Colwell, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies , College of Human Sciences
  • Alyson Drake, J.D., assistant librarian to associate librarian, School of Law
  • Genevieve Durham-DeCesaro, M.F.A., associate professor to professor, School of Theatre and Dance, J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • ldoia Elola, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Weimin Gao, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Luis Grave de Peralta , Ph.D ., associate professor to professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy , College of Arts and Sciences
  • Zhaoyang Fan, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering
  • Fethi Inan, Ed.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership, College of Education
  • JoAnn Langston, M.A., assistant professor of practice to associate professor of practice, Department of Public Relations, College of Media and Communication
  • Catherine Nicole Morelock , Ph.D., assistant professor to professor of practice, Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences, College of Human Sciences
  • Daniel Nathan, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kendra Nightingale, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Sung-Won Lee, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Matthew Olson, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ernest Smith, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Richard Stevens, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Natural Resources Management, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Frank Thames, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Siva Vanapalli, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering
  • Christopher Weiss, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Geosciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Christopher Witmore , Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sang-Mi Yoo, M.F.A., associate professor to professor, School of Art, J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts