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

  • Matthew Barnes, Ph.D., Assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Natural Resource Management, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Jacob Baum, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Caroline Bishop, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Amy Boren-Alpizar, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Weilong Cong, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Industrial Manufacturing and Systems Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
  • Anthony Cozzolino, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jaclyn Cravens, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences, College of Human Sciences
  • Michael Faris, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ghislaine Fremaux, M.F.A., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, School of Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Sherice Gearhart, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Public Relations, College of Media and Communication
  • Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
  • Jacqueline Henninger, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Elizabeth Karam, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Area of Management, Jerry S. Rawls College of Business
  • Justin Keene, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Journalism and Creative Media Industries, College of Media and Communication
  • Peter Keyel, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Rob King, M.L.I.S., assistant librarian to associate librarian and tenure, Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
  • Belinda Kleinhans, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Classical an Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Kelly Lange, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Jerrad Legako, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Jaehoon Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership, College of Education
  • Erin-Marie Legacey, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Wei Li, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Chemical Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
  • Scott Longing, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Jeremy Marston, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Chemical Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
  • Bryan McLaughlin, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Advertising, College of Media and Communication
  • Kimi Nakatsukasa, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ronald Nolen, M.F.A., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, School of Theatre and Dance, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Andres Peralta, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, School of Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Brandy Pina-Watson, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Carlos Portillo, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Natural Resources Management, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Alexander Salter, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Area of Energy, Economics, and Law, Jerry S. Rawls College of Business
  • Jeremy Schwartz, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ruth Serra-Moreno, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kristy Soloski, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences, College of Human Sciences
  • Seth Warren-Crow, M.F.A., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, School of Theatre and Dance, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Rebecca Wascoe-Hays, D.M.A., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Joey Young, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor and tenure, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Promotion in Academic Rank

  • Scott Baugh, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Carlos Carpio, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Barbie Chambers, Ph.D., assistant professor of practice to associate professor of practice, Department of Professional Communication, College of Media and Communication
  • Chijuan Hu, M.A.S., assistant professor of practice to associate professor of practice, Department of Chemical Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
  • Glen Cummins, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Journalism and Creative Media Industries, College of Media and Communication
  • Clifton Ellis, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, College of Architecture
  • Joshua Fairbanks, Ph.D., assistant professor of practice to associate professor of practice, Area of Finance, Jerry S. Rawls College of Business
  • Lauren Gollahon, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Barbara Hahn, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Brett Houk, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Erica Irlbeck, Ed.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Min-Joo Kim, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Changzhi Li, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
  • Stephanie Lockwood, Ph.D., assistant professor of practice to associate professor of practice, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Seth McKee, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Noel, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Derek Oler, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Area of Accounting, Jerry S. Rawls College of Business
  • Ranadip Pal, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
  • Dimitri Pappas, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Media and Communication
  • David Ray, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jody Roginson, M.S., assistant professor of practice to associate professor of practice, Department of Public Relations, College of Media and Communication
  • Cam Stone, Ph.D., assistant professor of practice to associate professor of practice, Department of Journalism and Creative Media Industries, College of Media and Communication
  • Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences
  • Fernando Valle, Ed.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership, College of Education
  • Natalia Velikova, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Hospitality and Retail Management, College of Human Sciences
  • Shu Wang, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Sciences
  • Julie Willett, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Aliza Wong, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, the Honors College and the Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • James Yang, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
  • Kai Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Tenure

  • Dora Epstein Jones, Ph.D., associate professor with tenure, College of Architecture
  • Theodore Waldron, Ph.D., associate professor with tenure, Area of Management, Jerry S. Rawls College of Business
  • Britt Conklin, D.V.M., professor with tenure and associate dean for clinical programs, School of Veterinarian Medicine
  • John Dascanio, D.V.M., professor with tenure and senior associate dean, School of Veterinarian Medicine
  • Haibo Ge, Ph.D., associate professor with tenure, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Amy Hardberger, J.D., professor of law with tenure, George W. McCleskey Endowed Professor of Water Law and Director of the Law School's Center for Water Law and Policy, Texas Tech University School of Law