Texas Tech University

Faculty Promotions 2021

The College of Arts & Sciences congratulates the following faculty on their promotions in academic rank and status:

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Changes in Academic Rank:
effective Sept. 1, 2021

Cristina Bradatan, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work.

Breanna Harris, Ph.D., research assistant professor to research associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences.

Keith Jones, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Psychological Sciences.

Anita McChesney, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures.

Jorge Morales, Ph.D., associate professor to professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

Cara Speer, M.S.W., assistant professor of practice to associate professor of practice, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work.

Paola Tiedemann, Ph.D., research assistant professor to research associate professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology.

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Changes in Academic Rank with Granting of Tenure:
effective Feb. 26, 2021

Kevin Banda, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, Department of Political Science.

Molly Ireland, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, Department of Psychological Sciences.

Michael Latham, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

Richard Lutjens, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, Department of History.

Anna Novotny, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work.

Angela Peace, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

Caleb Phillips, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, Department of Biological Sciences.

Wyatt Phillips, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, Department of English.

Joel Sievert, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, Department of Political Science.

Grant Tinsley, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management.

Elissa Zellinger, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, Department of English.

Fangyuan Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

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Granted Tenure:
effective Feb. 26, 2021

Jan Halamek, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology.

Degeng Wang, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology.

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New Horn Professors:
effective Feb. 26, 2021

Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D., Endowed Professor in Public Policy & Public Law, Department of Political Science; and Co-Director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University

John Poch, professor, Ph.D., Department of English.

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Granted Emeritus Status:

David Birney, Ph.D., professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry (31 years)

Catherine Epkins, Ph.D., associate professor of Psychological Sciences (26 years)

Stefan Estreicher, Ph.D., Horn Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy (34 years)

Bruce Whittlesey, Ph.D., associate professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry (33 years)

Richard Wigmans, Ph.D., professor of Physics & Astronomy (28 years)

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