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Texas State announces faculty promotions, tenure for 2021

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Jayme Blaschke | July 22, 2021

Texas State University has promoted 65 faculty members and approved tenure for 35. The measures will take effect on Sept. 1.

Promoted from associate professor to professor (with academic department in parentheses) were Mira Ahn (family and consumer sciences), Lisa M. Baumgartner (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Scott W. Bowman (criminal justice and criminology), Yihong Chen (Ingram School of Engineering), Erina D. Duganne (art and design), Li Feng (finance and economics), Rebekah L. Fox (communication studies), Lawrence V. Fulton (health administration), Wilhelmus J. Geerts (physics), Krista J. Howard (psychology), Farzan Irani (communication disorders), Jennifer Jensen (geography), James D. Kilby (anthropology), Clemens Scott Kruse (health administration), Laura Lane (theatre and dance), Minda M. López (curriculum and instruction), Jane M. Saunders (curriculum and instruction), Benjamin F. Schwartz (biology), Kenneth S. Smith (social work) and Jitendra S. Tate (Ingram School of Engineering).

Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor were Amitai Abramovitch (psychology), Todd M. Ahlman (anthropology), Brian Sterling Allen (art and design), Shetay N. Ashford-Hanserd (organization, workforce and leadership studies), Jennifer L. Buschhorn (journalism and mass communication), Catherine A. Cherrstrom (organization, workforce and leadership studies), Matthew T. Clement (sociology), Kiyomi S. Colegrove (curriculum and instruction), Kristina H. Collins (curriculum and instruction), Joshua J. Daspit (management), Phillip E. Davis (management), Jennifer A. Devine (geography), Liqin Du (chemistry and biochemistry), Jennifer J. duBois (English), Jessica Dutton (biology), Michelle L. Edwards (sociology), David L. Gibbs (health information management), Jennifer H. Greene-Rooks (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Barbara A. Hewitt (health information management), Seoyoun Kim (sociology), Lindsay E. Kipp (health and human performance), Jeffrey D. Lieber (art and design), Luz A. Maldonado Rodríguez (curriculum and instruction), Debra R. McDowell (physical therapy), Kathleen M. Melhuish (mathematics), Mark J. Menjivar (art and design), David Rodriguez (biology), Stephanie T. Solansky (management), Paula E. Stigler Granados (health administration), Joseph B. Topinka (health administration), Mark H. Trahan (social work) and Peiqin Zhang (computer information systems and quantitative methods).

Granted tenure were Amitai Abramovitch (psychology), Brian Sterling Allen (art and design), Shetay N. Ashford-Hanserd (organization, workforce and leadership studies), Catherine A. Cherrstrom (organization, workforce and leadership studies), Matthew T. Clement (sociology), Kiyomi S. Colegrove (curriculum and instruction), Kristina H. Collins (curriculum and instruction), Joshua J. Daspit (management), Phillip E. Davis (management), Jennifer A. Devine (geography), Liqin Du (chemistry and biochemistry), Jennifer J. duBois (English), Jessica Dutton (biology), Michelle L. Edwards (sociology), David L. Gibbs (health information management), Jennifer H. Greene-Rooks (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Barbara A. Hewitt (health information management), Seoyoun Kim (sociology), Lindsay E. Kipp (health and human performance), Jeffrey D. Lieber (art and design), Luz A. Maldonado Rodríguez (curriculum and instruction), Kathleen M. Melhuish (mathematics), Mark J. Menjivar (art and design), David Rodriguez (biology), Stephanie T. Solansky (management), Paula E. Stigler Granados (health administration), Mark H. Trahan (social work) and Peiqin Zhang (computer information systems and quantitative methods).

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922