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Texas State announces faculty promotions, tenure for 2020

Jayme Blaschke, Media Relations | July 1, 2020

Texas State University Star

SAN MARCOS – 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 Farhad Ameri (engineering technology), Angela R. Ausbrooks (social work), Caroline C. Beatty (music), Janet R. Bezner (physical therapy), Ann E. Burnette (communication studies), Kyong H. Chee (sociology), Tzee Kiu E. Chow (geography), Peter B. Dedek (history), William H. DeSoto (political science), Celeste A. Domsch (communication disorders), Daniela M. Ferrero (mathematics), Kymberly J. Fox (journalism and mass communication), Denise V. N. Gobert (physical therapy), Maria Diana Gonzales (communication disorders), Asha L. Hegde Niezgoda (family and consumer sciences), Nicholas P. Herrmann (anthropology), Todd W. Hudnall (chemistry and biochemistry), Mary Esther Huerta (curriculum and instruction), Tongdan Jin (engineering), Yoo-Jae Kim (engineering technology), Russell B. Lang (curriculum and instruction), Hsun Ming Lee (computer information systems and quantitative methods), Ting Liu (health and human performance), Ju Long (computer information systems and quantitative methods), Sarah Maines (theatre and dance), David S. Nolan (journalism and mass communication), Christine L. Norton (social work), Ty Schepis (psychology), Taewon Suh (marketing),  Megan L. Trad (radiation therapy), Raphael Travis, Jr. (social work), Diego E. Vacaflores Rivero (finance and economics), Joseph A. Veech, Jr. (biology), Tiankai Wang (health information management) and Ronald D. Williams, Jr. (health and human performance). 

Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor were Carlos Abreu Mendoza (world languages and literatures), Stephanie Ames Asbell (music), Kimberly D. Belcik (nursing), Maneka D. Brooks (curriculum and instruction), Yao-Yu Chih (finance and economics), Clay M. Craig (journalism and mass communication), Stephanie L. Dailey (communication studies), Shannon R. Dean (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Diane M. Dolezel (health information management), Jonathan J. Faber (art and design), Michael J. Faber (political science), Russell P. Haight (music), Michael L. Ippolito (music), Joseph P. Laycock (philosophy), Karen A. Lewis (chemistry and biochemistry), Vangelis Metsis (computer science), Michael Mileski (health administration), David Dominguez Navarro (world languages and literatures), Suho Oh (mathematics), Cecily G. Parks (English),  Norma J. Perez-Brena (family and consumer sciences), Indu Ramachandran (management), Astrid N. Schwalb (biology), Amy L. Schwarz (communication disorders), Leah Schwebel (English), Jennifer F. Stob (art and design), Kristen Tooley (psychology), Logan T. Trujillo (psychology), Randall F. Young (accounting), Yihong Yuan (geography) and Alexander Zakhidov (physics).     

Granted tenure were Carlos Abreu Mendoza (world languages and literatures), Arzu Ari (respiratory care), Stephanie Ames Asbell (music), Maneka D. Brooks (curriculum and instruction), Yao-Yu Chih (finance and economics), Clay M. Craig (journalism and mass communication), Stephanie L. Dailey (communication studies), Shannon R. Dean (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Diane M. Dolezel (health information management), Jonathan J. Faber (art and design), Michael J. Faber (political science),  Lawrence V. Fulton (health administration), Russell P. Haight (music), Jacob G. Harrison (music), Michael L. Ippolito (music), Joseph P. Laycock (philosophy), Karen A. Lewis (chemistry and biochemistry), Vangelis Metsis (computer science), Michael Mileski (health administration), David Dominguez Navarro (world languages and literatures), Suho Oh (mathematics), Cecily G. Parks (English), Norma J. Perez-Brena (family and consumer sciences), Indu Ramachandran (management), Zo H. Ramamonjiarivelo (health administration), Astrid N. Schwalb (biology), Amy L. Schwarz (communication disorders), Leah Schwebel (English), Lois A. Stickley (physical therapy), Jennifer F. Stob (art and design), Kristen Tooley (psychology), Logan T. Trujillo (psychology), Randall F. Young (accounting), Yihong Yuan (geography) and Alexander Zakhidov (physics).

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