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Board Grants Tenure

June 9, 2017


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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- Ten Western Illinois University faculty members were granted tenure by the WIU Board of Trustees at the Board's June 9 meeting.

Tenure requests were submitted by President Jack Thomas based on an extensive evaluation process at the department, college and University levels regarding the faculty member's teaching, research and service activities.

Faculty members granted tenure, effective Fall 2017, are:

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English: Rebekah Buchanan
Department of Physics: Saisudha Mallur
Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures: Luciano Picano

College of Business and Technology
School of Agriculture: Jason Franken
School of Computer Sciences: Chunying Zhao

College of Education and Human Services
Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, & Hospitality: Carmen Keist
School of Law Enforcement & Justice Administration: John Schafer

College of Fine Arts and Communication
Department of Art: Henry Oursler
Department of Broadcasting & Journalism: Yong Tang
School of Theatre & Dance: Tammy Killian

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Faculty Promotions

On May 1, WIU President Jack Thomas approved promotions of the following tenured faculty members from the rank of associate professor to professor, effective Fall 2017:

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English: Roberta Di Carmine
Department of Geography: Yongxin Deng
Department of History: Timothy Roberts
Department of Mathematics: Brian Powell
Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies: Betsy Perabo
Department of Political Science: Erin Taylor
Department of Sociology & Anthropology: Craig Tollini

College of Education and Human Services
Department of Kinesiology: Tamara Bories
Department of Law Enforcement & Justice Administration: Todd Lough

College of Fine Arts and Communication
Department of Broadcasting & Journalism: William Hoon

Promotions of the following faculty members from the rank of assistant professor to associate professor, effective Fall 2017:

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English: Rebekah Buchanan
Department of Physics: Saisudha Mallur

College of Business and Technology
School of Agriculture: Jason Franken
School of Computer Sciences: Chunying Zhao

College of Education and Human Services
Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, & Hospitality: Carmen Keist
Department of Law Enforcement & Justice Administration: John Schafer

College of Fine Arts and Communication
Department of Art: Henry Oursler
Department of Broadcasting & Journalism: Yong Tang

Promotions of the following faculty members from the rank of instructor to assistant professor, effective Fall 2017:

College of Business and Technology
Department of Economics & Decision Sciences: Kayla Mitchell
Department of Engineering Technology: Joyce Runquist

College of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Music: Matthew Hughes, George Turner




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