Regents Approve Faculty Promotions, Tenure

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 29, 2011 — The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today granted post-professorial merit to nine faculty members and promoted 11 faculty members to the rank of professor and 17 to the rank of associate professor with tenure. In addition 12 faculty members received non-tenure track merit.

The action came during a closed session meeting of the board. All merit, promotion and tenure designations are effective with the 2011-2012 academic year.

Those approved for post-professorial merit in their designated department are as follows:• Jeremy Barnes, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation• Philip Crawford, Department of Chemistry• Dalton Curtis, Department of History• James Dufek, Department of Mass Media• William Eddleman, Department of Biology• Steven Hoffman, Department of History• Wesley Mueller, Department of Agriculture• Bjorn Olesen, Department of Chemistry• Debrah Raschke, Department of English

Post professorial merit is a voluntary additional step in the current merit process approved by the Board of Regents in October 2002. Under the bill, faculty become eligible to apply for post-professorial merit five years after attaining the rank of full professor, and may repeat the process during the fifth year after any previous successful application. Successful applicants meet the same criteria as that required for promotion to professor and follow the same process of peer and administrative review.

In related action, the Board granted promotions to 28 faculty members during the same closed session meeting.

Faculty members promoted to the rank of professor in the designated department are:• Robert Conger, Department of Music• Benjamin Dow, Department of Economics and Finance• Pamela Gershuny, Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems• Ziping Liu, Department of Computer Science• Julieta Monteiro-Leitner, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling.• Jeffery Noonan, Department of Music• Jayanti Ray, Department of Communication Disorders• Julie Ray, Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education• Joel Rhodes, Department of History• Pradeep Singh, Department of Mathematics• Paul Watkins, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling

Faculty members promoted to the rank of associate professor and tenure in their designated departments are:• Indi Braden, Department of Agriculture• William Bratberg, Department of Middle and Secondary Education• Dhira Crunkilton, Department of Social Work• Thomas Eaton, Department of English• Beverly Evans, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation• Anthony Faber, Department of Human Environmental Studies• Sharon Gunn, Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education• Debra Holzhauer, Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion• Douglas Koch, Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology• Charles McAllister, Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems• Cheryl McAllister, Department of Mathematics• Philip Nacy, Department of Theatre and Dance• Katherine Smith, Department of Art• James Stapleton, Department of Management and Marketing• Michael Taylor, Department of Biology• Irina Ustinova, Department of English• Victor Wilburn, Department of Human Environmental Studies

Approved for non-tenure track merit in the designated department are:

• Frederick Adjei, Department of Economics and Finance• Pamela Barnes, Department of Educational Leadership and counseling• Bryan Bowers, Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology• Gary Cesarz, Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion• Brooke Clubbs, Department of Communication Studies• Laura Delgado, Department of Psychology• John Dudley, Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology• Carol Lane Nesler Department of Human Environmental Studies• Pennie Pflueger, Department of English• Kevin Sexton, Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion• Paul Thompson, Department of Music• Cynthia Jeter Yanow, Department of Mass Media