Regents Approve Faculty Promotions, Tenure

Board of RegentsCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 26, 2014 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today granted post-professorial merit to 16 faculty members and promoted 12 faculty members to the rank of professor and 10 to the rank of associate professor with tenure. In addition, 11 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 2014-2015 academic year.

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 must meet the same criteria as required for promotion to professor and follow the same process of peer and administrative review.

Those approved for post-professorial merit in their designated department are as follows:

  • Mohammed Ali, Department of Chemistry
  • Warren Anderson, Department of Global Cultures and Languages
  • John Cherry, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Eric Clements, Department of History
  • Simin Cwick, Department of Middle and Secondary Education
  • Sean Eom, Department of Accounting
  • Christopher Goeke, Department of Music
  • Peter Gordon, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Linda Heitman, Department of Nursing
  • Bruce Mims, Department of Mass Media
  • Richard Palmer, Department of Accounting
  • Willie Redmond, Department of Economics and Finance
  • Dana Schwieger, Department of Accounting
  • Ann Sprengel, Department of Nursing
  • David Stader, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling
  • Margaret Waterman, Department of Biology

In related action, the Board granted promotions to 33 faculty members during the same closed session meeting.

Faculty members promoted to the rank of professor in their designated department are:

  •  Michelle Brune, Department of Human Environmental Studies
  • David Cameron, Department of History
  • Kevin Dickson, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Thomas Holman, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation
  • Ismatilla Mardanov, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Shane Mizicko, Department of Music
  • Jian Peng, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
  • Alberta Sautter, Department of Middle and Secondary Education
  • Larry Underberg, Department of Communication Studies
  • Jeremy Walling, Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion
  • Diane Wood, Department of Biology
  • Christopher Wubbena, Department of Art

Faculty members promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in their designated department are:

  •  James Caldwell, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Daniel Daly, Department of Mathematics
  • Erin Fluegge-Woolf, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Roberta Humphrey, Department of Accounting
  • Melissa Odegard-Koester, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling
  • Andrew Schwartz, Department of Mathematics
  • Sandipan Sen, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Travis Smith, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling
  • Maureen Timlin, Department of Human Environmental Studies
  • Gangaraju Vanteddu, Department of Accounting

Non-tenure track faculty approved for merit in their designated department are:

  • John Chandler, Department of History
  • Tammy Davis, Department of Human Environmental Studies
  • Bronik Matwijkiw, Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion
  • Lynn Moore, Department of Human Environmental Studies
  • Tiffany Parker, Department of Social Work
  • Hilary Peterson, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Joyce Renaud, Department of Communication Disorders
  • Angela Stiegemeyer, Department of Human Environmental Studies
  • Scott Thorne, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Christine Warren, Department of English,
  • Roseanna Whitlow-Greenwood, Department of Communication Studies