Regents Approve Faculty Promotions

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The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today granted post-professorial merit to a faculty member, promoted eight faculty members to the rank of professor and 11 to the rank of associate professor, and approved nine for non-tenure track merit.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

June 18, 2007 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today granted post-professorial merit to a faculty member, promoted eight faculty members to the rank of professor and 11 to the rank of associate professor, and approved nine for non-tenure track merit.

The action came during a closed session meeting of the Board.

Sara Edgerton, professor of music and director of the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, was granted post-professor merit, effective with the 2007-2008 academic year.

The post-professorial increment is a voluntary additional step in the current promotion 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. 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. Increased stipends were implemented for those promoted to associate professor and professor.

Faculty members promoted to the rank of professor, effective with the 2007-2008 academic year are:

  •  Jean Benton, Department of Middle and Secondary Education
  • Stephanie Chamberlain, Department of English
  • Gabriele Eckart, Department of Foreign Languages and Anthropology
  • Stanley Grand, Department of Art
  • Carol McDowell, Department of Music
  • David Reinheimer, Department of English
  • Claudia Ruediger, Kent Library
  • L. Glen Williams, Department of Communication

Promoted to the rank of associate professor in the designated department effective with the 2007-2008 academic year are:

  • Robert Conger, Department of Music
  • Benjamin Dow, Department of Economics and Finance
  • Pamela Gershuny, Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems
  • Donald Jung, Department of Communication
  • Ziping Liu, Department of Computer Science
  • Jeffrey Noonan, Department of Music
  • Jayanti Ray, Department of Communication Disorders
  • Julie Ray, Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education
  • Joel Rhodes, Department of History
  • Amanda Sinclair, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
  • Lisa Speer, Kent Library

Approved for non-tenure track merit in the designated department effective with the 2007-2008 academic year are:

  • Gary Cesarz, Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion
  • Deborah Cohen, Department of Human Environmental Studies
  • Sonja Davis, Department of English
  • Laura Delgado, Department of Psychology
  • Lisa Job, Department of Nursing
  • Shiela Pardee, Department of English
  • Pennie Pflueger, Department of English
  • Paul Thompson, Department of Music
  • Cindie Jeter Yanow, Department of Communication