Regents Grant Faculty Post-Professorial Merit, Promotions, Tenure and Merit

biz photoThe Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today granted post-professorial merit to 12 faculty members and promoted eight faculty members to the rank of professor and seven to the rank of associate professor with tenure. In addition, 14 faculty members received non-tenure track merit.

The action came during a closed session meeting of the Board and was based on reviews by appropriate review bodies. Those receiving merit designations and promotions demonstrated strong performance in aspects of the faculty role.  All merit, promotion and tenure designations are effective with the 2016-2017 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:

  • Jeremy Barnes, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation
  • Robert Conger, Department of Music
  • Philip Crawford, Department of Chemistry
  • Benjamin Dow, Department of Economics and Finance
  • James Dufek, Department of Mass Media
  • Hamner Hill, Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion
  • Steven Hoffman, Department of History
  • Caroline Kahler, Department of Art
  • Debrah Raschke, Department of English
  • Jayanti Ray, Department of Communication Disorders
  • Julie Ray, Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education
  • Shaojun Wang, Department of Polytechnic Studies

In related action, the Board granted promotions to 15 faculty members during the same closed session meeting.

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

  • R. Larry Bohannon, Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education
  • Bradley Deken, Department of Polytechnic Studies
  • Daryl Fridley, Department of Middle and Secondary Education
  • Santaneel Ghosh, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
  • Sharon Gunn, Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education
  • Kathy Ham, Department of Nursing
  • Margaret Hill, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
  • Christopher Rieger, Department of English

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

  • Martha Cook, Department of Communication Disorders
  • Linda Garner, Department of Nursing
  • Erika Hosselkus, Department of History
  • Slavica Kodish, Department of Communication Studies
  • Heather McMillan, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Justin Henry Miller, Department of Art
  • Dustin Siegel, Department of Biology

In addition, n0n-tenure track faculty members approved for merit in their designated department are:

  • Candee Baker, Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education
  • Emily Booth, Department of Art
  • Scott Brandhorst, Department of Psychology
  • Laura Delgado, Department of Psychology
  • Shawn Guiling, Department of Psychology
  • Theresa Haug-Belvin, Department of History
  • Carol Horst, Department of Art
  • Carl Kinnison, Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology
  • Laura Krieger, Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology
  • Belinda McMurry, Department of Polytechnic Studies
  • Stephen Nickell, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation
  • James “Eric” Sentell, Department of English
  • Michael Simmons, Department of Mass Media
  • Shu-Chuan Wang-McGrath, Department of Global Cultures and Languages