Regents Grant Post-Professorial Merit, Faculty Promotions

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents granted post-professorial merit to eight faculty members during closed session meeting of the Board June 30.

The post-professorial increment, which was granted for the first time last year, 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 and every five years thereafter. Successful applicants meet the same criteria as that required for promotion to professor and follow the same process of peer and administrative review.

Those granted Post-Professorial merit, which is effective with the 2004-2005 academic year, are:

  • Ronald Clayton, Department of Art
  • Sakina Drummond, Department of Communication Disorders
  • Peter Gordon, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Patricia Karathanos, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Russell Renka, Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion
  • Sarah Riley, Department of Art
  • Dennis Seyer, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Jack Sterrett, Department of Management and Marketing

The Board also approved non-tenure track merit  to Ellen O’Rourke, Department of Nursing, effective with the 2004-2005 academic year.

In related action, the Board granted promotions to 24 faculty members during the same closed session meeting. Faculty members promoted were reviewed by appropriate review bodies on campus. Faculty members promoted the rank of professor, effective with the 2004-2005 academic year, are:

  • Mohammed Ali, Department of Chemistry
  • Philip Crawford, Department of Chemistry
  • Christopher Goeke, Department of Music
  • Susan Gonders-Golike, Department of Communication
  • Mary Johnson, Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems
  • Bruce Mims, Department of Communication
  • Marcia Nahikian-Nelms, Department of Human Environmental Studies
  • David Naugler, Department of Computer Science
  • James Sifferman, Department of Music
  • Ann Sprengel, Department of Nursing
  • David Starrett, Department of Biology
  • Margaret Waterman, Department of Biology
  • Martha Zlokovich, Department of Psychology

 Promoted to the rank of associate professor, effective with the 2004-2005 academic year, are:

  • Warren Anderson, Department of Foreign Languages and Anthropology
  • John Cherry, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Michael Dean, Department of Music
  • Craig Downing, Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology
  • Craig Elder, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation
  • Margaret Hill, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
  • Craig Roberts, Department of Mathematics
  • Ruth Ann Roberts, Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
  • Jerry Waddle, Department of Educational Administration and Counseling 
  • Jerzy Wojdylo, Department of Mathematics
  • Deqi Zen, Department of English