Two KU law librarians earn tenure

Friday, April 19, 2013

LAWRENCE — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 65 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 56 individuals at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

“Congratulations to this year’s accomplished group of individuals,” said Gray-Little. “As a major research university it is important we create an environment where our faculty and researchers aspire to new heights and receive recognition for their ongoing achievements in their scholarly fields and teaching. I also offer my sincere gratitude to the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure for their thorough review of this year’s eligible individuals.”

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure. “This year the committee evaluated a particularly strong group of candidates,” said Vitter. “The committee was particularly impressed by the candidates' accomplishments and dedication across the broad spectrum of disciplines. They are representative of the comprehensive research and educational excellence of KU.”

Douglas Girod, M.D., executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas Medical Center, said, “I echo the Chancellor's congratulations, and I'm proud of our recently promoted faculty and their achievements in teaching, research and service. It's an honor to work with such outstanding scholars and educators who have the utmost respect of their colleagues and students. This is also an opportunity to thank the Promotion and Tenure Committees of the Schools of Health Professions, Nursing and Medicine for their diligent efforts to complete the peer review process.”

University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses

To full professor:

  • Ruth Ann Atchley, psychology
  • Luis Corteguera, history
  • Cynthia Colwell Dunn, music
  • Stephen Egbert, geography /senior scientist, Kansas Biological Survey
  • Peter Herlihy, geography
  • John Hoopes, anthropology
  • Danny Marfatia, physics & astronomy
  • Adolfo Matamoros, civil, environmental & architectural engineering
  • Jeff Moran, history
  • Michael Murray, physics & astronomy
  • Susan Scholz, business
  • Milena Stanislavova, mathematics
  • John Staniunas, theatre
  • Jeff Staudinger, pharmacology and toxicology
  • Sherrie Tucker, American studies
  • Michael Vitevitch, psychology
  • Susan Williams, chemical & petroleum engineering

To associate professor with tenure:

  • Brian D. Ackley, molecular biosciences
  • James Basham, special education
  • Christina Bejarano, political science
  • Caroline Bennett, civil, environmental & architectural engineering
  • Benjamin Chappell, American studies
  • Jay Childers, communication studies
  • Michael M. Davidson, music
  • Christopher Depcik, mechanical engineering
  • Claudia L. Dozier, applied behavioral sciences
  • William Elliott III, social welfare
  • M. Laird Forrest, pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Jeff Hall, communication studies
  • Heidi L. Hallman, curriculum & teaching
  • David M. Hansen, psychology & research in education
  • Mark T. Holder, ecology & evolutionary biology
  • Timothy Jackson, chemistry
  • David Kevin Johnson, psychology/associate scientist, gerontology
  • Jay Truman Johnson, geography
  • Maki Kaneko, art history
  • ChangHwan Kim, sociology
  • Prasad Kulkarni, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Mark Landau, psychology
  • Tracey LaPierre, sociology
  • Young-Jin Lee, educational leadership & policy studies
  • Craig Marshall, geology
  • Craig McLaughlin, aerospace engineering
  • David B. Mechem, geography
  • Meagan Patterson, psychology & research in education
  • Paul Popiel, music
  • Gregory Rudnick, physics & astronomy
  • Argun Saatcioglu, educational leadership & policy studies
  • Philip Stinson, classics
  • Belinda Sturm, civil, environmental & architectural engineering
  • Nina Vyatkina, germanic language & literatures
  • Crispin Williams, east asian languages & cultures
  • Yan (Diana) Wu, business
  • Zheng (Jane) Zhao, business

Tenure only

  • Clinton D. Chadwick, business

To associate librarian

  • Amalia Monroe-Gullick, University Libraries
  • Christopher Steadham, Wheat Law Library
  • William Blake Wilson, Wheat Law Library

To librarian

  • Whitney Baker, University Libraries
  • Fran Devlin, University Libraries


Research and Graduate Studies

  • Janis Bulgren, Center for Research on Learning, to research professor
  • Gaisheng Liu, Kansas Geological Survey, to associate scientist
  • Kerry Newell, Kansas Geological Survey, to associate scientist
  • Patricia Noonan, Center for Research on Learning, to associate research professor
  • Xinkun Wang, Higuchi Bioscience Center, to associate research professor

 

University of Kansas Medical Center

To professor (previously tenured)

  • Diane Boyle, School of Nursing
  • Jeffrey Burns, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Neurology
  • Won Choi, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Jeff Holzbeierlein, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Urology
  • Ajay Nangia, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Urology

Tenure awarded (at current rank of professor)

  • Tracie Collins, School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health-Wichita

To professor on clinical scholar track (nontenure track)

  • Stewart Babbott, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Siddhartha Ganguly, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine

To professor (affiliate track, Stowers Institute), (volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Peter Baumann, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
  •  Paul Trainor, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

To clinical professor (clinical track, full-time, nontenure track)

  • Nelda Godfrey, School of Nursing

To clinical professor (clinical track, part-time, nontenure track)

  •  Gerard Brungardt, School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Internal Medicine-Wichita

 To clinical professor (clinical track, volunteer, nontenure track)

  •  Milton Landers, School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Anesthesiology-Wichita

Tenure awarded (at current rank of associate professor)

  • Kimberly Engelman, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Tiffany Johnson, School of Health Professions Department of Hearing and Speech Education
  • Kim Kimminau, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Family Medicine
  • Jules Nazzaro, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Neurosurgery

To associate professor with tenure

  • Christie Befort Cardador, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Ana Paula Cupertino, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Wenxing Ding, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics
  • Patrick Fields, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Jianghua He, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Biostatistics
  • Lisa Mische Lawson, School of Health Professions Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Hiroshi Nishimune, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Hung-Wen Yeh, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Biostatistics

To associate professor on clinical scholar track (nontenure track)

  • Ahmad Abdulkarim, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Surgery
  • Daniel Aires, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Rajib Bhattacharya, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Inna D’Empaire, School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Psychiatry-Wichita
  • Garth Fraga, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Michael Grasso, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Stephen Lassen, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pediatrics
  • Rashna Madan, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Aroop Pal, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine  
  • Valerie Schroeder, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pediatrics
  • Jason Stubbs, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Karthik Vamanan, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Surgery
  • Connie Wang, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine

To associate professor (affiliate track, Stowers Institute), (volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Sue Jaspersen, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
  • Kausik Si, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

To associate professor (affiliate track, Mid-America Cardiologist), (volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Jayant Nath, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Rhea Pimentel, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine

To associate professor (VA affiliate), (volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Ajay Bansal, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Trenton Nauser, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Ozlem Ulusarac, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

To clinical associate professor (clinical track, full time, nontenure track)

  • Catherine Smith, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pediatrics

To clinical associate professor (clinical track, volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Valerie Creswell, School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Internal Medicine-Wichita
  • Ryan Ferrell, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Kenneth Jansson, School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Surgery-Wichita
  • Jing W. Liu, School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Internal Medicine-Wichita
  • Nazih Moufarrij, School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Surgery-Wichita
  • Ruth Weber, School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Family and Community Medicine-Wichita

To research associate professor (research track, full time, nontenure track)

  • Linda Heitzman-Powell, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pediatrics
  • Owen Nadeau, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Mohammad Rumi, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

To research associate professor (research track, volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Shang-You Yang, School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Surgery-Wichita Campus.

 

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