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Texas State announces faculty promotions and tenure

Posted by University News Service
June 5, 2009

Thirty-four faculty members at Texas State University-San Marcos have been promoted and 28 have been granted tenure in action taken by the Texas State University System Board of Regents.

The regents approved the promotion and tenure actions during their regular meeting held June 3-5 on the Texas State campus.

Promoted from associate professor to professor (with academic department in parentheses) were Brock Brown (geography), Dittmar Hahn (biology), Craig Hanks (philosophy), Karen Knox (social work), Kathryn Ledbetter (English), Lynn Ledbetter (music), Carole Martin (modern languages), Nico Schuler (music) and Karl Stephan (technology).

Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor were Bahram Asiabanpour (engineering), Lori Czop Assaf (curriculum and instruction), John Blair (criminal justice), Chad Booth (chemistry and biochemistry), Rachell Booth (chemistry and biochemistry), Janet Butler (accounting), Kyong Hee Chee (sociology), Christina Conlee (anthropology), Joseph Etherton (psychology), Cynthia Gonzales (music), Miguel Guajardo (educational administration and psychological services), Marian Houser (communication studies) and Sally Hill Jones (social work).

Also promoted from assistant professor to associate professor were Matthew Juge (modern languages), Benjamin Martin (chemistry and biochemistry), Pablo Martinez (criminal justice), Brian Keith Miller (management), Michelle Nance (theatre and dance), Sarah Nelson (educational administration and psychological services), Rodney Schueller (music), Thomas Simpson (biology), Victoria Smith (English), Taewon Suh (marketing), Miriam Williams (English) and Ani Yazedjian (family and consumer sciences).

Awarded tenure were Bahram Asiabanpour (engineering), Lori Czop Assaf (curriculum and instruction), John Blair (criminal justice), Chad Booth (chemistry and biochemistry), Rachell Booth (chemistry and biochemistry), Janet Butler (accounting), Mary Cavitt (music), Kyong Hee Chee (sociology), Christina Conlee (anthropology), Joseph Etherton (psychology), Cynthia Gonzales (music), Miguel Guajardo (educational administration and psychological services), Marian Houser (communication studies) and Sally Hill Jones (social work).

Also awarded tenure were Matthew Juge (modern languages), Benjamin Martin (chemistry and biochemistry), Pablo Martinez (criminal justice), Brian Keith Miller (management), Michelle Nance (theatre and dance), Sarah Nelson (educational administration and psychological services), Rodney Schueller (music), Thomas Simpson (biology), Dennis Smart (management), Victoria Smith (English), Taewon Suh (marketing), Donna Vandiver (criminal justice), Miriam Williams (English) and Ani Yazedjian (family and consumer sciences).