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Texas State announces faculty promotions, tenure for 2012

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
June 11, 2012

Texas State University-San Marcos has promoted 44 faculty members and approved tenure for 34.

The measures will take effect on Sept. 1 and were approved by the Texas State University System Board of Regents during its regular meeting held May 24-25 in Beaumont on the campus of Lamar University.

Promoted from associate professor to professor (with academic department in parentheses) were Thomas C. Berno (art and design), Timothy H. Bonner (biology), Charles Britt Bousman (anthropology), Kevin A. Fall (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Caitlin Gabor (biology), Alberto Giordano (geography), Valentina Glajar (modern languages), Eric Kirby (management), Judith B. Oskam (journalism and mass communication), Nathan W. Pino (sociology), Cynthia Plotts (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology).

Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor were Angela R. Ausbrooks (social work), Deborah A. Balzhiser (English), John A. Beckenbach (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Marion Morrison Bennett (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Natalie A. Ceballos (psychology), Rahul Chakraborty (communication disorders), Erina D. Duganne (art and design), Karen A. Gibbs (physical therapy), Mina S. Guirguis (computer science), Ronald R. Hagelman, III (geography), Jason Hardage (physical therapy), Kelly B. Haskard Zolnierek (psychology), Asha L. Hegde Niezgoda (family and consumer sciences), Caroline Hill (family and consumer sciences), Gwendolyn Hustvedt (family and consumer sciences), Julie Jackson (curriculum and instruction), Jesus Jimenez (engineering), Clarena Larrotta (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Noland H. Martin (biology), Gloria P. Martinez (sociology), Nadine D. Mozon (theatre and dance), Samuel J. Mungo (music), Samuel Obara (mathematics), Suzanna Dougherty Okere (physical therapy), Shawn J. Patrick (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Robert F. Reardon (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Gail K. Roaten (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Kevin D. Romig (geography), Shane K. Smith (theatre and dance), Alexis Stokes (finance and economics), Robert T. Tally, Jr. (English), Hyun J. Yun (political science), Qiang Zhao (mathematics).

Granted tenure were Angela R. Ausbrooks (social work), Deborah A. Balzhiser (English), John A. Beckenbach (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Marion Morrison Bennett (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Natalie A. Ceballos (psychology), Rahul Chakraborty (communication disorders), Erina D. Duganne (art and design), Karen A. Gibbs (physical therapy), Mina S. Guirguis (computer science), Ronald R. Hagelman, III (geography), Jason Hardage (physical therapy), Kelly B. Haskard Zolnierek (psychology), Asha L. Hegde Niezgoda (family and consumer sciences), Caroline Hill (family and consumer sciences), Gwendolyn Hustvedt (family and consumer sciences), Julie Jackson (curriculum and instruction), Jesus Jimenez (engineering), Michelle A. Lane (family and consumer sciences), Clarena Larrotta (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Noland H. Martin (biology), Gloria P. Martinez (sociology), Nadine D. Mozon (theatre and dance), Samuel J. Mungo (music), Samuel Obara (mathematics), Shawn J. Patrick (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Ivilina T. Popova (finance and economics), Robert F. Reardon (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Gail K. Roaten (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Kevin D. Romig (geography), Shane K. Smith (theatre and dance), Alexis Stokes (finance and economics), Robert T. Tally, Jr. (English), Hyun J. Yun (political science), Qiang Zhao (mathematics).