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Texas State announces faculty promotions, tenure for 2015

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
June 1, 2015

Texas State University 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 21-22 in Huntsville on the Sam Houston State University campus.

Promoted from associate professor to professor (with academic department in parentheses) were John P. Blair (criminal justice), Carrie J. Boden-McGill (occupational, workforce and leadership studies), J. Nathan Bond (curriculum and instruction), Martin Burtscher (computer science), Janet B. Butler (accounting), Joseph L. Etherton (psychology), Rubén Garza (curriculum and instruction), Jason J. Kwak (music), S. Gregory Marshall (respiratory care), Michelle E. Nance (theatre and dance), Paul B. Stewart, III (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology).

Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor were Taylor W. Acee (curriculum and instruction), Farhad Ameri (engineering technology), Stephen L. Black (anthropology), Sarah A. Blue (geography), Linda J. Campbell (accounting), Yihong Chen (engineering), Hunter G. Close (physics), Matthew A. Eichler (occupational, workforce and leadership studies), Li Feng (finance and economics), Rebekah L. Fox (communication studies), Luis A. Intersimone (modern languages), Paul B. Jantz (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Jennifer Jensen (geography), Yoo-Jae Kim (engineering technology), Russell B. Lang (curriculum and instruction), Ting Liu (health and human performance), Omar S. Lopez (occupational, workforce and leadership studies), Rasim M. Musal (computer information systems and quantitative methods), Mary Elizabeth Parker (physical therapy), Ludim R. Pedroza (music), Maria Nieves Pujalte (modern languages), Omar Sanchez-Sibony (political science), Ty Schepis (psychology), Kenneth Scott Smith (social work), William A. Stapleton (engineering), Sharon K. Strickland (mathematics), Gina M. Tarver (art and design), Megan L. Trad (radiation therapy), Bob E. Vasquez (criminal justice), Steven T. Whitten (chemistry and biochemistry), Ronald D. Williams (health and human performance), Byoung H. You (engineering technology), Leyuan You (finance and economics).

Granted tenure were Taylor W. Acee (curriculum and instruction), Farhad Ameri (engineering technology), Stephen L. Black (anthropology), Sarah A. Blue (geography), Martin Burtscher (computer science), Linda J. Campbell (accounting), Yihong Chen (engineering), Hunter G. Close (physics), Matthew A. Eichler (occupational, workforce and leadership studies), Li Feng (finance and economics), Rebekah L. Fox (communication studies), Luis A. Intersimone (modern languages), Paul B. Jantz (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Jennifer Jensen (geography), Yoo-Jae Kim (engineering technology), Alexander V. Kornienko (chemistry and biochemistry), Russell B. Lang (curriculum and instruction), Ting Liu (health and human performance), Omar S. Lopez (occupational, workforce and leadership studies), Rasim M. Musal (computer information systems and quantitative methods), Ludim R. Pedroza (music), Maria Nieves Pujalte (modern languages), Omar Sanchez-Sibony (political science), Ty Schepis (psychology), Kenneth Scott Smith (social work), William A. Stapleton (engineering), Sharon K. Strickland (mathematics), Gina M. Tarver (art and design), Megan L. Trad (radiation therapy), Bob E. Vasquez (criminal justice), Steven T. Whitten (chemistry and biochemistry), Ronald D. Williams (health and human performance), Byoung H. You (engineering technology), Leyuan You (finance and economics).