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Texas State announces faculty promotions, tenure for 2016

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
August 24, 2016

Texas State University has promoted 44 faculty members and approved tenure for 34. The measures will take effect on Sept. 1.

Promoted from associate professor to professor (with academic department in parentheses) were Debbie R. Alley (theatre and dance), Mary Jo Biggs (social work), Christina Conlee (anthropology), Michael Clay Green (biology), Miguel Guajardo (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Alexander V. Kornienko (chemistry and biochemistry), Kevin W. McCurdy (health and human performance), Francis A. Mendez (computer information systems and quantitative methods), Brian K. Miller (management), Angela F. Murphy (history), Weston H. Nowlin (biology), Michael P. O'Malley (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Octavio Pimentel (English), Ivilina T. Popova (finance and economics), Jorge Yuri Porras (modern languages), Cindy L. Royal (journalism and mass communication), Christopher J. Russian (respiratory care), Susan Schwinning (biology), Chad L. Smith (sociology), Donna Vandiver (criminal justice), Ha-Chin Yi (finance and economics), Gail M. Zank (marketing) and Pinfan Zhu (English).

Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor were Suparno Banerjee (English), Heping Chen (engineering), Kevin P. Collins (respiratory care), José C. de la Puente (history), Melissa Y. Delgado (family and consumer sciences), Michelle L. Evans (political science), Teri E. Evans-Palmer (art and design), Joseph R. Falocco (English), Emily K. Hanks (political science), Jeffrey L. Helgeson (history), Sean M. Horan (communication studies), Krista J. Howard (psychology), Todd W. Hudnall (chemistry and biochemistry), Farzan Irani (communication disorders), Ronald A. Johnson (history), Jiyun Kang (family and consumer sciences), Grayson B. Lawrence (art and design), Young Ju Lee (mathematics), Cristian H. Lieneck (health administration), Kasey Martin (accounting), John R. Mckiernan (history), Scott A. Mogull (English), Kim M. Murphy-Abdouch (health information management), Jessica R. Pliley (history), Elizabeth C. Rodda (art and design), In-Hyouk Song (engineering technology) and Maia J. Wright (art and design).

Granted tenure were Suparno Banerjee (English), Heping Chen (engineering), Kevin P. Collins (respiratory care), José C. de la Puente (history), Melissa Y. Delgado (family and consumer sciences), Michelle L. Evans (political science), Teri E. Evans-Palmer (art and design), Joseph R. Falocco (English), Emily K. Hanks (political science), Jeffrey L. Helgeson (history), Sean M. Horan (communication studies), Krista J. Howard (psychology), Todd W. Hudnall (chemistry and biochemistry), Farzan Irani (communication disorders), Ronald A. Johnson (history), Jason P. Julian (geography), Jiyun Kang (family and consumer sciences), Grayson B. Lawrence (art and design), Young Ju Lee (mathematics), Cristian H. Lieneck (health administration), Kasey Martin (accounting), John R. Mckiernan (history), Scott A. Mogull (English), Jessica R. Pliley (history), Elizabeth C. Rodda (art and design), In-Hyouk Song (engineering technology) and Maia J. Wright (art and design).