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Texas State announces faculty promotions, tenure for 2018

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
July 30, 2018

SAN MARCOS – Texas State University has promoted 37 faculty members and approved tenure for 24. The measures will take effect on Sept. 1.

Promoted from associate professor to professor (with academic department in parentheses) were Elizabeth Erhart (anthropology), Karen A. Gibbs (physical therapy), Mina S. Guirguis (computer science), Jason P. Julian (geography), Clarena Larrotta (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Douglas G. Morrish (agriculture), Janet Payne (finance and economics), Maria Alejandra Sorto (mathematics), Martha K. Spradley (anthropology), Barry D. Stone (art and design), Hassan Tajalli (political science) and Alexander White (mathematics).

Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor were Cassandra A. Abate (theatre and dance), Nancy K. Berlage (history), Lesli M. Biediger-Friedman (family and consumer sciences), Glenna M. Billingsley (curriculum and instruction), Patricia J. Burke (communication studies), Stephen P. Ciullo (curriculum and instruction), Eleanor W. Close (physics), Kristy L. Daniel (biology), Rebecca L. Davio (geography), Cheri P. DeVol (theatre and dance), Thomas E. Doyle II (political science), Tahir Ekin (computer information systems and quantitative methods), Kyle R. Glaser (music), Elizabeth K. Hartwig (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Injeong Jo (geography), Clemens Scott Kruse (health administration), Jessica E. Mallios (art and design), Ivan Marquez (philosophy), Alexander J. McLeod, Jr. (health information management), Joni A. Mettler (health and human performance), Andrew Ojede (finance and economics), Eduardo Pérez (engineering), Shaunna F. Smith (curriculum and instruction), Vanguel G. Tangarov (music) and Nicole L. Wesley (theatre and dance).

Granted tenure were Cassandra A. Abate (theatre and dance), Nancy K. Berlage (history), Lesli M. Biediger-Friedman (family and consumer sciences), Glenna M. Billingsley (curriculum and instruction), Patricia J. Burke (communication studies), Stephen P. Ciullo (curriculum and instruction), Eleanor W. Close (physics), Kristy L. Daniel (biology), Cheri P. DeVol (theatre and dance), Thomas E. Doyle, II (political science), Tahir Ekin (computer information systems and quantitative methods), Kyle R. Glaser (music), Elizabeth K. Hartwig (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Injeong Jo (geography), Clemens Scott Kruse (health administration), Jessica E. Mallios (art and design), Ivan Marquez (philosophy), Alexander J. McLeod, Jr. (health information management), Joni A. Mettler (health and human performance), Andrew Ojede (finance and economics), Eduardo Pérez (engineering), Shaunna F. Smith (curriculum and instruction), Vanguel G. Tangarov (music) and Nicole L. Wesley (theatre and dance).

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 188,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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