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Sep 1, 2011    #154
Contact: Wandra Brooks Green
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UMKC celebrates promotion and tenure appointments

Thirty-four academics recognized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Missouri-Kansas City Office of the Provost - Academic Affairs will celebrate the promotion and tenure of 34 faculty and librarians at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Pierson Auditorium. The event honors and highlights each of the 2011 UMKC promotion and tenure recipients.

The promotion and tenure process involves a lengthy and rigorous review of academic performance in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. Each of the academics recognized in this promotion and tenure celebration has demonstrated to their peers and to the administration that they have met high standards for sustained contributions and outstanding performance. Those recently appointed are listed below.

Promotion and Tenure

Arif Ahmed - Public Affairs, Bloch School of Management, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Marco Brotto - Muscle Physiology, School of Nursing, promotion to Professor with Tenure

Anthony Caruso - Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Baek-Young Choi - Computer Science Electrical Engineering, School of Computing and Engineering, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Reza Derakhshani - Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, School of Computing and Engineering, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Samuel Andrew Granade - Musicology, Conservatory of Music and Dance, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Deanna Hanson-Abromeit - Music Therapy, Conservatory of Music & Dance, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Christie Hodgen - English Language & Literature, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Caitlin Horsman - Communications Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Jennifer Lundgren - Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Erik Olsen - Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Rafia Rasu - Pharmacy Practice & Administration, School of Pharmacy, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Melisa Rempfer - Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Liana Sega - Mathematics & Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Georgia Smedley - Accounting, Bloch School of Management, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Jacob Wagner - Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Monika Shealey - School of Education, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure Tenure

Sean O'Brien - School of Law, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure Promotion

Mostafa Badr - Pharmacology & Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, promotion to Professor

Andrew Bergerson - History, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Professor

Cathleen Burnett - Criminal Justice and Criminology, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Professor

Paul Callister - School of Law, promotion to Professor

Stephen Dilks - English Language & Literature, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Professor

Cynthia Ernst - Law Library, University Libraries, promotion to Librarian II

Kathleen Hall - Law Library, University Libraries, promotion to Librarian II

Chi H. Lee - Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, promotion to Professor

Lawrence MacLachlan - Law Library, University Libraries, promotion to Librarian IV

Deborah O'Bannon - Civil & Mechanical Engineering, School of Computing and Engineering, promotion to Professor

Jennifer Phegley - English Language & Literature, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Professor

John Purk - Restorative Dentistry & Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, promotion to Professor

Noah Rhee - Mathematics & Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Professor

Victor Tan - Theatre, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Professor

F. Wayne Vaught - Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences, promotion to Professor

Yong Wang - Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, promotion to Professor

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