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Aug 31, 2012    #106
Contact: Wandra Brooks Green
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UMKC celebrates promotion and tenure appointments

Thirty-two faculty and librarians honored

KANSAS CITY, MO. - The University of Missouri-Kansas City Office of the Provost - Academic Affairs will celebrate the promotion and tenure of 32 faculty and librarians at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, in room 401 of the Student Union, 5100 Cherry St. The event honors and highlights each of the 2012 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 with Tenure

Hadara Bar-Nadav, College of Arts and Sciences, English Language and Literature, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

John Barton, College of Arts and Sciences, English Language and Literature, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Jeffrey Bennett, College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Samuel Bouyain, School of Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Jared Bruce, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

An-Lin Cheng, School of Nursing, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Viviana Grieco, College of Arts and Sciences, History, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Diane Helfers-Petrella, Conservatory of Music and Dance, Keyboards, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Sungyop Kim, College of Arts and Sciences, Architecture, Urban Planning + Design, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Toya Like-Haislip, College of Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Jacob Marszalek, School of Education, Counseling & Educational Psychology, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Leigh Ann Nelson, School of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Nathan Oyler, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Anthony Shiu, College of Arts and Sciences, English Language and Literature, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Lisa Song, Bloch School of Management, Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Linwood Tauheed, College of Arts and Sciences, Economics, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Alberto Villamandos, College of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Languages and Literature, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

JianPing Wang, School of Pharmacy, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Michael Wei, School of Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Lindsey Williams, Conservatory of Music and Dance, Music Education & Music Therapy, Awarded Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Bi-Botti Celestin Youan, School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Awarded Promotion to Professor with Tenure

Promotion

Tracey Hughes, University Libraries, Dental Library, Awarded Promotion to Librarian II

Peggy Mullaly-Quijas, University Libraries, Health Sciences Library, Awarded Promotion to Librarian III

Susan Sykes Berry, University Libraries, Health Sciences Library, Awarded Promotion to Librarian III

Virginia Blanton, College of Arts and Sciences, English Language and Literature, Awarded Promotion to Professor

Elijah Gowin, College of Arts and Sciences, Art & Art History, Awarded Promotion to Professor

Chris Holman, School of Law, Awarded Promotion to Professor

Simon MacNeill, School of Dentistry, Periodontics, Awarded Promotion to Professor

David O. Renz, Bloch School of Management, Public Affairs, Awarded Promotion to Professor

Omiunota Ukpokodu, School of Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Awarded Promotion to Professor

Thad Wilson, School of Nursing, Awarded Promotion to Professor

Yong Zeng, College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Awarded Promotion to Professor

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit www.umkc.edu. You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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