Faculty excellence: Promotions and Tenure, 2017

The College of Science congratulates these 18 faculty for receiving promotions and/or tenure for the 2016-17 academic year. 

“P&T decisions are one of the most important things I do. I am happy to recognize our outstanding faculty,” said Sastry G. Pantula, dean of the College of Science. “The success of our faculty is essential to the success of our students. Our faculty are not only scholars and teachers, but also are mentors to our students, the next generation of leaders in science.”

Tremendous consideration goes into each promotion and tenure decision. The Provost’s office, the College of Science dean’s office, department heads, promotion and tenure committee members, faculty, external reviewers, student evaluation committees, and of course the individual faculty members all spend many hours preparing, processing and reviewing the documentation. The process is extremely rigorous in order to award the best candidates for promotion and/or tenure.

Special thanks to our College of Science Promotion and Tenure Committee for devoting a significant time engaged in the intense review process.

Congratulations to the following science faculty!  We are proud of you.

Biochemistry & Biophysics Department

Dr. Michael Freitag will be promoted to Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, effective, September 16, 2017.

Dr. Colin Johnson will be promoted to Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and granted indefinite tenure, effective, September 16, 2017.

Dr. Viviana Perez will be promoted to Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and granted indefinite tenure, effective, September 16, 2017.

Dr. Kari van Zee will be promoted to Senior Instructor I of Biochemistry & Biophysics, effective, September 16, 2017.

Chemistry Department

Dr. Michael Burand will be promoted to Senior Instructor I of Chemistry, effective, July 1, 2017.

Dr. Xiulei (David) Ji will be promoted to Associate Professor of Chemistry and granted indefinite tenure, effective, September 16, 2017.

Dr. Daniel Myles will be promoted to Senior Instructor II of Chemistry, September 16, 2017.

Dr. Kristin Ziebart will be promoted to Senior Instructor I of Chemistry, effective, July 1, 2017. 

Integrative Biology Department

Dr. Dee Denver will be promoted to Professor of Integrative Biology, effective, September 16, 2017.

Dr. Doug Warrick will be promoted to Professor of Integrative Biology, effective, September 16, 2017.

Mathematics Department

Dr. Ren Guo will be promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematics and granted indefinite tenure, effective, September 16, 2017.

Dr. Hoe Woon Kim will be promoted to Senior Instructor I of Mathematics, effective, September 16, 2017.

Dr. Yevgeniy Kovchegov will be promoted to Professor of Mathematics, effective September 16, 2017.

Dr. Clayton Petsche will be promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematics and granted indefinite tenure, effective, September 16, 2017.

Dr. Daniel Rockwell will be promoted to Senior Instructor I of Mathematics, September 16, 2017.

Statistics Department

Dr. Claudio Fuentes will be promoted to Associate Professor of Statistics and granted indefinite tenure, effective, September 16, 2017.

Dr. Yuan Jiang will be promoted to Associate Professor of Statistics and granted indefinite tenure, effective, September 16, 2017.

Dr. Debashis Mondal will be promoted to Associate Professor of Statistics and granted indefinite tenure, effective, September 16, 2017.

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