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TWU Regents approve faculty promotions and tenure


DENTON — The Texas Woman's University Board of Regents recently approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting held June 6.

Associate Professors Dr. Jeffrey Robb (history/government) and Dr. Anne Simpson (reading) were promoted to professor and received tenure. Associate Professors Dr. Josephine Chan (occupational therapy –- Houston), Dr. James Chenevert (music/drama), Dr. Pat Driscoll (School of Management), Dr. Young-Hoo Kwon (kinesiology), Dr. Winifred Mallam (mathematics/computer science), Dr. Linda Rubin (psychology/philosophy) and Dr. Susan Sheriff (nursing –- Dallas) and were promoted to professor.  Associate Professors Dr. Diane Gregory (visual arts) and Dr. Melinda Cowart (teacher education) also were awarded tenure. 

Dr. Pat Holden-Huchton, associate professor and dean of the TWU College of Nursing was promoted to professor and granted tenure.  Dr. Mark Kessler, who will begin his duties as professor and chair of TWU's department of history and government July 16, and Dr. Anne Stiles, professor and coordinator of the nursing doctoral program on the Denton campus, also received tenure.

Associate Clinical Professor Dr. Peggy Landrum (nursing –- Houston) was promoted to clinical professor.  Assistant Professors Dr. Susan Adams (family sciences), Dr. Pam Baker (School of Management), Dr. Jan Foster (nursing –- Houston), Sarah Gamblin (dance), Dr. Katherine Landdeck (history/government), Dr. Dojin Ryu (nutrition and food sciences), Mark Sandel (social work), Dr. Richard Shuster (music/drama), Dr. Lisa Silliman-French (kinesiology), Dr. Martina Will de Chaparro (history/government) and Dr. Lisa Zottarelli (sociology) were promoted to associate professor and received tenure.

Assistant Professor Dr. Marsha Neville-Smith (occupational therapy – Dallas) was promoted to associate professor.

Assistant Clinical Professors Joan Edwards (nursing – Houston), Laurie Galatas (nursing – Dallas), Barbara McAlister (nursing – Dallas), Melissa McClung (occupational therapy), Ellie Raffen (occupational therapy), Rheatte Solomon (nursing – Houston) and Elaine Wilson (nursing – Dallas) were promoted to associate clinical professor.

Several retiring faculty were awarded Emeritus status by the Regents.  Dr. Thomas K. Brown (music), Dr. John Flohr (music) and Dr. Ron Fritsch (teacher education) were named Professor Emeritus.  Dr. Carolyn Adamson (nursing), Dr. Lillian Chenoweth (family sciences), Dr. Gail Davis (nursing), Dr. Roberta Nutt (psychology), Dr. Joyce Palmer (English, speech and foreign languages) and Joan Wall (music) were named Professor Emerita.



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