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Volume 36, Number 10, June 16 - 29, 2014

REGENTS APPROVE FACULTY PROMOTIONS AND TENURE

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting June 6 in Dallas.

Associate Professors Dr. Anne Koci (nursing – Houston) Dr. Ann Medley (physical therapy – Dallas) and Dr. Parakat Vijayagopal (nutrition and food sciences) were promoted to professor and granted tenure. Associate Professor Dr. Sheri Dragoo (fashion and textiles), Dr. Kimberly Miloch (kinesiology), Dr. David Rylander (school of management), Mark Sandel (social work), Richard Shuster (music) and Dr. Shannon Scott (psychology and philosophy) were promoted to professor.

Associate Professors Dr. Cynthia Evetts (occupational therapy), Dr. Holly Hansen-Thomas (teacher education) and Dr. John Nugent (school of management) received tenure.

Assistant professors Dr. Husny Amerih (occupational therapy), Dr. Tamby Allman (communication sciences), Dr. Pei-Fen Chang (occupational therapy – Houston), Dr. Laura Green (communication sciences), Dr. Gretchen Hoffman (school of library and information studies), Dr. Shanil Juma (nutrition and food sciences), Dr. Anna Magie (fashion and textiles), Dr. Jyutika Mehta (communication sciences), Dr. Kimberly Parker (health studies), Dr. Sandra Westmoreland (biology) and Dr. Jian Zhang (mathematics and computer science) were promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.

Assistant clinical professor Kimberly Mory (communication sciences), Dr. Anne O’Donnell (physical therapy - Houston) Nola Schrum (nursing – Dallas) were promoted to associate clinical professor. Clinical instructor Deborah Nolan (nursing – Dallas) was promoted to assistant clinical professor.

Newly hired faculty who were named professor with tenure were Dr. Shane Broughton (Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences), Dr. Sharon Denham (Doswell Endowed Chair of Nursing – Dallas), Dr. Anita Hufft (Dean of the College of Nursing), Dr. Celia Lo (Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Work) and Dr. Jonathan Olsen (Chair of the Department of History and Government).

Several retiring faculty were awarded emeritus status by the Regents. Dr. Ann Stuart was named chancellor and president emerita. Dr. Nan Restine, dean of the College of Professional Education, was named dean emerita. Dr. Sharon Olson, professor and director of the School of Physical Therapy was named professor emerita. Dr. Jack Gill, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Reginald Rezac, professor of accounting, were named professor emeritus. Dr. Charles Costello, associate professor of physical therapy, was named associate professor emeritus.

Newsbriefs (submission information)


The TWU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi will receive a “Little Free Library” as one of five winners in the honor society’s inaugural Book Drive Competition. A total of nearly 7,000 donated books were collected nationwide during the competition. For more information on Little Free Libraries, visit http://littlefreelibrary.org

The new TWU Women in Higher Education group is open to women who are interested in increasing their leadership skills and connecting with others who have the same interests. Women in administrative, faculty and staff roles at TWU are invited to complete a survey at https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=160860

Update on TWU People (submission information)


The TWU community is invited to a reception for Harold Johnson, associate vice president for facilities management and construction, who will retire at the end of June after 13 years with the university. The reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 26 in the ACT2 lobby.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) will co-chair the doctoral student consortium and chair a panel on Strategic Applications of Global Information Systems during the Global Information Technology Management Association’s world conference, scheduled June 22-24 in Philadelphia. He also has a research paper titled “The Politics of E-Learning – A Case Based Exploration,” accepted for presentation and publication in the conference proceedings.

Dr. Bev Carlsen-Landy and Dr. Brandi Falley (both math & computer science) presented “Turning It Around: Increasing Success Rates in Classes with Traditionally High Failure Rates” at the Southwest Social Science Association’s Annual Conference, held in April in San Antonio. The presentation highlighted results from Fall 2013 for the TWU Comprehensive Student Success program. For more information, contact Dr. Carlsen-Landy at bcarlsenlandy@twu.edu

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (math & computer science) published an article titled “Modeling And Optimal Control For Antiretroviral Therapy” in the Special Edition of Journal of Biological Systems, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2014) 199–217, World Scientific Publishing Company (DOI: 10.1142/S0218339014400026)

Dr. Jessica Gullion (sociology) presented “Cancer/Environment Rhizomes” at the Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. She was also an invited speaker on two panels, “Teaching and Learning Qualitative Research: Lessons Learned from Practice” and “Celebrating the Social Fictions Series: Advances in Publishing Arts-Based Research,” and served as chair of a session on Deleuze.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: June 16 - 29, 2014


Mon., June 16
  •   Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., June 17

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., June 18

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • EMBA Information Session, Houston Center, room 1120, 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., June 19

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., June 20

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., June 21

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed, Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sun., June 22

  • Library 2-10 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-10 p.m.

Mon., June 23

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., June 24

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., June 25

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • EMBA Information Session, Sockwell Center, Plano, 6 p.m.

Thurs., June 26

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., June 27

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., June 28

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed, Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • EMBA Information Session, Dallas Center, room 2702, 10 a.m.

Sun., June 29

  •  Library open 2-10 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-10 p.m.

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
Information and news about activities, programs or TWU people may be sent to the Office of Marketing and Communication through campus mail or by e-mail to info@twu.edu. The deadline to receive information is the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. for the following week. Student information for the “People” section is not published unless it is submitted by or in conjunction with a faculty member and that faculty member’s related activities.

TWU People Submissions
Please submit “People” items (faculty and staff only) to the Office of Marketing and Communication by campus mail or by e-mail to info@twu.edu. Include first and last names (no initials, please) and appropriate titles (ie. Dr.)

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