2016 News Releases

Regents approve faculty promotions and tenure

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents today (May 20) approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.

College of Arts and Sciences

In the philosophy and psychology department, associate professors Christian Hart, Ph.D., and Debra Mollen, Ph.D., were promoted to professor.

College of Health Sciences

Alexis Ortiz, Ph.D., (physical therapy) was promoted to professor and granted tenure. Associate professors Pushkala Raman, Ph.D., (school of management), Mary Frances Baxter, Ph.D., (occupational therapy), Marsha Neville, Ph.D., (occupational therapy) were promoted to professor. Assistant professor Gilbert Werema, Ph.D., (school of management) was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure, and assistant clinical professors Dolores Kearney, (nutrition and food sciences) and Claudette Fette, Ph.D., (occupational therapy) also were promoted to associate clinical professor.

College of Nursing

Assistant clinical professor Kristine Morris was promoted to associate clinical professor and Damon Cottrell, Ph.D., was promoted to clinical professor. Associate professors Lene Symes, Ph.D., and Mari Tietze, Ph.D., were promoted to professor. Tietze also was granted tenure. Fuqin Liu, Ph.D., was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.

College of Professional Education

Associate professors in the department of family sciences Shann Hwa Hwan, Ph.D., Joel Muro, Ph.D., and Katherine Rose, Ph.D., were promoted to professor, and assistant professor Lamar Muro, Ph.D., was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.

In the department of teacher education, associate professors Gina Anderson, Ed.D., Holly Hansen-Thomas, Ph.D., and Claudia Sanchez, Ph.D., were promoted to professor. Teresa Starrett, Ed.D., and Laura Trujilo-Jenks, Ph.D., were promoted to associate professor and also granted tenure.

Emeritus

Several retiring faculty were awarded emeritus status by the Regents. Gladys Keeton was named professor emerita of dance, and Reta “Smiddy” Foreman was named professor emerita of biology. Both Deborah Tapler, Ph.D., and Nancy McMenamy were named professor emerita of nursing.

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