Trustees Approve Tenure, Promotions, Emeriti and Sabbaticals

The Board of Trustees approved promotions, tenure, sabbaticals and emeriti status for faculty from the University’s colleges and schools and University libraries during the April 15 board meeting in Macon.

 

Promotions

 

College of Continuing and Professional Studies

Richard Bohannon
was promoted to associate professor of leadership studies.
Laurie Lankin was promoted to professor of counseling and human sciences.

College of Liberal Arts

Kevin M.Bucholtz was promoted to associate professor of chemistry.

Alan F. Smith was promoted to professor of biology.

Bridget G.Trogden was promoted to associate professor of chemistry.

 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

 

Diane F. Matesic was promoted to professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

 

Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics

 

Arthur Rutledge was promoted to professor of management information systems.

 

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing

 

Fran Kamp was promoted to associate professor of nursing.

 

James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology

 

David G. Garber was promoted to associate professor of old testament and Hebrew.

 

School of Medicine

 

David B. Byck was promoted to academic associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

Susan Cline was promoted to academic associate professor of basic medical sciences.

Alice A. House was promoted to academic associate professor of family medicine.

Miriam C. Hudgins was promoted to library assistant professor in the Medical School library.

Anna I. Krampl was promoted to library assistant professor in the Medical School library.

Richard O. McCann was promoted to academic associate professor of basic medical sciences.

Christopher Senkowski was promoted to academic professor of surgery.

Rita Smith was promoted to library associate professor in the Medical School library.

ZhongbiaoWang was promoted to academic associate professor of surgery.

 

Tift College of Education

 

Sherah Betts Carr was promoted to associate professor of teacher education.

Mack D. Duggins was promoted to professor of teacher education.

 

Townsend School of Music

 

Marcus Reddick was promoted to associate professor of percussion.


University Libraries

Laura Botts
was promoted to associate professor special collections, Tarver Library.
Judith Brook was promoted to professor and associate dean, Swilley Library.
Liya Deng was promoted to associate professor and government documents librarian, Tarver Library.
Julie Poole was promoted to assistant professor and coordinator, regional academic center libraries.

Walter F. George School of Law

 

Monica Armstrong was promoted to associate professor of law.

Scott Titshaw was promoted to associate professor of law.

 

Tenure

 

College of Liberal Arts

 

Kevin M. Bucholtz, chemistry

Scot J. Mann, communication and theatre arts

José Piño, Spanish

Bridget G. Trogden, chemistry

 

James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology

 

David G. Garber, Old Testament and Hebrew

 

School of Medicine

 

Susan Cline, basic medical sciences

Richard O. McCann, basic medical sciences

 

Tift College of Education

 

Sherah Betts Carr, teacher education

J. Anthony Harris, educational leadership

Mary Hall O’Phelan, educational leadership

 

Townsend School of Music

 

Marcus Reddick, percussion

 

Walter F. George School of Law

 

Suzianne Painter-Thorne, law instruction

Karen Sneddon, law instruction

 

Emeriti

 

Joseph Claxton, professor emeritus, Walter F. George School of Law

Carolyn Garvin, associate professor emerita, Tift College of Education

John M. Holbrook, professor emeritus, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Bruce J. Innes, professor emeritus, School of Medicine

Richard A. Jackson, professor emeritus, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

J. Barry Jenkins named vice provost emeritus, Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Richard P. Menninger, professor emeritus, School of Medicine

Sandra K. Rayburn, associate professor emerita, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing

Earl S. Ward, professor emeritus, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

 

Sabbaticals

 

College of Liberal Arts

 

Kevin Bucholtz, assistant professor of chemistry, was approved for a 2011-2012 academic year sabbatical. He will conduct a year-long research and teaching partnership with Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana to work with faculty in developing a problem-based approach to teaching organic chemistry that uses the Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning  model.

 

Craig Coleman, associate professor of art, was approved for a spring 2012 semester sabbatical. He will create new works of art centered on ecological themes such as recycling and finding new uses for old technology and waste recovery, with art products including color photographs, digital images, experimental video, and several mixed media works, to be displayed with an exhibition at the Mercer gallery during Fall 2012.

 

Sarah Gardner, professor of history, was approved for a spring 2012 semester sabbatical. She will complete a new book on southern history and literature (Reviewing the South)already under contract with Cambridge University Press.

 

Curtis Herink, professor of mathematics, was approved for a spring 2012 semester sabbatical. He will translate from German to English an important book on the history of mathematics, Herbert Mehrtens’ Moderne Sprache Mathematik (1990).

 

Lori Johnson, associate professor of political science, was approved for a spring 2012 semester sabbatical. She will focus on efforts that enhance her ability to develop the new interdisciplinary major law and public policy, including developing collaborative relationships with faculty in the WFG Law School, taking the Georgia Bar exam, networking with Macon attorneys, developing more courses for the concentration, and research on teaching and learning in law-related classes at the undergraduate level.

 

Achim Kopp, professor of foreign languages and literature, was approved for a spring 2012 semester sabbatical. He will teach English-as-second-language courses at Qingdao University in China through Mercer’s ELI program and establish a new study abroad program at Qingdao for Mercer students.

 

Andrew Pounds, associate professor of chemistry, was approved for a spring 2012 semester sabbatical. He will advance work on a combination of seven existing or new research projects, including continued development of a collaborative relationship with scientists in the division of marine and atmospheric chemistry at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, where Dr. Pounds will spend part of his sabbatical using their supercomputer and in collaboration with other researchers.

 

Creighton Rosental, associate professor of philosophy, was approved for a 2011-2012 academic year sabbatical. He will complete a new logic textbook that focuses on its history, including its connection to different intellectual movements.  To support the project, Dr. Rosental has applied as a visiting fellow at the Huntingdon Library in California for two months to access several rare books. He has applied for a National Endowment for the Humanities teaching development fellowship for Summer 2011 to support a second project in teaching an introductory ethics course using interdisciplinary approaches to understanding happiness, health, wealth and the good life.

 

Andrew Silver, associate professor of English, was approved for a fall 2011 semester sabbatical. He will complete a solicited essay for a companion to the study of Southern literature, develop a documentary theater play based on interviews with homeless people in Macon, and begin research for a possible manuscript on “Disinterestedness and Reform in the 19th Century,” especially related to the play The Lamplighter.

 

Anna “Anya” Silver, associate professor of English, was approved for a fall 2011 semester sabbatical. She will complete a new collection of poetry, titled Strange Myrrh, to be submitted to LSU Press for publication.

 

Ami Spears, associate professor of psychology, was approved for a fall 2011 semester sabbatical. She will explore the educational potential of virtual worlds through an experimental study with students in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies who will be engaged in a class conducted through Second Life.


James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology

 

Nancy deClaissé-Walford, professor of old testament and biblical languages, was approved for a fall 2011 semester sabbatical. She will complete a monograph on the wisdom shaping of Book Five of the Psalter. She will complete two book proposals and will complete a one- to three-month month residency at Marburg University in Germany, leading a seminar on the shape and shaping of the Psalter for Marburg students.

 

David G. Garber, assistant professor of old testament and Hebrew, was approved for a spring 2012 semester sabbatical. He will research and write a book project tentatively titled Rolling Waters: Social Justice and the Hebrew Bible. H will aslo engage in communal scholarship and justice advocacy by proposing paper presentations from his research in March 2012 during the annual Society of Biblical Literature meeting in November 2012. He will remain engaged in the certificate in theological studies at the Metro Prison for Women through the Atlanta Theological Association.

 

Denise Massey, associate professor of pastoral care and counseling, was approved for a fall 2011 semester sabbatical. She will work on a book designed to integrate the current research concerning the connections between the body, mind, brain and Christian spirituality.
 

School of Medicine

 

Allison Scheetz, associate professor of internal medicine, was approved for a 2011-2012 academic year sabbatical. She will become a fellow in the newly approved hospice and palliative medicine program at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

 

School of Engineering

 

Marjorie Davis, professor of technical communication, was approved for a fall 2011 semester sabbatical. She will complete research and write a book on the history and theory of technical communication.

 

Helen Grady, associate professor of technical communication, was approved for a spring 2012 semester sabbatical. She will pursue a visiting professorship at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

 

Walter F. George School of Law

 

Linda Jellum, associate professor of law, was approved for a 2011-2012 academic year sabbatical. She will write a book or series of articles comparing the U.S. and European Union systems of administering law.

 

David Ritchie, associate professor of law, was approved for a spring 2012 semester sabbatical. He will complete a book on Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s judicial writings, focusing on the scholarship of Marshall’s opinion-writing on the high court.

 

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