Tenure, promotion granted by trustees

Bowling Green State University celebrated the scholarly and creative achievements of 43 faculty members May 15 when the board of trustees awarded promotion and tenure. Nine faculty were promoted to full professor, 13 received tenure and were promoted to associate professor, and others were promoted to QRF teaching professor and QRF associate teaching professor.

“Great universities are defined by great faculty,” said Dr. Joe Whitehead Jr., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Providing opportunities for our faculty to advance their careers is critical to our success. Teaching, research and creative activities drive public good.”

Faculty promoted to full professor:
Dr. Stephannie Gearhart, English
Dr. Melissa Miller, Political Science
Dr. Daniel Wiegmann, Biological Sciences
David Bixler, Music Performance Studies
Dr. Lan Li, School of Teaching and Learning
Trinka Messenheimer, School of Counseling and Special Education
Dr. Amanda Koba, School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies
Dr. Matthew Kutz, School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies
Dr. Beth Sanders, Human Services

Tenure and promotion to associate professor:
Dr. Angela Ahlgren, Theatre and Film
Dr. Clare Barratt, Psychology
Dr. John Boman, Sociology
Dr. Daniel Bommarito, English
Dr. Barbara Bergstrom, School of Art
Dr. Robert Dyer, Computer Science
Dr. Yuning Fu, School of Earth, Environment, and Society
Dr. Kevin McCluney, Biological Sciences
Dr. Thomas Mowen, Sociology
Dr. Yan Wu, Computer Science
Dr. Andrea Cripps, School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies
Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Jason Whitfield, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Promoted to tenure:
Dr. Sharath Sasidharan, Accounting and Management Information Systems

Promotion to associate professor:
Steve Boone, Theatre and Film

Promotion to QRF Teaching Professor:
Dr. Emily Anzicek, School of Media and Communication
Marcelle Dupay, School of Art
Irina Franke, Mathematics and Statistics
Lucinda Hunter, English
Dr. Daniel Pavuk, Biological Sciences
Dr. Geoffrey Stephenson, Theatre and Film
Elizabeth Zemanski, English
Donna Greenwald, Marketing
Mearl Sutton, Marketing
Maggie Leonard, Visual Communication and Technology Education
Dr. Shelley Waltonen Moore, Visual Communication and Technology Education
Dr. Allison Goedde, School of Teaching and Learning
Tracy McGinley, Natural and Social Sciences/Criminal Justice

Promotion to QRF Associate Teaching Professor:
Gregory Walterhouse, Political Science
Dr. Jennifer Wolter, World Languages and Cultures
Laura Lachmiller, Accounting and Management Information Systems
David Saltzman, Music Performance Studies
Karen Black, Applied Sciences/Visual Communication Technology
Cynthia Spitler, Human Services