Board of Regents approves promotions, tenure for 29 faculty

Matthew Ray, promoted to professor, works in a lab during a Chemistry of Physics class.
​Jerry Poling | July 9, 2019

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved promotions and tenure recommendations for 29 UW-Stout faculty members effective for the 2019-20 academic year.

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The professors and their departments are:

Promoted to professor

  • Alex DeArmond, design
  • Thomas Hollenback, art and art history
  • Amitava Karmaker, mathematics, statistics and computer science
  • Matthew Kuchta, chemistry and physics
  • Joan Navarre, English and philosophy
  • Nels Paulson, social science
  • Shelley Pecha, design
  • Thomas Pearson, social science
  • Christine Peterson, school counseling, school psychology and special education
  • Matthew Ray, chemistry and physics
  • Kimberly Zagorski, social science

Promoted to associate professor

  • Ahmet Turkmen, engineering and technology
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Tenure

  • Kenan Baltaci, engineering and technology
  • Erik Evensen, design
  • Emily Hines, teaching, learning and leadership
  • Mary LaRue, kinesiology and health
  • Chelsea Lovejoy, psychology
  • Michael Mensink, psychology
  • Jill Paetzold, business
  • Sapna Thapa, teaching, learning and leadership

 

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Promoted to associate professor with tenure

  • Shaun Dudek, communication technologies
  • Vadim Gershman, design
  • Monika Herrmann, engineering and technology
  • Jerry Hui, communication studies, global languages and performing arts
  • Craig Moore, business
  • Kelly O’Brien, art and art history
  • Jennifer Reinke, human development and family studies
  • Jennifer Sansfacon, communication studies, global languages and performing arts
  • Matthew Simoneau, teaching, learning and leadership

In fall 2018, UW-Stout had 271 faculty members.

The 2019-20 academic year begins with Opening Day activities, including campuswide Engagement Sessions, for faculty and staff Monday, Aug. 26. Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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Christine Peterson, right, has been promoted to professor at UW-Stout.

Sapna Thapa

Kelly O’Brien, promoted to associate professor with tenure, instructs students in a sculpture class.


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