Marquette University News Release

Marquette University promotes 34 faculty members

March 8, 2012

MILWAUKEE —Marquette University has promoted 28 faculty members to professor or associate professor with tenure effective for the fall 2012 semester. Six full-time participating faculty were promoted to clinical associate professor.

Promoted to professor are Dr. David Baker, biomedical sciences; Dr. Irene Calboli, law; Dr. German Carrillo, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. William Cullinan, biomedical sciences; Dr. Mary Ann Farkas, social and cultural sciences; Dr. Richard Jones, social and cultural sciences; Dr. James Maki, biological sciences; Rev. Bryan Massingale, theology; Dr. John Mantsch, biomedical sciences; Dr. Andrei Orlov, theology; Dr. Anne Pasero, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross, finance; Dr. Robert Peoples, biomedical sciences; Dr. Jane Peterson, social and cultural sciences; Dr. John Su, English; and Dr. Siddhartha Syam, management.

Promoted to associate professor with tenure are Dr. Amy Blair, English; Dr. Dennis Brylow, mathematics, statistics and computer science; Dr. SuJean Choi, biomedical sciences; Dr. Scott D’Urso, communication studies; Dr. Brian Hodgson, developmental sciences; Dr. Marie Hoeger-Bement, physical therapy; Dr. Ulrich Lehner, theology; Dr. Dawei Liu, developmental sciences; Dr. Maura Moyle, speech pathology and audiology; Dr. Theresa Tobin, philosophy; Dr. Olga Yakusheva, economics; and Dr. McGee Young, political science.

Six full-time participating faculty members were also promoted to clinical associate professor in dentistry. They are Dr. Albert Abena, Dr. Gay Derderian, Dr. Richard Hagner, Dr. Moawia Kassab, Dr. Thomas Smithy and Dr. Joseph Vitolo.

“The tenure and promotion processes are very thoughtful and thorough,” said Provost John Pauly. “These faculty members, through their research, teaching and interaction at all levels across the university, have made meaningful contributions to Marquette.”

Academic tenure is intended to guarantee a faculty member the right to academic freedom and to not have his or her position terminated without just cause. It is achieved through demonstrating a strong record of published research and academic visibility, teaching and administrative service.

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