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Chancellor announces 2014 faculty promotions, tenure

Fri, 04/18/2014

LAWRENCE — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 67 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 58 individuals at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Chancellor Gray-Little, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter, who chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure on the Lawrence campus, and Douglas Girod, M.D., executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas Medical Center, issued a joint statement of congratulations:

“We are pleased to congratulate this outstanding collection of faculty and researchers. This year’s selected individuals epitomize our university’s commitment to teaching excellence and our aspiration to being recognized as a top international public research institution. Their dedication to the success of students and this university is noteworthy and inspiring and has contributed to our mission of educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world.

“As always, the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure did an excellent job evaluating the many eligible candidates. We hope the entire university will join us in recognizing these educators who uphold the institution's ideals through research, teaching, and service.”

 

University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses

 

To full professor

  • Santa Arias, Spanish & Portuguese
  • James M. Backes, pharmacy practice
  • Vincent L. Barker III, business
  • Mikhail (Misha) Barybin, chemistry
  • Shannon David Blunt, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Sally Joan Cornelison, history of art
  • Changming Duan, psychology & research in education
  • Frank M. Farmer, English
  • Pamela Gordon, classics
  • Andrea Follmer Greenhoot, psychology
  • Richard D. Hale, aerospace engineering
  • Debra Gwen Hedden, music
  • Jun (Luke) Huan, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Randal Maurice Jelks, American studies, African & African American studies
  • Kissan Joseph, business
  • Michael J. Krueger, visual art
  • Adrianne Dennis Kunkel, communication studies
  • Anna Linda Jane Neill, English
  • Erik Samuel Perrins, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Mary Jo Reiff, English
  • James Phillip Guenther Sterbenz, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Eric Wolf Stomberg, music
  • Holly Lynn Storkel, speech-language-hearing: sciences and disorders
  • Graham Wallace Wilson, physics & astronomy
  • Corey Rayburn Yung, law

 

To associate professor

  • Nancy C. Brady, speech-language-hearing: sciences and disorders
  • Gregory A. Cheatham, special education
  • Hai Long Dao, mathematics
  • Pascal Rene Deboeck, psychology
  • Jacob S. Dorman, history, American studies
  • Stephanie Fitzgerald, English
  • Ruben Flores, American studies
  • Andrew John Gill, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Sara Mills Gregg, history
  • Peter Jonas Grund, English
  • Daniel R. Hirmas, geography
  • Michelle Ann Johnson Motoyama, social welfare
  • Ji Hye Jung, music
  • John Karanicolas, molecular biosciences
  • Shawn Shahriar Keshmiri, aerospace engineering
  • Sarah Louise Kieweg, mechanical engineering
  • Bo Luo, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Ludwin E. Molina, psychology
  • Laura Eugenia Moriarty, English
  • Pamela Lynn Neidert, applied behavioral science
  • Paula Joann Pea Fite, clinical child psychology/psychology, applied behavioral science
  • Margaret Wickens Pearce, geography
  • Renee Perelmutter, Slavic languages & literatures
  • Matthew R. Reynolds, psychology & research in education
  • Misty Schieberle, English
  • Kapila D. Silva, architecture
  • Akiko Takeyama, anthropology/women, gender & sexuality studies
  • John P. Vardiman, health, sport & exercise science
  • Svetlana Vassileva-Karagyozova, Slavic languages & literatures
  • David Daniel Weis, chemistry
  • Modupe (Jide) Babajide Wintoki, business
  • Xinmai Yang, mechanical engineering

 

Tenure only

  • Aaron W. Clopton, health, sport & exercise science
  • Thomas James Tolbert, pharmaceutical chemistry

 

To associate librarian

  • Julie Anne Petr, University Libraries

 

To librarian

  • Lea Hill Currie, University Libraries
  • Vicki Fu Doll, University Libraries
  • Lars E. Leon, University Libraries


Office of Research

  • Katherine Shirley Bourque, Life Span Institute, to associate research professor
  • Justin Trigalet Douglas, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab, to associate scientist
  • Kandace Kay Fleming, Life Span Institute, to associate research professor

 

University of Kansas Medical Center

 

To professor (previously tenured)

  •  Christopher Crenner, M.D., Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine
  • Tunuguntla Rajendra Kumar, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
  • J David Kriet, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Karen Wambach, Ph.D., School of Nursing

 

To professor on clinical scholar track (nontenure track)

  • Carol Connor, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Surgery
  • Richard Gilroy, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Se-Ung Samuel Kim, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Eve-Lynn Nelson, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pediatrics

 

To professor (affiliate track, Stowers Institute), (volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Paul Kulesa, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

To research professor (research track, part-time, nontenure track)

  • Snigdha Banerjee, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine

 

To associate professor with tenure

  • Udayan Apte, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics
  • Fariba Behbod, Pharm.D., Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Kelly Bosak, Ph.D., School of Nursing
  • Nikki Cheng, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Andras Czirok, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Navneet Dhillon, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Partha Kasturi, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics
  • Jennifer Klemp, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Joshua Mammen, M.D., Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Surgery
  • Ann Manzardo, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Robin Maser, Ph.D., School of Health Professions Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

 

To associate professor on clinical scholar track (nontenure track)

  • Kathleen Davis, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pediatrics
  • Leigh Eck, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Kathryn Ellerbeck, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pediatrics                                                                                            
  • Melissa Gaines, M.D., School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Internal Medicine-Wichita
  • Kelly Hendricks, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Stephanie Kuhlmann, D.O., School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Pediatrics-Wichita
  • Heath Latham, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Abhijit Lele, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Anesthesiology
  • Hannah Maxfield, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Family Medicine
  • Marilee McGinness, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Surgery
  • Maura O’Neil, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Mamatha Pasnoor, MBBS, School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Neurology
  • Amy Pichoff, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Anesthesiology
  • Albert Poje, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Keith Sale, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Otolaryngology
  • Ryan Taylor, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Carrie Wieneke, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

To associate professor (clinical track, part-time, nontenure track)

  • Lisa Clough, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Nancy Hammond, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Neurology

 

To associate professor (affiliate track, Mid-America Cardiologist), (volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Peter Tadros, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Mark Wiley, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine

 

To clinical associate professor (clinical track, full-time, nontenure track)

  • Janka Lincoln, M.D., School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences-Wichita
  • Donald Milligan, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Family Medicine
  • Teri Smith, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

To clinical associate professor (clinical track, part-time, nontenure track)

  • Theresa Rene Jamison, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pediatrics
  • Laura Tatpati, M.D., School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Wichita
  • James Walker Jr., M.D., School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Anesthesiology-Wichita

 

To clinical associate professor (clinical track, volunteer, nontenure track)

  • Raghu Dendi, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Craig Dietz, D.O., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Kevin Hoppock, M.D., School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Family and Community Medicine-Wichita
  • David Miller, M.D., School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Family and Community Medicine-Wichita
  • Mohamad El Sandid, M.D., School of Medicine-Wichita Campus Department of Internal Medicine-Wichita
  • Rangaraj Selvarangan, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Vivekanand Singh, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Michael Waxman, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine

 

Hired with immediate tenure

  • Bruce Kaplan, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine
  • Robert Simari, M.D., School of Medicine-Kansas City Campus Department of Internal Medicine.

 



Without a Wounded Warrior scholarship, Timothy Hornik probably wouldn’t be at KU pursuing a doctoral degree in therapeutic sciences. And he definitely wouldn’t have led the Pledge of Allegiance during President Barack Obama’s visit to the university in January — a moment he will never forget. Hornik, a retired Army officer, lost his sight while serving as an air defense artillery platoon leader in Iraq. The Wounded Warrior Educational Initiative, launched at KU in 2008, provides financial support and specialized training to help injured veterans and their family members pursue advanced degrees. With his education, Hornik plans to counsel soldiers through trauma. “All of the opportunities and services I’ve received originated from the efforts of someone else paying it forward or back,” he says. “I simply hope to continue this cycle and change the lives of others.” Learn more about the Wounded Warrior Scholarship: http://bit.ly/1xhbaxy

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