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KU chancellor announces promotion, tenure for 160 faculty and researchers for fall 2022

Thu, 05/19/2022

LAWRENCE – Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved the promotion and award of tenure, where indicated, for 50 individuals at the University of Kansas and Edwards campuses and 110 individuals at KU Medical Center campuses.

Girod issued a joint statement on the accomplishment of these faculty members with Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Bichelmeyer, who chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure on the Lawrence campus, and Dr. Robert Simari, executive vice chancellor at KU Medical Center.

“Congratulations to an exceptional group of faculty and researchers who have reached the next milestone in their careers. Our faculty conduct innovative research, deliver comprehensive research and outstanding educational experiences, and take part in professional, service and clinical activities required of their fields. Their dedication to the success of students and this university has contributed to our mission of educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.

“Our thanks go to the University Committees on Promotion and Tenure on both campuses who gave their time and effort to evaluating the many eligible candidates. Please join us in recognizing and celebrating these educators who devote their talents and energy to uphold KU’s ideals through research, teaching and service.”

Promotion and tenure are effective at the start of the fall semester.

At the Lawrence and Edwards campuses

To associate professor with tenure

  • Folashade Agusto, ecology & evolutionary biology
  • Esam Aly, electrical engineering & computer science
  • Emily Arnold, aerospace engineering
  • Brittnee Carter, political science
  • Hannah Collins, music
  • Amirmasoud Kalantari-Dahaghi, chemical & petroleum engineering
  • Jeremy Lill, business
  • William Matney, music
  • Dionyssios Mantzavinos, mathematics
  • Ben Merriman, public affairs & administration
  • Andrea Meyertholen, German studies
  • Joshua Miner, film & media studies
  • Yinglong Miao, computational biology
  • Christopher Rogan, physics & astronomy
  • Sean Seyer, humanities
  • Ben Sherwood, business
  • Hugo Sheward, architecture
  • Adam Smith, pharmacology & toxicology
  • M’Balia Thomas, curriculum and teaching
  • Stacey Vanderhurst, women, gender and sexuality studies
  • Daniel Velasco, music
  • Aimee Wilson, humanities

To full professor

  • Becci Akin, social welfare
  • Robert Bayliss, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Cindy Berrie, chemistry
  • Piotr Bobkowski, journalism & mass communications
  • Jody Brook, social welfare
  • Ben Chappell, American studies
  • Yvonnes Chen, journalism & mass communications
  • Christopher Elles, chemistry
  • Kelsie Forbush, psychology
  • Megan Greene, history
  • Trent Herda, health, sport & exercise science
  • Rachel Krause, public affairs & administration
  • Adi Masli, business
  • Genaro Mendez, music
  • Ludwin Molina, psychology
  • Gary Reich, political science
  • David Slusky, economics
  • Akiko Takeyama, women, gender & sexuality studies
  • Gina Westergard, visual art

To full professor with tenure

  • Kyle Velte, law

To full professor/curator

  • Andrew Short, ecology & evolutionary biology, Biodiversity Institute

To full professor/scientist

  • Amy Burgin, environmental studies, Kansas Biological Survey

To associate librarian with tenure

  • Andi Back, KU Libraries
  • Marcella Huggard, KU Libraries

To associate research professor (nontenure track)

  • Dwight Irvin, Life Span Institute

To research professor (nontenure track)

  • Jay Buzhardt, Life Span Institute

To specialist (nontenure track)

  • Andrew Bentley, Biodiversity Institute

To clinical associate professor (nontenure track)

  • Jessica Bates, pharmacy practice

At KU Medical Center

To professor on clinical scholar track (nontenure track)

  • Bradley Barth, emergency medicine, Kansas City
  • Shelley Bhattacharya, family medicine & community health, Kansas City
  • James Butterworth, plastic, burn & wound surgery, Kansas City
  • Lisa Gilmer, pediatrics, Kansas City
  • Kiran Kakarala, otolaryngology-head & neck surgery, Kansas City
  • James Lin, otolaryngology-head & neck surgery, Kansas City
  • Moben Mirza, urology, Kansas City
  • Reem Mustafa, internal medicine, Kansas City
  • Rhea Pimentel, cardiovascular medicine, Kansas City
  • Charles Porter, cardiovascular medicine, Kansas City
  • William Salyers, internal medicine, Wichita
  • Ryan Taylor, internal medicine, Kansas City

To associate professor on clinical scholar track

  • Al-Ola Abdallah, internal medicine, Kansas City
  • Radwan Ajlan, ophthalmology, Kansas City
  • Cheen Alkhatib, anesthesiology, pain and perioperative medicine, Kansas City
  • Abeer Anabtawi, internal medicine, Kansas City
  • Shaun Best, radiology, Kansas City
  • Jacob Brubacher, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, Kansas City
  • Amanda Bruce, pediatrics, Kansas City
  • Hongyan Dai, pathology and laboratory medicine, Kansas City
  • Constantine Farmakidis, neurology, Kansas City
  • Bhanu Gupta, cardiovascular medicine, Kansas City
  • Marc Hoffmann, internal medicine, Kansas City
  • Duaa Jabari, neurology, Kansas City
  • Jill Jones, radiology, Kansas City
  • Amanda Klass, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Kansas City
  • Aaron LacKamp, anesthesiology, pain and perioperative medicine
  • Eric Lai, plastic burn and wound surgery, Kansas City
  • Usman Latif, anesthesiology, pain & perioperative medicine, Kansas City
  • Jeanette Lozenski, anesthesiology, pain and perioperative medicine, Kansas City
  • Phillip Martin, psychiatry & behavioral sciences, Wichita
  • Michael McCartney, anesthesiology, pain & perioperative medicine, Kansas City
  • Lauren Nye, internal medicine, Kansas City
  • Anne O’Dea, internal medicine, Kansas City
  • Rebecca Opole, internal medicine, Kansas City
  • Andrew Pirotte, emergency medicine, Kansas City
  • Shilpa Sachdeva, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Kansas City
  • Andrew Sack, anesthesiology, pain and perioperative medicine, Kansas City
  • Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, internal medicine, Wichita
  • Seth Sheldon, cardiovascular medicine, Kansas City
  • Bryant Staples, anesthesiology, pain & perioperative medicine, Kansas City
  • Leni Swails, pediatrics, Kansas City
  • Paul Teran, pediatrics, Wichita
  • Laura Thomas, internal medicine, Kansas City
  • Onalisa Winblad, radiology, Kansas City
  • Zhan Ye, pathology & laboratory medicine, Kansas City

To clinical assistant professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Ashley Barry, respiratory care and diagnostic science, Kansas City
  • Josie Bell, nurse anesthesia education, Kansas City
  • Kimberly Cornwell, School of Nursing, Kansas City
  • Kristi L’Ecuyer, School of Nursing, Kansas City
  • Krysta Ramirez Henry, School of Nursing, Kansas City

To clinical associate professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Luke Amos, internal medicine, Kansas City
  • Fadi Al Muhaisen, pediatrics, Wichita
  • Dee Ann Bragg, family & community medicine, Wichita
  • Cole Campbell, hearing and speech, Kansas City
  • Chad Condren, respiratory care and diagnostic science, Kansas City
  • Nika Gloyeske, pathology and laboratory medicine, Kansas City
  • Kyle Goerl, family & community medicine, Wichita
  • Shivani Golem, pathology and laboratory medicine, Kansas City
  • Kirk Hance, surgery, Kansas City
  • Kesa Herlihy, School of Nursing, Kansas City
  • Renee Hodgkins, clinical laboratory sciences, Kansas City
  • Kristin Holoch, obstetrics & gynecology, Kansas City
  • Kimberly Johnson, neurology, Kansas City
  • Rachna Kalia, psychiatry & behavioral sciences, Wichita
  • Laura Klenke-Borgmann, School of Nursing, Kansas City
  • Nelli Lakis, pathology & laboratory medicine, Kansas City
  • Heather Levy, anesthesiology, pain and perioperative medicine, Kansas City
  • Rachael Liesman, pathology and laboratory medicine, Kansas City
  • Lauren Mann, hearing and speech, Kansas City
  • Angela Martin, obstetrics and gynecology, Kansas City
  • Alaeldin Mohammed, internal medicine, Wichita
  • Vibhash Sharma, neurology, Kansas City
  • Aziz Maksoud, internal medicine, Wichita

To clinical professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Kent Bradley, obstetrics and gynecology, Wichita
  • Sarah Hon, neurology, Kansas City
  • Zachary Kuhlmann, obstetrics and gynecology, Wichita
  • John Shellito, surgery, Wichita
  • James Walker, anesthesiology, Wichita

To associate professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Stephen Eaton, surgery, Kansas City
  • Lisa Le, internal medicine, Wichita
  • Richard McKittrick, internal medicine, Kansas City
  • Robert Pluenneke, internal medicine, Kansas City
  • Maureen Sheehan, internal medicine, Kansas City

To professor (clinical track, nontenure track)

  • Laura Tatpati, obstetrics and gynecology, Wichita
  • Carol Ulloa, neurology, Kansas City

To associate professor (educator track, nontenure track)

  • Eli Brumfield, internal medicine, Wichita
  • Samuel Ofei-Dodoo, family & community medicine, Wichita

To associate professor (affiliate track, research path)

  • Randal Halfmann, molecular and integrative physiology, Stowers, Kansas City
  • Nicolas Rohner, molecular and integrative physiology, Stowers, Kansas City
  • SaraH Zanders, molecular and integrative physiology, Stowers, Kansas City

To professor, previously tenured

  • Nikki Cheng, pathology and laboratory medicine, Kansas City
  • Severin Gudima, microbiology, molecular genetics and immunology, Kansas City
  • Tami Gurley, population health, Kansas City
  • Jill Hamilton-Reeves, urology, Kansas City
  • Jianghua He, biostatistics & data science, Kansas City
  • Sarah Kessler, family medicine and community health, Kansas City
  • Devin Koestler, biostatistics & data science, Kansas City
  • Sean Kumer, surgery, Kansas City
  • Chad Slawson, biochemistry and molecular biology, Kansas City
  • Jo Wick, biostatistics & data science, Kansas City
  • Hao Zhu, clinical laboratory sciences, Kansas City

To associate professor with tenure

  • Qiuhua Shen, School of Nursing, Kansas City
  • Brenda Salley, pediatrics, Kansas City
  • Sharla Smith, population health, Kansas City
  • Jeffrey Thompson, biostatistics & data science, Kansas City

To associate professor awarded tenure

  • Vicki Collie-Akers, population health, Kansas City
  • Eric Vidoni, neurology, Kansas City

To professor with tenure

  • Robert Winfield, surgery, Kansas City

To research professor (research track)

  • Hayrettin Okut, population health, Wichita.


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