2016 Faculty Promotions and Tenure

The following faculty members have earned tenure or academic promotions this year. Tenure and promotion are the culmination of years of hard work. They reflect a professional's major contributions to her/his field and to the university. Each of the recognized faculty members has reached a significant career milestone.

Reviewing promotion and tenure dossiers is a solemn and challenging responsibility and a great privilege as well. It is inspiring to get an intimate view of the breadth and depth of the accomplishments of our faculty in teaching, research, service, and extension. It is fortunate that these dedicated, gifted scholars have made the University of Missouri their home.

Please recognize these talented individuals for their achievements. Congratulations to each newly tenured or promoted individual for her or his remarkable accomplishments.

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Gerald L. Miller, Jr., Assistant Professor from the Division of Plant Sciences, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Scott Peck, Associate Professor from the Division of Biochemistry, awarded Professor
Jon C. Simonsen, Assistant Professor from the Department of Agricultural Education and Leadership, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Michael Stambaugh, Assistant Research Professor from the Department of Forestry, awarded Associate Research Professor
Jay J. Thelen
, Associate Professor from the Division of Biochemistry, awarded Professor
Zhanyuan Zhang, Associate Research Professor from the Division of Plant Sciences, awarded Research Professor 


COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

Michael Heath Barnes, Associate Teaching Professor from the Department of Classical Studies, awarded Teaching Professor
Lesa Beamer
, Associate Professor (joint) School of Medicine, Departments of Biochemistry and Chemistry awarded Professor
Kevin Brown, Assistant Professor from the Department of Theatre, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Sarah Bush, Associate Teaching Professor from the Department of Division of Biological Sciences, awarded Teaching Professor
George Chikhladze, Assistant Teaching Professor from the Department of Economics, awarded Associate Teaching Professor
Libby W. Cowgill
, Assistant Professor from the Department of Anthropology, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Christopher Daniggelis, Assistant Professor from the Department of Art, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Monika Fischer, Associate Teaching Professor from the Department of German and Russian Studies, awarded Teaching Professor
John Robert Flanagan, Resident Instruction Assistant Professor from the Department of Religious Studies, awarded Associate Teaching Professor
Stefan Freund
, Associate Professor from the School of Music, awarded Professor
Ian Gizer, Assistant Professorfrom the Department of Psychological Sciences, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Matthew Gordon, Associate Professor from the Department of English, awarded Professor
Sean Gurd, Associate Professor from the Department of Classical Studies, awarded Professor
Ricardo M. Holdo, Assistant Professor from the Division of Biological Sciences, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Jeff Johnson, Assistant Professor from the Department of PsychologicalSciences, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Martha Kelly, Assistant Professor from the Department of German and Russian Studies, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Dana Kay Kinnison, Associate Teaching Professor from the Department of English, awarded Teaching Professor
Michael Marlo
, Assistant Professor from the Department of English, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Peter Miyamoto, Associate Professor from the School of Music, awarded Professor
Nicole Monnier, Associate Teaching Professor from the Department of German and Russian Studies, awarded Teaching Professor
J. Chris Pires
, Associate Professor from the Division of Biological Sciences, awarded Professor
Srirupa Prasad, Assistant Professor from the Departments of Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Penny Smith-Parris, Assistant Teaching Professor from the Department of English, awarded Associate Teaching Professor
Bethany Stone, Associate Teaching Professor from the Division of Biological Sciences, awarded Teaching Professor
Lester Samuel (Sam) Stowers, Associate Teaching Professor from the Department of English, awarded Teaching Professor
Shuichiro Takeda
, Assistant Professor from the Department of Mathematics, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Justin Walensky, Assistant Professor from the Department of Chemistry, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Haojing Yan, Assistant Professor from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, awarded Associate Professor with tenure

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Jenny S. Bossaller, Assistant Professor from the Department of School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Patricia Friedrichsen, Associate Professor from the Departments of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum and Biological Sciences, awarded Professor
Deborah Hanuscin, Associate Professor from the Departments of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum and Physics and Astronomy, awarded Professor
Candace Kuby, Assistant Professor from the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Leigh Neier, Assistant Teaching Professor from the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum, awarded Associate Teaching Professor
Erica Lembke, Associate Professor from the Department of Special Education, awarded Professor
Wendy Reinke, Associate Professor from the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, awarded Professor

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Michela Becchi, Assistant Professor from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Jianlin Cheng, Associate Professor from the Department of Computer Science, awarded Professor
Jae Wan Kwon, Associate Professor from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, awarded Professor
Kannappan Palaniappan, Associate Professor from the Department of Computer Science, awarded Professor


TRULASKE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Kristen Hockman, Assistant Teaching Professor from the School of Accountancy, awarded Associate Teaching Professor 
Kyonghee Kim
, Assistant Professor from the Department of School of Accountancy, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Michael O'Doherty, Assistant Professor from the Department of Finance, awarded Associate Professor with tenure


SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Sharlette Anderson, Assistant Clinical Professor from the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program), awarded Associate Clinical Professor
Botswana T. Blackburn, Assistant Teaching Professor from the Department of Health Sciences, awarded Associate Teaching Professor
Tiffany Bolton, Instructor from the Department of Occupational Therapy, awarded Assistant Clinical Professor
Kyle Gibson, Associate Teaching Professor from the Department of Physical Therapy, awarded Teaching Professor
Greta Thompson Hull, Clinical Instructor from the Department of Communication Science and Disorders, awarded Assistant Clinical Professor
Deborah L. Hume, Associate Teaching Professor from the Department of Health Sciences, awarded Teaching Professor
Jeffrey Krug
, Assistant Teaching Professor from the Department of  Physical Therapy Associate Teaching Professor
Linda M. Lair, Assistant Clinical Professor, from the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, awarded Associate Clinical Professor
Micah Mazurek
, Assistant Professor from the Department of Health Psychology, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Michelle Teti, Assistant Professor from the Department of Health Sciences, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Gwen L. Nolan, Clinical Instructor from the Department of Communication Science and Disorders, awarded Assistant Clinical Professor
Kristin Joan Flynn Peters, Assistant Clinical Professor from the Department of Health Sciences, awarded Associate Clinical Professor 

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Clark Peters, Assistant Professor from the School of Social Work, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Randy Scott Rector, Assistant Professor (joint) College of Human Environmental Science, Departments of Medicine and Nutrition an Exercise Physiology, awarded Associate Professor with tenure

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

John Robert Fennell, Associate Professional Practice Professor, awarded Professional Practice Professor
Elizabeth Frogge, Assistant Professional Practice Professor, awarded Associate Professional Practice Professor
Lenora Annie Hammock, Assistant Professional Practice Professor, awarded Associate Professional Practice Professor
Andrea Heiss, Assistant Professional Practice Professor, awarded Associate Professional Practice Professor
David Herzog, Associate Professional Practice Professor, awarded Professional Practice Professor
Jeimmie DeGuzman Nevalga, Assistant Professional Practice Professor, awarded Associate Professional Practice Professor
Donald Steven Rice, Assistant Professional Practice Professor, awarded Associate Professional Practice Professor 

SCHOOL OF LAW

Royce Barondes, Associate Professor of Law, awarded Professor
S. David Mitchell, Associate Professor of Law, awarded Professor
Rigel Oliveri, Associate Professor of Law, awarded Professor

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Lesa Beamer, Associate Professor (joint) College of Arts & Science, Departments of Biochemistry and Chemistry, awarded Professor
Peter Verle Cornish, Assistant Professor from the Department of Biochemistry, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Jeffrey Coughenour, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Emergency Medicine from the Department of Surgery and Emergency Medicine, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery and Emergency Medicine
Mark Daniels
, Assistant Professor from the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Peter Dyke, Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Health from the Department of Child Health, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Child Health
Brandi French, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, from the Department of Neurology, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Hannah Gov-Ari, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, from the Department of Family and Community Medicine, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
Alisa Hayes, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine from the Department of Emergency Medicine, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Akm Mosharrat Hossain, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine from the Department of Medicine, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Muaid Ithman, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry from the Department of Psychiatry, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Sharad Khare
, Associate Professor from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, awarded tenure
Maike Krenz, Assistant Professor from the Department of Medical Pharmacology & Physiology, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Arun Kumar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, from the Department of Medicine, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
L. Romayne Kurukulasuriya, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine from the Department of Medicine, awarded Professor of Clinical Medicine
Sean Lanigar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology from the Department of Neurology, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Naomi Lauriello, Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Health from the Department of Child Health, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Child Health
Susan C. McKarns, Assistant Professor from the Departments of Surgery, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Mistie Renee Peil Mills, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health Obstetrics, from the Department of Gynecology, and Women's Health Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health
Syed Hasan Naqvi, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine from the Department of Medicine, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Ravi Nistala, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine from the Department of Medicine, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Michael Petris
, Associate Professor from the Department of Biochemistry, awarded Professor
Tahir Rahman, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry from the Department of Psychiatry, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Arthur Rawlings, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery from the Department of Surgery, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Randy Scott Rector
, Assistant Professor (joint) from the College of Human Environmental Science and Departments of Medicine and Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Christopher S. Sampson, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine from the Department of Emergency Medicine, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Laura Clamon Schulz
, Assistant Professor from the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Joel Shenker, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology from the Department of Neurology, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Emma Teixeiro-Pernas
, Assistant Professor from the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Mashesh Thakkar, Associate Professor from the Department of Neurology, awarded Professor
Ajit Tharakan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery from the Department of Surgery, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Preethi Yerram, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, from the Department of Medicine, awarded Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine 

MU LIBRARIES

Katherine Anderson, Librarian III from the Zalk Veterinary Medicine Library, awarded Librarian IV 
Edward McCain
, Archivist II from the Digital Curator of Journalism, awarded Archivist III 

SINCLAIR SCHOOL OF NURSING

Katherine Bowman, Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing, awarded Associate Teaching Professor
Shirley Farrah, Associate Teaching Professor of Nursing, awarded Teaching Professor
Todd M. Ruppar, Assistant Professor of Nursing, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Jan Sherman, Associate Teaching Professor of Nursing, awarded Teaching Professor
Sherri Ulbrich, Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing, awarded Associate Teaching Professor

TRUMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Colleen Heflin, Associate Professor from the Truman School, awarded Professor

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Sandra Marie (Axiak) Bechtel, Assistant Professor from the Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Michael Calcutt, Associate Professor from the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, awarded Professor
Craig A. Emter, Assistant Professor from the Departement of Biomedical Sciences, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Patrick Pithua, Assistant Professor from the Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, awarded Associate Professor with tenure
Shannon Reed, Assistant Teaching Professor from the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, awarded Associate Teaching Professor
Marlyn Whitney, Associate Clinical Professor from the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology Clinical Professor

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION

Karla Deaver, Associate Extension Professional from the 4-H Youth Development Southwest Region, awarded Extension Professional
Kandace L. Fisher-McLean, Unranked Extension Professional from the Urban Region, awarded Associate Extension Professional
Angela Fletcher, Unranked Extension Professional from the Extension - Southwest Region, awarded Associate Extension Professional
Kim Mehl Hall, Assistant Extension Professional from the West Central Region, awarded Associate Extension Professional
Kate Kammler, Unranked Extension Professional from the University of Missouri Extension, awarded Assistant Extension Professional
Todd Lorenz, Associate Extension Professional from the West Central Region, awarded Extension Professional 

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI GRADUATE STUDIES & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

John Brockman, Research Assistant Professor from the University of Missouri Research Reactor, awarded Research Associate Professor
Jeffery Ferguson, Research Assistant Professor from the University of Missouri Research Reactor, awarded Research Associate Professor

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