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May 1, 2014

Tenure Awarded to ODU Faculty Members

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The Board of Visitors, at its April 24 meeting, approved the award of tenure and promotion to associate professor for 20 current faculty members, based on recommendations from the provost and the board's Academic and Research Advancement Committee. Also on the recommendations, the board approved the award of tenure to Masha Sosonkina, from the Department of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering, who currently holds the rank of professor, effective with the start of the fall 2014 semester.

Tenure and promotion to associate professor for the following ODU faculty members will be effective with the start of the fall 2014 semester:

College of Arts and Letters

Jenifer Alonzo, Department of Communication and Theatre Arts

Tim Anderson, Department of Communication and Theatre Arts

Lindal Buchanan, Department of English

Hua Liu, Department of Political Science and Geography

Scott Maggard, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

John McManus, Department of English

Kevin Moberly, Department of English

College of Business and Public Administration

Nana Amoah, Department of Accounting

Aaron Arndt, Department of Marketing

Juita-Elena (Wie) Yusuf, Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration

Darden College of Education

Steve Myran, Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership

Stephen Shapiro, Department of Human Movement Sciences

Cherng-Jyh Yen, Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership

Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology

Miltiadis Kotinis, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Pilar Pazos-Lago, Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

College of Health Sciences

Mariana Szklo-Coxe, School of Community and Environmental Health

College of Sciences

David Gauthier, Department of Biological Sciences

Jennifer Georgen, Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Miguel Padilla, Department of Psychology

Yan Peng, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

In other action, based on the recommendations of the provost and the Academic and Research Advancement Committee, the board approved the appointment of Piotr Kraj to the ODU faculty as associate professor of biological sciences with the award of tenure, effective July 25, 2014.