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OSU Board Approves Promotions on Campuses

Friday, June 22, 2007

TULSA, Okla., June 22, 2007 -- The Oklahoma State University Board of Regents/A&M today approved promotions in academic rank for faculty members at the campuses in Stillwater, Tulsa and Oklahoma City, effective July 1.

On the Stillwater campus, associate professors who received promotion to professors were Rodney Holcomb, agricultural economics; Michael C. Edwards, agricultural education, communication and 4-H; Gregory E. Bell, horticulture and landscape architecture; Lynn Brandenberger, horticulture and landscape architecture; William M. Decker, English; Jeffrey B. Walker, English; Christopher B. Weimer, foreign languages; Lisa Mantini, mathematics; Igor E. Pritsker, mathematics; Mark Weiser, business administration; Ali Amiri, management science and information systems; James R. Whiteley, chemical engineering; Stephen A. Cross, civil and environmental engineering; Daniel E. Fisher, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Shiretta F. Ownbey, human environmental sciences; Cheryl A. Farr, design, housing and merchandising.

Receiving a reappointment as an associate professor, action granting tenure, was Satish T. Bukkapatnam, industrial engineering. Receiving reappointment as professor, action granting tenure, was Radesh R. Palakurthi, hotel and restaurant administration.

Receiving promotions from assistant professor to associate professor, action granting tenure, were F. Bailey Norwood, agricultural economics; David D. Cartmell, agricultural education, communication and 4-H; Penny Pennington-Weeks, agricultural education, communication and 4-H; Guolong Zhang, animal science; Craig A. Davis, natural resource ecology and management; Brandon J. Reese, art; Ming Yang, botany; Johnson P. Thomas, computer science; Merrall Price, English; Elizabeth J. Catlos, geology; Marc A. Krein, journalism and broadcasting; Ning Ju, mathematics; Celinda M. Reese, psychology; James M. Pappas, management; Dursun Delen, management science and information systems; Nicholas Romano, management science and information systems; Karen Flaherty-Pappas, marketing; Marlys J. Mason, marketing; Tracy Suter, marketing; Gary J. Duhon, applied health and educational psychology; Timm J. Bliss, educational studies; Frederick D. Hansen, educational studies; Susan L. Stansberry, educational studies; Mary J. Self, teaching and curriculum leadership; Hongyu Wang, teaching and curriculum leadership; Virginia A. Worley, teaching and curriculum leadership; Khaled A. Mansy, architecture; Tom E. Spector, architecture; Warren L. Lewis, engineering technology; Guoliang Fan, electrical and computer engineering; Rafael Fierro, electrical and computer engineering; Sissy R. Osteen, design, housing and merchandising; Michele B. Seikel, library.

Reappointments to assistant professor were Cindy S. Blackwell, agricultural education, communication and 4-H; Alan C. Morgan, agricultural education, communication and 4-H; Patricia J. Ayoubi, biochemistry and molecular biology; Michael V. Holmes, horticulture and landscape architecture; Jeffrey T. Edwards, plant and soil sciences; Stacy Benson, chemistry; Charles Weinert, chemistry; Bobbi K. Hooper, journalism and broadcasting; Anvar R. Mavlyutov, mathematics; Douglas P. Droste, music; Jeffrey N. Lastrapes, music; Laura A. Talbott, music; Eduardo Yukihara, physics; Jason S. Maloy, political science; Jennifer L. Callahan, psychology; Lloyd Caldwell, theatre; Richard A. Mahaney, theatre; Todd Arnold, marketing; Bridget M. Miller, applied health and educational psychology; Matthew S. O’Brien, applied health and educational psychology; Michael P. Richards, architecture; Paolo Sanza, architecture; Whitney A. Brosi, human development and family science; Brandt C. Gardner, human development and family science; Robin W. Allison, pathobiology.

For OSU-Oklahoma City, promotions from assistant professor to associate professor, action conferring tenure, were awarded to James L. Harned, computer information systems/technology communications; Charles C. Zalonka, computer information systems/technology communications; Kimi Pearsall, human services; Linda S. Barron, nurse science; Judy A. Vorheis, nurse science; Calvin J. Hill, science; Nancy B. Shuman-Miller, social studies.

Promoted from instructors to assistant professors were Michael D. Eckart, engineering technologies; Angela B. Holmberg, horticulture; Karen A. Lockwood, nurse science; Nancy A. Lowrance, public safety; Dean J. Scherer, science; Garry F. Jones, social studies.  Reappointed as instructors were Wayne L. Brown, mathematics; Heidy R. Brillhart, nurse science; Jack D. Hill, nurse science; Jacqueline Hill, nurse science; Cyndi Namdar-Yeganeh, nurse science; Barbara S. Weis, nurse science; Sally L. Westfall, nurse science; David A. Morales, veterinary technology.

For OSU-Center for Health Sciences, promotions from associate professor to professor were awarded to Robert W. Allen, associated health sciences; Damon L. Baker, medicine; David F. Hitzeman, medicine; Paul B. Rock, medicine; Jenny J. Alexopulos, family medicine; David R. Wallace, pharmacology and physiology.

Promotions from assistant professor to associate professor, action granting tenure, were awarded to Gregory W Sawyer, biochemistry and microbiology; Joann G. Ryan, osteopathic manipulative medicine; Christine D. Clary, pediatrics; Kayse M. Donnelly, pediatrics; Randy S. Wymore, pharmacology and physiology; Leigh B. Goodson, student affairs.         

Reappointment as assistant professor were Montgomery L. Roberts, medicine; Randall L. Davis, pharmacology and physiology; Ray Cordry Jr., PP-psychiatry.
Oklahoma State University -- Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, Oklahoma State University is a five-campus, public land-grant educational system that improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach.  Established in 1890, the Stillwater campus is the home of the OSU System.  The STATE’s university boasts students from all 50 states and nearly 120 nations, and has more than 200,000 alumni throughout the world.  

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