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OSU/A&M Regents approve personnel actions

Friday, September 13, 2019

A view of the Edmon Low Library.

Numerous Oklahoma State University personnel actions were approved during the OSU/A&M Board of Regents meeting Friday in Stillwater.

NEW APPOINTMENTS: Courtney Bir, assistant professor, Agricultural Economics; Lu Zhai, assistant professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management; Bo Zhang, research assistant professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management; Robin Baker, teaching assistant professor, Art, Graphic Design and Art History; Frances McNeal, teaching assistant professor, English; Sabrina Beckmann, assistant professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Ashley Cole, assistant professor, Psychology; Mark Cochran, instructor of professional practice, Hospitality and Tourism Management; Tony Collins, instructor of professional practice, Hospitality and Tourism Management; Sumathi Pearl, assistant professor of professional practice and director, Management; Stephanie Royce, assistant professor of professional practice, Management; Chenzhang Bao, assistant professor, Management Science and Information Systems; Jyotsana Sharma, assistant professor, Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling Psychology; Kathryn Gardner-Vandy, assistant professor, Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation; Kelley McCubbin, clinical instructor, Kinesiology, Applied Health and Recreation; Sarah Ra, assistant professor, Architecture; Kursat Kara, assistant professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Heather Carter, assistant professor, Design, Housing and Merchandising; Sumit Mandal, assistant professor, Design, Housing and Merchandising; Stefano Di Concetto, clinical associate professor, Clinical Sciences; Valerie McElliott, assistant professor, Pathobiology; Sunil More, clinical assistant professor, Pathobiology; Megan Macken, assistant professor, Library.

From the Center for Health Sciences: Daniel Barta, associate professor (appointment to the OSU-CHS Tahlequah campus), Anatomy and Cell Biology; Eric Snively, associate professor (action confers tenure and appointment to the OSU-CHS Tahlequah campus), Anatomy and Cell Biology; Jennifer Hale, clinical assistant professor, Behavioral Sciences; Ratnakar Deole, assistant professor (appointment to the OSU-CHS Tahlequah campus), Biochemistry and Microbiology; George Huang, assistant professor (appointment to the OSU-CHS Tahlequah campus), Biochemistry and Microbiology; Kristin Browning, clinical assistant professor, Family Medicine; Leah Bailey, clinical assistant professor (appointment to the OSU-CHS Tahlequah campus), Medical Education; William Zaloga, clinical assistant professor (appointment to the OSU-CHS Tahlequah campus), Pathology; Hugo Arias, clinical professor (appointment to the OSU-CHS Tahlequah campus), Pharmacology and Physiology.

CHANGES:  Karen Hickman, title change from professor and assistant dean to professor and director, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Kristen Baum, appointment to associate dean for research, Dean’s Office; Donald Colley, title change from instructor of professional practice to teaching instructor, Geography; Todd Halihan, appointment to the Sun/Wheeler Chair in Hydrogeology, Geology; Bruce Waldman, transition from department head to professor; Integrative Biology; Tara Urich, title change from lecturer to assistant professor of professional practice, Management; Adrienne Sanogo, title change from senior associate dean, College of Education, Health and Aviation to associate dean, Academic Programs and Services of the merged college, Dean’s Office; Mary Jo Self, associate professor (transfer of tenure home from the School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences), Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation; Bert Jacobsen, title change from regents professor and associate dean to regents professor and interim school head, Kinesiology, Applied Health and Recreation; Doug Smith, transition from professor and school head to professor, Kinesiology, Applied Health and Recreation; Jennifer Sanders, transition from school head to associate professor and dresser professor, Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences; Shelbie Witte, appointment to school head, Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences; Shiretta Ownbey, transition from professor and associate dean for Academic Programs and Services, College of Human Sciences, to professor and faculty fellow in the merged college, Dean’s Office; Kathleen Essmiller, title change from visiting assistant professor to assistant professor of professional practice, Library; Matt Upson, title change for appointment to associate associate dean and to the Claud Kniffen Professorship, Library; Randy Kluver, title change for appointment as associate provost, Global Studies and Partnerships; Ron Van Den Bussche, promotion from regents professor and associate vice president to regents professor and senior associate vice president, Vice President of Research.

From the Center for Health Sciences: Shawna Duncan, professor, Medical Education, transfer from the OSU-CHS Tulsa campus to OSU-CHS Tahlequah campus.

RETIREMENTS: Karen McBee, Integrative Biology, Jan. 2, 2020; Mark Payton, Statistics, Sept. 1, 2019; Mark Pruitt, Engineering Technology, June 1, 2020.

 

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