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OSU/A&M Regents approve personnel actions

Friday, January 21, 2022

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

New appointments

  • Kelly Wardlaw, assistant extension specialist, Agricultural Education, Communication and Leadership
  • Shuhao Yu, research assistant professor, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • Ryan DeSantis, assistant professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management
  • Haruka Nagao, assistant professor, Political Science
  • Emily Tucker, assistant professor of professional practice and director, Human Development and Family Science
  • Shane Hammer, assistant professor, Kinesiology, Applied Health and Recreation
  • Cathrine Maiorca, assistant professor, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Leadershi

From the Center for Health Sciences

  • Arash Karnama, clinical associate professor, Internal Medicine
  • Chao Li, clinical assistant professor, Rural Health
  • Wenjie Sun, clinical associate professor, Rural Health

Changes in appointment

  • Justin Talley, appointment to department head, Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • Nicholas Materer, transition from department head, Chemistry
  • Reanae McNeal, title change from teaching assistant professor to assistant professor, English
  • Rosemary Avance, title change from teaching assistant professor to assistant professor, Media and Strategic Communications
  • Craig Bradshaw, appointment as a fellow of the Carol M. Leonard Professorship in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Rushi Kamalapurkar, appointment as a fellow of the Ray and Linda Booker Professorship in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Weng Ben Kheong Loh, title change from research engineer to research assistant professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Andreza Conti-Patara, title change from clinical associate professor to assistant professor, Clinical Sciences
  • Jerry Ritchey, appointment to associate dean, Academic and Student Affairs, Office of the Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine


  • Mark Sisson, July 1, 2022, Art, Graphic Design and Art History
  • William Dare, Jan. 3, 2022, Finance
  • Joseph McCann, Jan. 3, 2022, Physiological Sciences
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