Eighteen Angelo State University faculty members have been promoted this spring semester, with their new ranks finalized by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents during its recent regular meeting in Lubbock.
Ten faculty members were promoted from associate professor to professor, including:
- Dr. Jacqueline Brown – Department of Nursing
- Edwin Cuenco – Department of Visual and Performing Arts
- Dr. David Faught – Department of English and Modern Languages
- Dr. Jeffrey Dailey – Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice
- Dr. Biqing Huang – Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
- Dr. Adam Parker – Department of Kinesiology
- Dr. Marva Solomon – Department of Teacher Education
- Dr. Thomas Starkey – Department of Social Work
- Dr. Cheryl Stenmark – Department of Psychology and Sociology
- Christopher Stewart – Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Eight faculty members were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and granted tenure, including:
- Dr. Leah Carruth – Department of Teacher Education
- Dr. Carlos Flores Jr. – Department of Teacher Education
- Dr. Mellisa Huffman – Department of English and Modern Languages
- Dr. Robert Michael – Department of Nursing
- Dr. Leslie Rodriguez – Department of Communication and Mass Media
- Dr. Twyla Tasker – Department of Curriculum and Instruction
- Dr. Kyle van Ittersum – Department of Psychology and Sociology
- Dr. Sonja Varbelow – Department of Teacher Education
“These professors represent the best in their profession,” said Dr. Don Topliff, ASU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We are fortunate and proud to have such excellent faculty to deliver our academic programs and mold current and future generations of the Ram Family.”
Promotion from associate professor to professor requires at least four years in rank and a record of continued distinguished teaching, research and service. Credentials of the candidates are reviewed by committees from their respective academic departments and colleges, as well as their department chair and dean, the provost and the president.
Promotion to associate professor and granting of tenure occur after a six-year probationary period and a record of distinguished teaching, research and service. The review process is identical to the process for promotion from associate professor to professor.
Additionally, all ASU faculty members are evaluated annually by a committee from their academic department, their department chair, the dean of their college, the provost and the president.