Fifteen 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 El Paso.
Five faculty members were promoted from associate professor to professor:
- Dr. Dinah Cummings – Department of Health Science Professions
- Dr. Crystal Kreitler – Department of Psychology
- Dr. Doris Rozena McCabe – Department of Kinesiology
- Dr. Chase Runyan – Department of Agriculture
- Dr. William Taylor – Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice
Ten faculty members were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor, and granted tenure:
- Dr. Joel Carr – Department of Social Work and Sociology
- Dr. Kenneth Carrell – Department of Physics and Geosciences
- Dr. Manuel Garcia Ruiz – David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering
- Dr. Dr. Dennis Hall – Department of Mathematics
- Dr. Dr. Kinsey Hansen – Department of Curriculum and Instruction
- Dr. Jun Huang – Department of Management and Marketing
- Dr. Bruce Hunt – Department of Political Science and Philosophy
- Dr. John Kellermeier – Department of Agriculture
- Dr. Sarah Lynch – Department of History
- Dr. Amy Murphy – Department of Curriculum and Instruction
“These professors represent the best in their profession,” said Dr. Don Topliff, ASU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “In addition to their performance in teaching, research and service, they have proven their commitment to their students and the university’s Core Values. 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.