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 Odessa.
Six faculty members were promoted from associate professor to professor:
- Dr. Anthony Bartl – Department of Political Science and Philosophy
- Dr. Han-Hung F. Huang – Department of Physical Therapy
- Dr. Flor Madero – Department of Communication and Mass Media
- Dr. Kendra Nicks – Department of Physical Therapy
- Dr. Charles Pier – Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
- Dr. Robert Pullin – Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice
Twelve faculty members were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and granted tenure:
- Dr. Tia Agan – Department of Curriculum and Instruction
- Dr. Dick Apronti – David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering
- Dr. Erica Bailey – Department of Communication and Mass Media
- Dr. Anthony Battistini – David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering
- Dr. Jennifer Braziel – Department of Nursing
- Dr. Dorothy Goddard – Department of Nursing
- Dr. Nicole Lozano – Department of Psychology
- Dr. Melissa McDowell – Department of Nursing
- Dr. Aldo Piñón-Villarreal – David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering
- Dr. Fagner Rocha – Department of Visual and Performing Arts
- Dr. Jeremy St. John – Department of Management and Marketing
- Dr. Saravanan Ramasamy – Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
“These professors represent the best in their profession, and they have proven their commitment to their students and the university’s Core Values,” said Dr. Don Topliff, ASU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “They are outstanding in the three main areas of faculty performance: teaching, research and service. We are fortunate and proud to have these stellar faculty members 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.