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UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items


November 15, 2008 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items on Friday, Nov. 15:

Administrative appointments:
Academic Affairs

Matthew R. Francis, as assistant archivist of the American Heritage Center. Francis received a B.A. (2002) in history from Bluffton University, Ohio and an M.A. (2008) in public history from Wright State University-Ohio.

Faculty Appointments:
College of Agriculture

Scott L. Lake, as assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science. Lake received a B.S. (1998) and an M.S. (2001) in animal science from the University of Nevada-Reno and a Ph.D. (2005) in animal science from the University of Wyoming.

Chaoqun Yao, as assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Sciences. Yao received an M.D. (1986) from Tongji Medical University-China, and a Ph.D. (1995) in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia-Athens.

College of Arts and Sciences

Bruce A. Parkinson, as professor in the Department of Chemistry. Parkinson received a B.S. (1972) in chemistry from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. (1977) in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology-Pasadena.

John M. Fadial, as associate professor in the Department of Music. Fadial received a B.M. (1987) from North Carolina, an M.M. (1989) from Eastman School of Music, and a D.M.A. (1995) in violin performance from the University of Maryland, College Park.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Shunde Yin, as assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. Yin received a B.S. (1999) in civil engineering from Shijiazhuang Railway University-China, an M.S. (2003) in geotechnical engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences-China, and a Ph.D. (2008) in geotechnical engineering from the University of Waterloo-Canada.

Ahmed C. Megri, as associate professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. Megri received a B.S. (1988) in building engineering services at the Institute of Building and Civil Engineering of Constantine, and an M.S. (1990) and a Ph.D. (1995) in thermal engineering from the National Institute of Applied Science-France.

College of Health Sciences

Mita Das, as associate professor at the School of Pharmacy. Das received a B.S. (1980) in chemistry, and M.S. (1982) and a Ph.D. (1990) in biochemistry from the University of Calcutta-India.

W. Michael Zawada, as associate professor at the School of Pharmacy. Zawada received a B.A. (1987) in biology from Hendrix College, and a Ph.D. (1993) in physiology and biophysics from the University of Arkansas.

Academic Professionals Appointments
College of Agriculture

Jeffrey M. Edwards, as assistant extension educator with the Cooperative Extension Service. Edwards received a B.S. (1987) in entomology from the University of Wyoming, and an M.S. (1991) in entomology from Texas A&M University.

Robin A. Schamber, as assistant extension educator with the Cooperative Extension Service. Schamber received a B.S. (1992) in microbiology and an M.S. (1994) in pathobiology from the University of Wyoming.

College of Arts and Sciences

Ramesh Sivanpillai, as associate research scientist in the Department of Botany. Sivanpillai received a B.S. (1987), an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and a Ph.D. (2002) in forestry from Texas A&M University.

Reappointments
Administrators

Francis D. Galey, as dean of College of Agriculture. He retains a tenured appointment as professor of Veterinary Sciences.

Changes in Appointments
Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences
American Studies Program -- Frieda E. Knobloch from director to associate professor; Professor Eric J. Sandeen to director.

Department of Statistics -- Richard Anderson-Sprecher from professor to department head; Stephen L. Bieber from department head to professor.

International Studies Program -- Jean A. Garrison from professor to director.

Religious Studies Program -- Paul  V.M. Flesher from director to tenured English associate professor.

College of Health Sciences
Family Practice Residency Program - Casper -- Stephan N. Trent from professor to director.

Resignations

College of Business -- Mark A. Sanderman, professor in the Department of Economics and Finance.

College of Law -- Lynnette J. Boomgarden,  assistant professor.


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