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UW Trustees Approve Personnel Actions

May 18, 2015

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following personnel items during its meeting Friday, May 15.

Administrative Appointment

College of Education

Dean’s Office

D. Ray Reutzel as dean/professor. He received a B.A. (1977) in elementary and early childhood education from UW, an M.A. (1980) in reading and elementary education from Utah State University, and a Ph.D. (1982) in reading, language arts and elementary education from UW. He has been the Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Early Literacy and director of the Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education Center at Utah State University since 2001. Reutzel will be dean of the College of Education and will be a tenured professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education. 

Faculty Appointments

Academic Affairs

American Heritage Center

Irlanda E. Jacinto as assistant archivist. She received a B.A. (2008) in anthropology and history from the University of Texas at El Paso, and an M.A. (2013) in information resources and library science from the University of Arizona. Jacinto has been a data and operations specialist at the University of New Mexico since 2013.

College of Health Sciences

School of Pharmacy

Bethany Lessard as clinical assistant professor. She received a Pharm.D. (2009) from Northeastern University-Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Lessard has been a clinical pharmacist at BMC HealthNet Plan in Boston since 2014.

Academic Professional Appointment

Academic Affairs

School of Energy Resources

Emma-Jane Alexander as assistant research scientist. She received a B.S. (2000) in visualization from the University of Teesside and an MBA (2006) from the University of Hull. Alexander has been the manager of the Shell 3-D Visualization Center in the School of Energy Resources since 2013.

Faculty Promotions to Professor

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Roger H. Coupal and Donald M. McLeod.

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Alexandre V. Latchininsky.

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Anthropology, Todd A. Surovell.

Department of English, Eric W. Nye.

Department of Geology and Geophysics, Bryan N. Shuman.

Department of History, David A. Messenger.

Department of Mathematics, Hakima Bessaih and Gregory D. Lyng.

Department of Music, John M. Fadial.

College of Education

Department of Educational Studies, Jeasik Cho and John N. Kambutu.

Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Steven M. Bialostok and Scott A. Chamberlin.

Department of Professional Studies, Clifford P. Harbour.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Computer Science, James Caldwell, Ruben Gamboa and John Hitchcock.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cameron H.G. Wright.

College of Health Sciences

School of Nursing, Ann Marie Hart.

Faculty Promotion to Clinical Professor

College of Health Sciences

Family Medicine Residency Program-Casper, Beth C. Robitaille.

Faculty Promotions to Associate Professor

College of Law

Kenneth D. Chestek and Darrell D. Jackson.

Faculty Promotions to Clinical Associate Professor

College of Health Sciences

Family Medicine Residency Program-Casper, Zachory F. Deiss and Michael Miller.

Family Medicine Residency Program-Cheyenne, Kimberly R. Broomfield and John P. Healy.

Academic Professional Promotions

Academic Affairs

School of Environment and Natural Resources, Nicole Korfanta, senior lecturer.

College of Health Sciences

Division of Kinesiology and Health, Marci L. Smith, senior lecturer.

Tenure Appointment with Promotion to Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History, Renee M. Laegreid.

Tenure Appointments with Promotion to Associate Professor

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Christine E. Wade.

Department of Plant Sciences, Brian Mealor and Urszula Norton.

College of Arts and Sciences

American Studies Program, Ulrich Adelt.

Department of Art, Diana L. Baumbach and Shelby K. Shadwell.

Department of English, Andrew J. Fitch and Jason C. Thompson.

Department of Geography, Yi-Ling Chen and Carl Legleiter.

Department of History, Isadora A. Helfgott and JoAnna U. Poblete.

Department of Mathematics, Rongsong Liu.

Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Rebecca E. Steele.

Department of Music, Scott A. Meredith.

Department of Zoology and Physiology, Michael E. Dillon, Jacob R. Goheen and Jonathan Prather.

Global and Area Studies Program, Thomas R. Seitz.

College of Business

Department of Economics and Finance, Nicole Y. Choi.

College of Health Sciences

Division of Communication Disorders, Douglas B. Petersen.

Tenure Appointment with No Change in Rank

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Religious Studies, Ali H. Raddaoui, associate professor.

Six-Year Extended-Term Academic Professional Appointments with Promotion

Academic Affairs

Art Museum, Nicole M. Crawford, associate lecturer; and Rachel Clifton, associate research scientist.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Cooperative Extension, Ashley Garrelts, Josefina Ibarra and Justina Russell, all associate extension educators.

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Scott P. Schell, senior research scientist.

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Communication and Journalism, Beau B. Bingham, senior lecturer.

Department of English, Richard R. Fisher, associate lecturer; April M. Heaney and Margaret Van Baalen-Wood, both senior lecturers.

Department of Geography, Shannon E. Albeke, associate research scientist.

Department of History, Barbara E. Logan, associate lecturer.

Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Benedicte Pia Sohier, associate lecturer.

Department of Zoology and Physiology, Amy C. Krist, senior research scientist.

College of Education

Department of Secondary Education, Rodrick A. Thompson, associate lecturer.

Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Nikki A. Baldwin, associate lecturer.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Ryan G. Kobbe, associate lecturer.

Division of Administration

Office of Institutional Analysis, Lisa Muller, senior research scientist.

Outreach School

Outreach Credit Programs, Christine N. Boggs, associate lecturer.

Five-Year Extended-Term Faculty Appointments with No Promotion in Rank

Academic Affairs

American Heritage Center, Ginny L. Kilander, associate archivist.

College of Law

Law Library, Tawnya K. Plumb, associate librarian.

Six-Year Extended-Term Academic Professional Appointments with No Promotion in Rank

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Cooperative Extension, Jeffrey M. Edwards and Tara L. Kuipers, both associate extension educators.

College of Arts and Sciences

Global and Area Studies Program, Yarong J. Ashley, senior lecturer.

College of Health Sciences

School of Nursing, Mary Sue Hager, Sherrie D. Rubio-Wallace and Linda G. Williams, all associate lecturers.

Trustees approved numerous tenure-track reappointments and extended-term reappointments. A complete list of personnel actions can be found in the UW Board of Trustees’ Report.


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