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UW Trustees Approve Personnel Actions

May 22, 2017

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following personnel items during its meeting Friday, May 12.

Administrative Appointments

Office of the President

Emily Monago as chief diversity officer. She received a B.A. (1993) in general studies with the concentration areas of economics and English, and an MPA (1999) from Kent State University. She   received a Ph.D. (2008) in communication studies from Bowling Green State University. Monago has been the interim administrator in charge of equity, diversity and inclusion programs since July 2016 and the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Bowling Green State University since 2010.

College of Health Sciences

Dean’s Office

David Jones as interim dean. He received a B.S. (1980) from Westminster College (Pa.), and an M.A. (1983) and Ph.D. (1987), both from the University of Iowa. Jones has been a professor in the Division of Communication Disorders since 2001. He also has served as associate dean in the College of Health Sciences and as vice president for academic affairs.

Faculty Appointments

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Animal Science

Whitney Stewart as assistant professor. He received a B.S. (2008) in agricultural education from Brigham Young University-Idaho, an M.S. (2010) in animal science from Oregon State University, and a Ph.D. (2015) in animal science from New Mexico State University. Stewart has been an assistant professor at Montana State University since 2015.

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Zoology and Physiology

Amy Krist as assistant professor. She received a B.A. (1991) in history from the State University of New York-Potsdam and a Ph.D. (1998) in ecology and evolutionary biology from Indiana University. Krist has been an extended-term research scientist at UW since 2006.

College of Education

Department of Secondary Education

Leigh Hall as professor. She received a B.S. (1996) in elementary education from the University of South Florida, an M.Ed. (1997) in elementary education from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. (2005) in literacy from Michigan State University. Hall has been an associate professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill since 2011. She will be the Wyoming Excellence Chair in Adolescent Literacy in the Department of Secondary Education with tenure.

Faculty Promotion to Archivist

Academic Affairs

American Heritage Center, Ginny Kilander.

Faculty Promotions to Professor

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Christopher Bastian.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Bruce Cameron and Enette Larson-Meyer.

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Chemistry, Debashis Dutta.

Department of Criminal Justice, Scott Culhane.

Department of English, Brad Watson.

Department of Geology and Geophysics, Mark Clementz.

Department of Mathematics, Victor Ginting.

Department of Political Science, Stephanie Anderson.

Department of Theatre and Dance, Cecilia Aragon.

College of Education

Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Pete Moran.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Chemical Engineering, Vladimir Alvarado.

Department of Petroleum Engineering, Mohammed Piri.

College of Health Sciences

Division of Kinesiology and Health, Tristan Wallhead.

Faculty Promotions to Clinical Professor

College of Health Sciences

School of Pharmacy, Jaime Hornecker.

Family Medicine Residency Program-Casper, Brian Veauthier.

Faculty Promotions to Associate Professor

College of Law

Danielle Cover, Suzan Pritchett and Tara Righetti.

Faculty Promotion to Clinical Associate Professor

College of Health Sciences

Family Medicine Residency Program-Casper, Cynthia Works.

Academic Professional Promotion

College of Education

Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Amy Spiker, senior lecturer.

Tenure Appointments with Promotion to Associate Professor

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Plant Sciences, Sadanand Dhekney.

College of Arts and Sciences

American Studies Program, Lilia Soto.

Department of Anthropology, Jason Toohey.

Department of Art and Art History, Peter Fine.

Department of Botany, Ellen Currano.

Department of English, Erin Forbes.

Department of History, Carolyne Ryan Larson.

Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Conxita Domenech.

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hannah Jang-Condell.

Department of Zoology and Physiology, Matthew Carling, Brian Cherrington, Amy Krist and Kara Pratt.

College of Business

Department of Management and Marketing, Barry Brewer.

College of Education

Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Ana Houseal.

Department of Professional Studies, David Hvidston and Courtney McKim.

Department of Secondary Education, Andrea Burrows and James Haynes.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Computer Science, Amy Banic and Jeff Clune.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ray Fertig.

College of Health Sciences

Division of Kinesiology and Health, Boyi Dai and Karen Gaudreault.

School of Pharmacy, Baskaran Thyagarajan.

Six-Year Extended-Term Academic Professional Appointments with Promotion

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Agricultural Experiment Station, Doug Zalesky, associate research scientist.

Cooperative Extension Service, Brian Sebade and Mae Smith, both associate extension educators.

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Craig Cook, associate research scientist.

Department of Molecular Biology, Rachel Watson, senior lecturer.

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Art and Art History, David Jones, associate research scientist.

Department of Chemistry, Carla Beckett, senior lecturer.

Department of Communication and Journalism, Travis Cram, associate lecturer; and Justin Stewart, senior lecturer.

Department of Geology and Geophysics, Janet Dewey, associate research scientist.

Department of Mathematics, David Anton, senior lecturer.

Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Mark Person, senior lecturer.

Department of Music, Jennifer Turpen, senior lecturer.

Department of Psychology, Maria Kuznetsova, associate lecturer.

Department of Religious Studies, Tyler Fall, associate lecturer.

College of Education

Department of Educational Studies, Terry Burant, associate lecturer.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jeff Anderson, senior lecturer.

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

Academic Affairs

American Heritage Center, John Waggener and Leslie Waggener, both associate archivists.

College of Law

Law Library, Debora Person, librarian.

University Libraries

Collection Development, Tamsen Hert, librarian.

Research and Instruction, Kaijsa Calkins, associate librarian.

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

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Cooperative Extension Service, Hudson Hill, senior extension educator.

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Botany, Kenneth Driese, senior lecturer; and Burrell Nelson and Ramesh Sivanpillai, both senior research scientists.

Department of Geology and Geophysics, Susan Swapp, senior research scientist.

Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Joseph Krafczik, senior lecturer.

Department of Physics and Astronomy, David Thayer, senior lecturer.

College of Education

Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Jennifer Geringer, assistant lecturer.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Computer Science, James Ward, senior lecturer.

College of Health Sciences

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

Change in Appointment

Administrator

Academic Affairs

Jeff Edgens will serve as dean of UW at Casper. He also will hold an appointment as senior lecturer, extended-term track, in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


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