Congratulations to Our Newly Promoted and Tenured Colleagues!

By Ian D.C. Newbould

Eighteen faculty have earned promotion and/or tenure, and I wanted to share their names so that you might join me in congratulating them on the achievement of these significant professional milestones.  Four persons were tenured, another four were promoted to the rank of professor, and ten additional faculty were both tenured and promoted to the rank of associate professor.  The full list of everyone who earned promotion or and/or tenure along with their college and department and/or disciplinary affiliation appears on the next page:

Those earning tenure are:

  • Suzanne Houff, College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Norah Hooper, College of Education, Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations
  • Mukesh Srivastava, College of Business, Management Information Systems
  • Jo Tyler, College of Education, Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations

Those earning promotion to the rank of professor are:

  • Karen Anewalt, College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science
  • Andrew Dolby, College of Arts and Sciences, Biology
  • Christofer Foss, College of Arts and Sciences, English
  • George Meadows, College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Those earning tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor are:

  • Dianne Baker, College of Arts and Sciences, Biology
  • Stephen Davies, College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science
  • Brooke Di Lauro, College of Arts and Sciences, French
  • Jeremy Larochelle, College of Arts and Sciences, Spanish
  • Jesssica Locke, College of Arts and Sciences, Spanish
  • Leslie Martin, College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology
  • Maya Mathur, College of Arts and Sciences, English
  • Gary Richards, College of Arts and Sciences, English
  • Abbie Tomba, College of Arts and Sciences, Biology
  • Deborah Zies, College of Arts and Sciences, Biology

EVERYONE listed above deserves recognition for their noteworthy achievements as well as our thanks for their many contributions to the University.  Perhaps you want to add your own words of congratulation when see them on campus (if you haven’t already done so, that is)!

For the first time, each college conducted separate promotion and tenure deliberations following procedures unique to each college.  As most of you know, the review process is an arduous one that begins in May (when the person formally requests to be considered) and doesn’t end until the following April when Board of Visitors makes the formal award of promotion or tenure. I offer everyone who earned promotion and/or tenure the very best wishes for continued professional success at UMW.

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