Ball State's Board of Trustees approves faculty tenure, promotions

Topic: Administrative

May 1, 2008

Ball State's Board of Trustees has approved tenure and faculty promotions for 2008-09.
Eight faculty members were promoted from associate professor to professor, 26 were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and 21 were granted tenure.
Promoted to professor were:

  • Sushil Sharma, information systems and operation management
  • Brien Smith, marketing and management
  • Lee Spector, economics
  • Lucinda Van Alst, accounting
  • Vania Mascioni, mathematical sciences
  • Ronald Morris, history
  • Guohe Zheng, modern languages and classics
  • Thalia Mulvihill, educational studies


Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor were:

  • Diana Saiki, family and consumer sciences
  • Joseph Blalock Jr., landscape architecture
  • Timothy Gray, architecture
  • Jennifer Bott, marketing and management
  • Thawatchai Jitpaiboon, information systems and operations management
  • Vincent Filak, journalism
  • Michael Pounds, music
  • John Scheib, music
  • Adam Beach, English
  • Jeffrey Fry, philosophy and religious studies
  • Amy Gregg, natural resources and environmental management
  • Mark Groover, anthropology
  • Linh Littleford, psychological science
  • Susan McDowell, biology
  • Chadwick Menning, sociology
  • Deborah Mix, English
  • Misa Nishikawa, political science
  • Denise Seabert, physiology and health science
  • Dorothy Stegman, modern languages and classics
  • Sergei Zhuk, history
  • Stefania Aegisdottir, counseling psychology and guidance services
  • Andrew Davis, educational psychology
  • William Finch Jr., educational psychology
  • Wilfridah Mucherah, educational psychology
  • Kristie Speirs Neumeister, educational psychology
  • Molly Tschopp, counseling psychology and guidance services


Receiving tenure were:

  • Stephanie Beswick, history
  • Derron Bishop, medical education
  • Joseph Blalock, landscape architecture
  • Frederick Bower, art
  • Nancy Brooks, educational studies
  • Olon Dotson, architecture
  • George Elvin, architecture
  • Kathryn Fletcher, educational psychology
  • Larry Fromm, medical education
  • Michael Goldsby, marketing and management
  • Pamela Hartman, English
  • Kevin Klinger, architecture
  • John McKillip, biology
  • Ahmed Mohammed, mathematical sciences
  • Kirsten Nicholson, geology
  • Lisa Pellerin, sociology
  • Robert Pritchard, journalis
  • Mary Theresa Seig, English
  • Sushil Sharma, information systems and operations management
  • Karen Thatcher, speech pathology and audiology
  • Kristin Turner, music
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