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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 31, 2011

Northwest announces faculty promotions, tenure appointments

MARYVILLE, Mo.- Northwest Missouri State University has announced the promotions of six faculty members and tenure appointments for seven faculty, effective in the fall of 2011.

Collectively, the promoted and tenured faculty members have tallied 37 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 28 juried creative works or invited exhibitions, 51 presentations at peer-reviewed national or international conferences, seven funded external grants and three book chapters.

"The promotion and tenure process is probably one of the most important, and rewarding, duties of the provost," Northwest Provost Dr. Doug Dunham said. "It was an honor to review the applications of these candidates. Both individually and collectively these faculty are representative not only of the excellence of the faculty at Northwest Missouri State University, but also of ‘the Academy.' It is my pleasure to be able to congratulate them on their achievement."

Dunham thanked faculty who served on the Advisory Committee for Rank and Promotion: Janice Brandon-Falcone, Alfred Kelly, Jeffrey Loomis, Carolyn McCall, Gary McDonald, Phillip Messner, Kim Spradling and Stephen Town.

Dunham noted each application received the same attention and rigorous review, which required each committee member to spend hours reviewing the applicants' portfolios.

Faculty promoted and receiving tenure for the fall 2011 trimester are:

Promotions to full professor:

Promotions to associate professor:



According to Northwest's Faculty Handbook, criteria for ranked faculty are:

The Faculty Handbook notes promotion and tenure reviews are two separate, albeit related, processes. For both tenure and promotion, the faculty member is evaluated in the same four categories: teaching, scholarship, student support, and service. A university level faculty advisory committee is used in the promotion review process. When considering a promotion application, only the activities and accomplishments since last promotion are considered, whereas a tenure application considers the applicant's cumulative record.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468