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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 16, 2012

Northwest announces faculty promotions, tenure appointments

Northwest Missouri State University has announced the promotions of nine faculty members and tenure appointments for four faculty, effective next fall.

Collectively, the promoted and tenured faculty members have tallied 81 publications in peer-reviewed journals, juried creative works, invited exhibitions, funded external grants or book chapters; and 68 presentations at peer-reviewed national or international conferences.

“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 of the excellent faculty at Northwest, and 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: Jerrold Barnett, Margaret Drew, Kurt Haberyan, Jeffrey Loomis, Gary McDonald, Patrick McLaughlin, Tom Spencer and Kim Spradling.

The promotion and tenure applications were approved by the Board of Regents during its March 15 meeting. Faculty receiving promotions and tenure, effective during the 2012-2013 academic year, are:

Promotions to full professor:


Promotions to associate professor:


Promotions to assistant professor:




Northwest's Faculty Handbook criteria for ranked faculty:


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