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April 1, 2021

13 faculty granted promotions, tenure for 2021-22


Northwest Missouri State University has announced the promotions and tenure appointments of 13 faculty members.

The promotion and tenure applications were approved in March by the Board of Regents.

Faculty receiving promotions and tenure are listed below with their academic disciplines and new ranks, which become effective at the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

“This has been a year of great challenge and change, but what did not change was the outstanding performance of our faculty and their commitment to student learning,” Northwest Provost Dr. Jamie Hooyman said. “These 13 individuals continued to push themselves and deliver quality each and every day. Their portfolios are indicative of their dedication to higher education and helping the next generation become leaders. I am proud to work alongside each and every one of them.”

 

Faculty receiving promotions

  • Richard Black, professor of English in the Department of Language, Literature and Writing
  • Cris Jacobson, senior instructor of psychology in the School of Health Science and Wellness
  • Jackie Lacy, senior instructor of agricultural sciences in the School of Agricultural Sciences
  • Mohammed Meziani, professor of chemistry in the Department of Natural Sciences
  • Tekle Wanorie, professor of management in the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth School of Business
  • Patricia Warner, senior instructor of chemistry in the Department of Natural Sciences

 

Faculty receiving promotions and tenure

  • Katheryn Bilbo, associate professor of theatre in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Shantel Farnan, associate professor of professional education in the School of Education
  • Robin Gallaher, associate professor of English in the Department of Language, Literature and Writing
  • Stephanie Jorandby, associate professor of theatre in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Jerry Qin, associate professor of computer science and information systems in the School of Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Linda Smith, associate professor of professional education in the School of Education
  • Cindy Tu, associate professor of computer science and information systems in the School of Computer Science and Information Systems

 

To receive tenure and promotion, faculty members must demonstrate sustained excellence in teaching and professional development, scholarship and creative activities, and show service and student support by submitting a portfolio documenting accomplishment in these areas. Tenure is an arrangement under which a faculty member remains employed with an institution of higher education until he or she resigns, retires or is discharged.

Faculty are eligible to apply for tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor after four years in the rank of assistant professor at Northwest. The rank of full professor is granted to faculty members who have served a minimum of five years in the rank of associate professor at Northwest. Faculty members serving within the rank of instructor for a minimum of six years at Northwest are eligible to apply for promotion to the rank of senior instructor.


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Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704