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Promoted, Tenured Faculty Members Honored

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The Arkansas Tech University Office of Academic Affairs hosted a reception at Lake Point Conference Center on Tuesday, April 23, for ATU faculty members who earned promotions and tenure during the 2018-19 academic year.

Thirty-one members of the ATU faculty were promoted and nine Tech faculty members were granted tenure by the ATU Board of Trustees during its March 2019 meeting at Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center.

Policies and procedures regarding faculty evaluation, promotion and tenure were approved by the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees on May 17, 2018, following a faculty-led, three-year process of review and modification.

The promotion and tenure actions taken by trustees in March will become effective at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

The following individuals were promoted to professor:

*Dr. Christine Austin, Department of College Student Personnel
*Dr. Jacqueline Bowman, Department of Biological Sciences
*Tracy Cole, Department of Accounting and Economics
*Dr. Cynthia Jacobs, Department of Biological Sciences 
*Dr. Julie Mikles-Schluterman, Department of Behavioral Sciences
*Dr. Nelson Ramirez, Department of English and World Languages

The following individual was promoted to professor and granted tenure:

*Dr. Daniel Belongia, Department of Music

The following individuals were promoted to associate professor and granted tenure:

*Dr. Shaana Escobar, Department of Nursing
*Dr. Rebecca Garvin, Department of English and World Languages
*Jasmine Greer, Department of Art
*Dr. Susan Self, Department of Nursing
*Dr. James Stobaugh, Department of Behavioral Sciences
*Dr. Jessica Young, Department of Physical Sciences

The following individuals were promoted to senior instructor:

*Robin Jamie Dalton, Department of Biological Sciences
*Laura Griffin, Department of Accounting and Economics
*Linda Hensen-Jackson, Department of College Student Personnel
*Jessica Hogan, Department of Mathematics
*Nancy Horton, Department of Mathematics
*Susan Jordan, Department of Mathematics
*Patricia Joselin, Department of English and World Languages
*Pete Kelly, Department of Health and Physical Education
*Pallavi Ketkar, Department of Mathematics
*Jamie King, Department of Mathematics
*Jennifer Lewter, Department of Biological Sciences
*Tonya Mays, Department of Biological Sciences
*Troy Norton, Department of Health and Physical Education
*Jennifer Saxton, Department of Professional Studies
*Kristi Spittler-Brown, Department of Mathematics
*Teresa Taylor, Department of Mathematics
*Jennifer Willbanks, Department of Behavioral Sciences

The following individuals were granted tenure:

*Dr. David Blanks, Department of History and Political Science
*Dr. Melinda Wilkins, Department of Biological Sciences

The following individual was promoted to associate librarian:

*Sheryle Tinerella, Library