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Josh Reinhart
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Apr 28, 2013


Professional Development

Twenty-seven EIU faculty members have been awarded tenure, effective with the 2013-14 academic year.

Tenure, awarded in an academic department, connotes a relationship of continuing commitment between the university and a faculty member. Generally, in order to qualify for tenure consideration, a faculty member must complete a probationary period and demonstrate progressive achievement and effectiveness in three areas of evaluation: teaching/performance of primary duties, research/creative activities, and service. Among these three areas, teaching/performance of primary duties is given the most consideration.

This year's recipients of tenure are Assande Adom, economics; Rendong Bai, technology; Daniel Carter, early childhood, elementary and middle level education; Candra Chahyadi, business; Jerry Cloward, technology; Robert Colombo, biological sciences; Richard Flight, business; Jacquelyn Frank, family and consumer sciences; Ovande Furtado Jr., kinesiology and sports studies; Matthew Gill, communication studies;

Carla Honselman, family and consumer sciences; Tesa Leonce, economics; Stephen Lucas, secondary education and foundations; Hasan Mavi, kinesiology and sports studies; Tena McNamara, communication disorders and sciences; Svetlana Mitrovski, chemistry; Michael Andrew Mulvaney, recreation administration; Bryan Murley, journalism; Lee Patterson, history; Misty Rhoads, health studies;

Amy Rosenstein, special education; Radu Semeniuc, chemistry; Jennifer Stringfellow, special education; Tim Taylor, English; David Viertel, geology/geography; Diana Wyatt, technology; and Zhiqing Yan, chemistry.

Additionally, three incoming administrative employees were granted tenure. BOT regulations indicate that at the time of initial employment, tenure may be granted by the board upon recommendation of the president in consideration of recommendations by the appropriate department.

These individuals are Richard England, who has been hired as the dean of the Honors College; Stephen King, who has been hired as the chair of the Department of Communication Studies; and Kevin Doolen, who will become the chair of the Department of Theatre Arts. All appointments are effective July 1, 2013.

Posted: Apr 24, 2013


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