Nineteen Faculty Members Awarded Tenure
Nineteen Eastern Illinois University faculty members have been awarded tenure, effective with the 2012-13 academic year.
The EIU Board of Trustees approved the list Friday.
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 as follows:
- Wesley D. Allan, psychology;
- Lola A. Burnham, journalism;
- Ahmed S. Abou-Zaid, economics;
- David J. Boggs, business;
- Barbara S. Carlsward, biological sciences;
- Irene S. Coromina, foreign languages;
- Carrie Dale, early childhood, elementary and middle level education;
- M. Eugenia Deerman, sociology and anthropology;
- Christiane K. Eydt-Beebe, foreign languages;
- Jill Fahy, communication disorders and sciences;
- Luminita Florea, music;
- Mark S. Kattenbraker, kinesiology and sports studies;
- Eunseong Kim, journalism;
- Jeannie Ludlow, English;
- David Wayne Melton, technology;
- Kamlesh Parwani, mathematics and computer science;
- Gopal R. Periyannan, chemistry;
- Luke Joseph Steinke, technology; and
- Larry R. White, business.