Faculty Assembly Agenda, September 9, 1997

College of Arts and Sciences

FACULTY ASSEMBLY MEETING

AGENDA

September 9, 1997

        Tuesday, September 9, 1997
        3:00-4:15 P.M.
        Humanities Room 100

1.              Call to Order

2.              Approval of the Minutes of April 29, 1997 (posted to the College Web page)

3.              Introduction of new faculty--Department Chairs

4.              State of the College--Dean Randy Moore

5.              Announcements

6.              Adjournment


A RECEPTION IN HONOR OF NEW FACULTY WILL BE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY CLUB 
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE FACULTY ASSEMBLY MEETING      



DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE SCIENCE

Introduction of New Faculty
        Lt. Col. Kolin W. Lester, Professor and Chair
        M.S. Troy State University


DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Introduction of New Faculty
        Muriel C. Maurer, Assistant Professor
        Ph.D. University of Virginia


DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

The President's Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Research & Creative 
Activity in the Arts and Humanities was awarded to Frank Nuessel.

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor
        John P. Greene
        Robert D. Luginbill
        Mary Makris


DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

Introduction of New Faculty

        W. Bart Collins, Assistant Professor
        Ph.D. University of Kansas 

        John Monberg, Assistant Professor
        Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

The President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at the undergraduate level 
was awarded to Julia Dietrich.

Fulbright Award
        Tom Byers

Promotion to Assistant Professor        
        Elaine Wise

Introduction of New Faculty
        Charles Bazerman, Thomas R. Watson Visiting Professor (Fall 97)
        Ph.D. Brandeis University


DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS

The President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at the graduate level was 
awarded to Lida Gordon. 

The Victor A. Olorunsola Endowed Research Award for Young Scholars was awarded 
to Imi Hwangbo.

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor
        Ginny J. Marsh

Promotion to Full Professor
        Ying Kit Chan
        Robert L. Douglas

Introduction of New Faculty
        Michelle Coakes, Assistant Professor (2 YR)
        M.F.A. Northern Illinois University 


DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND GEOSCIENCES

Retirements
        Don Bierman
        Graham Hunt


DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

Promotion to Full Professor
        Benjamin T. Harrison

Introduction of New Faculty
        Todd Brereton, Assistant Professor (2 YR)
        Ph.D. Texas A&M University


DIVISION OF HUMANITIES

Introduction of New Faculty
        Mary Ann Stenger, Assistant Professor
        Ph.D. The University of Iowa


DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor
        Richard Tewksbury


DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

The 1996 Metroversity Merit Award for Instructional Development was awarded to 
Dick Davitt.

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor
        Udayan B. Darji
        Andre E. Kezdy
        Chi Wang

Promotion to Full Professor
        Richard M. Davitt
        Inessa Levi
        Krzysztof M. Ostaszewski
        Prasanna Sahoo

Retirements
        Lael Kinch

Introduction of New Faculty
        Manabendra N. Das, Assistant Professor
        Ph.D. The Ohio State University


DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE

Introduction of New Faculty
        Capt. Kurt F. Wagner, Assistant Professor
        B.S. The Pennsylvania State University


DEPARTMENT OF PAN AFRICAN STUDIES

Promotion to Full Professor
        Robert L. Douglas

Introduction of New Faculty

        Mary E. Dogbe, Assistant Professor
        Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

        B. Fosalade Iyun, Assistant Professor
        Ph.D. University of Ghana


DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

The President's Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Research & Creative 
Activity in the Basic and Applied Sciences was awarded to John Kielkopf.

A&S Nominee for Distinguished Service
        Mark Lindsay

The Victor A. Olorunsola Endowed Research Award for Young Scholars was awarded 
to Mark Lindsay.

Promotion to Full Professor
        Chris L. Davis

Retirements
        John Sinai

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

The President's Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Research & Creative 
Activity in Social Sciences was awarded to Mary Hawkesworth.

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor
        Rodger A. Payne


DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Promotion to Full Professor
        Edward A. Essock
        Heywood M. Petry

Retirements
        Elton Quinton

Introduction of New Faculty

        Carolyn B. Mervis, Professor
        Ph.D. Cornell University

        John R. Pani, Assistant Professor
        Ph.D. University of Illinois


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

Promotion to Associate Professor
        Melissa J. Evans-Andris

Introduction of New Faculty
        Susan E. Kelly, Assistant Professor
        Ph.D. University of California-San Francisco


DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award -Ron Fell

Introduction of New Faculty
        Randy Moore, Professor and Dean