(Sept. 14, 2012) -- The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs announces the promotion of 26 UTSA faculty members. The promotions were approved by the UT System Board of Regents in August and were effective Sept. 1, 2012.
Thirteen assistant professors earned tenure and promotion to associate professor; tenure is granted to qualified faculty who set a high standard of excellence in teaching, research or scholarship, and service. Additionally, 13 of the university's associate professors have been promoted to full professor in recognition of sustained professional accomplishment and contribution to the university.
"On behalf of President Ricardo Romo and myself, we want to congratulate all these faculty," said John H. Frederick, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "The obtainment of tenure, and the years of work, research and dedication to teaching that it takes to reach that position, is an noteworthy accomplishment."
Also this year, 15 retired or retiring faculty members have been granted the honorary title of professor emeritus. The title of emeritus is awarded only to those who have served the university for an extensive period of time, made a significant contribution to their field of study, and exemplified the highest caliber of academic, ethical and civic standards.
"It's the university's hope that with this newly earned distinction, our emeritus faculty will continue to contribute to the high quality of education and culture which they helped build at UTSA," said Frederick.
Promotion to tenure (Assistant Professor to Associate Professor)
Gloria Crisp, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Jurgen Engelberth, Department of Biology
Gary Gaufo, Department of Biology
Gabriela Gonzalez, Department of History
Yilmaz Hatipkarasulu, Department of Architecture
Holly Miller, Department of Criminal Justice
Michael Moyer, Department of Counseling
Jianwei Niu, Department of Computer Science
Anne-Marie Nunez, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Hazem Rashed-Ali, Department of Architecture
Johnelle Sparks, Department of Demography
Jeffery von Ronne, Department of Computer Science
Clint Whaley, Department of Computer Science
Promotion to Full Professor
Thomas Coyle, Department of Psychology
Glenn Dietrich, Department of Information Systems
Bridget Drinka, Department of English
Ann Eisenberg, Department of Psychology
Dorothy Flannagan, Department of Psychology
Daniel Jimenez, Department of Computer Science
Lance Lambert, Department of Geological Sciences
Chunjiang Qian, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Srinivasan Rao, Department of Information Systems
Chris Reddick, Department of Public Administration
Can Saygin, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Pamela Smith, Department of Accounting
Jason Yaeger, Department of Anthropology
Mark Allen, Department of English
Félix Almaráz, Department of History
Norma Cantú, Department of English
Derral Cheatwood, Department of Sociology
Ellen Riojas Clark, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
Bruce Daniels, Department of History
Weldon Hammond, Department of Geological Sciences
David Johnson, Department of History
Robert Milk, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
Paul Rodriguez, Department of Biology
Joel Saegert, Department of Marketing
Eric Swanson, Department of Geological Sciences
Betty Travis, Department of Mathematics
Oscar Van Auken, Department of Biology
Suzanne Winter, Department of Educational Psychology
The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy's Curtis Vaughan Observatory will offer free stargazing for the public beginning on top of the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to show a variety of astronomical objects and answer any questions. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory
This year's keynote speaker is Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisper. The event will feature breakout sessions and a presentation by the Creative Writers from North East School of the Arts. The event is free and open to all teachers from Pre-K through university level. Attendees can earn a certificate for 3 hours of Professional Development Credit.
Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus
The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus
The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium. The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus
The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)
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2015 was a significant year for UTSA. As the university moved forward on the road to Tier One research, designations and recruitment of high caliber faculty and students, it also completed its first ever capital campaign. Read about UTSA's accomplishments in the 2015 Year in Review as we look forward to what the next year will bring.
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