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Thirty-four UTSA faculty earn tenure, promotion this fall

Thirty-four UTSA faculty earn tenure, promotion this fall

(Aug. 31, 2018) – UTSA Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy announces the promotion of 34 faculty members. The promotions were approved by the UT System Board of Regents earlier this month and are effective Sept. 1, 2018.

Twenty-one faculty members were promoted to associate professor with tenure. Tenure is awarded to faculty who distinguish themselves in the areas of teaching; research, scholarship or creative activities; and service to the university and community; and who further demonstrate strong potential for continued excellence in these areas. Thirteen faculty members were promoted to full professor in recognition of sustained professional accomplishment.

“Our faculty are the drivers of innovation and creative discovery which will help propel UTSA to new levels of distinction,” said Espy. “These scholars are doing exceptional and meaningful work in their respective fields for the betterment of our students and our society. On behalf of President Taylor Eighmy and myself, I congratulate them on these achievements. Well done!”

Also this year, 13 retired or retiring faculty members have been awarded emeritus status in honor of their years of valued service and contribution to the university mission.

Promotion to associate professor with tenure:

  • Adel Alaeddini, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Sonya Alemán, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Nazgol Bagheri, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • Christie Blizard, Department of Art and Art History
  • Ian Caine, Department of Architecture
  • Jonathan Clark, Department of Management
  • Jackie Cuevas, Department of English
  • Mark Eppinger, Department of Biology
  • Matthew Gibson, Department of Computer Science
  • Matthias Hofferberth, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • Hsuan-hua (Becky) Huang, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Su Liang, Department of Mathematics
  • Angela Lombardi, Department of Architecture
  • Vittorio Marone, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Arturo Montoya, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Juan Manuel Nino, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Sakiko Oyama, Department of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
  • Antonio Petrov, Department of Architecture
  • Bruce Rudy, Department of Management
  • Jorge Solis, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Juliet Wiersema, Department of Art and Art History

Promotion to professor:

  • Iliana Alanis, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Ender Finol, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Jill Hernandez, Department of Philosophy and Classics
  • Seok Kang, Department of Communication
  • Kasandra Keeling, Department of Music
  • Michael McDonald, Department of Management
  • Si (John) Millican, Department of Music
  • Sharon Navarro, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • Sara Oswalt, Department of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
  • David Pillow, Department of Psychology
  • Jianhua Ruan, Department of Computer Science
  • Janakiram Seshu, Department of Biology
  • Kefeng Xu, Department of Management Science and Statistics

Associate professor emeritus:

  • Diana Allan, Department of Music (retired May 31, 2018)

Professor emeritus:

  • Santiago Daydi-Tolson, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (retired Jan. 15, 2018)
  • Francisco Durand, Department of Political Science and Geography (retired Jan. 31, 2014)
  • Carolyn Ehardt, Department of Anthropology (retired Sept. 30, 2017)
  • Raymond Garza, Department of Psychology (retired Aug. 31, 2018)
  • Francisco Marcos-Marin, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (retired Aug. 31, 2018)
  • Nancy Martin, Department of Educational Psychology (retired Aug. 31, 2018)
  • Srinivasan (Chino) Rao, Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security (retired Jan. 15, 2018)
  • John Reynolds, Department of History (retired Aug. 31, 2017)
  • Kay Robbins, Department of Computer Science (retiring Dec. 31, 2018)
  • Kent Rush, Department of Art and Art History (retired Aug. 31, 2018)
  • John Silantien, Department of Music (retired May 31, 2018)
  • Diane Walz, Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security (retired Aug. 31, 2018)

- KC Gonzalez


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