Furman trustees approve promotions,tenures

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019

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Furman trustees approve promotions,tenures
The Furman University Board of Trustees approved promotions and/or tenure for 13 faculty members, and granted emeritus status to 13 professors who are retiring this summer.

The board also recognized the contributions of two trustees – Francie M. Heller of Greenwich, Conn., and Gordon R. Herring of Greenville – whose terms will expire June 30.

Faculty members promoted Saturday to the rank of full professor were:
            • Terri L. Bright (art)
            • Weston R. Dripps (earth and environmental sciences)
            • Brian C. Goess (chemistry)
            • Erin R. Hahn (psychology)
            • Suresh Muthukrishnan (earth and environmental sciences)
            • Savita Nair (history)
            • Travis W. Perry (biology)
            • Greg Springsteen (chemistry)
            • Alfons H. Teipen (religion).

Courtney L. Tollison (history) was promoted to the rank equivalent to a senior lecturer/full professor as Distinguished University Public Historian and Scholar.

Those promoted to the rank of associate professor and granted tenure were:

            • J. Cecilia Kang (music)
            • Erin Wamsley (psychology)
            • Patricia P. Sasser (library) was promoted to the rank of associate librarian.

            The 13 professors granted emeritus status are:
            • John S. Beckford (music)
            • Paul M. Cook, II (mathematics)
            • Gilles O. J. Einstein (psychology) 
            • Leslie W. Hicken (music)
            • Lon B. Knight, Jr. (chemistry)
            • Paul G. Kooistra (sociology)
            • Marianne M. Pierce (business and accounting) 
            • William J. Pierce (health sciences)
            • Douglas F. Rall (mathematics)
            • Daniel C. Sloughter (mathematics)
            • William D. Thomas, Jr. (music)
            • Laura K. Thompson (biology)
            • Diane C. Vecchio (history).
            All promotions, tenure and emeritus status become effective Aug. 1.





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