4 faculty members promoted to professor
Congratulations to four A-State faculty members who were promoted to professor following recommendations from the administration and confirmation by the Board of Trustees during its meeting Thursday. The individuals promoted to professor, along with their academic disciplines, are Dr. Jeongho Ahn, mathematics; Dr. Hashim Ali, chemistry; Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Nix, nursing; and Dr. Guolei Zhou, biological sciences. Academic promotions take effect July 1.
7 faculty members promoted to associate professor
Congratulations to the seven faculty members who have been approved for promotion to associate professor, as confirmed Thursday by the Board of Trustees. Those promoted and their academic disciplines are Dr. Jessica Curtis, psychology; Dr. Katerina Hill, marketing; Dr. Donghoon Kim, computer science; Jeff McLaughlin, theatre; Dr. Veronika Pribyslavska, exercise science; Dr. Eric Scudamore, exercise science; and Dr. Marcus Tribbett, English.
6 members of A-State faculty achieve tenure
Congratulations to each of the six faculty members who will begin the next academic year with tenure, as determined through the PRT process and approved Thursday by the Board of Trustees. Newly tenured faculty are Dr. Scott Bruce, athletic training; Dr. Jessica Curtis, psychology; Dr. Katerina Hill, marketing; Dr. Donghoo Kim, computer science; Jeff McLaughlin, theatre; and Dr. Marcus Tribbett, English.
Hall concludes teaching career at A-State
Best wishes to Cathy Hall, associate professor of nursing, who is retiring this year. She earned a master’s degree in nursing, medical surgical emphasis, at the University of Cincinnati before joining the faculty in 1991. Certified in oncology nursing since 1987, Hall’s teaching specialties also include LPN to associate degree education, and health assessment. She often volunteers with the American Lung Association and American Cancer Society.
Jenness wraps up 30 years of faculty service
Dr. Jeff Jenness, associate professor of computer science, is among those who are retiring this academic year. Jenness, who earned his Ph.D. at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, came to A-State in 1991. His research interests include programming languages, parsing, algorithms and optimization. He is one of 24 retiring faculty members who were recognized during Faculty Honors Convocation.
Izadyar presents research in Amsterdam
Dr. Anahita Izadyar, associate professor of chemistry, presented at the International Conference on Applied Chemistry in Amsterdam. Her topic was “Amperometric Biosensor for Glucose Determination Based on a Novel Recombinant Mn Peroxidase from Corn Cross-Linked to a Gold Electrode.” The conference provides an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to cover recent innovations and trends, as well as practical challenges and solutions in applied chemistry.
Kher Co-Authors Paper for Technologies Session
Dr. Shubhalaxmi Kher, professor of electrical engineering and program director, is co-author of a paper accepted for inclusion during the Future Technologies Conference, scheduled for a hybrid format in October. Her paper is titled, “Estimating Musical Appreciation using Neural Network.” The conference attracts researchers, scientists and technologists internationally from top companies, universities, research firms and government agencies.
Pfriemer concludes 29-year A-State career
Best wishes to Judith Pfriemer, assistant professor of nursing, who is among the group of retiring faculty recognized during Convocation of Scholars. Pfriemer has been helping prepare future nurses for careers in healthcare for the past 29 years at A-State, having joined what was then the department, now School of Nursing, in 1992. Her teaching specialties include medical-surgical nursing, mental health and nephrology.
Gilmore retires after 29 years of service
Congratulations to Dr. David Gilmore, professor of microbiology, who is wrapping up a 29-year teaching and research career at A-State. Gilmore has been directing the environmental microbiology lab, which deals with microbial physiology. In addition to teaching microbiology, genetics and virology, his recent research interests include work on the mechanism of action of new antibiotics. He earned his Ph.D. at Connecticut.
Tedder speaks at employment conference
Dylan Tedder, assistant director for employer relations and internships, Career Services Center, was an invited speaker for the Arkansas Association for Colleges and Employers (AACE) conference in May. His presentation, “Implementing Career Development Theory in Career Curriculums and the Workplace,” examined learning outcomes, curriculum design and employer engagement connections based on his analysis of work by researchers Krumboltz and Schlossberg.
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