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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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Promotions, Tenure Awards Announced
At UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: Aug. 3, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Chancellor Donald Mash has announced promotions in rank and tenure and other changes of status for members of the faculty and academic staff. The status changes are the result of action by the UW System Board of Regents at their June meeting.
         Faculty promoted to professor include Dr. Kathryn Anderson, family health nursing; Dr. Paul Hoff, foreign languages; Dr. Robert Hollon, curriculum and instruction; Dr. Todd Hostager, management and marketing; Dr. Mehdi Sheikholeslami, accounting and finance; Dr. Judy Sims, communication and journalism; Dr. J. Todd Stephens, special education; Dr. Christos Theo, art; Dr. Charles Tomkovick, management and marketing; and Dr. L. Elaine Wendt, family health nursing.
         Faculty granted tenure and promoted to associate professor include Dr. Ali Abootalebi, political science; Dr. Eberth Alarcon, mathematics; Dr. John Bushnell, English; Dr. Susan Hafen, communication and journalism; Dr. Jason Halfen, chemistry; Dr. Daniel Janik, biology; Dr. Lauren Likkel, physics and astronomy; Dr. C. Mike Morrison, management information systems; Dr. Joline Morrison, management information systems; Dr. Eva Santos-Phillips, foreign languages; Dr. Timothy Vaughan, management and marketing; and Michael Weber, art.
         Faculty granted tenure include Dr. Rudolfo Buiser, biology; newly appointed Dean of the College of Professional Studies Mark Clark, foundations of education; and Dr. David Schafer, economics.
         Faculty promoted to associate professor include Dr. Rosemary Jadack, adult health nursing; Cleo Powers, library services; Dr. Karen Solheim, family health nursing; and Dr. Cecilia Wendler, nursing systems.
         Faculty promoted to assistant professor are Janice Berry, family health nursing; Cathy Cooper, nursing systems; and Rita Sperstad, adult health nursing.
         The following academic staff members received promotions and title changes: Janice Connolly, business communication, to senior lecturer; Mitchell Freymiller, biology, to senior lecturer; Bergine Haakenson, English, to senior lecturer; Jim Knutson-Kolodzne, psychology, to senior lecturer; Jennifer Lee, Housing and Residence Life, to senior residence hall manager; Stephen Spina, philosophy and religious studies, to lecturer; Andris Straumanis, communication and journalism, to lecturer; Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Housing and Residence Life, to senior residence hall manager; and Theresa Wells, management and marketing, to senior lecturer.
         Academic staff members granted indefinite status include Andrew Block, Publications; Joey Gibbon; Admissions; Arthur Gulig, music and theatre arts; and Christine Redetzke and Julie Trainor, Children’s Center.

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Updated: Aug. 3, 2001