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Faculty Recognized for Tenure and Promotion

A total of 50 members of the faculty were approved for tenure and promotion by The University of Toledo Board of Trustees at its April meeting.

There were 19 faculty members approved for tenure and promotion and another 31 who were promoted to professor or associate professor.

“We’ve implemented a number of workshops to provide support for faculty members to advance their careers at UToledo, and I’m excited to see the results of those efforts as these impressive educators and researchers achieve this milestone,” said Dr. Karen Bjorkman, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

The faculty member who received tenure and promotion to professor is:

College of Medicine and Life Sciences
• Dr. Deepa Mukundan, Pediatrics

Faculty members who received tenure and promotion to associate professor are:

College of Arts and Letters
• Dr. Melissa Baltus, Sociology and Anthropology
• Dr. Allyson Day, Disability Studies
• Dr. Matthew Foss, Theatre and Film
• Dr. Peter Mezo, Psychology
• Dr. Karie Peralta, Sociology and Anthropology
• Stephen Sakowski, Theatre and Film
• Dr. Kasumi Yamazaki, Languages and Cultures

Judith Herb College of Education
• Dr. Katherine Delaney, Teacher Education

College of Engineering
• Dr. Jared Oluoch, Engineering Technology

College of Health and Human Services
• Dr. Madeline Clark, School of Intervention and Wellness
• Dr. David Lilley, School of Social Justice
• Dr. Megan Petra, School of Social Justice

College of Medicine and Life Sciences
• Dr. David Kennedy, Medicine

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
• Dr. Heather Conti, Biological Science
• Dr. Welivitiya Ajith Karunarathne, Chemistry and Biochemistry
• Dr. Jeanine Refsnider, Environmental Sciences

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Dr. Gabriella Baki, Pharmacy Practice
• Dr. Julie Murphy, Pharmacy Practice

The faculty members who achieved promotion to professor are Dr. Kristen Keith, Dr. Barbara Schneider and Dr. Oleg Smirnov in the College of Arts and Letters; Dr. Snejana Slantcheva-Durst in the Judith Herb College of Education; Dr. Barry Scheuermann in the College of Health and Human Services; Shelley Cavalieri in the College of Law; Thomas Atwood in University Libraries; Dr. Roger Kruse, Dr. Matam Kumar, Dr. Adel Maklad, Dr. Jorge Ortiz, Dr. Alina Rais, Dr. Martin Skie, Dr. Xin Wang and Dr. Randall Worth in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences; Dr. Michael Cushing, Dr. Guofa Liu, Dr. Nikolas Podraza and Dr. Sonmez Sahutoglu in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Dr. Martha Sexton in the College of Nursing; and Dr. Jerry Nesamony in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The faculty members promoted to associate professor in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences are Dr. Arunkumar Baskara, Dr. Annette Collier, Dr. Stephen Grider, Dr. Jyl Matson, Dr. Mariam Mina, Dr. Mohamad Moussa, Dr. Shalini Niranjan, Dr. Chayanika Pal, Dr. Cherian Verghese and Dr. Jennifer Ruddy.

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