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SFA Board of Regents approves faculty appointments, staff changes

April 20, 2011 - Shirley Luna
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved new faculty and staff appointments, changes of status, promotions and retirements at its regular meeting Tuesday.

Faculty appointments include John B. Sullivan, lecturer of mathematics and statistics; Tiffany Bice-Wigington, assistant professor of social work; and Casey B. Hart and Tim V. Nolcox, instructors of communication.

Staff appointments include Dale Allen Green, director of marketing and membership for the SFA Alumni Association; Lauren Elizabeth Adams, assistant volleyball coach; and Cynthia P. Tillery, officer certification/Post-Baccalaureate Initial Certification manager in the College of Education.

The following changes of status also were approved: Julie D. Stadler, from employment specialist in human resources to academic adviser in Human Sciences; Rebecca S. Galatas, from administrative assistant to interim director of printing services; and Hollie Gammel-Smith, from director of orientation to interim director of student affairs.

The Board of Regents also accepted the following retirements: Bobby Bryant, professor of human services; Sandra Cole, professor of kinesiology and health science; Carol Harrison, associate professor of human services; Jack Heifner, visiting professor of theatre; James M. Lanagan, graphics shop manager; Alan W. Nielsen and Allen H. Oster, professors of theatre; Janice S. Pattillo, professor and chair of elementary education; James O. Standley, dean of graduate studies; Sharon Templeman, professor of social work; Dillard B. Tinsley, Jr., professor of management, marketing and international business; and Sheryl Ann Wittenbach, associate professor of human sciences.

The following faculty members were promoted to professor: Troy Davis, history; Deborah Dunn, computer science; Richard Jones, Theatre; Gary Mayer, communication; Jeana Paul Urena, modern languages; Nagalapura Viswanath, human services; and Gary Wurtz, music.

Faculty members promoted to associate professor include; Neill Armstrong, secondary education; Kenneth Austin, secondary education; Kwame Badu Antwi-Boasiako, government; Jennifer Beisel, history; Sara Bishop, nursing; Erin Brown, agriculture; David Campo, music; Christopher Comer, forestry; William Forbes, geography; Christina Guenther-Scott, music; Maki Hajikano, art; Keith Hubbard, mathematics and statistics; Kimberly Kato, kinesiology; Stephen Kosovich, economics and finance; Paige Mask, human services; Christine McDermott, English; Craig Morton, agriculture; Rose Marie Powell, nursing; Mark Scanlan, economics and finance; Kimberly Welsh, elementary education; and Kevin West, English.

Charles Jones, art, and Jerry Lackey, psychology, received the rank of professor emeritus. Jill Crane was promoted to librarian II, and Susan Clarke and Tina Oswald were promoted to librarian III.

The following faculty members were granted tenure by the Board of Regents: Neill Armstrong, secondary education; Kenneth Austin, secondary education; Kwame Badu Antwi-Boasiako, government; Jennifer Beisel, history; Sara Bishop, nursing; Erin Brown, agriculture; David Campo, music; Karol Chandler-Ezell, social and cultural analysis; Susan Clarke, library; Christopher Comer, forestry; Carolyn Conn, theatre; William Forbes, geography; Russell Franks, chemistry; Christina Guenther-Scott, music; Maki Hjikano, art; Keith Hubbard, mathematics and statistics; Stephanie Jevas, kinesiology; Thomas Judson, mathematics and statistics; Kimberly Kato, kinesiology; Stephen Kosovich, economics and finance; Andrew Lannen, history; Paige Mask, human services; Christine McDermott, English; Rose Marie Powell, nursing; Chay Runnels, human sciences; Mark Scanlan, economics and finance; Kimberly Welsh, elementary education; and Kevin West, English.

Leave of absence was approved for four faculty members to pursue research and/or development. They include: Ken Collier, government; Susan Jennings, general business; Parker Ballinger, economics and finance; and Jim Towns, communication and contemporary culture.