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SFA Board of Regents approves faculty, staff changes

April 15, 2014 - University Marketing Communications
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved faculty and staff changes during its quarterly meeting Tuesday.

Faculty appointments within four academic colleges were approved, including Jason Reese, assistant professor of management, marketing and international business in the Nelson Rusche College of Business; Cala Coats, assistant professor of art in the College of Fine Arts; Adam Akerson, assistant professor of elementary education, and Daniel McCleary and Lisa McCleary, assistant professors of school psychology, in the James I. Perkins College of Education; and Courtney Wooten, assistant professor of English, and Lauren Brewer, Kyle Conlon, Gregory Drury and Nathan Sparkman, assistant professors of psychology, in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts.

The Board of Regents approved numerous staff appointments, including Emily Penney, teacher for the Early Childhood Laboratory in the Perkins College of Education; William Caldwell, development officer for the Office of Development; Kimberly Morris, assistant director of admissions; Michael Gillen, programmer/analyst I in Information Technology Services; Elaine Lambright, international programs coordinator; Michael Wicker, director of the Academic Assistance and Resource Center; Shawn Fisher, research development specialist; and Timothy Monzingo, communications specialist in University Marketing Communications.

Other staff appointments include: Kirk Turner, athletic marketing coordinator, and Christopher Vanhorn, assistant football coach, both for the Department of Athletics, and Taylor Duganne, Carrie Newman and Diane Nwokey, hall directors for the Department of Residence Life.

Regents approved the following changes of status within the Perkins College of Education: Nina Ellis-Hervey, from assistant professor of human services to assistant professor and intern supervisor; Gloria Gresham, from associate professor of elementary education to associate professor and coordinator of the elementary Master of Education program; Robert Patterson, from human services coordinator to coordinator and student supervisor; Julie Pipes, from financial aid specialist to academic adviser; Heather Olson Beal, from assistant professor of secondary education to assistant professor and coordinator of the Master of Education program; Pauline Sampson, from associate professor of secondary education to associate professor and coordinator of the Institutional Review Board; Janet Tareilo, from associate professor of secondary education to associate professor and coordinator of the Principal Preparation Program; Michael Walker, from assistant dean of student affairs for support services to assistant dean and intern supervisor for human sciences; and Kimberly Welsh, from associate professor of elementary education to associate professor and reading Master of Education coordinator.

The following changes of status also were approved in Information Technology Services: Scott Speichert, from database administrator I to database administrator III; Robert Thomas, from programmer/analyst II to database administrator I; and Jacquelyn Vose, from programmer/analyst II to programmer/analyst III.

Other changes of status approved Tuesday include: Craig Turnage, from development officer IV to executive director of alumni relations; Nathan Schneider, from assistant football coach to director of athletic corporate sales; and Trey Cartwright, from communications specialist to marketing communications specialist in the Office of University Marketing Communications.

In addition, Sylvia Middlebrook's status changed from visiting assistant professor of psychology to visiting assistant professor and intern supervisor for human services in the Perkins College of Education, as well as from visiting assistant professor of psychology to assistant professor of psychology in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts.

The Board of Regents also approved numerous faculty promotions:

To assistant professor: Elizabeth Spradley, languages, cultures and communications.

To associate professor: Emiliano Giudici, economics and finance; Carolyn Conn, theatre; Lauren Selden, art; Jamie Weaver, music; Tara Newman and Chay Runnels, human sciences; Heather Olson Beal, secondary education; Claudia Whitley and Dawn Williams, elementary education; Alan Bailey, Lee Payne and Cindy Pressley, government; Courtney Carney, history; Linda Levitt, Gabriela Recinos, Jose Recinos, Sudeshna Roy, Robert Spradley and Louise Stoehr, languages, cultures and communications; Sarah Canterberry, biology; Odutayo Odunuga, chemistry; Kevin Stafford, geology; and Jane Long and Nicholas Long, mathematics and statistics.

To professor: Gloria Gresham, elementary education; Wendy Killam, human services; Mikahail Kouliavtsev, economics and finance; Nathan Nabb, Ron Petti and Deb Scott, music; Amanda Rudolph and Pauline Sampson, secondary education; Daniel Unger, forestry; and Ken Untiedt, English and philosophy.

To professor emeritus: Terry Box, English; John Dahmus, history; Mel Finkenberg, kinesiology and health science; and William Gibson, biology.

The following SFA faculty members were granted tenure by the board: Alan Bailey, Lee Payne and Cindy Pressley, government; Courtney Carney, history; Sarah Canterberry, biology; Emiliano Giudici, economics and finance; Linda Levitt, Gabriela Recinos, Jose Recinos, Sudeshna Roy, Elizabeth Spradley, and Louise Stoehr, languages, cultures and communications; Jane Long and Nicholas Long, mathematics and statistics; Nathan Nabb and Jamie Weaver, music; Tara Newman, human sciences; Odutayo Odunuga, chemistry; Heather Olson Beal, secondary education; Lauren Selden, art; Christine Sinclair, kinesiology; Robert Spradley, mass communication; Kevin Stafford, geology; and Dawn Williams, elementary education.

Jeremy Becnel of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and David Lewis of the School of Art, were granted faculty development leave for the fall 2014 semester. Alexandra Van Kley of the Department of Biology was granted faculty development leave for the spring 2015 semester.

In addition, Tim King of the School of Music was awarded a Regents Professorship for the 2014-15 academic year.

The following retirements also were approved by the Board of Regents Tuesday: Deborah DuFrene, associate dean of the Nelson Rusche College of Business; Ronald Anderson, music; and Michael Doughty, social work.