Sixteen Northwestern State University faculty have received tenure and 25 have received promotion effective with the start of the 2019-20 academic year, according to Dr. Greg Handel, provost and vice president for academic affairs. The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System approved the tenure and promotion recommendations.
Faculty who received tenure were Dr. Nicholaus Cummins and Mirla G. Enriquez of the Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts, Dr. Gregory Bouck, Dr. Erik Braun and Dr. Katrina Jordan of the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development and Dr. Jafar F. AlSharab of the Department of Engineering Technology.
Also receiving tenure were Dr. Julie Gayle, Dr. Cheryl Adair, Dianna Hill, Dr. Anna Morris. Dr. Robyn Ray and Dr. Rebecca N. Weston of the of the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health, Dr. Cynthia Doffitt and Millard Mangrum of the School of Biological and Physical Sciences, Dorothy W. Jones of the Department of Criminal Justice, History, and Social Sciences and Denise Bailey of the Department of Social Work.
Those promoted from associate professor to professor were Dr. Dana Clawson and Dr. Kelli W. Haynes of the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health, Dr. Wanda Goleman of the School of Biological and Physical Sciences, Dr. Keith Dromm of the Louisiana Scholars’ College, Dr. Shane Rasmussen of the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Cultural Studies and Dr. Julie McDonald of the School of Business.
Faculty promoted from assistant professor to associate professor were Adair, Dr. Debra Clark, Dr. Donald Johnston, Morris, Ray, Weston and Dr. Kathleen Tate of the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health, Cummins, Enriquez, Doffitt, AlSharab, Dr. Nabin Sapkota of the Department of Engineering Technology, Dr. Marcia M. Hardy, Dr. Carmella Parker and Dr. Sarah Wright of the School of Business, Bouck, Braun and Jordan.
Leah Forsyth of the School of Creative and Performing Arts was promoted to assistant professor.