Board of visitors approves promotions, tenure

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 17, 2005 – The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved the following promotions, tenure, continued appointments, and administrative promotions at its June 13 meeting.

Promotion with tenure to associate professor
Ananda Abeysekara, Interdisciplinary Studies; Doug A. Bowman, Computer Science; Caryle C. Brewster, Entomology; Craig L. Brians, Political Science; Evelyn C. Brown, Business Information Technology; Jeffrey Connor, Engineering Education; T. Daniel Crawford, Chemistry; Paul F. Emmons, Architecture; Erik H. Ervin, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences; Alan R. Esker, Chemistry; William J. FitzPatrick, Philosophy; John M. Galbraith, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences; Glenda E. Gillaspy, Biochemistry; Robert W. Grange, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise; Tammy L. Henderson, Human Development; Ian Philip Herring, Small Animal Clinical Sciences; Chuanxue Hong, Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science; Angela J. Huebner, Human Development; Shannon E. Jarrott, Human Development; Martin E. Johnson, Mechanical Engineering; Ann-Marie Knoblauch, Art and Art History; Tamara W. Knott, Engineering Education; Katharine F. Knowlton, Dairy Science; Sattar A. Mansi, Finance, Insurance, and Business Law; Audrey P. McElroy, Animal and Poultry Sciences; Dini M. Miller, Entomology; Djordje Minic, Physics; Steven B. Phillips, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences; Susanna Rinehart, Theatre Arts; Carin L. Roberts-Wollman, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Madeline E. Schreiber, Geosciences; Holly L. Scoggins, Horticulture; Tonya L. Smith-Jackson, Industrial and Systems Engineering; Shrindhi Varadarajan, Computer Science; Jan Marinus (Rien) Visser, Forestry; Erik C. Westman, Mining and Minerals Engineering; James H. Westwood, Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science; Shuhai Xiao, Geosciences.

Tenure at the currently held rank of associate professor
Marte S. Gutierrez, Civil and Environmental Engineering; William R. Huckle, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology; Stephen Melville, Biological Sciences; Stephen P. Prisley, Forestry.

Promotion to the rank of professor
Slimane Adjerid, Mathematics; Linda M. Anderson, English; Karen J. Brewer, Chemistry; Ing R. Chen, Computer Science; Andrea M. Dietrich, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Charles E. Frazier, Wood Science and Forest Products; Robert P. Gilles, Economics; William Wat Hopkins, Communication; Stephen L. Kampe, Materials Science and Engineering; Robert H. Leonard, Theatre Arts; Gail Letzter, Mathematics; Nancy G. Love, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Russell D. Meller, Industrial and Systems Engineering; Julie L. Ozanne, Marketing; James W. Pease, Agricultural and Applied Economics; Mehdi Setareh, Architecture; Mark Shimozono, Mathematics; Robert L. Smith, Wood Science and Forest Products; Bradley Jay Sullivan, Forestry; Peter R. Wallenstein, History; Bevlee A. Watford, Engineering Education.

Continued appointment
Caryl E. Gray, University Libraries Instruction, Reference, and Outreach.

Promotion with continued appointment to the rank of associate professor
Cathy M. Sutphin, Agricultural and Extension Education.

Promotion to the rank of associate professor
Peter E. Doolittle, Teaching and Learning; Edward F. Lener, University Libraries Instruction, Reference, and Outreach.

Promotion to the rank of assistant professor
Heather H. Ball, Instruction, Reference, and Outreach, University Libraries.

Promotion to the rank of clinical assistant professor
Jennifer A. Brown, Large Animal Clinical Sciences; Anne M. Desrochers, Large Animal Clinical Sciences; Wallace L. Palmer, Large Animal Clinical Sciences; Alison A. Smith, Large Animal Clinical Sciences; Byron L. Young, Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

Promotion to the rank of senior Extension agent
L. Dawn Barnes, Floyd County; Linda Murphy, Culpeper County.

Promotion to the rank of Extension agent
Adria Bordas, Fairfax County; Jennifer Bowen, Prince Edward County; Scott Byars, Fluvanna County; Stephanie Diehl, Rockingham County; Adam Downing, Madison County; John Howe, Fauquier County, Northern District; Elizabeth Johnson, Bland County; Christopher Lichty, Pulaski County; William Mullins, Dickenson County; Karen Munden, Virginia Beach; Guy Mussey, Stafford County.