College of LAS announces faculty promotions

Board of Trustees approves new ranks for 25 faculty members
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The College of LAS has announced 25 faculty member promotions.

The College of LAS has announced 25 faculty promotions to take effect before the start of the fall semester. The Board of Trustees approved the promotions during their recent July meeting.

The promotions include seven faculty members who were promoted from associate professor to professor; 16 who were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor; and two who were promoted to clinical associate professor and teaching associate professor.

“These promotions are milestone moments for everyone involved—the faculty members, their departments, and the College of LAS,” said Venetria K. Patton, the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of LAS. “These professors earned this achievement through hard work, ingenuity, and a sense of service to their field and the university. The college is proud to help them enter a new stage of their careers.”

The promotions are as follows:

To the rank of professor

Kathryn Clancy, Department of Anthropology

Florin Dolcos, Department of Psychology

Francina Dominguez, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

David Flaherty, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Katy Heath, Department of Plant Biology

Anil Hirani, Department of Mathematics

Joaquin Vieira, Department of Astronomy


To the rank of associate professor

Philip Anderson, Department of Evolution, Ecology & Behavior

Partha Dey, Department of Mathematics

Sepideh Friberg (Sadaghiani), Department of Psychology

John Gallagher, Department of English

Irvin Hunt, Department of English

Natalie Lira, Department of Latina/Latino Studies

Nir Ben Moshe, Department of Philosophy

Ghassan Moussawi, Department of Gender & Women's Studies and Department of Sociology

Naveen Naidu Narisetty, Department of Statistics

Felisa Reynolds, Department of French & Italian

Simon Rogers, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Chadly Stern, Department of Psychology

Roderick Wilson, Department of History

Christopher Weaver, Department of Philosophy

Yun Yang, Department of Statistics

Ruoqing Zhu, Department of Statistics


To the rank of clinical associate professor

Amy P. Cohen, Department of Psychology


To the rank of teaching associate professor

Pilar Martinez Quiroga, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

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