Purdue University Northwest faculty members promoted

Purdue University Northwest faculty members promoted

Nineteen Purdue University Northwest (PNW) faculty members will begin the upcoming academic year with promotions, as approved today (April 9) by the Purdue University Board of Trustees. The promotions are effective Aug. 16.

“These outstanding faculty members have attained promotion by demonstrating excellence as scholars and teachers, making important impacts in their chosen fields of study, and serving the university and the community,” said PNW Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Kenneth C. Holford. “I congratulate each of them on this recognition and look forward to their continued contributions.”

Academic tenure is acquired on promotion to the rank of associate professor. Candidates promoted to this level have demonstrated a record of accomplishment as a faculty member and show promise of continued professional growth and recognition. Clinical professors are promoted but not tenured.

Faculty members promoted to the rank of professor have achieved a significant record in all three areas of accomplishment: learning, discovery and engagement.

PNW faculty members promoted to the rank of professor:

  • Magesh Chandramouli, professor of Computer Graphics Technology
  • Herlinda Ramirez-Barradas, professor of Spanish
  • Shuhui Yang, professor of Computer Science
  • Yueqi Zhang, professor of Communication
  • Lin Zhao, professor of Management Information Systems

PNW faculty members promoted to the rank of associate professor:

  • Alireza Alavizadeh, associate professor of Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Minoo Ashoori, associate professor of Marketing
  • Janet Davis, associate professor of Nursing
  • Lindsay Gielda, associate professor of Biology
  • Dawit Gizachew, associate professor of Chemistry
  • Robert Hallock, associate professor of Psychology
  • Grethe Hystad, associate professor of Statistics
  • Maged Mikhail, associate professor of Mechatronics Engineering Technology
  • Mary Morrow, associate professor of Nursing
  • Yu Ouyang, associate professor of Political Science
  •  Jane Thomas, associate professor of Human Resource Management
  • Kelly Vaughan, associate professor of English Education

PNW faculty members promoted to the rank of clinical associate professor:

  • Kimberly Brunt, clinical associate professor of Psychology
  • Eric Mlynarczyk, clinical associate professor of Accounting