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Promotion and Tenure Success

Posted by | Published May 16, 2012

Congratulations to the following faculty who were successfully reviewed for promotion and/or tenure this year.

Promoted and tenured
Robert Hagevoort Cooperative Extension Service Associate Professor
Richard Heerema Cooperative Extension Service Associate Professor
Steve Lucero Cooperative Extension Service Associate Professor
Leigh Ann Marez Cooperative Extension Service Associate Professor
John Wenzel Cooperative Extension Service Associate Professor
Michele Shuster Biology Associate Professor
Heather Throop Biology Associate Professor
Shelley Lusetti Chemistry/Biochemistry Associate Professor
Robert Duran Criminal Justice Associate Professor
Dana Greene Criminal Justice Associate Professor
Carlos Posadas Criminal Justice Associate Professor
Roger Mellen Journalism & Mass Comm Associate Professor
James Rice Sociology Associate Professor
Sandra Way Sociology Associate Professor
C. Meghan Downes Econ, Applied Statistics & Int’l Bus Associate Professor
Kevin Melendrez Accounting & Information Systems Associate Professor
Benjamin Widner Econ, Applied Statistics & Int’l Bus Associate Professor
Lisa Grayshield Counseling & Educational Psychology Associate Professor
Ginger Dickson Counseling & Educational Psychology Associate Professor
Azadeh Osanloo Educational Management & Development Associate Professor
Deborah Rhein Special Educ/Communication Disorders Associate Professor
Sukumar Brahma Electrical & Computer Engineering Associate Professor
Mingjun Wei Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor
Chunpei Cai Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor
Theresa Westbrock Library Associate Professor
Elizabeth Grundhoffer NMSU – Alamogordo Assistant Professor
Tanya Allred NMSU – Alamogordo Associate Professor
Wanda Wakkinnen NMSU – Alamogordo Associate Professor
Gina Zuniga NMSU – Carlsbad Associate Professor
Nita Nichols NMSU – Carlsbad Associate Professor
Promoted:
Martha Desmond Fishery Wildlife/Conservation Ecology Professor
Clint Loest Animal & Range Sciences Professor
Graciela Unguez Biology Professor
Antonio Lara Chemistry/Biochemistry Associate Professor
William Quintana Chemistry/Biochemistry Professor
Barry Thatcher English Professor
Robert Smits Mathematical Sciences Professor
Tiziana Giorgi Mathematical Sciences Professor
Allan Kaplan Music Professor
Frank Romero Music Professor
Gregory Fant Music Professor
Don Pepion Anthropology College Professor
Marieka Brown Communication Studies College Assoc Professor
Judy Messal Communication Studies College Professor
Marija Dimitrijevic Criminal Justice College Assoc Professor
Andrea Joseph Criminal Justice College Assoc Professor
Elvira Hammond History College Assoc Professor
Amal Mostafa Mathematical Sciences College Professor
Abby Train Mathematical Sciences College Assistant Professor
Linda Zimmerman Mathematical Sciences College Professor
Mary Benanti Sociology College Assoc Professor
Kathryn Hovey Sociology College Assistant Professor
Christopher Erickson Econ, Applied Statistics & Int’l Bus Professor
Naomi Schmidt Econ, Applied Statistics & Int’l Bus College Professor
Melissa Jozwiak Curriculum & Instruction College Asst Prof
Miguel Licona Curriculum & Instruction College Professor
Antonio Frank Gilpin Human Performance, Dance & Recreation College Asst Prof
Deva Borah Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor
David Jauregui Civil Engineering Professor
James P. King Civil Engineering Professor
Pearl Hawe Health Science College Assoc Prof
Teresa G. Leon School of Nursing College Asst Prof
Laura Vanyo School of Nursing College Asst Prof
Timothy Briggs Dona Ana Community College Assistant Professor
Matthew Byrnes Dona Ana Community College Assistant Professor
Layle Chambers Dona Ana Community College Assistant Professor
Sheila Fetherlin Dona Ana Community College Assistant Professor
Lynn Lewis Dona Ana Community College Assistant Professor
Luis Meza Dona Ana Community College Assistant Professor
Derrik Wootton Dona Ana Community College Assistant Professor
Leilani Benoit Dona Ana Community College Associate Professor
David Burleson Dona Ana Community College Associate Professor
Amy Garcia Dona Ana Community College Associate Professor
Nina Javaher Dona Ana Community College Associate Professor
Bryan Koller Dona Ana Community College Associate Professor
Linda Skalic Dona Ana Community College Associate Professor
Chipper Moore Dona Ana Community College Professor
Larry Perez Dona Ana Community College Professor
Donna Saulsberry Dona Ana Community College Professor
Deborah McCormick Dona Ana Community College College Assistant Professor
Rita Eisele NMSU – Alamogordo Associate Professor
Doris French NMSU – Alamogordo Associate Professor
Mary Ellen Keith NMSU – Alamogordo Associate Professor
Kim T. Lopez NMSU – Alamogordo Associate Professor
Karen Reid NMSU – Alamogordo Associate Professor
Stan R. Carlson NMSU – Alamogordo Professor
Jose Gonzalez-Gonzalez NMSU – Alamogordo Professor
John B. Adams NMSU – Alamogordo College Professor
James Airhart NMSU – Carlsbad Assistant Professor
Mary Ellen Jaco NMSU – Carlsbad Associate Professor
Chang Lee NMSU – Carlsbad Associate Professor
Claudia Estrada NMSU – Carlsbad Professor
Annette Mihelic NMSU – Carlsbad College Assistant Professor
Tenured:
Michael Patrick Cooperative Extension Service Associate Professor
Jeanne Flora Communication Studies Associate Professor
Stephen Rice Psychology Associate Professor
Hansuk Sohn Industrial Engineering Assistant Professor
Ruinian Jiang Engineering Technology & Surveying Associate Professor
Tamara Gantzler-Wood Dona Ana Community College Associate Professor
Suzanne Hill Dona Ana Community College Associate Professor
Fred Huff Dona Ana Community College Assistant Professor
William Mabry Dona Ana Community College Associate Professor
Elfeda Rivas Dona Ana Community College Associate Professor
Hiranya Roychowdhury Dona Ana Community College Associate Professor
Glenn Schwaiger Dona Ana Community College Assistant Professor
Lamaia Vaughn Dona Ana Community College Assistant Professor

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