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April 2014 BOV resolutions regarding appointments, promotions

The members of the William & Mary Board of Visitors recently approved resolutions at their April 2014 meeting regarding faculty promotions, distinguished professorships, designated professorships, student professorships, leaves of absence, the appointment of professional faculty members, the appointment of instructional faculty members, the appointment of executive faculty members and the appointment of faculty to university professorships for teaching excellence. - Ed.

The following members of the instructional faculty have been recommended for promotion:

Associate Professor to Professor
    
COURTNEY K. HARRIS, School of Marine Science

DENISE A. JONES, School of Business

JUANITA JO MATKINS, School of Education

KIM E. WHEATLEY, Department of English

Research Assistant Professor to Research Associate Professor

DONNA M. BILKOVIC, School of Marine Science

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The following members of the instructional faculty have been recommended for distinguished professorships:

CHERYL L. DICKTER, Wilson P. and Martha Claiborne Stephens Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Psychology        

MARK J. HOFER, Sallie Gertrude Smoot Spears Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Education

OLIVER KERSCHER, Broderick Family/Goldman Sachs Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Biology

MELISSA P. MCINERNEY, Class of 1953 Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Economics, effective with the 2015-2016 academic year    

ELIZABETH J. MEAD, Class of 1963 Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Art and Art History

BRETT H. RUSHFORTH, Gale and Steve Kohlhagen Term Distinguished Associate Professor of History

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The following members of the instructional faculty have been recommended for designated professorships:

LIZABETH A. ALLISON, Chancellor Professor of Biology

JOSHUA GERT, Francis S. Haserot Professor of Philosophy

G. SCOTT GIBSON, J. Edward Zollinger Professor of Business

RAJIV KOHLI, John N. Dalton Memorial Professor of Business

PAUL F. MANNA, Paul R. Verkuil Associate Professor of Public Policy

DEBORAH D. MORSE, Vera W. Barkley Term Professor of English

CAROL SHERIFF, William E. Pullen Professor of American History

KIMBERLY J. SMITH, Chancellor Professor of Business

DEBORAH K. STEINBERG, CSX Professor of Marine Science

EUGENE R. TRACY, Alfred Ritter Term Professor of Physics

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The following faculty members have requested leaves of absence during the 2014-2015 academic year for the reasons given:

JOSHUA GERT, Professor of Philosophy, to accept a fellowship with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

MELISSA P. MCINERNEY, Assistant Professor of Economics, to be in Residence at Tufts University to collaborate on research in public and
labor economics.

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The following appointments were approved to fill vacancies among the professional faculty:

MARK L. BEGLY, Associate Vice President of Development/Campaign Director, University Development, effective February 25, 2014

HEATHER E. GOLDEN, Director of Proposal Writing, Analysis and Strategy, University Development, effective April 10, 2014

RENEE ANTOINETTE DAVIS, Managing Director of Regional Advancement, University Development, effective January 25, 2014

CINDY GASS, Finance Manager, Reves Center for International Studies, effective February 25, 2014

JAMES D. GOINS, Marine Safety Officer, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, effective February 25, 2014

LAUREN GOODE, Science Librarian, Earl Gregg Swem Library, effective July 1, 2014

KARLENE NOEL JENNINGS, Senior Director of Scholarships and Special Projects, University Development, effective January 10, 2014

MIDORI JUAREZ, Associate Director for Global Recruitment and Career Development, Mason School of Business, effective March 25, 2014

ELIZABETH KEPPEL, Assistant Director of Student Philanthropy and Recent Graduate Engagement, University Development, effective December 25, 2013

RITA HEPP MURPHY, Associate Director of Finance Center, Mason School of Business, effective January 25, 2014

ANN T. RUBLE, Senior Director of Regional Advancement – Virginia, University Development, effective May 10, 2014

CHANTEL C. SMITH, Director, Direct Marketing, University Development, effective May 10, 2014

CHRISTOPHER M. STRATTON, Assistant Director of Volunteer Engagement, University Development, effective February 25, 2014

S. NICHOLAS VASQUEZ, International Travel and Security Manager, Reves Center for International Studies, effective April 10, 2014

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The following appointments were approved to fill vacancies among the instructional faculty:

DARIAN M. IBRAHIM, Professor of Law

LINDY L. JOHNSON, Assistant Professor of Education

PATRICIA A. LOTT, Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies

HELEN A. MURPHY, Assistant Professor of Biology

JOSHUA R. PUZEY, Assistant Professor of Biology

SARAH R. WASSERMAN RAJEC, Assistant Professor of Law

ANDREW SCHELD, Assistant Professor of Marine Science

MONICA J. SEGER, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures

RICHARD A. SNYDER, Professor of Marine Science and Director of the Eastern Shore Lab

CHINUA AKIMARO THELWELL, Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies

NATHANIEL A. THROCKMORTON, Assistant Professor of Economics

RICHARD LEE TURITS, Associate Professor of History, Africana Studies and Latin American Studies with Tenure

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The following appointments were made to fill vacancies in the executive faculty:

SUSAN S. GROVER, Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, effective July 1, 2014

SARA MARCHELLO, Associate Provost and University Registrar, effective April 15, 2014

TODD A. MOORADIAN, Associate Dean for Faculty, Mason School of Business, effective July 1, 2014

CAROL LYNNE TIESO, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, School of Education, effective July 1, 2014

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The following member of the instructional faculty has been recommended for a student professorship:

JOSHUA ERLICH, Class of 2017 Associate Professor of Physics

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The following members of the instructional faculty have been recommended for university professorships for teaching excellence:

VLADIMIR BOLOTNIKOV, University Professor for Teaching Excellence of Mathematics.

AMY C. OAKES, University Professor for Teaching Excellence of Government.

JENNIFER L. PUTZI, University Professor for Teaching Excellence of English and Women’s Studies.

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