William & Mary

Resolutions regarding appointments, promotions

The William & Mary Board of Visitors approved several personnel resolutions at its April 2015 meeting regarding tenure, promotions, designated professorships, leaves of absence, and the appointment of professional faculty, instructional faculty and executive faculty. - Ed.

The following members of the instructional faculty been recommended for the award of academic tenure:

AARON-ANDREW P. BRUHL, School of Law

ELIZABETH LOSH, Department of English and American Studies

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The following members of the instructional faculty have been recommended for promotion in academic rank

TIMOTHY M. COSTELLOE, Department of Philosophy

CHRISTOPHER A. DEL NEGRO, Department of Applied Science

DAVID DESSLER, Department of Government

JOHN F. DONAHUE, Department of Classical Studies

MARK HOFER, School of Education

QUN LI, Department of Computer Science

THOMAS J. LINNEMAN, Department of Sociology

ROWAN LOCKWOOD, Department of Geology

PAUL MANNA, Department of Government

LEISA D. MEYER, Department of History and American Studies

JEFFREY K. NELSON, Department of Physics

STEPHEN P. SHEEHI, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

YANFANG TANG, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

LEA A. THEODORE, School of Education

MICHAEL J. TIERNEY, Department of Government

CAROL L. TIESO, School of Education

CHITRALEKHA ZUTSHI, Department of History

Research Assistant Professor to Research Associate Professor

KIRK J. HAVENS, School of Marine Science

Research Associate Professor to Research Professor

ROCHELLE D. SEITZ, School of Marine Science

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

ANDREW H. FISHER, Margaret Hamilton Associate Professor of History

JULIE R. AGNEW, Class of 2018 Associate Professor of Business

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The following people have been appointed to fill vacancies in the professional faculty:

JENNIFER A. SHIMP-BOWERMAN, Associate Vice President, Advancement Services, effective May 10, 2015

CHELSEY PRYOR BURK, Assistant Athletic Director – Business Affairs, effective March 16, 2015

KELLEY S. CLARK, Project Specialist, STEM Education Alliance, School of Education, effective November 25, 2014

CASEY COMER, Assistant Director, Parent and Family Giving, University Advancement, effective February 10, 2015

MELISSA B. FRANKS, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, effective March 25, 2015

KATEY MORLINO HOWERTON, Assistant Dean for Development, William & Mary Law School, effective February 10, 2015

BEN KENNEDY, Editorial Manager, University Advancement, effective March 25, 2015

GREGG R. SHIPP, Director of Operations and Maintenance, Facilities Management, effective March 25, 2015

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The following people have been appointed to fill vacancies in the professional faculty:

TIMOTHY A. WOLFE, Associate Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admission, effective March 30, 2015

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The following faculty members have requested a leave of absence without pay or partial pay during the 2015-2016 academic year:

RACHEL DINITTO, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, to accept a position with the University of Oregon

REGINA A. ROOT, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, to accept a fellowship with the National Endowment for the Humanities

CHINUA A. THELWELL, Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies, to accept a postdoctoral fellowship with the Ford Foundation

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The following people have been appointed to fill vacancies in the instructional faculty:

STEPHANIE J. BLACKMON, Assistant Professor of Higher Education

AARON-ANDREW P. BRUHL, Professor of Law with Tenure

PATTON ELLIOTT BURCHETT, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

KRISTIN CONRADI, Assistant Professor of Reading Education

CHRISTOPHER C. CONWAY, Assistant Professor of Psychology

AARON M. GRIFFITH, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

MARGOT E. HOWARD, Assistant Professor of Business

JOSEPH L. JONES, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

MEREDITH W. KIER, Assistant Professor of Science Education

ELIZABETH LOSH, Associate Professor of English and American Studies

HUGH MARBLE, III, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business

KENNETH NJOROGE, Assistant Professor of Business

JESSICA PAGA, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

ERIC ALLEN SWARTZ, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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