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April 2013 BOV resolutions regarding appointments, promotions

The William & Mary Board of Visitors recently approved resolutions at their April 2013 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 and the appointment of an executive faculty member - Ed.

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

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor

ALLISON O. LARSEN, School of Law

Associate Professor to Professor

PAMELA L. EDDY, School of Education

LAURA W. EKSTROM, Department of Philosophy

ROBERT J. LATOUR, School of Marine Science

THOMAS B. PAYNE, Department of Music

DIANE C. SHAKES, Department of Biology

GREGORY D. SMITH, Department of Applied Science

KAM W. TANG, School of Marine Science

KARIN WULF, Department of History

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

DOROTHEA LACHON ABRAHAM, David D. and Carolyn B. Wakefield Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Business for a three-year term.
ERIC J. HILTON, Cornelia Brackenridge Talbot Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Marine Science for a three-year term.

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

CHRISTOPHER J. ABELT, Chancellor Professor of Chemistry

FRANCIE CATE-ARRIES, Weingartner Professor of Hispanic Studies

MARTIN D. GALLIVAN, Margaret L. Hamilton Associate Professor of Anthropology

VIRGINIA TORCZON, Chancellor Professor of Computer Science

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The following faculty members have requested leaves of absence during the 2013-2014 academic year for the reasons given:

AYFER KARAKAYA-STUMP, Assistant Professor of History, to accept a fellowship at the American Research Institute in Turkey.

CINDY HAHAMOVITCH, Professor of History, to accept a fellowship with the National Humanities Center.

HARVEY J. LANGHOLTZ, Professor of Psychology, to work with the United Nations Peacekeepers.

CHARLES F. MCGOVERN, Associate Professor of History and American Studies, to accept a fellowship with the National Humanities Center.

MATTHEW W. MOSCA, Assistant Professor of History, to accept a Mellon Fellowship from the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study.

RANI D. MULLEN, Associate Professor of Government, to accept a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship in New Delhi, India.

RONALD B. SCHECHTER, Associate Professor of History, to accept a fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

SIMON A. STOW, Associate Professor of Government, to accept a Copeland Fellowship at Amherst College.

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

CYNTHIA A. GLAVAS, Director of Auxiliary Services, effective March 4, 2013
B.S., B.A. (1994); M.B.A (1996), American University
Old Dominion University
Associate Director of Business Operations, Housing and Residence Life, 2010-2013
American University
Financial Manager, Auxiliary Services, 2005-2010
Director of Auxiliary Services, 2004-2005
Special Assistant to the Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, 2003-2004
Contracts Manager, Auxiliary Services, 2000-2003
Washington College of Law
Assistant Director of Facilities, 1995-1998

IAN JOHNSON, Marketing and Communications Manager, University
Relations, effective March 11, 2013
B.A., Longwood University, 2008
M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010
The Martin Agency, Studio Squared Strategist, 2010-2012
Robinson Radio, Inc.
Research and Data Analyst Intern, 2009

SANI SILVENNOINEN, Director of Major Gifts, University Development, effective March 11, 2013
B.A., Yale University, 1997
M.A., University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 2001
American University in Bulgaria
Vice President for Institutional Advancement, 2011-2013
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Director of Development, 2008-2011
Brakeley Ltd.
Interim Campaign Director, Helsinki University of Technology, 2006-2008
Yale University, Office of Development
Development Officer, Major Gifts, 2002-2006
Development Officer, Yale College Annual Fund, 2001-2002

MARJORIE S. THOMAS, Dean of Students, Office of Student Affairs, effective July 1, 2013
B.A., Florida International University, 1993
M.Ed., University of Georgia, 1995
J.D., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 2006
College of Charleston
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, 2011-2013
Director of the McNair Scholars Program, 2009-2013
Student Resource Coordinator, 2009-2013
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 2007-2011
University of Miami
University Ombudsman and Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, 1998-2003
Associate Director, Multicultural Student Affairs, 1997-1998
Assistant Director and Coordinator of Minority Recruitment, Office of Admission, 1995-1997

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

FAHAD AHMAD BISHARA, Assistant Professor of History
B.A., University of Southern California, 2004
M.A., University of Exeter, 2006
Ph.D., Duke University, 2012

GÉRARD L. CHOUIN, Assistant Professor of History
B.A. (1991); M.A. (1992); M.Phil. (1993), Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2009
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Director, French Institute for Research in Africa, 2010-2013
French Cooperation, Ministry of Education, Banjul, The Gambia
Head of Project, 2008-2010
French Cooperation, Centre for French Teaching and Documentation,
Enugu, Nigeria
Head of Project, 2004-2008

EDDIE RICE COLE, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Tennessee State University, 2007
M.S. (2009); Ph.D. (Candidate), Indiana University

EVAN J. CRIDDLE, Professor of Law with Tenure
B.A., Brigham Young University, 2000
J.D., Yale Law School, 2003
Syracuse University College of Law
Associate Professor, 2011-2013
Assistant Professor, 2007-2011
Cleary Gottlibb Steen & Hamilton, LLP
Litigation Associate, 2004-2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Law Clerk, The Honorable J. Clifford Wallace, 2003-2004

HEIDI S. FISHER, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S. (2000); M.S. (2001), University of California, San Diego
Ph.D., Boston University, 2006
Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, 2007-2013
Texas A&M University
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2006-2007

ELIZABETH P. FOSTER, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., University of Virginia, 1982
M.S., Old Dominion University, 2009
College of William and Mary
Clinical Lecturer, Fall 2011-Spring 2012
Old Dominion University
Tidewater Community College
College of William and Mary
Adjunct Professor, Spring 2010-Spring 2011
Audit Partner, 1995-2007
Audit Manager and Senior Audit Manager, 1987-1995
Audit Staff and Senior Accountant, 1982-1987

JAMES M. KIMBROUGH, IV, Assistant Professor of Military Science
B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point, 1995
M.A., United States Air Force Institute of Technology, 2008

DAVID M. LONG, Assistant Professor of Business
B.S. Presbyterian College, 1995
M.B.A. (2004); Ph.D. (Candidate), University of Florida

THOMAS J. MCSWEENEY, Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., College of William and Mary, 2002
J.D. (2005); L.L.M. (2005), Cornell Law School
M.A. (2009); Ph.D. (2011), Cornell University
Cornell Law School
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2011-2013

CHRISTINE PETROVITS, Associate Professor of Business
B.B.A. (1994); M.B.A. (1999), College of William and Mary
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
George Washington University School of Business
Assistant Professor, 2010-2013
Stern School of Business, New York University
Assistant Professor, 2005-2010

JACQUELINE A. RODRIGUEZ, Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., The George Washington University, 2003
M.A., American University, 2007
Ph.D. (Candidate), University of Central Florida

HANNAH ROSEN, Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Cornell University, 1985
M.A. (1989); Ph.D. (1999), University of Chicago
University of Michigan, Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Assistant Research Scientist, 2009-2013
Director, Program in Gender, Race and History, 2009-2013
Interim Associate Director for Graduate Programs and Scholarship, 2009-2013
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Assistant Professor, 2000-2009
Princeton University
Lecturer, 2000

CHRISTOPHER SEAN TUCKER, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A. (2003); M.A. (2003), Emory University
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2008
University of Auckland
Lecturer, 2010-2013
University of Notre Dame
Research Fellow, 2009-2010
Stonehill College
Assistant Professor, 2008-2009

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The following appointment was made to fill a vacancy in the executive faculty:

SPENCER GAREY NILES, Dean, School of Education, effective July 1, 2013
B.S., Bloomsburg University, 1976
M.Ed., Lehigh University, 1983
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1986
The Pennsylvania State University
Department Head and Distinguished Professor, 2011-2013
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Career Development and Public Policy, 2009-2013
Department Head, Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services, 2005-2011
Interim Department Head, Spring 2002
Professor, Professor-in-Charge, Counselor Education, Coordinator, Doctoral Counselor Education Doctoral Program, 2000-2005
University of Virginia
Assistant Dean, Curry School of Education 1998-2000
Professor, Counselor Education Program, 1998-2000
Associate Professor, Counselor Education Program, 1993-1998
Assistant Professor, Counselor Education Program, 1987-1993

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The following member of the instructional faculty has been recommended for a William & Mary Student Professorship:

LAURA W. EKSTROM, Class of 2016 Professor of Philosophy

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