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May 2020 BOV personnel resolutions

The William & Mary Board of Visitors approved several personnel resolutions at its virtual May 2020 meeting regarding designated professorships, tenure, faculty promotions, the appointment of instructional faculty, retirements and executive appointments. - Ed. 

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

Brian Castleberry, Assistant Professor of English, effective August 10, 2020
Elizabeth E. Burgin, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, effective August 10, 2020
Maria J. Donoghue Velleca, Professor of Biology, without tenure, effective July 1, 2020
Laura P. Guerrero, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, effective August 10, 2020
Esther June Kim, Assistant Professor in Curriculum and instruction, effective August 10, 2020
Madelyn H. Labella, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences, effective August 10, 2020
Kathryn Lanouette, Assistant Professor in Curriculum and instruction, effective August 10, 2020
Eleanor T. Loiacono, Associate Professor of Business, without tenure, effective August 10, 2020
Chima Osakwe, Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies, effective August 10, 2020
Meghan E. Quinn, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences, effective August 10, 2020
Randi Rashkover, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, without tenure, effective August 10, 2020
Carlos Rivera-Santana, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, effective August 10, 2020
James Skelton, Assistant Professor of Biology, effective August 10, 2020
Loriann S. Stretch, Clinical Associate Professor and Online Counseling Program Coordinator, effective May 26, 2020
Emily E. Wilcox, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, effective January 10, 2021

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

Eleanor Loiacono, Mason School of Business
Mainak Patel, Department of Mathematics

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The following people have been recommended for designated professorships:

Brent B. Allred, Larry Ring Executive MBA Professor of Business
Stephanie J. Blackmon, Class of 1963 Associate Professor of Education
Jozef Dudek, Sallie Gertrude Smoot Spears Associate Professor of Physics
Daniel Gutierrez, Vera Barkley Associate Professor of Education
Michael R. Halleran, National Endowment For The Humanities Professor of Classical Studies
Caroline E. Hanley, Sharpe Associate Professor of Civil Renewal & Entrepreneurship
Jennifer G. Kahn, Robert & Sara Boyd Associate Professor of Anthropology
Matthias Leu, Broderick Family/Goldman Sachs Associate Professor of Biology
William R. Mcnamara, Wilson & Martha Claiborne Stephens Associate Professor of Chemistry
Pieter Peers, John & Audrey Leslie Associate Professor of Computer Science
Bongkeun Song, Clark & Elizabeth Diamond Associate Professor of Marine Science
K. Scott Swan, David Peebles Professor of Business

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The following people have announced their intention to retire:

John F. Boschen, Raymond A. Mason School Of Business
Christy L. Burns, Department of English and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program
Katherine M. Kulick, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Eugene Allen Roche, School of Education
Robert J. Scholnick, Department of English and American Studies Program

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The following members of the instructional faculty of William & Mary have been recommended for promotion in academic rank:


Clinical Assistant Professor to Clinical Associate Professor

Rex M. Holmlin, Mason School of Business

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
Myrisha Lewis, William & Mary Law School
Mainak Patel, Department of Mathematics

Research Associate Professor to Research Professor
Donna M. Bilkovic, School of Marine Science
Kirk J. Havens, School of Marine Science
Clinical Associate Professor to Clinical Professor
Aaron Paul Blossom, Mason School of Business

Associate Professor to Professor
Grace S. Chiu, School of Marine Science
Robert S. Leventhal, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Robin C. Looft-Wilson, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Elizabeth M. Losh, Department of English and American Studies Program
Giulia Pacini, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Denys Poshyvanyk, Department of Computer Science
Salvatore Saporito, Department of Sociology
Hannes Schniepp, Department of Applied Science
Deenesh Sohoni, Department of Sociology

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Board of Visitors of William & Mary approves the appointment of the following individuals to fill these executive faculty positions

Edward Aractingi, Chief Information Officer, effective June 10, 2020
Maria J. Donoghue Velleca, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, effective July 1, 2020
Amy Sebring, Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1, 2020

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