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May 9, 2024
24-60

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

ֱapp Recognizes Faculty with Awarding of Tenure, Promotion

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University recently awarded tenure to 13 faculty members.

The award of tenure constitutes permanent status as a member of the university faculty.

At ֱapp, tenure may be awarded, upon approval of the president, after a faculty member has completed a probationary period of at least five years of full-time service at the rank of assistant professor or higher.

ֱapp’s 2024 faculty tenure recipients are as follows:

- Ian Anderson, Department of Communication Arts, College of the Arts.

- Dr. Shantanu Chakraborty, Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics, College of Science and Mathematics.

- Dr. Lenese Colson, Department of Library and Information Studies, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services.

- Dr. Meagan M. Wood Hopkins, Department of Psychological Science, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

- Dr. Knicole Lee, School of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

-Dr. Zhong Bei Lin, Department of Music, College of the Arts.

- Dr. Kristy Litster, Department of Teacher Education, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services.

- Chalise Ludlow, Department of Communication Arts, College of the Arts.

- Dr. Shafat Mubin, Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics, College of Science and Mathematics.

- Dr. Gopeekrist Sreenilayam, Department of Chemistry and Geosciences, College of Science and Mathematics.

- Dr. Amy Watson, Department of Management, Marketing, and Healthcare Administration, Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration.

- Dr. Clell Wright, Department of Music, College of the Arts.

- Dr. Laurel Yu, Department of Music, College of the Arts.

ֱapp also recently awarded promotion to 30 faculty members.

Promotion is awarded to faculty members who demonstrate superior teaching; outstanding professional service to the university and/or the community; outstanding research, scholarship, creative activity, or academic achievement; and professional growth and development. Promotion to the rank of associate or full professor at a regional university like ֱapp requires the earned doctorate or other terminal degree or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience.

ֱapp’s 2024 faculty promotion recipients are as follows:

- Dr. Karen Acosta, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, promoted to professor.

- Ian Anderson, Department of Communication Arts, College of the Arts, promoted to associate professor.

- Dr. Shantanu Chakraborty, Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics, College of Science and Mathematics, promoted to associate professor.

- Dr. Lenese Colson, Department of Library and Information Studies, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services, promoted to associate professor.

- Dr. Anurag Dasgupta, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, promoted to professor.

- Dr. Kelly Davison, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, promoted to professor.

- Dr. Meagan M. Wood Hopkins, Department of Psychological Science, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, promoted to associate professor.

- Dr. Howard Hsu, Department of Music, College of the Arts, promoted to professor.

- Dr. Taewon Hwang, Department of Management, Marketing, and Healthcare Administration, Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, promoted to professor.

- Dr. Jiyoon Jung, Department of Leadership, Technology, and Workforce Development, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services, promoted to associate professor.

- Dr. Ubaraj Katawal, Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, promoted to professor.

- Dr. Jonathan Krispin, Department of Management, Marketing, and Healthcare Administration, Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, promoted to professor.

- Mallory Lane, School of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, promoted to senior lecturer.

- Dr. Knicole Lee, School of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, promoted to associate professor.

- Dr. Zhong Bei Lin, Department of Music, College of the Arts, promoted to associate professor.

- Dr. Kristy Litster, Department of Teacher Education, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services, promoted to associate professor.

- Chalise Ludlow, Department of Communication Arts, College of the Arts, promoted to associate professor.

- Dr. Radu Paul Mihail, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, promoted to professor.

- Dr. Shafat Mubin, Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics, College of Science and Mathematics, promoted to associate professor.

- Laura Mullis, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services, promoted to senior lecturer.

- Kelley Parker, School of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, promoted to senior lecturer.

- Dr. Michelle Ritter, School of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, promoted to professor.

- Dr. Emily Rose, Department of Biology, College of Science and Mathematics, promoted to associate professor.

- Dr. Gopeekrist Sreenilayam, Department of Chemistry and Geosciences, College of Science and Mathematics, promoted to associate professor.

- Dr. Regina Suriel, Department of Teacher Education, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services, promoted to professor.

- Dr. Bernard Tamas, Department of Political Science, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, promoted to professor.

- Dr. Bobbie Ticknor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, promoted to professor.

- Dr. Amy Watson, Department of Management, Marketing, and Healthcare Administration, Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, promoted to associate professor.

- Dr. Clell Wright, Department of Music, College of the Arts, promoted to associate professor.

- Dr. Laurel Yu, Department of Music, College of the Arts, promoted to associate professor.

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