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Faculty granted tenure, receive promotions

Published: 12 July 2013

A total of 34 NDSU faculty members have been awarded promotions and 32 faculty have received tenure, effective with the 2013-14 academic year. They will be honored during a campuswide celebration to be scheduled in early fall.

The State Board of Higher Education awarded tenure at its May 9 meeting. Promotions were recommended by NDSU Provost Bruce Rafert and approved by President Dean L. Bresciani.

According to Rafert, “The faculty we are recognizing this year is an exceptionally strong group.”

Faculty who were promoted and/or received tenure include:

College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources

  • Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, promoted to professor
  • Thomas M. DeSutter, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Glenn P. Dorsam, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Xinhua Jia, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Herman (Hans) Kandel, awarded tenure and promoted to professor
  • Samuel G. Markell, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Kevin McPhee, awarded tenure and promoted to professor
  • Juan Osorno, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Saleem Shaik, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Senay Simsek, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Shaobin Zhong, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

  • Thomas Ambrosio, promoted to professor
  • Tracy C. Barrett, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Sigurd H. Johnson, associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Gary Totten, promoted to professor

College of Business

  • Jin Li, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Joseph G. Szmerekovsky, promoted to professor
  • Limin Zhang, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

College of Engineering and Architecture

  • Xuefeng (Michael) Chu, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • David Crutchfield, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Regin Schwaen, associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Jongchul Song, assistant professor, awarded tenure
  • Sudarshan Srinivasan, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Xiangqing (Annie) Tangpong, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Stephen A. Wischer, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

College of Human Development and Education

  • Thomas Stone Carlson, promoted to professor
  • Joe Deutsch, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Sherri N. Stastny, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Rachelle E. Vettern, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences

  • Cynthia A. Naughton, associate professor, awarded tenure
  • Chengwen Sun, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

College of Science and Math

  • Hyunsook Do, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Friedrich Littmann, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Guodong Liu, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Clay Routledge, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Craig A. Stockwell, promoted to professor
  • Wendy Troop-Gordon, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor
  • Andriy Voronov, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

Promotion acknowledges faculty members for professional competence and service to NDSU. Tenure is affirmation of a faculty member’s excellence and potential long-term value to NDSU and the state as evidenced by professional performance and growth and provides the expectation of continued employment.

Faculty earn promotion or tenure after a probationary period and peer review. The review process and procedures are rigorous, and successful candidates undergo careful scrutiny and must demonstrate to their peers and the administration that they have met high standards of performance. In order to be promoted or tenured, faculty members are reviewed at department, college and university levels in recognition of the importance of institutional purposes and priorities. 

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.


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Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013