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Michael Mercier | UAH

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of The University of Alabama System, announced that 26 faculty members have been recognized for their outstanding performance and overall excellence by being awarded tenure and/or promotion effective the 2022-2023 academic year.

These faculty include seven members awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, eight promotions to Professor, two awards of Tenure, one promotion to Professor with Tenure, one promotion to Clinical Professor, two promotions to Clinical Assistant Professor, four promotions to Senior Lecturer and one promotion to Librarian III.

“I am pleased to announce the tenure and promotion decisions, effective academic year 2022-2023,” says Dr. Robert G. Lindquist, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. “These decisions resulted from extensive reviews by faculty colleagues at the department, college and university levels and, in appropriate cases, references by distinguished colleagues from other academic institutions. My decisions took into account those reviews and the recommendations of the chairs and deans. Interim President Karr concurred with the decisions.”

The faculty members recognized include:

Award of Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

  • Dylan Baun, History
  • Haeyong Chung, Computer Science
  • Ryan Conners, Kinesiology
  • Matthew Niemiller, Biological Sciences
  • Biswajit Ray, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Kyung-Ho Roh, Chemical Engineering
  • Lenore Smith, Nursing

Promotion to Professor

  • Jose Betancourt, Art, Art History, & Design
  • Jason Cassibry, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Vladimir Florinski, Space Science
  • Shanhu Lee, Atmospheric & Earth Science
  • Jakobus Le Roux, Space Science
  • Mikel Petty, Computer Science
  • Seyed Sadeghi, Physics & Astronomy
  • Ming Sun, Physics & Astronomy

Award of Tenure

  • Ann Bianchi, Nursing
  • Frank Mullins, Management

Promotion to Professor with Tenure

  • Susan Alexander, Nursing

Promotion to Clinical Professor

  • Elizabeth Barnby, Nursing

Promotion to Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Sheila Gentry, Nursing
  • Miranda Smith, Nursing

Promotion to Senior Lecturer

  • Mary Beth Allen, Computer Science
  • Judy Cooper, Biological Sciences
  • Nicole McDavid, Communication Arts
  • Richard Tantaris, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Promotion to Librarian III

  • Ron Schwertfeger, Salmon Library

“The newly promoted and tenured faculty have achieved high levels of excellence in the areas of research, teaching and service,” says Dr. Lindquist. “They are a tribute to the faculty who recruited them, mentored them and encouraged them along the way. Please join me in congratulating them on the achievement of this milestone and wishing them continued success at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.”