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Courtesy Michael Mercier

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of The University of Alabama System, announced that 10 faculty members have been recognized for their outstanding performance and overall excellence by being awarded tenure and/or promotion effective the 2021-2022 academic year. These faculty include seven members awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, two promotions in academic rank to Professor and one promotion to Senior Lecturer.

"It gives me great pleasure to announce the 2020-2021 tenure and promotion decisions," says Christine W. Curtis, UAH 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. President Dawson concurred with the decisions."

The faculty members recognized include:

Award of Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

  • Dr. Kavan Hazeli, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Dr. John Harfouch, Philosophy
  • Dr. Maria Pour, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Shannon Mathis, Kinesiology
  • Dr. Jeremy Elliott, Kinesiology
  • Dr. Sarah Roller, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dr. Sandra Lampley, Curriculum and Instruction

Promotion to Professor

  • Dr. Emil Jovanov, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Derrick Smith, Curriculum and Instruction

Promotion to Senior Lecturer

  • Dr. Mary Alice Smeal, Mathematical Sciences

"The newly promoted and tenured faculty have achieved high levels of excellence in the areas of research, teaching and service," says Dr. Curtis. "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."



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