Penn State announces promotions in nontenure-line faculty, effective July 1

July 01, 2020

The following is a list of Penn State nontenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1.

The following individuals have been promoted to assistant teaching professor:

  • Daniel Blessner, mathematics, Penn State Wilkes-Barre
  • Emily Cassano, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
  • Catherine Catanach, Division of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Penn State Berks
  • Eric Chase, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Jeffrey Chiampi, engineering, Penn State Wilkes-Barre
  • Marcia Curler, radiologic science, Penn State New Kensington
  • Russ DeForest, Department of Mathematics, Eberly College of Science
  • Andrea Giorgioni, engineering, Penn State York
  • Olivia Hammond, occupational therapy, Penn State Mont Alto
  • Kathleen Hauser, Division of Engineering, Business and Computing, Penn State Berks
  • Philip Jones, School of Engineering, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 
  • Alexandria Kile, communication arts and sciences, Penn State Lehigh Valley
  • Melissa Kohler, Division of Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State Altoona
  • Mark Kohler, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Melisa Littleton, rehabilitation and human services, Penn State Wilkes-Barre
  • Georgia Macris, business administration, Penn State Shenango
  • Zohra Melaouah-Shaffer, Division of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Penn State Berks
  • Brian Naberezny, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Thad Olson, Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Deborah Ousey, English, Penn State Brandywine
  • Nicole Ream, Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Penn State Altoona
  • Dawn Reitz, Division of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Penn State Berks
  • Bryan Schlake, Division of Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State Altoona
  • Amanda Smith, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
  • Schalyn Sohn, Department of Accounting, Smeal College of Business
  • Michael Sturm, human development and family studies, Penn State Brandywine
  • Karen Theveny, corporate communications, Penn State Brandywine
  • Emily Thomas, wildlife technology, Penn State DuBois
  • Lyvia Valentin-Pagano, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Jennilyn Vallejera, Division of Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State Altoona
  • Emily Wenk, information sciences and technology, Penn State York
  • Benjamin Williamson, Department of Animal Science, College of Agricultural Sciences

The following individuals have been promoted to associate teaching professor:

  • Reham Aly, Department of Comparative Literature, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Amir Barakati, Division of Engineering, Business and Computing, Penn State Berks
  • Andrei Blinkouski, Division of Science and Engineering, Penn State Abington
  • Ann Brennan, English, Penn State Wilkes-Barre
  • Travis Brisini, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Gregory Broussard, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Eberly College of Science
  • Jill Burk, Division of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Penn State Berks
  • Eric Burkhart, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Amanda Caporaletti, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Donna Chambers, Division of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Penn State Berks
  • Curt Chandler, Department of Journalism, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
  • Rosa Chism, Division of Arts and Humanities, Penn State Abington
  • Neena Chopra, Department of Mathematics, Eberly College of Science
  • Carol Clymer, Department of Learning and Performance Systems, College of Education
  • Kristin Coletta, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Shannon Corkery, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Health and Human Development
  • Christina Daley, Department of Health Policy and Administration, College of Health and Human Development
  • Tamrya d'Artenay, biology, Penn State Shenango
  • LuAnn Demi, occupational therapy, Penn State DuBois
  • Tammy Divens, occupational therapy, Penn State Shenango
  • Nashawa Elaraby, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Penn State Harrisburg
  • David Fusco, College of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Aaron Garner, Department of Chemistry, Eberly College of Science
  • Xianlong Ge, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Julie George, Department of Applied Linguistics, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Heather Giebink, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Eberly College of Science
  • Gail Good, Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Penn State Altoona
  • KayLynn Hamilton, Department of Learning and Performance Systems, College of Education
  • Tracey Hammel, Department of Statistics, Eberly College of Science
  • Ryan Hassler, Division of Science, Penn State Berks
  • Jessica Henry, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, College of Education
  • Kathleen Hill, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
  • Sharon Holt, Division of Arts and Humanities, Penn State Abington
  • James Howell, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Eberly College of Science
  • Vivian Hsu, Division of Social Sciences, Penn State Abington
  • Mary Kananen, Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Penn State Altoona
  • Weston Kensinger, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Constance Kossan, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Health and Human Development
  • Katie Kostohryz, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, College of Education
  • Lorie Kramer, rehabilitation and human services, Penn State Hazleton
  • Steve Kraycik, Department of Journalism, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
  • David Kresse, Division of Science, Penn State Berks
  • Jason Laine, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Matthew Lamb, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Elizabeth Lasher, Department of Biobehavioral Health, College of Health and Human Development
  • Glenna Malcolm, Department of Biology, Eberly College of Science
  • Steve Manuel, Department of Advertising and Public Relations, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
  • Joshua Marquit, psychology, Penn State Brandywine
  • Amber Martin, Department of Applied Linguistics, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Douglas Miller, engineering, Penn State DuBois
  • Gina Monks, mathematics, Penn State Hazleton
  • Stephanie Morrow, School of Humanities, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Ellen Murray Brennan, Division of Arts and Humanities, Penn State Abington
  • Joe Oakes, Division of Science and Engineering, Penn State Abington
  • Nick Pearson, Department of Psychology, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Stephanie Petroski, biology, Penn State Beaver
  • Mary Ann Probst, Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences, Penn State Altoona
  • Barbara Reinard, physical therapy assistant, Penn State DuBois
  • Mary Riddle, Department of Psychology, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Keely Roen, wildlife technology, Penn State DuBois
  • Eric Roman, School of Visual Arts, College of Arts and Architecture
  • Megan Romer, Department of Statistics, Eberly College of Science
  • Angela Rothrock, School of Visual Arts, College of Arts and Architecture
  • Marietta Scanlon, Division of Engineering, Business and Computing, Penn State Berks
  • Jennifer Schally, School of Public Affairs, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Katherine Shaffer, chemistry, Penn State Shenango
  • Daniel Smith, business administration, Penn State Beaver
  • Thomas Stone, Division of Social Sciences, Penn State Abington
  • Nancy Study, School of Engineering, Penn State Behrend
  • Stacy Suhadolc, Department of Applied Linguistics, College of the Liberal Arts
  • William Syrett, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
  • Ann Tarantino, School of Visual Arts, College of Arts and Architecture
  • Gregory Thomas, Department of Geography, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
  • John Thompson, Division of Arts and Humanities, Penn State Abington
  • John Tolle, mathematics, Penn State DuBois
  • Maria Turkson, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Bryan Wang, Division of Science, Penn State Berks
  • Alison Weimer, Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development
  • Sarah Whitney, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Penn State Behrend
  • Rachael Wiley, Department of English, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Sabri Yilmaz, School of Business Administration, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Ashley Yochim, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
  • Will Yurman, Department of Journalism, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
  • Albena Zikatanova, Department of Mathematics, Eberly College of Science
  • Yelena Zotova, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, College of the Liberal Arts

The following individuals have been promoted to teaching professor:

  • Meredith Defelice, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Eberly College of Science
  • David Guthrie, Department of Education Policy Studies, College of Education
  • Jennifer Ishler, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Health and Human Development
  • Fritz Kessler, Department of Geography, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
  • Sarah Kollat, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Health and Human Development
  • Stephen Looney, Department of Applied Linguistics, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Katherine Masters, Department of Chemistry, Eberly College of Science
  • Thomas McGuire, Division of Science and Engineering, Penn State Abington
  • Kathleen Mckinnon, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, College of Education
  • Janet Melnick, human development and family studies, Penn State Scranton
  • Bratoljub Milosavljevic, Department of Chemistry, Eberly College of Science
  • Reena Roy, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Eberly College of Science
  • Eric Simring, Department of Mathematics, Eberly College of Science
  • Elizabeth Smolcic, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
  • Diane Spokus, Department of Health Policy and Administration, College of Health and Human Development
  • Darrin Thornton, School of Music, College of Arts and Architecture
  • Stephanie Velegol, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Joshua Wede, Department of Psychology, College of the Liberal Arts

The following individual has been promoted to associate librarian:

  • Rebecca Mattson, faculty and research services at Penn State Law, University Libraries and Scholarly Communications

The following individual has been promoted to assistant research professor:

  • Randall Bock, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agricultural Sciences

The following individuals have been promoted to associate research professor: 

  • Julian Avery, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Daniel Ciolkosz, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Kazuhiko Kawasaki, Department of Anthropology, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Maria Krasilnikova, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Eberly College of Science
  • Andrew Monson, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Eberly College of Science
  • Anna Perederina, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Eberly College of Science
  • Kurt Vandegrift, Department of Biology, Eberly College of Science
  • Jian-Jun Wang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

The following individual has been promoted to research professor:

  • Janet Welsh, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Center, College of Health and Human Development

The following individual has been promoted to clinical professor:

  • Felisa Higgins, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Smeal College of Business

The following individual has been promoted to senior instructor:

  • Carol LaRegina, Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine

The following individuals have been promoted to assistant professor:

  • Jessica Allen, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Amanda Dudak, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Jennifer Osetek, Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine

The following individuals have been promoted to associate professor:

  • Dov Bader, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Erich Batra, Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Anthony Bonavia, Departments of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Pharmacology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Matthew Coates, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Smita Dandekar, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Carrie Daymont, Departments of Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Timothy Deimling, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Guangwei Du, Department of Neurology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Michael Freeman, Departments of Pediatrics and Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Cristy French, Department of Radiology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Kristen Grine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Steven Hicks, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Jason Imundo, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Huseyin Isildak, Departments of Otolaryngology and Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Pooja Jhaveri, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Punit Jhaveri, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
  • John Knoedler, Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Conrad Krawiec, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Susan Lane-Loney, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Jessyka Lighthall, Departments of Otolaryngology and Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Suzanne Merrill, Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Stacey Milunic, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Pritish Mondal, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Munima Nasir, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Jeffrey Neighbors, Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Kristina Newport, Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • George Papchristou, Department of Ophthalmology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Michael Pfeiffer, Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Andrea Rigby, Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Timothy Riley, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Hiroko Shike, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Roopa Siddaiah, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Yoshinori Takahashi, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Brad Zacharia, Department of Neurosurgery, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Junjia Zhu, Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine

The following individuals have been promoted to professor: 

  • Michael Bayerl, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Michael Beck, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Debra Byler, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Nancy Chauvin, Department of Radiology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Verghese Cherian, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Alison Chetlen, Department of Radiology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Jian Cui, Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • William Curtin, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pathology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Dhimant Desai, Department of Pharmacology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Tracy Fausnight, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Robert Gallo, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Melissa George, Department of Pathology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Gisoo Ghaffari, Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Jed Gonzalo, Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Kathleen Julian, Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Joshua Kesterson, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Colette Pameijer, Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Eric Pauli, Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Francesca Ruggiero, Department of Pathology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Mary Catherine Santos, Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Brian Saunders, Departments of Surgery, Medicine, and Otolaryngology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Ian Schreibman, Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Cheryl Tierney, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
Last Updated July 06, 2020