27 Islander Faculty Receive Promotion and/or Tenure

Contributed Content | Published: April 11, 2019

27 Islander Faculty Receive Promotion and/or Tenure

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The granting of promotion and tenure is one of the most important decisions in the development of an outstanding faculty. This achievement is a privilege and an honor that signifies that the campus community believes the individual will continue to make significant, long-term contributions in the areas of teaching, service, research, scholarship, and creative activity.

Please join in congratulating the following faculty for receiving promotion and or tenure:

College of Education and Human Development

Faculty receiving promotion and tenure:

  • Dr. Bethanie Pletcher, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction / Reading Education

College of Liberal Arts

Faculty receiving promotion:

  • Dr. Adam Costanzo, Professional Associate Professor of History
  • Dr. Eliza Martin, Professional Associate Professor of History
  • Dr. Sandrine Sanos, Professor of History
  • Dr. Brian Thacker, Professional Associate Professor of Music
  • Dr. David Wallace, Professional Associate Professor of English
  • Dr. Susan Wolff-Murphy, Professor of English
  • Dr. Anthony Zoccolillo, Professional Associate Professor of Psychology

Faculty receiving promotion and tenure:

  • Dr. Jennifer Brown, Associate Professor of History
  • Dr. Robert Dillard, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Gabriel Ferreyra-Orozco, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Shannon Fitzsimmons-Doolan, Associate Professor of English
  • Mr. Kevin Loeffler, Associate Professor of Theatre
  • Dr. Dale Pattison, Associate Professor of English
  • Dr. Laura Petican, Associate Professor of Art
  • Dr. Sarah Scott, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Public Administration
  • Dr. Jennifer Sorensen, Associate Professor of English

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Faculty receiving promotion:

  • Dr. Christina Murphey, Professor of Nursing

Faculty receiving promotion and tenure:

  • Dr. Jessica Peck, Professor of Nursing

College of Science and Engineering

Faculty receiving promotion:

  • Dr. Jeffery Spirko, Professional Associate Professor of Physics

Faculty receiving tenure:

  • Dr. Toshiaki Shinoda, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science

Faculty receiving promotion and tenure:

  • Dr. James Dogbey, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
  • Dr. David Portnoy, Associate Professor of Marine Biology
  • Dr. Maryam Rahnemoonfar, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Dr. Benjamin Walther, Associate Professor of Marine Biology

University College

Faculty receiving promotion:

  • Dr. Brandi Kutil, Professional Senior Professor of Undergraduate Studies
  • Dr. Mark McNamara, Professional Senior Professor of Undergraduate Studies