20 Island University Faculty Receive Promotion and/or Tenure

Published: April 19, 2018

20 Island University Faculty Receive Promotion and/or Tenure

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has officially granted promotion and/or tenure to 20 faculty members. Promotion and tenure is a privilege and an honor. The granting of promotion and tenure is one of the most important decisions in the development of an outstanding faculty. This achievement 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.

The following faculty members are receiving promotion and/or tenure:

College of Business

Faculty receiving tenure:

  • Dr. Mohan Rao, Associate Professor of Operations Management

College of Education and Human Development

Faculty receiving promotion:

  • Dr. Karen McCaleb, Professor of Special Education

Faculty receiving promotion and tenure:

  • Dr. Mikaela Boham, Associate Professor of Athletic Training
  • Dr. Phyllis Robertson, Associate Professor of Special Education

College of Liberal Arts

Faculty receiving promotion:

  • Dr. Amy Aldridge Sanford, Professor of Communication Studies

Faculty receiving tenure:

  • Dr. Clarenda Phillips, Professor of Sociology

Faculty receiving promotion and tenure:

  • Dr. Wendi Pollock, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Faculty receiving promotion and tenure:

  • Dr. Meng Zhao, Associate Professor of Nursing

Faculty receiving tenure:

  • Dr. Connie Barker, Associate Professor of Nursing

College of Science and Engineering

Faculty receiving promotion:

  • Dr. Fereshteh Billiot, Professor of Chemistry
  • Dr. Dulal Kar, Professor of Computer Science
  • Dr. Cherie McCollough, Professor of Science Education
  • Dr. Stella Doyungan, Professional Associate Professor of Biology
  • Dr. Ping Jung (Charlene) Tintera, Professional Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Faculty receiving promotion and tenure:

  • Dr. Christopher Bird, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Dr. James Derek Hogan, Associate Professor of Marine Biology
  • Dr. Xinping Hu, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Dr. Lei Jin, Associate Professor of Statistics
  • Dr. Michael Starek, Associate Professor of Civil and Geospatial Engineering
  • Dr. Feiqin Xie, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences