Lock Haven University Announces 2013 Academic Promotions


LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -Thirteen members of the Lock Haven University faculty have been promoted for the 2013-2014 academic year. The promotions were made after a lengthy evaluation process and were conducted in compliance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and the LHU promotion policy.

There are four faculty academic ranks at LHU: instructor, assistant professor, associate professor and full professor. Each rank is carefully defined and appointment or promotion is based on the faculty member’s credentials, professional expertise, and contribution to the university’s mission. Criteria for promotion are increasingly rigorous.

Lock Haven University President Michael Fiorentino Jr. said, “On behalf of the entire Lock Haven University community, I want to congratulate all those who were recently promoted and extend best wishes for continued success.”

Promoted to assistant professor is Darlene A. Ardary who is a member of the Clearfield Campus’ nursing faculty.

Promoted to associate professor are Dr. William Lloyd (Business and Computer Science), Dr. Jacinth Maynard (Mathematics), Dr. Lisa Riede (Communications and Philosophy), and Dr. Edwin Severn (Visual and Performing Arts).

Promoted to full professor are Dr. Kathleen Allison (Health Sciences), Dr. Michael Cullin (Physics and Geology), Dr. David Curtin (Visual and Performing Arts), Dr. Patricia Lally (Sports Studies), Dr. Charles Morgan (Mathematics), Dr. Christine Remley (Pre-K-Grade 8 and Professional Studies), Dr. Tamson Six (Criminal Justice), and Dr. Eduardo Valerio (History, Political Science, Geography and Foreign Languages).

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.