LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Twenty-two members of the Lock Haven University faculty have been promoted for the 2009-2010 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. LHU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Roger Johnson described the academic ranks as follows: “The four ranks of faculty at Lock Haven University – instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor – are carefully defined to indicate a faculty member’s academic credentials, increasing professional expertise, and contribution to the university’s mission. Promotion is one of our most rigorous and competitive processes. Promotion to the ultimate rank of professor is perhaps the highest honor that the university community can bestow upon a colleague.” Johnson added, “Congratulations to all who were recently promoted and to those who have mentored and supported them, and special congratulations to those who have achieved the highest possible rank, professor.”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.
Promoted to full professor are Melinda Hodge, Art Department; Dr. Nathanial Hosley, Alternative Education Coordinator, Graduate Studies Department; Dr. Md. Khalequzzaman, Geology and Physics Department; Dr. Amy Kutay, Biological Sciences Department; Rick Lilla, Department Chair, Electronic Resources, Library; Dr. Christine Offutt, Department Chair, Psychology Department; Dr. John Reid, Geology/Physics Department; Dr. Kurt Rublein, Chemistry Department; Dr. Amy Way, Health Science Department, Clearfield Campus.
Promoted to associate professor are Dr. Nicole Burkholder-Mosco, English Department; Dr. Mark Cohen, Business Administration /Computer Science /Information Technology Department; Dr. Joshua Drouin, Health Science Department; Dr. Catherine Dunkle Gatewood, History/ Political Science/Economics Department; Elizabeth Gruber, English Department; Dr. Jonathan Lindzey, Biological Sciences Department; Dr. Elizabeth Manlove, Department of Early Childhood, PreK-4 Education; Kathy Richards, Department of Elementary and Middle Level Education; Dr. Andrew Talbot, Psychology Department; Dr. Cengiz Yakut, Health and Physical Education Department.
Promoted to assistant professor are Stephanie Kulas, Librarian, Clearfield Campus; Kim Owens, Department Chair, Nursing Department, Clearfield Campus; Joby Topper, Stevenson Library.