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The University of Georgia has approved the promotion of 147 faculty members. Board of regents’ approval of promotions is no longer required. Those receiving promotion are:

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

To Professor
Phillip M. Brannen, plant pathology; Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, horticulture; Glendon H. Harris Jr., crop and soil sciences; Robert C. Kemerait Jr., plant pathology; Romdhane Rekaya, animal and dairy science; Casey W. Ritz, poultry science; Daniel R. Suiter, entomology; Ronald R. Walcott, plant pathology; and Freddie Clifton Waltz, crop and soil sciences.

To Associate Professor
Susana Ferreira, agricultural and applied economics; Qingguo Huang, crop and soil sciences; Tracie M. Jenkins, entomology; Nadia Nicole Kellam, biological and agricultural engineering; Changying  Li, biological and agricultural engineering; Michael D. Toews, entomology; and Marvin Leonard Wells, horticulture.

College of Arts and Sciences

To Professor
Richard E. Dunham III,
theatre and film studies; Andrew Jay Grundstein, geography; Joseph C. Hermanowicz, sociology; Kenneth Lee Honerkamp, religion; Imi Hwangbo, art; Sujata Iyengar, English; Angela Jones-Reus, music; Jessica Kissinger, genetics; Edward M. Panetta, communication studies; Fausto O. Sarmiento, geography; Eric V. Stabb, microbiology; and William S. York, biochemistry and molecular biology.

To Associate Professor
Jeongyoun Ahn, statistics; Mark D. Anderson, Romance languages; Wayne M. Coppins, religion; Brian J. Hoffman, psychology; René Jagnow, philosophy; Daniel Krashen, mathematics; Yehua Li, statistics; Jason John Locklin, chemistry and biological and agricultural engineering; Wolfgang R. Lukowitz, plant biology; Neil Lyall, mathematics; Bethany E. Moreton, history; Margaret A. Snyder, music; Kathrin F. Stanger-Hall, plant biology; Cynthia M. Suveg, psychology; Sarah Ann Wright, philosophy; and Qun Zhao, physics and astronomy.

To Senior Lecturer
Amelia P. Hutchinson, Romance languages.

To Senior Academic Professional
Bobby James Stanton, chemistry; and Richard B. Hubbard IV, chemistry.

College of Business

To Professor
Marisa Anne Pagnattaro, insurance, legal studies and real estate. 

To Associate Professor
David L. Eckles, insurance, legal studies and real estate; and Scott David Graffin, management.

To Senior Lecturer
Mark J. Laplante, banking and finance.

College of Education

To Professor
Phyllis Gayle Andrews, elementary and social studies education; Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, language and literacy education; Jonathan M. Campbell, educational psychology and instructional technology; Billy J. Hawkins, kinesiology; Gwynn M. Powell, counseling and human development services; Kathryn J. Roulston, lifelong education, administration and policy.

To Associate Professor
Cathleen Brown Crowell, kinesiology; Jennifer Michelle Graff, language and literacy education; Victoria Hasko, language and literacy education; Jennifer Hauver James, elementary and social studies education; Michael P. Mueller, mathematics and science education; Amy Noelle Parks, elementary and social studies education; and Anneliese A. Singh, counseling and human development services.

To Senior Lecturer
Joanne L. Ratliff, language and literacy education.

College of Environment and Design

To Associate Professor
Eric A. MacDonald, Cecile L. Martin and Amitabh Verma.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

To Associate Professor
Alex Kojo Anderson, foods and nutrition; Jose F. Blanco, textiles, merchandising and interiors; Joseph William Goetz, housing and consumer economics; Jung Sun Lee, foods and nutrition; Denise Clark Lewis, child and family development; Katalin Medvedev, textiles, merchandising and interiors; and Robert B. Nielsen, housing and consumer economics.

College of Journalism and Mass Communication

To Professor
Barry A. Hollander, journalism.

To Senior Lecturer
James J. Biddle, telecommunications.

College of Pharmacy

To Clinical Professor

Beth Bryles Phillips, clinical and administrative pharmacy.

To Clinical Associate Professor
David L. DeRemer, clinical and administrative pharmacy;and Deborah Lester Elder, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.

College of Public Health

To Associate Professor
Monica Marie Gaughan, health policy and management.

College of Veterinary Medicine

To Professor
Simon R. Platt, small animal medicine and surgery.

To Associate Professor
Paula M. Krimer, pathology; Corey Fontaine Saba, small animal medicine and surgery; Chad Weber Schmiedt, small animal medicine and surgery; and Xiaoqin Ye, physiology and pharmacology.

To Senior Lecturer
Hugh Dookwah, anatomy and radiology.

School of Ecology

To Associate Professor
Vanessa O. Ezenwa, ecology and infectious diseases. 

School of Law

To Associate Professor
Hillel Y. Levin.

To Librarian IV
Suzanne R. Graham. 

School of Public and International Affairs

To Professor
Yilin Hou, public administration and policy.

To Associate Professor
Michael H. Crespin, political science; and Angela Fertig, public administration and policy.

School of Social Work

To Professor
Brian Edward Bride.


To Librarian IV
Nadine K. Cohen and Kelly M. Holt.

To Librarian III
Ian Craig Breaden and Helen Marie Pritchett.

To Librarian II
Mara Lynn Cahoon.

Office of the Vice President for Instruction

To Associate Professor
Christopher Teague Pisarik, Academic Enhancement.

To Senior Academic Professional
Paul Sanders Quick, Center for Teaching and Learning.

Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach

To Senior Public Service Associate
Robert Patrick Andoh, Small Business Development Center; Gail M. Hanula, foods and nutrition-extension; Claude Walton McBride Jr., Carl Vinson Institute of Government; Joann L. Milam, Cooperative Extension-Southeast District; and T. Brian Tankersley, Cooperative Extension-Southwest District.

To Public Service Associate
Melanie M. Biersmith, Cooperative Extension-4-H and Youth; Jeffrey Daniel Buckley, Cooperative Extension-4-H and Youth; Virginia Robinson Dick, Carl Vinson Institute of Government; Laura A. Griffeth, Cooperative Extension-Southwest District; Lauren S. Healey, Cooperative Extension-Northeast District; Jessica E. Hill, Cooperative Extension-Northwest District; Keri Gandy Hobbs, Cooperative Extension-Southwest District; Jeremy M. Kichler, Cooperative Extension-Southwest District; Elizabeth A. Kramer, agricultural and applied economics and biological and agricultural engineering; Mark R. Lupo, Small Business Development Center; Sharon L. Macaluso, Small -Business Development Center; Wade Bernard Parker, Cooperative Extension-Southeast District; Cheryl Anne Poppell, Cooperative Extension-Southeast District; Floyd Hunt Sanders, Cooperative Extension-plant pathology; Paula Elizabeth Sanford, Carl Vinson Institute of Government; Tori L. Stivers, Marine Extension Service; Karen Lee Tinsley, housing and consumer economics; and Katherine Ann Whiting, Cooperative Extension-Southwest District.

To Public Service Assistant
Ines L. Beltran, Cooperative Extension-Northwest District; Pamela Bloch, Cooperative Extension-Northwest District; Angela T. Daughtry, Cooperative Extension-Southeast District; Lauren Melissa Dye, Cooperative Extension-Northeast District; Andrew Michael Haygood, Cooperative Extension-Northeast District; Jakyn Nicole Jennings, Cooperative Extension-Southwest District; Robert Harrison Jones, Cooperative Extension-Southeast District; Jennifer T. Miller, Cooperative Extension-Southeast District; Stephanie A. Myers, Cooperative Extension-Southeast District; Lucy Eleanor Ray, Cooperative Extension-Northeast District; Emily Thompson Reid, Cooperative Extension-Southwest District; Roger D. Sinyard, Cooperative Extension-Southwest District; Kimberly Michelle Taylor, Cooperative Extension-Northwest District; and Sheryl M. Wells, biological and agricultural engineering.

Office of the Vice President for Research

To Senior Research Scientist
Alexander Cherkinsky, Center for Applied Isotope Studies; Dorothy Bouillon Hausman, foods and nutrition; and Yuzhong Wang, chemistry.

To Associate Research Scientist
Stephane Benoit, microbiology; Kevin D. Clark, entomology; Randolph A. Culp, Center for Applied Isotope Studies; Douglas Kent Dvoracek, Center for Applied Isotope Studies; Christian Heiss, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center; and Scott Edward Noakes, Center for Applied Isotope Studies.