Texas State Updates: Faculty Honors

Texas State University announces
promotions, tenure for faculty

The office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas State announced 46 promotions and 40 elections to tenure for members of the faculty on Friday. The changes become effective Sept. 1.

Promotions

From Associate Professor to Professor
Dr. Steven R. Aragon, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Mary E. Cavitt, School of Music
Mr. Jeffrey G. Davis, School of Art and Design
Dr. Patti Giuffre, Department of Sociology
Dr. Lucy D. Harney, Department of Modern Languages
Dr. James McWilliams, Department of History
Dr. Osvaldo A. Muniz, Department of Geography
Dr. Kenneth Ward, Department of Political Science

From Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
Dr. Augustine Agwuele, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Jonathan P. Babcock, School of Music
Dr. Vishag A. Badrinarayanan, Department of Marketing
Dr. Enrique P. Becerra, Department of Marketing
Dr. Gregory Lynn Crossett, Department of Political Science
Dr. Nathan A. Currit, Department of Geography
Dr. Peter B. Dedek, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Dr. Maha A.N. Dharmasiri, Department of Biology
Dr. Jesse S. Gainer, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Washington A. Garcia, School of Music
Dr. Kerrie Lewis Graham, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Reiko Graham, Department of Psychology
Dr. Michael Clay Green, Department of Biology
Dr. Qijun Gu, Department of Computer Science
Ms. Michelle R. Hays, School of Art and Design
Dr. Jason J. Kwak, School of Music
Dr. Vance Lesseig, Department of Finance and Economics
Dr. Sergio M. Martinez, Department of Modern Languages
Dr. Francis A. Mendez, Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods
Dr. Kenneth Moon, Department of Finance and Economics
Dr. Douglas G. Morrish, Department of Agriculture
Dr. Angela F. Murphy, Department of History
Dr. Raymond Niekamp, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Dr. Clara M. Novoa, Ingram School of Engineering
Dr. Weston Hugh Nowlin, Department of Biology
Dr. Crystal Oberle, Department of Psychology
Dr. Michael P. O’Malley, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
Dr. Octavio Pimentel, Department of English
Dr. Jorge Yuri Porras, Department of Modern Languages
Dr. Cindy L. Royal, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Dr. Susan Schwinning, Department of Biology
Dr. Jeremy J. Sierra, Department of Marketing
Dr. Chad L. Smith, Department of Sociology
Dr. Maria Alejandra Sorto, Department of Mathematics
Dr. Emily J. Summers, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Dan Tamir, Department of Computer Science
Dr. Jitendra S. Tate, Ingram School of Engineering
Dr. Pinfan Zhu, Department of English

Tenure

Dr. Augustine Agwuele, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Jonathan P. Babcock, School of Music
Dr. Vishag A. Badrinarayanan, Department of Marketing
Dr. Enrique P. Becerra, Department of Marketing
Dr. Gregory Lynn Crossett, Department of Political Science
Dr. Nathan A. Currit, Department of Geography
Dr. Peter B. Dedek, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Dr. Maha A.N. Dharmasiri, Department of Biology
Dr. Ravindranath Droopad, Department of Physics
Dr. Jesse S. Gainer, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Washington A. Garcia, School of Music
Dr. Kerrie Lewis Graham, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Reiko Graham, Department of Psychology
Dr. Michael Clay Green, Department of Biology
Dr. Qijun Gu, Department of Computer Science
Ms. Michelle R. Hays, School of Art and Design
Dr. A. Robert Konopaske, Department of Management
Dr. Jason J. Kwak, School of Music
Dr. Vance Lesseig, Department of Finance and Economics
Dr. Sergio M. Martinez, Department of Modern Languages
Dr. Francis A. Mendez, Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods
Dr. Kenneth Moon, Department of Finance and Economics
Dr. Douglas G. Morrish, Department of Agriculture
Dr. Angela F. Murphy, Department of History
Dr. Raymond Niekamp, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Dr. Clara M. Novoa, Ingram School of Engineering
Dr. Weston Hugh Nowlin, Department of Biology
Dr. Crystal Oberle, Department of Psychology
Dr. Michael P. O’Malley, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
Dr. Octavio Pimentel, Department of English
Dr. Jorge Yuri Porras, Department of Modern Languages
Dr. Cindy L. Royal, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Dr. Susan Schwinning, Department of Biology
Dr. Jeremy J. Sierra, Department of Marketing
Dr. Chad L. Smith, Department of Sociology
Dr. Maria Alejandra Sorto, Department of Mathematics
Dr. Emily J. Summers, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Dan Tamir, Department of Computer Science
Dr. Jitendra S. Tate, Ingram School of Engineering
Dr. Pinfan Zhu, Department of English

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