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Faculty Promotions Announced
The Board of Visitors and Governors has approved six faculty promotions in five departments—two in modern languages and one each in education, business management, sociology, and chemistry.
Six faculty members representing disciplines from chemistry to sociology were honored in early March for their promotions.
Achieving tenure and earning promotion to associate professor are:
- Bridget Bunten, Department of Education. Bunten has worked with immigrant children and their families for nearly 20 years. Her scholarship in periodicals including Theory Into Practice and Multicultural Education demonstrates how educators, teaching practices, and educational systems influence patterns of social justice, educational opportunity, and cultural and linguistic diversity.
- Elena Deanda, Department of Modern Languages, associate professor of Spanish. Deanda is a scholar in the field of literatures forbidden by the Spanish Inquisition in Mexico and Spain during the 18th century. She’s also a published author of short stories. Her creative work and scholarship has appeared in journals including eHumanista, Transverse, and Semiosis.
- Hui-Ju Tsai, Department of Business Management. Tsai’s work centers on investment portfolio decisions, corporate bonds, pension investments, and corporate social responsibility. Her work appears in The Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Finance Letters, and International Review of Economics and Finance. She is a CFA charter holder.
Earning promotion to associate professor is:
- Erin Anderson, Department of Sociology. Anderson is a widely published scholar in the sociology of the family. Of particular note is her research on fathers in nontraditional roles and men’s experience with workplace family leave policies. In addition to her many journal articles and book chapters, she recently published a co-edited volume, Family-Friendly Policies and Practices in Academe, through Lexington Books.
Earning promotion to professor are:
- Anne Marteel-Parrish, Department of Chemistry. Marteel-Parrish is a widely published green-chemistry scholar whose work has appeared in journals like Journal of Chemical Education and Green Chemistry, Environmental Science and Technology. She co-authored, Green Chemistry and Engineering: A Pathway to Sustainability, published in 2013.
- Pamela Pears, Department of Modern Languages, professor of French. Pears is a leading voice in French literary studies and print culture study. She has published 11 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as two books, Remnants of Empire in Algeria and Vietnam: Women, Words, and War and Front Cover Iconography and Algerian Women’s Writing: Heuristic Implications of the Recto-Verso Effect.