Trustees award tenure to three, promotions to five, second reappointments to six
This spring, at their regular meeting, the College's trustees approved tenure, promotion, and reappointment recommendations for fourteen Kenyon faculty members.
Awarded tenure, or appointment without limit, and promotion to the rank of associate professor were:
Scott Cummings, who joined the chemistry faculty in 1995. A winner of the Trustee Teaching Award in 1999 and a regular participant in Summer Science Scholars program, he is a specialist in inorganic chemistry with research interests focusing on photochemistry. A graduate of Binghamton University, he earned his doctorate at the University of Rochester.
Siobhan Fennessy, a member of the biology faculty since 1998 and codirector of the Environmental Studies Program. Winner of this year's Robert J. Tomsich Science Award, and also a participant in Summer Science Scholars program, she is an environmental biologist with specialties in botany and ecosystem ecology. She earned her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from Ohio State University.
Dane Heuchemer, who joined the music faculty in 1995. A 2001 winner of a Whiting Summer Scholarship Stipend, he teaches music history and musicology and directs the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. His research interests are in the Renaissance era, particularly German court music of the latter sixteenth century. A graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, he earned his master's degree at Ithaca College and his doctorate at the University of Cincinnati.
Promotions, all to full professor, went to five faculty members:
Joseph Adler of religious studies. A member of the faculty since 1987, he is an expert in Asian religions, primarily those of China and Japan, with a particular interest in the Neo-Confucian tradition and the religious dimensions of Confucianism. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester and a doctorate from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
David Lynn of English. Editor since 1994 of the Kenyon Review, he joined the faculty in 1988. A specialist in modern and postcolonial literature, he also teaches creative writing. He has published a volume of short fiction, Fortune Telling, and will soon publish his first novel, Wrestling with Gabriel. He earned his bachelor's degree from Kenyon in 1976 and his doctorate from the University of Virginia.
Sarah Murnen of psychology. A member of the faculty since 1988 and a winner of the Tomsich Science Award in 2000, she is an expert in gender roles and statistical analysis who was recently named to a three-year term as an associate provost. She holds a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University and a doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany.
Benjamin Schumacher of physics. An expert in quantum information theory, and the recent winner of a major prize in the field, he joined the faculty in 1988. He conducted research at Cambridge University in 1999 - 2000 as a Rosenbaum Fellow at the Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences. He earned his bachelor's degree from Hendrix College and his doctorate from the University of Texas.
Carol Schumacher of mathematics. A member of the faculty since 1988, with a special interest in Banach space theory and functional analysis, she is the author of a textbook, Chapter Zero: Fundamental Notions of Abstract Mathematics, now in its second edition. She holds a bachelor's degree from Hendrix College and a doctorate from the University of Texas.
Second reappointments went to:
Sarah Blick of art history, an expert in Medieval art and winner of a 2000 Whiting Summer Scholarship Award who joined the faculty in 1994.
Theodore Buehrer of music, a specialist in composition, jazz studies, and music theory (and a 1991 graduate of Kenyon) who has been a faculty member since 1998.
Karen Hicks of biology, an expert in developmental and plant biology who joined the faculty in 1999.
Shuchi Kapila of English, a specialist in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century and postcolonial literatures who has been a faculty member since 1998.
James Keller of chemistry, an expert in physical chemistry who joined the faculty in 2000.
Karen Snouffer of art, a specialist in installation art and painting who has been a faculty member since 1998.
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