Trustees Award Tenure to Seven, Promotions to Four, Reappointments to Six
At the spring meeting of the College's Board of Trustees, the trustees approved tenure, promotion, and reappointment recommendations for seventeen faculty members.
Awarded tenure, or appointment without limit, and promotion to the rank of associate professor, effective July 1, were:
Sarah Blick, who joined the Department of Art and Art History in 1994. She is an expert in medieval art and has twice been the winner of a Whiting Summer Scholarship award. Blick earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Akron, her master's degree at the University of Minnesota, and her doctorate at the University of Kansas.
James Keller of the Department of Chemistry. Keller is an expert in physical chemistry who joined the faculty in 2000. He earned his bachelor's degree from Williams College and completed doctoral studies at the University of Chicago.
Jesse Matz, of the Department of English. Matz, who earned both his bachelor's degree and his doctorate from Yale University, specializes in modern and contemporary British literature and postcolonial Anglophone studies. Matz joined the faculty in 2000.
Hewlet McFarlane, Department of Psychology. McFarlane, who came to Kenyon in 1998, is a specialist in experimental psychology. He holds bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from Syracuse University.
Karen Snouffer of the Department of Art and Art History. Snouffer, a specialist in installation art and painting, joined the faculty in 1998. She holds bachelor's and M.F.A. degrees from Ohio State University.
Timothy Spiekerman, Department of Political Science and IPHS. Spiekerman's teaching and scholarly interests include the history of political philosophy, politics and literature, and statesmanship. Spiekerman, who arrived at Kenyon in 1996, holds a bachelor's degree from Carleton College and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago.
Jan Thomas, Department of Sociology. Thomas's scholarly work focuses primarily on the area of women's health. Thomas earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell College, a master's degree from the University of Chicago, and a doctoral degree from the University of Colorado. She has been teaching at the College since 1996.
Promoted to full professor, effective July 1, were:
Jianhua Bai, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Bai, who teaches Chinese, earned a bachelor's degree at the Hebei Teachers University and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the Kenyon faculty in 1991.
Jennifer Clarvoe, Department of English. Clarvoe, who specializes in creative writing and twentieth-century American poetry, joined the faculty in 1990. She holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mortimer Guiney, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. A specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature, Guiney holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Ph.D. from Yale University. He has been at Kenyon since 1987.
Kimberly McMullen, Department of English. McMullen's research interests include Irish literature and contemporary Irish culture as well as issues relating to gender and nationality. A graduate of Denison University with a master's degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Duke University, she joined the College's faculty in 1984.
Second reappointment to the faculty went to:
Glenn McNair, assistant professor of history
Robert Milnikel, assistant professor of mathematics
Mo Hunsen, assistant professor of chemistry
Frank Peiris, assistant professor of physics
Victor Rodríguez-Núñez, assistant professor of Spanish
Reginald Sanders , assistant professor of music
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