Trustees approve tenure for five faculty members

At their regular spring meeting on April 30, 2005, the College's trustees approved tenure recommendations for five Kenyon faculty members. Awarded tenure, or appointment without limit, and promotion to the rank of associate professor were:

Theodore Buehrer '91, who joined the music faculty in 1998. Winner of a Whiting Teaching Fellowship in 2002 and a Whiting Summer Stipend last year, he is a specialist in music theory, jazz studies, twentieth-century music analysis, and composition.

Balinda Craig-Quijada, a member of the dance faculty since 2000. Her areas of expertise include choreography, dance history, contemporary modern dance, and ballet.

Karen Hicks, who joined the biology faculty in 1999. A specialist in plant biology and genetics, she conducts research involving genetic and molecular analysis of photo-periodic flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana, a plant in the mustard family, with support from the National Science Foundation.

Marla Kohlman, who came to Kenyon in 1998 as a Dissertation Fellow and joined the sociology faculty in 1999. Her areas of special interest include gender and power, racial and ethnic identities, and sexual harassment in the labor market and the military.

Janet McAdams, who joined the English faculty in 1999 as the first incumbent of the Robert B. Hubbard Chair in Poetry. A winner of a 2001 American Book Award for The Island of Lost Luggage, a poetry collection, she teaches courses in fiction and poetry writing and Native American literature.