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CSU Board of Trustees Grants Tenure and Promotion

tenure board mtgCLEVELAND (March 17, 2022) – Cleveland State University celebrated the scholarly achievements of 35 faculty members earlier today when the Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee of the Board of Trustees awarded promotion and tenure. 

“So many of these faculty members have distinguished themselves in their service to the university and their service to our students – and at the same time are remarkably research-active,” said Laura Bloomberg, Ph.D., CSU provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.

Faculty promoted to full professor:

Wei Wang, Ph.D., Finance

tenure boardKarla Hamlen Mansour, Ph.D., Curriculum and Foundations

Patrick Wachira, Ph.D., Teacher Education

Lili Dong, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Chandrasekhar Kothapali, Ph.D., Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Marian Bleeke, Ph.D., Art & Design

John Perrine, DMA, Music

Miyuki Tedor, Ph.D.

tenure board mtgMonica Gordon Pershey, Ed.D., Health Sciences

Michael Horvath, Ph.D., Psychology

Kiril Streletzky, Ph.D., Physics

Brian Davis, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering

Faculty promoted to clinical full professor with tenure:

  • Robin Chilton, OTD, Health Sciences

Faculty promoted to associate professor with tenure:

tenure board mtgYinjie Shen, Ph.D., Finance

Dakota King-White, Ph.D., Counseling, Administration, Supervision & Adult Learning

Laura Northrop, Ph.D., Teacher Education

Geyou Ao, Ph.D., Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Anne Berry, MFA, Art & Design

Kimberly Fuller, Ph.D., Social Work

Maksim Isakin, Ph.D., Economics

tenure board mtgMeghan Novisky, Ph.D., Criminology, Anthropology & Sociology

Carol Olszewski, Ph.D., Music

Cigdem Slankard, MFA, Film & Media Arts

Jessica Bickel, Ph.D., Physics

Kelle DeBoth, Ph.D., Health Sciences

Elizabeth Goncy, Ph.D., Psychology

tenure board mtgSandra Hurtado Rua, Ph.D., Mathematics & Statistics

Kevin Mueller, Ph.D., Biology, Geology & Environmental Sciences

Shereen Naser, Ph.D., Psychology

Yana Sandlers, Ph.D., Chemistry

William Matcham, Ph.D., Nursing

Meghan Rubado, Ph.D., Urban Studies

Promotion to librarian of the Michael Schwartz Library

tenure board mtgAnne Marie Smeraldi, M.Ed.

Marsha Miles, MLIS

Promotion to senior assistant librarian of the Michael Schwartz Library

Hannah Pearson