List of UMaine faculty receiving tenure in September

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees met in Augusta today. One item on their agenda, as it is each March, is to review the recommendations of faculty members seeking tenure.

The board reviewed and approved the tenure recommendations for 25 faculty members at six of the system’s seven universities (there were no tenure recommendations at the University of Maine at Fort Kent), according to a news release. No recommendations were rejected. The approvals take effect Sept. 1, 2013.

“All of the candidates represent the best in their fields, and we are fortunate to have scholars of their caliber in the system,” Chancellor James Page said in a statement. “It is especially noteworthy that fifteen of the twenty-five newly tenured faculty members teach in the STEM areas — such as computer science, math, spatial information science and engineering — which are key to meeting Maine’s work force needs.”

Other faculty members receiving tenure represent the areas of business, accounting, tourism and recreation.

Here’s the list provided to me by the UMaine system:

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Charlsye S. Diaz, promotion to Associate Professor of English with tenure, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Shawn W. Ell, promotion to Associate Professor of Psychology with tenure, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Nicholas A. Guidice, promotion to Associate Professor of Spatial Information Science and Engineering/National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis with tenure, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Reinhard Moratz, tenure at the rank of Associate Professor in Spatial Information Science and Engineering/National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natasha M. Speer, promotion to Associate Professor of Mathematics and Education with tenure, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Aaron R. Weiskittel, promotion to Associate Professor of Forest Biometrics and Modeling with tenure, College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

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Thomas Giordano, promotion to Associate Professor of Accounting with tenure, College of Professional Studies

Chelsea Ray, promotion to Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature with tenure, College of Arts and Sciences

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Christopher Bennett, promotion to Associate Professor of Computer Science with tenure, Division of Mathematics and Computer Science

Marisela Funes, promotion to Associate Professor of Spanish with tenure, Division of Humanities

Ann Kennedy, promotion to Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies with tenure, Division of Humanities

Anne Marie Wolf, promotion to Associate Professor of History with tenure, Division of Social Science, Business, and Global Studies

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Meghan W. Duff, promotion to Associate Professor of Psychology with tenure, Division of Arts and Letters

Andrea Ednie, promotion to Associate Professor of Environmental Recreation and Tourism with tenure, Division of Professional Studies

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William Breton, promotion to Associate Professor of Special Education with tenure College of Education

Thomasz Herzog, tenure at the rank of Associate Professor of Social Studies Education, College of Education

Jason Johnston, promotion to Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology with tenure, College of Arts and Sciences

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Lucille Benedict, promotion to Associate Professor of Chemistry with tenure, College of Science, Technology, and Health

Elizabeth Bischof, promotion to Associate Professor of History with tenure, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Douglas Chene, promotion to Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance, School of Business, College of Management and Human Service

Mehrdaad Ghorashi, promotion to Associate Professor of Engineering with tenure, College of Science, Technology and Health

David Owen, promotion to Professor of Law with tenure, University of Maine School of Law

Justin Tussing, promotion to Associate Professor of English with tenure, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Elizabeth J. Vella, promotion to Associate Professor of Psychology with tenure, College of Science, Technology and Health

Julie Ziffer, promotion to Associate Professor of Physics with tenure, College of Science, Technology and Health

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