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Trustees Approve Faculty Tenure, Promotions

February 14, 2014

Trustees also approve the awarding of emeritus status to Carol Fike, professor of theatre and dance, and John Putz, professor of mathematics and computer science.

The Alma College Board of Trustees, meeting Feb. 7, approved faculty tenure and promotions effective with the 2014-15 academic year.

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Eric Calhoun, assistant professor of biology, was awarded tenure. Hired in 2008, Calhoun has a Ph.D. from the Mayo Graduate School. He has research interests in cancer genetics/genomics and teaches courses in molecular techniques, genetics and cancer biology.

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Janie Diels, assistant professor of communication and new media studies, was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor. Hired in 2007, Diels has a Ph.D. from Cornell University. She has research interests in political discourse and trends in news communication.

imageNicola Findley, associate professor of education, was promoted to the rank of professor. Hired in 2001, Findley has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She has research interests in curriculum and instruction, service learning, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and literacy.

imageMurray Gross, assistant professor of music, was granted tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor. Hired in 2005, Gross has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He has interests in composition and world music and is the director of the Alma Symphony Orchestra.

imageStephany Slaughter, assistant professor of modern language, was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor. Hired in 2008, Slaughter has a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. She teaches courses in Spanish language, Hispanic culture and gender studies.

imageTrustees also approved the awarding of emeritus status to Carol Fike, professor of theatre and dance and a member of the faculty since 1984, and John Putz, professor of mathematics and computer science, who joined the faculty in 1981. 

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