Trustees Grant Tenure and Promotion
Dr. Chih-Ping Chen, assistant professor of English, was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor. Since joining the Alma faculty in 2000, she has been co-director of Women's Studies and has presented at the Michigan Women's Studies Association Conference. She was named Alma Outstanding Junior Faculty in 2003. Chen earned her bachelor of arts degree at National Chengchi University and her master's degree at National Taiwan University. Her doctorate was awarded by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. John Rowe, associate professor of biology, was awarded tenure and promoted to professor. His research interest is life-history evolution and ecology of reptiles, particularly that of freshwater turtles. With painted turtle and common musk turtle studies well underway, he and biology students have begun studying the spotted turtle. He was named Outstanding Junior Faculty by his colleagues in 2005. Rowe holds a bachelor of science degree from Central Michigan University, a master's from Eastern Illinois University and a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Dr. Liping Bu, associate professor of history, was promoted to professor. A faculty member since 1999, she teaches American and modern Chinese and Japanese history as well as American foreign relations. Besides numerous journal publications, she is the author of Making the World Like Us: Education, Cultural Expansion, and the American Century (Praeger, 2003), and The Cultural Turn: Essays in the History of U.S. Foreign Relations (co-editor, Imprint, 2001). Bu has received several fellowships, including an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities summer fellowship. She also received Alma's Posey Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship in 2002. With a B.A. and an M.A. from Beijing University, she received her M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Deborah Dougherty, associate professor of Spanish, was promoted to professor. A member of Alma's faculty since 1996, her research interests are in literary translation and Hispanic women's literature. She is the author of Heroes: Death Denied in Selected Dramas of the Golden Age (University Press of the South, 2000). Dougherty recently presented "A Poetic License to Translate: Extension of Metaphor in the English Translation of Rut, la que huyó de la Biblia" at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters. she earned her master's degree and Ph.D. at Michigan State University after receiving her bachelor's degree at Aquinas College.
Posted: Wed, February 15th, 2006 at 3:43PM