Trustees Grant Tenure and Promotions for Alma Faculty
The Alma College Board of Trustees has approved faculty tenure and promotions effective with the 2007-08 academic year.
Dr. Nicola Findley, assistant professor of education, was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor. Hired in 2001, she has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on curriculum and instruction, teacher education, civic engagement and service learning, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, literacy and language arts, and social studies education.
Dr. Robert Vivian, assistant professor of English, was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor. Hired in 2001, he has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research focuses on modern and contemporary novel, modern drama, nonfiction, American short fiction, modern American poetry, and theology.
Dr. Timothy Keeton, assistant professor of biology, was promoted to associate professor. Hired in 1998, he has a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His research focuses on improving the understanding of the interactions between the common soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis and insects, particularly insects that carry human diseases and destroy crops and forests.
Dr. Robyn Anderson, associate professor of exercise and health science, was promoted to full professor. Hired in 1993, she has a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on physical activity epidemiology and aqua exercise for adults and seniors.
Dr. Joanne Gilbert, associate professor of communication, was promoted to full professor. Hired in 1994, she has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on advocacy, autobiographical and cultural performance, and the discourse of marginalized groups.
Dr. Marc Setterlund, associate professor of psychology, was promoted to full professor. Hired in 1997, he has a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He research focuses on self-concept, self-esteem, and emotion and cognition.
Dr. John Gibson, professor of physics, was granted professor emeritus status. Hired in 1968, he has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He conducts research on the effects of clouds and atmospheric aerosols on regional and global climate.
Posted: Tue, February 13th, 2007 at 2:09PM