Trustees Grant Faculty Promotions
The Alma College Board of Trustees has approved faculty promotions effective with the 2008-09 academic year.
Robert Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Economics, was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Hired in 1999, Cunningham has a Ph.D. from Binghamton University. He has research interests in labor economics, the economics of sports, international trade and finance, environmental economics, urban economics and economic education.
Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, was promoted to the rank of
full Professor. Hired in 1984, Fike has a master of fine arts degree in
dance from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Her research
focuses on the creative process of choreographers, performers and
humans. She also is a certified Yoga teacher.
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, was promoted
to the rank of full Professor. Hired in 1993, Molina has a Ph.D. from
Colorado State University. He has research interests in graph theory
and combinatorics, which is the study of discrete and usually finite
Trustees awarded emeriti status to the following retiring faculty:
• Margarita Krakusin, Professor of Modern Language. Hired in 1998, she has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She has conducted research on Hispanic American literature, Hispanic women writers and Afro-Hispanic authors.
• Jim Mueller, Associate Professor of Economics. Hired in 1976, Mueller has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell College with graduate work at Columbia University and the University of California at Irvine. His academic interests have focused on dollarization and globalization in Latin America, European economic integration and the evolution of the euro, and local economic development.
• Larry Wittle, Professor of Biology. Hired in 1970, Wittle has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. His research has focused on comparative endocrinology. Recent courses taught include genetics, histology and histological techniques, and general physiology.
Posted: Sat, February 9th, 2008 at 2:20PM