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October 4, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU promotes 16 faculty

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Sixteen Slippery Rock University faculty members have received promotions.

The promotions were effective with the start of fall semester.

Elevated from associate professor to professor were: Thomas Como and Jon Shumway, both in art; Benjamas Jirasakuldech, School of Business; Richard Marchand, mathematics; Randall Nichols, physical and health education; and Langdon Smith, geography, geology and the environment.

Moving from assistant professor to associate professor were: Andrew Colvin, philosophy; Patrick Harvey, criminology and criminal justice; Athula Heart, physics and pre-engineering; Donald Mong, School of Business; Paula Rieder and Carlis White, both history; Bonnie Siple, exercise and rehabilitative sciences; Melissa Teodoro, dance; and Junko Yamamoto, secondary education/foundations of education.

Heather Getsay in Bailey Library was promoted from instructor to assistant professor.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.