Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Marie Mora announced promotions for 34 tenure and non-tenure track faculty members at the University of Missouri–St. Louis ahead of the 2020-21 academic year. The promotions will take effect on Aug. 1.
“We are so pleased and proud of these amazing faculty members who are being promoted here at the University of Missouri – St. Louis,” Mora said. “Their promotions reflect the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to transforming the lives of our students and the St. Louis region. It is important to note that despite COVID-19, these faculty deserve to be recognized and celebrated at this point in time.
“For our faculty who were just awarded tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor, I send a special congratulations. Their inspiring achievements in teaching, research and creative works, and service have propelled them to the next level in the academy, and we expect they will continue to advance for many years to come.”
Eleven faculty members received tenure and promotions to associate professor, nine more earned the rank of full professor, and 14 non-tenure track faculty members also received promotions, including three to full teaching professor.
Tenure and promotion to associate professor
James Shuls, Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Stephanie Van Stee, Department of Communication and Media
Promotion to professor
Alice Hall, Department of Communication and Media
Minsoo Kang, Department of History
Stephanie Merritt, Department Psychological Sciences
Roxanne Vandermause, College of Nursing
Laura Westhoff, Department of History and Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Promotion to associate teaching professor
Bruce Hamper, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Keiko Ueda, Department of Language and Cultural Studies
Courtney McDermott, School of Social Work
Promotion to associate clinical professor
Steve Bourne, Department of Psychological Sciences
Promotion to teaching professor
Peter Acsay, Department of History
Maria Balogh, Department of Language and Cultural Studies
Linda Wells-Glover, School of Social Work