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Appointed to named professorships are (from left) Rebecca L. Davis, Alison M. Parker and Kristen Poole.
Three College of Arts and
Sciences (CAS) faculty members have been honored with named professorships, and
39 other faculty members in the College have been promoted, all effective Sept.
The actions were approved by
the University of Delaware Board of Trustees at its spring meeting in June. In
all, the board approved the promotions of 72 faculty members throughout the
University and awarded emeritus status to several retiring professors.
All the honorees were
recognized at a special virtual celebration after the board meeting.
The new named professors in CAS
are Rebecca L. Davis, appointed to the Miller Family Endowed Early
Career Professorship in History; Alison M. Parker, Robert H. and Lydia
Richards Chair of History; and Kristen Poole, Ned B. Allen Professor of
English. Also appointed to a named professorship was George Parsons,
Unidel E.I. du Pont Professor of Marine Studies in the College of Earth, Ocean
Davis, who joined the
Department of History faculty in 2007, specializes in the histories of gender,
sexuality, religion and ethnicity in the United States during the 19th and 20th
centuries. Parker, who joined UD in 2019 as chair of the history department, has
research and teaching interests at the intersections of gender, race,
citizenship and the law in U.S. history; her biography of the civil rights
activist and suffragist Mary Church Terrell, Unceasing Militant, is
forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press.
Poole, who conducts research on
16th and 17th century English literature and culture, with a particular focus
on religious history and the history of science, joined UD in 1996 and, from 2017-19,
was the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of English Renaissance
Following are the faculty promotions
in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Promoted to the rank of
professor were 15 associate professors who had already been granted tenure: James
Allen Anderson, School of Music; Robin Andreasen, linguistics and
cognitive science; Persephone Braham, languages, literatures and
cultures; David Brinley, art and design; Scott Caplan, communication;
Iain Crawford, English; Deni Galileo, biological sciences; Salil
Lachke, biological sciences; Robyn Phillips-Pendleton, art and
design; Thomas Rocek, anthropology; Joel Rosenthal, chemistry and
biochemistry; Tania Roth, psychological and brain sciences; Keith
Schneider, psychological and brain sciences; Joseph Trainor, Joseph
R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration; and Owen White,
Promoted from associate
professor to professor, without tenure, were Anne Colwell, Associate in
Arts Program; Christine Cucciarre, English; Jill Flynn, English; Eileen
Grycky, School of Music; James Keegan, Associate in Arts Program; Christopher
Penna, English; and Riccarda Saggese, languages, literatures and
Eleven assistant professors
were promoted to the rank of associate professor, with tenure: Jocelyn
Alcántara-Garcia, art conservation; Nina David, Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
School of Public Policy and Administration; Dayan Knox, psychological
and brain sciences; Isai Jess Muñoz, School of Music; Ramona
Neunuebel, biological sciences; Christopher Nichols, School of
Music; Veronique Petit, physics and astronomy; Douglas Rizzolo,
mathematical sciences; Noel Swanson, philosophy; Jennifer Van Horn,
art history; and Shuo Wei, biological sciences.
Promoted to the rank of
associate professor without tenure were John Jebb, English; Meghan
McInnis-Dominguez, languages, literatures and cultures; D. Chanele Moore,
Associate in Arts Program; Oyenike Olabisi, biological sciences; and Lydia
Chiara Sabina, associate professor of women and
gender studies, was recommended for tenure.
New CAS emeriti faculty
approved by the board are Frederick Adams, professor emeritus of linguistics
and cognitive science; Stephen Barr, professor emeritus of physics and
astronomy; David Colton, professor emeritus of mathematical sciences; Carol
Henderson, professor emerita of Africana studies and English; Steven
Peuquet, associate professor emeritus in the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of
Public Policy and Administration; Peter Roe, professor emeritus of
anthropology; and George W. Watson, Unidel Professor Emeritus of Physics
Published Aug. 8, 2020
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