The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of eight Purdue University North Central faculty members. These promotions become effective with the start of the 2014 -2015 academic year in August.
"It is my honor to announce the promotion of these outstanding faculty members," said Purdue North Central Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. "Each day these talented educators advance learning in their classrooms as they share their knowledge and experience with their students, encouraging them to learn, explore and grow. We are proud to have these dedicated professionals as members of our PNC faculty."
Academic tenure is acquired on promotion to the rank of associate professor. Candidates promoted to this rank have accumulated a record of accomplishment as a faculty member and show promise of continued professional growth and recognition.
Faculty members promoted to full professor have achieved a significant record in all three areas of accomplishments: Learning, Discovery and Engagement. In addition, they have gained national and international reputations in their disciplines.
Those promoted are:
Dr. Glynn E. Bricker, to associate professor of Physics. He was awarded his bachelor's degree from Purdue University Calumet and earned his master's degree and Ph.D. from Purdue University.
Dr. E. Anne Christo-Baker, to associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership. She received her Doctor of Education and Master of Organizational Development degrees from Bowling Green State University and bachelor's degree from the University of Sierra Leone.
Dr. Charlene C. Gyurko, to associate professor of Nursing. She earned her bachelor's degree from Purdue University Calumet, master's degrees from Indiana University Northwest and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a Ph.D. from Indiana State University.
Dr. Jerry Holt, to associate professor of English. He holds a Ph.D. and master's degree in English from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor's degree in English from Oklahoma State University. Holt also serves as the PNC interim chair of the department of English and Modern Languages.
Dr. Christabel L. Rogalin - to associate professor of Sociology. Rogalin earned her Ph.D., master's degree and bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa.
Peggy Rose, to associate professor of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Loyola University and was granted her master's degree in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner credentials from Valparaiso University.
Angela Schooley, to associate professor of Nursing. She earned her bachelor's degree and master's degree from Valparaiso University. She is pursuing her PhD from Capella University.
Dr. Li Tan, to professor of Electrical Engineering. Tan earned two master's degrees and a PhD from the University of New Mexico .