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Tenure and Promotions

North Central’s Board of Trustees approved the following faculty for tenure, promotion and emeritus status at the Trustee meeting, May 21-22, 2010:

For tenure and promotion to associate professor: Martha Bohrer, associate professor of English

Perry Hamalis, associate professor of religious studies

For promotion to professor:Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science

Lisa Long, professor of English

Heidi Matthews, professor of health and physical education

Wioleta Polinska, professor of religious studies

Lawrence Van Oyen, professor of music

For emeritus: Thomas Williams, associate professor of biology emeritus.

Williams came to North Central in 1981 from Washington State University, where he received a doctorate in zoology. His expertise in zoology focused on salamander anti-predator mechanisms and he ignited a passion for scientific research in his students by including them in his laboratory and field projects, conference presentations and publishing. Many students who went on to graduate school in the sciences were inspired by his research and mentoring. “He was doing this 25 years ago when he may have been the only person doing real research in the natural sciences at North Central,” said David Horner, professor of chemistry and physics and Harold and Eva White Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts, at the annual Service Awards dinner.

North Central NOW Fall 2010