17 faculty given tenure
Sarah R. Buchholz, Chronicle
he Board of Trustees awarded tenure to 17 faculty on the Amherst
campus at its May 7 meeting and approved an offer with tenure to
two incoming faculty members.
The newly tenured group
comprises the following associate professors: Paul Barten and Kevin
McGarigal of Natural Resources Conservation; Jeffrey Ebdon of Plant
and Soil Sciences; Deborah Good of Veterinary and Animal Sciences;
Steven Sandler of Microbiology; Elizabeth Harvey of Psychology;
Laura Jensen of Political Science; Lisa Chasan-Taber of Biostatistics
and Epidemiology; Blair Perot of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering;
Debbie Felton-Miller of Classics; Tayeb El-Hibri, director of Near
Eastern Studies; Max Page of Art and Art History; James Gladden
of Sport Management; Kathleen Davis of Teacher Education and Curriculum
Studies; Narayanan Menon of Physics; Joseph Berger of Educational
Policy, Research and Administration; and Brian Ogilvie, History.
The board also approved
tenure for new Biology associate professor Tobias Baskin, who will
join the department this summer. Baskin studies the role of the
cytoskeleton and the cell wall in plant morphogenesis and worked
in the Interdisciplinary Plant Group at the University of Missouri,
where he also was an associate professor.
and philosopher of mind Hilary Kornblith from the University of
Vermont also received an offer of tenure from the board. Kornblith
will be joining the Philosophy Department in the fall.