The Board of Trustees at its June 20 meeting awarded tenure to 25 faculty members and appointed eight new professors with tenure.
Faculty awarded tenure were:
Ajla Aksamija, architecture; Refik I. Baykur, mathematics and statistics; Yuriy Brun, computer science; Isla Castaneda, geosciences; Carey Clouse, architecture; Paul Dennis, music and dance; Brian Dillon, linguistics; Marco Duarte, electrical and computer engineering; Laura Furlan, English.
Also, Bernhard Leidner, psychology; Megan Lewis, theater; Lauren McCarthy, political science; Edie Meidav, English; Anita Milman, environmental conservation; Stephen Paparo, music and dance; Jeffrey Parker, English; Erin Alexandra Pope, astronomy.
Also, Nicholas Reich, biostatistics and epidemiology; Daniel Sack, English; Jessica Schiffman, chemical engineering; Frank Sup, mechanical and industrial engineering; Thomas Vacanti, music and dance; Nefertiti Walker, sport management; Elaine Ying Wang, accounting; and Angela Willey, women, gender, sexuality studies.
Three of those appointed as professors with tenure are joining UMass Amherst as deans:
Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, student development, became dean of the College of Education on July 1; Laura Haas, computer science, will assume her duties as dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences on Aug. 1; and Tricia Serio, biochemistry and molecular biology, will assume her duties as dean of the College of Natural Sciences in August.
Also appointed professors with tenure were Jianhan Chen, chemistry; Timothy E. Ford, environmental health sciences; Peter Haas, computer science; and Muzaffer (Muzzo) Uysal, management. Paul Katz, biology, was appointed associate professor with tenure.