Tenure, promotion for 22 SMU professors in 2010-11

Twenty-two outstanding SMU faculty members received tenure as associate professors or were named to full professorships in May 2010. Read the full list under the link.


The following individuals will begin the 2010-11 academic year with promotions:

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Recommended for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:
  • R. Alan Covey, Anthropology
  • Robert Kehoe, Physics
  • Luis Maldonado-Peña, Foreign Languages and Literatures (Spanish)
  • Dayna Oscherwitz, Foreign Languages and Literatures (French)

Recommended for tenure and promotion to Full Professor:

  • Thomas Ritz, Psychology

Recommended for promotion to Full Professor (tenure previously awarded):

  • Mark Chancey, Religious Studies
  • Johan Elverskog, Religious Studies
  • Johannes Tausch, Mathematics

Dedman School of Law

Recommended for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:
  • Josh Tate, Law (legal history, wills and trusts, property)

Lyle School of Engineering

Recommended for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:
  • Khaled Abdelghany, Environmental and Civil Engineering
  • Ping Gui, Electrical Engineering

Recommended for promotion to Full Professor (tenure previously awarded):

  • Marc Christensen, Electrical Engineering
  • Jeff Tian, Computer Science and Engineering

Meadows School of the Arts

Recommended for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:
  • James Crawford, Theatre
  • Maria Dixon, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
  • Derek Kompare, Cinema-TV

Recommended for tenure and promotion to Full Professor:

  • Daniel Buraczeski, Dance

Recommended for promotion to Full Professor (tenure previously awarded):

  • Steve Edwards, Advertising
  • Philip Van Keuren, Art

Perkins School of Theology

Recommended for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:
  • Elaine Heath, Evangelism
  • Susanne Scholz, Old Testament

Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Recommended for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:
  • Paige Ware, Teaching and Learning

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