Posted on May 30, 2012 | Comments 0
Boston University in Massachusetts recently announced that 24 faculty members had been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor. The promotions also came with the awarding of tenure. Among the 24 promotions, 12 went to women.
Hatice Altug is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Boston University. She earned a Ph.D. at Stanford University.
Kristin Collins was named associate professor of law. She is a magna cum laude graduate of George Washington University. She holds master’s degrees from Oxford University and Columbia University. She is an alumna of Yale Law School.
Marah Curtis was named associate professor of social welfare policy. Her research concerns issues relating to housing policy, incarceration, and poverty. Dr. Curtis is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. She holds a master of social work degree from Hunter College in New York City and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Wiebke Denecke was promoted to associate professor of Chinese, Japanese, and comparative literature. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from George August University in Germany and earned a Ph.D. at Harvard University.
Linda Helen Doerrer was named associate professor of chemistry. Dr. Doerrer is a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University and holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Hyeouk Chris Hahm was appointed associate professor of clinical practice and social research. Her research focuses on HIV in the Asian American community. She holds a master of social work degree and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Lynn O’Brien Hallstein was promoted to associate professor of rhetoric. She is the author of White Feminism and Contemporary Maternity: Purging Matrophobia (Palgrave Macmillan). Dr. Hallstein is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and holds a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.
Sarah T. Phillips is a new associate professor of history. She is the director of undergraduate history studies at Boston University. She is the author of This Land, This Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal (Cambridge University Press). Dr. Phillips is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a Ph.D. from Boston University.
Carrie J. Preston was appointed associate professor of English. Her work focuses on feminist theory, gender studies, and dance. Dr. Preston is an alumna of Michigan State University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Shelly Rambo was named an associate professor of theology. She is the author of Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining (Westminster John Knox Press). Dr. Rambo is a graduate of Houghton College in New York. She earned a master of divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. at Emory University.
Pamela Templer was promoted to associate professor of biology. Her research focuses on the ecology of tropical and temperate forests. She holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Katherine Yanhang Zhang was named an associate professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering. Her research focuses on the mechanical behavior of soft biological tissues. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado.