University of Rhode Island faculty promotions

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KINGSTON, R.I. – July 7, 2011, — The University of Rhode Island has announced the following faculty promotions effective July 1, 2011:


Promotions to the Rank of Full Professor, III

(Effective July 1, 2011)


Name, College, Hometown


Steven Alm, Environment & Life Sciences, Wakefield

Farhad Atash, Environment & Life Sciences, East Greenwich

Robert P Dilworth, Arts & Sciences, Providence

Jien-Chung Lo, Engineering, Kingston

Thomas Mather, Environment & Life Sciences, Wakefield

Maureen F Moakley, Arts & Sciences, Wickford

Angelo Simeoni, Environment & Life Sciences, Peace Dale


Promotions To The Rank of Full Professor

(Effective July 1, 2011)


Name, College, Hometown


Fatemeh Akhlaghi, Pharmacy, Wakefield

Mary C Macdonald, Library, Wakefield

Andree J Rathemacher, Library, Kingston

Anne Seitsinger, Human Science & Services, North Kingstown

Cheryl Wilga, Environment & Life Sciences, North Kingstown


Promotions To The Rank Associate Professor, Tenure

(Effective July 1, 2011)


Name, College, Hometown


Walter G Besio, Engineering, Kingston

Carolyn J Betensky, Arts & Sciences, Providence

Geoffrey D Bothun, Engineering, Saunderstown

Matthew J Delmonico, Human Science & Services, West Kingston

Ruitang Deng, Pharmacy, Old Lyme, CT

Silvia Dorado-Banacloche, Business Administration, Providence

Amanda K Izenstark, Library, Providence

Katherine A Kelley, Graduate School Of Oceanography, Wakefield

Diane Kern, Human Science & Services, Wakefield

Hillary A Leonard, Business Administration, Newport

Laura Meyerson, Environment & Life Sciences, Kingston

Eske J Mollgaard, Arts & Sciences, Providence

Mona Niedbala, Library, Norwich, CT

Michael C Pennell, Arts & Sciences, Charlestown,

Rebecca S Robinson, Graduate School Of Oceanography, Wakefield

Tatiana A Rynearson, Graduate School Of Oceanography, West Kingston