University of Rhode Island faculty promotions

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KINGSTON, R.I. – June 20, 2019– The University of Rhode Island has announced the following faculty promotions effective July 1, 2019

Promotion and Tenure 2019

Name, College, Advancement
Justin Wyatt, A&S, Associate Professor With Tenure, East Greenwich
Alex Magidow, A&S, Associate Professor With Tenure, Wakefield
Michael Barrus, A&S, Associate Professor With Tenure, Kingston
Aaron Ley, A&S, Associate Professor With Tenure, Bristol
Feruz Ganikhanov, A&S, Associate Professor With Tenure, Annandale, NJ
Christine Zozula, A&S, Associate Professor With Tenure, North Providence
Stephen Atlas, BUS, Associate Professor With Tenure, North Kingstown
Emilija Djurdjevic, BUS, Associate Professor With Tenure, New York, NY
Austin Becker, CELS, Associate Professor With Tenure, Providence
Todd Guilfoos, CELS, Associate Professor With Tenure, East Greenwich
Ying Zhang, CELS, Associate Professor With Tenure, South Kingstown
Soni Pradhanang, CELS, Associate Professor With Tenure, South Kingstown
Samantha Meenach, EGR/PHRM, Associate Professor With Tenure, North Kingstown
Kunal Mankodiya, EGR, Associate Professor With Tenure, Wakefield
Colleen Mouw, GSO, Associate Professor With Tenure, North Kingstown
Jaime Palter, GSO, Associate Professor With Tenure, Wakefield
Hyunjin Kim, HS, Associate Professor With Tenure, East Greenwich
Skye Leedahl, HS, Associate Professor With Tenure, North Kingstown

Name, College, Advancement
John Mclinden, HS, Clinical Associate Prof., Wakefield

Name, College, Advancement
Al Bach, PHRM, Research Associate Prof., Stonington, CT

Name, College, Advancement
David Faflik, A&S, Professor, Wakefield
Kristine Bovy, A&S, Professor, Kingston
Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, A&S, Professor, Providence
Diane Kern, CEPS, Professor, Wakefield
Vinka Craver, EGR, Professor, Wakefield
Furong Xu, HS, Professor, West Warwick
Ingrid Lofgren, HS, Professor, Warwick
Lisa Cohen, PHRM, Professor, Raynham, Mass

Name, College, Advancement
Erica Estus , PHRM, Clincial Full Professor, Wakefield

Name, College, Advancement
Joelle Rollo Koster, A&S, Full Professor III, Wakefield
Gordon Dash, BUS, Full Professor III, Providence
Graham Forrester, CELS, Full Professor III, West Kingston
Jyh-Hone Wang, EGR, Full Professor III, Saunderstown
Joanna Burkhardt, LIB, Full Professor III, Ashaway

Name, College, Advancement
Colleen Redding, HS, Research Professor III, Wakefield

Name, College, Advancement
Alana Bibeau, Sociology & Anthropology, Teaching Professor, Providence
Joseph Estrella Jr., College of Business, Teaching Professor, North Dighton, MA
Vandana Jain, Economics, Teaching Professor, Cranston
Gary Kayakachoian, College of Business, Teaching Professor, Narragansett
Catherine Morrison, Communication Studies, Teaching Professor, Charlestown

Name, College, Advancement
David Brown, Computer Science & Statistics, Senior Lecturer, Kingston
Erin Denette, Mathematics, Senior Lecturer, Hope Valley
George Dombi, Chemistry, Senior Lecturer, Hope Valley
Ernest Dupuis III, Economics, Senior Lecturer, Lincoln
Julianna Golas, Human Development and Family Studies, Senior Lecturer, Richmond
Michael Ice, College of Business, Senior Lecturer, Narragansett
Patrick Kelly, Pharmacy Practice, Senior Lecturer, Coventry
Shahla Yekta, Chemistry, Senior Lecturer, Providence