University of Rhode Island faculty promotions

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KINGSTON, R.I. – June 19, 2014, — The University of Rhode Island has announced the following faculty promotions effective July 1, 2014:

Promotions To The Rank of Full Professor

(Effective July 1, 2014)

Name, College, Hometown


W. E. Douglas Creed, Business, Roslindale, MA

Tracey J. Dalton, Environment & Life Sciences, Newport,

Lisa Dipippo, Arts & Sciences, Wickford,

Lars O. Erickson, Arts & Sciences, Kingston,

Ellen C. Flannery-Schroeder, Arts & Sciences, North Stonington, CT

Mary B. Hollinshead, Arts & Sciences, Rehoboth, MA

Michelangelo La Luna, Arts & Sciences, Kingston,

Kathy A. Peno, Human Sciences & Services, Riverside,

Mark L. Robbins, Arts & Sciences, Wakefield,

David C. Rowley, Pharmacy, Wakefield,

Manabu K. Takasawa, Arts & Sciences, North Attleboro, MA

Tracey H. Taveira, Pharmacy, Dighton, MA

Robert Thompson, Environment & Life Sciences, Wakefield,

Kathleen Torrens, Arts & Sciences, Providence,

Anthony R. Wheeler, Business, East Greenwich,

Advancement to Full Professor, III

(Effective July 1, 2014)

Name, College, Hometown


Jerome F. Adams, Human Sciences & Services, Wakefield,

Robert D. Ballard, Graduate School of Oceanography, Lyme, CT

Marlene Dufault, Nursing, Narragansett,

Victor Fay-Wolfe, Arts & Sciences, West Kingston,

Joann Hammadou-Sullivan, Arts & Sciences, Charlestown,

Bryan Maynard, Environment & Life Sciences, Wakefield,

James H. Miller, Engineering, Kingston,

D. Scott Molloy, Labor Research Center, West Kingston,

Jimmie C. Oxley, Arts & Sciences, Narragansett,

Joan M. Peckham, Arts & Sciences, Kingston,

James L. Smith, Arts & Sciences, Narragansett,

Arthur J. Spivack, Graduate School of Oceanography, Jamestown,

David G. Taggart, Engineering, North Kingstown,

Promotions To The Rank Associate Professor, Tenure

(Effective July 1, 2014)

Name, College, Hometown


Tom J. Bella, Arts & Sciences, Groton, CT

Bridget A. Buxton, Arts & Sciences, West Kingston,

Vinka A. Craver, Engineering, Wakefield,

Jill K. Doerner, Arts & Sciences, West Warwick,

Carlos G. Garcia-Quijano, Arts & Sciences, Providence,

Disa L. Hatfield, Human Sciences & Services, Chepatchet,

Christopher E. Lane, Environment & Life Sciences, North Kingstown,

Susan M. Loftus Rattan, Arts & Sciences, Cranston,

Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, Arts & Sciences, Providence,

Katherine Petersson, Environment & Life Sciences, Douglas, MA

Ian A. Reyes, Arts & Sciences, Charlestown,

Hirotsugu Uchida, Environment & Life Sciences, Wakefield,

Robert D. Van Horn, Arts & Sciences, Wakefield,

Robert W. Widell, Arts & Sciences, Wakefield,

Promotions to Research Associate Professor

(Effective July 1, 2014)

Name, College, Hometown


Annette R. Grilli, Engineering, Narragansett,

Lenny J. Moise, Environment & Life Sciences, Providence,

Gopu R. Potty, Engineering, Wakefield,

Promotion to Clinical Professor

(Effective July 1, 2014)

Name, College, Hometown


Jeffrey P. Bratberg, Pharmacy, Attleboro, MA