Arts and Sciences Faculty Receive Tenure and Promotions


Twenty-one professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences have been promoted and 12 were awarded tenure. Two faculty members were newly appointed to endowed professorships.

“The faculty members awarded tenure and promotion are outstanding scholars and teachers,” says elizabeth smith, dean of the Faculty of the Arts and Sciences. “I look forward to seeing their continued impact on Dartmouth, generations of students, and on disciplines at large.”

At Dartmouth faculty are evaluated for promotion and tenure in three areas through a rigorous evaluation process: research, teaching, and service. This year 12 faculty members were awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor. They received approval by the Dartmouth Board of Trustees on July 22.

The following faculty members were awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor: leila agha (economics), Vaughn Booker (African and African American Studies and Religion), luke chang (Psychology and Brain Sciences), Bala Chaudhary (Environmental Studies), Chenfeng-ke (Chemistry), abigail neeley (Geography), Ina Petkova (Mathematics), Michael Ragusa (Chemistry), scott sanders (French), justin strauss (Earth Sciences), Patricia Stülke (English), and James Whitefield (Physics).

The following were promoted to full professor: Robert Baum (African and African American Studies and Religion), Ryan Calsbeek (Biological Sciences), Josh Compton (Speech in the Institute of Writing and Rhetoric), Jeremy DeSilva (Anthropologist), Meredith Kelly (Earth Sciences), jodie mack (Film and Media Studies), David Plunkett (Philosophy), Daryl Press (Government), and Israel Kings (Spanish and Portuguese).

The following faculty members were newly appointed to endowed professorships: Ayo Coly (African and African American Studies Program) was appointed to the Class of 1925 Professorship; and sienna craig (Anthropology) was appointed to the Orvil Dryfoos Professorship in Public Affairs.

The following faculty members were reappointed to endowed professorships: Ada Cohen (Art History), reappointed to the Israel Evans Professorship in Oratory and Belles Lettres; Nathaniel Dominic (Anthropology), reappointed to the Charles Hansen Professorship; Yusaku Horiuchi (Government), reappointed to the Mitsui Professorship; F. Jon Kull (Chemistry), reappointed to the Rodgers Professorship; Douglas Staiger (Economics), reappointed to the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professorship in the Social Sciences.

Dartmouth’s largest academic unit, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will welcome 22 scholars in 17 departments this academic year.

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