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Toasting to Tenure

President Havidan Rodriguez 

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 19, 2017) - Twenty-one newly tenured faculty members celebrated their continuing appointment at a reception hosted by Provost James Stellar on October 17.

“Coming together to honor and celebrate our newly tenured faculty is a celebration of our faculty excellence,” Provost James Stellar said. “The high quality present at the University at Albany that underlies our drive forward as an institution simply could not be realized without our family of outstanding faculty.”

President Rodriguez spoke to the newly tenured faculty at the reception, noting “tenure is not the end, rather it is the beginning of your academic journey. We are extremely proud of your accomplishments thus far and we look forward to your many future achievements.”

The newly tenured faculty were introduced by senior faculty, department chairs, and deans, who noted publications, grants, achievements and contributions to the University. The faculty were then toasted with a wine and cheese reception.

Faculty members who received tenure during the 2016-2017 year include:

Ivana Alexandrova, Math & Statistics, College of Arts & Sciences
Kristen Corbosiero, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences
Philip Goyal, Physics, College of Arts & Sciences
Matthew Ingram, Political Science, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Ryan Irwin, History, College of Arts & Sciences
Jiping Liu, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences
David Matkin, Public Administration & Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Justin Pickett, School of Criminal Justice
Feng (Johnson) Qian, Health Policy, Management & Behavior, School of Public Health
Kristie Saddler, Education Psychology & Methodology, School of Education
John Schwaller, History, College of Arts & Sciences
Lin Shao, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Hung-Bin Sheu, Counseling Psychology, School of Education
Edmund Stazyk, Public Administration & Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Marco Varisco, Math & Statistics, College of Arts & Sciences
William (Bill) Wales, Management, School of Business
Kristen Wilcox, Educational Theory & Practice, School of Education
Tse-Chuan, Yang Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences
Yiming Ying, Math & Statistics, College of Arts & Sciences
Xiaojun (Jenny) Yuan, Information Studies, College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Alan Zemel, Communications, College of Arts & Sciences

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