May 6, 2019

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU Honors Faculty at Tenure Reception

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University recently celebrated 14 newly tenured faculty members.

The award of tenure constitutes permanent status as a member of the university faculty. In order to receive tenure, faculty members must submit a collection of data recording their teaching, research, and service accomplishments. The portfolio goes through an extensive review process before it is submitted to the president for final review.

“Tenure is awarded to a faculty member whose teaching is judged to be superior, based on a number of measures,” said Dr. Robert T. Smith, VSU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Further, to achieve tenure, faculty are also accomplished scholars in their field, as demonstrated by publications, creation of artistic works, presentations, performances, and other activities relevant to their particular discipline. Finally, to be awarded tenure, faculty have a record of accomplishment in service to their department, their college, and the university.” 

VSU’s 2019 faculty tenure recipients are:

Department of Accounting — Dr. Kelly Gamble, Department of Accounting

Department of Adult and Career Education — Dr. Diane Wright

Department of Computer Science — Dr. Anurag Dasgupta and Dr. Paul Mihail

Department of Curriculum, Leadership, and Technology — Dr. William Truby

Department of Management and Healthcare Administration — Dr. Jonathan Krispin

Department of Music — Dr. David Springfield

Odum Library — Jessica Lee

Department of Political Science — Dr. Bernard Tamas                                                               

Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy — Dr. Jeremy Bauer

School of Health Sciences — Dr. Michael Webster

School of Nursing — Dr. Dee Ott

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice — Dr. Anne Price and Dr. Bobbi Ticknor