Mark Schneider, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college, presided over the evening event and commended the Ursinus professors for innovative thinking, risk-taking and innovative scholarship.
“We are very fortunate to have you all on the Ursinus faculty,” he said.
Jeanine McCain (dance); Tony Nadler (media and communication studies) and Jennifer Stevenson (psychology) were each granted tenure and promoted to associate professor.
Thomas Carrol (physics) and Kelly Sorensen (philosophy and religion; associate dean of academic affairs) were promoted to full professor.
Schneider also welcomed 16 new faculty members, visiting faculty and lecturers to Ursinus, including: Steven Aukers, an assistant professor of business and economics; Lauren Makuch, an assistant professor of psychology; Kassandra Martin-Wells, an assistant professor of physics; and Samantha Wilner, an assistant professor of chemistry.
New faculty also include Quinn Gilman-Forlini, a visiting instructor of English; Gloria Mast a visiting instructor of art and art history; Johanna Mellis, a visiting assistant professor of history; Lauren Pakradooni, a visiting assistant professor of art and art history; Sakar Sigdel, a visiting assistant professor of math and computer science; Doron Taussig a visiting assistant professor of journalism; William Bowie, a lecturer in chemistry; Alexander Kachur, a lecturer in chemistry; and Denise Felsenstein, Michael Moronese, Peggy Myers and Karen Realbuto, each a lecturer in health and exercise physiology. —By Monique Kelly