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Columbus State announces recent promotion, tenure

March 30, 2023

Clock Tower icon | Faculty Promotion and Tenure

Interim President John M. Fuchko III has approved the promotion of 29 members of the Columbus State University faculty—with 17 also receiving tenure—in recognition of their commitment to teaching, scholarship and service. Their new appointments will begin with the 2023-24 academic year.

Promotion to senior lecturer

College of Letters & Sciences:
Jaimie Gonzalez (Chemistry); Elizabeth McInnis (Mathematics)

Promotion to associate professor with tenure

College of the Arts:
Bruce Getz (Communication); Joseph Girard (Schwob School of Music); Joshua May (Schwob School of Music)

D. Abbott Turner College of Business:
Joshua Brooks (Accounting & Finance); Linqiang Ge (TSYS School of Computer Science); Yoon Lee (Management & Marketing); Fady Mansour (Accounting & Finance); Yi Zhou (TSYS School of Computer Science)

College of Education & Health Professions:
Dana Griggs (Teacher Education, Counseling & Leadership); Marguerite Lawrence (School of Nursing); Kalynn Pistorio (Teacher Education, Counseling & Leadership); Deryus Tillman (School of Nursing); Steven Wright (Teacher Education, Counseling & Leadership)

College of Letters & Sciences:
Bryan Banks (History & Geography); Tiffany Berzins (Psychology); Saerim Kim (Politics, Philosophy & Public Administration); Kristin Seamon Lilly (Mathematics)

Promotion to full professor

D. Abbott Turner College of Business:
Rania Hodhod (TSYS School of Computer Science); Yesem Kurt-Peker (TSYS School of Computer Science); Tesa Leonce (Accounting & Finance); Lydia Ray (TSYS School of Computer Science)

College of Letters & Sciences:
Guihong Fan (Mathematics); Houbin Fang (Mathematics); Courtney George (English); Shannon Godlove (English); Andrew Puckett (Earth & Space Sciences); Eric Spears (History & Geography)

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