Grinnell, IA - The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2013-14 academic year.
Awarded tenure: Jeffrey Jonkman (associate professor of mathematics and statistics).
Promoted to associate professor with tenure: Paul Hutchison (education); Asani Seawell (psychology); Stephen Sieck (chemistry); Justin Thomas (theatre and dance).
Promoted to full professor: Shuchi Kapila (English); Sarah Purcell (history); Ralph Savarese (English); Erik Simpson (English).
Moving from active teaching to senior faculty status: Susan Strauber (art); Edmund "ED" Gilday (religious studies); John H. "Jack" Mutti (economics).
Moving from senior faculty status to emerita/emeritus status: Elizabeth Dobbs (English); Andrew Hsieh (history); Daniel "Dan" Kaiser (history); Martha Voyles (education).
Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts and sciences. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu.