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News of Note February 24, 2020

Faculty Members Approved for Tenure and Promotion

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At its meeting in February, the Smith College Board of Trustees approved tenure and promotion recommendations for 23 faculty members, effective July 1.

Promoted to full professor were Marnie Anderson, history; Kimberly Kono, East Asian languages and literatures; Daphne Lamothe, Africana studies; Frazer Ward, art; and Sujane Wu, East Asian languages and literatures.

Promoted to associate professor with tenure were Ben Baumer, statistical and data sciences; Nathan Derr, biological sciences; Jennifer Malkowski, film and media studies; Steven Moga, landscape studies; Sarah Moore, engineering; Christen Mucher, American studies; and Benjamin Capistrant, School for Social Work.

Promoted to senior lecturer were Yalin Chen, East Asian languages and literatures; Christiane Métral, French studies; and Joyce Palmer-Fortune, physics.

Promoted to senior laboratory instructor were Maria Bickar, chemistry; Gaby Immerman, biological sciences; Mohini Kulp, chemistry; Lori Saunders, biological sciences; Margaret Glynn Lysaght Thacher, astronomy; Rebecca Thomas, chemistry; Chris Vriezen, biological sciences; and Joseph Yeager, chemistry.

President Kathleen McCartney congratulated the faculty members on their “well deserved promotions.”