Posted by Philip Poole on 2010-05-12

Twenty-six Samford University faculty members recently received promotions and tenure, effective with the 2010-11 academic year. 


Promoted from associate professor to full professor were Kim Benner, pharmacy; Les Ennis, education; Kathryn Fouse, music; Randolph Horn, political science; and Mary Karlet, nursing. 


New associate professors are Carl Beckwith, divinity; William Belski, Charles Carson and Jeremy Thornton, business; Charlotte Brammer, communication studies; Jill Cunningham, nursing; Lajuana Davis and Wendy Greene, law; Mandy Hilsmier, education; Janie Kennedy, mathematics; and David Luthin, Angela Thomason and Bruce Waldrop, pharmacy. 


Jaroslaw Szurek was promoted from assistant to associate librarian. 


Promoted from instructor to assistant professor were Julie Head and Jennifer Steele, nursing. 


In addition to promotions, the following were awarded tenure: Belski, Brammer, Carson, Hilsmier, Karlet, Thomason, Thornton and Waldrop. 


Other faculty receiving tenure include Cameron Crotts, music; Alyssa Dirusso, law; Michael Hogue, pharmacy; and Andrew Konitzer, political science. 

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.