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21 CAHNRS faculty members advance through 2021 tenure, promotion

CAHNRS logoTwenty-one scientists and faculty members in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences advance careers in research, outreach, and education in 2021 through promotion.

Six scientists receive tenure this year. Tenure ensures the widest range of freedom for scholarly inquiries.

Listed alphabetically, promoted faculty include:

• Christopher Benedict, promotion, Professor, Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit.

• Arron Carter, promotion, Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

• Linda Chalker-Scott, promotion, Professor, Department of Horticulture.

• Stephen Ficklin, tenure and promotion, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture.

• Maren Friesen, tenure and promotion, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology.

• Brad Gaolach, promotion, Professor, Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit.

• Tipton Hudson, promotion, Professor, Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit.

• Anand Jayakaran, promotion, Professor, Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit.

• Sook Jung, promotion, Research Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture.

• Helmut Kirchhoff, promotion, Professor, Institute of Biological Chemistry.

• Hanwu Lei, promotion, Professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering.

• Hang Liu, tenure and promotion, Associate Professor, Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles.

• Amanda Murphy, promotion, Career Track Associate Professor, Extension Community and Economic Development Program Unit.

• Michael Pumphrey, promotion, Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

• Clea Rome, promotion, Career Track Associate Professor, Extension Community and Economic Development Program Unit.

•  Laura Ryser, promotion, Career Track Associate Professor, Extension Community and Economic Development Program Unit.

• Karen Sanguinet, tenure and promotion, Associate Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

• Sara Serra, promotion, Research Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture.

• Haiying Tao, tenure and promotion, Associate Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

• Alison White, tenure and promotion, Associate Professor, Extension Youth and Families Program Unit.

• Bin Yang, promotion, Professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering.

Congratulations to all 2021 faculty receiving tenure and promotion for their efforts supporting the mission of the College, WSU, and Extension.