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CAHNRS faculty earn Regents honors, promotion and tenure

Posted by struscott | March 5, 2019

Twenty researchers in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences will advance their careers, receiving promotion and tenure in 2019.

Tenure ensures the widest possible range of freedom for scholarly inquiries in teaching, research, and Extension for faculty members.

Jill McCluskey and Scot Hulbert pose in front of a WSU shield.
Jill McCluskey and Scot Hulbert

New Regents Professors

Jill McCluskey, Distinguished Professor of Sustainability and Associate Director in the School of Economic Sciences, and Scot Hulbert, Interim Associate Dean for Research and Cook Endowed Chair for Cropping Systems Pathology in the Department of Plant Pathology, this year were named Regents Professor, the highest faculty rank at Washington State University. This rank can be held by no more than 30 WSU faculty members at any one time, and marks the highest level of professional achievement.

Full Professorship, Tenure, Promotion

  • Michael Cleveland, Department of Human Development, Tenure.
  • Marcelo Diversi, Department of Human Development, Full Professorship.
  • Manuel Garcia-Perez, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Full Professorship.
  • Eric Jessup, School of Economic Sciences, Promotion to Full Research Professor.
  • Jane Lanigan, Department of Human Development, Full Professorship.
  • AnaMaria Martinez, Extension Youth and Families Program, Tenure and Promotion.
  • Todd Murray, Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program, Full Professorship.
  • Pius Ndegwa, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Full Professorship.
  • Mark Pavek, Department of Horticulture, Full Professorship.
  • Shyam Sablani, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Full Professorship.
  • Sindhuja Sankaran, Biological Systems Engineering, Tenure and Promotion.
  • Andrei Smertenko, Institute of Bio Chemistry, Tenure and Promotion.
  • Diane Smith, Extension Youth and Families Program, Tenure and Promotion.
  • Sara Smith, Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program, Full Professorship.
  • Jia Yan, School of Economic Sciences, Full Professorship.
  • Denise Yost, Department of Human Development, Promotion to Clinical Associate Professor.
  • Zhiwu Zhang, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Tenure and Promotion.
  • Kevin Zobrist, Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program, Full Professorship.