Three Indiana University East faculty recently received approval for promotion and/or tenure by by President Michael McRobbie and the Indiana University Board of Trustees. Additionally, one faculty member who holds a clinical rank was approved for a long-term contract. All are effective beginning the 2019-2020 academic year.
Receiving promotion and/or tenure, or a long-term contract is a significant career milestone; a recognition of achievements and contributions, of which these faculty and our campus community can be proud.
Faculty Promotion and Tenure
School of Business and Economics
Susan Brudvig, associate professor of business administration and marketing, was awarded tenure. She received her Doctorate in Business Administration from Florida State University. She received her Master of Business Administration from Purdue University, her Master of Arts in Sociology from Marquette University and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin at Parkside. Her research interests are the application of methods, including problems in clustering, multicollinearity, coarse measurement. She has published articles in Young Consumers, International Journal of Electronic Commerce and the Journal of Supply Chain Management.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dianne Moneypenny was awarded tenure and was promoted to associate professor of World Languages and Cultures. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Kentucky. She received her M.A. in Spanish from the University of Louisville, her B.A. in Biology and a B.A. in Spanish from Indiana University Southeast. Her research interests include food studies in the areas of food and identity, culture and anthropology; cartography in Medieval and Colonial Latin America; Medieval Spanish literature; and teaching and learning online, study abroad and oral fluency in online language. She has had her work published in IndyWrites and Romance Quarterly.
Margaret Thomas-Evans was awarded tenure and was promoted to associate professor of English. She also serves as the chair of the English department. She earned her Ph.D. in Composition, Rhetoric and Technical Communication at Miami University. She received her Master of Arts in English from Wright State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Independent Studies from the University of Lancaster. Her research interests are online teaching pedagogy and practice, community writing and service learning, women and rhetoric, and academic leadership. She has published work about teaching online, leadership, and rural women's rhetoric.
Faculty Long-Term Contract
School of Education
Jane Lamb, clinical faculty, was awarded a long-term contract. Lamb is also the director of field placements and a licensing advisor for the School of Education. She received her master's degree from Ball State University and her bachelor's degree from IU East. She has presented at state and national conferences including the Classroom Literacy Conference, the Indiana Reading Association Conference and the State School Board Association.
Richmond, Ind. - Indiana University East presented several faculty and staff with awards during the Faculty and Staff Recognition celebration held March 28.
Gloria Dixon, clinical assistant professor of nursing, received the Helen Lees Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Shelly Burns, clinical assistant professor, received the Lecturer or Clinical Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes excellence in teaching by a lecturer or clinical faculty member.
Katie Miller Wolf, assistant professor of anthropology, received the Horizon Teaching Award. This award recognizes excellence in teaching by an untenured faculty member during some or all of their first four years at IU East.
Josh Tolbert, assistant professor of education, received the Horizon Service Award. This award recognizes excellence in service by an untenured faculty member during some or all of their first four years at IU East.
Margaret Thomas Evans, chair of the English department and assistant professor of English, received the Excellence in Service Award. This award recognizes excellence in service - campus, community or professional, either one-time or sustained (five years or more), by a full-time faculty member above and beyond the standard expectations of any compensation or release time provided for the service.
Tim Scales, senior lecturer of management and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, received the Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes distinguished and sustained (10 years or more) service - campus, community or professional, by a full-time faculty member above and beyond the standard expectations of any compensation or release time provided for the service.
Wazir Mohamed, associate professor of sociology, received the Faculty Special Achievement Award. This award recognizes outstanding all-around achievement, either short-term or sustained, by an IU East faculty member, and can be awarded for any combination of teaching, research and service.
Beth Trammell, associate professor of psychology, received the Community Engagement Award. This award recognizes excellent community engagement by a faculty or staff member.
Brian Brodeur, assistant professor of English, received the Horizon Research Award. This award recognizes excellence in research and/or creative work by an untenured faculty member during some or all of their first four years at IU East.
Jay Barbre, interim vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and associate professor of education, received this year's Award for Excellence in Research. This award recognizes excellence in research and/or creative work by a full-time faculty member over a sustained period of time.
Julien Simon, associate professor of World Languages and Cultures and coordinator for Study Abroad, received the Distinguished Research Award. This award recognizes distinguished research and/or creative work by a full-time faculty member over a sustained period of time (10 years or more).
Deborah Miller, assistant professor of psychology, received the Progress Award for New Faculty. This award is given to faculty to acknowledge their contributions to teaching, research and service.
Tanya Perkins, assistant professor of English, received the Teacher Scholar Award. This award recognizes faculty work with undergraduate research and/or creative activity.
Terri Hardy, adjunct instructor of sociology, received the Part Time Faculty Award. This award recognizes excellence in teaching by a part-time faculty member.
IU East also recognized four faculty members who are grant recipients for research projects and course development.
Andrea Quenette, assistant professor of communication studies, received the Erwin and Priscilla Boschmann Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant.
David Kim, lecturer of criminology, received the Center for Faculty Development Faculty Fellowship for 2019.
Evans and Miller received the Chancellor's Community Engagement Course Development Grant..
David Bane, mailroom specialist for the Office of Physical Facilities, received the Support Staff Council Service Award.
Nichole Mann, coordinator of advising and nursing student services for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, received the Professional Council Service Award.
Nicole Mann and David Bane received outstanding support staff member and professional staff member awards.
Faculty were recognized for excellence in teaching during the Faculty and Staff Recognition celebration. Front row (left to right): Brian Brodeur, Chancellor Kathy Cruz-Uribe, Margaret Thomas Evans, Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Michelle Malott, Deborah Miller and David Kim. Back Row (left to right): Gloria Dixon, Shelly Burns, Josh Tolbert, Jay Barbre, Julien Simon, Wazir Mohamed, Beth Trammell and Terri Hardy.
Student Research Day featured the work of students at Indiana University East on March 29.
The presentations included an independent scholarship from courses, independent studies, summer research programs, Honors Program projects, and creative endeavors.
Award winners received $100 for first place, $75 for second and $50 for third. Winners this year were:
- Savannah Lynch, Somerville, Ohio, "Phototropic Response in Arabidopsis Thaliana"
- MacKenzie Philpot, Richmond, Indiana, "Puerto Rico"
- Abigail Weber, Richmond, Indiana, "Abuse of a Corpse"
- Kassy Smith, Liberty, Indiana, "La Muerte Mexicana: Como Agua Para Chocolate"
- Carla Carey, Bloomington, Indiana, "Transformative Learning in Worldschooling Blogs"
- Heidi Klein, New Paris, Ohio, "A Place for the Canon"
- Breanna Nowak, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, "Changes in Gene Expression in Drosophila Melanogaster upon Exposure to Lindane"
- Alicia Thompson, Richmond, Indiana, "Molecular Dynamics Simulation Methods & Nuclear Quantum Effects"
- Garrett Hadler, Carthage, Indiana, "What Defines Friendship in Middle Earth"
IU East to present honorary degrees to Craig Kinyon, Charlie Nelms
For Immediate Release
April 1, 2019
Richmond, Ind. - Indiana University East will present Indiana University Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Craig Kinyon and Charlie Nelms during its 48th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 10.
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will confer the honorary degrees at the ceremony.
The honorary degree, the highest academic recognition Indiana University can bestow, is awarded to individuals who demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity and sincere concern for the public good. In addition, candidates for the honorary degree generally have significant ties to the state of Indiana or to Indiana University. Through this high honor, IU seeks to recognize individuals who may serve as role models for students, faculty, alumni and the people of the state of Indiana.
IU East Chancellor Kathy Cruz-Uribe said it will be an honor to present Kinyon and Nelms with the honorary degrees.
"IU East is fortunate to have both Craig and Charlie contribute their expertise and leadership to the campus and region," Cruz-Uribe said. "Both of these men are deserving of the highest honor we can bestow for their individual efforts to improve the quality of life for residents in the region and for students pursuing their academic degrees at IU East."
Kinyon is the president/CEO of Reid Health, the region's largest employer. The hospital provides clinical experiences for IU East nursing students, internship opportunities, is a partner in providing education rotations for IU School of Medicine third- and fourth-year clerkship students. Under Kinyon's leadership, Reid Health has supported numerous campus projects such as the completion of the Student Events and Activities Center as well as the purchase of simulation for the nursing program.
He is an active member of the IU East Board of Advisors. Kinyon serves on the Preble County Development Partnership board as treasurer, Vizient Central board as chair, and he is vice president of the Crossroads Health Services Reciprocal board. He is a board member of the Earlham College Community Partnership, West End Bank, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Tecumseh Health Reciprocal Risk Retention Group. He is also a member of Richmond's Alliance for Strategic Growth, Forward Wayne County, American Hospital Association, Indiana Hospital Association, Indiana Rural Health Association, American Institute of CPAs and Indiana CPA Society.
Kinyon has received honors for his leadership role at Reid Health, including an American Hospital Association's Grassroots Champion Award, which recognizes hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital's vital role in the community. He also received the Indiana Hospital Association's Distinguished Service Award.
Kinyon received his B.A. in Accounting from Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania.
Nelms is Chancellor Emeritus of IU East and has provided years of extensive service to Indiana University. He served IU East as its third chancellor and a professor of education from 1987-1994.
In addition, Nelms served IU for more than 20 years in numerous capacities, including associate dean for academic affairs and chief student affairs officer at IU Northwest, vice president for institutional development and student affairs at IU Bloomington, and professor of higher education.
From 2007 to 2012, he served as the chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. Currently, Nelms is a higher education consultant who provides expertise in leadership, intuitional effectiveness, strategic planning and diversity and inclusion.
He has also provided tremendous volunteer leadership to local, state and national organizations. He currently serves as a Trustee for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and as a member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute STEM Advisory Committee.
Nelms has previously received honorary degrees from Earlham College in 1993 and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2001. He has also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from both Indiana University and the IU School of Education, the State of Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash and the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Delaney Distinguished Leadership Award. In 2012, President Obama honored Nelms with the MLK Drum Major for Service Award for helping to address the most pressing needs of our communities and nation.
Nelms received his Master of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs and his Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from IU. He received his bachelor's degree in agronomy and chemistry from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.