UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Fourteen Penn State College of Engineering faculty members have been selected for promotions, effective July 1, 2019.
To be considered for tenure or promotion, a faculty member should have demonstrated accomplishments in the areas of scholarship of teaching and learning; scholarship of research and creative accomplishments; and service and the scholarship of service to the University, society and the profession.
Promotion to the rank of associate professor is based upon both actual performance and potential for continued growth and development. In addition to being promoted to associate professor, the following 13 faculty members were approved for tenure:
- Heather Gall, agricultural and biological engineering
- Esther Gomez, chemical engineering
- Christopher Gorski, civil and environmental engineering
- Reuben Kraft, mechanical engineering
- Xiaofeng Liu, civil and environmental engineering
- Stephen Lynch, mechanical engineering
- Jacqueline O’Connor, mechanical engineering
- Jose Palacios, aerospace engineering
- Aleksandra Radlińska, civil and environmental engineering
- John Sampson, computer science and engineering
- Chaopeng Shen, civil and environmental engineering
- Tak Sing Wong, mechanical and biomedical engineering
- Minghui Zhu, electrical engineering
Additionally, Antonios Armaou, of chemical engineering, has been promoted to the rank of professor. For promotion to professor, a faculty member should be recognized by professional peers as an authority or leader in a major area of professional activity. The individual’s record of performance and external letters of assessment should clearly demonstrate important and recognized contributions.