University Announces Faculty Rank and Tenure Promotions

08-21-17

The University of Scranton granted promotions and/or tenure to 11 faculty members effective at the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

Three faculty members have been promoted to professor: Michael Allison, Ph.D., political science; Rita Fleming-Castaldy, Ph.D., occupational therapy; and Jamie Trnka, Ph.D., world languages and cultures.

Two faculty members were named associate professor: Jason Graham, Ph.D., mathematics and Debra Fetherman, Ph.D., exercise science and sport.

Four faculty members were named associate professor and granted tenure: Aram Balagyozyan, Ph.D., economics and finance; Taewan Kim, Ph.D., management, marketing and entrepreneurship; Christos Pargianas, Ph.D., economics and finance; and Jill Warker, Ph.D., psychology.

Two faculty members have been granted tenure: Michael Jenkins, Ph.D., sociology, criminal justice and criminology and Ann Feeney, Ph.D., nursing.

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Dr. Allison received his bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and his master’s degree and doctorate from Florida State University. He has worked for the University since 2006.

 

Dr. Fleming-Castaldy received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from New York University. She has worked at the University since 2002.

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Dr. Trnka received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her master’s degree and doctorate from Cornell University. She has worked for the University since 2006.

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Dr. Graham received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, his master’s degree from Southern Methodist University and the University of Iowa and received his doctorate  from the University of Iowa. He has worked for the University since 2012.

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Dr. Fetherman received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, her master’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas and her doctorate from Marywood University. She has worked for the University since 2005.

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Dr. Balagyozyan received his bachelor’s degree from Yerevan State University and his doctorate from The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. He has worked for the University since 2011.

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Dr. Kim received his bachelor’s degree from Hannan University in South Korea and his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has worked for the University since 2011.

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Dr. Pargianas received his bachelor’s degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, his master’s degree from the University of Macedonia and Brown University and is doctorate from Brown University. He has worked for the University since 2011.

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Dr. Warker received her bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Illinois. She has worked for the University since 2011.

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Dr. Jenkins received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton and his master’s degree and doctorate from Rutgers University. He has worked for the University since 2013.

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Dr. Feeney received her bachelor’s degree from Marywood University, her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate from Binghamton University. She has worked for the University since 2008.


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Stan Zygmunt
Director of News & Media Relations
The University of Scranton
(570)-941-7662