Fall 2016 Faculty Review Notices

Aug. 23, 2016

Spring 2016 Faculty Review Notices

The Committee to Review Faculty invites signed, written testimony on any of the faculty listed below who are going up for initial status (FDL or tenure) and/or promotion.

Letters sent directly to CRF should be addressed to:

Committee to Review Faculty
c/o Rich Dippel, Associate Professor
GHW School of Business & Technology
Webster University
East Academic Building, Room 349
545 Garden Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri  63119

In addition, though CRF strongly prefers hardcopy paper letters of testimony, electronic delivery of signed PDF letters is permissible. Such signed PDF letters shall only be accepted if e-mailed to the following address: crf@webster.edu 

The PDF letters of support should be addressed to:

Committee to Review Faculty
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63119

The receive-by deadline for letters to CRF is Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.

Review Criteria

Unless otherwise noted, for each review Webster University faculty, staff and students are invited to submit written and signed testimony relevant to the following criteria:

  • Classroom teaching
  • University contributions
  • Professional activities/contributions
  • Student advising
  • Department contributions/service

The departments for the following faculty members have posted notice of faculty reviews during Fall 2016. Please see the text after each faculty member name for instructions and deadlines for submitting testimony. 

Note: This post is updated with new names throughout the term as notice of new reviews are received. You can find a department or faculty member’s name quickly by doing a CTRL-F search for their name.

Last updated: Sept. 22, 2016

Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

Conservatory of Theatre Arts

Gad Guterman: The Conservatory of Theatre Arts is soliciting written testimony for Gad Guterman who is petitioning for tenure status and promotion to associate professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding teaching, professional activities, and contributions to Webster University and professional communities to Dottie Marshall Englis, chair, Conservatory of Theatre Arts, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, St. Louis, MO  63119, by Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Signed letters of testimony may be submitted electronically as PDF files to taracampbell94@webster.edu.

Joanna Battles: The Conservatory of Theatre Arts is soliciting written testimony for Joanna Battles who is petitioning for FDL status and promotion to associate professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding teaching, professional activities, and contributions to Webster University and professional communities to Dottie Marshall Englis, chair, Conservatory of Theatre Arts, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, St. Louis, MO  63119, by Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Signed letters of testimony may be submitted electronically as PDF files to taracampbell94@webster.edu.

Department of Art, Design, and Art History

Ryan Gregg: The Department of Art, Design, and Art History is soliciting written testimony for Ryan Gregg who is seeking faculty status and promotion to associate professor.  Please submit written, signed comments regarding: teaching, professional activities, and contributions to Webster University and professional communities to DADAH chair Tom Lang, 470 E. Lockwood, St. Louis, MO  63119, by Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

Department of Music

David Werfelmann: The Department of Music solicits written testimony regarding 2nd-year faculty member David Werfelmann, assistant professor of Music. Werfelmann teaches courses in music theory and music composition. Testimony is requested in the areas of teaching, service, and professional development. Please send your signed, written testimony to Jeffrey Carter, chair, Department of Music, MU206, no later than Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.

Jeffrey Carter: The Department of Music is conducting a continuing status review for Jeffrey Carter. Please submit written comments regarding: classroom teach and advising, professional development, and service to the University, academic and professional communities. Written comments should be submitted to Paul DeMarinis, Director of Jazz Studies, Department of Music, room 204 by Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

B. Remy Cross: The Department of Anthropology and Sociology solicits written testimony regarding faculty member B. Remy Cross, assistant professor of Sociology/ Criminology, for initial status and promotion. Please send signed, written testimony regarding teaching, advising, professional development and/or contributions to the academic, university and professional communities by Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, to the department; c/o Nicole Engelhofer Wells, Webster Hall Room 320, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, St. Louis, MO  63119.

Department of English

Murray Farish: The English Department is soliciting testimony for Murray Farish for initial status review and promotion to associate professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding classroom instruction, student advisement and/or contributions to the University, academic, and professional communities to the English Department, c/o Steve Lattimore, Pearson House, 8260 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63119 by Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

Department of Nursing

Jennifer (Jenny) Broeder: The Nursing Department is soliciting testimony for Jennifer (Jenny) Broeder for promotion to professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding classroom instruction, student advisement and/or contributions to the University, academic and professional communities to the Nursing Department, c/o Janice Palmer, 470 E. Lockwood, St. Louis, MO, 63119-3141 by Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

Department of Professional Counseling

Ryan Liberati: The Department of Professional Counseling is soliciting testimony for Ryan Liberati for Tenure review and promotion to associate professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding classroom instruction, student advisement and/or contributions to the University, academic, and professional communities to the Department of Professional Counseling, c/o Allison Labaali, 470 E. Lockwood, Rm. 328, St. Louis, MO, 63119 by Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.

Department of Religious Studies

Joseph Stimpfl: The Department of Religious Studies is soliciting testimony for the continuing status review of Joseph Stimpfl. Please submit written, signed comments regarding classroom teaching and student advising, professional development appropriate to the individual's academic orientation, and service to universities and/or academic professional communities. Any aspect of Joseph Stimpfl's work as Interm Co-Dean is not relevant to this review, and should not be included. Please submit signed/dated letters to the Department of Religious Studies, Chris Parr, 200 Schultz Hall, St. Louis, MO 63119 by Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.

Department of International Languages and Cultures

Silvia Navia: The Department of International Languages and Cultures is soliciting testimony for Silvia Navia for promotion to full professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding classroom instruction, student advisement and/or contributions to the University, academic, and professional communities to the Department of International Languages and Cultures, c/o Paula Hanssen, 328 Webster Hall, St. Louis, MO, 63119 by Friday, Sept. 30, 2016


School of Communications

 Department of Audio Aesthetics & Technology

Tim Ryan: The Department of Audio Aesthetics & Technology is soliciting written testimony for Tim Ryan who is petitioning for tenure status and promotion to associate professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding teaching, professional activities, contributions to Webster University, and professional communities to Gary Ford, chair, Communications & Journalism, SV-212, no later than Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology

Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Quinn Shao: The Mathematics and Computer Science Department is soliciting testimony for Quinn Shao for promotion to professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding classroom instruction, student advisement and/or contributions to the University, academic, and professional communities to the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, c/o John Aleshunas, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO, by Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

Martha (Marty) Smith: The Mathematics and Computer Science Department is soliciting testimony for Martha (Marty) Smith for promotion to professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding classroom instruction, student advisement and/or contributions to the University, academic, and professional communities to the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, c/o John Aleshunas, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119, by Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

School of Education

Department of Teacher Education

Stephanie Mahfood: The Department of Teacher Education is soliciting testimony for Stephanie Mahfood for tenure review and promotion to associate professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding classroom instruction, student advisement and/or contributions to the University, academic, and professional communities to the Department of Teacher Education, c/o Theodore Green, 470 E. Lockwood, Rm. 347, St. Louis, MO 63119, by Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department

Virginia (Ginny) Altrogge: Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department is soliciting testimony for Ginny Altrogge for tenure and promotion to associate professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding classroom instruction, student advisement and/or contributions to the university, academic, and professional communities to the Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department, c/o Thomas Cornell, 470 E. Lockwood, Rm. 232B, St. Louis, MO 63119, by Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.

Yin Lam (Nicole) Lee Johnson: Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department is soliciting testimony for Nicole Lee-Johnson for tenure and promotion to associate professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding classroom instruction, student advisement and/or contributions to the university, academic, and professional communities to the Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department, c/o Thomas Cornell, 470 E. Lockwood, Rm. 232B, St. Louis, MO 63119, by Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.

Mary Bevel: Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department is soliciting testimony for Mary Bevel for promotion to professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding classroom instruction, student advisement and/or contributions to the university, academic, and professional communities to the Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department, c/o Thomas Cornell, 470 E. Lockwood, Rm. 232B, St. Louis, MO 63119, by Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.

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