Fall 2018 Faculty Review Notices

Aug. 8, 2018

Spring 2016 Faculty Review Notices

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 2018. 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: Oct. 8, 2018

Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

Department of Art, Design, and Art History

  • Brian Zimmerman: The Department of Art, Design, and Art History is requesting testimony for Brian Zimmerman's Faculty Development Status and a review to promotion to Associate Professor. Please submit signed comments concerning teaching, advising, university service, and professional activities to Tom Lang, department chair, DADAH Office, 8350 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63119 (emailed, signed PDF also accepted) by Oct. 12, 2018.
  • Robin Assner-Alvey: The Department of Art, Design, and Art History is requesting testimony for Robin Assner-Alvey's review to promotion to Full Professor. Please submit signed comments concerning teaching, advising, university service, and professional activities to Tom Lang, department chair, DADAH Office, 8350 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63119 (emailed, signed PDF also accepted) by Oct. 12, 2018.

College of Arts & Sciences

The Department of History, Politics, and International Relations

  • Gwyneth Williams: The Department of History, Politics, and International Relations is soliciting testimony for Gwyneth Williams as part of its continuing FDL Status review. Please submit written, signed comments regarding: teaching, advising, professional development, and service to Robbie O’Toole, Department of History, Politics, and International Relations, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, 208 Priest House, St. Louis MO, 63119 by Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.    

The Department of Psychology

  • Morgan Grotewiel: The Department of Psychology is soliciting testimony for Morgan Grotewiel’s second year review. Please submit written, signed comments regarding: classroom instruction/student advising, scholarship, and/or contributions to university, academic, and professional communities. You may send a signed hard copy to the Department of Psychology, c/o Dr. Michael Hulsizer, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, Browning Hall/ISB Room 320, St. Louis MO, 63119 by Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.
  • Amanda Kracen: The Department of Psychology is soliciting testimony for Amanda Kracen’s FDL initial status review and promotion to Associate Professor. Please submit written, signed comments regarding: classroom instruction/student advising, scholarship, and/or contributions to university, academic, and professional communities. You may send a signed hard copy to the Department of Psychology, c/o Michael Hulsizer, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, Browning Hall/ISB Room 320, St. Louis MO, 63119 by Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

Department of Biological Sciences

  • Stephanie Schroeder: The Department of Biological Sciences is soliciting testimony for Stephanie Schroeder's promotion review from Associate to Full Professor.  Please submit written, signed comments regarding: classroom instruction, student advising, scholarship, and/or contributions to university, academic, and professional communities in hard copy to the Department of Biological Sciences, c/o Mary Lai Preuss, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, ISB 344, St. Louis MO, 63119, or by email (PDF) to marypreuss34@webster.edu by Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. 
  • Victoria Brown-Kennerly: The Department of Biological Sciences is soliciting testimony for Victoria Brown-Kennerly’s faculty review for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.  Please submit written, signed comments regarding: classroom instruction, student advising, scholarship, and/or contributions to university, academic, and professional communities in hard copy to the Department of Biological Sciences, c/o Mary Lai Preuss, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, ISB 344, St. Louis MO, 63119, or by email (PDF) to marypreuss34@webster.edu by Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.   

The Department of Professional Counseling

  • Hasmik Chakaryan: The Department of Professional Counseling is soliciting testimony for Hasmik Chakaryan 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. Please send signed testimony (no emails, please) to the Department of Professional Counseling, c/o Allison Labaali, 470 E. Lockwood, Rm. 308, St. Louis MO, 63119 by Friday, October 5, 2018. Letters may also be sent directly to the Committee to Review Faculty via Martina Steed, PhD, Co-Chair Committee to Review Faculty, Browning Hall 115, 8274 Big Bend, St. Louis MO 63119.

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

  • Elsa Fan: The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is conducting a review of Elsa Fan, assistant professor of Cultural Anthropology, for tenure and promotion to associate professor. All members of the University Community are invited to submit written testimony commenting upon the following: 1) teaching and advising; 2) professional development; and 3) service and contributions to the department and university. Letters should be addressed to: Jong Bum Kwon, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Browning Hall, Room 327. To be considered by the department’s review committee, letters must be written and signed, and submitted by Friday, Oct. 12. Please refer all questions to Dr. Kwon at jongkwon00@webster.edu.

School of Communications


George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology

Department of Management

  • John Orr: the Department of Management is conducting a department review of John Orr, associate professor of Management, for promotion to full professor. All members of the University community are invited to submit written comments regarding contributions and performance of any of the faculty being reviewed. The criteria for evaluation are: 1) Teaching and student advising; 2) Professional development appropriate to the individual's discipline; 3) Service to the University, academic and professional communities; and 4) Contributions to the Department of Management. Of these the most heavily weighted is teaching. Letters should be addressed to Jeff Haldeman, Department of Management, East Academic Building, Room 386, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119-3194. To be considered by the review committee, comments must be written and signed. Comments may be submitted by email to haldeman@webster.edu with a hard copy submission mailed. The deadline for submission is Sept. 19, 2018.
  • Julie "JP" Palmer: the Department of Management is conducting a review on Julie Palmer, associate professor of Management, for promotion to full professor. All members of the University community are invited to submit written comments regarding contributions and performance of the faculty member being considered for promotion. Advancement to the rank of professor implies and the criteria for promotion are: 1) excellence in teaching; 2) substantial relevant professional experience, and 3) current and continuing contributions to the faculty member’s discipline and service to the university community. Letters should be addressed to: Al Marcella, Department of Management, East Academic Building, Room 380, 545 Garden Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119-3194. To be considered by the review committee, comments must be written and signed. Comments may be submitted by email to marcela@webster.edu with a hard copy submission mailed. The deadline for submission is Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

School of Education

Graduate Department of Education

  • Paula Witkowski: The Graduate Department of Education is soliciting written testimony for Paula Witkowski's promotion to professor. Please submit hard copies of signed reference letters regarding classroom instruction, student advising, scholarship, and contributions to university and professional communities to the Graduate Department of Education, c/o Designated Review Committee, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, Webster Hall 218, St. Louis MO, 63119 by Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2018. Alternatively, submit a signed and scanned letter to this link: https://webster.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9TAvhDs8bclAfRP.

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