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U.S. Naval Academy Announces Faculty Promotions

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:43 PM by

#019-15     ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Naval Academy announced that the following faculty members will be promoted to associate professor, associate professor with tenure or professor. Their new status will become effective mid-August. A promotion ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 7, at 3:45 p.m. in Memorial Hall at the Naval Academy.

The Naval Academy faculty consists of nearly 600 officers and civilians in roughly equal numbers. This composition is unique among service academies and dates from the earliest days of the Naval School (as the academy was then known) when three civilian teachers joined four Navy officers in the first faculty in 1845.

Promoted to Associate Professor:
Cmdr. David M. Ruth, U.S. Navy Mathematics

Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure:
Sharika D. Crawford History
Carolyn Q. Judge Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Michael R. Kellermann Political Science
Brian A. Munson Mathematics
David J. Phillips Mathematics
Donald L. Wallace History

Promoted to Professor:
R. Temple Cone English
Amy E. Ksir Mathematics
Jeffrey A. Larsen Physics
Shirley Lin Chemistry
Dianne J. Luning-Prak Chemistry
Thomas M. McCarthy History
Jenelle A. Piepmeier Weapons and Systems Engineering
Brian J. Rehill Chemistry
Jamie L. Schlessman Chemistry
Virginia F. Smith Chemistry

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