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Ithaca College Board of Trustees Grants Tenure, Promotion, and Emeritus Status

Ithaca, NY--At its February meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees awarded emeritus status to retired professor Glenn C. Vogel. The board also granted tenure to three faculty members and both tenure and promotion to another nine.

EMERITUS
Glenn C. Vogel
, who retired in 2003 after a 33-year career, has been named professor emeritus of chemistry. He came to the College as an assistant professor in 1970, was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in 1974, and was promoted to full professor in 1982.

In recommending Vogel for emeritus status, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences Howard Erlich noted that Vogel was known to his students as "an affable, rigorous, interesting, and imaginative teacher who has the ability to create instant rapport with almost anyone. Though he mentored many outstanding students, his forte seems to be elevating the average student to levels higher than the student thought attainable."

Vogel taught at the advanced and introductory levels and directed undergraduate research resulting in peer-reviewed publications. He was a regular contributor to "Inorganic Chemistry," the "Journal of Chemistry Educators," and the "Journal of the American Chemical Society." A Dana Fellow in 1983-84, Vogel received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation as well as from the Petroleum Research Fund, Research Corporation, and W.R. Grace. He also received a grant from and served as a president of the Florida Conference on Catalysis. In 1986, he was the Ithaca College nominee for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Professor of the Year award.

Vogel was an active member of the Ithaca College community, participating in a number of committees and groups, including the Humanities and Sciences Scholarship Committee and the Academic Status Committee. In addition to initiating and editing the Department of Chemistry newsletter, he proposed and then taught an honors seminar section in the First Year Seminar Program.

He received his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

TENURE
Diane Birr, Dianne Lynch, and Prithwi Raj Subramaniam were granted tenure.

Diane Birr, associate professor in the Department of Performance Studies, came to the School of Music to teach piano in 1993. She received her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, M.M. from Indiana University Bloomington, and D.M.A. from the Eastman School of Music.

Dianne Lynch, associate professor in the Department of Journalism, was named dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications in 2004. She earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Ph.D. from McGill University.

Prithwi Raj Subramaniam, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, joined the faculty of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance in 2004. He received his B.Ed. from the Agricultural University of Malaysia, M.S. from Purdue University, and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

TENURE AND PROMOTION
Mark Cordano, Kirsten Fudeman, Thomas Pfaff, Michael Richardson, Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Sharon Stansfield, Hugh Stephenson, Michael Trotti, and John White were promoted from assistant to associate professor and granted tenure.

Mark Cordano, Department of Business Administration, came to the School of Business in 2002. He received his B.A. from Cornell University, M.B.A. from Indiana University Bloomington, and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Kirsten Fudeman, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, joined the School of Humanities and Sciences in 2000. She received B.S. and B.A. degrees from Pennsylvania State University, and both her M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Thomas Pfaff, Department of Mathematics, came to the School of Humanities and Sciences in 2001. He holds B.S. degrees from both Ithaca College and the State University of New York College at Cortland, and two M.S. degrees and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University.

Michael Richardson, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, joined the faculty in the School of Humanities and Sciences in 1998. He received his A.B. from Stanford University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Department of Politics, joined the School of Humanities and Sciences in 1999. She received a B.S. from the University of Ife, Nigeria; M.S. from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; and Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, England.

Sharon Stansfield, Department of Computer Science, came to the School of Humanities and Sciences in 2000. She received her B.A. from the State University of New York College at Potsdam and her M.S.E. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Hugh Stephenson, Department of Psychology, came to the School of Humanities and Sciences in 1994. He received his B.A. from University College of Dublin, Ireland, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Michael Trotti, Department of History, joined the School of Humanities and Sciences in 1999. He received his B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

John White, Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition, first joined the School of Music in 1983, after which he taught in a series of temporary appointments until being named an assistant professor in 2001. He received his B.M. from the University of Northern Colorado, M.M. from Ithaca College, and Ph.D. from Indiana University Bloomington.