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Eberly College of Science tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2024

10 June 2024

Twenty tenured and tenure-line faculty members in the Eberly College of Science have received academic promotions, effective July 1, 2024.

The college’s nontenure-line faculty promotions have also been announced.

The following individuals have been promoted to professor:

  • Cui-zu Chang, professor of physics, Department of Physics
  • Joseph A. Cotruvo, professor of chemistry, Department of Chemistry
  • Rebekah I. Dawson-Rigas, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Donghui Jeong, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Qunhua Li, professor of statistics, Department of Statistics
  • Yingwei Mao, professor of biology, Department of Biology, Eberly College of Science
  • Kohta Murase, professor of physics and of astronomy & astrophysics, Department of Physics
  • Michael Schweinberger, professor of statistics, Department of Statistics
  • Sarah E. Shandera, professor of physics, Department of Physics
  • Bharath KK. Sriperumbudur, professor of statistics, Department of Statistics
  • Moriah L. Szpara, professor of biology, Department of Biology
  • Emily E. Weinert, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Lauren D. Zarzar, professor of chemistry, Department of Chemistry

The following individuals have been promoted to associate professor:

  • Maria del Carmen Carmona Benitez, associate professor of physics, Department of Physics
  • Elizabeth A. Elacqua, associate professor of chemistry, Department of Chemistry
  • Joyce Jose, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • David Radice, associate professor of physics, Department of Physics
  • Alexey Silakov, associate professor of chemistry, Department of Chemistry
  • Linda B. Westrick, associate professor of mathematics, Department of Mathematics
  • Stephanie Wissel, associate professor of physics and of astronomy & astrophysics, Department of Physics

See the full list of Penn State’s academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members here.