The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of four Purdue University North Central faculty members. These promotions become effective with the start of the 2015 -2016 academic year in August.
“We are proud to have these dedicated professionals as members of our PNC faculty,” said Purdue North Central Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. “These talented educators have dedicated their careers to sharing their knowledge and experience with their students, encouraging them to learn, explore and grow. It is my honor to announce the promotion of these outstanding faculty members.”
Academic tenure is acquired on promotion to the rank of associate professor. Candidates promoted to this rank have accumulated a record of accomplishment as a faculty member and show promise of continued professional growth and recognition.
Faculty members promoted to full professor have achieved a significant record in all three areas of accomplishments: Learning, Discovery and Engagement. In addition, they have gained national and international reputations in their disciplines.
Those promoted are:
Dr. Jane Rose to professor of English. She earned her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. from Purdue University.
Dr. Heather Fielding to associate professor of English. Fielding holds a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Brown University.
Dr. Jean Jiang to associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology. She has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Southeast University, P.R. China, and a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico.
Dr. Shengyong Zhang to associate professor of Mechanical Engineering. He earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Southeast University, P.R. China and his Ph.D. from the University of Louisville.