College Announced Promotion and Tenure Decisions
August 1, 2019
The College is pleased to announce the following promotion and tenure decisions by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors at its June 3 meeting. Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure were: Jennifer Bondy, Sociology; Adrienne Ivory, Communication; Nneka Logan, Communication; Yuliya Minkova, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures; Marcus (Cayce) Myers, Communication; Amanda Nelson, Performing Arts; Charles Nichols, Performing Arts; Jennifer Sano-Franchini, English; Andy Scerri, Political Science; Kelly Trogdon, Philosophy; and Ariana Wyatt, Performing Arts. Promoted to the rank of Professor were: Christine Kaestle, Human Development and Family Science; Gary Skaggs, Education; Vinodh Venkatesh, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures; and Laura Zanotti, Political Science. Matthew Komelski, Human Development and Family Science, was promoted to Advanced Instructor. The following were promoted to Senior Instructor: Jennifer Barton, English; Edward Lautenschlager, English; Brandi Quesenberry, Communication; Vanessa Ruccolo, English; and Ila Schepisi, Human Development and Family Science. Brandy Faulkner, Political Science, and Courtney Thomas, Political Science, were promoted to Collegiate Assistant Professor. Suchitra Samanta was promoted to Collegiate Associate Professor. John Gratto, Education, received promotion to Clinical Associate Professor, and Carol Cash, Education, was promoted to Clinical Professor.