Eighteen faculty members at the College of Business earned promotions for the 2022-23 academic year. These promotions for University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty go into effect August 1.
“This year we had the largest group of promotion and tenure cases in the college's history," said Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean and professor of finance. "This reflects the significant hiring we've done over the last six to seven years and the priority placed upon fostering faculty success."
The faculty members who have been promoted in academic rank or awarded tenure represent five academic departments. Four earned full professorships. Deb Cosgrove became the first in the college's history to be promoted to full professor of practice.
"Our strategic goals focus on encouraging impactful research, transformational learning through excellent teaching, and strong connections to stakeholders through service. We achieve these goals by promoting faculty members who excel in these areas," said Janet Near, associate dean of faculty and research, Howard L. Hawks Chair in Business Ethics and Leadership and professor of management.
The review process includes five levels of internal review from the academic department level to the university's Executive Vice Chancellor. According to Near, external reviewers also evaluate the national prominence of faculty based on research such as quality and quantity of publications; teaching including publishing textbooks and cases as well as teaching presentations; and service to the college, university and the profession through committee service, journal editorial boards and more.
"These educators and scholars are remarkable leaders on campus and in their fields," said Farrell. "Through their strong work ethic, commitment to transformational teaching and impactful research, our recently promoted faculty lead the future of business education."
Promoted faculty include:
Promoted to Full Professor from Associate Professor
Promoted to Associate Professor and Granted Tenure
Promoted to Full Professor of Practice from Associate Professor of Practice
Promoted to Associate Professor of Practice from Assistant Professor of Practice
Read the Nebraska Today story on promotion and tenure