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The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved the following promotions, tenure and continued appointments:
Promotion to associate professor with tenure: Abiola Akanmu, Myers-Lawson School of Construction; Paul Avey, political science; Xianming (David) Bai, materials science and engineering; Diana Bairaktarova, engineering education; Michael Bortner, chemical engineering; Aaron Brantly, political science; Katharine Cleland, English; Charles Dye, School of Performing Arts; Erica Feuerbacher, animal and poultry sciences; Matthew Hebdon, civil and environmental engineering; Erin Hopkins, apparel, housing and resource management; Haibo Huang, food science and technology; Jingjing (Jing) Huang, accounting and information systems; Richard Hunt, management; Farrokh Jazizadeh Karimi, civil and environmental engineering; Caitlin Jewitt, political science; Vasileios (Vassilis) Kekatos, electrical and computer engineering; Shihoko Kojima, biological sciences; Vivica Kraak, human nutrition, foods and exercise; Feng Lin, chemistry; Richard Masters, School of Performing Arts; Nicholas Mayhall, chemistry; Na Meng, computer science; Reza Mirzaeifar, mechanical engineering; Daniel Orr, mathematics; Richard Phillips, modern and classical languages and literatures; Ryan Pollyea, geosciences; Ashley Reed, English; Todd Schenk, School of Public and International Affairs; Hannah Scherer, agricultural, leadership and community education; Maria Sharakhova, entomology; Earl (Tripp) Shealy, civil and environmental engineering; Carolyn Shivers, human development and family science; Daniel Slade, biochemistry; Stephanie Smith, communication; Sarah Stamps, geosciences; Sally Taylor, entomology; and Lee Vinsel, science, technology and society.
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