Nine West Virginia University at Parkersburg faculty members have been selected for promotions ahead of the 2019-2020 academic year. The promotions are effective Aug. 12.
Two faculty members earned the rank of full professor, five more received promotions to associate professor, and two were promoted to assistant professor.
Aaron Crites – promoted to professor of history
David Thompson – promoted to professor of psychology
Chad Crumbaker, J.D. – promoted to associate professor of legal studies
Joel Farkas – promoted to associate professor of biology
Holly Martin – promoted to associate professor of biology
Gerald Rowley – promoted to associate professor of electricity & instrumentation
Gary Thompson – promoted to associate professor of computer science
William Channell – promoted to assistant professor of chemical & polymer operator technology
Craig Giffin – promoted to assistant professor of industrial maintenance
To receive a promotion in rank, a faculty member must have demonstrated significant contributions in the areas of teaching and service to students, professional growth and development, and service to the institution and community.
“The faculty are vital to the success of students in every classroom,” said Chad Crumbaker, provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs, WVU Parkersburg. “Those promoted this year represent programs from all across WVU Parkersburg. We are proud of their hard work and look forward to their continuing contributions in serving our community and our students.”