PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (June 22, 2020) – Seven West Virginia University at Parkersburg faculty members have been selected for promotions ahead of the 2020-2021 academic year. The promotions are effective August 10.
Three faculty members earned the rank of full professor, three more received promotions to associate professor, and one was promoted to assistant professor.
Promoted to Professor
• Dr. Jared Gump, Physics
• Dr. Sandra Kolankiewicz, English
• Dr. Larry Muller, Business Administration
Promoted to Associate Professor
• Dr. Mary Beth Held, Communication Studies
• Thomas Riddle, Mathematics
• Andrew Rochus, Sociology
Promoted to Assistant Professor
• Kaitlin Life, Mathematics
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.
“We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication that each of the faculty promoted this year have put in to achieve this important academic and career milestone,” said Chad Crumbaker, Provost, WVU Parkersburg. “The contributions each of them have made to the success of our students cannot be overstated and is being recognized after review by their faculty colleagues and the institution as a whole based on their academic and professional activities over the past several years.”