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Lander University Announces New Faculty Tenures and Promotions for the 2021/22 Academic Year

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Lander University announces the tenures and promotions of faculty members for the academic year of 2021-22. From left to right in the top row: Dr. Sean Barnette, Lindsey Bowen, Dr. Michael Brizek and Dr. Dori Dahlberg. Second row: Dr. Ryan Floyd, Dr. Kerry Hansknecht, Dr. Carol Hoyle and Dr. Peggy Johnson. Third Row: Ashley Lee, Elizabeth McDonald, Starlyn McGee-Anderson and Dr. Chuck Neufeld. Bottom row: Dr. Mark Pilgrim and Elizabeth Snipes-Rochester.

The Provost and University Tenure and Promotions Committee at Lander University have announced the decision to promote and/or grant tenure to outstanding members of the Lander University faculty for the upcoming 2021/22 academic year. Tenure and promotions are awarded to those members of faculty who have demonstrated themselves to be effective professors, skilled researchers and valued members of the University community.

Awarded tenure is Dr. Dori Dahlberg, assistant professor of nursing, of the William Preston Turner School of Nursing.

Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, with tenure, are Dr. Carol Hoyle, of the Department of Teacher Education; and Dr. Peggy Johnson, of the College of Business.

Promoted to Senior Instructor is Lindsey Bowen, of the Department of Biology.

Promoted to Senior Lecturer are Elizabeth McDonald, of the Department of Biology; and Starlyn McGee-Anderson, of the Department of English and Foreign Languages.

Promoted to the rank of Professor are Dr. Sean Barnette, of the Department of English and Foreign Languages; Dr. Michael Brizek, of the College of Business; Dr. Ryan Floyd, of the Department of History and Philosophy; Dr. Kerry Hansknecht, of the Department of Biology; Dr. Mark Pilgrim, of the Department of Biology; Dr. Chuck Neufeld, of the Department of Music; and Elizabeth Snipes-Rochester, of the Department of Art.

Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor is Ashley Lee, of the William Preston School of Nursing.

Founded in 1872, Lander University is a 4-year public university located in Greenwood, S.C. A co-ed institution, Lander serves more than 3,500 students seeking bachelor's and master's-level degrees. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the University offers more than 80 areas of study in the liberal arts and sciences. To learn more about Lander, go online to