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Faculty Earn “Professor” Status

RALEIGH, N.C. (July 23, 2019) – Ninety Wake Tech faculty members earned promotions as part of the college’s faculty rank system this year. The college established the faculty rank system in 2014 as a way to reward excellence – and to attract and retain the most effective educators.

Among those achieving a new rank, 48 were named assistant professor, 27 were named associate professor, 13 were named professor, and two were named senior professor. Each will receive a special ceremonial cord to be worn with formal regalia at graduations and other academic events.

Promotion is determined through a rigorous set of criteria, including advanced academic credentials, innovative teaching strategies, leadership, and community service, along with faculty members’ Applied Benchmarking initiatives. Applied Benchmarking is Wake Tech’s continuous improvement process in which employees are required to find best practices at other institutions and apply those practices at Wake Tech.

In addition to the above criteria, rank requires tenure at the college. Assistant professors must have completed three years of full-time teaching at Wake Tech, while senior professors certify that they’ve taught at least 12 years at Wake Tech.

Congratulations to:

Senior Professor

Geeta Shah Business Administration
Denise Wetli Mathematics and Physics


Elizabeth Castellow Foreign Languages and Fine Arts
Jimmie Chilton Mathematics and Physics
Lori Dees English
Geoffrey Harris Humanities
Mandy Kelly English
Andrea Bachi Interior Design
Seth McElvaney Mathematics and Physics
Meghan McIntrye Mathematics and Physics
Analemma  Mckee-Schwenke Mathematics and Physics
Wanda McNeil Johnson Imaging
Joy Minster Mathematics and Physics
Mary Rowland Communication and Theatre
Patrick Williams English

Associate Professor

Phyllis Allen Academic Foundations
Amin Asfari Criminal Justice
Patricia Averre Nursing
Tom Aydlett Mathematics and Physics
Ethel Campbell Dental Hygiene
Carrie Carreño-Zingaro Individualized Learning Center
Nicolas D'Agata Web Technologies, Advertising, and Graphic Design
Tyler Dockery Web Technologies, Advertising, and Graphic Design
Shahrzad Emadi Individualized Learning Center
Julie Greenberg Foreign Languages and Fine Arts
Deborah Lane Nursing
Brandie Littlefield Life Sciences
Delia Lofton Imaging
Deborah Mills Mathematics and Physics
Jeff Myers Business Administration
Ashley Parrott Academic Foundations
Dennis Porch Communication and Theatre
Lorraine Powers Business Administration
Thomas Rankin Business Administration
Thomas Riley Humanities
Candice Roberts Life Sciences
Traci Rowe Communication and Theatre
Mary Staton Life Sciences
Ken Turner Simulation and Game Development
Gina Valentine Nursing
Elizabeth Welch English
Malorie Winters Mathematics and Physics

Assistant Professor

Benjamin Allen Humanities
Stacey Auman Mathematics and Physics
Alain Ayangma Mathematics and Physics
Stacy Barnes First Year Academy
Briana Blount Mathematics and Physics
Sarah Boone English
Charlotte Boyd Cosmetology
Ian Brown Physical Sciences
Brandon Burford English
Suya Campos Rosa Hospitality Management
Mary Christie Life Sciences
Bethany Corley Mathematics and Physics
George Cox Simulation and Game Development
Justin Eatmon English
Aisha Eskandari Simulation and Game Development
Elena Fleggas English
Tiffany Grovenstein Social Sciences
Joseph Haigler Humanities
Laura (Allison) Harrell English
Monique Harris English
April Harrison Mathematics and Physics
Dawn Harvel Human Services Technologies
Patricia Hathaway Network and Computer Technologies
Julia Hayes Network and Computer Technologies
Sarah Horstman Mathematics and Physics
Laveshia Johnson Nursing
Brenda Jones Social Sciences
Robert Knox Physical Sciences
Jason Lapeze English
Suzanne Leone Civil Engineering Technologies
Lisa Martin English
Kerri Mercer Communication and Theatre
Mindy Miller-Kittrell Life Sciences
Melanie Morgan English
Carla Osborne Web Technologies, Advertising, and Graphic Design
MaryGrace Paden English
Stephanie Peace English
Abigail Reiter Social Sciences
Bryan Rufener Communication and Theatre
Gustavo Sa Mathematics and Physics
Neal Stidham English
Melessia Todd Life Sciences
Michael Traylor Mathematics and Physics
Patricia Van Brunt Mathematics and Physics
Kelly Vetter Mathematics and Physics
Ashley Wagner Imaging
Barbara Warner Network and Computer Technologies
Erin Wedehase English
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